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Aquila Club makes a splash to celebrate quarter-century

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Celebrating the 25th anniversary of the opening of The Aquila Club Leisure Centre in The Gleneagle Hotel on Saturday were Margaret O'Donoghue, Patrick O'Donoghue and Eamonn Quigley who has managed the centre since the opening. PICTURES: DON MACMONAGLE

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A WHOLE host of water babies of all ages dived into the celebrations that unfolded as The Aquila Club at The Gleneagle Hotel marked its 25th anniversary. The leisure centre hosted an open morning on Saturday, showcasing its facilities.

The centre, boasting a 25-metre pool, children’s pool, Jacuzzi, sauna and steam room, was officially opened a quarter of a century ago by the then-Taoiseach, Charles Haughey, on November 8, 1991.

The Aquila Club has since evolved into a hub for fitness enthusiasts and families of all ages as well as providing a base for The Gleneagle Squash Club and Killarney Tennis Club.

Managing the centre since it opened, Eamonn Quigley said: “Maurice O’Donoghue’s vision for this leisure centre was that it would be one of the best in the country and provide a fantastic facility for the people of Kerry.
“It’s hard to believe we are open twenty-five years. Today we see many of the kids who learned to swim here in the '90s now bringing their children swimming here.”

The Aquila Club also hosts swimming classes and clubs for children of all ages. The tiniest tots, along with a parent, can try out a session with Water Babies – Ireland’s leading baby and toddler swim school. Water Babies conduct swimming classes at the Aquila Club on Wednesdays.

The Little Ducklings Club and Little Stars are both swimming clubs for children aged between two and four years, while The Seals Club and Crocodile Swim Class are for children aged from five to ten. Private swimming classes for both individuals and groups are also available.
 


 
Celebrating the 25th anniversary of the opening of The Aquila Club Leisure Centre in The Gleneagle Hotel on Saturday were Margaret O'Donoghue, Patrick O'Donoghue and Eamonn Quigley who has managed the centre since the opening.
PICTURES: DON MACMONAGLE

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Detox Wrap will leave you feeling energised

It may be the last few weeks of the holidays but, it is no better time treat yourself to a body detox wrap. This wrap is suitable for males and […]

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Puck Goat removed from platform in searing heat

Organisers of Puck Fair have taken King Puck down from his platform to protect the wild mountain goat from the heat. Today mark’s day two of the three-day fair in […]

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Organisers of Puck Fair have taken King Puck down from his platform to protect the wild mountain goat from the heat.

Today mark’s day two of the three-day fair in Killorglin town. As part of the fair’s tradition a wild mountain goat presides over the town from his tall platform over the course of the three days.

Organisers employ a dedicated vet to look after the goat and a team of experienced goat handlers are also on duty for the duration of the festival.

There is also a temperature monitoring device on the platform.

As temperatures hit 29 degrees today (Thursday), the vet and handlers decided it was safer for the goat to be removed from the platform for the rest of the day.

“He is currently resting in the shade,” spokesperson Marcella O’Connor told the Killarney Advertiser. “The handlers were monitoring him in case it got too hot, the decision was made to take him down, and the vet says he is happy.”

A decision will be made tomorrow (Friday) on the goat’s return to the platform for the final day of the fair.

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