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Sunday 21 October 2018

Summer brings Bay Watch to Quay

Instructors, Colm McKeown, Loui Byrne and Clodagh Kneel at the Irish Water safety course at Gyles Quay
Instructors, Colm McKeown, Loui Byrne and Clodagh Kneel at the Irish Water safety course at Gyles Quay
A group of Instructors who attended the Irish Water safety course at Gyles Quay
Loui Byrne and Liam Corrigan at the Irish Water safety course at Gyles Quay

Margaret Roddy

The good weather brought a touch of Bay Watch to Gyles Quay when Irish Water Safety Louth hosted their annual water safety course.

The course got under way on Monday July 16th with classes taking place to coincide with the tides.

A great week was had by all the 118 students, who ranged in age from the youngest at just two years to 18 years old.

The course was delivered by a wonderful team of volunteer instructors led by course provider Anne Boyle who injected great energy into the proceedings.

The fabulous weather made it a memorable week for all although the final day was a reminder of what Irish summers are usually like.

'We were delighted to have the support of Dundalk Credit Union this year,' said secretary Majella Donnelly. 'On the last day of course we all enjoyed some delicious hot chocolate and sweets from Dundalk Credit Union.'

The participants were presented with certificates on completion of the course which saw them developing their confidence in the water, water safety, survival and lifesaving rescue skills.

While the annual water safety courses at Gyles Quay and Clogherhead are always a highlight of the year, Louth Irish Water Safety also hold water safety classes throughout the year.

Their water safety classes continue in the Aura pool in Dundalk for ages 11 and over, recommencing on Monday September 10th. For all details regarding Louth Irish Water Safety please email louthwsac@gmail.com or follow on Facebook Irish Water Safety Louth.

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