RNLI Lough Ree lifeboat on exercise

Lough Ree Lifeboat Station

Established in 2012, Lough Ree Lifeboat Station is situated on the picturesque Coosan Point, north of Athlone. Lough Ree is a popular location for fishing, sailing and swimming, in the heart of Ireland.
RNLI pager on a chart with a pair of dividers

Latest lifeboat launch

Recent launches from Lough Ree Lifeboat Station

11.34am 13 June 2021
7.09pm 12 June 2021
10.32pm 11 June 2021
6.15pm 6 June 2021
1.33pm 5 June 2021
3.53pm 1 June 2021
5.44pm 29 May 2021
5.45pm 22 May 2021
11.36am 22 May 2021
11.36am 22 May 2021
5.22pm 20 May 2021
2.43pm 21 February 2021
5.34pm 7 February 2021
2.58pm 26 December 2020
4.33pm 13 December 2020
12.42pm 13 December 2020
1.16pm 12 December 2020
1.33pm 16 October 2020
5.34pm 11 October 2020
2.42pm 10 October 2020

Today's weather

20°C Cloudy
Min: 11°C Max: 20°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

Lough Ree Lifeboat Station
Coosan Point
Athlone
County Westmeath

Station contact numbers

Telephone: 0906 433513

Mobile: 08628 49108

Accessibility

Parking, disabled parking, disabled access

Visiting times

By appointment only

Visitor contact

Jude Kilmartin - Lifeboat Operations Manager

Telephone: 08628 49108

Email: Jude_Kilmartin@rnli.org.uk

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News and media from Lough Ree Lifeboat Station

Lough Ree RNLI volunteer crew (Sunday 30 May)
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Lough Ree RNLI rescue six people and a dog over the weekend
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RNLI Lough Ree 'Tara Scougall' with rescued craft at Coosan Point, Athlone, Republic of Ireland
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Lough Ree RNLI rescues eight people from stricken cruisers on the lake
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Lough Ree RNLI cautions safety on the water over the Easter break
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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?