Browsing articles from "May, 2012"


by Caitriona in  General/Notices

Doolin Coast Guard members took part in the JSAR Games held in Youghal , County Cork this weekend. Irish Coast Guard members competed in challenges and games alongside HM Coast Guard members. Teams were divided into Valentia , Malin, Dublin and HM Coast Guard divisions as well as Inter teams. Well done to the HM Coast Guard team who won the prizes this year. Thanks to Youghal CG and their neighbouring teams who hosted a great weekend and had put in a huge amount of work organising the event over the past year.

Ennistymon School Visit

by Caitriona in  General/Notices

Members of Doolin Coast Guard Unit visited Scoil Mhainchín , Ennistymon , today to talk to the children about water safety  and the Irish Coast Guard and what we do . Coast Guard members showed the children the water safety DVD, “Dopey Denzel” produced by Howth Coast Guard Unit , showed them some equipment and handed out the “Stay Safe”  childrens magazine.

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Climber Injured

by Caitriona in  Callouts


At 14.4o , Doolin Coast Unit was tasked for the second time today, by MRSC, Valentia to assist a climber who had been injured at Ballyreen, North of Doolin.The team assembled , went to the location and assessed the casualty who had been injured while at the bottom of the cliff when a rock fell from above. The casualty was treated by Coast Guard members and made comfortable until the HSE Paramedics arrived and they then assisted the Paramedics by splinting the leg injury. The Shannon Coast Guard Rescue Helicopter, Rescue 115, was tasked . They lowered their winch man and the casualty was then stretchered to the shore line where he was taken on-board the helicopter and taken to Limerick Hospital.

Incident 09/12

  • Paul:


    I’m the injured climber. I really appreciated the professional care and attention which you gave me on Saturday afternoon when I was hit by the falling rock. The slab of falling rock shattered when it hit a boulder on the ground and had the chunk of rock which hit me bounced any higher off the boulder it could have been fatal. Grateful to be alive! Thankfully & and miraculously the rock didn’t break my right femur which took the full impact and I wasn’t hit by the sharp edges of the rock. Many thanks from myself and all climbers who have benefited from the great service you provide. Thanks also to Tom (climber) who gave me first aid immediately after the accident. Paul

  • Neal:


    just wanted to say a massive thanks for all of the Coast Guard people that came down and helped out on the day – I was one of the climbers floating around. As ever, you always do a great job (I see you down there about once every three/four years….) – keep it up.

    thanks from all the climbers!

Poll Cnaimhín

by Caitriona in  Callouts


Doolin Coast Guard Unit was tasked by Ennistymon Gardaí this morning to assist with the recovery of a body washed ashore at Poll Cnaimhín, North of Doolin.


Incident 08/12

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