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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

3.55pm 24 November 2023
1.57pm 13 November 2023
3.14pm 6 November 2023
11.24am 2 November 2023
7.10pm 18 October 2023
2.29pm 10 October 2023
5.03pm 9 October 2023
8.02pm 14 September 2023
2.12pm 5 September 2023
1.25pm 24 August 2023
1.10pm 24 August 2023
12.48pm 18 August 2023
4.44pm 14 August 2023
4.36pm 6 August 2023
1.23pm 5 August 2023
11.33am 3 August 2023
2.03am 28 July 2023
6.43pm 27 July 2023
3.01am 24 July 2023
10.59pm 22 July 2023

Today's weather

11°C Rain
Min: 9°C Max: 11°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

Three crew in dry suits and lifejackets, holding their RNLI helmets stand in front of Galway Lifeboat Station with the inshore lifeboat in the background. It is night and the crew are lit by the light from the boat hall and two street lamps in the background
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