Aug 2, 2018: Old Salthill Photo Exhibition
These photographs were taken over a period of about 100 years. In the mid-nineteenth century, Salthill was known as a wholesome if uninteresting place to be visited for the fresh air and for the water.
The village of Salthill extended roughly from where the Bal is today to Seapoint, and consisted of some small guest houses, shops and public houses. There were occasional houses on the Prom and on the road to Galway.
The area gradually evolved into a resort, but change was slow until about 1950 when the rate of construction accelerated as new hotels, tourist facilities and estates appeared and open spaces were gradually filled in.
These images record some of those changes on the main road between Blackrock and Lower Salthill as they happened.
Donal Lyons, Chairman of the board of Leisureland said this is a fantastic opportunity for people who may not have seen the exhibition in the museum and is open to the public free of charge for the coming months.
Ian Brennan, Operations Manager at Leisureland thanked Tom Kenny for facilitating this superb exhibition in Leisureland. The exhibition will open on Wednesday August 8 at 5pm in Leisureland and everyone is welcome to attend.
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Aug 2, 2018Leisureland is delighted to present Old Salthill, a photographic exhibition by guest curator Tom Kenny of Kenny’s Bookshop and Gallery, who is well-known for his long-running and popular local-history column, Old Galway, in the Galway Advertiser.
Jul 11, 2017All Ability Inclusive Beach Accessible Wheelchair program has been established by Ability West to provide Service Users with disabilities in assistance for easier access to the sand and water at the Beach.
Wheelchairs are available from Leisureland but must be booked in advance.
Bookings can be made to Amanda Hayes, Administration/Physiotherapy/Occupational Therapy Department, Ability West, Blackrock House, Salthill, Galway.
Phone: 091 540900
For more information please the downloads section of our website.
Sep 28, 2016
The Board of Leisureland has commissioned a review of the current operation of the Leisureland facilities together with options for the development/use of the adjacent site.
To assist in the review and to obtain the views of the public, an open consultation afternoon/evening session is being held in the Inishmore Suite of the Galway Bay Hotel from 4pm - 7pm on Thursday 6th October 16.
Members of the public are invited to meet with the consultants at this time.
An online survey will also be available from Thurs 6th October 16 to enable the public to express their views. This may be accessed via a link on the homepage of the Galway City Council website - Galwaycity.ie and the Leisureland website Leisureland.ie.
Sep 2, 2015Limited spaces still available for our new course of lessons!
Apr 9, 2015We are now taking bookings for our next term of adult swimming lessons.
Dec 5, 2014We are back in business with a new bright, crisp and 'responsive' website... www.leisureland.ie is live.
Dec 1, 2014
Leisureland set to reopen after refurbishment
Leisureland’s facilities, which were badly damaged by flooding are set to reopen on 13th December. The public facility has received a major refurbishment to the gym and pool areas.