A gigantic 375-acre Longford Forest has been chosen for Ireland’s first Center Parcs resort.
Up to 750 people will be employed during the two-year long construction phase of 500 lodges, apartments and treehouses, swimming pools, spa, shops, restaurants and a lake.
The opening of the center is envisaged to happen in 2019, and 1,000 staff will be hired to work at the resort.
Accommodation options will range from one bed apartments to four bed lodges, along with a “subtropical swimming paradise”, the “aqua sana spa”, outdoor and indoor leisure and sports facilities and a nature centre.
According to Center Parcs management, the brand new resort will put in about one billion euro into the local economy over a period of 20 years.