Never go out on the water alone.
That's the advice of the RNLI in Cork as throngs look to take advantage of the good weather over the coming days - by heading out on the water.
Beachs in Cork are expected to draw large crowds - as are other water persuits.
The RNLI's 'Float to Live' guild encourages anyone in difficulty in the water to lean back, spead out their arms and legs to help them float, wait until they can control their breathing, and then call for help or swim to safety.
Speaking to RedFM News, the RNLI's Water Safety Delivery Support Officer, Lisa Hollingham has this advice for those going out on the water:
"We'd also advise that you go out with somebody, let somebody know where you're going or have somebody with you, so that you're looking after each other. And check the weather and tides before you go. Make sure you know the situation, know which way the wind is going, so that you can have a safe and enjoyable time on the water".
Anyone can call 999 or 112 and ask for the 'Coastguard' at any time to raise the alarm.