There is a serious shortage of outdoor pools in Ireland and it is to the great credit of the people of Charlestown that they have their own, very worthwhile outdoor facility.
This is a community run venture which deserves support. The pool itself is about 25 metres long and is suitable for those who want to swim lengths or for kids who want to splash in the shallow end. When we were there on a sunny Saturday it was an ideal place to be on a hot day.
As well as the pool there are also good sized dressing rooms and showers and the entrance fee ( 3 euro for an adult) was very reasonable.
Well done to the people who run the pool and hopefully they will get the support they need to further develop this very nice local facility.
Charlestown is just off the N5 which runs between Castlebar and Longford, or you can access it from the N17 which runs between Galway and Sligo. If you access it from the N5 you come off a bypass which leads you to the town. From there you are best to ask directions as the pool is a bit difficult to find.