Ireland’s first ever Pop up Pool comes to Donabate Portrane CC, New €15m Fund & Hello, how are you? Launch Day

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In collaboration with Fingal County Council, Swim Ireland announce the first destination in the country for the installation of its Indoor Portable Swimming Pool.

Located on the grounds of Donabate Portrane Community Centre, the fully heated Pool in a structured marquee will be able to accommodate up to 16 children at a time.

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The pool which will be in place initially for 12 weeks from early May 2022 will be managed and staffed by Swim Ireland with opening & closing times in tandem with the Centre. Swim Ireland were inspired by a very similar initiative in the United Kingdom.

the Management & Board of Donabate Portrane Community Centre are appreciative to all those who worked on this project -Community Dept. Fingal County Council, Swim Ireland.

For further information & how to book (Bookings will not be through the centre), keep an eye on the Swim Ireland website and their social media channels.

@fingalcoco @fingalcommunity @swimireland


The Minister for Rural and Community Development, Heather Humphreys announced a new €15 million capital fund to help community groups upgrade and refurbish Community Centres across Ireland.

More information and application guidelines can be found here.

Hello, how are you? – Thrive Mental Health Campaign

Flemington Community Centre was host to a successful launch day facilitated by Mental Health Ireland with a simple message: “Hello, how are you?”.

Attendees at the coffee morning in Flemington Community Centre, Balbriggan.

 The coffee morning in Balbriggan was held as part of the Thrive Mental Health campaign and attended by Fingal Mayor Seána Ó Rodaigh and several local services.

The international initiative is built on the premise that good mental health can only be achieved through broadly based activities which seeks to embrace and protect the mental health of a whole community. It aims to build an understanding and awareness of mental health and wellbeing by reducing stigma.

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