Links

Useful links.

Department of Tourism, Culture, Arts, Gaeltacht, Sports & Media
https://www.gov.ie./en/organisation/department-of-tourism-culture-arts-gaeltacht-sport-and-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
http://www.sportireland.ie

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
https://www.sportireland.ie/participation

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

Sport Ireland - National Governing Bodies of Sport
https://www.sportireland.ie/national-governing-bodies

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 Ethics
https://www.sportireland.ie/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 Outdoors
https://www.sportireland.ie/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
https://www.sportireland.ie/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
https://www.sportirelandcampus.ie/

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
https://www.sportireland.ie/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
https://www.sportireland.ie/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
https://www.sportireland.ie/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

CARA Adapted Physical Activity Centre
http://www.caraapacentre.ie/ The CARA Centre is a National Resource Centre aimed at coordinating, facilitating and advocating for the inclusion of people with disabilities in sport, physical activity and physical education.
Get Ireland Active
http://www.getirelandactive.ie/ Promoting physical activity in Ireland
Get Ireland Walking
http://www.getirelandwalking.ie/

Walk for Health / Walk for Fun / Walk for Life

Coillte Outdoors
http://www.coillteoutdoors.ie/ 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.
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.
Walking in Offaly
http://www.offaly.ie/eng/Services/Walking/ Walking in Offaly
Irish Heart Foundation
http://www.irishheart.ie/ 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.
Age & Opportunity
http://www.olderinireland.ie/ Age & Opportunity is the Irish national organisation working to promote greater participation by older people in society
Olympic Council of Ireland
http://www.olympicsport.ie/ The Olympic Council of Ireland will foster the development of the Olympic Movement and its ideals in Ireland.
Paralympic Council of Ireland
http://www.pcireland.ie/ Background information on PCI and its preparation of Irish athletes for competition at Paralympic Games.
Special Olympics Ireland
http://www.specialolympics.ie/ A year round sports training and competition programme for people with a learning disability
Federation of Irish Sport
http://www.irishsports.ie/ The Independent Voice of Voluntary Sport in Ireland
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