Fethard Lifeboat Disaster


15 December 2009 A Chara, Last weekend in  Rosslare, County Wexford, Ireland a booklet was launched on the Fethard Lifeboat Disaster. David Maloney (Launch Secretary)Rosslare Lifeboat launched the booklet on behalf of the O’Rourke family and the event was covered by the press. The occasion was the gathering of the O’Rourke Family from all over […]

Lifeboats in Dublin Bay

Lifeboats in Dublin Bay by John de Courcy Ireland. RNLI Dun Laoghaire, ISBN 0 9533540 0 8. This fine book is dedicated to the 23 lifeboat-men who lost their lives as a result of service since the first lifeboat was established in Dublin Bay in 1803. It is written by the Honorary Research Officer of […]

RNLB Mary Stanford

RNLB Mary Stanford RNLB Mary Stanford was the Ballycotton Lifeboat from 1930 to 1959. Many lives were rescued and awards accumulated. She performed what many regard as the most famous rescue: the Daunt Lightship rescue on 7 February 1936. She is the only lifeboat to be awarded for gallantry (boat as distinct from the crew). […]