RNLI Arklow Lifeboat Station

Arklow Lifeboat Station

Established in 1826, Arklow was the first RNLI lifeboat station founded in Ireland. Based at South Quay, the station currently operates an all-weather Trent class lifeboat, Ger Tigchelaar, which has been on station since 1997.
RNLI pager on a chart with a pair of dividers

Latest lifeboat launch

Recent launches from Arklow Lifeboat Station

11.09am 17 December 2020
1.29pm 17 November 2020
7.23pm 5 October 2020
4.38pm 20 September 2020
2.31pm 13 September 2020
5.19pm 6 September 2020
5.19pm 6 September 2020
2.13pm 2 September 2020
2.43am 9 August 2020
6.57pm 4 August 2020
2.55pm 20 July 2020
2.55pm 20 July 2020
7.37pm 18 July 2020
7.36pm 18 July 2020
8.29am 18 July 2020
7.12pm 11 July 2020
6.17pm 1 July 2020
4.07pm 26 June 2020
4.07pm 26 June 2020
3.21pm 30 May 2020

Today's weather

11°C Rain
Min: 6°C Max: 11°C
Get a 5-day forecast

While our lifeboat stations remain operational and are continuing to launch to those at peril at sea, they are not currently open to visitors. 

Visitor information and facilities

Station address

Arklow Lifeboat Station
South Quay
Co Wicklow
Y14 HW11

Station phone number

0402 32850


Parking, disabled access

Visiting times

Visits can be arranged by appointment.

Connect with us



News and media from Arklow Lifeboat Station

Article People
Arklow RNLI rescues two fishermen on vessel adrift south of Arklow
Read more
Towing the Jet Ski into harbour
Article Lifeboats
Arklow RNLI launch to reports of lone jet skier in distress
Read more
Arklow RNLI lifeboat
Article Lifeboats
Arklow RNLI launch to person in difficulty on small inflatable boat
Read more