Keep up with Armagh i

Swimming pool at Newry Leisure Centre to close for six months

The Swimming Pool at Newry Leisure Centre will be closed for the next months.

It comes as a a major programme of works was agreed at a meeting of the Council’s Active and Healthy Communities Committee on Tuesday.

Essential works to address issues relating to the hydraulic system of the pool’s moving floor and the replacement of pool tiles will now commence.

The pool will now remain closed to facilitate the programme of works which is estimated to be completed in approximately six months.

The Council appreciates the disappointment this will cause and apologises to all of its pool users.

All Council swimming lessons, school swimming lessons and autism swim sessions in Newry Leisure Centre have now been cancelled.

Centre management will contact all bookings/attendees directly regarding the cancellation of Council swimming lessons, school swim lessons and Autism swimming sessions.

A credit will be issued for any Council-led lessons which can be redeemed against future swimming lessons.

For children who are at the highest lesson level and do not need to re-enrol, or should a child not wish to return to lessons, a refund will be issued. Leisure staff have contacted parents/guardians regarding this matter.

Alternative autism swimming sessions are available in Down Leisure Centre and Kilkeel Leisure Centre and can be booked via the NMD Be Active App.

Centre management will be in touch with the designated points of contact for each club and commercial booking to provide updates and discuss alternative arrangements.

All pool bookings have also been cancelled.

The Health Suite remains open at present, however, it will close once contractors commence repair works onsite impacting on the Health Suite facilities.

Further updates will be provided via the NMD Be Active App in advance of the health suite closure.


For members of Newry Leisure Centre who have pool and health suite usage included in their membership and who pay monthly by Direct Debit, financial adjustments will be made to their direct debit to reflect closures and customers will not be required to take any further action in relation to their membership payments.

For members who have paid in full in advance or would like to cancel their direct debit membership please contact to discuss your credit/refund/cancellation options.

Council would like to remind its members who have multi-site use as part of their membership package that they can avail of pool facilities within Kilkeel Leisure Centre and Down Leisure Centre.

To avoid disappointment on arrival, it is strongly advised to pre-book Kilkeel Leisure Centre swim sessions via the NMD Be Active App.

Contact Details

If a customer would like to contact us regarding a booking, a refund or any other enquiry please email

If a customer would like to contact us regarding alternative site pool availability, please do so via:

Kilkeel Leisure Centre –
Tel: 0330 137 4026

Down Leisure Centre –
Tel: 0330 137 4026

Further updates regarding the reopening of Newry swimming pool will be provided through our website, NMD Be Active app, social media channels and local press in due course.

Sign Up To Our Newsletter

Most read today

More in Newry