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So far Foyle Search has created 43 blog entries.
28 08, 2018

Archbishop Eamon Martin welcomes donation of Pope Francis’ Skoda ‘Rapid’ to Foyle Search and Rescue

August 28th, 2018|

Last weekend, for Pope Francis’ historic visit to the 9th World Meeting of the Families in Ireland, two Skoda ‘Rapid’ cars were used at various times to assist the Holy Father during his intensive two-day programme involving different locations in the Archdiocese of Dublin, and separately in the Archdiocese of Tuam. Skoda was the […]

11 05, 2018

New Lifesaving Equipment for the River Foyle & River Mourne

May 11th, 2018|

A partnership formed between a group of local agencies in early 2017 has resulted in an overhaul of life saving equipment provisions along the River Foyle and River Mourne. The group, which includes Foyle Search & Rescue, City Centre Initiative, Derry Strabane Policing and Community Safety Partnership and fundraiser Niall Doran, has worked over the […]

11 05, 2018


May 11th, 2018|

Foyle Search and Rescue’s Annual Bucket Appeal will take place from Monday 21st May to Friday 25th May 2018, throughout different areas within the City. During the appeal, Foyle Search and Rescue Volunteers will be knocking on doors between 6.00pm and 9.00pm each night.

All authorised collectors will carry Foyle Search and Rescue identification […]

5 04, 2018

New Public Access Defibrillator for the City

April 5th, 2018|

Foyle Search and Rescue are delighted to announce that there is a new public defibrillator fitted in the City. The de-fib has been fitted on the wall of the apartments at the walk way between Waterside House and Train station.

Stephen Twells, Chairman of Foyle Search and Rescue said, “A donation was made to […]

8 03, 2018

International Womens Day – Fiona McCallion

March 8th, 2018|

I joined FSR a year ago. I always wanted to give something back to our community and I have always admired the great work and dedication of Foyle search and rescue. So I knew it was something I wanted to be part of and to bring what ever help I can give to help others […]

8 03, 2018

International Womens Day – Carole McAleer

March 8th, 2018|

I joined FSR as myself and my family did a few charity events in memory of my brother for Foyle search and rescue. To see the hard work that Foyle search and rescue do I New it was something I wanted to be part of and to use some of my life experience to […]

8 03, 2018

International Womens Day – Laura Moore

March 8th, 2018|

When did you join FSR
October 2016

Fundraising Volunteer

Why did you join FSR?
I first started volunteering as a fundraiser at school and I enjoyed the feeling of giving something back. I was encouraged to join FSR by my husband, who is an operations volunteer. I could see first hand the work FSR volunteers do and how vital […]

8 03, 2018

International Womens Day – Margaret Colhoun

March 8th, 2018|

Why did I join FSR?

Four years ago, I knew a young fella in his twenties that lost his life in the River Foyle, it was a long search to recover his body. FSR never gave up on finding him and I admired the dedication of the members of FSR as they searched each […]

4 01, 2018

Summary of Foyle Search and Rescue Incidents – 2017

January 4th, 2018|

Foyle Search and Rescue was set up in 1993 in response to the number of lives lost to the River Foyle.

During 2017 our volunteers gave 17,000+ hours of unpaid service to our community.

During this period, Foyle Search and Rescue were involved in a total of 338 incidents, which is up 45 % on the previous […]

29 11, 2017

Memory Tree of Lights for Those Bereaved by Suicide

November 29th, 2017|

The Northwest and Roe Valley Bereaved by Suicide Support Groups are holding their annual ‘Memory Tree of Lights’ ceremonies on Sunday 3 December 2017 at 5.30pm in Foyle Search and Rescue Headquarters, Londonderry and Sunday 17 December 2017 at 5.30pm in the Body, Mind and Soul Centre, 101 Irish Green Street, Limavady.