Ballaghaderreen swimming pool set to reopen

The swimming pool in the Emergency Reception and Orientation Centre at the former Abbeyfield Hotel in Ballaghaderreen will reopen to members of the public, according to Sinn Féin TD Claire Kerrane.

The pool has been closed since last December and works are now underway to carry out general maintenance, repairs and painting.

Deputy Kerrane said she was delighted  with the news: “I am waiting for a reopening date and when I have that date I will share it. I understand it will reopen over the summer,” she said.

“It is really important the necessary work is completed as quickly as possible to get the pool reopened.

“I have spent months over and back with Department officials and the Minister and I had also reached out to the owners of the EROC. This has taken a lot longer than I’d hoped but I am delighted that we have a positive outcome.

The pool is a really important amenity in the town. I was mindful too that parents have had to and continue to travel distances for swimming lessons for their children which hasn’t been easy”.

The Sinn Féin TD thanked those who helped play their part in the campaign to reopen the facility.

“I want to thank the over 1,500 people who signed my online petition seeking the pool be reopened, each and everyone of them played their part in achieving this,” she concluded.