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Aerial view of RNLI Aran Islands Lifeboat Station

Aran Islands Lifeboat Station

For 175 years, the Aran Islands Lifeboat Station has covered the dramatic, rocky wilderness facing outwards to the Atlantic Ocean. Formerly known as Galway Bay until 1995, the lifeboat crews have been presented with over 20 awards for gallantry.
RNLI pager on a chart with a pair of dividers

Latest lifeboat launch

Recent lifeboat launches from Aran Islands Lifeboat Station

1.53pm 10 May 2024
2.00pm 4 May 2024
5.52pm 23 April 2024
6.18am 21 April 2024
7.59pm 20 April 2024
1.26pm 30 March 2024
4.51am 3 March 2024
4.01am 2 March 2024
3.50am 2 March 2024
3.27am 2 March 2024
10.11am 24 February 2024
6.19pm 1 February 2024
10.50am 18 January 2024
1.02pm 16 January 2024
10.40am 2 January 2024
7.16pm 31 December 2023
1.04pm 18 December 2023
1.12pm 15 December 2023
3.55pm 24 November 2023
1.57pm 13 November 2023

Today's weather

12°C Rain
Min: 11°C Max: 12°C
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Visitor information and facilities

Station address

Aran Islands Lifeboat Station
Co Galway

Station phone number

099 61166


Parking, disabled parking, and disabled access  

Shop hours

By appointment only

News and media from Aran Islands Lifeboat Station

Four crew on board an Atlantic 85 lifeboat at sea moving from right to left with Mutton Island and Lighthouse in the distance behind
Article Rescue
Galway RNLI crew member’s last shout to Hare Island
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Four crew on board an Atlantic 85 lifeboat passing the lifeboat station as it departs Galway Docks for training.
Article Rescue
Galway RNLI called to rescue two people stranded on Hare Island
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Inshore lifeboat with four crew on board leaving the pontoon at Galway Lifeboat Station after launching. Low tide has exposed rocks on the channel to left of the lifeboat and there are a number of fishing and other boats tied up on the right had side of the channel.
Article Rescue
Galway RNLI rescue walker stranded on Hare Island
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