Leisure Complex Lough Lannagh

  • The new 11 million euro Leisure Complex at Lough Lannagh in Castlebar opened to the public yesterday.

    The complex, built by Mayo county council, comprises of an eight-lane competitive 25 meter swimming pool, a learning pool, a gym and aerobics studios, steam room, sauna and general purpose rooms.

    The new complex is set in front of Lough Lannagh, and adjacent to Lough Lannagh village, Castlebar Boxing club and Tennis club, and to the fore of the proposed new Mayo GAA pitches development.

    Mayo Footballer Andy Moran is the man at the helm of the new gym in the Leisure Complex, while accomplished swimmer David O’Malley is the Manager of the new swimming pool.

    The new complex is opening in phased stages – with the swimming pool area opening yesterday, the yoga and pilates facilities will open on Monday next and the new state of the art gym will open from Friday next.

    Andy Moran says the new Leisure Complex is located in an expanding Sporting hub in Castlebar and he believes it will offer unrivalled sporting facilities in the province

  • Minister Michael Ring and the Cathaoirleach of Mayo County Council Blackie Gavin have officially opened the new Leisure Complex at Lough Lannagh in Castlebar.

    The €11 million euro complex, which recently opened to the public, includes an 8-lane swimming pool and toddler pool, gym and aerobics studios, steam room and sauna.

    The leisure complex is open to the public 7 days per week, and was officially opened earlier this afternoon.

  • A swim should be separate to the gym, was the call of councillors at the monthly meeting of Castlebar Municipal District yesterday, when the continuing controversy over the prices being charged for the public to use the new Lough Lannagh Leisure Complex, owned by Mayo county Council  was discussed.

    The matter was raised by the Cathaoirleach, Independent cllr Michael Kilcoyne because he said, it is what everyone in town is talking about. Everone he says agrees that the new 11 million euro development is state of the art and a wonderful facility – but he insisted it’s too expensive to use for the ordinary person or family.

     All other cllrs spoke on the matter – and expressed similar concerns about the prices being charged for use of the facilities.

    They called on the council executive to look again at the pricing structure, as they argued that people / families will travel to other locations for a swim if the prices are not significantly reduced.

    Council officials explained that there is a significant operational cost to running a 25 meter, 8 lane swimming pool and insisted that the prices being charged are comparable to similar facilities nationally.