Developed as a social enterprise, St Gabriel’s hydrotherapy pool was opened in 2009.

The hydrotherapy pool is located on St Gabriel’s campus in Dooradoyle and was initially to be used by children with disabilities availing of our services.

It is now used by the wider community across the Mid-West region, opening in the evenings and weekends for swimming lessons, aqua aerobics and public swim sessions.

How we differ to a regular hotel/public pools

Our pool at St. Gabriel’s is maintained at 33ºC. Warm water pools help muscles to relax and can assist with pain relief in muscle and joints, helping also with muscle tone problems such as tight or weak muscles.

The therapeutic properties of water help to improve balance, coordination, strength and flexibility.

Massage jets in the pool can assist in pain relief in chronic/acute conditions such as back pain and arthritis.

Ceiling hoists are provided in the changing rooms and a pool hoist provides access into the pool, enabling the pool to be fully accessible for wheelchair users and individuals with compromised mobility.

Contact the pool at or phone 061-302733 ext 2 for booking details.

We have introduced a new online booking app – GLOFOX – details of which can be found here.

We are delighted to announce that we have regular hydrotherapy pool sessions available to our clients.

Use of the facilities must now be arranged by pre-booking a session via our new booking app GLOFOX.

How to set up your online booking account:

You can also register you account via the website by following this link:

You can also download the Glofox app by:
• Go to the app store on your phone/tablet/device (Android system- Play Store, Apple device- Apple Store) and search for the Glofox app
• Install app to your device
• Once installed click into the app and search for ‘hydro’. Then click St. Gabriel’s Hydrotherapy pool in the Glofox search engine
• Click to Sign-up, add your personal details and agree with the waiver to progress to the next stage.

St. Gabriel’s run Swimming Lessons for all levels and aqua aerobics.

Contact or phone 061 302733 ext 2 to book in for the next block of sessions.