39 lifeguards are now keeping a watchful eye on Cork’s beaches
They’ll be ready.
With the temperatures warming up and a sizzling 25C mini-heatwave expected this Friday, Cork County Council’s Beach Lifeguard Service is making a welcome return to the county’s coastlines.
A team of 39 fully trained lifeguards will be on duty to monitor the safety of swimmers on 12 County Cork beaches. The service will be on duty weekends in June and full-time during July and August, as well as the first two weekends of September.
Visitors will know that lifeguards are on duty when their red and yellow flags are flying on the beach and should always swim between the flags.
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“Cork County accounts for 19% of the country’s entire coastline so we’re expecting another busy lifeguard season for 2022.” said the Mayor of the County of Cork, Cllr Gillian Coughlan.
“We’re asking all beachgoers to treat our coastline with respect and remember water safety when enjoying Cork beaches this summer. I hope that the fun signs will also remind beachgoers to dispose of their litter responsibly to help keep our beautiful beaches and coastlines clean.”