Dun Laoghaire Lifeboat station

Dun Laoghaire Lifeboat Station

For 180 years a lifeboat has launched from Dun Laoghaire; today the station operates both an inshore lifeboat and an all-weather lifeboat. During its history the station has witnessed tragedy with 17 lifeboat crew losing their lives saving others at sea.
RNLI pager on a chart with a pair of dividers

Latest lifeboat launch

Recent launches from Dun Laoghaire Lifeboat Station

4.55pm 23 February 2021
4.46pm 23 February 2021
11.07am 7 February 2021
11.00am 7 February 2021
11.00am 7 February 2021
2.01pm 4 February 2021
4.37pm 30 January 2021
9.36am 30 January 2021
11.33am 26 January 2021
3.46pm 21 January 2021
2.11pm 21 January 2021
12.36pm 16 January 2021
12.36pm 16 January 2021
11.24pm 20 December 2020
2.48pm 16 December 2020
1.57pm 5 December 2020
11.03pm 1 December 2020
3.20pm 28 November 2020
1.41pm 18 November 2020
11.36am 14 November 2020

Today's weather

10°C Cloudy
Min: 4°C Max: 10°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

Dun Laoghaire Lifeboat Station
Queens Road
Co. Dublin

Station phone number

01 280 2667


Parking, disabled access

Shop hours


Visiting times

Generally 10am–4:30pm daily

Visitor contact

Stephen Wynne

Visitor contact phone number

+353 (0) 834 28 8310
01 280 2667

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News and media from Dun Laoghaire Lifeboat Station

Dun Laoghaire RNL crew helping Archie the dog to safety
Article Sea safety
Dun Laoghaire RNLI launch to rescue Archie the dog
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Irish lifeboat on exercise
Article Lifeboats
Irish Coast Guard and RNLI issue water safety appeal for Christmas and New Year
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Rescued swimmer Frank Crowe
Article People
Rescued swimmer backs RNLI Christmas appeal after Dun Laoghaire RNLI rescue
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Article Lifeboats
Dun Laoghaire RNLI rescue two missing divers
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Bring hope, even on the darkest days

Coronavirus has delayed crucial crew training and lifeboat maintenance. A kind donation from you could help keep our crews safe and ready to rescue. Will you give us hope this spring?