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Lifeboat crews from Achill RNLI and Ballyglass RNLI took part in the Easter Sunday 1916 centenary commemoration which saw some 700 members of the Irish emergency services taking part in the State parade. Ballyglass RNLI coxswain John Walsh and Achill RNLI second coxswain Dave Curtis joined 50 of the charity’s volunteers and staff who came from lifeboat stations around the Irish coast and inland to parade through Dublin city centre to mark the centenary of the Easter Rising. Dave Curtis carried the RNLI’s flag for the charity in the parade.
Lough Ree RNLI received two calls for assistance over the Easter weekend, as improving weather and brighter evenings herald the start of the boating season.
Lough Ree RNLI lifeboat crew received their first callout of 2016 on Sunday, January 3, when a man living aboard a barge was marooned by a strong river current on the Shannon in Athlone.
Building upon the diversity of arts and culture already catered for at the festival, the Connemara Mussel Festival has launched a poetry competition in which the mussel will be celebrated in verse.
Volunteers from Lough Ree RNLI were called to assist two people on September 30 after their motor cruiser ran aground on a shoal near Green Island on Lough Ree.
Volunteers at Achill Island RNLI joined in the celebrations as long serving crew member Alan Gielty wed wife Maeve Clancy last weekend. The crew kitted out in full lifeboat gear outside St Kevin’s Church in Wicklow to give Alan who has been on the lifeboat crew for 15 years, and his new wife Maeve, a special guard of honour.
The RNLI held its annual presentation of awards at the Guinness Storehouse in Dublin last Saturday where the charity presented 55 awards to volunteers, groups, and businesses from across the country that have made a significant contribution to the RNLI in Ireland.
Lough Ree RNLI lifeboat crew received their first callout of 2015 last Saturday, April18 after a 37 foot hire cruiser ran aground on Wood Shoal, near Lecarrow.
Lough Ree RNLI was the busiest lifeboat station in Ireland last year. According to figures released by the lifeboat charity the crew at Lough Ree launched 69 times in 2014 bringing some 142 people to safety.
The Irish United Nations Veterans Association (IUNVA) made donations amounting to €5,000 at the function, to 10 local charities and organisations, and also distributed food hampers valued at €200 each to 10 other charities in the Athlone, Moate, and Clara areas.