Castletownbere Lifeboat Station

Established in 1997, Castletownbere lifeboat now operates from a newly-constructed boathouse and provides 24 hour search and rescue between Mizen Head and Kenmare Bay.
RNLI pager on a chart with a pair of dividers

Latest lifeboat launch

Recent launches from Castletownbere Lifeboat Station

10.48pm 3 November 2020
2.48am 31 October 2020
9.31am 25 August 2020
9.31am 25 August 2020
8.54am 21 August 2020
8.54am 21 August 2020
4.21pm 26 March 2020
4.21pm 26 March 2020
10.26pm 6 December 2019
9.00am 22 November 2019
3.31am 5 November 2019
8.33pm 9 October 2019
1.09pm 4 September 2019
2.22pm 3 September 2019
5.10pm 31 July 2019
2.26pm 18 June 2019
7.26pm 16 June 2019
2.21pm 17 May 2019
10.55am 13 May 2019
6.16pm 26 April 2019

Today's weather

7°C Cloudy
Min: 4°C Max: 7°C
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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

Castletownbere Lifeboat Station
Co. Cork

Station phone number

027 70999


Parking, Disabled parking, Disabled access

Visiting times

Monday-Friday 9am-5pm

Visitor contact

Our opening hours are dependent on the availability of our volunteers, so please call ahead to avoid disappointment.

Visitor contact phone number

027 70999

Shop hours

Monday-Friday 9am-5pm

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News and media from Castletownbere Lifeboat Station

Article Lifeboats
Castletownbere RNLI goes to aid of sick fisherman off Mizen Head
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Article People
Castletownbere RNLI launch to assist fishing vessel in difficulties
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Bring the crew home safe this Christmas

Volunteer lifeboat crews are busier than ever. The risks they face are greater. The costs to keep them safe are rising. But income is falling. Can they and their families count on your kindness this Christmas?