RNLI Castletownbere Lifeboat Station

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

1.43pm 5 June 2021
9.05pm 10 May 2021
8.31am 27 March 2021
12.22pm 26 March 2021
3.34pm 2 January 2021
3.53pm 28 December 2020
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

Today's weather

18°C Cloudy
Min: 12°C Max: 18°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

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Castletownbere RNLI and Coast Guard helicopter rescue woman in West Cork
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Article Lifeboats
Castletownbere RNLI launch twice in major rescue operation off West Cork coast
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Castletownbere RNLI launch to ill skipper
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Will you answer our Mayday call?

RNLI lifesavers are used to answering emergency calls, but today they’re putting out a call of their own. Your kind donation could help them carry on saving lives during their busiest time. Will you answer that call?