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.
RNLI pager on a chart with a pair of dividers

Latest lifeboat launch

Recent launches from Lough Swilly Lifeboat Station

11.17am 15 September 2020
11.17am 15 September 2020
3.13pm 6 September 2020
3.13pm 6 September 2020
12.33pm 25 August 2020
12.33pm 25 August 2020
8.29pm 15 August 2020
8.29pm 15 August 2020
7.20pm 13 August 2020
7.20pm 13 August 2020
8.19pm 2 August 2020
8.19pm 2 August 2020
12.54pm 1 August 2020
12.54pm 1 August 2020
5.54pm 26 July 2020
5.54pm 26 July 2020
5.38pm 26 July 2020
5.38pm 26 July 2020
7.52pm 17 July 2020
7.52pm 17 July 2020

Today's weather

12°C Cloudy
Min: 5°C Max: 12°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 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

Lough Swilly, Portrush and Arranmore RNLI rescue five fishermen in storm
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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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Lough Swilly tasked to broken down fishing vessel
ALB tasked to broken down fishing vessel 5NM SW off Malin Head in 2-3 meters swells
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Lough Swilly RNLI assist a broken down fishing vessel
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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