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

3.23am 10 June 2023
6.37pm 5 June 2023
1.57pm 5 June 2023
3.48pm 4 June 2023
12.03pm 3 June 2023
2.00pm 28 May 2023
7.54pm 16 May 2023
4.04pm 11 May 2023
12.16pm 11 May 2023
11.43am 12 April 2023
8.34pm 21 February 2023
10.53am 13 December 2022
8.00pm 28 November 2022
8.07pm 20 November 2022
9.04am 8 November 2022
6.12pm 1 November 2022
1.05am 4 October 2022
3.37pm 25 September 2022
5.02pm 10 September 2022
8.12pm 20 August 2022

Today's weather

18°C Rain
Min: 14°C Max: 18°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

Looking down on the Atlantic 85 inshore lifeboat tied up at the lifeboat station in Galway. It is dark and there are three crew members on board assisting a casualty - who is not visible - off the lifeboat. Two shore crew are visible in the background on the shore, with a third shore crew holding a blanket open, ready for the casualty.
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Galway RNLI rescues casualty who falls from pier in Galway City
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Aran Islands all-weather lifeboat
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Aran Islands RNLI responds to two Medical Evacuation from Inis Mór
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Aran Islands RNLI Coxswain John O'Donnell
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Aran Islands RNLI Coxswain retires after 21 years saving lives at sea
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