Situated in the stunning area of Donegal Bay, Bundoran
Lifeboat Station has provided search and rescue cover for over 20 years.
"Only two sailors, in my
experience, never ran aground. One never left port and the other was an
atrocious liar." (Don Bamford)
The station operates an inshore B class Atlantic 85 lifeboat.
B - 834 ' William Henry Liddington '
News and Events:
Bundoran Lifeboat Soapbox Race
Following its successful
inaugural run in 2012, the Bundoran Lifeboat Soapbox Race returns for its second
year on Sunday the 2nd of June, at Astoria Road in Bundoran where
last year’s winner Ogie O’Kelly will be fighting hard to retain his title!
The event this year will be run
as part of the RNLI’s national Mayday fundraising campaign which is proudly
supported by John West, and promises all the thrills and excitement experienced
last year by over 2000 people gathered on Astoria Road on the June Bank Holiday
Sunday. Once again soapbox enthusiasts from all over the country will be taking
part with significant interest already from competitors both near and far.
Registration is now open for the event and it’s expected that the competition
will be fierce on the day.
Here it is - fantastic production
from Conor at CMP Ireland. Footage of the first ever Bundoran Lifeboat Soapbox
RNLI Station to Station Challenge 2013
Two men who tasked themselves
with the challenge of getting from Bundoran Lifeboat Station to Arranmore Island
Lifeboat Station completed the job in just under 12 hours on Saturday (April 6).
(read full story)
Presentation to Norman on his
Lifeboat Operations Manager for
Bundoran RNLI presents Norman Kee with a memento of his time with the lifeboat,
at the annual dinner dance, to mark his retirement from the service.
New Lifejackets for Lifeboat
The volunteer crews of
Bundoran RNLI Lifeboat and Arranmore RNLI Lifeboat this week took delivery of
their brand new stock of lifejackets from RNLI Training Divisional Inspector
Owen Medland. (Click for full story)
After 43 years working with
the ESB, Ballyshannon’s Brendan “Mannix” Gallagher held his retirement party
on Friday night (30 November) at the Allingham Arms in Bundoran but opted
not for presents for himself but donations to Bundoran RNLI Lifeboat. Read Full Story
Accidents At Sea
In the event of vessels or individuals
getting into difficulties in Irish waters, the Irish Coast Guard
is the service responsible for the initiation and co-ordination
of search and rescue operations. The Coast Guard also
co-ordinates the response to persons at risk of death or injury
on the cliffs or shoreline of the Republic of Ireland.
Search and rescue operations are
co-ordinated from one of the three Coast Guard rescue centres at
Dublin, Valentia and Malin Head.
Depending on the gravity of the situation
the Coast Guard will deploy Coast Guard helicopters, RNLI
lifeboats, Coast Guard Units and Community Rescue boats. If
required, additional resources will be requested from the naval
service, Air Corps, vessels at sea, Garda Water Unit, air
traffic services, fire brigade and Civil Defence.
What to do in
the event of an emergency.
notice that somebody is in difficulty in the water (e.g. sea,
river, lake, or cliffs), dial 999 or 112 and ask for the Coast
Guard. The service is free. Please do not leave it for another
person to call.