RNLI shops, museums and the College will open as Government guidance allows. Lifeboat stations remain operational but are not open to visitors.

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 launches from Aran Islands Lifeboat Station

4.16pm 20 July 2021
12.22pm 19 July 2021
8.52am 15 July 2021
8.09pm 4 July 2021
11.48am 8 June 2021
3.54am 23 May 2021
12.30am 27 April 2021
8.19pm 21 March 2021
2.37pm 15 March 2021
8.25am 15 March 2021
3.04pm 3 January 2021
7.12pm 29 December 2020
5.22pm 7 December 2020
11.35am 19 October 2020
10.22am 15 October 2020
4.45pm 8 October 2020
7.50pm 5 October 2020
3.05pm 21 September 2020
3.05pm 21 September 2020
7.32pm 19 September 2020

Today's weather

15°C Rain
Min: 9°C Max: 15°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

Visitor contact

Seamus O'Flaitheartha

Visitor contact phone number

087 282 1318

Shop hours

By appointment only

News and media from Aran Islands Lifeboat Station

Article People
Aran Islands RNLI comes to the aid of cyclist after fall
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Galway camoige player Shauna Healy
Article Sea safety
Galway camogie player Shauna Healy backs RNLI summer water safety campaign
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Article People
Aran Islands RNLI responds to medical evacuation from Inis Mór
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Video Beach safety
RNLI/GAA Summer Campaign with Shauna Healy - Irish CC
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Will you answer our Mayday call?

RNLI lifesavers are used to answering emergency calls, but today they’re putting out a call of their own. Your kind donation could help them carry on saving lives during their busiest time. Will you answer that call?