Derrynane Inshore Rescue



It costs on average €20,000 per year to run and equip the “Aghamore II”, and train the crew so that both lifeboat and crew are in a permanent state of readiness, 24 hours a day, 365 days of the year. This is in addition to the money required to save for the refitting of the “Aghamore II” and the costs for the boathouse.

Derrynane Inshore Rescue Service is financed almost entirely by voluntary contributions from the local community, although it does receive a small grant from the Department of Transport.

Where does the money go?

All of the money raised through charitable donations is spent directly on maintaining 24 hour readiness for the “Aghamore II”. All the members of DIRS are volunteers, and no payments except “out of pocket expenses” are made to any member.

When an emergency call is received, it is the responsibility of the attending Launch Officer and Cox to decide whether it is safe to launch the lifeboat. The paramount concern of both officers is the safety of the lifeboat crew.

Other costs recur annually, and in order to maintain the lifeboat on full 24 hour alert, funds must be available to meet this expenditure.

The biggest cause of death in water-related incidents is hypothermia and protecting the lifeboat crew against this risk accounts for the largest element of annual expenditure, as shown in the table below.

Derrynane Inshore Rescue Service acknowledges the generous support of the people of Caherdaniel, the surrounding districts and its friends, without which its work could not continue.

If you would like to make a gift of any of the items below, or make a donation of any amount to help continue the work of Derrynane Inshore Rescue Service, please contact us or use the PayPal button, marking your donation as a gift.  The details of any donation will be kept anonymous if that is your wish.

Item Annual Cost 2022
Dry Suits/Thermal Clothing (Replacement or Repair) €2800
Lifejackets/Helmets/Gloves €3800
Fuel/Oil €4000
Equipment Service/Repair €3000
Electricity €1000
Telephone €500
Insurance €4800
Training/Meeting Expenses €2500
Buildings Maintenance/Consumables €1500
Bank Charges €100
Miscellaneous equipment €1000

Total                                                                                                                               €25,000


This service would not be running without the support from members of the public. If you wish to support Derrynane Inshore Rescue please refer to the embedded donation page below (in black box). Alternatively to open it in a new window, click here for full donation page operated by idonate.

Online transfer

You can transfer directly to our account by sending donations to our account
Derrynane Inshore Rescue: Bank of Ireland, Cahersiveen, Co.Kerry
Account Number: 74 5224 85
Sort Code: 90-56-51
IBAN: IE07 BOFI 9056 5174 5224 85