What We Are All About

The group’s main focus is to keep eyes on the river, and identify and provide support to those in distress and who may be contemplating suicide.

Our Patrol teams are on duty Monday, Tuesday, Thursday & Saturday night, but we envisage being on patrol 7 nights a week in the near future as we look to bring onboard a number of new volunteers.

We are a volunteer group that depend on donations from the public and fundraising events to fund uniforms, jackets, PFD’s etc. If you would like to donate to the group, we have set up a donation page.

LSW Officers:

Chairman: Ger McNamara
Vice Chairman: Mike O’Mara
Treasurer: Yvonne Cook
Secretary: Ger Meehan
PRO: Lucy O’Hara McCarthy
HR Rep: Terry Byrne
Officer1: Anne Coughlan
Officer2: Joan Forde
Equipment Officer: Darragh O’Sullivan
Training Officers: Mike O’Mara & Mike Quinn

Your Help Could Save A Life

We are a volunteer group that depend on donations from the public and fundraising events to fund uniforms, jackets, PFD’s etc. If you would like to donate to the group, we have set up a donation page here.

Thank you for your support!

Become A Volunteer

The requirement is that there is a three month probation period at the end of which the committee will inform you if you are successful in joining our group. You will be required to do a minimum of at least 3 nights per month with one of those being a Saturday and that you are physically fit as there is a lot of walking involved while on patrol.  Garda vetting is also required.

During the year we are also put out extra patrols for other events such as Leaving and Junior Cert, College nights, Bank holidays, Christmas/New Year period, etc.

The following Training will be provided – Asist, First Aid, Defib, Throw Bag & VHF Radio.

We pride ourselves in working as a very inclusive team and supporting each other in all circumstances. If you are interested in joining our team you must be over 25 and commit to go on patrol three nights per month and also agree to Garda vetting.

VolunteerApplication Form

Get In Touch

Please note we do not run a counselling or suicide prevention telephone or email service.

However, we have put numbers and links for some of these services below.

LIMERICK SUICIDE WATCH Unit 3, Tait Business Centre. Dominic Street. Limerick