The operators of the pool at the Cavan Crystal Hotel were among those to benefit and were awarded over €11,500.

Over €90K for swimming pool operators

Seven swimming pools in Cavan and Monaghan have been allocated over €90,000 between them to assist with running costs.

The funding has been confirmed by Minister of State for Sport, Jack Chambers.

The following centres will benefit in Cavan/Monaghan -

Cavan Regional Health Sport and Leisure CLG €14,340.44

Farnham Estate Spa and Golf Resort €12,107.09

Slieve Russell Hotel, Ballyconnell €11,636.91

Zest Health & Fitness Club, Cavan Crystal €11,519.37

Coral Leisure Monaghan Ltd €16,926.42

Four Seasons Hotel & Leisure Club €15,045.71

Hillgrove Spa and Fitness €10,696.56

The allocations have been welcomed by local Fianna Fáil Dáil deputies Brendan Smith and Niamh Smyth.

Deputy Smith said the money will help to ensure the sustainability of many swimming pools and assist in meeting the substantial costs in running same.

"Swimming pools provide a vital resource for schools, clubs and communities across the country, and it is important that this infrastructure is maintained going forward. This investment will help swimming pool operators continue to provide safe and essential services which are vital to sustain swimming opportunities and maintain high physical activity levels," said Deputy Smith.

His colleague, Deputy Smyth, added: “Swimming pool operators demonstrated their resilience throughout the pandemic. It is important that this resilience continues. The funding announced today will assist swimming pool operators to continue getting communities across the country active and providing a real-life skill. This has never been more important and is essential for our physical and mental wellbeing.”


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