Stations A to B

The Royal National Lifeboat Institution (RNLI) currently operate 44 stations throughout the Republic and Northern Ireland. As part of the RNLI Operations Committee five-yearly coast review approval was granted to the trial operation of a new lifeboat station at Lough Ree. 

The new station at Lough Ree opened in late June 2012 on a 12 month trial basis to assess wheather a permanent lifeboat station should be established. 

To improve this section it is now split into four pages in alphabetical order. A link is also provided to our photo gallery where we are currently providing each station with it's own photo album.

We have now added inks to the websites, Facebook and Twitter pages operated by the lifeboat stations.

Achill Island

Achill Island lifeboat station was established in August 1996. The stations all-weather lifeboat is kept at moorings in Achill Sound. Portacabins were used as temporary crew accomodation.

A new station house opened in 2004 located at the southern end of Achill Sound. The new building provides housing for the stations boarding boat along with modern crew facilities.

Contact Information

Address: Achill Island Lifeboat Station, Cloghmore, County Mayo, Republic of Ireland

Telephone: (00 353 98) 45612

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Lifeboat on station

Name: Sam and Ada Moody

Operational Number: 14-28

Class: Trent

Year Built: 1999

On station since: 1999

Aran Islands

The RNLI established a lifeboat station an the Aran Islands in 1927. The lifeboats were moored at Killeary Bay. A small boat house was built at the side of the harbour.

A boathouse located next to the present boathouse was refurbished to provide improved crew facilities. The station currently operate a Severn class All-weather lifeboat 17-06 'David Kirkaldy'.

Contact Information

Address: Aran Islands Lifeboat Station, Kilronan, County Galway, Republic of Ireland

Telephone: (00 353 99) 61166

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Lifeboat on station

Name: David Kirkaldy

Operational Number: 17-06

Class: Severn

Year Built: 1996

On station since: 1997

Arklow

The lifeboat station at Arklow was the first to be established in Ireland by the Royal National Institution for the Preservation of Life from Shipwreck (RNIPLS). The station was opened in 1826 and the lifeboat was kept in a house rented through the Coastguard. The station closed in 1830 when the lifeboat was moved to Newcastle (Co. Down).

The station reopened in 1857. A new boathouse and slipway was built in 1873. In 1912 the boathouse was adapted for the stations first motor lifeboat. The station was again altered in 1938 for a new lifeboat.

In 1967 the lifeboat was placed at moorings in Arklow Dock. A small wooden station house was built on the quayside in 1970. A new station house was built in 1988 on the site of the 1970 built house. A new access ramp and mooring pontoon was installed in 1997. 

Contact Information

Address: Arklow Lifeboat Station, South Quay, Arklow, County Wicklow, Republic of Ireland

Telephone: (00 353 402) 32850

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Lifeboat on station

Name: Ger Tigchelaar

Operational Number: 14-19

Class: Trent

Year Built: 1996

On station since: 1997

Arranmore

The RNLI established a lifeboat station at Arranmore in 1883. A lifeboat house and slipway were built on the eastern side of Arranmore Island. In 1903 a new lifeboat house was built at Rannagh Point. In 1929 a motor lifeboat was placed on moorings at Leabgarrow, a small gear store was built close to the 1883 boathouse.

New moorings were taken up on the north-east side of the island in 1992. A new boathouse was built in 1994 to provide better crew facilities and storage for the boarding boat. In 1997 the boarding boad facility was fitted out and rock armouring adjacent to the slipway. 

Station Information

Lifeboat on station

Address: Arranmore Lifeboat Station, Poolawaddy, County Donegal, Republic of Ireland

Telephone: (00 353 74) 9520123

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Name: Myrtle Maud

Operational Number: 17-22

Class: Severn

Year Built: 1999

On station since: 2000

Ballycotton

The first lifeboat station at Ballycotton was opened in 1858. The original lifeboat house was located in the centre of Ballycotton and the lifeboat was launched down a steep cliff.

