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Water Safety

Water Safety is important all year round.

Please take time today to check out

www.safetyzone.ie and www.facebook.com/IWSie/videos

Keep safe in the water.

 

Kilkenny County Committee of Irish Water Safety

 

Life Saving Lessons and Childrens Swimming Lessons

resumed on Monday, 9th January, 2017.

Adult Swimming Lessons resumed on 16th January, 2017.

 

Life Saving on Monday nights at 8.00 p.m.

Adult Swimming on Monday nights at 9.40 p.m.

Childrens Swimming on Monday nights 7.00 p. m. to 8.00 p. m.

 

Stolen ring buoy

 

 

WATER SAFETY DEVELOPMENT OFFICER

The Water Safety Development Officer of Kilkenny County Council works towards awareness and promotion of water safety throughout the county. The duties performed by the Water Safety Development Officer include

  • Liaising with Water Safety Area Committee in Kilkenny (kilkennywsac@gmail.com) and Irish Water Safety, on behalf of the Local Authority, and attending meetings for that purpose;
  • Arranging preparation of water safety budget and securing local authority contrubition to Irish Water Safety;
  • Purchasing of water safety equipment for lifeguards, instructors and examiners;
  • Employment of lifeguards at swimming areas during the summer season;
  • Arranging for the erection of ringbuoys and safety equipment in bathing areas, and at strategic points along rivers and lakes, and carrying out spot checks with a view to replacement, as necessary;
  • Dealing with media on various aspects of water safety, i.e. promotion of water safety, swimming instruction and awareness of dangers.

The Water Safety Development Officer may be contacted at 056 7794470 or by email at environment@kilkennycoco.ie

 

Lifeguards - 2016:

Lifeguards employed by Kilkenny County Council from 1st July, to 30th August, 2016, were on duty at the locations listed below. There are no lifeguards employed by Kilkenny County County currently.

  • The Meadows, Kilkenny City;
  • The Weir, Kilkenny City;
  • Thomastown;
  • Inistioge;
  • Graiguenamangh.

 

 

Statistics for 2015 for bathing area supervised by Lifeguards:

Number of Swimmers3013
Accidents Prevented600
Rescued People9
Rescued Craft1
First Aid Procedures620

 

Irish Water Safety (www.iws.ie) is based at The Long Walk, Galway; Phone 091 564 400; LoCall 1890 420 202; e-mail: info@iws.ie.

Other useful websites: www.ringbuoys.ie; www.aquaattack.ie; www.iwsmembership.ie; www.safetyzone.ie

 


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For any other emergency the public are advised to ring 1890 252654

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Opening Hours
Monday to Friday
9am to 5pm
(Closed Lunch Time 1pm - 2pm)

Contact Information
County Hall,
John Street, Kilkenny City
Phone: 056 - 7794470
Email: environment@kilkennycoco.ie

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