Refurbishment works carried out at Roscommon Leisure Centre

Roscommon Leisure Centre, located in the heart of Roscommon town, has undergone significant improvement works this summer. The centre is a valuable Roscommon County Council leisure facility.

Last Thursday, Councillors Orla Leyden, Kathleen Shanagher, Nigel Dineen and Anthony Waldron from the Roscommon Municipal District were given a tour of the facility and improvement works by the centre manager Sharon Ryan, accompanied by Roscommon County Council’s Chief Executive Shane Tiernan and Head of Finance Sean Mullarkey.

For the sixth year in a row, the leisure centre has achieved the ‘Outstanding Award’ in the National Quality Standard Awards under ‘Ireland Active’, the governing body of Leisure, Health and Fitness Industries in Ireland.

The facility was closed in June as the pool underwent considerable maintenance works. Improvements to the changing village, showers and toilets were completed with the main body of work involving stripping and retiling the pool deck.

In addition to the works to the swimming pool, the centre’s gym changing floors were also retiled and automated doors installed. The ambitious redevelopment also saw the installation of new lockers, benches and vanity units for pool and gym users.

Central to the success of the project was the attention to detail by the tiling contractor, local man Sean Hoban from Ballintubber (SHL Ltd).

Manager of Roscommon Leisure Centre Sharon Ryan said the works undertaken to date and in the future will ensure the centre is focused on providing the most professional and quality service for its service users.

“The extensive improvements will enhance and improve our service to our valued customers, providing a modern, comfortable and future-proofed setting that’s attuned to the needs of all our service users”, she said.

“Our centre is used extensively each day. We host Active Age groups, sporting clubs and community groups who return to use our facilities on a regular basis which offers value for money and a leisure experience that is appreciated by all our service users”.

The elected members acknowledged the grant-aid secured from the Department of Rural and Community Development under the Community Recognition Fund to fund part of the works that will enhance the facility and support health and wellbeing for all its users.