Cork County Council Announces Extension of Healthy Ireland Initiatives

Cork County Council is delighted to announce the extension of a number of very popular initiatives under Healthy Ireland, the national framework for action to improve the health and wellbeing of Ireland over the coming generation.

Among the projects confirmed to receive support for a further two year period, is Cork County Council’s “Teen Talk” event series which has been recognised nationally for its positive impact with transition year students.

Water Safety Education

Body

Always try and swim on beaches or at locations where lifeguards are on duty. Never swim alone.

Water Safety Tips                 

Don’t swim just after eating
Never swim in the dark, or when you are hot or tired
Avoid swimming in strange places
Never swim out to sea after drifting objects
Don’t stay in the water too long
Never swim out to sea
Always swim parallel and close to the shore
Obey lifeguards and swim between lifeguard flags
Exercise caution when using inflatable toys
Pay attention to signs on the beach