MAYOR OF SOUTH DUBLIN COUNTY COUNCIL WELCOMES SPECIAL OLYMPICS IRELAND GAMES 2018 TO TALLAGHTBack to List
Mayor of South Dublin County Council, Councillor Paul Gogarty welcomes the athletes, their families and volunteers to Tallaght Stadium for the opening ceremony of the Special Olympics Ireland Games in Tallaght Stadium on Thursday June 14, 2018.
“I am delighted, and honoured, to welcome 1,600 athletes, and their 600 strong management team and coaches,competing for their region in the Special Olympics Ireland Games 2018 to South Dublin County and to Tallaght Stadium in particular. They bring with their families and almost 2,500 volunteers to the largest sporting event in Ireland in 2018. Tallaght hosts the opening ceremony to the Games, which takes place in venues across Dublin until Sunday June 17. I’d urge everyone to take time to seek out one of the 13 sports in the different venues and give support to these inspiring athletes.”
Special Olympics Ireland have extended an invitation to the people of Ireland, to come visit the Games in June. The largest sporting event in Ireland in 2018 will run from Thursday 14 until Sunday 17 of June. This family friendly event is completely free and take place in venues all across Dublin. For more information please visit www.irelandgames.ie.
Photograph 1: Mayor of South Dublin County Council, Councillor Paul Gogarty with Rebecha McAuley, Special Olympics athlete and Face of the 2018 Special Olympics Ireland Games and singer Jake Carter who is one of the headline acts for the Opening Ceremony at Tallaght Stadium.
Photograph 2: Mayor of South Dublin County Council, Councillor Paul Gogarty Rebecha McAuley, Special Olympics athlete and Face of the 2018 Special Olympics Games at Tallaght Stadium.
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.