The overall goal of the Active Cities project is that everyone in Dublin will have both the opportunity and motivation to actively participate in sport and physical activity. The project is based on 4 key pillars:













The project will work towards the vision that maintaining an active lifestyle becomes an accepted part of the cultural norm in Dublin. That it will be a part of everyday life so that everyone looks to achieve set National targets around physical activity levels. There will be a key focus on ensuring this access for all ages and abilities with targeted actions and allocation of resources focused on areas of disadvantage and people with disabilities.

An Active City is one that is continually creating and improving opportunities in the built and social environments and expanding community resources to enable all its citizens to be physically active in day-to-day life (WHO, A Healthy City is an Active City, 2008). It is a worldwide best practice initiative under the Global Action Plan for Physical Activity (GAPPA



This project will be centered on the principle of bringing together all key stakeholders and decision-makers in the area to achieve a joined-up approach to maximising existing opportunities, identifying areas of need and planning for future provision. It will facilitate bringing together the various agencies, initiatives, and partners to work towards a unifying project that will achieve mutual objectives by getting more people active more often. A representative and effective Steering Group will be established to lead on the Active Cities Dublin project.

Active Cities Dublin will be implemented alongside the other major strategies that contribute to National and local participation and public health agendas. It will be universally delivered across all four Local Authority areas, but with each having specific focus areas that will be relevant to that County and its population needs. Sustainability and future resource planning will be a key theme throughout the development of this project. Agreed marketing and communication tools/messages will be used across all Dublin areas to give a common look and feel to the project.

The Active Cities project is funded by Sport Ireland through the Dormant Accounts Fund (DAF). The DAF was established by legislation and enables unclaimed funds from accounts in credit institutions in Ireland to be used towards projects for the development of disadvantaged areas.

This fund is investing in sport and physical activity initiatives in Ireland’s eight city-based Local Sports Partnerships: Dublin City Sport and Wellbeing Partnership, Fingal Sports Partnership, South Dublin County Sports Partnership, Dun Laoghaire Rathdown Sports Partnership, Waterford Sports Partnership, Cork Sports Partnership, Limerick Sports Partnership, and Galway Sports Partnership.



An Active City will strive to create social norms about the benefits of sport and physical activity, create programmes and opportunities for its citizens regardless of ability or age, work in partnership to increase physical activity & decrease inactivity, and create/maintain environments where sport & physical activity can happen ultimately working toward healthier lifestyles of their citizens.


Contact Us

If your organisation is interested in working with us to promote and support the development of South Dublin as an active city, or you’d like more information on Active Cities Dublin, please get in touch with Darragh Conway, your local Active Cities Officer



Darragh Conway | SDCSP Active Cities Officer
Phone: 0861362577 | Email:









Developing Sports

The Echo Sports Awards July 2022

Congratulations to Rhasidat Adeleke and Lucan Sarsfield's AHL One Team on being announced as The Echo Sports Star and Team for the month of July 2022.

July 2022 Sports Star of the Month: RHASIDAT ADELEKE

WHAT a summer it has proven to be for Tallaght Athletic Club’s, Rhasidat Adeleke. The Texas University-based sprinter certainly announced herself on the World Senior Championship stage when she finished ninth in the 400m in Oregon. Indeed she missed out on a place in the World Final by just a mere 0.16 seconds, her time of 50.81 seeing her finish fourth in her heat that was won by two-time Olympic gold medallist, Shaunae-Miller Uibo of the Bahamas. Adeleke battled right to the end for that second automatic qualification spot, but was just unable to overhaul Jamaica’s Candice McLeod and Poland’s Anna Kielbasin-ska who finished second and third respectively. nThat performance came hot on the heels of her superb display with the Ireland Mixed 4x400m squad as they reached the final at these championships Unfortunately, Adeleke did not recover in time to contest the medal race, and they had to settle for eighth place. The 19-year-old, who has set national records in the 60m, 200m, 300m and 400m this year, continued on to finish fifth in the European Senior Championships 400m Final in Munich. [caption id="attachment_2621" align="alignnone" width="300"] Latifah Adeleke receives ‘The Echo Sports Star of the Month’ Award for July on behalf of her sister and Ireland international athlete, Rhasidat Adeleke, from Ciaran Farrelly, SDCC Sports Officer. Also pictured are Stephen Leonard, Sports Editor, The Echo and Thos McDermott, Co-ordinator, South Dublin County Sports Partnership.[/caption]  

