Howth is just one of 45 Coast Guard Units inland and around the coast of the Republic of Ireland crewed by a total of 950 male and female volunteers. All Units are operated totally by local crews (including Howth) who give freely of their valuable time and effort to the Coast Guard, local community and ‘those in peril on the sea’, cliffs and coasts of Ireland. Training is provided for the volunteers, and these are available on-call, 24 hours a day, 365 days a year.
The mission statement of the Irish Coast Guard is:
“To reduce the loss of life within the Irish Search and Rescue Region and on rivers, lakes and waterways and to protect the quality of the marine environment within the Irish Pollution Responsibility Zone, Harbours and Maritime Local Authority areas and to preserve property.
To promote safety standards, and by doing so, prevent, as far as possible, the loss of life at sea and on inland waters and other areas, and to provide an effective emergency response service”.
You may email us at firstname.lastname@example.org or drop into the stationhouse. To speak via phone please contact Dublin Head Quarters. In case of emergency always dial 112/999.
Coast Guard Units and their Stationhouses are positioned at strategic locations around Ireland and possess initial action fast response equipment with adequate geographical range. The Howth station is located mid-way down the west pier.
Howth Coast Guard Station,