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

7.37am 26 August 2018
7.35am 26 August 2018
7.21am 26 August 2018
12.40am 25 August 2018
12.38am 25 August 2018
3.46pm 20 August 2018
6.48pm 16 August 2018
6.37pm 15 August 2018
4.15pm 14 August 2018
4.16pm 13 August 2018
3.02pm 9 August 2018
2.55pm 9 August 2018
10.13am 1 August 2018
10.01am 1 August 2018
10.29pm 26 July 2018
9.25pm 18 July 2018
6.15pm 15 July 2018
10.09pm 9 July 2018
12.13pm 7 July 2018
3.28pm 24 June 2018

Today's weather

15°C Rain
Min: 10°C
Max: 15°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

Lifeboat joins in windsurfer rescue bid
Cowes lifeboat races through the choppy sea to the capsized windsurfer.
Article Rescue
Lifeboat joins in windsurfer rescue bid
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RNLI award for gallantry returned to Aran Islands
Vellum is returned to Aran Island RNLI
Article Heritage
RNLI award for gallantry returned to Aran Islands
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Galway and Aran Islands RNLI involved in recovery of casualty in major operation
Article Lifeboats
Galway and Aran Islands RNLI involved in recovery of casualty in major operation
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