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Sports Centre

Sports and recreational facilities are located on campus in the multi-purpose centre (An Dánlann). Members of the general public are also most welcome to avail of these facilities.

Facilities include:

Sport Centre 1

  • An ultra-modern large sports hall/ events facility measuring 28m x 32m, with cushioned bleacher seating for 344.
  • Extra seating also available for up to 1100 people.
  • A viewing gallery which overlooks the hall.
  • A modern fitness suite with fully trained staff to provide personal instruction and classes such as Spin-Fit, Step Aerobics, Pilates, Yoga, Bootcamp, Dance and Circuit Training
  • On-campus, floodlit pitch and indoor training facility.
  • Health and fitness advice, recreation courses and wheelchair sports are also organised as well as staff/student games, intervarsity competitions and community activities.
  • Clean and spacious changing rooms
  • Starbucks Cafeteria.

The opening times are :

Monday 8 am - 9.30 pm
Tuesday 8 am - 9:30 pm
Wednesday 8 am - 9:30 pm
Thursday 8 am - 9:30 pm
Friday 8 am - 7.45 pm
Saturday 10 am - 3 pm

Please note that closing times in June, July and August are earlier (6 pm).

Killybegs Campus gym opening times:

Monday 8 am - 6 pm
Tuesday 8 am - 6 pm
Wednesday 8 am - 6 pm
Thursday 8 am - 6 pm
Friday 8 am - 3 pm

At a Glance - What's On

  • National League women and men's basketball matches, monthly, on Saturday evenings throughout the year. All are welcome to come and support the local LYIT-Donegal teams.
  • Exercise classes Mon-Thurs - spin fit, body conditioning, kettlebells, circuits  - at 8.15am, 12.40pm, 5.40pm or 7pm.
  • Freshers indoor soccer tournament in late September / October.
  • Walktober in October - walk your way to fitness and wellbeing midst Autumn's colours.
  • Table tennis tournament in November.
  • Yoga or Pilates course November / December.
  • 'Come and try your gym' gym sessions weekly in Semester 1 and 2.
  • 'Come try a new activity' hall activity week in Semester 1 and 2 (climbing wall / hand ball / hockey /or your choice).
  • Futsal tournament February / March.
  • Marchathon in March. Step into Spring with a spring in your step. Count and log your steps. 
  • Annual LYIT charity 5k in late March/April.
  • Fitness, training, and nutritional advice available all year round - just ask our staff.

And for the Juniors:

  • Easter Camp Mornings during the week pre-Easter.
  • School Days Out in June - mini school tours for all ages and abilities. 
  • Kool Kats Kamp in July for kiddies 5-13 years. 17 years, and counting, of happy campers.


LYIT Sports Centre
An Dánlann
Letterkenny Institute of Technology 
Port Road
Co Donegal
F92 FC93

  +353 (0)74 918 6800
Sports Centre