The sixth National Inclusion Awards took place on Wednesday, 28th November 2018 at the Castleknock Hotel in Dublin. Over 130 people from all over Ireland attended the event and learnt from each other while celebrating their work in the area of
The COPE Foundation provides a range of services to 2,300 people with an intellectual disability and/or autism through a network of community based supports in Cork. From 1979 until 2002, Terence taught physical education in four of the COPE Foundations special schools. He also delivered leisure and recreation programmes to adults with intellectual disabilities in various day and residential services in COPE. In 2002 Terence was appointed manager of the Leisure, Recreation and Physical Activity team, now named the Physical Activity & Sports Department.
It’s a feeling only a few in a lifetime will encounter. The lights, the crowds of people, and you. It’s a feeling that Irish para-sailor, John Twomey, will experience after ten consecutive Paralympics. 7th September in Maracana Stadium, Rio, Brazil.
“Getting more people with a disability leading an active and healthy lifestyle can also happen in the outdoor adventure environment. It can be as simple as getting outdoors and going for a walk or getting into a canoe and paddling
Hi, My name is Phelim Mannion, I am from Cork. I am 17 years old and I am visually impaired. I have been involved with Camp Abilities Ireland since its beginning (2010 – present). I started off as a camper
With the National Inclusion Awards application deadline fast approaching, we decided to catch up with Gearóid O’Doherty, coordinator of this year’s awards. As coordinator he is responsible for all aspects of the awards, from promotion and application design, to administration
When we applied for the CARA National Inclusion Award, I never thought for one minute that we would win the Sports Club Category. Here we were, Park Rangers AFC, a small rural club who had only started our Football For
My name is Amy. I am 17 and I am visually impaired. For the past couple of years I have attended CampAbilities in County Kerry. For those of you who don’t know what CampAbilities is, it is a sports camp
With support from IT Tralee and the Irish Sports Council, Pat founded the CARA National APA Centre in 2007. Prior to his work with CARA, Pat taught physical education from 1983 until he joined the Health and Leisure Department at
Kicking off with a breakfast briefing with policy makers, the PEPAYS Ireland Annual Forum 2016 was held on 30th May, in Tralee and organised largely by IT Tralee’s Department of Health & Leisure and the Institute’s UNESCO Chair. The theme