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Welcome to the Waterford City River Rescue Website


Welcome to Waterford City River Rescue. We are a non-profit organisation which operates a voluntary Search and Rescue Service on the River Suir from Mount Congreve to Checkpoint. Our volunteers provide this essential service on a 24 hour basis, 365 days a year.


We are a member of the Community Rescue Boats of Ireland (CRBI) and affiliated to the Irish Coast Guard, having successfully completed their stringent assessments and examinations of crew and equipment.


Our crews are all volunteers and are trained and equipped to the highest standards and are subject to annual assessments by the CRBI and, or the Irish Coast Guard, which ensures that the highest professional standards are maintained.


Waterford City River Rescue as a voluntary organization must seek funding through sponsorship and donations from the public, in order to provide a professional service to our community. To this end, Waterford City River Rescue requests businesses and members of the public to support our fundraising activities.


A donation box is available on this site, to allow you to make a donation to Waterford City River Rescue. All donations will be gratefully appreciated and will assist Waterford City River Rescue in continuing to provide this service to our community.

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Just a reminder Folks, our annual Kayak Run from Cheekpoint to the City takes place Saturday 1st of July, shaping up to be another great paddle, we hope you can make it. Please check out our event page WCRR Kayak Run 2017 ...

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It's important that we show you where your donations go, at Waterford City River Rescue. At this stage 11 years on PPE has always been to the forefront of our crew members and although our Helmets are very robust we needed to replace some. Gecko are world leaders in safety helmets and we must adhere to regulations when replacing any of our gear. We have also made a purchase to facilitate Man Overboard recovery to enhance the systems we already have in place. A total cost of €4.5K, which you have so generously donated to us. We THANK YOU ALL most sincerely and rest assured every cent is used to enhance our Search & Rescue Service 24/7/365 for all users along the River Suir. Please remember call 999/112 and ask for The Coast Guard whenever you see anyone in difficulty on our Rivers, Lakes or Coast, THANK YOU. ...

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During the week the Ladies at Gaultier ICA invited us out to their weekly meeting to present the Proceeds of their recent Charity Sale held in The Fishermans Hall, Dunmore East on the Bank Holiday weekend. We are so thankful to them for choosing us to be the benefactors of this annual event and are overwhelmed by the generosity of you the public who went along to buy their wonderful Cakes and handcrafted wares. This will enable us to update and replace some of our vital Lifesaving equipment. Your support is essential to keep our Search & Rescue Service along the River Suir 24/7/365 and a special word of thanks to our Voluntary Crews who respond whenever our pagers are activated. Please remember if you see anyone in difficulty on our Rivers, Lakes or Coast Diall 999/112 and ask for the Coast Guard. Go Raibh Míle Maith Agaibh. ...

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Silver Explorer and Star Pride both docked on the North Quay’s today, We were delighted to be asked by Captain Darren Doyle and Port of Waterford to escort both Cruise Ships as they left Waterford Port this evening, a rare sight for two cruise liners to be travelling along our estuary. We think they looked amazing along our beautiful River Suir. ...

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Waterford City River Rescue CRBI was live. ...

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