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Welcome to the RNLI

  • Have you got the Best Will in the World?

    For this week only, 20–24 October, solicitors across the Republic of Ireland are offering you the chance to make or amend your Will for just €50.

    Don't miss your chance to have the Best Will in the World.

    Find out more
    Kilmore Quay's Tamar class lifeboat crashing through waves
  • Your legacy
    is our lifeline

    Your legacy will be much more than a gift in your Will.

    It will be the lifeboat that launches. The training of our volunteers. And the kit that protects them at sea.

    If you're writing or amending your Will, please ...

    Consider leaving a gift to the RNLI
    Arklow Coxswain Ned Dillon
  • Our volunteers are extraordinary

    Only one in 10 lifeboat crew members has professional maritime experience.

    But once trained, they're ready to brave the elements and unpredictable seas to save the lives of others.

    A gift in your Will can ensure they're prepared.

    See how you can make a difference
    Lifeboat crew braving the elements onboard a Tamar class all-weather lifeboat
  • 'Never seen trauma like it'

    Many of our lifeboats, crew kit and crew training are funded or part-funded by gifts in Wills.

    Like Wicklow's Tyne class all-weather lifeboat, which has been saving lives at sea since 1989 thanks to the legacy of Annie Lydia Blaker.

    See our Wicklow crew in action
    Wicklow crew member jumping into the water to rescue a pregnant woman trapped in a cave
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Inshore D class lifeboat
Help give our volunteers at St Agnes the new lifeboat they need.  


Where does your money go?

Where does your money go pie chart 83p/83c

in every pound/euro donated goes to the rescue service


in every pound/euro donated is reinvested to generate more funds.


Aberystwyth lifeboat in rough weather boat handling exercise

19 October 2014

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The Big Christmas Rescue

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Shorething! for 7–14 year olds

The place to go for activities, games and our Storm Force club for young people.

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Latest lifeboat launches

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