New Outdoor Swimming Pool Coming To Offaly

Photo Credit: Facebook @Banagher Shannon Bank Park

The new project is expected to cost around €400,000 to develop.

Swimmers in Offaly will be able to dive into a new pool soon.

Planning permisson has been granted to develop a new outdoor pool along the bank of the River Shannon in Banagher.

The project is expected to cost around €400,000 - it's hoped three quarters of the funding will come from a government grant, with the remainder to be raised by the Banagher Shannon Bank Park group.

The project includes removing the existing pool 

The group has already raised around €10,000 through scheme where people pay €100 to have a their nameplate around the pool.

Member Darragh Kelly says they hope the new pool will be ready to go by the Summer:

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