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Covid-19 related restrictions have lifted except for the wearing of masks. All Covid-19 guidelines are available on www.gov.ie.

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Primary School

Now every child can learn basic water safety skills in the classroom with PAWS – Primary Aquatics Water Safety!

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Our Water Safety Area Committees organise courses and other initiatives throughout Ireland – get involved with water safety in your local area.

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Water Safety Awareness At Work

Make water safety a part of your workplace today.

Our courses are certified and available online.

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Together, Let’s Bring Drownings Down

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Lifeguarded Waterways

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.

Lifeguarded Waterways By County

Be Winter Ready

Find all the information you need to be prepared for whatever winter brings. Preventative actions will make your life easier.

See the comprehensive guide
See the comprehensive guide (as Gaeilge)
Agriculture Be Winter Ready Leaflet (as Gaeilge)
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Water Safety Statistics

76%

MALE DROWNINGS

76% of the 124 drownings a year are male

24%

FEMALE DROWNINGS

24% of the 124 drownings a year are female

62%

INLAND: RIVERS & LAKES

62% of all drownings happen inland on our rivers or lakes

30%

ALCOHOL

Almost 1/3 of drowning victims over the last decade had consumed alcohol

Upcoming Courses & Events

From beginners to professionals, we provide courses to keep you and your loved ones safe in the water – it’s never too late to learn about water safety

Water Safety Ireland Term Lifesaving Classes

January 1, 2020 - January 1, 2027

Donegal Water Safety Classes- Bun an Inbhir

May 9 @ 10:00 am - July 2 @ 4:00 pm

Beach Lifeguard Certificate

May 23 @ 7:00 pm - May 26 @ 5:00 pm

Donegal Water Safety Classes- Creevy

July 4 @ 10:00 am - July 9 @ 5:00 pm

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