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

12.08pm 18 October 2019
3.37pm 7 October 2019
9.56am 3 October 2019
4.20pm 1 September 2019
4.15pm 1 September 2019
11.08pm 28 August 2019
4.50pm 28 August 2019
5.49pm 17 August 2019
8.07pm 5 August 2019
9.19pm 30 July 2019
10.20am 23 July 2019
8.14pm 21 July 2019
5.24pm 20 July 2019
8.59pm 14 July 2019
11.54am 14 July 2019
3.35am 8 July 2019
7.29am 27 June 2019
11.45pm 23 June 2019
6.34pm 22 June 2019
2.35am 22 June 2019

Today's weather

12°C Rain
Min: 10°C Max: 12°C
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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

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Aran Islands RNLI carries out medical evacuation off Inis Meain in Storm Lorenzo
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Aran Islands RNLI carry out medical evacuation of man with fractured arm
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Aran Islands RNLI carries out two medical evacuations within hours
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Aran Islands RNLI carry out medical evacuation after female tourist is injured
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