First look at Center Parcs' debut in Ireland: Sprawling £193million resort to feature lakes, water rides and a sub-tropical pool
The first Centre Parcs resort in Ireland has received approval from planners
It will be named Longford Forest and will have room for up to 2,500 guests
New resort will provide jobs for about 1,000 people when it opens in 2019
Ireland's first Center Parcs holiday resort has been given the final approval by planners.
The 395-acre resort, to be named Longford Forest, will have room for about 2,500 guests in 470 lodges, 30 apartments, treehouses, a spa, restaurants, cafes and a sub-tropical pool area with water rides.
Due to open in 2019, the lodges will range from two to four bedrooms and include one five-bedroom lodge with access for disabled people and the apartments will be in a three-storey block.