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

5.33pm 16 January 2018
2.57pm 14 January 2018
6.08pm 29 December 2017
3.14pm 27 December 2017
12.31pm 21 December 2017
10.48pm 11 December 2017
12.27am 4 December 2017
9.56pm 22 November 2017
4.26pm 20 November 2017
2.02am 27 October 2017
7.04pm 7 October 2017
11.21am 5 October 2017
11.17am 5 October 2017
1.15am 1 October 2017
9.24pm 29 September 2017
8.35am 9 August 2017
8.26am 9 August 2017
3.01am 6 August 2017
2.59am 6 August 2017
8.14pm 29 July 2017

Today's weather

7°C Rain
Min: 1°C
Max: 7°C
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Next tide

Wed 17 Jan
Low: 11:23am 0.2m
High: 5:36pm 1.3m
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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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