Mayo county council needs to look again at the prices it is charging people to access the wonderful new facilities at the new 25 meter pool at Lough Lannagh in Castlebar.

That’s the view of Fine Gael candidate in Castlebar Donna Sheridan.

An open day took place at the new facility, owned by Mayo County Council on Saturday last, and according to Donna the price structure outlined appears expensive for both individuals and families, and need as to be re-assessed.

In the old Castlebar pool, adults paid 4 euro to use the facility, and children were charged 2.50 euro up to 6pm.

The new 25 meter pool costs 10 euro per adult to use the pool and gym, while over 55s and children will be charged 7.50.

The Fine Gael candidate in the upcoming local elections says Castlebar is delighted to have such magnificent new facilities, but she argues to ensure footfall the local authority needs to re-think the new pricing structures.

Donna outlined her view to Midwest News today.

Midwest News sought a response from Mayo County Council and the local authority issued the following statement

Mayo County Council can confirm that the pricing structures at the new swimming pool and gym at Lough Lannagh, Castlebar are in line with other facilities that are of similar size and scale.  The facility is due to open to the public on Friday 05th of April and plans for a series of Introductory offers will be announced to co-incide with the opening.  Pricing structures will be kept under continuous  review

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