FIGURES just released by the RNLI show that West Cork’s six RNLI lifeboats were launched 104 times in 2015 assisting and rescuing 125 people in the process. In what was a very busy year the Baltimore all-weather lifeboat saw the most launches with a total of 25 while the new Union Hall inshore lifeboat which is currently under assessment by the RNLI proved to be a valuable asset launching 17
RNLI honours West Cork volunteers at awards ceremony in Farmleigh as charity celebrates 190th anniversary
THE RNLI annual presentation of awards took place recently at Farmleigh House in the Phoenix Park. It was a special occasion as it also marked the 190th anniversary of the charity that saves lives at sea and on inland waters. The awards recognise fundraising and operational volunteers from across Ireland for their role in raising funds and awareness for the RNLI and in doing so supporting the volunteer lifeboat crews
AT Keelbeg Pier in Union Hall, RNLI lifeboat supporters Liam Deasy (5) and Adam Limrick (5) have their Yellow Wellies on in support of the Mayday fundraising drive ahead of the arrival of the new B Class Atlantic 75 inshore lifeboat in July.
THE RNLI is calling on the public to “give it some welly” and support Mayday, the charity’s upcoming fundraising campaign in West Cork. People are being asked to buy and wear a yellow welly pin badge or keyring or to hold a welly themed event to raise funds for Irish lifeboats.
by Ann Mooney, Southern Correspondent, The Irish Sun A KAYAKER who rescued a swimmer trying to get help for his two pals who were drowning asked not to be called a hero yesterday. But Mark O’Mahony’s efforts to save the three men whose small dinghy capsized and sank were heroic as he managed to execute the rescue of one swimmer using a broken paddle to reach the distressed
WITH the poor weather, the RNLI is calling on people to put their wellies to good use and support their forthcoming Mayday appeal. The charity that saves lives at sea is asking the public to hold or support a welly themed fundraising event or buy a special yellow welly RNLI Mayday key-ring to raise funds for the lifeboat service which has seven lifeboat stations in Cork. The RNLI Mayday
WEST Cork’s four lifeboats were called to action 76 times in 2011 rescuing 80 people in the process, figures released by the RNLI confirmed today. The busiest boats in the region were the Baltimore lifeboat which was launched 22 times with 33 rescued, and Kinsale also launched 22 times with 23 rescued. Courtmacsherry was called out 21 times rescuing 22 people and Castletownbere attended 11 times with 2 rescued.