Local Fine Gael TD Fergus O’Dowd and Ardee Councillor Dolores Minogue have said they are thrilled to have received confirmation that the Swim Ireland Pop Up Pool will be coming to Ash Walk in Ardee.
O’Dowd said “The 12m by 3.4m portable pool will be arriving in January and will be in place until March.
“This is a matter I raised directly with the Minister for Sport in May on behalf of my colleague Cllr Dolores Minogue and I know Dolores really pushed the request at council level.
“This will be a really fun and welcome addition for the Ardee and mid Louth area and we will be working towards securing the Pop Up in further areas of County Louth in the near future.
“We would like to thank Swim Ireland and the council officials for their work on the matter.”
Councillor Dolores Minogue said “I’m absolutely over the moon that the pool is on its way to Ardee in the new year. Deputy O’Dowd and I really pressed for this when we learned that areas were being considered for the installation.
“I will of course be continuing to work on the provision of a permanent swimming pool for the town but I believe this will be very beneficial in the short term.”