Facilities for Sport


While there has been an easing of restrictions from Monday the 18th of May for some sports activities, please be advised that the sports grounds including, 150m sprint track and pitches at the Institute of Technology Carlow, remain closed to the general public until further notice.

In the interests of health and safety and in order to follow strict instructions on social distancing, we ask the community to respect this while we plan for the phased reopening of sport, alongside the published governments national roadmap and in line with direction set by the Institutes Senior Management Team and Estates Department.

Only authorised personnel are allowed entry at this time.

Thank you for your co-operation.

Institute of Technology Carlow, Sports Department 

The Institute has invested heavily in the development of state of the art sports facilities including:

  • Sports Centre with viewing gallery
  • Fitness Suite
  • Elite Performance Athletic Centre
  • Specialised Exercise Studios
  • Spinning Room
  • Sports Analysis Laboratory

institute of technology carlow facilities

In addition the external grounds have been developed to include:

  • 2 full size sand based flood lit Gaelic Football and Rugby pitches
  • Full size flood lit 4G Soccer Pitch
  • 4 all weather 5 aside /7aside pitches.
  • NEW €15m, 31 acre South Sports Campus

The external sports grounds developments also include an ultra modern 660 seater viewing stadium located adjacent to the main college pitch and a 250 seater viewing stand to showcase the weekly Inter Colleges and Leinster League rugby matches. These facilities incorporate top class team changing rooms, showers, sauna, steam rooms, physiotherapy areas and a series of inter - connecting seminar/hospitality rooms which afford panoramic views of all the action on the pitches. These new enhanced facilities provide the ideal training ground for the elite athlete, college teams and the recreational user to enjoy and develop their sport. 

This year the Institute of Technology Carlow has invested in a new €15 million, 31-acre South Sports Campus. This will be a world-class outdoor training facility which will include 6 new LED floodlit playing pitches, 1.6km looped walking trail, 400m athletics track and a pavilion building, including changing rooms, meeting rooms and ancillary space. Works on the SSC is expected to be completed in 2020.

institute of technology carlow south sports campus render







Opening Hours

  • Fitness Suite Opening Hours

    Monday to Thursday: 7:30am - 10pm
    Friday : 8am - 6pm
    Saturday : 9am - 1pm

  • Sports Centre Opening Hours

    Monday to Thursday: 9am - 10pm
    Friday : 9am - 6pm
    Saturday : 9am - 1pm

The Institute is also fortunate to have negotiated special rates and times for off campus facilities in the locality, these include:

  • The Talbot Swimming Pool
  • Graiguecullen Swimming Pool
  • Carlow Tennis/Squash Club
  • Carlow Golf Club
  • Carlow Rugby Club;
  • St. Patrick's Boys Soccer Club
  • St. Laurence O'Toole Athletics Club
  • Carlow Rowing Club