The Roscrea Swimming Pool & Leisure Centre was opened on Monday last after years of campaigning and fundraising that goes back to the 1930’s.
Local Photogrpaher, PJ Wright who helped fundraise for many years to help bring the Roscrea Swimming Pool project to fruition, was delighted to sample the new facility
The official opening of the pool will take place in a few weeks time.
Emma Wright, Patricia Wright, Mary Wright, Breda O’Connor, Margaret O’Lone and Conor O’Lone were amongst the first to visit the new Roscrea Swimming Pool and Leisure Centre which opened on Monday last.
Opening times for the new leisure complex are 7.30am to 10pm, Monday, Wednesday and Friday, 9am to 10pm Tuesday and Thursday, and from 10am to 6pm on Saturday, Sunday and Bank Holidays.
Mick Hogan from Roscrea enjoying the new facilities at Roscrea Swimming Pool and Leisure Centre which opened on Monday last.
Various membership packages are on offer including full family membership (two adults and two children) for 12 months at E980, or E890 (swim or gym only).
Libby, Damien and Nathan Carroll enjoying themselves on the opening day of Roscrea Swimming Pool and Leisure Centre.
Equivalent full single adult packages are E575 (12 months), or E500 swim or gym only. Six month memberships in both categories are also available. Swimmers of all ages can also pay a small entrance fee for a once-off use of the pool.
Eileen Doherty, Michael Doherty, Aoife O’Meara and Mary Heffernan were delighted to be amongst the first visitors to the new Roscrea Swimming Pool and Leisure Centre which opened on Monday last.
The Centre contains three swimming pools; a five lane pool, a learner pool and a toddler pool. A innovative feature of the new pool is the single-ride, completely enclosed slide or 'flume', with a dry splash down.
The Staff Of Roscrea Swimming Poool & Leisure Centre
It's hoped that the facility, one of the biggest in the Midlands, will attract regular users from at least a 20-mile radius. Along with the pool, a state-of-art techno gym contains the full range of fitness gear, including 'pure strength' weight lifting machines that will appeal to dedicated heavy lifters. There's also a health suite with sauna and steam room and a viewing area. Cardiowave and cardiovario machines also specialise in working the heart, said Ms Boyer. The gym also has a 12-bike spin studio.
Twenty staff are employed at the centre, full and part time. Fully trained lifeguards are always stationed at the pool. Everyone is encouraged to visit the facility which is a tremendous amenity to have in the town.