Derrynane Inshore Rescue

Ring of Kerry Cycle


The crew of Derrynane Inshore Rescue service with Colm Plunkett and his wife(left). Colm was pulled from the water after falling in while fishing. Click on the picture for more information on the rescue.

We are delighted to announce that the Derrynane Inshore Rescue Services (“DIRS”) was selected as one of the 10 main beneficiaries of the 2017 Ring of Kerry Charity Cycle (“ROKCC”).

The ROKCC, now in its 34th year, is the biggest one day charity fundraising event in Ireland, attracting over 10,000 leisure cyclists, completing the 112 mile challenge across the spectacular Ring of Kerry, while at the same time fundraising for worthy charities.

We are truly humbled to be chosen as one of the 10 main beneficiaries again and our participation this year will allow DIRS to activate phase 2 of our upgrade plans. Phase 1 is already under way with the refurbishment of our rescue boat, “Aghamore II”, progressing well with sea trials scheduled over the next few weeks.

The registration process for 2017 has changed compared to previous years. All cyclists will now be required to register online with 10,000 places available from Saturday 25th February

where they can select their preferred beneficiary charity. A basic donation of €100 plus a 3.5% handling fee guarantees your place on the cycle for 2017,

How to book your place – what you need to know

1. Registration opens on Saturday 25th February 2017 with a basic donation of €100 plus a 3.5% handling fee payable upfront. This basic donation is non-refundable but does guarantee you a place on the cycle.

2. Access to the registration system can be accessed via the following dedicated DIRS link


or by visiting the ROKCC Website and Facebook.

The dedicated link will also be on the DIRS Facebook page:

Click Here for DIR Facebook page

For further information please see FAQ’s


We would be very grateful if you could fundraise for our charity and in this regard the ROKCC have partnered with everydayhero which is Ireland’s leading peer-to-peer fundraising platform. By participating in the ROKCC you’ll get your own free, personalised, online fundraising page, where you can set goals and share regular updates with your networks directly through Facebook, Twitter, email and map their training through our integration with MapMyFitness and Strava.

It’s simple to use on both desktop and phone and makes it easy to share your fundraising journey for the ROKCC to family and friends for the DIRS. Please use the following link to set up your personalised everydayhero fundraising page for Derrynane Inshore Rescue:

everydayhero link

As part of the registration process you can also request sponsorship cards or make a voluntary donation, a 3.5% handling fee will apply to all online donations and no refunds are permitted under any circumstance. You can also do this post registration by following the links in your registration confirmation email and inputting your email address and booking reference number as advised in your confirmation email.

Thank you for supporting the Derrynane Inshore Rescue Service, helping us save lives at sea.

Should you have any queries please contact Garry Galvin on (087) 2341528 or (087) 3546415 or by email at [email protected].

Brief Introdu29-Photo 1ction

Derrynane Inshore Rescue Service is a voluntary group set up to provide an emergency lifeboat service to the Kenmare Bay community. We are a 24 hour station on call from
Valentia Coastguard on a beeper system.  The area we cover is from Ballinskelligs Bay, up down the Kenmare River, also covering the West Cork side as well as far as Dursey island.  On average
we have about 11 callouts a year mostly in the summer season, in saying that we have had about 4 or 5 callouts in recent times in the winter months too. We assist with Search and Rescue but unfortunately sometimes it is a recovery  and also cover any water based occasions such as Triathlons, Regatta’s and fishing competitions.



By cycling and fundraising for us and you are helping saves lives on the Kenmare bay. Have a look at some the rescues we conducted in the summer of 2015/2016 and understand the work we do. Click here to view them


Contact Details;

Email: [email protected]

Phone: 087 3546415 or alternatively you may call Garry Galvin on (087) 234 1528