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

3.28pm 24 June 2018
1.15pm 16 June 2018
4.44pm 12 June 2018
7.50am 30 May 2018
7.42am 30 May 2018
8.43am 27 May 2018
7.38pm 15 May 2018
11.09am 4 May 2018
9.43pm 22 April 2018
6.09pm 4 April 2018
4.19pm 2 April 2018
6.18pm 26 March 2018
6.18pm 26 March 2018
2.28pm 25 March 2018
5.19pm 23 March 2018
11.40am 21 March 2018
4.49pm 2 March 2018
8.42pm 28 February 2018
1.39pm 28 February 2018
12.22pm 27 February 2018

Today's weather

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

Mon 25 Jun
Low: 10.46pm 0.2m
High: 4.59am 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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