Major upgrade at Maghu's Castle indoor play facility

Thursday, 10th January, 2019 3:52pm

Major upgrade at Maghu's Castle indoor play facility

Sensory room

MAJOR upgrade works will soon be taking place at Maghu’s Castle indoor playground in Kiltimagh, Mayo Celtic Holidays and IRD Kiltimagh have announced

The plans which have been unveiled include the provision of a new state-of-the art sensory room for children with special needs.

The project, costing over €70,000, will see the existing adventure maze replaced with new slides, ball pool, swings, mazes, labyrinths and climbing nets, which will make the facility one of the best indoor playgrounds in the county.

In addition to the new adventure maze play area, the facility will provide a state-of-the-art sensory room for children with special needs containing a soft room with additional safety padding, light projectors, fibre optic strands, mirrors, music, and bean bags.

This is one of the first of its kind in Mayo and confirms Kiltimagh as the innovators in this area.

The upgrade project also includes a new heating and ventilation system, new floor covering, and furniture for the party room.

The project conforms to the latest standards of safety of equipment and surfaces, making the project one of the safest in the region in which can children explore and develop themselves.

Before Christmas, Minister Michael Ring announced funding of €53,841.45 towards the project. The upgrade project has been made possible with funding from IRD Kiltimagh Ltd. and LEADER grants obtained through the South West Mayo Development Company CLG and grateful thanks is extended to these bodies and in particular to South West Mayo Development Company LEADER project coordinator Norita Clesham.

Unfortunately, while refurbishment works are underway, the indoor play area will be unavailable for use for a short period of time. Mayo Celtic Holidays Ltd and Maghu's Castle would like to apologise to its clients and neighbours for any inconvenience caused while works are underway. The finished product will be well worth any inconvenience.

 

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