“Assisting leisure facilities to be more efficient, effective and economical

Who are Direct Leisure Consulting ?

Direct Leisure Consulting is a new leisure consultancy set up by Kieran Ruttledge and Liam Bohan. Both Kieran and Liam have extensive experience managing leisure facilities both in Ireland and the UK, they have now combined their talents and expertise to offer consultancy services to new and existing leisure facilities throughout Ireland and the UK including Bracknell Leisure Centre, Tralee Aquadome and the National Aquatic Centre. The aim of the company is to use their knowledge to make facilities more efficient, effective and economical. Kieran & Liam have over 70 years between them operating and running successful leisure facilities.

What we do:

We consult on all aspects of leisure facility management – From design, funding, operations to training and recruitment. Our aim is to enable leisure facilities operate more efficiently and provide a better return on investment.


We work hands-on, focusing on delivering the best possible outcomes and providing you with the necessary information to provide best possible outcomes.


We work with new and existing leisure facilities, local authorities, facility managers, trusts, education providers, sports clubs, hotels, schools, NGB’s and developers looking for expertise or experience to comply with legislation or the know how to run effective and efficient operations. Direct Leisure Consulting also sits on Management Boards to advise and oversee Leisure facilities operations.

Case Studies


Active Ennis Leisure Centre – Full Operational Review


Active Ennis Leisure Centre – Issues and Actions Report


Lahinch Seaworld and Leisure Centre – Report on new developments for refurbished centre and business plan


Kilkee Waterworld – Report on future operation and supplementary report on alternative uses of facilities



Direct Leisure Consulting continues to advise Clare County Council in relation to the operation of Active Ennis Leisure Centre, the guidance and support from Kieran and Liam is invaluable. Both have extensive industry knowledge and experience and have willingly  imparted their knowledge and learning for us to improve the performance and customer service experience for users of Active Ennis Leisure Centre.”

Siobhan McNulty Head of Leisure Services, Clare County Council.

Contact Us

“No obligation consultation, give us a call!”

Call Us

Kieran: +353 87 908 3550
Liam: +353 87 245 2316


Caherweesheen, Tralee,
Co. Kerry

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