Team News









28 June 2009

Some members of the team gave a helping hand to the Dunmore East unit, assisting with safety patrols & traffic control. No incidents to report from what was a very busy day in the village. When it was all over, volunteers were treated to some fantastic food in The Spinnaker.

27 June 2009

The event for the Festival of Food in Dunmore East was a great success. Our unit demonstrated climbing, walking casualty and stretcher recovery, Dunmore East unit had some boat activities and EI-SAR did several manouvers to impress the crowd. Many thanks to Jim, Joan & co in Dunmore for the invitation.

23 June 2009

The team travelled to Dunmore East for training this evening in preparation for a demonstration climb, walking casualty and stretcher recovery during the Festival of Food this coming weekend. The session went well and everyone is looking forward to the demo, the location of which will be on the cliff at the north side of the strand.

20 June 2009

The team assisted the Dunmore East unit in marshalling the triathlon. Members crewed boats and manned the shoreline on safety patrol. The event passed without incident. We will be working with Dunmore again in the coming weeks.

4 June 2009

Website received facelift. Hope you like it.

2 June 2009

The unit went to St. Ursula's Primary School in Waterford to give a talk about safety on the water. The talk included what we do, water safety at the beach and in the home & what to do in an emergency. We also demonstrated the use of some our cliff rescue equipment. The exercise was enjoyed by pupils and teachers alike.

18 May 2009

The unit provided an information evening for the scouts in Butlerstown. We covered items such as what we do, knots and ropework, water safety & what to do in an emergency. There was also an appearance of the rescue helicopter as the crew of EI-SAR took a few minutes from their routine exercise to provide a fly-by. The exercise was enjoyed by all.

1 May 2009

Training will now switch to Tuesday evenings for the summer, beginning Tuesday 12 May, 18.45 sharp.

18 April 2009

Incident #370/09 Boatstrand.

31 March 2009

Training will now switch to Friday evenings for the summer.

14 March 2009

The unit attended Skyfest in Waterford. We were tasked with safety patrol on the quay along with the Dunmore East Unit for the duration of the event. No incidents to report and everybody enjoyed the show.

30 January 2009

We would like to thank all of the landowners our members encountered in the course of our project. This information is invaluable to us in our training and in our response to an incident.

11 November 2008

Members of the team will be plotting access points to the clifftop between Annestown (Long Beach) and Ballyvoyle Bridge in the coming weeks. We would welcome the help and co-operation of landowners, so if you have land taken or own land in these areas please contact us - We expect to have this survey finished before Christmas.

30 October 2008

Earlier this month, the team received the Marine Ministerial Letter of Appreciation for Meritorious Service for our role in the Pere Charles / Honeydew II incidents of Jan/Feb 2007.  The Letter was received by Seamus and Billy at a ceremony in Dublin Castle.  Congratulations to Jim Griffin, Area Officer, Dunmore East Coast Guard Unit, who was awarded the bronze Marine Medal for Meritorious Service for his role as co-ordinator of the incident at the same ceremony.

Those who received the Marine Ministerial Letter of Appreciation for Meritorious Service were:   Johnny Walsh & Crew, Owner/Skipper FV “Rachael J”, Kinsale;   Dunmore East Irish Coast Guard Unit;  Curracloe Irish Coast Guard Unit;  Rosslare Irish Coast Guard Unit;  Carnsore Point Irish Coast Guard Unit;  Kilmore Quay Irish Coast Guard Unit;  Fethard-on-Sea Irish Coast Guard Unit;  Tramore Irish Coast Guard Unit;   Helvick Head Irish Coast Guard Unit;  Ardmore Irish Coast Guard Unit.

31 August 2008

We had our external climbing and cliff rescue assessment. It was an all day event, with many tired bodies when it was all over. Our examiner, Frank Nolan, went through everything from equipment condition and maintenance records to clifftop setup and climbing ability. A few minor issues aside, we came through unscathed and Frank was pleased to allow us to continue with our cliff rescue efforts. Many thanks to Frank for his time and advice in how to improve and look after what we have in Bonmahon.

7 May 2008

The unit took delivery of a Toyota Hilux.

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