RNLI shops, museums and the College will open as Government guidance allows. Lifeboat stations remain operational but are not open to visitors.

Lough Swilly Lifeboat Station

Lough Swilly Lifeboat Station

Lough Swilly is the only lifeboat station in Ireland to operate two lifeboats – one inshore lifeboat and one all-weather Tyne class lifeboat. Situated on the Inishowen peninsula the lifeboats provide cover for a variety of commercial and leisure marine activities.
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Latest lifeboat launch

Recent launches from Lough Swilly Lifeboat Station

5.31pm 24 July 2021
4.46pm 24 July 2021
1.52am 24 July 2021
1.42am 24 July 2021
5.04pm 23 July 2021
4.57pm 18 July 2021
12.27pm 7 July 2021
12.27pm 7 July 2021
9.20am 19 June 2021
8.21pm 10 June 2021
2.18pm 23 May 2021
2.18pm 23 May 2021
2.51pm 12 May 2021
8.15pm 25 April 2021
8.15pm 25 April 2021
2.30pm 25 April 2021
7.34pm 21 March 2021
7.27pm 21 March 2021
12.25am 15 March 2021
12.17am 15 March 2021

Today's weather

21°C Cloudy
Min: 14°C Max: 21°C
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Visitor information and facilities

Station address

Lough Swilly Lifeboat Station
St Orans Road
Co. Donegal

Station phone number

074 936 1710

Accessibility

Parking, disabled parking, disabled access

Visiting times

By appointment only

Visitor contact

John McCarter

Visitor contact phone number

087 257 2516

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News and media from Lough Swilly Lifeboat Station

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Lough Swilly, Portrush and Arranmore RNLI rescue five fishermen in storm
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Lough Swilly RNLI rescue four fishermen in all night call out
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ALB tasked to broken down fishing vessel 5NM SW off Malin Head in 2-3 meters swells
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Lough Swilly tasked to broken down fishing vessel
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Lough Swilly ALB tasked @ 1.06am on 18/01/18 to broken down fishing vessel east off Fanad Lighthouse
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Lough Swilly RNLI assist a broken down fishing vessel
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