Special Olympics Ireland provides sports training and health programmes to children and adults with an intellectual disability across Ireland from the ages of 4 years upwards.

Please support our work by getting involved in any of our events below. 


Schools Winter Games Competition


With the Ireland Winter Games taking place in March 2020 we are excited to announce a special competition for primary schools. 

Your school could win a visit from the Special Olympics Torch!

                         Click here for more information

Polar Plunge 

Polar Plunge season is coming soon!
Put on your best fancy dress and take a chilly dip to support the future champions of Special Olympics Ireland.  
Registration open now.


Will you take on a Marathon, 10km run walk or cycle for Special Olympics Ireland? 


Will you take on a physical challenge to support the athletes of Special Olympics?

This year we have people taking part in Dublin City Marathon, Ironman, Mini Marathon and much more. 

You can set up your fundraising page on Every Day Hero Fundraising Page for Special Olympics Ireland or contact us on challenges@specialolympics.ie

Contact us

If you are taking on a run, cycle or other challenge or looking for a challenge  to raise funds for Special Olympics Ireland then make sure to get in touch with us and we would be delighted to help you. You can email us on challenges@specialolympics.ie and we will help you take on the challenge for #TeamSOI

By fundraising for Special Olympics Ireland you are helping to change the lives of thousands of athletes all over Ireland.
Check out Joe Kelly's story to see how Special Olympics makes a difference to his life.