RNLI shops, museums and the College will open as Government guidance allows. Lifeboat stations remain operational but are not open to visitors.

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

3.30pm 19 September 2021
2.48pm 30 August 2021
2.32pm 27 August 2021
2.57pm 26 August 2021
3.46pm 24 August 2021
7.49pm 22 August 2021
3.44pm 22 August 2021
6.31am 18 August 2021
4.16pm 20 July 2021
12.22pm 19 July 2021
8.52am 15 July 2021
8.09pm 4 July 2021
11.48am 8 June 2021
3.54am 23 May 2021
12.30am 27 April 2021
8.19pm 21 March 2021
2.37pm 15 March 2021
8.25am 15 March 2021
3.04pm 3 January 2021
7.12pm 29 December 2020

Today's weather

14°C Rain
Min: 11°C Max: 14°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

Visitor contact

Seamus O'Flaitheartha

Visitor contact phone number

087 282 1318

Shop hours

By appointment only

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