• Ensure that adults supervise the bonfire. Never leave children alone at a bonfire.
  • Only build a bonfire in an open space well away from buildings, trees and overhead power lines and anything else that may catch fire.
  • Do not build a bonfire on tarmacadam or asphalt surfaces.
  • Never climb onto or into a bonfire.
  • Don't build a bonfire too high.
  • Never light a bonfire with petrol or other flammable liquids.
  • Do not throw spray cans, fireworks or tyres on a bonfire.
  • Do not play near bonfires.
  • Have buckets of water to hand in case of emergency.
  • Check bonfires for pets before lighting them.
  • Pour water on the embers when the bonfire is finished

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If you require the service of the Local Authority for an emergency outside of normal business hours please note the following:

Persons requiring the Fire Service for an emergency should Dial 112 and no other number

For all water related queries 1850 278 278 (Irish Water)

For any other emergency the public are advised to ring 1890 252654

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