A plaque displaying the names of the first Letterkenny Swimming Pool Committee is to be put on public display again.
The plaque has been held in archives since the old swimming pool was demolished in 2010. The new courthouse was built in its place.
It’s hoped that the copper plaque will now be erected at the Aura Leisure Centre, following the passing of a motion by councillors of the Letterkenny-Milford Municipal District yesterday.
Councillors Jimmy Kavanagh and Kevin Bradley brought forward a call by Oldtown native Colm McDaid to bring the plaque back into the public realm.
Cllr Kavanagh explained that just three members of the original committee are still alive: Frank Gallagher, Victor Fisher and Stephen McDaid, father of Colm McDaid. Cllr Kavanagh said it would be nice to give due recognition to the men, because “without them, who knows how long it would have taken for Letterkenny to get a pool.”
Community spokesperson Colm McDaid welcomed the agreement made at yesterday’s council meeting and said: “It will be nice to finally have this plaque displayed once again in the town. The local council must be congratulated for their speedy response to my request.”Tags: