Early 2025 re-opening date for Askeaton Swimming Pool

A re-opening date of early next year has been announced for Askeaton Pool and Leisure Complex. The facility has been closed for a period to facilitate necessary flood defence works. In an update, Limerick City and County Council stated: “It is anticipated that the works will be completed in early 2025, enabling the reopening of this popular West Limerick sport and recreational facility to the public.”
The statement continued: “The works, being undertaken by Martins Construction (Clare) will include the upgrading of the plant room, replacement of the mechanical and electrical equipment and the installation of energy efficient heating systems along with minor capital works. These improvements will minimise any future risk of the resource being closed to the public, due to flooding in the area and also reduce the day-to-day operational costs.” The local authority has been awarded grants totalling €1.25 million (from the Department of Tourism, Culture, Arts, Gaeltacht, Sport and Media) with the balance of funds for the multi-million euro project to come from its own resources. Mayor John Moran commented, “The Council and the Board of Askeaton Pool and Leisure Complex are delighted to have the contractor on site to complete this very worthwhile sporting and recreational project.
“It is welcome to hear that the works have commenced, and I look forward to visiting to review progress on my next trip to Askeaton. The re-opening of the centre will enable the citizens of West Limerick and the wider region to participate in a range of recreational and water-based activities, thus promoting health and wellbeing within the entire community.”
Meanwhile, the Annual Glin Estuary Swim (from Labasheeda to Glin Pier) is pencilled in for Saturday next. The nominated charity is St. Gabriel’s Foundation, Limerick. Registration is through Maria Geoghegan at: geoghegan.maria@yahoo.ie.