Howth Lifeboat Station

Howth Lifeboat Station

For nearly 190 years an all-weather lifeboat has launched into Dublin Bay from Howth and the crews have been honoured with 20 awards for gallantry. Today the station operates both a Trent class lifeboat and an inshore D class lifeboat.
RNLI pager on a chart with a pair of dividers

Latest lifeboat launch

Recent launches from Howth Lifeboat Station

12.41pm 14 April 2018
5.43pm 17 March 2018
1.15pm 14 February 2018
4.19am 10 February 2018
9.36pm 4 February 2018
5.11pm 24 January 2018
1.28pm 7 January 2018
2.40pm 25 December 2017
9.30am 3 December 2017
2.39pm 25 October 2017
2.28pm 7 October 2017
9.38pm 25 September 2017
2.47am 3 September 2017
9.59am 28 August 2017
2.43pm 26 August 2017
1.17pm 24 August 2017
1.08pm 19 August 2017
3.14pm 16 August 2017
7.43pm 10 August 2017
7.35pm 26 July 2017

Today's weather

11°C Rain
Min: 6°C
Max: 11°C
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Next tide

Thu 26 Apr
High: 10.22pm 1.1m
Low: 3.53am 0.3m
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Visitor information and facilities

Station address

Howth Lifeboat Station
Howth Harbour
Middle Pier
Co. Dublin

Station phone number

018 393 311

Accessibility

Parking, disabled access

Visiting times

Generally 10am–4pm daily

Visitor contact

Ian Sheridan - appointment only

Visitor contact phone number

018 393 311

Connect with us

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News and media from Howth Lifeboat Station

Howth RNLI launch to reports of upturned kayak
Howth RNLI launched the all weather lifeboat Saturday 17th March to reports of upturned Kayak spotted in rough seas off the nose of Howth.
A member of the public while out walking on Howth Head spotted what appeared to be a yellow upturned kayak just off the nose of Howth in very rough seas. The member of the public correctly raised the alarm by contacting the coastguard and sent them a picture taken with their mobile phone of the kayak in the water.
The coastguard immediately tasked Howth RNLI to launch and investigate. The volunteer lifeboat crew pagers sounded at 5.45pm and the lifeboat was launched and went to sea within 12 minutes of receiving the call.
The Kayak was quickly located and brought aboard the lifeboat. It looked like it had not been used for quite some time and had been adapted to support a floating structure. The lifeboat completed a search of the area and returned to base.
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