The Federation of Irish Sport is made up of National Governing Bodies of sport as well as the 26 Local Sports Partnerships that operate around the country working with Local authorities to implement a wide variety of sporting programmes.

Each month we carry a round-up featuring some of the many activities that are taking place around the country so that you can see just how effective they are.


All of the Local Sports Partnerships got really stuck into the European Week of Sport with activities and events that were bot imaginative and successful in getting people active.

Laois and Cavan had family-friendly fun evenings at the weekend with climbing walls, yoga, boot camps, music, games and so much more.


The inaugural Dublin Sportsfest proved to a real winner through the last week of September.

With activities covering every age and level of ability, it proved to be a very visible reminder of the many opportunities there are to engage in sport.

The week got rolling with the Great Dublin Bike Ride on Sunday, 23rd before taking in a Sports Stadium event at Dalymount Park on Monday, an Olympic and Elite Sports experience for Transition Year schoolkids on Tuesday, the Older Adult Sports Day on Wednesday, Docklands Fitfest with Ireland Active on Thursday and a host of club and venue based activities through the week.

These included glow football and glow fitness events, Yoga classes in City Hall, Taster sessions, runs, the Lord Mayor Liffey Paddle down the river and a host of other activities.


Meath Sports Partnership got seven new community walking groups up and moving during September.

They will be hosting a special training day for Walk leaders, in partnership with the Irish Heart Foundation on November 17th.


They teamed up with former Irish international race walker Colin Griffin to deliver a  series of sports science seminars through the Autumn.  The first of these took place in September and there are two more scheduled for October and November.


If you would like to feature in next month’s Round Up please send your information by email to reach us no later than Friday 19th October.