Lough Ree RNLI is urging people using the River Shannon and Lough Ree to be safety conscious as they make the seasonal return to the waterway this weekend.
The volunteer crew at Lough Ree RNLI has, in line with Covid-19 protocols, returned to the water for training in March and are ready for the new season on the water.
With the combination of Easter holidays, the pending extension in travel limits, and the hope for better weather over the next few weeks, it is expected that Lough Ree and the River Shannon will attract large numbers of local visitors both on and off the water.
Jude Kilmartin, Lough Ree RNLI lifeboat operations manager said: "We are asking everyone planning on taking to the water over the holiday period to refresh their safety procedures, check that all safety equipment is in working order, and remember never to go on the lake or river without lifejackets."
The volunteer crew of Lough Ree RNLI looks forward to working with the local community and serving those in Longford, Westmeath, and Roscommon who avail of the local amenities over Easter.