Group and individual swimming lessons can be arranged, and swim camps are offered during school holidays. A special parent and toddler group, called Swim a Song, is also offered. All children must be accompanied by an adult. The club is open throughout the week, including bank holidays. Children's hours last until 6:45 pm.
The 5-star Heritage Killenard
in County Laois and the 4-star hotel in town both have swimming pools and are both excellent destinations. The 5-star hotel's health club features a 15-meter-long leisure swimming pool that was awarded a White Flag. Loungers for the pool deck are available. There's also a Jacuzzi by the pool, overlooking the countryside.
The locker rooms contain a steam room and sauna. Family changing facilities are available. There's also a full-fledged gym, fitness studio, and spinning studio, as well as a trim trail. The health club is open throughout the week, including on bank holidays. Preferential rates are available for swimming lessons and a personal trainer. Children aged up to 15 years can use the health club up to 6:30 pm daily, but they must be accompanied by an adult at all times. Use of the club's various facilities including the Jacuzzi and sauna is restricted for children, depending on age. The pool lifeguards will not assume responsibility for any children in the pool.
The 4-star Heritage hotel
in Portlaoise features a 22-meter swimming pool, with a depth of 1.4 meters. There's also a children's pool that is 0.76 meters deep. Other features of the pool area are a pool hoist and hydrotherapy area. Guests can make use of the sauna and steam room, the two Jacuzzi hot tubs, the fully equipped fitness suite and aerobics studio, and the boxing equipment. Classes are available morning and evening. Members of the leisure center can enjoy free parking. Swimming caps and pool shoes, which can be purchased at the reception desk, are mandatory in the pool area. The pool is open throughout the week, including bank holidays, but guests must withdraw from the main pool and gym areas at least 30 minutes before closing time.
Children under the age of 16 must be accompanied by an adult at all times and must leave the pool by 6:30 pm. The fitness club was awarded the Emerald award by the White Flag National standards body. Ballyfin
is a topnotch hotel that has so much to offer beyond just a swimming pool. It's unlikely anyone would choose it purely for the pool, but it does have one on-site for those who enjoy a dip on their holidays or as part of their spa experience. The 14-meter-long indoor pool is heated and overlooks the courtyard garden.