dlr volunteers logoOn Thursday 7th December, dlr County Council will be hosting a Celebration of Volunteerism in recognition of those who selflessly volunteer their time to help their community, group or club.

The event will also mark the 10th Birthday of the dlr Volunteer Centre and the launch of the dlr Volunteer Corp, which is a joint initiative of Dún Laoghaire-Rathdown County Council and the dlr Volunteer Centre

Do you know someone who selflessly volunteers their time to help others and who deserves to be recognised for their efforts?

Nominations are now invited to honour those whose exceptional efforts as volunteers have made a difference to the lives of others in their communities.

For more information or to nominate a volunteer click here... 


Sports Forum Novemeber 2017 Flyer Jpeg CompressedThe next dlr Sports Partnerships Sports Forum Meeting takes place on Wednesday 15th November @ 7pm in Blackrock Education Centre.

Covering important topics which include:

  • ·         Sinead Goldrick- All Ireland Ladies Championship Winner speaks on her own experiences at club level!
  • ·         The Value &  Importance of Volunteers - The dlr Volunteer Centre.
  • ·         The County Councils Sports Facility Strategy.
  • ·         Upcoming Child Protection Legislation.
  • ·         Update on initiatives happening around the County.

 All club members are welcome but please register for this free seminar here Sports Forum November 2017

DailyMile Logo NoStrap RGB30 primary schools all across Dun Laoghaire Rathdown are currently participating in 'The Daily Mile' health initiative which will improve the physical, emotional and social health and wellbeing of their pupils – regardless of age or personal circumstances. In 2012 Elaine Wyllie, Headteacher of a large Scottish primary school, realised that her pupils, like many others, were unfit. She introduced the concept of every class doing 15 minutes of a walk, jog or run daily and found the results hugely beneficial. The Daily mile initiative was born and now has become so popular that hundreds of schools in the UK participate in the programme and is also in countries such as Belgium, Holland, the US and now Ireland.

5k fun run 06Last Saturday the 7th October saw the return of the annual Core Credit Union dlr Community 5K in Kilbogget Park. Back for the 9th year it once again proved to be a great afternoon of fun activity and inclusion, with nearly 1,200 people of all abilities taking part.

The weather played its part and aside from it being a bit windy (which made it tough on the route at times) it was a lovely afternoon to spend outside being active. A DJ was on hand helping create a fun and energetic atmosphere and Ashley from dlr Leisure brought everyone through a lively warm up.

DLR Sports Partnership Logo 2017The primary objective of the Woodlands For Health programme is to improve the quality of life for adults who experience enduring mental-ill health in the Dun Laoghaire Rathdown area by engaging them in activities in a woodland environment.

Research has shown  that engagement with nature through outdoor activities can have a significant positive impact on peoples mental health and well-being. The concept of using woodlands in other European countries particularly in Scotland has grown rapidly over the last twenty years as a form of Eco Therapy. Research has shown that exposure to the natural environment reduces stress and anxiety. When people are in natural surroundings, physical activity releases endorphins which in turn help fight depression.

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