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 Committee Officers:

Ger McNamara Chairman/Trustee

Mike O’Mara Vice Chairman/Trustee

Shirley Johnston Secretary/Trustee

Yvonne Cook Treasurer/Trustee

Lucy O’Hara Public Relations Officer/Trustee

Terry Byrne Human Resources/Trustee

Colm O’Byrne Internal Communications Officer

Joan Forde Liason Officer

Sergio Dandrea Liaison Officer

David Leahy Trustee/Vice Treasurer

Patricia Irwin Trustee/Vice Secretary

Tina Hills Trustee

Officers

Stacey Markham/Tommy Sheehan Health and Safety Officers

Rebecca Kenihan/Seamus Martin Equipment Officers

Sarah Hopkins/Tom Sheahan Training Officers

Sarah Counihan/Mike O’Mara Recruitment Officers

Linda Moore Child Protection Officer

Michelle Ni Grada First Aid Officer

Colm O’Byrne Internal Communications Officer

Joan Forde Liaison Officer

Sergio Dandrea Liaison Officer

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!

Registered Charity Number 20152482

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
(Registered Charity Number 230152482)