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Keeping Active


Keeping active and being outdoors even during the winter; looking after your physical health can help your mental health and wellbeing.


Take a look below at some opportunities to get off the couch and get active.

“Lets Stay Active Together" Challenges

To help you stay active at home find challenges to suit all ages and abilities including “The Grandparents Challenge”, “The Scrambled Leg Challenge”, “The Fighting Fit Challenge”, and the “Move to the Rhythm Dance Challenge”. Click here for more information.

Online Video Sports Activities

To keep motivated and active focuses on different ages, activities, abilities, and specific sports – Check out their YouTube channel here.

Couch To 2K and 5K

Whether you have never jogged before or if you just want to get more active, this is a free and easy way of getting more energy and healthier in your local area. It starts with a mix of walking and jogging to gradually build up your fitness & stamina. Click here for more information.

Your Personal Best Month in November

 An exciting project encouraging men to engage in 30 minutes of moderate physical activity five days a week, supported by dlr Sports Partnership who will provide practical support on the ground. Click here for more information

Activities for All – Physical Activity Plan to Support People with a Disability

A 4-week physical activity plan designed for people with a disability, aims to improve people’s fitness, skills and balance as well as helping build confidence to regularly participate in sport and physical activity. Click here for more information.

Older Adult Home Exercise Plan

A printable resource, developed to support older adults to try and reach the minimum of 30 minutes of daily physical activity. Helps build strength and confidence in the body, to support people being more physically active as well as developing transferable skills for everyday life. Click here for more information.

Men on the Move Programme

Targeted programme for men over 45 who are returning to activity. Starts 28th October 2020. Click here  for more information.

Volunteer Training organised by DLR Sports Partnership

- Safeguarding 1 & 2 Workshops online.

- Autism in Sport Workshop (CARA) – next workshop takes place on the 24th November online.

- Safe Return to Sport - Take the Covid-19 Return to Sport Course. Sport Ireland has created an online Covid-19 Return to Sport Course for coaches and volunteers to help return to sporting activities.

More information by emailing and online here.

SWAP – Senior Wellness and Activity Programme – Staying Active Programme

Local community programme aimed at involving disadvantaged older people, including those with dementia and intellectual disabilities, in physical activity to boost mental health and wellbeing and to encourage them to stay socially connected. Click here for more information.   Contact: Southside Partnership -

Lifting your Spirits through Dance for Mental Health and Wellbeing

Exhilarating and creative modern dance classes for those with mental health issues and seniors. The focus of the class is improving health & well-being through the creative, physical and cognitive aspects of dance while enhancing social connection. Dance Theatre of Ireland – Tel: 01 280 3455 or email

Physical Activity & Mental Health Initiative for Young Traveller Men Aged 16-25

Activity programme to enhance physical and mental wellbeing in a supportive environment offering support and advice on mental health issues.   Contact: Exchange House – Tel: 01 872 1094 or email

Living Well with Dementia - Weekly walking Group in Cabinteely Park

Walks are inclusive of people with dementia, taking place Thursday afternoons. The walks are a great way to meet new people while getting some valuable exercise.Email and more information available here 

Living Well with Dementia  - Weekly Movement to Music Online Class

Every Friday and a wonderful uplifting class encouraging people to keep dancing in their own homes. Email and more information available here 

Men’s Sheds Exercises & Siel Bleu 

Siel Bleu have a series of online exercises for Shedders classes. To watch the videos click here

Age & Opportunity Exercises 

Every Monday, Wednesday and Friday at 11am on Facebook. Click here for more information.

Dance Theatre Ireland

Dance Theatre of Ireland have several online classes for Adults 55+, and for those with  Parkinson's and Dementia and their Carers

- Dance Well with Parkinson’s at Home - for those with Parkinson’s and their Care-Partners, to improve physical and emotional well-being. Click here for more information.

- Dance Well for Seniors - for Residents in Loughlinstown / Ballybrack / Sallynoggin / Rochestown age 55+. Click here for more information.

 Tel: 01 280  3455 or

Skipping Programme for Schools

Dún Laoghaire Rathdown will be rolling out a Skipping Rope Programme to primary schools and TY students from mid October. Training will include long rope, double dutch and individual skipping rope training which is fun and great for physical literacy, stamina, coordination and focus. If your school is interested in this programme email

Get Going Get Rowing

Get Going Get Rowing is an initiative by Rowing Ireland under the Women in Sport Programme to develop and encourage young people in schools and beyond to try indoor rowing. We are currently rolling out the programme to 3 schools in the Ballyogan area.  click here  for more information or email