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The Royal National Lifeboat Institution currently operate 44 stations throughout the Republic and Northern Ireland.

A 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 album.

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

Information correct as of July 5th 2012

Stations C to G                         

Castletownbere

Castletownbere Lifeboat Station, Dinish Island, Co. Cork Republic of Ireland     

Telephone (00 353 27) 70999

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The RNLI established at station at Castletownbere in April 1998.

An Arun class lifeboat was moored in the middle of the harbour. Temporary crew facilities were located on Dinish Island. In August 2004 the station received an new Severn class lifeboat 17-44 'Annette Hutton'. A new lifeboat house is currently under construction. 

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 Class Number Name
 Severn Class 17-44 Annette Hutton

 

Clifden 

Clifden Lifeboat Station, Ballyconnely, Co. Galway, Republic Of Ireland    

Telephone (00 353 95) 21775

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  An inshore lifeboat station was established at Clifden on a trial basis in March 1988. The inshore lifeboat could be launched from a number of different sites to which it was towed to by Land Rover.

A new boathouse was built on the quayside in 1992. In 1998 a larger boathouse was built on the Beach Road to accommodate the stations new Atlantic 75 ILB. The 1992 built boathouse was retained for use by the stations D class ILB. 

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 Class Number Name
 B Class B-751 Benjamin Dowing Fairbridge
 D Class D-679 Grainne Uaile

 

Clogher Head 

Clogher Head Lifeboat Station, Clogher, Co. Louth, Republic of Ireland  

Telephone (00 353 41) 9822600

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The RNLI established a lifeboat station at Clogher Head in 1899. The boathouse built in 1899 was located on the beach with a short slipway.

A new boathouse opened in 1993. It was built to accommodate the stations new Mersey class ALB and launching tractor. The house had main doors at either end to allow the lifeboat to be driven completely through. The new station offered improved crew facilities, storage room, workshop and souvenir shop. 

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 Class Number Name
 MerseyClass 12-31 Doris Bleasdale

 

Courtmacsherry Harbour 

Courtmacsherry Harbour Lifeboat Station, Courtmacsherry, Co. Cork, Republic of Ireland

Telephone (00 353 23) 46600

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  A lifeboat station was first established at Courtmacsherry in 1825. In 1867 the RNLI built a new boathouse on the beach to the east of Courtmacsherry. In 1901 a new iron lifeboat house with a slipway was built at Barry's Point. The station closed for fourteen months in 1928/1929 due to a crew shortage.

The station reopened in 1929 and received it's first motor lifeboat which was moored in the river at Courtmacsherry village. A crew room was provided in a building near the seafront. A new station house  opened in 1998 on the site of the old building.

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 Class Number Name
 Trent Class 14-07 Frederick Storey Cockburn

  

Courtown 

Courtown Lifeboat Station, The Pier, Co. Wexford, Republic of Ireland 

Telephone (00 353 53) 9425329

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Courtown lifeboat station first opened in 1865. The original boathouse was used until 1911. A new boathouse opened in 1911 on the seaward side of the harbour. It was in use until the station closed in 1925.

An inshore lifeboat station opened at Courtown in May 1990. The 1911 built boathouse was refurbished to house a D class ILB, provide crew facilities and souvenir shop. 

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 Class Number Name
 D Class D-711 Cairde an Chuain

 

Crosshaven 

Crosshaven Lifeboat Station, Crosshaven,Co. Cork, Republic of Ireland    

Telephone (00 353 21) 4831999

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   A lifeboat station was established at Queenstown (now known as Cobh) by the RNLI in 1866. In 1890 a No.2 station was opened with a lifeboat moored in Cork Harbour. Both stations were closed in 1920.

An inshore lifeboat station opened in June 2000. The stations Atlantic 21 ILB was kept afloat at the Royal Cork Yacht Club marina. In 2002 a new lifeboat house was built. The stations Atlantic 75 ILB is launched by davit system. The new house offers very modern crew facilities. 

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 Class Number Name
 B Class B-782 Miss Betty

Donaghadee 

Donaghadee Lifeboat Station, Donaghadee,Co. Down, United Kingdom BT21 0DG  

Telephone (028 9188) 8556  

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The RNLI established a station at Donaghadee in 1910. The lifeboat station is located on the quayside. Crew facilities are the station were upgraded in 1998.

The stations current lifeboat Trent Class lifeboat 14-36 Saxon built in 2002 was the last Trent Class Lifeboat allocated to the RNLI Ireland division.

