On Monday 24th of July next Minister Shane Ross, T.D. and Councillor Deirdre Donnelly will hold a public meeting about the future of Glenalbyn Swimming Pool.
The pool closed suddenly in late 2013 and there is still no date as to when it will re-open.
“Many of the schools, clubs and special interest groups used this facility on a regular basis until its sudden closure a few years ago,” said Cllr. Donnelly. “No one anticipated the lengthy waiting time for it to be open to the public again. On a number of occasions I have asked Dún Laoghaire-Rathdown County Council management for updates on the future of the pool and am disappointed that we have no official timeline to date. The community really feels so let down by the lack of progress on this.”
“We have been campaigning relentlessly for a pool for Stillorgan since the closure of Glenalbyn in December 2013”, said Minister Ross. “The local community is crying out for the return of its cherished pool. The delay is unacceptable. We feel that this pubic meeting will give the local community an opportunity to raise fresh concerns as to the future of our pool and to share information as to progress being made.”
The public meeting will take place in O’Dwyers Pub and Restaurant on Lower Kilmacud Rd. at 8 p.m. on Monday 24th of July.