Water Safety

Limerick City and County Council is responsible for the promotion of water safety and the prevention of the loss of life by drowning within the boundary of Limerick and on the rivers and navigation channels.

Limerick City and County Council works closely with the local Fire and Rescue Services, Civil Defence Units and local search and rescue units.

Be Summer Ready

During the summer months, Ireland’s waterways and beaches become very popular. More people visit the countryside, engage in outdoor pursuits, visit family farms or take holidays abroad. With these activities there are associated risks. As part of the government's 'Be Summer Ready' campaign information on being prepared and staying safe during these summer months is available in a 'Be Summer Ready' booklet which is available to download here.


Information regarding missing, damaged or defective lifebelts can be reported to the Water Safety Development Officer at the contact details listed below or at www.ringbuoys.ie 


Lifesaving Classes

Lifesaving classes are available for members of the public who are interested in learning lifesaving skills. Information on Lifesaving Classes currently available in the Limerick area is available on the Irish Water Safety website. Click here.

Contact Information

Water Safety Development Officer
Limerick City and County Council

Phone: +353 61 556000

Email: wsdo@limerick.ie

For further information regarding water safety and maritime matters please see supporting documents below.

This service is provided by

Fire and Emergency Services

Phone +353 61 556859
Limerick City and County Council, Lissanalta House, Dooradoyle Road, Dooradoyle, Limerick, V94 WV78