Polar Plunge 2018

The coolest fundraiser of the year is back! Registration for the 2018 Polar Plunge is now available by clicking here. With 8 locations around the country you are sure to have a Plunge near you. 

Sligo, Louth, Cork and Belfast will take place on Saturday 01 December

The Kerry Plunge is on in Fenit on Sunday 02 December

with two Plunges taking place in Wexford and Dublin on Saturday 08 December and the final plunge taking place in Rathmullan, Co. Donegal on the 15 December.

Why not accept the challenge and take the Plunge, supporting people with an intellectual disability in your community.

The athletes of Special Olymics show courage, bravery and determination in their sports on a daily basis and we challenge you to take the Plunge and show your support of these inspirational people. 


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Annual Collection Day 2018

The Special Olympics Annual Collection Day is the biggest fundraising day of the year and it could not happen without the support of the hundreds of volunteers who take to the streets across the country. The support of the general public is humbling, their generosity and kind words to the athletes and volunteers is what inspires everyone to continue to work hard and transform the lives of so many athletes. 

In 2018 you helped us to raise an amazing €500,000! Our next Annual Collection Day will take place on Friday 5th April 2019. 

None of this could be achieved without YOUR support, THANK YOU!!!

With another busy year ahead of us and many many more athletes, clubs and competitions to support we would ask you to save the date for


What goes together better than cops and donuts?! Our much anticipated Cops'n'Donuts events will take place in shopping centres around the country in the coming months. We will join forces with our friends in the Law Enforcement Torch Run again this year, dates and locations to be confirmed. 

Delicious donughts from Kelly's Bakery will be sold at each event by athletes, members of the LETR and local Gardai and volunteers. 

 Upcoming dates to be confirmed

Dublin City Marathon and other running, walking or hiking events!

We are honoured to have so many amazing supporters that take on physical challenges in support of the athletes of Special Olympics Ireland. This year we have people taking on Dublin City Marathon, Ironman, Mini Marathon and much more and raising funds for the programmes we run for athletes across the country. 

If you would like to take on a challenge and fundraise for Special Olympics Ireland you can set up your fundraising page on Every Day Hero Fundraising Page for Special Olympics Ireland or contact us on fundraising@specialolympics.ie


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.