Andrea Pramuka
Andrea Pramuka campaign leader

Promises, Promises, Promises!

I’ve set up this petition out of sheer frustration! We want a SWIMMING POOL in Leixlip- FACT. It also comes on the back of the recent decision to award the construction of a swimming pool in the neighbouring town of Maynooth, even though Leixlip has been promised a public swimming pool for the last 30 years!

I’m a resident and am proud to be from Leixlip having grown up here since I was 4 years old. I have lived in Confey and the “Far End” so I do understand the different needs and frustrations to live in each end of the town. I have also lived abroad and have seen how a swimming pool can be the heart of a community bringing together all walks of life from babies to silver surfers.

Leixlip has seen a lot of families settle here from a small population of around 5,000 in 1977 to 15,504 (2016: Central Statistics Office). At that time, particularly in the 80s, Leixlip lacked so many vital resources and services such as proper public transport, schools, community centers etc. But it was through the power of its residents and tireless campaigning that funding was made available for these projects.

I do believe in the power of people. I personally remember standing outside the Dail as a child with a self made sign demonstrating for a new secondary school, after it was denied by Seamus Brennan (then Minister for Education) but we did it and Confey College got its funding.

So it’s up to you, the People of Leixlip, please let your voice be heard.


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