Killkeel Lifeboat Station

Kilkeel Lifeboat Station

Located on the south east coast of County Down, Kilkeel Lifeboat Station covers an area with the largest fishing fleet in Ireland. The station operates an inshore B class Atlantic 85 lifeboat.
RNLI pager on a chart with a pair of dividers

Latest lifeboat launch

Recent launches from Kilkeel Lifeboat Station

10.54am 26 March 2021
1.25am 5 December 2020
3.21pm 14 November 2020
2.21pm 30 October 2020
3.02pm 20 September 2020
3.12pm 11 September 2020
11.50am 24 August 2020
1.03am 14 August 2020
4.30pm 1 July 2020
9.56am 30 May 2020
2.21pm 27 February 2020
4.04pm 19 December 2019
7.53pm 14 October 2019
4.52pm 4 October 2019
4.40pm 4 October 2019
1.10pm 27 August 2019
9.52pm 23 August 2019
5.41pm 7 August 2019
1.21pm 24 July 2019
4.20pm 19 July 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

Kilkeel Lifeboat Station
Harbour Road
Co. Down
United Kingdom
BT34 4AX

Station phone number

02841 764161


Parking, disabled parking

Visiting times

By appointment only
Don't miss: Crew Training–8pm Tuesdays

Visitor contact

John Fisher

Visitor contact phone number

07703 178180

News and media from Kilkeel Lifeboat Station

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Lifeboat Helm Andrew McConnell with his son Chris who are both marine engineers at Kilkeel Harbour
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Kilkeel RNLI volunteers are facing the Perfect Storm this Christmas
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