Donabate Portrane Community Centre


About our centre

We are open seven days a week with Donabate Community College using our sports hall during school hours. Whether you want to meet new people, have a coffee, read the paper, improve your health or learn a new skill, Donabate Portrane Community Centre is the place for you. Our mission is to provide a safe and welcoming environment for the local community to participate in:

• sport
• leisure
• community development
• educational and recreational activities

Feel free to pop in, learn more and get involved in some of our activities. Contact us for information about booking our rooms.

Donabate Portrane Community Centre - Leisure Centre

What you can find in our centre

Meeting RoomsRooms are suitable for arts and crafts, training, meetings and activities for all ages.
Sports hallThe sports hall is suitable for sports including badminton (four courts), basketball, volleyball (suitable for senior league) and futsal soccer.
Community meeting hubThe hub encourages new groups to use the centre to hold small meetings free of charge during their set up phase.
Community crècheThe centre operates its own community preschool service.
Water based artificial pitchWe have a competition size all weather pitch and provide facilities for a large number of local sports clubs such as hockey, GAA, football.
Gym with sauna and steam roomThe centre has a fully equipped state of the art gym with over 1,000 members.
Fitness and dance suiteWe have a fitness suite available for dance and fitness activities. We organise a number of in-house fitness classes and personal training.
Changing roomsWe provide changing rooms.
Public libraryFingal County Council has a public library on the first floor of the community centre.
Donabate Portrane Community Centre - Library

History of the centre

Our award winning centre is owned by Fingal County Council and has been open since 2001. The centre is located on a campus close to Donabate Community College.


  • Active Retired
  • Adult Education
  • Adult Fitness
  • Art & Craft
  • Bingo
  • Birthday Parties
  • Child/Teen Fitness
  • Children's Education
  • Choir
  • Church Groups
  • Community Events
  • Dance
  • Drama
  • First Aid
  • Health & Wellbeing
  • Holistic Therapy
  • Martial Arts
  • Performing Arts
  • Resident Association Meetings
  • Social Clubs
  • Social Enterprise
  • Sport
  • Support Groups
  • Training & Development
  • Weight Management
  • Youth Club

How to get here

You can walk, cycle, drive (free parking) or take the bus.
Bus: 33B. Get off at the Somerton stop.
Train: Donabate Station