By Special Olympics Ireland on 20/01/2017 14:40
Special Olympics Ireland announced as Official Charity Partner
Swim Ireland are delighted to launch the 2017 Swim for a Mile Challenge and announce Special Olympics Ireland as the Official Charity Partner. The challenge, which involves 10 weeks of training, gives participants the confidence and skills to reach the ultimate goal of swimming a mile while raising money for a worthy cause.
By Special Olympics Ireland on 09/01/2017 16:37
Every year in Ireland thousands of students from our universities and institutes of technology carry out over 100,000 hours of volunteering.
Ten third level colleges have now joined forces to develop studentvolunteer.ie
- a brand new online resource which matches students’ interests with volunteering opportunities.
By Special Olympics Ireland on 01/12/2016 12:30
Ireland and Leinster Prop Tadhg Furlong is the latest sports person to throw his weight behind the 2016 Polar Plunge in aid of Special Olympics Ireland. The Wexford native has issued the call alongside fellow rugby player David Wallace, Dublin Footballer Dean Rock and Olympians Natalya Coyle and Darren O’Neill.
By Special Olympics Ireland on 01/12/2016 10:47
The 2016 Polar Plunge is all set for six locations around the country and hundreds upon hundreds of fundraisers are ready to get Freezin For A Reason. But what if it’s your first time? Nervous? Shivering already? Don’t be. Here are a couple of essential tips to get you through.
By Special Olympics Ireland on 23/11/2016 17:14
Special Olympic athletes Margaret Carr and Thomas Connolly are the VIPs for the official switch of the Sligo Christmas lights this Friday November 25th at 5:30pm.
By Special Olympics Ireland on 17/11/2016 09:38
The Special Olympics International Board of Directors held a meeting in Washington, D.C. on November 15th where they were pleased to award their flagship event and world's largest humanitarian and sporting event of 2019, the Special Olympics World Games, to Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates (UAE).
By Special Olympics Ireland on 03/11/2016 11:22
Dublin GAA Footballers Dean Rock celebrated this morning’s announcement of his first ever All-Star award with a chat about the 2016 Polar Plunge on the Nicky Byrne Show with Jenny Greene on RTÉ 2fm. The three-time All-Ireland winner was in high spirits and ended his interview with a surprise announcement about who might be joining him at the 40ft in Sandycove on December 3rd
By Special Olympics Ireland on 25/09/2015 10:59
The sixth annual Eunice Kennedy Shriver (EKS) Day, to be held on Saturday, 26 September 2015.
Eunice Kennedy Shriver Day is an annual celebration of her life and a global call to action for people to live in a more unified society -- in sport, in the community and in the work place. By committing acts...
By Special Olympics Ireland on 16/09/2015 10:09
ANNUAL AFFILIATION IS THE PROCESS BY WHICH ALL SPECIAL OLYMPICS CLUBS REGISTER EACH YEAR.
ANY CLUB WISHING TO AFFILIATE TO SPECIAL OLYMPICS IRELAND MUST MEET THE AFFILIATION CRITERIA AS SET OUT BY SPECIAL OLYMPICS IRELAND. CLUBS ARE SENT AN AFFILIATION PACK VIA POST OR EMAIL INCLUDING...
By Special Olympics Ireland on 22/06/2015 10:13
Minister Ring Launches Irish Sports Council Safe Sport App
Minister of State for Tourism and Sport Michael Ring today launched the Irish Sports Council Safe Sport App at the Code of Ethics Information Day. The app is aimed at creating greater awareness and understanding about safeguarding...