Knocknarea Arena

Much of the Institute’s sporting and recreation activities are centered on the Knocknarea Arena.  It houses:

  • A multi-purpose hall with two courts, transformable into a single court, available for a range of activities
  • Fitness centre with state-of-the-art cardiovascular and resistance equipment and free weights
  • Multi-purpose recreation space suitable for a range of group activities
  • Social area with canteen and viewing balcony overlooking the outdoor pitches

The Knocknarea Arena can cater for a wide variety of events including concerts (Sligo live), Exams, the Institute’s Conferring and many Local Events. See here for more information on the Knocknarea Arena.

Outdoor Sports

Our outdoor sports facilities include:

Playing Pitches

There is a fully floodlit gaelic pitch and two floodlit training pitches and an excellent soccer pitch on campus. These pitches are extensively used by the very successful college teams. They are available on a limited basis for hire by the external community.

 Astro Pitch

The Astro pitch can be used for muti-sports, such as soccer, rugby and GAA. It has three 7-a-side soccer pitches, and is flood-lit. It is available for use by college  teams, staff and external community.

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. Click here for more information on the Athletics Arena.

Innovation Centre

We at IT Sligo pride ourselves in our track record in innovation and research as well as our links to and support for the business community.  The Innovation Centre is the focus for local business innovation and development at IT Sligo.  The objectives of the Innovation Centre are to:

  • Help and support entrepreneurs
  • Nurture new start-ups and fledgling enterprises
  • Assist established businesses develop and expand

The Centre currently houses over 20 new businesses employing over 50 people. Business sectors include software development, chemical and environmental analysis, biotechnology, health food development and e-learning and web design. To learn more about the Innovation Centre, click here.

Student Services Building

IT Sligo wants its students to reach their full academic and personal potential.  With that in mind, the Student Services Building is home to a number of support services.  These are:

  • Student Health Service
  • The Chaplaincy
  • Student Counselling Services
  • Access office for students from backgrounds not traditionally represented at third level
  • Learning support services
  • Careers office
  • International office

The Student Services Building also houses a Londis Shop, the Sanctuary, open to students from all faiths and none who require somewhere to pray or simply relax; and The Lounge, a custom-built room with 55” TV, Sky Digital HD including Sky Sports and comfy sofas and bean bags. For information on Student Support Services, click here.

Food Courts

IT Sligo caters for students, staff and visitors alike with a number of different dining options.  The new food court sits 600 and serves full meals as well as tea/coffee and light snacks with O’Hehir’s Bakery.  There is also a WB eatery located on campus and the Innovation Centre houses its own café, The Hub.


There are two shops on campus – Londis in the Student Services building and The Booknest in the main building.  Londis stocks a range of beverages, groceries and personal hygiene products.  Start the day with a Starbucks coffee or a fresh fruit smoothie, both of which are available at Londis.  The Booknest stocks books for each course at IT Sligo as well as stationery, newspapers and a selection of beverages and confectionery.  For the convenience of students, there is an AIB branch on campus, providing the full range of student banking services.