The current Lifeboat station dates from 2002 and was built on the site of the 1872 built station. The new station features much improved crew facilities, a training room and a well stocked Lifeboat shop.

The current Ballycotton Lifeboat Trent Class 14-25 Austin Lidbury has served the station since 1998.

Station Information

Address: Ballycotton Lifeboat Station, Middleton, County Cork, Republic of Ireland

Telephone: (00 353 21) 4646903

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Lifeboat on station

Name: Austin Lidbury

Operational Number: 14-25

Class: Trent

Year Built: 1998

On station since: 1998

Ballyglass

The RNLI established a station a Ballyglass in 1989. The station was established in October for a twelve month evaluation period. The station was made permanent following the success of the trial.

In 1994 a new station house was built close to the lifeboat's moorings. In 2002 a D class and Land Rover were sent to the station and operated from Bellmullet where they could be launched from a number of different sights.

Contact Information

Address: Ballyglass Lifeboat Station, Ballyglass, County Mayo, Republic of Ireland

Telephone: (00 353 97) 82072

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Lifeboat on station

Name: Bryan and Gordon

Operational Number: 17-15

Class: Severn

Year Built: 1998

On station since: 1998

Lifeboat on station

Name: The Western

Operational Number: D-687

Class: D Class

Year Built: 2008

On station since: 2008

Ballyglass Lifeboat 17-15 AIS Location

Vessel position may be up to an hour old or incomplete. If the map is blank or showing some where in the North sea no data is available. Data is provided for informational purposes only. All AIS data is provided by www.marinetraffic.com 

Baltimore

The RNLI had taken the decision to open a station a Baltimore in 1913 but this was delayed by the First World War. The station finally opened in 1919. A lifeboat house and slipway were built at Bull Point. The station house has received a number of alterations over the years to accomodate larger lifeboats.

In 2008 Atlantic 75 ILB B-708 was placed on station operating from a temporary compound. In late 2011, work was carried out at the station to accomodate the stations new Tamar class ALB which will operate from moorings. Work was carried out on the boathouse and slipway in order to house the stations B class ILB.

Contact Information

Address: Baltimore Lifeboat Station, Bull Point, County Cork, Republic of Ireland

Telephone: (00 353 28) 20174

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Lifeboat on station

Name: Alan Massey

Operational Number: 16-22

Class: Tamar

Year Built: 2011

On station since: 2012

Lifeboat on station

Name: City of Bradford V

Operational Number: B-753

Class: B Class

Year Built: 1999

On station since: 2012

Bangor

An inshore lifeboat station opened at Bangor in May 1965. The ILB was kept in a small building located on the sea front. In 1984 a new ILB house was built in the marina.

A new inshore lifeboat station house was built on the site of the 1984 building during 2001. The new house provides improved crew facilities and housing for the larger B class ILB and launching tractor. 

Contact Information

Address: Bangor Lifeboat Station, Sea Cliff Road, Bangor, County Down, United Kingdom BT20 5EY

Telephone: (028 9145) 9376

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Lifeboat on station

Name: Jessie Hillyard

Operational Number: B-805

Class: B Class

Year Built: 2006

On station since: 2006

Bundoran

Bundoran Inshore Rescue, a private rescue service, was established in 1972. In 1994 the RNLI took over the service. The current lifeboat house was built in 1994 on the site of the old Bundoran Inshore Rescue Service station to house the Atlantic 75 ILB and launch tractor.

Bundoran station has a specialised Talus tractor, one of only two based in Ireland due to the sometimes rough conditions experienced at Bundoran. The station currently operate an Atlantic 85 ILB. B-834 William Henry Liddington entered service at Bundoran in 2009.

Contact Information

Address: Bundoran Lifeboat Station, Boat Quay, Bundoran, County Donegal, Republic of Ireland

Telephone: (00 353 71) 9841713

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Lifeboat on station

Name: William Henry Liddington

Operational Number: B-834

Class: B Class

Year Built: 2009

On station since: 2009

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