In order to remain safe while on the water, all water activities require basic knowledge of certain specific areas - Lifejackets, maritime radio usage, knowing the tides, anticipating bad weather conditions. You will find links below to sources of training for various aspects of water activities.
Where to find activity-specific sources of education and training:
Swimming: Irish Water Safety
Boating and Windsurfing : Irish Sailing Association
Paddlesports: Canoeing Ireland
Diving : Comhairle Fo-Thuinn (Irish Underwater Council)
Trawler or Commercial fishing: Board Iascaigh Mhara (link is external)
Kitesurfing: Irish Kitesurfing Association