Traditionally, our local authorities employ Water Safety Ireland assessed lifeguards during the bathing season at popular bathing sites nationwide. For operational reasons, and in light of the Covid-19 pandemic restrictions, details for the 2020 bathing season may differ. Please contact the relevant local authority for confirmation.
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Water Safety Statistics
76% of the 110 drownings a year are male
24% of the 110 drownings a year are female
INLAND: RIVERS & LAKES
62% of all drownings happen inland on our rivers or lakes
Almost 1/3 of drowning victims over the last decade had consumed alcohol
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