Knocknarea Arena

The Knocknarea Arena at ATU Sligo is the ideal venue in the North West of Ireland.

From exhibitions and conferences to association meetings, congresses, corporate launches and AGMs, the Arena has the flexibility to be a truly memorable venue in a stunning location, which will leave a lasting impression on your delegates and visitors.

It has a proven track record of hosting international class music and entertainment events with a high acoustic quality that great music deserves.

The Arena is also ideally suited to holding several parallel events. You can partition it into smaller, acoustically-discreet sections, which can host several different events under one roof, with easy access to the rest of the venue.

Monday-Thursday: 8am-10pm
Friday: 8am-9pm
Saturday/Sunday: 9am-4pm
Monday-Thursday: 8am-9pm
Friday: 8am-8pm
Saturday/Sunday: 9am-3pm
*winter months may vary due to lighting

Multi-purpose Hall

The multi-purpose hall (32.4m x 28m) operates as two independent courts. These are each the size of a basketball court or three full sized badminton courts. Each court is available for hire for a range of activities. Also with the removal of the division the full hall is available for larger competitions and other events.

Fitness Centre

This state of the art facility encorporates 32 pieces of cardiovascular and resistance equipment plus free weights. With new cardio equipment recently added along with a watt bike the Knocknarea is one of the best facilities around. As a member of the Fitness Centre you will receive free fitness consultations and personalised exercise programmes with a member of our qualified fitness team. This is a very pleasant environment, with plenty of natural light and excellent views of the athletic arena and playing pitches.

The multi-purpose recreation space offers a wide range of group activity opportunities, ranging from Aikido, Aerobics, Karate to Pilates, Yoga and Tai’chi. It is a relaxing environment and can also be used as a stretch and chill-out area after a strenuous gym session. The Multi-Purpose studio also hosts classes such as spinning, circuits, yoga and Pilates.

Social Area

The social area has a viewing balcony, with good food and beverages on offer. It is bright, lively, a great place to meet friends and watch ‘the match’ either live from the balcony of on TV or just shoot some pool.

Athletics Arena

The athletics arena is an 8 lane tartan surface championship facility. It is used extensively by the local community and college groups. It is available for individual use by college student, staff and external community. Fitness centre members are not charged for the use of the athletics arena.

Outdoor Pitches

The Knocknarea Arena has fantastic outdoor facilities. The 3G Astro pitch is Fifa approved and is home to a number of local soccer clubs. Other outdoor facilities also include three grass playing pitches for GAA, Soccer and Rugby. All facilities are available to all and can be booked by contacting the Arena. Teams to have availed of our facilities include, Sligo GAA, Donegal GAA, Sligo Rovers, Sligo/Leitrim, Sligo Rugby and the Ireland u21 Soccer Team.

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Phone: 071 9155211