The board of one of Galway’s main public recreation facilities has held a briefing with staff over the financial position of the company.

The company operating Leisureland in Salthill said it had not been able to generate enough income to cover the running costs of the centre in recent weeks.

Staff working at the facility were told yesterday that the swimming pool and gym will close in the coming weeks.

A €300,000 subsidy from Galway City Council has been used up and it is understood the local authority is not in a position to provide further funding at this time.

The facility was closed from March to July due to COVID 19 restrictions and has also faced further challenges since reopening due to ongoing restrictions on gatherings.

It’s understood an additional funding proposal has gone to city officials for consideration.


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