Leisure Centre and Swimming Pool

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 Bewley

July Update - We are currently working on new safety procedures based on current national and international guidelines for safe re-opening and operation of the leisure centre. We are also working in line with St. Michael's House phased re-introduction of services. Our priority is to ensure the safety of visitors and staff and we appreciate your patience during this time.  

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Belcamp Swimming Pool

Leisure Centre Sports Day 2018SMH Leisure CentreAll areas in the Leisure Centre and Swimming Pool are fully wheelchair accessible. Special features include:

A 19 metre fully accessible swimming pool with;

  • access ramps
  • overhead tracking system with direct transfer from the changing rooms
  • pool side hoists and steps
  • wheelchair accessible changing rooms
  • accessible foot spa
  • sensory water features

The Leisure Centre team work alongside our P.E. Departments and the clinic teams to facilitate programmes and activities both in the Leisure Centre and in community settings

Belcamp Swimming Pool Opening Times

The pool is open to St. Michael’s House schools, day and residential services. The Swimming Pool is not open to the public.


Family Swims

€10 for a Family Swim Session. Advanced booking required to avoid disappointment.

Wednesday3.00pm7.00pmService user plus one adult family member
Thursday9.15am10.00amParent and Child only
Thursday3.00pm3.45pmService user plus Parent and Siblings
Thursday3.45pm4.30pmService user plus Parent and Siblings

How we made a Splash!

Adult Female swimming at St. Michael's House Leisure CentreThe 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 disability.

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 Leisure Centre is 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 and outdoor sporting area.

Our Poolside News

Young Adult attending Sports DaySt. Michael’s House Swimming pool and Leisure centre was the winner of the CARA National Inclusion Award 2017 and shortlisted in the sports catagory in 2018! You can read more on our Awards here.

The National Inclusion Awards recognise organisations and people who enhance participation opportunities for people with disabilities in Sport, Physical Activity and Physical Education. CARA is a national organisation which aims to enhance sport and physical activity opportunities for people with disabilities

Over Service users are involved in both national initiatives such as CARA's fit4all week and Operation Transformation and other in-house and community initiatives such as Cycling Safety Schools, Enjoy Tennis programmes and Mental Health Awareness week.

 Our Staff teams and Adults who use our services particpated in RTE Operation Transformation 2019 #SMHActive . Read full story here.


Working with partners in sport, physical activity and recreation helps us deliver the best quality activities to service users in St. Michael’s House and their families.

St. Michael's House sign up to the Sport Inclusion Disability Charter 2018. What is the Charter?

Read full story here.


On visiting, please support our Pool Rules

  • A Leisure Centre Information Form has to be completed before a service user first uses the pool. These forms are available at the Leisure Centre.
  • Swim hats must be worn.
  • All pool users must shower before using the pool.
  • No Outdoor Footwear to be worn in the pool area.
  • Swim nappies should be worn by anyone who requires them (details of suppliers available from the Centre).
  • Pool hoists are only to be used by trained staff.
  • All families should make themselves familiar with the Normal Operating Procedures and the Emergency Action Plan.

Clubs and Events

Want to try a new activity or become more active? Contact the Leisure Centre and sign up.


Every Thursday 11.00am and

First Wednesday of Every Month 6.00pm

Tai Chi Class

Every Tuesday 1.00pm

Advanced booking required

Aqua Aerobics Classes

Several times every week.

Ask the Leisure Centre team

For nationwide external activities and events, please see the following links:


Contact Information

Sarah Hewitt- Leisure Centre Manager

John Donnelly- Duty Manager are always happy to help.

Address: St. Michael’s House Leisure Centre and Swimming Pool, Belcamp Lane, Belcamp, Dublin 17.
Tel: 01- 8483361