Ballina Outdoor Pool

Ballina Outdoor Pool

Ballina Outdoor Pool July 2012. Given the huge dearth of outdoor pools throughout the country, this is a shining example of what we can and should have. Attractively located beside Lough Derg, Ballina pool is a clean and well kept facility. The pool itself is about 25 metres long with a shallow and deeper end. There are separate male and female dressing rooms with toilets and showers. Lifeguards are on duty when the pool is open. Alongside the pool are a couple of tables and chairs. This facility is a credit to North Tipperary County Council. Before visiting here, you will need to check opening times. When we arrived it was open just in the afternoons. Still, if you find it closed you can drive a short distance to swim in Lough Derg at Killaloe ( see Co. Clare locations). Apart from the pool, the area beyond it has picnic tables, a playground and exercise machines for the fitness conscious. Directions: From Limerick take the M7 toward Dublin. Then take exit 27 signposted Ballina and Killaloe. Follow the signposts and as you come into Ballin you will see a large car park on your left. The pool is located just beyond the car park. Ordnance Survey Map No. 58 Β  Β  Β  [...]

Dromineer

Dromineer

Dromineer July 2012 Dromineer is a well known stopping off point for Shannon cruisers and its also a nice place to swim in the soft waters of Lough Derg. To the left of the harbor is a sheltered area which is good for swimming, albeit somewhat stony. Go slowly as you wade in and be prepared to stand on stones. Once you get in the water is soft and fresh and you will have a refreshing dip. As for all lakes go slowly and be careful. You never know when you will hit some rocks or get entangled in weeds. Facilities in Dromineer are good. Behind the swimming there are some seats and a car park. Back toward the harbor there are toilet facilities and showers, including one for people with disabilities. Well done to the County Council Directions: Take the M7 from Limerick city, then take Exit 26. Follow the N52 signs for Tullamore until you come to the roundabout with a signpost for Dromineer. Take that left turn onto the R495 and in Dromineer the swimming place is to the left of the harbour Photos will be added at a later date Β  [...]

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