For incidents on or near the water

Dial 112 or 999

and ask for the COASTGUARD

Bantry Inshore Search and Rescue Association (BISRA) is a registered charity providing an emergency lifeboat service to the Bantry Bay community.

The association is a declared resource of the Irish Coastguard which regulates BISRA activities and co-ordinates emergency operations, and we work alongside other independent rescue services such as the Irish Coast Guard Cliff & Coastal Rescue Service and the RNLI. We also train and coordinate with the HSE Ambulance Service, County Fire Brigade and An Garda Siochana.

Find out about our boat, service and crew.

Support us by donating or fundraising.

Volunteers are always needed to crew, help onshore or fundraise.