The Team

The Doolin Unit of the Irish Coast Guard is located in County Clare on the west coast of Ireland.

The Unit is comprised of 21 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

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

First Aid

Seamanship/Sea Survival/Meteorology


Mountain Skills

Search Theory/Practical/Management


Helicopter Operations

GPS/Navigation/Plotters/VHF Radio


and Other Relevant Courses.




Recent Comments

  • Tony Hughes: A Massive Thank you to all your team members for your rapid response today @ Aill na Searrach
  • Mary.: Sincere thanks for your extreme kindness and care shown to me, the person involved in this accident and may I...
  • Orla: Thank you so much to Caitriona, Tom, Brian and new members for the wonderful tour and warm welcome to your...
  • John: Very nice to read this poem , regards to all at Doolin CG, from John Toe Head-Glandore CG
  • Joan Reilly: To the men and women of the Doolin Coastguard, thank you for all your dedicated, unselfish hard work....


This is the 'weBlog' of the Doolin voluntary unit, views expressed are the personal views of a team member/s. For official information please visit

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