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Bye bye to the raft at Blackrock pier

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Health and safety concerns have led to the removal of the well known life raft at Blackrock pier.

Wise up to water safety this Bank Holiday weekend

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As we head into the busiest holiday weekend of the year, Michael Gavin, Mayo County Council’s water safety officer, is advising everyone to take personal responsibility for their own safety while in or near water.

Galway city left licking wounds following superstorm

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A popular Salthill walkway completely disappeared, car parks submerged in water, and businesses left counting the cost of the damage as the sea demonstrated its power during last week’s storm.

Clifden RNLI to name new inshore lifeboat ‘Joyce King’ in memory of a beloved wife

A new Atlantic 85 lifeboat for Clifden RNLI is to be officially named ‘Joyce King’ during a ceremony at the lifeboat station in the Connemara town at 2pm on Saturday November 9. The lifeboat, which went on service in June, was funded by a legacy from the late John Charles King in memory of his wife Joyce.

Irish Coast Guard offers warm spell advice

The Irish Coast Guard has advised members of the public to pay special attention to water safety this weekend.

Not all Blue Flag beaches in Mayo have a lifeguard

Not all of the 12 Blue Flag beaches in the county are patrolled by a lifeguard which has caused concern among locals according to councillor Michael McNamara.

Beach wildlife walk in Salthill

A guided beach wildlife walk will take place on Grattan Road beach, Salthill, this Saturday at 3.30pm and it is aimed at both adults and children.

Council to engage with agencies over lifeguard cover

Mayo County Council is to engage with An Taisce and other agencies over the life guarding requirement for beaches to retain a blue flag. The issue of having lifeguard cover on all blue flag beaches during the bathing season has caused a problem in the county. A number of blue flag beaches in the county that did not get much use by the public during the bathing season still have to have lifeguard cover during this season to maintain blue flag status.

Blue Flag beaches with little usage to have only weekend lifeguard cover

The Mayo County Council has reached an agreement with An Taisce that beaches at Dooega and on Clare Island which get relatively little use will have lifeguard cover at the weekends only. Martin Keating, acting director of services for Mayo County Council, was giving a report on the Blue Flags awarded to beaches in Mayo. He told the meeting that in order to keep a Blue Flag a beach must have an adequate number of life guards on duty, but with some beaches having very low usage there was a difficulty in life-guarding them. Therefore the council came to an agreement with An Taisce for this summer season to have lifeguards on duty at Dooega and Clare Island at weekends only, but both beaches would be monitored and re-assessed at the year end with the other beaches.

Corrib sea swim will add to Volvo spectacle

The fifth annual Corrib Open Sea Swim in Salthill will take place this year on June 30.


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