Irish Lifeboats

The definitive guide to the Irish lifeboat service


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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