Derrynane Inshore Rescue

Voluntary Organisation

Derrynane Inshore Rescue Service is a voluntary group set up to provide an emergency lifeboat service to the Kenmare Bay community. This service is made possible by donations from the general pubic.


We run several events throughout the year to fund raise for the unit. This events are crucial to the sustainability of the service. Please see Events page for more information.

24/7 Availability

We are a 24 hour station on call from Valentia Coastguard 365 days a year. We face 7 metre waves, force 7 storms and risk our lives just to save you. Your contributions are what keep this unit saving lives every year.

How can you help?

Please support us

This service would not be functional without the support from members of the public. If you wish to support Derrynane Inshore Rescue please click on the link below or go to the "Funding" Page. We cover all along the Kenmare Bay. If you are living in the following areas please consider us for donations; Derrynane, Sneem, Kenmare, Ardgroom, Kilmacalogue, Eyeries, Ballycrovane and many more along the Kenmare Bay.

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About us

Derrynane Inshore Rescue Service is a registered charity providing an emergency lifeboat service 24/7 365 Days a year to Kenmare Bay. The association is a declared resource of the Irish Coastguard which regulates activities and co-ordinates emergency operations. We work alongside other rescue services such as the Cliff & Coastal Rescue Service, and the RNLI and the Irish Coast Guard. Charity Number: 15677


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