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

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
8.09pm 29 July 2017
7.59pm 29 July 2017
2.09am 29 July 2017
2.02am 29 July 2017
1.50am 29 July 2017
10.20am 25 July 2017
10.19am 25 July 2017
2.24pm 16 July 2017

Today's weather

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Next tide

Wed 22 Nov
Low: 12:50am 1.0m
High: 7:06am 4.4m
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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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