Construction for the Irish Olympic Swimming Pool is set to begin in spring, after the construction of a new, six-metre pool was completed.
The construction of the Irish Swimming pool has been completed and the pool is scheduled to be opened to the public in 2019, according to the Irish Association of Sport.
The new pool is expected to be installed at the centre of the old swimming pool at Tullamore Park, close to the site of the original swimming pool which was built in 1881.
The original pool was built over a period of about four years and covered an area of about 8,000 square metres.
The first pool was opened in 1893, the second in 1896 and the last in 1904.
It was originally used to host the annual ‘Swan Races’ which took place in the area between Tullams Neck and Tulls Bay.
In a statement, Irish Sports Minister Mark Durkan said: “This will be a very important part of the tourism of Tullamas Neck, and I am very pleased to be able to share with the community a project that has been a long time in the making and has been undertaken with great support from the Irish government.”
“This will bring thousands of new people to Tullamps Neck, it will also bring a new generation of people to the city.”
Construction work was also underway at the new pool to replace the old one, which was completed in February this year.