Glenariffe’s new Community and Recreation Centre 

The new Centre will provide a fully accessible, all-inclusive facility which will serve the needs of both the local community and Glenariffe Oisins CLG. It will provide a wider range of social, sporting and recreational opportunities to people of all ages, abilities and interests in the community.

The new facilities will include:


  • Reception Area
  • Changing rooms with shower and toilet facilities
  • Medical Room
  • Office and storage space
  • Lift to first floor
  • Toilet and access facilities for people with disabilities


  • Multi-purpose community function room which can be divided into 2
  • Kitchen and catering facilities
  • Gym and fitness centre
  • 2 disabled toilets
  • Viewing gallery/veranda 

Download the proposed plan

Activities and Services 

The new Centre will provide an inclusive, accessible community hub where people of all ages, interests and abilities can come together. The Centre’s facilities will serve the needs of both the local community and the hurling club. We plan to offer:

  • Social and community activities and events
  • Kitchen and catering facilities
  • Community health and wellbeing activities
  • Fitness centre
  • Fitness  classes for all ages, levels, abilities and interests
  • Play group
  • Pre and After School Clubs
  • Artts, crafts, music, dance and drama classes
  • Training, information and advice sessions
  • Meeting and training space for local clubs, groups and associations

 Centre Cost

We have secured sufficient funding to build the first phase of the proposed Glenariffe Community and Recreation Centre which will cost £850,000.

In addition to raising £281,000 ourselves over the past 8 years, we have been awarded £420,000 from the Big Lottery NI Fund Space & Place Programme and a further £180,000 from Causeway Coast and Glens Borough Council. To bridge the shortfall and to safeguard our secured funds, Friends of Glenariffe have taken out a loan with UCIT (the Ulster Community Investment Trust) which is a bank specialising in lending monies to community organisations.   This loan is solely the responsibility of the Friends of Glenariffe and will be paid back over 10 years.