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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 H to L

Helvick Head

Helvick Head Lifeboat Station, Helvick Head, Co. Waterford, Republic of Ireland      

Telephone (00 353 58) 46511

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The lifeboat station at Helvick Head was first established in 1859. A new lifeboat house and slipway were built at Crowe Point in 1899. In 1930 the station was moved to Helvick Head harbour. The station was closed in 1969.

In 1995 launching trials were carried out using an inshore lifeboat. In 1997 an inshore station was established using an Atlantic 21 ILB operating from a temporary compound. In 1999 a new lifeboat house opened providing undercover storage for the stations Atlantic 75 ILB. 

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 Class Number Name
 B Class B-760 Alice and Charles

 

Howth 

Howth Lifeboat Station, Howth Harbour, Middle Pier, Co. Dublin, Republic of Ireland

Telephone (00 353 1) 8393311

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The first lifeboat station at Howth 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 on the West Pier jetty. In 1933 a new crew room and store was built at the end of the East Pier.

In 1967 an inshore lifeboat was placed on station at Howth. In 1982 a new slipway was built for the ILB. The current station house opened in 1984 providing undercover storage for the stations D class ILB and providing improved crew facilities. New moorings were provided for the ALB around this time. 

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 Class Number Name
 Trent Class 14-33 Roy Barker III
 D Class D-659 George Godfrey Benbow

  

Kilkeel 

Kilkeel Lifeboat Station, Harbour Road, Co. Down, United Kingdom BT34 4AX        

Telephone (028 4176) 4161

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An inshore lifeboat station was established at Kilkeel in 1986. The ILB was stored in a small building on the south side of the harbour. This house was used until 1990 when an Atlantic 21 ILB came on station.

The current lifeboat house at Kilkeel opened in 1992. The new station house which was built on the north side of the harbour provides much improved crew facilities, workshop, fuel store and storage for the stations ILB. A davit system was installed on the quay to launch and recover the ILB.

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 Class Number Name
 B Class B-812 Frank William Walton

 

Kilmore Quay

Kilmore Quay Lifeboat Station, Lifeboat House, Co. Wexford, Republic of Ireland  

Telephone (00 353 53) 9129690

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The first lifeboat station at Kilmore Quay opened in 1847. The station was closed during the 1850's. In 1884 the station was reopened by the RNLI and a lifeboat house was built near the harbour.

A new lifeboat station was opened in 1993. Built on the site of the earlier station it was built to accommodate the stations new Mersey class ALB and Talus launching tractor. The new building provided modern crew facilities, workshop and a souvenir shop. In 2003 a Tyne class ALB was placed on station. It was moored at the marina in the harbour. The last ever Mersey class launch took place on August 31st 2003. 

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 Class Number Name
 Tamar Class 16-18 Killarney

 

Kilrush 

Kilrush Lifeboat Station, Marina, Co. Clare, Republic of Ireland

Telephone (00 353 65) 9052624

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An inshore lifeboat station was established at Kilrush in 1996 to provide additional cover on the west coast of Ireland.

The new ILB station house was built at Cappagh on the north side of the Shannon Estuary. The new boathouse provides accommodation for the Atlantic 75 ILB and launching tractor, modern crew facilities, fuel store and souvenir shop. 

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 Class Number Name
 B Class B-844 Edith Louise Eastwick

 

                                                             Kinsale 

Kinsale Lifeboat Station,Pier Road, Co. Cork,Republic of Ireland  

Telephone (00353) 087 9919918

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An inshore lifeboat station was established by the RNLI at Kinsale in 2003. The Atlantic 75 ILB was moored in the marina while temporary crew facilities were provided at the local yacht club.

A new lifeboat house opened during 2009 providing housing for the stations Atlantic 75 ILB which is launched by davit system. The new house offers very modern crew facilities. 

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 Class Number Name
 B Class B-796 Miss Sally Anne (Baggy)

                                                           

                                                                 Larne 

Larne Lifeboat Station, Older Fleet Road, Larne, Northern Ireland

BT40 1AD

Telephone (028 2827) 4490

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 The lifeboat station was established at Larne in 1994 when an inshore lifeboat was placed on station. The current station is in use since 1997. The building was refurbished to provide crew facilities, storage for the ILB, Boarding Boat and the stations Land Rovers.

The first All-weather lifeboat was placed on station in 1996. The stations current ALB Trent Class 14-30 Dr John Mc Sparran has served the station since 2000. 

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 Class Number Name
 Trent Class 14-30 Dr John McSparran
 D Class D-646 Hannabella Ferguson

 

Lough Derg 

Lough Derg Lifeboat Station, Lough Derg Yacht Club, Co. Tipperary, Republic of Ireland

Telephone (00353) 67 24292

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The inland lifeboat station at Lough Derg opened in 2004 following much local interest in establishing a lifeboat service for Lough Derg.

The station opened on May 25th 2004 using an Atlantic 21 ILB operating from moorings at the Lough Derg Yacht Club where temporary crew facilities were located.

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 Class Number Name
 B Class B-736 Toshiba Wave Warrior

 

Lough Swilly (Buncrana)  

Lough Swilly Lifeboat Station, St Orans Road, Co. Donegal, Republic of Ireland

Telephone (00 353 74) 9361710

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 An inshore lifeboat station was established in 1988 located at Ned's Point, north of Buncrana. A new inshore lifeboat station was built in 1995 to house both the D class and Atlantic 75 lifebots. The new station featured improved crew facilitiles and an RNLI shop.

 In 2000 an all-weather lifeboat was allocated to the station operating from a berth in Buncrana harbour. Temporary crew facilities are located near the berth. The current ALB at Lough Swilly is Tyne Class 47-029 Mariners Friend. 47-029 has served at the station since 2007.

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 Class Number Name
 Tyne Class 47-029 Mariners Friend
 B Class B-819 Minnie and Ernest George Barry

 

Lough Ree

In November 2011 the RNLI announced plans to establish a station on Lough Ree. The decision was taken to place an inshore lifeboat on Lough Ree for at least 12 months to assess whether a permanent lifeboat station should be established.

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   For more information click on the tabs below 

 

 Class Number Name
 B Class B-728 Dorothy Mary

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