The Doolin Unit of the Irish Coast Guard is located in County Clare on the west coast of Ireland.
The Unit is comprised of 24 volunteers who are on call 24 hours 365 Days a year. Volunteers are alerted through a VHF based paging system.
The Irish Coast Guard is a part of the 999/112 emergency system and the Doolin coastal unit is one of fifty two similar teams located at regular intervals around the Irish Coastline, see our Map Mashup to see the locations of the other teams.
The Coastal units of the Coast Guard participate in cliff/marine rescue, Search, recovery and pollution monitoring. Presently we do not have an enforcement function. The team responded to 45 callouts last year. For an overview of the Irish Coast guard (IRCG) please visit the official page at www.coastguard.ie
Members gain externally accredited qualifications in a range of skills, such as boat handling, first aid, VHF radio operation, navigation, search management and sea survival.
The team members are trained in all of the following fields.
Cliff Rescue Theory/Practical
Boat training Theory/Practical/Advanced
and Other Relevant Courses.
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