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Fundraising Drive Launched For West Wicklow Swimming Pool

The Municipal District remains the only one in the county without aquatic facilities for the community of around 26,000.

A draft feasibility study for the pool was presented to a meeting of the Baltinglass Municipal District at Wicklow County Council earlier this year with unanimous support from local officials.

The Council has applied for Stream One Funding from the Department of Transport, Tourism and Sport in order to fund up to seventy per cent of the plans and drawings for the pool.

A family fun event has been taking  place in West Wicklow today, to help raise funds for the public swimming pool in Blessington.

To mark the 1st anniversary of the establishment of the campaign for the pool, today’s fundraiser has seen visitors taking part in a host of fun and games , with a number of displays and exhibitions.

In speech, made by Minister for Health and Wicklow TD Simon Harris at the event, he made the commitment to have the pool ready in two years time.  

 

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