Clonmel swimming pool has received €21,000 as part of the provision of €407,000 for three Tipperary swimming pools to improve access for people with disabilities, as well as a Green Swimming Pool initiative to make the pools more energy efficient and less reliant on State support.
The funding includes grants of €51,000 for the Sean Treacy Memorial Swimming Pool in Tipperary Town and €335,000 for the Sean Kelly Sports Centre in Carrick on Suir.
Deputy Tom Hayes said “I am delighted with the announcement, as the funds will improve access and the facilities for people with disabilities. The grants will be used for a range of purposes depending on the pool, including the provision of ramps, hoists, widening doorways or new changing facilities”.
The grants will also enable these pools to become more energy efficient and reduce their carbon footprint. Large heating bills are the single biggest cost in running a swimming pool. So by making them more efficient we are also reducing the burden on taxpayers by cutting back on energy and water requirements”, he added.