Whether you feel like swimming some laps, enjoying some water exercises or simply relaxing, Ballyfin's 14m heated indoor pool, overlooking the courtyard garden, is a beautiful space for invigoration and wellbeing.
The outdoor, heated swimming pool is filled as soon as the weather gets warm enough - usually sometime in May, and emptied when it gets too chilly to swim - usually in late September. The pool has a large shallow end and a separate paddling pool making it ideal for children. If exercise is what you're after, it is also possible to do lengths. The pool is free for residents to use, however, there is no lifeguard so children must be accompanied by an adult at all times. Please contact Ballymaloe if you would like to know if the pool will be full during your stay.
Take time out during your stay at Hayfield Manor, to visit the hotel's leisure facilities, which include a superb 16m indoor. heated swimming pool. Lounge chairs beside the pool offer guests the chance to relax with a book between lengths, and with floor to ceiling windows surrounding the pool, the area is bathed in natural sunlight and warmth.
A beautiful 1m infinity swimming pool set in French limestone takes pride of place in the Merrion Spa and Health Club. At one end, a spectacular trompe l'oeil mural depicting a neo-classical landscape creates a feeling of distance and space.
The residential lap pool at the Park Hotel Kenmare is a swimming pool for swimmers - a real swimming pool that is 25m in length, providing a leisure element to the deluxe Sámas Spa. The lap pool incorporates a glass-walled sauna.
For guests who may not be quite as willing to brave the Donegal elements of Lough Swilly, Rathmullan House has a 15m indoor swimming pool which provides a much gentler opportunity to work on your backstroke. The heated swimming pool is open exclusively to guest at Rathmullan House from 8am-8pm daily.