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

9.10pm 22 April 2017
3.14am 8 April 2017
7.41pm 14 March 2017
7.39pm 14 March 2017
6.20pm 4 March 2017
4.06pm 9 February 2017
7.05pm 29 December 2016
9.05pm 20 December 2016
1.35pm 13 December 2016
3.51pm 10 December 2016
5.39pm 3 December 2016
3.58pm 24 November 2016
2.18am 6 November 2016
5.37pm 2 November 2016
2.54pm 27 October 2016
2.39pm 19 October 2016
9.01am 20 September 2016
2.42pm 12 September 2016
5.46am 7 September 2016
5.38am 7 September 2016

Today's weather

14°C Rain
Min: 8°C
Max: 14°C
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Next tide

Sun 30 Apr
High: 8:42am 4.6m
Low: 2:42pm 0.5m
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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

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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