Ballina Outdoor Pool
Given the huge dearth of outdoor pools throughout the country, this is a shining example of what we can and should have. Attractively located beside Lough Derg, Ballina pool is a clean and well kept facility. The pool itself is about 25 metres long with a shallow and deeper end. There are separate male and female dressing rooms with toilets and showers. Lifeguards are on duty when the pool is open.
Alongside the pool are a couple of tables and chairs. This facility is a credit to North Tipperary County Council. Before visiting here, you will need to check opening times. When we arrived it was open just in the afternoons. Still, if you find it closed you can drive a short distance to swim in Lough Derg at Killaloe ( see Co. Clare locations).
Apart from the pool, the area beyond it has picnic tables, a playground and exercise machines for the fitness conscious.
Directions: From Limerick take the M7 toward Dublin. Then take exit 27 signposted Ballina and Killaloe. Follow the signposts and as you come into Ballin you will see a large car park on your left. The pool is located just beyond the car park.
Ordnance Survey Map No. 58