Letterkenny is a thriving town in Co Donegal in Ireland’s North West and the major commercial and cultural hub of the region. Its population of 12,000 enjoys a great mix of fun, heritage and leisure, ranging from excellent shopping and nightlife to well-established music and theatre venues, a multiplex cinema and several cultural centres.
Residents also enjoy some of the most spectacular scenery in Ireland. Magnificent coastline, beaches and mountains, including Glenveagh National Park, are all within easy reach. They provide an amazing backdrop for all kinds of outdoor adventure and leisure activities such as golf, hill walking, cycling and watersports. There’s definitely something for everyone.
The college itself makes the most of these natural amenities by supporting a wide range of sports, leisure and cultural activities for students. For example -
- On-campus, floodlit, football ground and indoor training facility.
- Multi-purpose sports centre.
- State-of-the-art fitness suite with classes ranging from boxercise to dance and circuit training.
- Water sports: Sub Aqua, Sailing, Surfing, & Canoe Clubs.
- Culture: Film Society, Photography, Music Club, etc.
- Politics: Law Society, Students’ Union, LGBT.
- Charity: Gaisce Society, St Vincent de Paul.
- Other: Motor club, Hill walking, Astronomy
LYIT’s second campus at Killybegs is located on Donegal’s stunning south coast, 25 minutes from Donegal Town. This picturesque fishing town has a population of 2,500 and with a recent €55 million pier development, it is Ireland’s premier sea port.
The town attracts visitors from all over the world, including cruise ship stop-overs, for its angling, leisure boating and outdoor activities, such as seal and rare bird watching, hill walking and water sports or simple relaxation on Fintra’s Blue Flag beach. The fine restaurants and pubs also make for a lively nightlife, full of music and storytelling. Killybegs also has many festivals and cultural events throughout the year and a well known Maritime & Heritage Centre. It’s a beautiful spot for LYIT’s School of Tourism.