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Charlestown Swimming Pool


Lowpark, Charlestown, County Mayo

Charlestown Swimming Pool

#Swim4Colm 2023 Challenge will take place August 6th - 26th. All funds raised will go towards the Colm Horkan Memorial Pitch and Walkway in memory of our friend Colm Horkan.


A community outdoor heated pool in Charlestown Co. Mayo. It is run by a committee of volunteers and is open during summer months for the community and visitors to enjoy.

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To honour our late clubmate and friend, Colm Horkan, Charlestown Sarsfields GAA club are planning the development of a new 'All-Weather floodlit pitch' to be named the 'Colm Horkan Memorial Pitch'. The project will also involve the construction of new community walkways and the upgrade of existing facilities at Fr. O’Hara Park.As of March 2023 a total of €600,000 has been raised of the total €1.2M required to complete the project.


On the 18th of June, 2020, the community of Charlestown was rocked by the shocking news of the tragedy of the death of Detective Garda Colm Horkan, R.I.P. Colm was a friend to all and a supporter of all things Charlestown, not in the least, Charlestown Swimming Pool.

Colm grew up spending many happy summer days swimming at Charlestown Swimming Pool in the days of the brown river water naturally heated by the sun and in the days of the cold clear reservoir water that required working up the nerve to get in to swim.

In 2016, Colm and some childhood friends took part in the Charlestown Swimming Pool Ice Jump Challenge by jumping into the ‘Arctic-like’ cold water for the last time before the refurbishment and subsequent heating of the pool.

Since 2017 Charlestown Swimming Pool is like new and it's heated. Colm continued to support the pool and was a powerful swimmer. 

The 50th Anniversary of Charlestown Swimming Pool was celebrated in 2018 and once again Colin supported our 50KM challenge. Together with many more supporters, we smashed the 50K by swimming a cumulative 208KM!

In honour of our friend and supporter and in sympathy with the Horkan Family and friends who continue their avid support of our community, Charlestown Swimming Pool are hosting a #Swim4Colm fundraising event. 

During our 55th Anniversary, we invite you all to help us to smash the 208KM in memory of our great, kind, caring and supportive friend Colm. We also ask for you to make a donation in Colm’s memory. All proceeds from #Swim4Colm will be donated to the Colm Horkan Memorial Pitch and Walkway.

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