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

12.11pm 17 November 2018
6.06pm 21 August 2018
5.00am 14 August 2018
5.01am 11 August 2018
7.06pm 25 July 2018
5.15pm 23 July 2018
5.14pm 23 July 2018
9.22pm 22 July 2018
10.34am 27 June 2018
4.47pm 24 June 2018
5.27pm 20 June 2018
9.35am 12 June 2018
3.17pm 7 June 2018
10.01am 3 June 2018
7.01pm 23 May 2018
5.27pm 23 May 2018
3.40pm 7 May 2018
4.07pm 6 May 2018
4.05pm 6 May 2018
12.41pm 14 April 2018

Today's weather

11°C Cloudy
Min: 9°C Max: 11°C
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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

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News and media from Howth Lifeboat Station

Howth RNLI rescue three people and their sailing vessel which had lost steering
Howth RNLI rescue 3 people and their sailing vessel which had lost steering
Article Sea safety
Howth RNLI rescue three people and their sailing vessel which had lost steering
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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.
Video Lifeboats
Howth RNLI launch to reports of upturned kayak
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Howth RNLI launch to reports of upturned Kayak spotted by member of public
Howth RNLI recover sea kayak
Article Lifeboats
Howth RNLI launch to reports of upturned Kayak spotted by member of public
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Howth RNLI launch to reports of upturned Kayak spotted by member of public
Howth RNLI launch to reports of upturned Kayak spotted by member of public
Article Sea safety
Howth RNLI launch to reports of upturned Kayak spotted by member of public
Read more