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Community Event to Promote Boating Safety in Cong, County Mayo

30th April 2024
Yachts and dinghies participating in the annual Cong to Galway race
Yachts and dinghies participating in the annual Cong to Galway race

Crossroads Community Centre in Cong in County Mayo will be the venue for a boating safety event on Wednesday, 8th May, from 7:30 pm to 9:30 pm. The free event, organised by Safe Water Training, is open to all and will be packed with informative activities and workshops.

The Royal National Lifeboat Institution (RNLI) will run one of its Lifejacket Clinics, where attendees can get their lifejackets checked and learn how to keep them in good working order. The local Garda crime prevention team will also be present to offer advice on how to secure boats and avoid thefts of outboard engines and trailers.

Several companies will attend the event, offering workshops, advice, and information on training courses, safety equipment, engine servicing, lifejacket servicing, preventative maintenance, engine troubleshooting and more. Whether you’re a new or seasoned boater, a complete beginner, or someone interested in learning more about how to be safe on and around the water, this event has something for everyone.

“Boating is a wonderful and rewarding activity, but it’s important to prioritize safety and be prepared for any situation,” says Donnchadh, the event's organiser. We’re excited to bring together a range of experts and offer a variety of activities to promote boating safety and education.”

For more information about the event, please contact Donnchadh on [email protected] or call 085 132 5104.

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