Swims and dips cheques presented

By Dan Walsh Fundraising for the lifeboats is a popular activity around Christmas and the generosity of coastline supporter has been reflected in the presentation of cheques at Fethard-on-Sea and Kilmore Quay recently. Hooked on Swimming’s ’12 Swims of Christmas’ raised €15,260 for Fethard-on-Sea RNLI with a little help from their friends. The funds wereContinue reading “Swims and dips cheques presented”

RNLI volunteers ready for Christmas

By Dan Walsh Volunteer lifeboat crews with the RNLI (Royal National Lifeboat Institution) are ready to sacrifice time with their loved ones over Christmas to save lives on the water, so please consider their Christmas fundraising appeal. There is an amazing story at Kilmore Quay where one dedicated family has four members involved in theContinue reading “RNLI volunteers ready for Christmas”

3 rescued after yacht engine failed

By Dan Walsh Three people were rescued by Kilmore Quay RNLI this morning (Monday) after their becalmed yacht experienced engine failure 30 miles off the Wexford coast. The call came via a request from the Irish Coast Guard shortly after 9am. Weather conditions at the time were fair, with some fog, light winds and calmContinue reading “3 rescued after yacht engine failed”

175 years of service at Kilmore Quay Lifeboat Station

By Dan Walsh This summer marks 175 years since a lifeboat service was first established in Kilmore Quay and the distinguished occasion will be celebrated with an exhibition curated by local author and historian, John Power, this weekend on Saturday and Sunday in the Stella Maris Centre, Kilmore Quay. In 1846 the Royal National LifeboatContinue reading “175 years of service at Kilmore Quay Lifeboat Station”

Two launches by Kilmore Quay lifeboat

By Dan Walsh Kilmore Quay RNLI were called in the early hours of Saturday to assist a lone sailor whose yacht had run aground just outside Kilmore Quay harbour, having also launched the previous afternoon to assist two people whose yacht experienced engine failure. The volunteer crew were requested to launch their all-weather Tamar classContinue reading “Two launches by Kilmore Quay lifeboat”

Three rescued off south Wexford coast

By Dan Walsh Three young people onboard a four-metre RIB that suffered engine failure and was drifting on the tide approximately one mile south of the Great Saltee Island were rescued by Kilmore Quay RNLI last night. The volunteer crew were requested to launch their all-weather Tamar class lifeboat, Killarney, by the Irish Coast Guard atContinue reading “Three rescued off south Wexford coast”

Injured yachtsman brought to safety

By Dan Walsh Kilmore Quay RNLI assisted a 40ft yacht with an injured crew member on board 20 nautical miles off the Wexford coast and towed the vessel to Kilmore Quay. The call was requested by the Irish Coast Guard at 4pm on Friday. One of the two crew on board the ketch had sustainedContinue reading “Injured yachtsman brought to safety”

All safe and well in Saltee Islands rescue

By Dan Walsh Kilmore Quay RNLI responded to two separate requests from the Irish Coast Guard for assistance to pleasure crafts in the vicinity of the Saltee Islands on Easter Saturday. The volunteer crew were requested to launch their all-weather Tamar class lifeboat Killarney, by the Irish Coast Guard at 3.07pm on Saturday to assist inContinue reading “All safe and well in Saltee Islands rescue”

Tommy (11) swims for Kilmore Quay RNLI

By Dan Walsh Eleven-year-old Tommy Kehoe was one of approximately sixty swimmers who completed the fundraising challenge, 20 Dips in December, on the Little Beach in Kilmore Quay on New Year’s Eve in aid of Kilmore Quay RNLI. Tommy alone has so far raised €1,140. A brilliant achievement for this young man. It is estimatedContinue reading “Tommy (11) swims for Kilmore Quay RNLI”

Kilmore and Rosslare feature on BBC 2

By Dan Walsh Volunteer RNLI lifeboat crews from Kilmore Quay, Rosslare Harbour and Dunmore East will feature in the popular BBC 2 television series Saving Lives at Sea on Tuesday, October 12th. Real life rescue footage gives a frontline view of how the charity’s lifesavers risk their own lives as they go to the aidContinue reading “Kilmore and Rosslare feature on BBC 2”