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Pooling Resources For A Safe Swim

by Edited by Jimmy Rhatigan

THOMASTOWN Community River Trust (TCRC) hosts a pop up event on this Thursday, September 30 at 7pm in Market Street.

It will be in what was formerly Comerford’s Bakery Shop.

The event will be open daily from this Friday, October 1 to Sunday.

It will be launched by Minister Malcolm Noonan.
On display will be an exhibition on the Industrial Heritage of Thomastown.
Visitors will have the opportunity to become a Friend of the Weir Pool, donate to TCRT, and receive a free Weir Pool tote bag with a donation of or over €20.

The group also hosts an interactive project where you can have your say on the future development of The Weir Pool.


The pool costs €6,000 a year to manage and maintain. TCRT relies on a dedicated team of volunteers and community fundraising to sustain a fantastic facility.
This event is the final fundraising action for this year. Due to the pandemic, TCRT has been unable to host fundraising days such as the St Patrick’s Day Splash, Wet The Shamrock.
The pool was designed, built and developed by Thomastown
Community River Trust, and has had an amazingly successful season in Summer 2021.
Throughout lockdown, many people found solace in daily wild swimming at the Weir Pool, even in colder months. 

Throughout summer, locals and visitors enjoyed dips, food at donated picnic tables, and felt safe swimming  as the pool had lifeguards throughout the season.


The Weir Pool hosted yoga classes with KRSP, swimming lessons with Swim Ireland, and had Happy Valley Coffee providing refreshments at weekends. 

The Weir Pool has truly blossomed into a vital public space for Thomastown, and TCRT is delighted to see it so well utilised.
For The Weir Pool to continue on this trajectory and provide many more free, positive, safe, and enjoyable experiences for the local community and visitors, help is needed.
To donate online: click here: https://bit.ly/WeirPool
TCRT appreciates all donations, and looks forward to seeing you at its first pop-up event.
If you have any questions, contact Shem Caulfield at [email protected]; Oscar Ryan [email protected]

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