Dun Laoghaire RNLI to host Open Day this Sunday

Lifeboats News Release

Dun Laoghaire RNLI will welcome visitors to the station's annual open day this weekend.

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Stormy Sam with Damien Payne at Dun Laoghaire

Dun Laoghaire RNLI volunteers will welcome locals and visitors alike to the station on Sunday 21 July, for the annual open day.

Members of the public will get an opportunity to see some of the fantastic volunteer crew members up close and personal, possibly wearing their iconic yellow wellies.

Starting at 1pm, the main lifeboat station beside the Carlisle Pier will be open for tours of Anna Livia the all-weather lifeboat.

At the East Pier, the inshore lifeboat Realt Na Mara will be on display at the old boathouse beside Rogan’s Slipway and visitors will see this smaller but highly flexible rescue craft.

The RNLI lifeboat station Open Day is a family-oriented event suitable for all age groups and souvenirs in support of the charitable work of the RNLI will be on sale in the station shop throughout the afternoon.

Special guests will be visiting the RNLI station during the afternoon including Stormy Stan & The Dalkey Ukulele Klub.

Stephen Wynne, Dun Laoghaire RNLI Lifeboat Operations Manager said: ‘We are delighted to welcome everyone to inspect the lifeboats and meet the volunteer crew members and get an insight to what they do!’


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The RNLI charity saves lives at sea. Its volunteers provide a 24-hour search and rescue service around Ireland and the UK. The RNLI operates 46 lifeboat stations in Ireland. The RNLI is independent of government and depends on voluntary donations and legacies to maintain its rescue service. Since the RNLI was founded in 1824, the charity has saved over 142,200 lives.

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Stormy Sam inside the RNLI shop at Dun Laoghaire

Key facts about the RNLI

The RNLI charity saves lives at sea. Its volunteers provide a 24-hour search and rescue service around the United Kingdom and Republic of Ireland coasts. The RNLI operates over 238 lifeboat stations in the UK and Ireland and more than 240 lifeguard units on beaches around the UK and Channel Islands. The RNLI is independent of Coastguard and government and depends on voluntary donations and legacies to maintain its rescue service. Since the RNLI was founded in 1824, its lifeboat crews and lifeguards have saved over 142,700 lives.

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