Ó Domhnaill Confirms Finn Valley Pool Project Funding

Donegal South West Senator Brian Ó Domhnaill and Local Cllr Patrick McGowan have today warmly welcomed funding of €3.8 million from the Department of Transport, Tourism & Sport for the Ballybofey/Stranorlar Swimming Pool.

Ó Domhnaill said: “I welcome today’s funding approval for the Finn Valley Leisure Centre Project which comprises of a 25 metre – 5 lane pool project together with other leisure facilities provide an excellent family facility to the entire Finn Valley Area.”

“The previous Government committed to funding this project and therefore it was important for the New Government to carry through on that commitment. Having held the New Government to account on this project over the last number of weeks in the Seanad and having been in constant contact with officials in the OPW and the Department of Transport, Tourism and Sport, I am today very pleased that the promised funding of €3.8 million has been formally sanctioned.”

“The project is estimated to cost in the region of €8.7 million with €5million already made available from Donegal County Council sources. The new complex will add immensely to the superb facilities currently available at the Finn Valley centre and will be a recreational resource which can be enjoyed by all age groups. “

“I understand that the work will commence on the project in early Autumn. This project will have the potential to create employment during the construction phase and when constructed and operational will provide valuable employment to the Finn Valley Area.”

“I want to pay tribute to all involved with the project particularly Patsy McGonagle and all the staff at the Finn Valley Centre, the officials within Donegal County Council, the OPW and the Department of Transport, Tourism and Sport.”

Cllr Patrick McGowan who is a member of the Board who will manage the facility has said;”I am absolutely delighted with today’s news which is the culmination of many years hard work and effort. I want to pay an enormous tribute to Finn Valley Athletic Club and know that the new swimming pool project will effectively provide a sporting/recreational centre of excellence within the County. As Local Councillor and member of the board, I am glad to have been able to work extensively with colleagues to ensure that the project has reached this stage. “

Posted: Jul 25, 2011     |     Categories: Uncategorized