Calls for lifeguard at Offaly outdoor swimming pool

Karen O'Grady

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Calls for lifeguard at outdoor Offaly swimming pool

Cllr Clare Claffey pictured at the outdoor swimming pool in Banagher

Banagher outdoor swimming pool is one of more unusual spots to swim in Offaly. Located along the river Shannon, the pool is a perfect spot for a swim but it has been without a lifeguard during the summer months.

For many years, the pool had a lifeguard and with this in mind, calls are being made for a lifeguard to be put at the pool along the river in Banagher in light of what will be an 'outdoor summer' due to continued Covid-19 restrictions.

Banagher based councillor, Clare Claffey outlined this week how she has asked Offaly County Council to consider putting a lifeguard at the pool in Banagher during the summer months because of Covid-19 restrictions, being in placed during the summer, and the possibility that there will be an 'outdoor summer'.

“For many years, Banagher had a lifeguard which was part funded by Offaly and Galway County Councils. My colleague Cllr Owen Hanley and myself will be working together on this,” she remarked.