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Water Shortages, Louth

July 26, 2017

Louth Civil Defence was placed on standby on Monday morning 24th July to assist with distribution of water . Since Tuesday, 25th July up to 11 Civil Defence volunteers, with 2 Jeeps have been deployed delivering bottled water to vulnerable households from early morning to 10pm. Duties are expected to continue until Friday 28th July.  


Leinster Fleadh, Longford

July 26, 2017

30 Longford Civil Defence members provided First Aid Cover and Communications assistance at the recent Leinster Fleadh in Ballymahon from 21st -23rd July. Civil Defence was also very much involved in the pre planning for the event and was instrumental in helping with the drawing up of the emergency plan for the weekend activities.  A… Read More


Donegal CD Errigal Mountain Challenge in aid of Motor Neurone Disease

July 18, 2017

 On Saturday 20th May 2017, blessed with glorious sunshine, Donegal Civil Defence along with members of Cavan, Leitrim, Sligo and Tipperary Civil Defence, supported by first aid, rescue, welfare and radio communication teams, took on the challenge of climbing Errigal Mountain, a (2,464 ft) mountain near Gweedore in County Donegal. It is the tallest peak of the… Read More


Monaghan Vintage Show

July 6, 2017

Monaghan volunteers at the Monaghan Vintage Show last weekend -2nd July.


Irish Blind Golf Open – Monaghan

July 6, 2017

Monaghan Civil Defence provided first- aid cover at Blind Golf Competition held in County Monaghan over three days,  30 June – 2 July. Competitors from Australia, South Africa, USA, ltaly, Austria, Scotland, N. lreland, England, Wales and the Republic of lreland took part in the lrish Open Championship in the Nuremore Hotel Golf Course,  Carrickmacross… Read More


Wexford Maritime Festival 2017

July 4, 2017

Wexford Civil Defence took part in the Wexford Maritime Festival on Wexford Quays from Saturday 1st July to Sunday 2nd July. 31 Volunteers over the two days provided medical and communications cover for the event. As part of the festival we also had a display consisting of vehicles, equipment, drones and boats. Showcasing the equipment… Read More


Kerry Search

July 4, 2017

​Kerry Civil Defence was activated following a call from Tralee Garda station on Sunday 2nd July at 12.25. A 19 year ld male was reported missing by his friends. He was last seen at 5am walking towards the outskirts of Tralee. Civil Defence provided a search team eight and the boat unit was activated to… Read More


Munster Football Final

July 4, 2017

Kerry Civil Defence assisted the Order of Malta by providing six volunteers at the Munster Football GAA Final in Killarney on Sunday 2nd July from 09.30 until 5pm.    


Ring of Kerry Cycle – 1 July

July 4, 2017

The Ring of Kerry Charity Cycle is now the largest one day charity organised event in the country with over 9,000 thousand cyclists on a 112 mile circuit. Kerry Civil  Defence organised and lead the medical services for the event with three fully operational Medical Centres in Killarney, Caherciveen and Kenmare with 13 first-aid posts… Read More


Monaghan Boat Unit Rescue

June 30, 2017

Monaghan Civil Defence was activated on Thursday afternoon, 29th June to assist a gentleman who got into difficulty while boating on Lough Muckno, Castleblayney.  Two members of Monaghan Boat Unit responded to the call and assisted him to safety while also recovering the boat.