The 2012 Collection Day will take place on Friday 27th April - hope you can spare some time to help us again!

Thank You

3000 volunteers took to the streets in over 200 towns throughout Ireland on Special Olympics Ireland Collection Day and helped to make it a huge success.

To each and every one of you who helped us collect, organised entertainment, performed in cities throughout the country, promoted our Collection Day, generously donated or just wished us well on the day, we salute you and thank you.

Together we can change lives!

 

View more photos & videos from the day on our Facebook and YouTube channels

2011 Collection Day

   

Thousands of people will take to the roads and streets of Ireland on Friday, 15th April to shake their buckets and raise essential funding for Special Olympics Ireland.

This is the biggest annual fundraising event in aid of Special Olympics and the aim is to raise €1 million in one day.

No matter where you are or what mode of transport you use – train, ferry or automobile, you can contribute towards the life changing work of Special Olympics Ireland by:
  • Donating to the buckets manned by over 2500 volunteers throughout Ireland on Collection Day

  • Text DONATE on 57252 to donate €2 (min. of €1 goes to Special Olympics)  
    Text DONATE on 85122 to donate £1.50 (min. of £0.75 goes to Special Olympics)

    Service provided by Special Olympics Ireland. Helpline +353 1 869 1607

  • Donate Online Here

Throughout the country, different performers including musicians, dancers, comedians and circus performers will be out on the streets to show their support for Special Olympics Ireland. The full list of confirmed activities are:

Grafton St, Dublin 

Time ACT

07:00 - 09:00

Dublin Gospel Choir
09:00 - 10:00 The Smile Project - Jack Wise
09:00 - 09:30 Darragh Cullen
09:30 - 10:00 Darragh Cullen
10:00 - 10:30 Joe Walsh - Anglesea Lane
10:30 - 11:00 Pedro & Co. (Feat. Nikki Sheridan)

11:00 - 12.00

Anglesea Lane & Clubjam
12:00 - 13:00 Bailer
13:00 - 13:30 Madisun
13:30 - 14:30 Satellite Generals
14:30 - 15:30 This Club
15:30 - 16:15 Lost in Flight
15:30 - 16:15 Brian Maher completes Challenge 126
16:15 - 17:00 Fox Avenue
17:00 - 18:00 Vertigo U2 Tribute Band
18:00 - 19:00 Electric Maynooth Gospel Choir

 

Henry St, Dublin

Time ACT
10:00 - 11:00 The Smile Project - Johnny Phelan
10:00 - 10:30 Maire Conniffe
10:30 - 11:00 Adam Weafer - Anglesea Lane
11:00 - 11:30 Alex Doyle - Anglesea Lane
11:30 - 12:00 22 over 7
12:00 - 13:00 Dave McSavage
13:00 - 13:30 Matadors - Anglesea Lane
13:30 - 14:00 Channel Off air - Anglesea Lane
14:00 - 15:00 Vaughan & St. Bridget
15:00 - 16:00 Tarantella Fall
16:00 - 17:00 Smokin'mojo - Anglesea Lane 
17:00 - 18:00 Pan St Band
18:00 - 19:00 Gardiner Street Gospel Choir

 

 

Dun Laoghaire

Time ACT
12:30 - 14:00 Smokin' Mojo

 

 

Fairgreen Shopping Centre, Carlow

Time ACT
  Cops on Donuts Shops

Patrick St, Cork

Time ACT
11:00 - 12:30 Cope Foundation Choir
12:30 Cork Senior Footballer Nicholas Murphy & the Sam Maguire trophy
13:00 - 14:00 Tri Le Cheile
14:00 - 15:00 The Army Band
15:00 - 16:00 Harry J & The Conspiracy
16:00 - 17:00 Cork Gospel Choir
17:00 - 18:00 Ikarumba

 

Ennis, Co. Clare 

Time ACT
13:00 - 14:00 The Bad Pennies
14:00 - 15:00 Limerick Gospel Choir

The Square, Waterford 

Time ACT
12:00 - 13:30 Fiona & Co
14:00 - 16:00 Wingman

Cruise St, Limerick

Time ACT
09:45 - 12:45 Spin SouthWest @ Debenhams
11.00 - 13:00 UL DJ Soc
12:00 - 13:00 I LOVE LIMERICK
13:00 - 14:00 Morgan Roughan & Tony Cusack
14:00 - 15:00 Anto Yau
14:45 - 18:45 Spin SouthWest @ Debenhams
15:00 DJ Jeff Lambert
16:00 - 17:00 Free Beer

  

Shop St, Galway

Time ACT
12:00 - 13:00 Alale
13:00 - 14:00 Frankie Gavin & De Dannan
15:00 - 14:00 Donn Stiffe

Victoria Square, Belfast 

Time ACT
12:00 - 13:30 Beat Carnival Time (TBC)
13:00 - 14:15 Wallace High School

Collection Day Flash Mob, Cork

Challenge 126

Spin 1038 DJ Brian Maher ran from Limerick to Dublin over 5 days, running 1 marathon each day. The total distance of his Challenge was 126 miles or 1 mile for every member of Team Ireland. 
You can still donate to and see videos from the Challenge here