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RNLI thirsty for public’s support as H2Only challenge is launched

This September, the RNLI is challenging people in Ireland to give up all drinks except water for 10 days to raise vital funds for the lifesaving charity.   No tea. No coffee. No fizzy drinks. No wine. No beer. No orange juice. Just water for 10 tough days.   The H2Only challenge runs from 5pm on Tuesday 13 September to 5pm on Friday 23 September, with participants giving up the

Castletownbere RNLI Lifeboat rescues lone yachtsman in storm

Castletownbere RNLI lifeboat spends over 12 hours at sea rescuing a yacht  which had become demasted in storm force conditions.   The Castletownbere lifeboat, the Annette Hutton, was launched early this morning (Saturday 20th August 2016) when Valentia Coastguard Radio requested assistance to a yacht in difficulties forty five miles south of Mizen head in West Cork. The eight metre yacht, with one person on board, had left the Azores

Irish Coast Guard and RNLI urge people to ‘Respect the Water’ this Bank Holiday weekend

THE Irish Coast Guard and the RNLI, the charity that saves lives at sea, have issued a joint call urging people to be vigilant and take care in and on the water or along the coastline this bank holiday weekend.  With the school holidays and good weather it has been a busy time for the search and rescue agencies and this bank holiday weekend, the two organisations have cautioned people

RNLI Sea Sunday in aid of Union Hall RNLI Life Boat

THE third annual RNLI Sea Sunday in aid of Union Hall Life Boat will take place on Sunday 31st July. There will be family fun from 2.30 till 5.30 on Union Hall pier. Mike O’Sullivan will be joining us to talk about the recent rebuild of our Massey Ferguson 135 tractor. Mike will also be available for questions throughout the afternoon.

RNLI Respect the Water campaign targets accidental drowning along the coast as 23 people a year lose their lives

The RNLI today launches its annual national drowning prevention campaign, Respect the Water, and this year the charity is warning the public to watch out for key dangers that can catch people out in or near water. The campaign which will run throughout the summer months comes a week after the RNLI, the Coast Guard and Irish Water Safety issued a joint statement advising caution to those engaged in recreational

It’s all about safety at Scoil Náisiúnta Rae na Scríne

SCOIL Náisiúnta Rae na Scríne near Rosscarbery invites people from the community into our school to share their experiences and knowledge with the students. Monday 25th January, John Kearney from the Baltimore RNLI (Royal National Lifeboat Institution) and Ann Deasy from Union Hall RNLI came to visit us.

West Cork RNLI lifeboats launched more than 100 times in 2015

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

FIVE rescued from speedboat off Old Head of Kinsale

THE Courtmacsherry all weather RNLI Lifeboat was called out at 6.40 pm yesterday evening (Monday) to go to the immediate aid of a 22 ft speedboat that got into difficulties and was taking in water off the Inner Barrell Rocks near the Old Head of Kinsale.

Union Hall RNLI in late night search after flare sighting

VOLUNTEER lifeboat crew with Union Hall RNLI launched last Thursday night after a member of the public spotted a flare in the West Galley Head area and raised the alarm.  Valentia Coast Guard tasked Union Hall RNLI at 10.15pm with the lifeboat launching seven minutes later.  Also involved in the search was the Rescue 117 Coast Guard Helicopter and Castlefreake Coast Guard Unit.

Kinsale RNLI raft race this August Bank Holiday

CELEBRITY chef Martin Shanahan is promising a ‘party on the pier’ in Kinsale this Bank Holiday Saturday 1st August for the Kinsale RNLI Raft Race.  Up to 30 rafts will take part in the race, starting at the Bulman Bar in Summercove at 5pm and finishing at the main slip by Kinsale pier between 5.30pm and 6pm.

RNLI “Hope in the Great War” exhibition visits Cork

Camden Fort Meagher, Crosshaven is proud to have been chosen as the only location in Ireland to host the RNLI “Hope in the Great War” exhibition in 2015! The exhibit is an ideal way for families and young children to learn about the astounding work of RNLI volunteers during the First World War and is open to the public each Saturday & Sunday throughout the month of July.

RNLI honours contribution of West Cork volunteers at annual awards

THE RNLI held its Annual Presentation of Awards at the Guinness Storehouse in Dublin recently 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. Six of those awards were made to West Cork volunteers from Baltimore, Courtmacsherry, Kinsale and Union Hall.

Three in a row for Union Hall RNLI as they bring 44ft yacht with two onboard to safety

THE volunteer lifeboat crew with Union Hall RNLI had their third callout in a week when launched last Saturday to bring a 44 ft yacht with two crew onboard to safety after it reported engine problems off Galley Head. The crew onboard the yacht raised the alarm with Valentia Coast Guard after they realised they were expiring severe engine trouble and they feared they would not be able to bring

A vintage display for Union Hall RNLI

by Carol Gilbert A SPLENDID display of vintage cars came out in force in support Union Hall RNLI fundraising branch last Sunday.  Main organisers were the Crosshaven Veteran, Vintage and Classic Motor Club with members of a number of other vintage car clubs coming along in support. The group had stayed at the Celtic Ross Hotel, Rosscarbery on Saturday night and headed down to Tragumna, travelled along the Coast Road

Baltimore Lifeboat assists medical evacuation in Roaring Water Bay

THE inshore lifeboat was called to give assistance when a medical emergency occurred on board a 75ft fishing vessel in Roaring Water Bay on 11th December. The two crew on board had been pumping the vessel bilges with a petrol pump when one of them became overcome with fumes and collapsed. The boat which services mussel rafts in the bay was at her moorings at the time.  The casualty was

Courtmac lifeboat rescues stricken fishing vessel

THE Courtmacsherry lifeboat was called out on Sunday morning to go to the aid of a 90ft fishing vessel that had got into difficulties while fishing 35 miles off the coast of Seven Heads in West Cork and sought assistance. The lifeboat with a crew of seven volunteers were underway within minutes and headed to the scene of the casualty which was due south of the Old Head of Kinsale,

Unique fundraising event will see rescuers build their own island cablecar

KERRY Mountain Rescue Team in conjunction with Castletownbere Coast Guard, Castletownbere RNLI and Lehanmore Centre will attempt subject to the weather, to recreate the first ever cable car from Beara peninsula mainland to one of the islands on Saturday 6th September. This will provide an opportunity for a joint training exercise between the Kerry mountain rescue team and Castletownbere coast guard.