Portaferry RNLI Lifeboat Station
Lifeboat House, The Strand, Portaferry, Co Down, BT22 1PF, Northern Ireland

Website established 1999

Welcome to the 'Home Page' of   Portaferry Lifeboat Station

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Our latest 'SHOUT'

9 June @ 16:38

4m dory with 3 persons on board, lost in thick sea-fog off Ballyhornan, Co. Down

For more information please click here

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Latest News
(please click on event where indicated)

STATION OPEN DAYS 2016
Bring your children to visit the only 'Blue Peter' lifeboat station in Ireland
For dates click here
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Ladies Coffee Morning at Kirkistown Castle Golf Club
from 10am Wednesday 13 July

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Annual RNLI Charity Open Day at
Kirkistown Castle Golf Club

Wednesday 10 August 2016

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PORTAFERRY LIFEBOAT STATION IS SEEKING TO APPOINT
VOLUNTEER EDUCATION AND VISITS OFFICER TO WELCOME VISITORS OF ALL AGES TO OUR LIFEBOAT STATION.


Please click here to contact our Lifeboat Operations Manager, Brian Bailie, for further information


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ARE YOU

aged 17 or over and live or work near Portaferry?
YOU COULD BE A 'LIFE-SAVER'
Click here to find out how

 

Photo: RNLI - Colin Watson

'Blue Peter V'

GENERAL INFORMATION

This web site was establised in 1999 to provide information about the 'life saving' work and history of Portaferry RNLI Lifeboat Station and the fundraising efforts of the Portaferry & District Lifeboat Guild.

Since the Station opened in May 1980 the Portaferry RNLI Lifeboat has been launched over 800 times, rescued 600+ people who were in danger and have been directly responsible for saving the lives of over 100 persons.

Details of our life saving 'shouts' for the past 17 years can be viewed on 'Our Rescues' page. Click here.

Our 'Links' page is updated frequently and is a continuing source of useful nautical, safety and local information for yachtsmen and others planning to visit the area. There are also links to some RNLI historic videos. Click here.

Some of the history of the former Ballywalter and Cloughey Lifeboat Stations can be found on our Local RNLI History page. Click here

To find out about some of the earlier history of Portaferry lifeboat Station click here or go to the Scrapbook page.

 

Portaferry Lifeboat Station is located at Portaferry, County Down, Northern Ireland.

It is the home of 'Blue Peter V', an 'Atlantic 85' lifeboat.

Our lifeboat was presented to the Station by CBBC 'Blue Peter', a current and popular BBC Children's Television programme for over 50 years.

Funding for our 'Blue Peter V' was achieved through the efforts of children throughout the United Kingdom, the Republic of Ireland and beyond. Both of our previous Blue Peter lifeboats were funded by CBBC 'Blue Peter' and were named 'Blue Peter V'.

The Royal National Lifeboat Institution is a charity.

The 'National Institution for the Preservation of Life from Shipwreck' was founded on 4th March 1824 by Sir William Hillary from the Isle of Man.  

In 1854 the name of the institution was changed to the Royal National Lifeboat Institution.

Today, the RNLI has 236 lifeboat stations located in strategic locations along the coastline and inland waters of the United Kingdom and the Republic of Ireland.  In addition there are now over 180 RNLI life-guarded beaches.

As in 1824, the life-saving work of the RNLI is made possible through membership contributions, donations and legacies.

To find out how you could join our Crew, assist us with fundraising, or help the RNLI in other ways, please click here

For our younger surfers and 'Stormforce' members - click here for beach and water safety information.

The RNLI is a charity registered in England & Wales (209603) and Scotland (SCO37736)
Charity Number CHY 2678 in the Republic of Ireland

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