Water Safety

For information about local water safety, contact:

  • Mary O'Brien, Water Safety Officer, Civic Offices, Dungarvan, Co. Waterford
  • Tel: (058) 22039
  • Email: contact@waterfordcouncil.ie
  • For all kinds of information on aspects of water safety go to the Irish Water Safety website.

    An average of 185 people lose their lives to drowning in Ireland every year and many of these deaths are preventable.
    Waterford County Council has received the Charles Thomson Award, which recognises the outstanding contribution towards the promotion of water safety. The award was given for the provision of ringbuoys, the excellent lifeguard service that operates on some beaches and the positive manner in which information on matters of water safety is given to the public.

    The beaches that have full lifeguard cover for July and August are: Ardmore Clonea Dunmore East Tramore Bonmahon Irish Water Safety recommend that you swim at lifeguarded locations.

    Contact the Emergency Services

    999 or 112

    It is an offence to knowingly make a false alarm call to the emergency services. All false alarm calls are investigated.