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  • Rescued in the
    nick of time

    Out for an afternoon dip, a swimmer suddenly realised he couldn't swim back to shore against the tide and strong currents.

    Exhausted and struggling to stay afloat, he was plucked from the water and into a scramble net by Wicklow lifeboat crew.

    More on this dramatic rescue
    Side shot of Wicklow’s Tyne class lifeboat as she heads into the sun which is breaking through the clouds
  • On your marks, Antlers on,

    The festive season is almost upon us. Which means it's Reindeer Run time!

    Every year Rookie the Reindeer herds as many people as he can to help raise some doe for our lifesaving service.

    Are you up for some festive family fun?

    Run with Rookie!
    Lifeboat volunteers join Rookie the Reindeer for Dublin’s annual Reindeer Run
Rescued in the
nick of time
More on this dramatic rescue

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Help fund nine new Shannon class lifeboats

It's vital that we replace nine all-weather lifeboats. 

Help us make it home safely.


Where does your money go?

Where does your money go pie chart 83p/83c

in every pound/euro donated goes to the rescue service


in every pound/euro donated is reinvested to generate more funds.


Bridlington and Flamborough lifeboats help other emergency services after helicopter crash

16 September 2014

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Shorething! for 7–14 year olds

The place to go for activities, games and our Storm Force club for young people.

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