Bulloch Harbour Association


Blessing of the boats ceremony 2012

The annual Blessing of the Boats ceremony organised by the Bulloch Harbour Association takes place this Sunday (26th August 2012) at 3pm at the harbour.  This popular family occasion and long-standing Dalkey tradition will feature music, BBQ food, refreshments, face-painting and a raffle with plenty of prizes.

All proceeds of this fun day will be donated to the Dun Laoghaire branch of the Royal National Lifeboat Institution (RNLI) that has hsitoric links with Bulloch Harbour over several generations. 

The Dun Laoghaire RNLI station is one of 43 based in the Ireland division, operating 55 lifeboats that launched on 980 occasions and rescued 905 people in 2011.  Dun Laoghaire is regularly amongst the busiest and last year launched on 37 occasions and assisted 27 people.  The year to date has been busy with almost 30 calls to the end of June.


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The RNLI in Dun Laoghaire Lifeboats have been based on Dublin Bay for more than 200 years and this service is one of the oldest in the world. The RNLI is a charity operated locally by volunteers with the support of professional staff experts. The RNLI has one primary aim: to save lives at sea.
For Emergencies at sea: Dial 999 or 112 and ask for Marine Rescue
For routine calls: Dun Laoghaire Station: + 353 1 280 2667
RNLI Divisional BaseAirside
Co Dublin
Telephone + 353 1 8951800
Fax + 353 1 8951801
Location The Lifeboat Station
Harbour Road
Dun Laoghaire
Co. Dublin