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Lough Ree RNLI receives first callout for 2015

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.

RNLI receives €500 from IUNVA

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.

Westport to get new coastguard station

Westport is to get a new, state-of-the-art coastguard station, complete with a small museum, next year.

Northwest Connemara needs lighted helipad says Healy

A all-weather lighted helipad in northwest Connemara for Coastguard and Medivac helicopters is vital for successful rescue operations in the region.

Local heroes launch lake rescue

A local Red Cross volunteer crew launched an emergency rescue on Lough Corrib early on Monday morning after a local couple were stranded on the lake overnight when their boat got into difficulty.

Flood damage costs expected to be in the millons

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Cathaoirleach of Mayo County Council Cllr Johnny O’Malley has said he expects the cost of cleaning up and repairing storm and flood damage across the county to be many millions of euro.

Woman seriously injured in Old Head cliff dive accident

A young woman was seriously injured after she struck rocks on Wednesday afternoon while cliff-diving at Maxwell’s Leap at Old Head, near Louisburgh. The Achill Island Lifeboat was dispatched to the scene at 4pm and used the ‘daughter boat’ from the rocks below the cliff to transfer the woman to the main lifeboat before she was airlifted to Mayo General hospital by the Coast Guard helicopter which was dispatched to the scene from Shannon.

Woman seriously injured in Old Head cliff dive accident

A young woman was seriously injured after she struck rocks on Wednesday afternoon while cliff-diving at Maxwell’s Leap at Old Head, near Louisburgh. The Achill Island Lifeboat was dispatched to the scene at 4pm and used the ‘daughter boat’ from the rocks below the cliff to transfer the woman to the main lifeboat before she was airlifted to Mayo General hospital by the Coast Guard helicopter which was dispatched to the scene from Shannon.

Ambulance hoax calls up 660 per cent in six years – O’Mahony

The rise in the number of hoax calls registered by the ambulance service in each of the HSE areas since 2007 has been described as “beyond belief” and a clear indication of the time wasting that is being experienced by the emergency services.

A bataille of festivities for Mayo

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Get ready to experience Mayo’s largest Gathering celebration, In Humbert’s Footsteps, which is set to take place in Kilcummin, Killala, Lahardane and Castlebar from Thursday 15 to Sunday 18 August 2013. With participants coming from France, England, Northern and southern Ireland and further afield, the historical re-enactment of the 1798 invasion of Ireland by French forces under the command of General Humbert promises a host of events for all the family, locals and visitors alike; with many of the events free of charge. Appealing to a general audience, over 10,000 visitors are expected in Mayo for these avant-garde festivities.

 

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