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Leisure and Sport

Staff Training Closure Notice

To facilitate mandatory staff training our Centres will be closed on the following days:

Newry Leisure Centre

Tuesday 25 June, 2024

 Friday 28 June, 2024

Down Leisure Centre

Thursday 27 June, 2024

 Friday 28 June, 2024

Kilkeel Leisure Centre

Tuesday 25 June, 2024

 Friday 28 June, 2024

Ballymote Sports & Wellbeing Centre

Thursday 27 June, 2024 (Open 6pm – 10pm)

Friday 28 June, 2024

Newcastle Centre

Thursday 27 June, 2024

 Friday 28 June, 2024

We thank you for your understanding and apologise for any inconvenience caused.

Newry Leisure Centre Pool and Health Suite: Works Underway

Essential works are underway to address issues relating to the hydraulic system of the pool’s moving floor and the replacement of pool tiles as previously announced.

Health Suite facilities at Newry Leisure Centre will now be closed from Saturday May 4 to accommodate contractors on site. This follows on from the recent closure of the swimming pool to facilitate the repairs.

All other facilities within Newry Leisure Centre remain open.

The Council appreciates the patience of members as these works take place and will continue to keep members updated.

Below is a reminder of important information for swimming pool and health suite users.

Important Information for Newry Leisure Centre Pool and Health Suite Users


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 bookings.nlc@nmandd.org to discuss your credit/refund/cancellation options.

We would like to remind our 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 alternative pool availability, please do so via:

Kilkeel Leisure Centre- Kilkeel.reception@nmandd.org

Tel: 0330 137 4026

Down Leisure Centre- downleisurecentre@nmandd.org

Tel: 0330 137 4026

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


Newry, Mourne and Down District Council manages six indoor leisure centres and complexes.

For further information on individual centre click on the links below:


We offer an extensive variety of membership options to suit everyone's individual needs whether you want to swim, participate in classes, workout in the gym or combine all three.

We wish to make your wellness journey a successful one and will be on hand to offer advice and support in all aspects of your membership, training or a healthy living approach to life.

The flexibility in payment options allows members to avail of daily rates, Pay As You Go, as well as monthly direct debit packages and three, six or twelve month pay up front options.

Membership packages available from £16.40 - £32.70.

To view the Membership Packages click here 

A full range of membership packages are available, please contact reception for further information on 0330 137 4026.

Outdoor Leisure Facilities

For further information on outdoor leisure facilities please click here.