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Friday 29 September 2023 Dublin: 11°C

# Lough Derg

This month
September 2023
Woman (50s) dies after swimming incident in Lough Derg
She had been airlifted to hospital yesterday after an incident in the water.
Last month
August 2023
24 white-tailed eagle chicks released in Ireland this month
The birds are predators who play an important role in nature and the ecosystem.
This year
Teenager who died in jet ski accident on Lough Derg named locally
The young man’s body was recovered from Lough Derg yesterday evening following an incident involving a jet ski.
Body recovered from Lough Derg following incident with jet ski
Gardaí are currently treating the matter as a tragic accident.
The intriguing history of the picturesque island on Lough Derg known as St Patrick’s Purgatory
This sacred island continues to be a popular pilgrimage destination, but in the 5th Century the Sanctuary of St Patrick was thought to lead to the gates of hell.
All time
Five people rescued from burning boat in Galway
Watch officers at the Irish Coast Guard’s marine rescue sub centre on Valentia Island in Kerry mounted a rescue operation shortly after midday.
White-tailed sea eagles released into the wild in Munster
Four birds were released at Lough Derg, with more to follow at the Shannon estuary.
Two kayakers rescued from Lough Derg after getting into difficultly
One person was taken to hospital.
Man (40s) drowns after getting into difficulty while swimming in Lough Derg
Gardaí said that the alarm was raised shortly after 6pm yesterday evening when a swimmer got into difficulty.
Man stranded for 12 hours on a boat because he 'didn't want to put anyone out'
The man spent the night alone on his craft on Lough Derg after it went aground having slipped its moorings.
Man dies in hospital after falling into Lough Derg
The man was airlifted to Limerick University Hospital this morning.
Nine people rescued from stranded boat that ran aground off Tipperary shore
Everyone on board was safely rescued.
Video: Horse rescued after falling into river and being swept downstream
The horse was being swept downstream into Lough Derg.
Counties Limerick and Clare are braced for the worst as the Shannon continues to rise
Limerick City and County Council have issued a weather alert as the spill rate at Lough Derg’s Parteen Weir is increased once more.
National weather warning in place as snow starts to fall
There is expected to be more flooding near the River Shannon today as water is released from the Parteen Weir
Everything you need to know about the weather (and the flood predictions)
Two status yellow warnings will be in effect tomorrow.
Brian Boru's 'Island of Churches' is the perfect place to relax and unwind
Plus: the ancient monastery of Iniscealtra.
Hypothermic kayakers rescued from Lough Derg after 999 call
A call came into the Coast Guard at around 2.30pm.
Two people rescued after boat ran aground at Lough Derg
The RNLI has urged people to take care on the water.
Woman dies after falling into the water in Lough Derg
The woman and a male companion were returning to their boat at the marina near Dromineer.
Opinion: Thousands of Irish people go on pilgrimage every year... but why?
The weekly mass-goer and interested agnostic can walk alongside the person who privately explores their spirituality.
Two men rescued from Lough Derg
The father and son team got into difficulty this afternoon while kayaking.
Search concludes on Lough Derg after all found safe
The National Ambulance Service said that 35 people were rescued, with 15 being treated for hypothermia after bad weather struck a rowing boat event.
8 things that the G8 leaders should know about Sunday's Cavan v Fermanagh game
The sides clash in the Ulster senior championship in Enniskillen on Sunday with the G8 summit taking place in the county on Monday and Tuesday.
Five rescued in consecutive call-outs on Lough Derg over weekend
One incident involved a cruiser with a failed engine and the RNLI crew also assisted two people who abandoned ship after it began to sink.
O'Leary seals All-Ireland glory
2012 Olympian Peter O’Leary beat Fionn Lyden and George Kenefick to win the ISA All-Ireland Sailing Championship on Sunday.
Post mortem to be carried out on body found in Lough Derg
The man’s body was found in the water on Friday night following a search operation.
Abandoned upturned boat found on Lough Derg
A rescue team is searching the area for any survivors.
Clerical abuse 'remains a mystery', says Pope Benedict XVI
“They abused people and undermined the credibility of the Church’s message.”
Pope's personal rep to Eucharistic Congress meets survivors of clerical sexual abuse
The Papal Legate, Cardinal Marc Ouellet, met with a group of abuse survivors during a pilgrimage to Lough Derg.
Papal Legate to have private meeting with President Higgins
The Papal Legate, Cardinal Marc Ouellet, is in Ireland for the Eucharistic Congress, which enters its third day today.
Three teenagers rescued by RNLI lifeboat on Lough Derg
The teenagers had been sailing a dinghy when harsh wind conditions drove the vessel onto rocks.
Man rescued from Lough Derg