Irish Water Safety:

National Water Safety Awareness Week will run from Monday June 20th to Sunday June 26th.

Canoeing Ireland are one of the Partners involved in which provides details of where you can get training for a range of aquatic activities nationwide including swimming, surfing, sailing, rowing, canoeing, kayaking, diving, boating, angling, snorkelling – the list goes on.

Tuesday 16th June 2015, Dublin: As an average of 11 people drown in Ireland every month, an appeal as part of Water Safety Awareness Week to promote learning from registered training providers BEFORE engaging in aquatic pursuits.  Various national bodies have combined forces to provide course details from a single website - - as the best way to enjoy Irish waters safely. Pictured at the launch on Sandymount Strand (l/r):  Pia Dolan (Rowing); Benny Cullen (Canoeing); Chris Ross-Innes (Scuba Diving); Kate Fitzpatrick (Snorkler); Joan Sheffield (Sailing); and Aideen Hillery (Surfing). Photograph: David Branigan/Oceansport

Ireland has some of the most beautiful waterways in the world for safe and enjoyable aquatic activities – get out there and enjoy them with, your one-stop-shop to train smart from the start.

Irish Times article on Safety on the water