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Funding Approved To Improve Swimming Conditions At Wicklow Harbour And Greystones South Beach

Taoiseach Simon Harris has today announced €15,000 in funding to improve swimming conditions at Wicklow Harbour and Greystones South Beach

The funding is being announced today under outdoor swimming projects

Taoiseach Simon Harris has welcomed this funding saying it has arrived just in time for the summer months

The funding will fund access to ladders, handrails, demarcation buoys and beach access matting

 Speaking today, Taoiseach Simon Harris said:

“I am delighted to announce new funding for outdoor swimming projects in my home county.

“As we head towards warmer days it is vital we have decent outdoor swimming infrastructure for all to enjoy.

“The funding announced today will improve the access to ladders, handrails and beach access matting making access to swimming easier.

Taoiseach Simon Harris added:

“Outdoor swimming has incredible benefits for physical and mental health.

“We are lucky in Wicklow to have some of the most beautiful outdoor swimming spots in the country.

“As a TD for Wicklow I will always seek to get measures and funding put in place to ensure swimming is done in a safe and comfortable environment.

“I know many swimmers have been seeking to improve these swimming locations so I have no doubt this funding will come in handy for the sunny days to come.  

 This funding, developed in line with the Healthy Ireland objective of enabling more people to be more active, more often, builds on the recent growth in popularity of outdoor swimming by improving the facilities and equipment at designated swimming locations across the country."

Applications for the Healthy Ireland funding were received from Local Sports Partnerships in almost every county.

Awards of up to €30,000 have now been granted to 51 projects around the country, including designated swimming spots at beaches, lakes and rivers, as well as outdoor pool facilities.



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