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Achill Island Lifeboat Station

Achill Island Lifeboat Station

Achill Island lifeboat station is located in an area of magnificent coastal scenery, with the highest cliffs in Ireland. Celebrating 10 years as a lifeboat station, Achill Island lifeboat crews have received eight awards for gallantry.

​This station is classed as an Observe station. Observe stations also welcome visitors but many are in inaccessible places and best suited to maritime rescue rather than visits. However, they are situated in stunning locations so why not enjoy the local area, using the station as a starting point?

 

Recent launches from this station

Date Time
06/12/2014 15:54
13/09/2014 14:51
08/08/2014 20:06
16/07/2014 01:51
15/07/2014 17:47
07/06/2014 17:35
21/04/2014 18:47
31/03/2014 12:08
17/03/2014 02:33
27/02/2014 16:04

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Station address

Achill Island Lifeboat Station
Cloghmore
Co Mayo
Republic of Ireland

Station telephone

098 45612

Station opening times

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Accessibility

Parking, disabled access

Visitor contact

Tom Honeyman

Visitor contact telephone

098 45612
087 220 8568

Appledore ILB crew members. Left to right, Martin Davis, Gary Stanbury and Andrew HalletSpecific crew member details for this lifeboat station are not available here at the moment.

More than 4,800 lifeboat crew members around the UK and RoI drop everything when their pagers go off, 24 hours a day, 365 days a year.

Only 1 in 10 crew members has a professional maritime occupation. Men and women of all ages and all walks of life crew the RNLI lifeboats around our coasts and waterways.

  • Library shot Achill RNLI all weather lifeboat

    Library shot Achill RNLI all weather lifeboat

  • Achill Island RNLI on 17 hour callout

    Achill Island RNLI on 17 hour callout

  • Callout to woman injured after diving

    Callout to woman injured after diving

  • Achill RNLI

    Achill Island RNLI

  • Achill RNLI's first call out of 2008 to expectant mother

    Achill RNLI's first call out of 2008 to expectant mother

  • Achill Island RNLI

    Achill Island RNLI

  • Achill Island RNLI Lifeboat crew gives Santa a lift to deliver presents to the boys and girls on Cla

    Achill Island RNLI Lifeboat crew gives Santa a lift to deliver presents to the boys and girls on Cla

  • Achill Island RNLI rescue stranded walkers

    Achill Island RNLI rescue stranded walkers

  • Achill lifeboat volunteer press officer Paddy McNulty retires after 10 years at the helm

    Achill lifeboat volunteer press officer Paddy McNulty retires after 10 years at the helm

  • Achill Island RNLI assist fisherman with eye injury

    Achill Island RNLI

  • Achill Island RNLI lifeboat volunteers form guard of honour for newlyweds

    Achill RNLI crewmember Micheal Molloy marries Tara Kilbane

  • Achill RNLI honours medical officers

    Achill RNLI honours medical officers

  • Achill Island RNLI assists two on yacht surrounded by dolphins

    Achill Island RNLI

 

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Lifeboat name: Sam and Ada Moody

Lifeboat class: Trent

Funded by: bequest of Ada Moody

Read more about the Trent

   

Following a review of lifeboat cover in the Clew Bay area of County Mayo it was resolved at a meeting of the Executive Committee held on 22 November 1995 that an all weather lifeboat station be established at Kildavnet, in the southern part of Achill Sound for 12 months evaluation.

Clew Bay lies 50 miles by sea to the south of the all weather lifeboat station at Ballyglass and 50 miles by sea to the north of Aran Islands (formerly Galway Bay) all weather lifeboat station.

1996
In order to provide the station with suitable crew facilities during the evaluation period, a portacabin and a storage container were sited at Kildavnet during June/July and temporary lifeboat, Waveney class, ON1027 Helen Turnball was placed on service.

1997
Arun class lifeboat placed on service on 26 January.

1999
Silver Medal awarded to Coxswain Brian Patten, and Letters of Thanks signed by the Chairman of the Institution Mr David Ackland awarded to the crew for the rescue of three men and the fishing vessel Carrigeen Bay that had engine failure and was drifting rapidly onto rocks in a Force 9 Strong Gale and 22ft swells on 27 February 1999.  Despite appalling conditions a tow was established and although this parted on several occasions and with the sea breaking over both vessels the Carrigeen Bay was towed to the shelter of Calre Island.  The award of the Silver Medal, voted by the Committee of Management on 15 September 1999 was uniquely announced at the end of the naming ceremony of ON1240 on 18 September 1999.

2000
James Michael Bower Endowment Fund Award for 1999 awarded to Brian Patten, as one of the two Silver Medal awardees of 1999.

2004
A new B class boathouse completed in February at a cost of £600,550.

2005
A special framed certificate signed by Surgeon Rear Admiral F Golden and the Chief Executive presented to Crew Members David Curtis and Arthur Knipe, and also Doctor Patrick Lineen in recognition of the compassion and exemplary first aid rendered to a seriously injured woman who was in a perilous position on a narrow pier wall.  The assistance was given in darkness during the night of 9 April 2005.

MEDAL RECORD
Silver medal awarded 1999