Getting Active

Running Clubs

Launch of three new Athletics Clubs in South Dublin County. South Dublin Couth Sports Partnership (SDCSP) and Athletics Ireland (AI) Launched three new South Dublin County Running Clubs alongside Mayor Peter Kavanagh and TD Mark Ward with a 5km Walk/ Run event in Corkagh Park on Sunday September 26th. During the Covid-19 pandemic lockdown, SDCSP […]
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FitWalk Circuits

Three key components of functional fitness for older people are  aerobic fitness (of the heart and lungs) strength (of the muscles) mobility (of the joints) We outline a circuit that uses the suite of outdoor exercise equipment and walking paths in various Parks and which will improve all three components of functional fitness. Ballymount Park Beechfield […]
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Mojo Programme/ Box Smart Programme

Mojo is a programme run by South Dublin County Partnership (the Community Development Co.) for men who are affected by unemployment and/or the recession and who are finding it difficult to cope. ( The programme has proved very successful and from its initial base in Tallaght the National Office for Suicide Prevention (NOSP) is supporting […]
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Go For Life

Go for Life is the national programme for sport and physical activity for older people in Ireland. It is run by over 1,200 volunteers called PALs. A PAL is a Physical Activity Leader who is already part of a group or club and is willing to lead activities. PALs lead their local group in things […]
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Living the Life

SDCSP, in conjunction with the public leisure centres in Tallaght and Clondalkin, offers activity sessions for older adults. Participants do not have to be members of recognised groups or have to take our membership for the centres. These sessions aim to offer older adults the opportunity to meet each other and enjoy some physical recreation […]
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Third Level

SDCSP linked in with the Institute of Technology Tallaght in the development of their Bachelor of Science in Sports Science and Health course and has linked in with students to carry out community physical activity and research programmes. We offer club officers in ITT subsidised training courses for sports first aid and any other courses […]
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SDCSP, in partnership with South Dublin County Council, G.E.N. Orienteering Club, 3 Roc Orienteering Club, Setanta Orienteering Club and Ajax Orienteering Club, has installed permanent orienteering courses in our 3 regional parks – Corkagh Park, Griffeen Valley Park and Tymon Park – as well as in the Dublin Mountains at the Hell Fire Club/ Massey’s […]
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parkrun organise free, weekly, 5km timed runs around the world. They are open to everyone, are free and are safe and easy to take part in. These events take place in pleasant parkland surroundings and people of every ability are encouraged to take part. There are 3 parkrun events in South Dublin County – Griffeen […]
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Walking is one of the healthiest, cheapest and most convenient of physical activities to promote good health. Unfortunately research has shown that people in South Dublin County walk less than the national average. (Source: ESRI study on Sport & Recreational Exercise among Adults (16+) in South Dublin, Feb 2011. 56% of adults in SDC take […]
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