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Explore the world of disability sports at the Disability Sports Expo during National Accessibility Week

Explore the world of disability sports at the Disability Sports Expo during National Accessibility Week

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Explore the world of disability sports at the Disability Sports Expo during National Accessibility Week

Curious about the world of disability sports? As part of National Accessibility Week South Dublin County Sports Partnership wishes to invite both disabled and non-disabled people to come and explore Disability Sports on Tuesday 28th November from 10.00am - 4.00pm in Tallaght Leisure Centre.

“Blind soccer, wheelchair basketball and seated volleyball will be available for participants to try”, said Áine Buggy, Sports Inclusion Disability Officer with South Dublin County Sports Partnership. “All sports are provided and refereed by qualified coaches from the FAI, Volleyball Ireland and the IWA Sport. Each game will be 10 minutes a side per sport.”

Groups or individuals interested in attending the Disability Sports Expo should contact Áine Buggy, Sports Inclusion Disability Officer in South Dublin County Sports Partnership on 087 296 3064 or abuggy@sdublincoco.ie

National Accessibility Week 2017 will take place from Monday, 27 November. The week-long campaign will coincide with International Day of Disabled Persons which occurs each year on the 3rd of December.

National Accessibility Week (led by local authorities across the country), is an important opportunity to encourage all people to focus on issues of accessibility and universal design. The Week provides Councils, businesses, community groups and so on with a valuable opportunity to highlight the accessibility of their facilities and services. A range of events will take place, and social media will be used to encourage wider society to be more inclusive of the varied access needs of disabled people of all ages.

The Disability Sports Expo will take place in the Sports Hall of Tallaght Leisure Centre, Fortunestown Way, Tallaght, Dublin 24 on Tuesday, 28 November from 10.00 am to 4.00 pm.

For further information on events taking place during National Accessibility Week, please contact Selina Bonnie, Disability Liaison, Access and Equality Officer, at South Dublin County Council on 01 414 9041 or sbonnie@sdublincoco.ie

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South Dublin County is one of four local authority areas in the Dublin region.

South Dublin County Council provides and funds a broad range of services including housing, roads, walking and cycling routes, parks and playgrounds, libraries, sports facilities, litter control, arts centres, enterprise units, fire services, community infrastructure and financial supports. It also serves as a platform for local democracy with 40 councillors spread across six electoral areas.

Bounded by the River Liffey to the North and the Dublin Mountains to the South, the County lies 16 kilometres south west of Dublin city centre and has an administrative footprint of 223sq. kilometres. The County has nine main villages Clondalkin, Lucan, Palmerstown, Rathfarnham, Tallaght, Templeogue, Saggart, Rathcoole and Newcastle and is bounded by adjoining counties of Wicklow, Kildare, Dublin City, Fingal and Dun Laoghaire.

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