Institute of Technology Sligo (IT Sligo)
|Living cost||USD 1,121 per month|
|Student population||Medium (1,001 to 10,000)|
The Institute provides services from two campuses, Port Road, Letterkenny and Shore Road, Killybegs. We are fortunate to have very new and modern campuses in central locations. 75% of our facilities are less than 10 years old and most of the remainder have been updated in the same period. The standard of design and maintenance is exceptionally high.
There are many teaching rooms specifically designed and equipped for particular purposes. For instance, clinical skills suites for nursing that mimic a hospital situation, design and audio visual studios, science, engineering, computer and language laboratories. We have state-of-the-art equipment and audio-visual projection facilities in all general purpose teaching areas, lecture theatres and the library.
Outside of the teaching spaces, students will find other useful facilities, including meeting spaces, performance areas, chill-out space, recreation rooms, and several restaurant areas, serving different types of food. Other useful facilities include a bank branch with ATM, oratory, shop, vending, reprographics and postal facilities. The on-campus sports facilities are excellent and comprise an all-weather, floodlit pitch, a hall equipped with retractable seating and gear for all sorts of sports – including a climbing wall. There’s also a large, airy, fully equipped gym, changing and shower facilities, etc.
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.
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 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.
The SU Accommodation List provides a comprehensive list of third-party accommodation (LYIT does not have on-campus accommodation) available in the area; this list is made available to all registered students as soon as CAO offers to students become available. The list is also circulated to returning students. All accommodation providers on the accommodation list must be registered with the Private Residential Tenancies Board (PRTB).