More than €88,000 has been allocated to eight swimming pool operators in Clare from the Covid-19 fund to support the sport sector announced by the Government last December.

Confirming the allocations, Clare Fine Gael TD Joe Carey said that the funding is an acknowledgement of the importance of the sector and the impact swimming has on the nation’s health. 

“Swimming pools provide a vital resource for schools, clubs and communities across the country, and it is important that this infrastructure is maintained. This investment will help swimming pool operators continue to provide safe and essential service which is vital to sustain swimming and maintain high physical activity levels,” he explained.

The Clare recipients were: Shannon Swimming and Leisure Centre (€14,340); Kilkee Waterworld (€11,519); Hotel Woodstock Leisure Centre (€11,401); Dromoland Leisure Centre (€10,461); Inn at Dromoland Leisure Centre (€10,226); Tracy’s West County Leisure Club (€10,226); Riverlodge Health and Fitness Club (€9,873) and Lahinch Coast Hotel (€9,756).