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Beach Lifeguard

Beach Lifeguard Course 2024

Mayo County Council invites applications from those interested in obtaining or revalidating a Water Safety Ireland qualification in Beach Lifeguarding.  Applicants for the position of Beach Lifeguard who have successfully completed this course will be eligible to attend at Fitness and practical BLS Tests for a position as Beach Lifeguard with Mayo County Council or other organisations.  You must apply separately for the position of Beach Lifeguard with Mayo County Council to the HR Department (closing date for the job application is not later than 4pm on Tuesday March 12th 2024

Applicants must hold a Water Safety Ireland Rescue 2 Certificate or equivalent, as recognized by the International Life Saving Federation (ILSF) to be accepted on to the Course.

Details of the Courses are as follows:






Full Course

Easter Week

Saturday – Thursday,

23rd – 28th March, 2024 (inclusive)

6 days

To be confirmed


Revalidation Course

Wednesday - Thursday,

27th – 28th March, 2024 (inclusive)

2 days

To be confirmed


Course Exams will be held on Friday, 29th March, 2024

Application forms and full particulars can be downloaded below or are available on request from: Water Safety Dept., Mayo County Council, Áras an Chontae, Castlebar, Co. Mayo or by e-mail to

Completed application forms should be forwarded to the Water Safety Department  not later than Monday, 12th March, 2024 at 4:00 p.m.


J. Condon,
Director of Services.

We employ Beach/Pool Lifeguards at 10 of the most popular outdoor locations for water-based activities in the county during the summer months.

Mayo County Council provides Ringbuoys at 547 locations in Co. Mayo and these are constantly inspected and monitored by Council staff in all Municipal Districts. The extreme weather conditions along the Atlantic coast occasionally results in coastal erosion and creates the necessity to replace ringbuoys and safety information signage when necessary at certain locations.  If there are any reports of missing or damaged ringbuoys, rope, attachments etc, please log this on

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