Lifeguarded Areas By County
For operational reasons the Lifeguard cover may vary from the details listed here. If in doubt, please contact the relevant Local Authority directly for confirmation.
Carlow County Council employ river lifeguards who are on duty commencing at 2pm until 5pm and from 6pm to 8pm each day of the week on the River Barrow. The popular bathing locations on the River Barrow at which the Council provide a lifeguard service are:
Clashganna Borris – towpath areas adjacent to weir and quay;
Bagenalstown – towpath areas adjacent to Boat Slip and Swimming pool.
11 AM – 7 PM July & August
Spanish Point; Lahinch; Fanore; Bishops Quarter, Ballyvaughan; Whitestrand; Milltown Malby; Seafield Quilty; Whitestrand Doonbeg; Kilkee; Cappagh Pier, Kilrush; Mountshannon; Ballycuggeran; Killaloe
Beach Lifeguards are employed in Cork for Weekends in June and full time for July & August. However this year due to the Hot Weather they are full time from the 25th of June. Then for the first two weekends in September, 10.30am – 7pm at the following beaches:
Youghal (Three Stations); Garryvoe; Garrettstown; Garrylucas, Tragumna, Inchydoney East & West (2); Owenahincha; Barleycove; Fountainstown
Further details on Cork beaches https://www.corkcoco.ie/en/visiting-cork/beaches
Daily information and updates https://www.facebook.com/CorkCoCoBeachLifeguard
Bundoran June 7 days 11.00 – 7.00 July + August 7 days 11.00 – 8.00
Rossnowlagh 7 days 11.00 – 7.00
The following beaches are guarded 7days 12.00 – 6.30
Murvagh (near Donegal Town) Fintra (near Killibegs) Narin; Carrickfinn (deside Donegal Regional Airport) Marblehill (near Dunfanaghy) Downings; Magherawarden (near Portsalon) Rathmullan; Culdaff; Lisfannon (near Buncranna) Shroove (near Greencastle) Kilyhoey (near Dunfanaghy)
All of Fingal’s beaches are guarded from 11am to 7pm during the bathing season.
Lifeguards are provided for weekends only in June and daily throughout July and August. Lifeguards will be on duty on the Blue Flag beaches for the first two weekends only in September.
Howth-Claremount Sutton; Portmarnock-Velvet Strand; Velvet Strand Station (Weekend only)
Malahide-Short Deep Donabate-Balcarrick; Portrane-Tower Bay, Brook; Rush-South Beach,North Beach (Weekend only) Loughshinny-Harbour Skerries-South Beach Balbriggan-Front Strand
11 AM – 7 PM Weekends only in June 7 days July & August
Salthill -Ladies, Blackrock, Silverstrand Palmers Rock,Grattan Road; Renmore- Ballyloughane, Furbo; Spiddal Road; Spiddal Pier; Knock/Inverin; Carraroe; Tracht; Loughrea; Portumna; Inis Oirr; Aran Islands; Roundstone; Banagher
June, July & August: Weekdays 12 Noon to 7.00P.M.; Weekends and Bankholidays 11A.M.to 7.00P.M.
Fenit, Banna, Ballyheigue, Ballybunion (2 Beaches), Derrynane, Ballinskelligs and White Strand-Caherciveen starts 1st Weekend in June
Lifeguarded 12:00 to 18:30 every day in July & August. Weekends only in June
Westport-Bartra; Louisburg-Old Head,Carramore; Carrowniskey, Newport-Mullranny, Achill Island-Keel,Keem,Dugort, Silver Strand, Killala-Ross; Belmullet Tidal Pool
Weekends only June 11.30-7.00 July & August Full time 11.30-7.00
Rosses Point, Enniscrone
Dunmoran (weekends only July & August 12.30 – 6.30 )
Streedagh (weekends only July & August 12.30 – 6.30 )
Mullaghmore – No Lifeguards
Bray Beach (Two Stations and Non-Blue Flag Beach) from 12.00 noon to 7.00 pm at week-ends and from 12.00 noon to 6.00 pm on week days, during June, July and August.
Greystones South Beach, Brittas Bay North Beach,Brittas Bay South Beach (Blue Flag Beach 2014) from 11.00 am to 7.00. pm daily during June, July and August and for the first two week-ends in September.
Arklow South Beach (Non Blue Flag Beach) from 12.30 pm to 6.30. pm daily, during July and August.
Wicklow Harbour (Non Blue Flag Beach) from 11.00. am to 7.00 pm daily, during June, July and August.
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