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 Class Number Name
 Trent Class 14-36 Saxon

                                                                     

Dun Laoghaire 

Dun Laoghaire Lifeboat Station, Queens Road, Co. Dublin, Republic of Ireland  

Telephone (00 353 1) 2802667

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 The first lifeboat station at Dun Laoghaire opened in 1817 and was operated by the Dublin Ballast Board. The RNLI took over the station in 1862 and a new lifeboat house was built close to the East Pier. In 1890 a second lifeboat was introduced. It was moored in the harbour. In 1901 a new lifeboat house and slipway was built for No.2 lifeboat between the Carlisle Pier and the National Yacht club. No.1 lifeboat was withdrawn in 1911 and the 1862 built boathouse was closed. In 1963 the stations ALB moved to new moorings close to the Mail Boat Pier.

In 1986 an inshore lifeboat station was established and the 1862 boathouse was refurbished to house the ILB. A new station house was constructed on the siteof the 1901 boathouse was completed in 2000.

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 Class Number Name
 Trent Class 14-05 Anna Livia
 D Class D-731 Realt na Mara

 

Dunmore East 

Dunmore East Lifeboat Station, West Wharf, Co. Waterford, Republic of Ireland     

Telephone (00 353 51) 383268

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The first lifeboat station was established at Dunmore East in 1884. A new lifeboat house and slipway were built and used up until the station closed in 1919.

In 1925 the station reopened. A motor lifeboat was moored in the harbour. A new lifeboat station building opened in 2001. 

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 Class Number Name
 Trent Class 14-17 Elizabeth and Ronald

 

Enniskillen 

Enniskillen (Lower) Lifeboat Station, Loch Lougherne Yacht Club, Co. Fermanagh, United Kingdom BT94 1NZ

Telephone (028) 66388019

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An inland lifeboat station was established at Enniskillen in April 2001. It was based at the Lough Erne Yacht club on the East side of Lower Lough Erne using an Atlantic 21 ILB. A second station was established on Upper Lough Erne at Carry Bridge in April 2002.

In May 2009 two Rescue Water Craft (RWC) took up station at Enniskillen. RWC-052 based at the upper station and RWC-054 based at the lower station. A third RWC-053 acts as a relief and is stored at the upper station. The RWC is a jet ski operated and equipped for search and rescue and capable of reaching speeds of 65 miles per hour.

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 Class Number Name
 B Class B-792 Joseph and Mary Hiley (Stationed on the lower lake)
 B Class B-703 Jason Logg (Stationed on the upper lake)
 RWC RWC-052 Jet Ski (Stationed on the upper lake)
 RWC RWC-053 Jet Ski Relief (Stored at the upper lake station) 
 RWC RWC-054 Jet Ski (Stationed at the lower lake)

 

Fenit 

Fenit Lifeboat Station, Fenit Harbour, Co. Kerry, Republic of Ireland         

Telephone (00 353 66) 7136600

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The RNLI first established a lifeboat station at Fenit in 1879. A lifeboat house was built near the Coastguard station. In 1928 the lifeboat was placed on moorings in the harbour. In 1969 Fenit lifeboat station was closed.

Fenit lifeboat station reopened in August 1994 using an Arun class ALB which was placed on moorings in Fenit harbour. Portacabins were used as temporary crew facitilies. In 1999 a D class inshore lifeboat was placed at the station operating from a container and launched by davit. A new station house opened in 2000 providing much improved crew facilities and housing for the ILB

A new mooring pontoon was installed in 2002 for the stations Trent class lifeboat. A new floating boathouse for the stations D class lifeboat was installed in 2011. 

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 Class Number Name
 Trent Class 14-27 Robert Hywell Jones Williams
 D Class D-726 Bradley and Sonia

 

Fethard 

Fethard Lifeboat Station, Fethard-on-Sea, Co. Wexford Republic of Ireland            

Telephone (00 353 51) 397511

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The RNLI first established a lifeboat station at Fedhard in 1886. A lifeboat house was built on the road to Fedhard Quay. It was used until the station was closed in 1914.

An inshore lifeboat station was opened at Fedhard in May 1996. The original 1886 built lifeboat house was refurbished to house the D class ILB and Land Rover. The Land Rover was provided to enable the ILB to launch from a number of sites on both sides of the Hook Peninsula.

In 2002 a bungalow was purchased near Fethard Point. It was converted to provide crew facilities and house the stations ILB and Land Rover. 

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 Class Number Name
 D Class D-683 Tradewinds

 

Galway 

Galway Lifeboat Station, New Docks, Co. Galway, Republic of Ireland

 Telephone (00 353 91) 567755

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A inshore lifeboat station was established at Galway in 1996 operating from temporary facilities in the harbour area of Galway city.

In 1997 a new station house was built on the dockside to provide crew facilities and house the stations Atlantic 75 ILB which was launched by using a davit.

The station house was renovated during the summer of 2011 as the station was soon to receive a new larger Atlantic 85 class ILB. 

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 Class Number Name
 B Class B-853 Binny

 

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