"The facilities are great and fit different people's needs. Before the centre was opened, there was nowhere for me to go. I am so glad it was built." Graham Beweley
The dream of developing Ireland's first fully accessible Leisure Centre and Swimming Pool originated as result of a survey of service users, families and staff aiming to identify a landmark project that would make a real difference in the lives of people with an intellectual disablity.
The survey identified a lack of opportunities for service users to engage in recreational, social and therapeutic activities and highlighted the significant difficulties many were experiencing in accessing public swimming pools, leisure centres and cinemas.
The idea of St. Michael's House Leisure Centre and Swimming Pool was born. Four years later, the Centre is up and running and has already become a hub of social activity for service users of all ages and their families. Equipped with state-of-the-art technology that meets the needs of all service users, it features a fully accessible swimming pool, foot spa, home cinema, coffee dock, beauty salon and outdoor sporting area.
All areas in the Leisure Centre and Swimming Pool are fully wheelchair accessible. Special features include:
- Access ramps directly into the pool
- Ceiling hoists for a direct transfer from the changing rooms into the pool
- Wheechair accessible changing rooms
- Accessible foot spa
- Accessible fun water features
St. Michael's House Leisure Centre and Swimming Pool, Belcamp Lane, Belcamp, Dublin 24, T: 01-8483361