Student Activities, Clubs and Organisations

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Sports at DIFC

DIFC students are able to benefit from the many sports facilities and clubs offered on campus by our partners Griffith College Dublin. You can join one of the 8 sports clubs or use the facilities of the Sports Centre.

Sports available on campus include:

  • Men’s & Ladies Soccer
  • Men’s & Ladies Basketball
  • Men’s Rugby
  • Darts
  • Ultimate Frisbee
  • Golf
  • Swimming
  • Sailing
  • Mixed Hockey

Fitness Room

The campus has a Fitness Room that is open to all students. Located in the B Block, the room contains various cardiovascular equipment including elliptical cross trainers, exercise bikes, treadmills and weight machines.

Adjacent to the Fitness Room there are male and female changing rooms which are equipped with hot showers and secure lockers for gym gear.

The Fitness Room is open from 8am to 9:30pm every weekday and from 9am to 5pm at weekends

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DIFC Social activities

Social activities are organised by DIFC once a month and include visits to famous tourist spots in Dublin and seasonal activities such as ice skating in Smithfield or the Street Performance Festival in Merrion Square.

Eid Celebrations

Eid-ul-Adha (‘Celebration of Sacrifice’), also known as the Greater Eid, is the second most important festival in the Muslim calender. It marks the end of the Hajj, the annual pilgrimage to Makkah (Mecca). It takes place on the 10th day of the Dhul-Hijjah, tha last month of the Islamic calendar.

It started with Muslims going to the Mosque for prayers, dressed in their best clothes, and thanking Allah for all the blessings they have received. It is also a time when they visit family and friends as well as offering presents. This year our UAE student rep Omar Albastaki organised an Eid celebration in the college. Students were welcomed to join in and taste some traditional food and sweets and share in the festivities

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Societies at DIFC

With 12 Societies currently active on the campus, there is something for everyone. Being involved in a society is a great way of making friends, exploring your interests and broadening your horizons.

On-campus societies include:
  • Irish Language
  • Paintball
  • Debating
  • Chess
  • LGBT
  • Hip-Hop
  • Drama
  • Poker
  • Pool
  • Scuba & Surfing
  • Art & Design

Common Room

The Student Union common room has pool tables, a jukebox, table-tennis tables and a football table.


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