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

10.20am 25 July 2017
10.19am 25 July 2017
2.24pm 16 July 2017
8.31pm 8 July 2017
11.38am 8 July 2017
7.51pm 7 July 2017
4.48am 2 July 2017
4.47am 2 July 2017
3.11am 25 June 2017
3.02am 25 June 2017
2.52am 25 June 2017
7.01pm 17 June 2017
9.43pm 7 June 2017
6.53pm 3 June 2017
5.42pm 1 June 2017
8.46pm 20 May 2017
2.34am 1 May 2017
9.10pm 22 April 2017
3.14am 8 April 2017
7.41pm 14 March 2017

Today's weather

21°C Overcast
Min: 14°C
Max: 21°C
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Next tide

Wed 26 Jul
Low: 1:33am 0.1m
High: 7:52am 4.7m
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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

Lifeboat joins in windsurfer rescue bid
Cowes lifeboat races through the choppy sea to the capsized windsurfer.
Article Rescues
Lifeboat joins in windsurfer rescue bid
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RNLI award for gallantry returned to Aran Islands
Vellum is returned to Aran Island RNLI
Article Heritage and history
RNLI award for gallantry returned to Aran Islands
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Galway and Aran Islands RNLI involved in recovery of casualty in major operation
Article Lifeboats
Galway and Aran Islands RNLI involved in recovery of casualty in major operation
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