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RNLI ARTICLES

St Christopher beached at Clifden for Launch a Memory. Photo: RNLI/Andrew Downes

Sunday 15 May 2022

Clifden RNLI bring new ‘Launch a Memory’ lifeboat St Christopher home

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.

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Monday 14 March 2022

Clogherhead RNLI mechanic Padraig ‘Pops’ Rath retires after 40 years saving lives at sea

It is the end of an era at Clogherhead RNLI as long-serving lifeboat crewmember and station mechanic, Padraig Rath, affectionately known as ‘Pops’ has handed in his pager and officially retired from saving lives at sea

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Wednesday 9 March 2022

Lough Ree RNLI volunteer crew prepare to move into €1m lifeboat station

Following a series of familiarisation and training programmes over the last three weeks the volunteer crew at Lough Ree RNLI is in readiness for the move to its new state of the art boathouse in Coosan later this month.

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Sunday 26 September 2021

Dunmore East RNLI welcomes new €2.4 million Shannon class lifeboat to Waterford

A new addition to lifesaving in the South-East of the country, arrived, when Dunmore East RNLI brought their €2.4 million Shannon class lifeboat to its new home.

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Wednesday 18 August 2021

Dunmore East RNLI prepare to welcome new state of the art Shannon class lifeboat

Preparations are well underway to bring the RNLI’s latest lifeboat for the Irish fleet to its new home at Dunmore East next month. The €2.4 million vessel will be the first Shannon class lifeboat to be based in the south-east.

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Monday 2 August 2021

Three Irish lifeboat crews to receive Gallantry awards for rescue off Hook Head

The RNLI is to present three lifeboat crews in Ireland with gallantry awards for their role in a rescue last October that saved nine lives and prevented a 100-metre cargo vessel, carrying 4,000 tonnes of coal, from hitting rocks at Hook Head.

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Tuesday 9 March 2021

Arklow RNLI mechanic Michael Fitzgerald retires after 40 years dedicated service

Arklow RNLI marked the end of an era when Michael Fitzgerald, the station’s full-time mechanic retired after 40 years of dedicated service to the charity.

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Thursday 31 December 2020

Coxswain Kieran Cotter retires after 45 years with Baltimore RNLI

Wednesday 30 December 2020, marked the end of an era for the Baltimore Lifeboat with the retirement of Coxswain Kieran Cotter after 45 years of service.

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Monday 9 September 2019

Baltimore RNLI mark centenary of the lifeboat station by naming new Atlantic 85 class lifeboat

Baltimore RNLI held a special ceremony which saw the station receive a Vellum (Inscription of thanks from the Institution) marking one hundred years of saving lives at sea and the naming the new Atlantic 85 lifeboat Rita Daphne Smyth.

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Sunday 28 April 2019

End of an era as crowds turn out in Wicklow to bid farewell to the last Tyne

Wicklow RNLI have said goodbye to their beloved lifeboat Annie Blaker, the last Tyne Class lifeboat in the RNLI’s fleet.

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