Thursday 27th June
From Monday there will be lifeguards stationed every day at swimming areas along the rivers in Carlow & Kilkenny.
People are being urged to only go for a swim in an area where there is a lifeguard.
In Kilkenny, there are five areas: along the Bleach Road and Bishop Meadows in the city & also in Thomastown, Graignamanagh and Inistioge.
In Carlow, the two areas are Clashganny & Bagenalstown.
Gary Knox of Water Safety Ireland Kilkenny told KCLR that their lifeguards are generally kept busy.