May Bank Holiday Dog Show and Family fun day to benefit Wicklow RNLI Lifeboat Station
Barbara Delahoyde is organising a Dog show at Marlton Stud on the Marlton Road on Bank Holiday Monday 6th May .
There is an entry fee of €2 per class. All proceeds will go to the RNLI.
Class 1 Best Large Dog
Class 2 Best small dog
Class 3 Best dog led by a child
Class 4 Waggiest Tail
Class 5 Best groomed
Class 6 Best Rescued Dog
For details: Contact Barbara at 087 263 0573
The prizes are sponsored by Denis Doyle of Wicklow Veterinary Clinic.
The Wicklow RNLI Fundraising Branch are holding a Family Fun Day to coincide with the dog show. Events will include Face painting , a Wellie throwing Competition , a raffle and a best dressed Wellie competition – so be creative.
The Branch will also be provide tea and coffee
Enquiries: Mary 087 2824430
So come along and enjoy this fun filled afternoon. All events are indoor so don’t mind the weather!
Wicklow RNLI Volunteer Brendan Kavanagh awarded Long Service Medal
Brendan Kavanagh has received the RNLI Long Service Medal for 20 years dedicated service at Wicklow Lifeboat Station. He received the award recently from Station Operations Manager Des Davitt, who thanked him for his dedication and continued commitment to saving lives at sea.
Over the year’s Brendan has been involved in many callouts on both the all - weather lifeboat and as a helm on the inshore lifeboat. He has gained a lot of experience and knowledge in boat handling, which he continues to share with new crewmembers today. The medal acknowledges the dedication and commitment a lifeboat volunteer undertakes to help others, and Brendan is a worthy recipient.
On behalf of all our volunteers at Wicklow RNLI, we take this opportunity to congratulate Brendan and thank with gratitude his family who support him in the background.
Lifeboat crew visit Irish Coast Guard MRCC Dublin (27/3/13)
Members of Wicklow RNLI travelled to Dublin city centre on Wednesday night, to visit the Irish Coast Guard Marine Rescue Co-ordination Centre (MRCC).
The co-ordination centre handles all types of marine radio communications, ranging from pollution incidents, and routine traffic to marine emergencies. It is also provides 24-hour monitoring of VHF and MF marine radio distress frequencies and the 999/112 telephone emergency system.
Wicklow RNLI lifeboat is one of 43 volunteer stations around the coast available to the Irish Coast Guard 24 hours a day, all year round. Ready for immediate launch, to respond to any marine emergency.
The crew at Wicklow have regular radio contact with the centre when they are out on exercise or on a callout.
We would like to thank Station officer Brian Dignam for the tour and the radio officers on watch Paul Brevik, Robbie Evans, Martin Barrington and Frances Lynch.
Remember - If you spot someone in trouble at sea or on the cliffs or coast or even if you 'think' that someone may be in trouble , dial 112/999 and ask for the Coast Guard, or if you are in trouble at sea, call on VHF Channel 16, MF 2182 KHz or use DSC
Wicklow RNLI has rescued four fishermen from a 26m French fishing trawler which got into difficulty in the early hours of this morning (Friday 22 March).
Click here to see video footage from our new helmet camera .
The volunteer lifeboat crew responded rapidly and in severe weather conditions when requested to launch by the Irish Coast Guard at 3.15am.
The Mayday call was to go to the aid of a 120 tonne French fishing trawler, the Bara An Aod, which had suffered engine failure two and a half miles east off Wicklow Head.
The four crew members aboard the French boat had been on a delivery passage from France to Ireland when the vessel got into trouble.
Weather conditions at the time were blowing a strong south easterly force nine gale with torrential rain and a three to four metre breaking swell.
With your help, the RNLI hopes to raise over €100,000 to help our volunteer lifeboat crews to continue to save lives at sea.
From 1-6 May, events will take place across the Republic of Ireland, including promotions on Today FM, one of Ireland’s biggest radio stations. John West, our corporate partner, will also donate prizes for competitions and provide product sampling at some major shopping centres