BRILLIANT BRANDS WE MANAGE
Here are six of the thriving facilities under the LW Management umbrella
Opened in 1997, LeisureWorld Bishopstown has grown to become the biggest health, fitness and leisure facility in Cork City.
With three swimming pools, a split-level state-of-the-art gym and a packed schedule of exciting fitness classes, this is a facility with a lively atmosphere that is home to a dedicated community of members and regular visitors.
A specialist functional zone is delivered here too, supported by HSE Community Physiotherapy and the friendly café is a meeting place for local people from all walks of life.
• All weather pitches
• 25m swimming pool
• 18m swimming pool
• Toddler/Learner pool
• Gym with cardio & resistance machines, free weights & core/stretching area.
• Speciality gym for visitors with physical impairment
• 3 fitness class studios
• Saunas and steam room
• 4 Astro Turf pitches
• Café serving food and drinks
In 2005, LW Management took over LeisureWorld Churchfield,
which boasts panoramic views over the north side of the city.
This facility is the second largest property in the LW Management portfolio and it has a special place in the community too. A strong family focus directed by a fun and friendly team ensures that the centre is a very popular spot among kids from the locality (the giant water slide is a firm favourite). LeisureWorld’s EveryBodyBelongs ethos guarantees access for everyone; visitors can join as a member or simply Pay As You Go any time.
• 25m swimming pool
• Toddler/Learner pool
• Fun Children’s Pool with Play
• Giant water slide
• 8 Astro Turf pitches
• Cardio & resistance gym with
• Free weights gym
• 2 fitness class studios
• Sauna and steam room
• A course designed to provide a challenging test to all grades of golfers
• Online booking options for members and visitors
• Trolleys, ride-on buggies and club hire available
In 1978 Cork City Council commissioned the renowned Irish golf course architect Mr. Eddie Hackett to design an 18-hole golf course on the Mahon Peninsula.
Ireland’s first purpose-made Municipal Golf Course opened in 1980 and remains the best course of its kind in the country. Described as “a piece of magic” by golf course reviewer Kevin Markham, green fees and annual memberships for Mahon Golf Course are available at a variety of rates, with low cost special offers enticing golfers of all abilities mid week.
The Gus Healy Pool
A hive of activity in the family-friendly suburb of Douglas, LW Management took over the running of the Gus Healy Swimming Pool in 2012 on behalf of Cork City Council.
Named in honour of keen swimmer and two-time Lord Mayor of Cork (1964 and 1975) Augustine ‘Gus’ Healy, the pool is open all year ’round and is available to clubs, schools and other organisations, as well as to the general public at dedicated times. Recent improvements, including new lighting and resurfacing in the car park, will ensure this local swimming pool remains a focal point of the community for years to come.
St. Peter’s Cork
North Main Street
A historic building, artfully repurposed for a new generation of visitors, St. Peter’s Cork is one of the most innovative and atmospheric venues in the city.
Nestled in its own garden just of North Main Street, St Peter’s is Cork’s oldest church, with parts of the building dating back to the 12th century. LW Management took over the management of St. Peter’s Cork in 2016, leading a market repositioning that has transformed the space into a cultural venue and heritage experience. Collaborative exhibition programmes are driven by big, ambitious ideas relevant to our times while remaining reflective of our past, our USP.
• 300-capacity exhibition space
• Adaptable community events space
• Historic wedding venue
• Mezzanine level for meetings/crew space
• Projection and presentation facilities
• Wheelchair accessibility, with lift to
• Access to fresh barista coffee, pastries
throughout the day
• Wi-fi throughout the building
A training ground designed to inspire and support the athletes of the future, Sam Allen Sports Complex is an important hub for local youth in the Cork suburb of Churchfield.
The facility is home to eight busy all-weather pitches, five-a-side soccer pitches with floodlights and modern changing and shower facilities, ensuring that this is a welcoming place to exercise, train and socialise in all seasons.