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Aura Holohan Group Named One of the Best Workplaces in Ireland

Aura Holohan Group is delighted to announce that they have been officially recognised as one of the Best Workplaces in Ireland in 2017. Email Signature Logo

The Aura team were presented with the award at the Great Place to Work Best Workplaces in Ireland awards in the Clayton Hotel on Burlington Road, Dublin on Wednesday 22nd February.

This is their first year to be named as a top Irish workplace, recognition awarded on the basis of an employee survey and an assessment of their approach to managing & engaging people. Aura Holohan Group was recognised as the 26th Best Large Workplace in Ireland 2017.

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A Conversation with Bressie & Ben

Last week we ran a Mental Health Awareness Social Media Campaign, “A conversation with Bressie & Ben” with MyMind & DKIT Sport.

Ben is a pitch attendant and Lifeguard for both Aura Leisure & DKIT Sport, Bressie is an active mental health campaigner and co-founder of A Lust For Life. These two men took time out of their day to sit down and talk about their mental wellness.

Both Bressie and Ben have had their own personal battles with mental health and in a five part mini-series we can see their discussion unfold covering areas of fighting the stigma related to mental health, battling depression & anxiety, how mental health should be openly discussed and how we can move forward.

Please visit our YouTube channel here to view each of the 5 videos in the mini-series as they cover such universal topics that affect at least one person in our lives. Mental health needs to be discussed, or simply just Be Aware.

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Aura Leisure, first leisure centres in Ireland to receive RLSS UK's new Pool Extraction Board

We are delighted to announce here at Aura Leisure that we recently took part in RLSS UK's Pool Extract Board (PXB) taining to give our pool lifeguards the skills to use the new rescue equipment. 

Aura Leisure Cnetre approved training centre co-ordinator Emma Donegan, said: 

“The Aura team thoroughly enjoyed the training and were particularly impressed with the overall efficiency of the new spinal boards. Not only does it reduce the number of steps needed, which increases the speed of immobilisation and extraction of a casualty, but it also requires less people, which is fantastic. The training was highly organised and the team learnt a lot on the day, so we’re very happy to be one of the first centres in Ireland to have undertaken the training with the RLSS UK.

Please click here to read more on the RLSS UK website. 


€180 for 180 days!

There's no better place to get in shape for just €1 per day. 173630882BleedRight small

180 days for just €180.  Six months introductory membership offer! Terms and conditions apply. 

Limited places available, contact Aura today. Just click here


Aura Leisure and MyMind promote Mental Fitness

Aura Leisure and MyMind are working together to highlight the important link between physical and mental wellbeing.Nikki-Bradley-708x506

No matter your age or fitness level, you can learn to use exercise as a powerful tool to boost your mental wellbeing and resilience. Exercise is one of the little things we can all do to look after our wellbeing. We can feel more energetic throughout the day, sleep better at night, have sharper memories, and feel more relaxed and positive about ourselves and our lives. Motivational speaker and founder of Fighting Fit for Ewings (FFFE) Nikki Bradley is an advocate for physical and mental fitness. Nikki is working with both MyMind and Aura to encourage others to look after their own mental wellbeing through exercise, getting support for their difficulties and staying positive. Nikki is currently training for the 0-60 challenge with Aura Leisure, which will see her go from being a weak swimmer to swimming 60 lengths of the pool! 

Good luck Nikki, we know you can do it!

To read Nikki's story click here!


Adult Swim Lessons - is your child a better swimmer than you?

As an adult we understand that learning do swim can be a very daunting challenge.  The first step is picking up the phone or even just filling out our enquiry form after that we are with you every step of the way. Below is exactly what to expect when starting your swimming journey here in Aura! 

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Happy Father's Day

***Free term of swim lessons up for grabs***

Check out our Facebook page! 

To celebrate Father's Day this coming Sunday, June 19th we are looking for pictures of 'You & Dad' together. One photo will be selected as the winner based on how many likes you get on our Facebook page.  The quicker you post the picture in the comments beneath the post the more time you will have to get those all important likes. The winning photo will be posted on Father's Day. Good luck. 

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Calling all Junior & Leaving Cert Students

The effort of thinking about going to the gym or even getting outside is often too much for some of us. However, my neglecting our health in this way we are actually putting far more stress on the mind and the body. So come along to Aura with your Exam Number from June 8th to 24th AND use our facilities for FREE! Enjoy a gym session or a swim or both!

Don't sweat it, we're here to help! 

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Stop 'giving up' this Lent!

This lent, instead of ‘giving up’ something, why not ‘take up’ something positive instead?


So many of us have tried the diets where we starve ourselves, or enthusiastically pushed ourselves to the limit in the gym throughout January. Psychological studies have shown again and again that after about four to six weeks most people feel the sacrifices are too much compared to the results achieved – so we give up!   It’s simply too hard to stay motivated when you’re doing it on your own.

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Sleep is AWESOME!

Sleep plays an important role in your physical health. It is just as actively valuable as regular exercise and quality nutrition. 

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