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Department of Tourism, Culture, Arts, Gaeltacht, Sports & Media

The department's mission is to:

  • support the tourism industry in increasing revenue and employment through enhancing competitiveness and through marketing and product development
  • promote, nurture and develop Ireland's culture and arts
  • support and promote the use of the Irish language and to facilitate the development of the Gaeltacht
  • contribute to a healthier and more active society by promoting sports participation, and by supporting high performance and the provision of facilities
  • develop broadcasting and media policy, including online safety legislation, and to provide oversight of the BAI, RTÉ and TG4
Sport Ireland

Sport Ireland's mission, in partnership with our promoting Department, is: ‘To plan, lead and coordinate the sustainable development of competitive and recreational sport in Ireland’

Sport Ireland Participation

Sport Ireland Participation Unit works together with LSP's and other partners to increase participation in sport nationwide.

Sport Ireland Ethics

Sport Ireland Ethics' remit is to develop and disseminate guidelines and codes of practice promoting best practice for the protection of children in sport consistent with child protection guidance and legislation.

In order to advance this function Sport Ireland engages with over 60 autonomous National Governing Bodies of Sport to raise awareness of and promote behaviours to uphold good practice and fair play in all sport.

Sport Ireland - National Governing Bodies of Sport

The National Governing Bodies of Sport (NGBs) recognised by Sport Ireland are at the centre of Irish sport. NGBs are key delivery agencies for Sport Ireland in the achievement of its strategic and operational goals.

Sport Ireland Outdoors

Sport Ireland Outdoors works with a large number of sporting bodies and other organisations to develop and promote a variety of outdoor sports, to support the development of recreational trails throughout Ireland, which are all developed to encourage more people to be active in the great outdoors.

Sport Ireland Women in Sport

Sport Ireland’s vision for women in sport is one where women have an equal opportunity to achieve their full potential, while enjoying a lifelong involvement in sport

Sport Ireland Campus

The Sport Ireland Campus is the home of Irish Sport, not just for our Athletes, but for the community. The Sport Ireland Campus is home to world-class indoor and outdoor facilities which host local, national and international events and which are perfect for team and individual training.  The Campus also provides valuable amenities for the local community with facility rentals, kids camps, sports academies, birthday parties, team-building events, corporate conferences and more.

The Sport Ireland Campus is operated by Sport Ireland Facilities DAC, whose mission is to continuously improve the operation of the facilities to a world-class standard, increasing usage, and providing excellent service in a safe environment to all customers.

Sport Ireland Coaching

Sport Ireland Coaching has the lead role for coaching in Ireland. Working in partnership with the National Governing Bodies and the wider sporting sector, Sport Ireland Coaching leads the development of coaching in Ireland through the implementation of a quality Coach & Coach Developer training and support programmes.

Sport Ireland High Performance

Sport Ireland’s High Performance Unit assists National Governing Bodies in the delivery of their high performance programmes.

These high performance programmes facilitate the ambitions of athletes and teams in reaching finals and achieving medals at European, World, Olympic and Paralympic level.

Sport Ireland Institute

The Sport Ireland Institute is set up to influence, support and ensure that talented Irish athletes achieve sustained levels of excellence in elite sport.

By working with a network of highly experienced, quality assured service providers, Sport Ireland Institute ensures that athletes have access to the sports science and sports medicine that they need to achieve sustained levels of excellence in elite International sport

Get Ireland Active

Get Ireland Active will guide you and help you to take control of your own activity journey. All in one place, explore countless trails, clubs, facilities and public places across the country. Get active your way!

Age & Opportunity

Age & Opportunity is the Irish national organisation working to promote greater participation by older people in society

Active Disability Ireland

Active Disability Ireland are a national pan-disability organisation committed to creating an Ireland where people with disabilities have more opportunity to participate in physical activity of their choice

Get Ireland Walking

Walk for Health / Walk for Fun / Walk for Life

Coillte Outdoors

Coillte owns the longest trail network in Ireland. It provides some of Ireland's best outdoor recreation opportunities from walking and hiking to mountain biking and from picnics to fishing and nature watching.

Federation of Irish Sport

The Independent Voice of Voluntary Sport in Ireland

Irish Heart Foundation

The Irish Heart Foundation is Ireland's only national charity for heart health and is working to reduce premature death and disability from heart disease and stroke.

National Trails Day
http://www.nationaltrailsday.ie/ From walking, mountain biking, a casual stroll or a vigorous hike, National Trails Day will see events being organised around the country, to create an awareness of the trail network that is provided by many organisations free for all to enjoy.
Olympic Council of Ireland

The Olympic Council of Ireland will foster the development of the Olympic Movement and its ideals in Ireland.

Paralympic Council of Ireland

Background information on PCI and its preparation of Irish athletes for competition at Paralympic Games.

Special Olympics Ireland

A year round sports training and competition programme for people with a learning disability

Walking in Offaly

Walking in Offaly