July 2022 Team of the Month: LUCAN SARSFIELDS AHL ONE TEAM

IT HAS already proven a historic season for Lucan Sarsfields Adult Hurling League Division One team as they were crowned league champions for the first time following a 1-34 to 2-17 final triumph over Ballyboden St Enda’s. In their only previous showpiece appearance back in 2009, a youthful Lucan outfit lost out to the same opposition. And this year, their Firhouse Road counterparts had enjoyed an unbeaten march in the closing stages of AHL One with 10 wins and one draw, but the men from the 12th Lock were not to be denied on this occasion. No fewer than 13 players got their name on the scoresheet throughout the course of action in the decider with Chris O’Leary’s haul of 0-7 marginally edging out the five points apiece contributed by Charlie Keher and Dublin senior panellist, Paul Crummey. Despite the teams being deadlocked for much of the opening period, a strong end to the half ultimately acted as the springboard for Lucan's eventual triumph. And, having already shot the lights out before the break, they added an outstanding 19 points to their tally to secure the top-tier crown and earn the perfect springboard into the championship. [caption id="attachment_2622" align="alignnone" width="300"] Players Chris Crummey and Ronán Smith, together with team manager, Cathal Fenton, receive ‘The Echo Team of the Month’ Award for July on behalf of Lucan Sarsfields’ Adult Hurling League Division One champions from Thos McDermott, Co-ordinator, South Dublin County Sports Partnership. Also pictured are Stephen Leonard, Sports Editor, The Echo and Ciaran Farrelly, SDCC Sports Officer.[/caption]
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    Free Colour Dash



    Let’s celebrate the End of Summer in style and COLOUR!!🌈

    Free colour Dash in Corkagh Park September 17th @1pm.

    Bring all the family, run, walk, jump, whatever you prefer, while getting covered in coloured powder paint. Choose your own pace on our 2k route and most importantly have fun!!!

    There’ll be a DJ 🎤🎧on the day, along with the Urban Picnic Outdoor Market, so prepare for lots of fun and laughter.

    Don’t forget to wear white, for maximum impact and maybe something old (as we cannot guarantee the paint will fully wash out).

    Register now for your tickets now.

    National Her Outdoors Week takes place from the 8th – 14th August 2022.

    South Dublin County Sports Partnership have built an exciting week of activities to encourage girls and women of all ages to escape to the outdoors and try something new and fun for FREE.

    Her Outdoors Week 2022 aims to make visible and remind us of what a wonderful selection of outdoor activities that are available to us across the County.

    Below is a list of the activities that are available in South Dublin each day during Her Outdoors Week 2022. Some are already booked, but there events available, so get booking.!

    Each event that is available is FREE but registration is necessary.

    8th August 2022

    Park Fit

    • Collinstown Park @6:30pm
    • with Ciara Mags Cross, this class will consist of body weight exercises in a fun and friendly environment. (Please bring your own Yoga Mat)
    • register@

    Park Fit

    • Jobstown Park @6:30pm
    • with Edel Cummins, this class will consist of body weight exercises in a fun and friendly environment. (Please bring your own Yoga Mat)
    • register@

    Park Walks


    9th August 2022

    Park Walks

    Park Fit

    • Corkagh Park @6:30pm
    • with Ciara Mags Cross, this class will consist of body weight exercises in a fun and friendly environment. (Please bring your own Yoga Mat)
    • register@

    10th August 2022

    Park Walks

    Rafting – FULLY BOOKED

    • Palmerstown @11:45
    • with

    Park Yoga

    Park Yoga

    Mountain Walk


    11th August 2022

    Park Yoga


    12th August 2022

    Rowing – FULLY BOOKED

    • Dublin City Councils Rowing Centre


    South Dublin County Council Launch Active Travel Website

    South Dublin County Council Launch Active Travel Website

    The Mayor of South Dublin County Council, Councillor Emma Murphy along with the Director of LUPT Mick Mulhern officially launched the new Active Travel Website for South Dublin County Council on Wednesday 27/07/2022.

    Visit the link below to check out all the latest news and updates for Active Travel in South Dublin.

    Active Travel – SDCC

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