Midlands Boathouse To Host Open Day On First Anniversary

The event will run from 11am to 4pm.

A midlands boathouse will be hosting their first ever open day to celebrate their first anniversary of the €1.2m facility.

On Saturday the 10th June, Lough Ree RNLI will have an open day for members of the public, at Coosan Point, Athlone, Co. Westmeath.

Since 2012, the charity and its volunteers have assisted more than 1,500 people in over 500 call-outs.

Today more than 40 volunteers make up the response team at Lough Ree RNLI.

From 11am to 4pm, people will have the opportunity to visit and explore the state of the art boathall, crew room and the Paul Browne Room, a training room named in memory of Lough Ree RNLI’s first station mechanic.

Volunteer boat crews will also be on hand to demonstrate the launch and display the ‘on the water’ capabilities of the charity’s Atlantic B Class lifeboat the ‘Tara Scougall’.

The ‘on call’ crew will also be on standby to respond to any call-out in the course of the afternoon.

Lough Ree RNLI volunteer Operations Manger Kevin Ganly says:

‘we are looking forward to welcoming the public to the boathouse on Saturday, it is a way of showing our appreciation of the generous support the charity has received from the public in the midlands and beyond over the years.’

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