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Get up and go to the Inspired@SouthDublin Health and Wellness Festival

Get up and go to the Inspired@SouthDublin Health and Wellness Festival

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Get up and go to the Inspired@SouthDublin Health and Wellness Festival

Festival to take place in Corkagh Park, Clondalkin on 14 September

Inspired@SouthDublin is a health and wellbeing event being held in Corkagh Park, Clondalkin on Saturday 14 September from 11 am to 4 pm and is part of South Dublin County Council’s Health & Wellbeing Week 2019. Hosted by South Dublin County Sports Partnership, in conjunction with Dublin’s Outdoors and South Dublin County Council, the event will have three separate themes – Inspire Us, Inspired Sport, and Inspired Wellness and will be packed with activities for people of all ages and abilities.

Joining Inspired@SouthDublin on the day for a series of sports talks will a host of sports stars such as World Champion Boxer Kellie Harrington, Olympic Silver medallist Kenneth Egan and Ireland’s European Youth Olympic Champion Rhasidat Adeleke. Dave and Steve Flynn from The Happy Pear will offer a food demonstration and talk while Kate McDaid, Nutritionist with Dublin GAA’s Senior Ladies and Longford Senior Men’s teams will offer her insights with a nutrition talk.

Representatives from several sporting bodies such as Athletics, Rowing, Volleyball, Cricket, Special Olympics, Boxing, and Tag Rugby will also be in attendance demonstrating their respective sport and providing information on how to participate locally. Visitors will have an opportunity to take part in various sport demos, mini-games or skills competitions to encourage active participation and interaction. Information will be provided on how various sportscan be adapted to include the participation of people with disabilities.

This event is accessible to all ages and abilities, with food stalls, play areas for children, face painters and balloon makers. The event will conclude with a FREE Colour Run at 4 pm.

 

“Our ‘Inspired Sport’ theme is where sporting bodies will demonstrate their respective sport and provide information to attendees on how they can participate locally,” said Ian Farrell, South Dublin County Sports Partnership Community Sports Officer. “Each sporting code will also provide information and demonstrations on how theycan be adapted to include the participation of people with disabilities.”

“Our ‘Inspire Us’ and ‘Inspired Wellness’ themes will offer a range of mass participation classes such as yoga, box fit, Pilates, and dance, as well as talks and Q&As to inspire people to live a healthier and more active lifestyle.”

“South Dublin County Sports Partnership and Dublin’s Outdoors are showcasing that sports, and physical activities are available to all regardless of age or ability,” said Mayor of South Dublin County Council, Cllr Vicki Casserly. “It is a perfect opportunity for everyone to try out a new sport or physical activity and listen to top athletes and leading professionals regarding sport, nutrition and mindfulness. It really promises to be a fun and inspiring day”.

Inspired@SouthDublin Health and Wellness Festival is a ticketed event. Free tickets can be booked by visiting http://inspiredsouthdublin.ie/

Corkagh Park is in Clondalkin, Dublin 22. Visitors are encouraged to use public transport where available. The park is on the 13 and 69 bus routes. Parking is available at either the St. John’s Wood Entrance off Fonthill Road, or the carpark off the Green Isle Road. For directions visit http://inspiredsouthdublin.ie/

 

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For more information, contact South Dublin County Council Communications Unit at communications@sdublincoco.ie

 

IMAGE 1: Cllr Kenneth Egan, Ian Farrell (SDCSP) Mayor of South Dublin County Council Cllr Vicki Casserly, Kellie Harrington (Irish International Boxing Champion), Thos McDermott (SDCSP) and Lorna Robinson (Dublin's Outdoors) at the Inspired @ South Dublin Health & Wellness Festival Launch in Corkagh Park.

IMAGE 2: Mayor of South Dublin County Council Cllr Vicki Casserly with Kellie Harrington (Irish International Boxing Champion) at the Inspired @ South Dublin Health & Wellness Festival Launch in Corkagh Park.

IMAGE 3: Cllr Kenneth Egan and Kellie Harrington (Irish International Boxing Champion) at the Inspired @ South Dublin Health & Wellness Festival Launch in Corkagh Park.

IMAGE 4: Event Poster

 

 

FOR THE EDITOR

 

 

About South Dublin County Sports Partnership

 

South Dublin Co. Sports Partnership (SDCSP) is one of a national network of Local Sports Partnerships funded by Sport Ireland. Its mission is to increase participation in sport and healthy physical activity across the population of South Dublin Co. and to ensure that local resources and facilities are used to best effect.

SDCSP has a dedicated Community Sports Development Officer and a Sports Inclusion Officer and has a partnership approach with public agencies, sports bodies, schools and community groups.

For more information see www.sdcsp.ie , www.facebook.com/sdcsp

 

About Dublin’s Outdoors

Make Dublin’s Outdoors your destination by escaping to nature on the city’s edge with Dublin’s Outdoors guide to great things to see, eat and do on www.dublinsoutdoors.ie

 

Unlock the treasures, places and stories of Dublin’s Outdoors and experience Dublin’s attractions. Don’t be content to explore Dublin’s Outdoors at surface level — there’s so much more waiting to be discovered. We would love to share Dublin’s Outdoors with you.

 

About South Dublin County Council

 

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

 

The 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 support. It also serves as a platform for local democracy with 40 councillors spread across seven 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 Dún Laoghaire.

 

 

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