Letterkenny is home to a thriving sporting scene, with numerous golf courses in easy reach, an athletic club and a strong presence in Gaelic Football

St Eunan’s O’Donnell Park GAA ground is used for matches at club and county levels

Aura Leisure Centre features a swimming pool, gym, astro turf pitches, a running track and facilities for various other indoor and outdoor sports

LK Rovers

Letterkenny Rovers have a strong presence in the Ulster Senior League and promote soccer for all age groups

Letterkenny Golf Club is situated on the edge of town, overlooking Lough Swilly


There are many keen runners in Letterkenny, and everyone is catered for, from the weekly 5km ‘Park Run’ to the Donegal Marathon, and every distance in between. There are two running tracks, at the old and new leisure centres, and the Letterkenny Athletic Club are a good source of information on everything from organised events to good running routes. Highlights of the running calendar include the North West 10k in May and the Donegal Half Marathon in August. Note that all of the above events are subject to change or cancellation in 2020, but will no doubt all be back in 2021!

The running track at Aura Leisure Centre

Town Park 3

The Town Park, where Park Run takes place each Saturday morning

The North West 10k attracts over 1000 entries each year and caters to all abilities and ages