Irish Red Cross volunteer lifeboat crew Archive

Creating Lasting Friendships in Ireland, Christmas 2016

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annual celebrations bring together the community, helping to stave off loneliness and create lasting friendships among people who wouldn’t always have the opportunity to socialise due to health issues, transport difficulties or often because of a sheer lack of confidence.

A Busy Spring for Red Cross Lifeboat Team

The spring months have been a busy time for the Irish Red Cross Corrib Mask Rescue team, with lake and river call-outs in the Galway region. Spring’s stormy weather has created difficult conditions for many people. In February, the team rescued two people near Oughterard who were caught out in a storm.  Whilst  April saw […]

Interview with volunteer James Lafferty

What made you want to volunteer? I was kidnapped in Accra Ghana in October 2007 and held for six Days.  I swore to myself, if I got away, I would do something usefully with my time for charity. There was an advert on Clare FM for volunteers to fundraise for Cahercalla Hospital and in turn […]

Your 90 Days of saving flooded families

5 on Friday – Do more than you thought possible

Meet the Irish Red Cross Sligo Leitrim Mountain Rescue team and read about their dramatic rescue of a woman trapped in a disused mine.

Meet the Irish Red Cross Sligo Leitrim Mountain Rescue team and read about their dramatic rescue of a woman trapped in a disused mine.

May 13th – 19th is National Volunteer Week 2013, to celebrate the Irish Red Cross is sharing real life experiences from volunteers around the country and encouraging more people to get involved with their local Red Cross. For more information about how you can get involved with the Irish Red Cross in your community, see www.redcross.ie/get-involved or […]

Lost on Lough Corrib – a Lone Fisherman’s Story

Meet Tim from the Irish Red Cross Lough Corrib Rescue team and read about how the team found James O’Brien in the nick of time...

On a clear and mild day, James O’Brien took a boat out to go fishing on Lough Corrib. When, 75 year old, James failed to return home by dark his wife called the Gardai concerned he may have got into difficulty on the lake. The Gardai alerted the Coast Guard who immediately contacted the Irish […]