THE opening of Dunmanway’s New Municipal Swimming Pool has been announced. Welcoming the announcement, Dunmanway based independent county councillor Declan Hurley said, “The opening of the new swimming pool marks an exciting turning point for Dunmanway going forward and will be a huge boost for the local community, as well as a huge attraction to the town.
According to Cllr Hurley, “The new €5.5 million Municipal Swimming Pool will open to the public for the first time on Monday 22nd of May. After months of delays, I am delighted the long wait is finally over and the public can now experience and enjoy the new pool facility.
“The Swimming Pool is a modern green architecture building, including a 25 meter Swimming Pool, Toddlers Pool, Hydrotherapy Pool, Sauna and Steam room. This is a vital piece of infrastructure for the town of Dunmanway and the new state of the art facility will provide excellent aqua-sport facilities for the people of Dunmanway and the surrounding area,” added Cllr Hurley.
A long time campaigner of the pool development, Mr. Hurley said: “The new pool will act as a catalyst for the town and will put Dunmanway at the centre of West Cork for recreation, sport and competition and I thank Cork County Council for its commitment on delivering this fine facility to Dunmanway.”
“The old swimming pool will now be knocked to make room for additional parking at the new complex and I am delighted to also announce that plans are currently underway to develop the Gymnasium, which it is hoped to have in place later this year,” he added.
The delivering of this new state of the art Swimming Pool to my hometown is the culmination of many years of lobbying and hard work on my behalf at local level since my election to Cork County Council,” concluded Cllr Hurley.