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

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
7.32pm 19 September 2020
2.29pm 7 September 2020
2.29pm 7 September 2020
9.11pm 27 August 2020
9.11pm 27 August 2020
11.16pm 15 August 2020
11.16pm 15 August 2020
9.29am 14 August 2020
9.24am 14 August 2020
9.24am 14 August 2020
11.26pm 12 August 2020
11.26pm 12 August 2020
5.22pm 11 August 2020

Today's weather

12°C Rain
Min: 9°C Max: 12°C
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While our lifeboat stations remain operational and are continuing to launch to those at peril at sea, they are not currently open to visitors. 

Visitor information and facilities

Station address

Aran Islands Lifeboat Station
Kilronan
Co Galway

Station phone number

099 61166

Accessibility

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

Aran Islands RNLI go to aid of two people in need of medical attention
Article People
Aran Islands RNLI go to aid of two people in need of medical attention
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Aran Islands RNLI responds to a fishing vessel in difficulty with two onboard
Article People
Aran Islands RNLI responds to a fishing vessel in difficulty with two onboard
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Aran Islands RNLI comes to the aid of five people on 42ft yacht in difficulty
Article Lifeboats
Aran Islands RNLI comes to the aid of five people on 42ft yacht in difficulty
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Aran Islands RNLI responds to two Bank Holiday Monday call outs
Article People
Aran Islands RNLI responds to two Bank Holiday Monday call outs
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