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

6.02pm 12 June 2019
4.56am 11 June 2019
11.05pm 10 June 2019
3.30pm 8 June 2019
11.35am 26 May 2019
9.54pm 23 May 2019
6.26pm 10 April 2019
1.51pm 10 April 2019
3.45pm 7 April 2019
8.45am 20 March 2019
8.35pm 20 January 2019
8.26pm 13 January 2019
9.51pm 12 January 2019
4.21pm 5 January 2019
1.06pm 7 December 2018
6.33pm 16 October 2018
2.22pm 16 October 2018
7.37am 26 August 2018
7.35am 26 August 2018
7.21am 26 August 2018

Today's weather

13°C Rain
Min: 11°C Max: 13°C
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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

Aran Islands RNLI assists tourist who falls on rocky terrain
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Aran Islands RNLI assists tourist who falls on rocky terrain
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Aran Islands RNLI responds twice at night to assist patient and lone sailor
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Aran Islands RNLI responds twice at night to assist patient and lone sailor
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Aran Islands RNLI in nine-hour night call out to assist sick fisherman
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Aran Islands RNLI in nine-hour night call out to assist sick fisherman
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Aran Islands and Galway RNLI participate in mass rescue exercise on Galway Bay
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Aran Islands and Galway RNLI participate in mass rescue exercise on Galway Bay
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