Welcome to the Waterford City River Rescue Website

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

Waterford City River Rescue

Covid 19 Impact

During the COVID 19 Pandemic Waterford City River Rescue has remained completely active and responsive to emergency Call Outs. During the COVID 19 crisis, our crew have responded to 7 emergency Call Outs. We have complied with all government and HSE guidelines while still maintaining our essential duties.

COVID 19 has inhibited our ability to raise funds to help keep our unit and services operational. If you would like to donate to Waterford City River Rescue we would be very grateful. We would like to thank the public for their continued support. 

Who We Are

Welcome to Waterford City River Rescue. We are a non-profit organisation that operates a voluntary Search and Rescue Service on the River Suir from Mount Congreve to Cheekpoint. 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 with 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.

Please remember if you see anyone in difficulty on our Lakes, Rivers or Coast, Call 999 or 112 and ask for The Irish Coast Guard

Always remembered, never forgotten Rescue 111, 23 years ago today R.I.P.The crew of Rescue 111; Captain Dave O’Flaherty, Captain Mick Baker, Sergeant Paddy Mooney and Corporal Niall Byrne made the ultimate sacrifice when returning from a search and rescue mission. Go Mairidis Beo. ... See MoreSee Less
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Waterford Haven Hub is open tonight from 10pm to 2am. If you are struggling, need someone to talk to or your feeling suicidal, they have trained volunteers here to help. They are based at 28A Mary Street or you can call them on 087 4088911. Their patrol team will be out from 11pm to 2am. ... See MoreSee Less
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Welcome to July everyone. This months photograph titled “The Haven Hotel and Dunmore East Harbour” was generously given to us by Páid Bates from www.skypix.ie. The month of July is generously sponsored by The Haven Hotel Dunmore East. Contact the magnificent Haven Hotel at www.thehavenhotel.com, info@thehavenhotel.com or 051 383150“Set in stunning surroundings in the heart of the beautiful fishing village of Dunmore East.We like to think we have something for everyone, with all the comforts of home.We pride ourselves on serving delicious food and celebrate Irish produce. We specialise in Roast Rib of Prime Irish Beef and locally caught seafood. Food is served from 10.30 am with last orders at 8 pm.Join us for live music events, Family Fun Sundays on the lawns throughout the summer,or just sit back, relax and enjoy our breathtaking views.Children are especially welcome.Relax with a coffee or a drink while they play on the lawns or in our playground. We have free wifi throughout the hotel.We specialise in bespoke weddings to suit all tastes and budgets.The Haven is the perfect venue for all family occasions, from Christenings to First Communions and Confirmations. We respectfully cater for funerals.The Haven started life as a private home, and all our bedrooms are different individually styled.Many of our rooms have stunning sea views. With a wealth of stunning scenery, beaches, and activities on our doorstep you can choose how energetic you’d like your stay to be.” Taken from www.thehavenhotel.com ... See MoreSee Less
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Welcome to July everyone. This months photograph titled “The Haven Hotel and Dunmore East Harbour” was generously given to us by Páid Bates from www.skypix.ie. The month of July is generously sponsored by The Haven Hotel Dunmore East. Contact the magnificent Haven Hotel at www.thehavenhotel.com, info@thehavenhotel.com or 051 383150“Set in stunning surroundings in the heart of the beautiful fishing village of Dunmore East.We like to think we have something for everyone, with all the comforts of home.We pride ourselves on serving delicious food and celebrate Irish produce. We specialise in Roast Rib of Prime Irish Beef and locally caught seafood. Food is served from 10.30 am with last orders at 8 pm.Join us for live music events, Family Fun Sundays on the lawns throughout the summer,or just sit back, relax and enjoy our breathtaking views.Children are especially welcome.Relax with a coffee or a drink while they play on the lawns or in our playground. We have free wifi throughout the hotel.We specialise in bespoke weddings to suit all tastes and budgets.The Haven is the perfect venue for all family occasions, from Christenings to First Communions and Confirmations. We respectfully cater for funerals.The Haven started life as a private home, and all our bedrooms are different individually styled.Many of our rooms have stunning sea views. With a wealth of stunning scenery, beaches, and activities on our doorstep you can choose how energetic you’d like your stay to be.” Taken from www.thehavenhotel.com ... See MoreSee Less
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From everyone at Waterford City River Rescue we would like to say a massive thank you to Andrew,his family, friends and everyone at DG Foods. These wonderful people took part in the Waterford Viking Marathon today and raised €3000 for WRCC. Thank you so much guys, we are so very grateful for you massive generosity and support towards WCRR. Thank you to everyone who donated and took part today, you are all amazing. We were delighted to have been asked to provide a safety boat for the river at this absolutely amazing event in our beautiful city. 💙💙 ... See MoreSee Less
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