Thank you for contacting Water Safety Ireland.

For information about water safety classes such as times, dates, locations etc., please contact your local Water Safety Area Committee.

For general enquiries, please contact (091) 564400.

For other queries, please find below the contact details of our staff:

Alanna Scully – Office Administrator – [email protected] – (087) 060 8543

Jocelyn Cunningham – Events and Courses Administrator and Risk Assessment Co-ordinator– [email protected] – (087) 937 5883

Alison Elstone – Financial Administrator – [email protected] – (087) 4126 456 / (091) 534972

Joan Harte – Office Manager & Financial Officer – [email protected] – (087) 3631 992

Amanda Donnellan – Assistant Office Manager – [email protected] – (087) 2941 961

Jennifer O’Neil – Board Secretary, HR Officer and Compliance Officer – [email protected] – (087) 2617 979

Padraig Judge – Marketing Executive – [email protected] – (087) 4590 156

Paul McGowan – Marketing Assistant – [email protected] – (087) 1667 103

David Ruch – Data Officer – [email protected] – (087) 476 1143

Frank Hughes – Business Development Officer – f[email protected]–  (087) 476 2274

Ciara Gleeson – Education Development Executive – [email protected] – (087) 3319 164

Rosie O’Regan – Education Development Officer – [email protected] – (087) 1263524

David Fitzpatrick – Technical Officer – [email protected]– (087) 4705 427

Roger Sweeney – Deputy CEO & Marketing Manager – [email protected]  – (087) 6789 601 / (091) 534976

Joanne Walsh – CEO –  [email protected]  – (087) 199 0339

Get In Touch

Our focus is on Public Awareness and education. Tragically, an average of 110 people drown each year in Ireland.  We feel that this is simply unacceptable considering that most fatalities are avoidable.  We strive to reduce these fatalities by increasing water safety awareness and by changing attitudes and behaviours so that our aquatic environments can be enjoyed with confidence and safety.

Get in touch if you need advice or if you would like to help us on our mission.

If you wish to contact WSI through the Irish Sign Language Act, please contact [email protected]. WSI will arrange procedures for sourcing and arranging interpretation for those seeking to avail of or access our services through ISL. While we have no set notice period that a person is required to give us when seeking to avail of WSI services via ISL, as this will depend on the urgency of the enquiry, we will typically require 2 days to revert. Also note that the arranged sources for the provision of ISL interpretation will be either remote web-based ISL interpretation or In person ISL interpretation or both.

Head Office

Address: Water Safety Ireland, The Long Walk, Galway, H91 F602
Tel: +353 (0)91 564400
Fax: +353 (0) 91 564700
Email: [email protected]

Office Hours

Mon – Thurs: 9.15am – 6.00pm
Fri: 9.15am – 5.00pm

How Can We Help?

We will respond as soon as we can

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    Customer Service Contacts

    Oireachtas Member Enquiries

    Dear member of the Oireachtas

    Please email all your enquiries to [email protected]

    Our target deadlines and standards in terms of acknowledgements and substantive responses to queries are as follows:

    • Response time for acknowledgement – 2 working days
    • Acknowledgement should include contact details for the official dealing with the query
    • Response time for substantive reply – 14 working days

    Should you wish to make an internal appeal then the Chairman of WSI shall hear this appeal.

    Should you wish to make an external appeal to our sponsoring Department then please advise us and we shall put you in communication with the relevant Principal Officer.

    Public Sector Information

    Re-use of Public Sector Information

    Re-use of Public Sector Information Regulations 2005 (SI 279 of 2005). Water Safety Ireland (WSI) complies with the Regulations on the Re-use of Public Sector Information and we encourage the re-use of the information that we produce.

    All of the information featured on our website is the copyright of  Water Safety Ireland unless otherwise indicated. You may re-use the information on this website free of charge in any format. Re-use includes copying, issuing copies to the public, publishing, broadcasting and translating into other languages. It also covers non-commercial research and study. Re-use is subject to the following conditions. You must:

    1. Acknowledge the source and our copyright in cases where you supply the information to others;
    2. Reproduce the information accurately;
    3. Not use the information in a misleading way;
    4. Not use the information for the principal purpose of advertising or promoting a particular product or service,
    5. Not use the information for or in support of illegal, immoral, fraudulent, or dishonest purposes

    Water Safety Ireland is not liable for any loss or liability associated with the re-use of information and does not certify that the information is up-to-date or error free. WSI does not authorise any user to have exclusive rights to the re-use of its information. WSI has an open policy on the release of our information; there are no charges for its reuse and we have no licencing conditions other than those stated above.


    Customer Complaints Procedure for the Water Safety Ireland

    Any complaint from our customers, including members of the public in relation to the services we provide shall be dealt with by the Chief Executive Officer (CEO).

    Should the person making the complaint be unsatisfied with the action taken by the CEO then the complaint will be forwarded to the Chairman.

    The next stage in the process is for the customer’s complaint to be forwarded for address by the Council of Water Safety Ireland.

    Please forward your complaint to [email protected]

    Head Quarters at: (091) 564400, The Long Walk, Galway