€6,656 swimming pool grant for Kilronan Castle

A number of allocations were made nationwide on Wednesday under the Swimming Pool Grant Scheme.

In North Roscommon Kilronan Castle has received €6656 under the Scheme.

Aura Leisure Centre in Carrick on Shannon was also a recipient receiving €13,531.

The scheme aims  to support publicly accessible swimming pools in response to the challenge of the costs associated with swimming pools and the effort to re-open and remain open, with COVID-19 safety protocols, and to promote participation in the sport of swimming.

Minister for State at the Department for Health and local Fine Gael T.D. Frank Feighan has welcomed the allocation of €110,000 to 14 swimming pool and leisure centres across Sligo, Leitrim, South Donegal and North Roscommon by Sport Ireland.

Sport Ireland appointed Ireland Active, the representative body for the leisure, health and fitness sector to administer the swimming pool grant scheme, supported by partners Swim Ireland.

Minister Feighan stated that: “While it is appreciated that this is a difficult time for swimming pool operators across the country, the funding announced today will help to provide some financial stability to the sector in the uncertain months ahead. Earlier this year, the Government announced a significant increase in the budget for sport in 2021. This will also provide further resilience to the sport sector as we look to emerge from the current crisis.”

He continued that “Swimming Pool operators have demonstrated their resilience throughout the pandemic. It is important that this resilience continues into the weeks and months ahead as we look to emerge from this crisis. The funding announced today will assist swimming pool operators in getting everyone active and keeping them active. As Minister with responsibility for the Healthy Ireland Framework I wish to reiterate that Keeping active and keeping well has never been more important and it is essential for our physical and mental health and wellbeing.”

Others who received aid in this areas include:

Aura Carrick L.C. 13,531
Avena Leisure 9,930
Ballyshannon L.C 13,094
Club Vita 11,894
Great Northern Hotel 1,741
Holyrod Hotel 7,968
Kilronan Castle 6,656
Raddison Hotel 6,874
Riversdale S.P. 6,438
Sligo Park Hotel 11,567
Regional Sport Complex 11,567
Sligo Southern Hotel 6,220
Water Point 2,181
Yeats Country Hotel 9,930

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