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

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
8.52pm 3 October 2020
6.17pm 27 September 2020
12.22pm 24 September 2020
3.33pm 23 September 2020
7.06pm 21 September 2020
5.44pm 19 September 2020
5.44pm 19 September 2020
9.47pm 11 September 2020
9.47pm 11 September 2020
3.59pm 7 September 2020
3.59pm 7 September 2020

Today's weather

9°C Rain
Min: 3°C Max: 9°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 (unmanned)

Mobile: 0879408190

Accessibility

Parking, disabled parking, disabled access

Visiting times

By appointment only

Visitor contact

Deputy Launching Authority
087 9408190

Tony McCarth - Lifeboat Operations Manager
0872547490

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News and media from Lough Ree Lifeboat Station

Lough Ree RNLI launch to locate two overdue kayakers
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Lough Ree RNLI locate two kayakers as Storm Bella approached
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Lough Ree RNLI prepare to launch to callout for four people on grounded barge
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Lough Ree RNLI comes to the aid of four people on grounded barge near Athlone
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Lough Ree RNLI responds to three call outs within two hours helping six people
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Lough Ree RNLI brings drifting cruiser to safety at Portrunny Harbour
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