Killaloe Coast Guard Unit is located at the entrance to Lough Derg on the river Shannon. The Unit is comprised of 21 volunteers who are on call 24 hours 365 Days a year. Volunteers are alerted through a paging system. The Irish Coast Guard is a part of the 999/112 emergency system and the Killaloe coastal unit is one of fifty two similar teams located at regular intervals Inland around the Irish Coastline, The Coastal units of the Coast Guard participate in cliff/marine rescue, Search, recovery and pollution monitoring. Presently we do not have an enforcement function. The team responded to 40 call-outs last year. For an overview of the Irish Coast guard (IRCG) please visit the official page at Irish Coast Guard
Members gain externally accredited qualifications in a range of skills, such as boat handling, first aid, VHF radio operation, navigation, search management and sea survival.