Clifden lifeboat crew waving from their two lifeboats

Clifden Lifeboat Station

Situated in an area of spectacular scenery, Clifden Lifeboat Station provides search and rescue cover off the west coast of Ireland. The station operates an all-weather Shannon class lifeboat and an inshore B class Atlantic 85 lifeboat.
RNLI pager on a chart with a pair of dividers

Latest lifeboat launch

Recent launches from Clifden Lifeboat Station

2.52pm 21 September 2020
2.52pm 21 September 2020
11.31am 27 August 2020
1.02pm 15 August 2020
3.30pm 12 August 2020
2.43pm 7 August 2020
6.03pm 31 July 2020
6.03pm 31 July 2020
1.01pm 16 July 2020
9.51am 29 June 2020
9.51am 29 June 2020
12.15pm 18 June 2020
12.15pm 18 June 2020
5.29pm 28 May 2020
5.29pm 28 May 2020
1.22pm 28 February 2020
9.59pm 14 January 2020
11.12pm 25 September 2019
2.11pm 22 September 2019
4.47pm 20 September 2019

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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

Clifden Lifeboat Station
The Quay
Co. Galway

Station phone number

095 21775


Parking, Disabled Access

Visiting times

By appointment only

Visitor contact

John Brittain

Visitor contact phone number

086 2779622

News and media from Clifden Lifeboat Station

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