Irish Red Cross – A Life-Saving Lesson Is a Lesson for Life

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A Life-Saving Lesson Is a Lesson for Life

The Irish Red Cross mission is a simple one – save lives and strengthen communities.

At home in Ireland, the Irish Red Cross network of more than 5,000 trained volunteers work daily to keep their local communities safe. The first to respond when disaster strikes; floods, storms, accidents and emergencies – the Irish Red Cross is there.

Irish Red Cross first aid training courses empower you with the skills and confidence to respond to an emergency. The skills to save a person’s life. More than 10,000 people in Ireland train with the Irish Red Cross every year. Making every community in Ireland stronger and safer. By learning first aid you can help make them even stronger.

First aid is a life skill. Wherever you go; university, travelling the world, starting work, at home with your family – first aid is a life-saving lesson that stays with you.

We offer fully accredited first aid courses designed specifically for Transition Year students and teachers. The two day course gives you complete theoretical and practical training, either at your school or at one of our training facilities. Our first aid instructors are professionally trained and highly experienced at working with students of all ages.

Book your class in now: call 1890 502 502 or email

Download Your Free First Aid App

The award-winning Irish Red Cross first aid app is free to download from the Apple App and Google Play Stores to your smartphones and tablets. The First Aid App features easy to follow tips for more than 20 common first aid scenarios including how to treat burns, breaks, strains and sprains and what to do if an infant is choking. It also features advice on how to prepare for emergency situations including floods, fires and water safety. Red Cross studies show that most accidents requiring first-aid, such as falls, cuts, burns and suffocation, happen in places where people feel secure – especially the home. Having the First Aid App on your phone means you can instantly access the information they need to respond correctly. To download the free First Aid App visit the Apple App Store, Google Pay store or see for more information.