Clubs & Societies

Welcome to the Institute of Technology Carlow Clubs & Societies page. There are no strangers here, just friends you haven't met.  We provide a wide variety of sports clubs and participation opportunities for our 6000, part and full-time students through Fun, Physical Activity and Health & Wellbeing activities. At Institute of Technology Carlow, students will find a vast array of exciting student friendly clubs and societies which cater for a broad range of student interests. Clubs and Societies play an important role in the social and cultural development of students. Joining an Institute of Technology Carlow club or society provides students with the opportunity to meet friends with similar interests while taking a relaxing break from study.

The Recreation Sports programme provides opportunities for friendship and social interaction through the diverse range of activities on offer. Informal activities such as Karting, Zumba, Pilates, Hip Hop and Salsa are hugely popular as are the special interest classes such as Fencing; Archery and Tennis. Apart from the health benefits of engaging in exercise there is the added bonus of learning new skills from professional coaches and the very special camaraderie, atmosphere and enjoyment which is part and parcel of Institute of Technology Carlow Sports Clubs.

Societies give students an opportunity to experience many different things and meet new people. It is very easy to get involved. All you have to do is sign up during clubs and societies day on Wednesday 19th September 2018 or contact the Students Union or Fr Martin Smith. With over 25 societies on offer, you can choose from a vast array of activities including: Alpha, Anime Manga, Board Gaming, Computers, Cultural Shake up,  DJ Society, Drama, Law Society, Music & Band, PALS, SHOUT–LGBT, and more. Also, if you have an interest in an area not catered for currently, we will work with you to help you start up a new society.

Information on Clubs and Societies Contact:
Sports Clubs and Activities

Sports Office
Tel: 059 9175608

Chaplain Fr. Martin Smith
Tel: 059 9175612

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Societies at Institute of Technology Carlow


African and Carribean

Alpha Society

Amnesty International


Anime Manga

Board Game Soc

Chinese Society

Christian Union

Cultural Shake-up

DJ Society

Engineering Soc


Fianna Fail


Fine Gael

Hill Walking

Law Society

Labour Party

Mature Student Soc

Musical Society

Music/Band Society


Photography Soc

Pool Society

Rover Society



Trading Card Soc

Women in Technology

Video Game Soc


Setting up a new Club or Society
To form a new Club or Society simply complete the application form available in the Sport’s Office.
Any queries can be directed to

New Club or Society Application Form Click Here »

Contact Us
Sport’s Office: 059 9175617 / 059 9175608
Chaplains Office (Head of Societies): 059 9175612
Students Union: 059 9175620