Ballaghaderreen Swimming Pool to reopen ‘in August’

Sinn Féin TD for Roscommon/Galway Claire Kerrane has said that the expected reopening date for the swimming pool in Ballaghaderreen is now August.

Speaking this week, Deputy Kerrane said: “I have been in constant communication with both the Minister and Department officials on the reopening of the swimming pool in Ballaghaderreen for months now.

“As one of few amenities in the town, it has been absolutely essential that its closure was not permanent.

“After a lot of over and back, a commitment was made that the pool would reopen following some necessary works. I have sought constant updates since on how works are progressing and on a reopening date.

“I was informed this week that a machine which was first thought could be repaired now has to be replaced and it will take up to four weeks between delivery and installation and now the reopening date would be more than likely some time in August”.

Deputy Kerrane described the news as “very welcome”. She pledged to continue to keep people updated and to maintain contact with the Department.