Tuesday, September 17, 2019

At the last Meeting of Dungarvan and Lismore Municipal Council it was agreed that the Council would commission a feasibility study on the provision of a public swimming pool in the town.
This idea has been floating around since the closure of the old outdoor seawater pool at The Lookout over 30 years ago. In the meantime, three hotels have provided pools which are open to the public, but it appears that there is still a demand for a public pool.
Leading the campaign is the local Barracudas Swimming Club which has earned a great deal of success, not only in competition, but more importantly in catering for the needs of young people who see swimming as their preferred sport.
The local Triathlon Club are also in need of accommodation for the swimming portion of their programme. The proposal is to provide a new pool at the Sports Centre site, a facility which was provided thirty-five years ago.
The Director of Services Kieran Kehoe, acknowledged the success of the Barracudas Club and that as a result of discussions with the Club, the Council had applied for funding under the Town & Village Renewal scheme under which the swimming pool would form part of the Dungarvan 2040 Plan. Sport and recreation generally would be adequately catered for under that programme he said.

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By Tom Keith
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