Kerrane launches online petition for reopening of Ballaghaderreen pool

Sinn Féin TD Claire Kerrane has launched an online petition calling for urgent funding from the Department of Equality to secure the reopening of the swimming pool in Ballaghaderreen.

Speaking to the Roscommon People, Deputy Kerrane said she had been inundated with queries about the pool, describing its closure as a huge loss to the town.

“Many parents are now having to travel out of Ballaghaderreen to bring their children swimming in other towns. This is not good enough,” she said.

“The swimming pool is a really important amenity in Ballaghaderreen – one of very few amenities – and it needs to be reopened. It had been a success when it opened under excellent management which saw it grow into a really popular amenity.

“The people of Ballaghaderreen played their part when the Emergency Reception and Orientation Centre opened in the town, yet here we are. I am seeking urgent funding from the Department of Equality to secure its reopening”.

The Sinn Féin TD has launched an online petition to assist in making her case to the Department and called on the people of Ballaghaderreen and surrounding areas to sign it through her social media.

“The demand for the pool to be reopened is clear and I will continue to do everything I can to make it happen,” she concluded.