Aerial view of RNLI Aran Islands Lifeboat Station

Aran Islands Lifeboat Station

For 175 years, the Aran Islands Lifeboat Station has covered the dramatic, rocky wilderness facing outwards to the Atlantic Ocean. Formerly known as Galway Bay until 1995, the lifeboat crews have been presented with over 20 awards for gallantry.
RNLI pager on a chart with a pair of dividers

Latest lifeboat launch

Recent launches from Aran Islands Lifeboat Station

9.31pm 22 May 2020
9.31pm 22 May 2020
12.16pm 15 April 2020
12.12pm 15 April 2020
12.12pm 15 April 2020
11.50am 14 April 2020
11.50am 14 April 2020
12.57am 11 February 2020
7.52pm 21 January 2020
6.01pm 16 January 2020
10.49am 12 January 2020
12.07pm 8 January 2020
12.59pm 30 November 2019
3.36pm 23 November 2019
2.13pm 13 November 2019
11.27am 6 November 2019
8.16pm 31 October 2019
12.08pm 18 October 2019
3.37pm 7 October 2019
9.56am 3 October 2019

Today's weather

14°C Cloudy
Min: 10°C Max: 14°C
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Visitor information and facilities

Station address

Aran Islands Lifeboat Station
Kilronan
Co Galway

Station phone number

099 61166

Accessibility

Parking, disabled parking, and disabled access

Visitor contact

Seamus O'Flaitheartha

Visitor contact phone number

087 282 1318

Shop hours

By appointment only

News and media from Aran Islands Lifeboat Station

Two medical evacuations in 24 hours for Aran Islands RNLI
Aran Islands RNLI responds to two medivacs in 24 hours
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Two medical evacuations in 24 hours for Aran Islands RNLI
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RNLI volunteers in Galway lifeboat stations are facing the Perfect Storm
Dad and Aran Island lifeboat volunteer Daniel with his son Jack today
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RNLI volunteers in Galway lifeboat stations are facing the Perfect Storm
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Aran Islands RNLI responds to two medical evacuation requests
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Aran Islands RNLI responds to two medical evacuation requests
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Aran Islands RNLI carries out medical evacuation off Inis Meain in Storm Lorenzo
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Aran Islands RNLI carries out medical evacuation off Inis Meain in Storm Lorenzo
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