New RNLI station opens in Castletownbere, Co Cork

Saturday 18 May 2013 22.51
1 of 3
New location means that the lifeboat crew can respond to callouts even faster
New location means that the lifeboat crew can respond to callouts even faster
Lifeboat crew had been operating from a temporary base at Dinish Island
Lifeboat crew had been operating from a temporary base at Dinish Island
New two-storey building will accommodate crew and all-weather lifeboat
New two-storey building will accommodate crew and all-weather lifeboat

Ireland's newest RNLI station has been formally opened in Castletownbere, Co Cork.

The lifeboat crew had been operating from temporary premises at Dinish Island for several years until the completion of the new station, that cost €950,00 to build.

The two-storey building and adjoining pontoon now accommodates the volunteer crew and their all-weather Severn Class lifeboat.

The station has been operational for 16 years and has been the base for 223 operations, resulting in the rescue of 288 people.