Clogher Head lifeboat appeal

With your support and generosity, Clogher Head Lifeboat Station will have a new, state-of-the-art Shannon class lifeboat that will help them save lives along the coast of Louth, Meath and Dublin.
RNLI Clogher Head Lifeboat Station

Photo: RNLI/Christopher Briggs

Clogher Head’s current lifeboat, the Mersey Class Doris Bleasdale

We need your help to raise €150,000 towards the cost of a new, state-of-the-art Shannon class lifeboat for the crew at Clogher Head Lifeboat Station. Your support will provide a lifeboat that’s safer and faster at reaching those in trouble along the coasts of Louth, Meath and Dublin.

Protecting those in need

Clogher Head crews provide lifesaving cover in an area with a thriving fishing industry. Port Oriel, for example, boasts one of the largest fishing fleets in the country.

Commercial fishing is one of the most hazardous industries, so the need for a faster and more efficient lifeboat here at Clogher Head is great.

A state-of-the-art lifeboat

The station’s current Mersey class all-weather lifeboat, Doris Bleasdale, is now nearing the end of her 25-year operational life.

The Shannon class lifeboat has been designed with the latest technology. Her superior speed, agility and safety helps to protect our crews and those they rescue. With a top speed of 25 knots, she’s almost 50% faster than the lifeboat she replaces.

The majority of the funding for a new Shannon class lifeboat will come from an incredibly generous legacy gift, but please support our appeal to raise €150,000 towards its €2.6M cost.


The visibility from the wheelhouse is second to none. The air conditioning unit creates a pleasant working environment. You’d take this boat any day of the week, and twice on Sunday!
Mark Barnett
Coxswain, Lough Swilly Lifeboat Station


Thank you

On behalf of the volunteer crew members at Clogher Head and everybody at the RNLI, thank you for considering this appeal.

Any funds raised over our €150,000 target will support our wider lifesaving activity in Ireland and the UK.