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Thursday 28 September 2023 Dublin: 12°C

# Castletownbere

Last month
August 2023
Sailors rescued overnight amid gale force winds and driving rain of Storm Betty
The RNLI’s Castletownbere Lifeboat in Cork went to the assistance of two sailors whose yacht got into difficulties on the northern shore of Kenmare Bay.
This year
Rescued fishermen brought to Castletownbere after Spanish ship catches fire
The trawler was fishing for hake off Ireland’s south-west coast when it caught fire.
All time
Survivors' groups call for change after suspended sentence in Cork domestic assault case
A convicted murderer was given an 18-month suspended sentence yesterday after pleading guilty to assaulting his wife.
Convicted murderer avoids jail for three-hour violent attack on wife
Marius Rucinkas had moved to Ireland having served a jail term for murder in Lithuania.
Spanish fisherman brought ashore by RNLI after taking ill off Cork coast
The man was transported to hospital in the early hours of yesterday morning.
Naval Service detains French boat off Mizen Head
LÉ George Bernard Shaw detained the boat 180 nautical miles west of Mizen Head.
Dingle protesters stop Spanish trawler from landing at harbour, citing Covid-19 fears
The Spanish-owned boat arrived instead at Castletownbere this morning.
Portuguese fishing vessel detained off Cork coast for alleged breach of fishing regulations
This is the eighth vessel detained by the Naval Service so far in 2019 and the second detention this week.
Tourist 'safe and well' following major rescue operation in West Cork
A Coastguard helicopter, a Navy vessel and two rescue boats took part in the operation.
Gardaí investigating after human remains found by fishing vessel off Irish coast
The discovery was made 180 nautical miles from Castletownbere, Co Cork.
'His life was saved by a rat': The incredible stories behind MacCarthy’s Bar in Castletownbere
What do pugs, a samurai sword, and a Buddhist centre have in common? We’ll give you one guess.
'Grave concerns': Two thirds of Cork seaside town’s sewage pumped directly into local harbour
Irish Water received fines totalling €9,000 and was ordered to pay costs in three prosecutions by the Environmental Protection Agency.
A new documentary will feature RNLI lifeboats in Ireland - who launched 1,116 times last year
Saving Lives at Sea airs at 8pm next Wednesday on BBC Two.
Man rescued from cliff ledge after falling into the sea
The man managed to get himself back onto rocks.
British adventurer’s boat abandoned during hurricane in the Atlantic is rescued off Cork
Sarah Outen had to leave the rowing boat at sea during a hurricane off the coast of Portugal.
Bantry to take over after Berehaven Credit Union liquidated
The news will be welcomed by locals in the Castletownbere area.
Navy detains Spanish fishing boat off the coast of Mizen Head
The boat was stopped for alleged breaches of fishing regulations.
Search for missing man in Cork stood down due to bad weather
The Coast Guard said the weather means the search can’t continue tomorrow.
Cork: Man dies after car hits wall in early morning crash
The man in his 40s was the sole occupant of the car which crashed in the early hours of yesterday morning.
British fishing boat detained off Mizen Head for breaking fishing rules
The boat is being escorted to Castletownbere.
Man in his 20s drowns in Castletownbere
It is believed the man may have lost his life in tragic circumstances.
Two elderly sailors rescued after five 'very difficult days at sea'
They were en route to the Hebrides when heavy seas and winds of up to 150 miles per hour damaged their yacht.
New Castletownbere lifeboat station will speed up rescues
The station and pontoon will see six minutes shaved off the time taken to leave for rescues.
French fishing vessel detained off Kerry coast
The Irish Naval Service detained the vessel earlier today and is now escorting it to Castletownbere in Cork where it will be handed over to gardaí.
Naval Service detain Spanish fishing vessel off Cork coast
The detention of the vessel was in relation go alleged breaches of fishing regulations.
Naval Service detain fishing vessel off Cork coast
The detention was in relation to alleged breaches of fishing regulations.
Eleven rescued as fishing vessel grounded off Cork coast
The trawler lies in a dramatic position at the entrance to Castletownbere harbour.
Man gets 28 years for cocaine plot foiled by Irish authorities
John Alan Brooks was today sentenced at a court in England for his involvement in a plot to smuggle 1.5 tonnes of cocaine.
Potentially dangerous chemicals from stricken German ship head for Cork coast
The containers are from the MSC Flaminia, which caught fire in the mid Atlantic in July.
French fishing boat detained by naval service
The boat was stopped off the Cork coast late last night and will be handed over to Gardaí.
Irish waters claim fifth victim after teacher drowns off Cork
The body of a retired schoolteacher was recovered off Co Cork yesterday after his boat capsized near Castletownbere.
Man's body recovered from sea off Cork coast
It was a busy night for Ireland’s Coast Guard units with two separate search operations mounted last night.
Naval service detain Irish fishing boat
The vessel was detained off the coast of Clare and is being held over an alleged breach of fishing regulations.
Naval service detains Spanish fishing boat
The vessel was detained off the Cork coast this afternoon over an alleged breach of fishing regulations.
Irish Naval Service detains British fishing vessel
The British-registered vessel was detained around 33 nautical miles off the coast of Kerry this afternoon over an alleged breach of fishing regulations.
Fishing vessel detained by Naval Service
The British registered boat allegedly breached fishing regulations.
Eight-year-old boy dies after fall from bicycle in west Cork
Roan Harrington died in tragic accident on road just outside his home.
Body found in search for fisherman missing from Cork trawler
A body is found by diving crews searching for a fisherman who went missing when his trawler stopped overnight in Cork.