Irish Community Rapid Response

On Friday, 8th of May, our parents were beekeeping in their apiary in Adrigole when Mum got stung by a bee. Within two minutes, she fell to the ground. Dad immediately dialled 999 and the Castletownbere Ambulance and the Air Ambulance were dispatched and arrived 20 minutes later. Mum deteriorated rapidly and it looked as if she would not last much longer only for the prompt arrival and treatment at the scene by Castletownbere Ambulance and the Air Ambulance. She was then transferred to Bantry General Hospital where she received excellent care. Only for the vital, life-saving  services which the Castletownbere Ambulance and Air Ambulance provided, our family could have had a very different outcome that day.

Mum has had stings in the past with no ill-effects. Our family would like to raise awareness among beekeepers and the general public regarding this life-threatening event and the importance of maintaining the life-saving service provided by the Air Ambulance (ICRR) particularly in rural areas.

We would really appreciate if you could donate to the Irish Community Rapid Response, which is comprised of volunteer doctors and relies on the generous donations of the public. If this life-saving service didn’t exist, we could have lost our mum. We cannot thank the incredible crew that saved Mum enough. We will be forever indebted to them and to our dad for his timely actions during this traumatic experience.


ICRR Serves to ensure that the
Right people are in the Right place at the Right time with the Right equipment and the Right skills to achieve the Right outcome.

Donations ()

  • Alan Keane 
    • €50 
    • 1 d
  • JOHN CASEY 
    • €30 
    • 1 d
  • GEORGE HARRINGTON 
    • €100 
    • 3 d
  • Maureen Peg’s Shop 
    • €30 
    • 3 d
  • Jason & Julia Cashman 
    • €100 
    • 4 d
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Fundraising team: The O’Neills (7)

Maeve O Neill 
Organizer
Irish Community Rapid Response 
Beneficiary
Aisling O’Neill 
Team member
Emma Milnes 
Team member
Lisa Marren 
Team member
Ray ONeill 
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