Annual Collection Day 2018
April 20th Nationwide

The Special Olympics Annual Collection Day is the biggest fundraising day of the year. This year with your support we aim to raise over €620,000 to help run a world class sports programme for all our athletes across the country. 

Every year, thousands of supporters and volunteers mobilise to help reach the target, it could not be done without your support. Once again, we are asking volunteers to come together on April 20th 2018 and make this Collection Day another massive success. As we draw ever closer to Ireland Games in June your support this year is as important as ever. 

If you are available to help collect on April 20th please follow the link below and we will get you registered : I would like to support Collection Day 2018 - register here

Or, if you work in an office or an organisation and would like to get everyone involved by holding a cake sale or other in-house fundraising activity then please get in touch with us on and we will help you make a difference this Collection Day. 

Together we can changes lives through sport!

**Update** volunteers are still needed in the below areas. If  you have some time and would like to shake a bucket in any of the below areas we would LOVE to hear from you!  Please email or register on our site here

 MunsterUlsterConnaughtEastern RegionLeinster
 Tralee, Thurles
Tipperary town
 Ballymena, Downpatrick, 
Westmeath, Athlone, Mullingar
Carrick, Longford, Galway
Ranelagh, Rathmines, Charlestown
Balbriggan, Ballymun, Finglas
 Carlow, Blessington, Bagnelstown,
 Portarlingont, Kells

Looking for a challenge?

 Why not take on the 5Peaks in May!

Special Olympics Ireland is a sports organisation for people with an intellectual disability, but we also provide our athletes with far more than the physical benefits of sport.

By taking part in a fundraising event like the 5 Peaks, you are helping to change lives.

The 5Peaks Challenge will see you take on 5 mountains in Connaught on Saturday 12th and Sunday 13th May 2018. Bring your friends, colleagues 
and family, don your hiking boots and enjoy a highly enjoyable weekend of spectacular views and camaraderie. 

This event sells out every year and is a must do if you are looking for a physical challenge this year. 

Read more about the weekend and register here

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.

Are you interested in seeing the Young Athletes Programme in action?
Pre-registration is essential to attend this event. 

Click here for more information and to register for the Young Athletes Festival