The Minister for Transport, Tourism and Sport, Shane Ross T.D. and the Minister of State for Tourism and Sport, Brendan Griffin T.D., today announced that €40 million is being made available under a new round of the Sports Capital Programme (SCP). The SCP is the Government’s primary vehicle for providing support to sports clubs and communities to develop sports infrastructure around the country. Applications can only be made online from 9am on Friday 7th September until 5pm on Friday 19th October, 2018.
The Minster for Transport, Tourism and Sport, Mr. Shane Ross, TD, and the Minister with responsibility for Tourism and Sport, Mr. Brendan Griffin, TD, today launched the Government’s National Sports Policy 2018–2027 at the St Laurence O’Toole Recreation Centre, Sherriff Street, in Dublin’s North Inner City.
The National Sports Policy 2018–2027 has been developed through an extensive public consultation process and collaboration with the sports sector and other stakeholders. The High-Level Goals of the National Sports Policy are:
The new Ballyogan Sports & Physical Activity Hub was officially launched today, Wednesday 25th July in the Samuel Beckett Civic Campus. A range of local agencies, community groups and elected members were in attendance to hear how this new Hub will work towards making the area an active and sporty place to be.
In seeking to ensure buy-in of the local community, the Sports Partnership and the Dún Laoghaire-Rathdown Children & Young People’s Services Committee carried out detailed research to identify the needs of young people living locally and the opportunities which the Hub might provide for them.
A fun inclusive 2 day camp for children aged 13-16 years on the Autism Spectrum. This camp takes place from 10am - 2pm on the 8th & 9th August. Set in the scenic landscape of Larch Hill International Scouting Centre, Tribbaden, Co Dublin, it is just €20 for the two days.
Activities include rock climbing, archery, fun games, obstical courses and more.
Woodlands For Health offers a recovery focused physical activity programme which complements
traditional mental health treatment. The primary aim of the 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 walking and activities in a woodland environment.
Research has shown that engagement with nature through outdoor activities can have a significant
positive impact on people’s mental health and well-being. Woodlands For Health is an innovative
development, which set out to identify the health value that woodland activities can provide to
participants and to demonstrate its value to health professionals.
Combining physical activity with spending time outdoors can optimise the benefits of that activity,
in particular by enhancing mental wellbeing. Specifically, natural environments such as woodland
areas are restorative, can reduce stress, feelings of tension, anger, confusion and depression, and
aid recovery from stressful events.
Based on the success of a pilot programme in Wicklow, Dun Laoghaire Rathdown Sports
Partnership brought together a number of service providers to develop a similar programme in the
County. Members representing the partner groups had an initial exploratory meeting following which
a Steering Group was established.
The members of the Steering group are as follows - Dun Laoghaire Rathdown Sports Partnership,
Coillte, Dun Laoghaire Rathdown County Council, HSE, Get Ireland Walking, Cluain Mhuire, Mental
A brief overview follows: