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The fifth annual Atlantic Lifeboat Swim is taking place on Saturday July 1 starting at Rinville Pier in Oranmore.
The volunteer lifeboat crew welcomed University of Galway’s Prof Dara Byrne, Philip Parakal Augusthinose and Mike Smith to the station on Thursday last to see at first hand how the RNLI station operates and how clinical simulation can enhance casualty care and first aid training.
Lough Ree RNLI marked a significant milestone on Monday last, October 17, when a cheque for €100,000 was presented to the RNLI as the local community contribution to the overall €1.2 million cost of the new lifeboat station on a site donated by the Inland Waterways Association of Ireland.
As it celebrates its 10th anniversary, volunteers at Lough Ree RNLI will host a dual celebration at Coosan Point at 2pm on Saturday, June 11, when the charity’s new state-of-the-art lifeboat station will be officially opened.
During a busy first month at the new lifeboat station at Coosan Point volunteer crew guided visitors from near and far through the state of the art facility in the first public tours of the base, the panoramic view from the new training room giving a new aspect of Lough Ree to the visitors.
Clifden RNLI’s new all-weather Shannon class lifeboat arrived to an emotional welcome from crowds gathered in the Connemara community to see it complete its week-long voyage home from the charity’s All Weather lifeboat centre in Poole. The lifesaving vessel is the first ‘Launch a Memory’ lifeboat to be put on service in Ireland. The St. Christopher carries the names of over 10,000 people on its hull, which were put there by members of the public through a special ‘in memory’ fundraising initiative for the charity.
A new all-weather RNLI Shannon class lifeboat is on its way home to its permanent base at Clifden where it will save lives off the choppy west coast of Connemara. The lifeboat is a special one in the Irish fleet as it carries the names of over 10,000 people onboard, put there by members of the public through a special fundraising initiative which was run by the search and rescue charity back in 2020.
The Mayo Mountain Rescue Team (MMRT) had a busy week with four different call-outs for their assistance since last Friday, March 18.
The Aran Islands volunteer lifeboat crew were requested by the Irish Coast Guard to launch their All-Weather Severn Lifeboat on Monday afternoon to help an angling boat.
Clifden RNLI in rescue of four kayakers off Inishark