Armagh City, Banbridge and Craigavon Borough Council Health and Recreation Department

Rathfriland Community Centre

Rathfriland Community Centre

Rathfriland Community Centre provides top-class facilities to the local community including a fitness suite, sports hall and artificial pitch.

Rathfriland Community Centre is complimented by Rathfriland Bowling Green which has 6 grass bowling rinks and a modern pavilion.

Please select a section below to find out more about facilities at Rathfriland Community Centre.


Accessibility information about Rathfriland Community Centre can be found here

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There are 8 cardio pieces of equipment available:

  • 2 bicycles
  • 2 rowers
  • 2 joggers
  • 1 vario
  • 1 crossover

6 Kinesis Stations offers a wide variety of exercises and progressions, free and without limitations, to be performed either completely independently or in the presence of an instructor. For the more serious there is also a selection of free weights ranging from 2kg – 30kg, chin-up bar and punch bag to destress.

With a personalised Preva wristband that links with the cardio machines, you can set personalised targets, access the internet and watch your favourite soaps. Each machine has its own screen making it is easy to navigate whilst exercising safely.

Functional Rig
The Exigo club free standing functional “monster rig” offers plenty of storage and workout stations for complete exercise training.

Our specialist fitness suite has a range of machines and exercises available, coupled with our expert guidance we can quickly help you to achieve your health, fitness, toning or muscle strength goals. Just some of the many benefits and features our revolutionary fitness equipment offers.

Sports Hall

1 Court Main Hall 19 meters x 12 meters.

Function Rooms

Committee Room 8 meters x 4.5 meters.


Easter Closures

Good Friday – Closed

Saturday – Parties Only

Sunday – Closed

Monday – Closed

Tuesday – Closed

Centre Opening Times

12:00 pm - 10:00 pm
12:00 pm - 10:00 pm
12:00 pm - 10:00 pm
12:00 pm - 10:00 pm
12:00 pm - 10:00 pm
09:00 am - 01:00 pm

april 15, 2019 - april 21, 2019

  • jan 21, 2019 - jan 27, 2019
  • jan 28, 2019 - feb 03, 2019
  • feb 04, 2019 - feb 10, 2019
  • feb 11, 2019 - feb 17, 2019
  • feb 18, 2019 - feb 24, 2019
  • feb 25, 2019 - mar 03, 2019
  • mar 04, 2019 - mar 10, 2019
  • mar 11, 2019 - mar 17, 2019
  • mar 18, 2019 - mar 24, 2019
  • mar 25, 2019 - mar 31, 2019
  • apr 01, 2019 - apr 07, 2019
  • apr 08, 2019 - apr 14, 2019
  • apr 15, 2019 - apr 21, 2019
  • apr 22, 2019 - apr 28, 2019
  • apr 29, 2019 - may 05, 2019
  • may 06, 2019 - may 12, 2019
  • may 13, 2019 - may 19, 2019
  • may 20, 2019 - may 26, 2019
  • may 27, 2019 - jun 02, 2019
  • jun 03, 2019 - jun 09, 2019
  • jun 10, 2019 - jun 16, 2019
  • jun 17, 2019 - jun 23, 2019
  • jun 24, 2019 - jun 30, 2019
  • jul 01, 2019 - jul 07, 2019
  • jul 08, 2019 - jul 14, 2019
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If you have any queries about visiting Rathfriland Community Centre, then please don’t hesitate to contact us by one of the methods below:

Get In Touch

Online Enquiry Form

Find Us

John Street, Rathfriland. Co Down. BT34 5QH

Frequently Ask Questions

Answers to commonly asked questions. Click on relevant question below to reveal the answer.

Fitness FAQ

I have never used the fitness suite before can I start today?

All we ask is that our users are registered.  This means you need to complete a medical questionnaire and give to one of our fitness staff.  This is dependent on staff availability to avoid disappointment we suggest you book your first session in advance.

Do I need an induction to use the fintess suite?

Normally you do not, however certain groups do.  For example those with certain medical conditions and all our teen gym users.  Our medical questionnaire contains a section asking if you would like an induction.  Please speak to a member of fitness staff for more information.

I want an induction, is there a charge for this?

No if you want one this is included with your gym visit.

What service are offered with every IEP?

An Individual Exercise Programme (IEP), an IEP review, sports specific training advice, nutritional advice, fitness testing.

Booking may be required to avail of these services.

I am under 16 can I still use the fitness suite?

Yes, if you are 12 years of age or above.  However you require a medical questionniare signed by your legal guardian and an induction is required.  You can only use the fitness suite during pre-arranged teen gym times unless accompaned by an adult.

I have a medical condition can I use the fitness suite?

You will need to complete a medical questionnaire and the fitness instructor will advise you.  You may need a letter from your GP stating you are fit to exercise.

I am pregnant can I use the fitness suite?

Yes as long as you were exercising before you became pregnant. In other circumstances please consult a doctor before starting to exercise.

I am disabled can i use the fitness suite?

Of course you can, we have a wide range of accessible equipment and an instructor will be more than happy to help you get the most from it.

Do I need to bring a towel?

No, paper towels are provided but we would prefer if you brought a towel, anti-bacterial spray is provided.


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