Honouring the heroes of the greatest
loss ever suffered by the Irish RNLI

Building the replica of the Helen Blake is an extraordinary project to be undertaken by a village where the population is less than one thousand.

It is a project that will not only stand as a tribute to the departed heroes of the original lifeboat, but will provide benefits for the unemployed young people who work on its construction, and lasting benefits for the village and the surrounding areas.

We look forward to seeing the Helen Blake take to the water once again and to welcoming visitors to our interpretive centre where the boat will be housed.

Information on the progress of the construction will be updated on this page from time to time.