Carlow Sports Partnership Supports #LetsGetVisible Campaign

At Carlow Sports Partnership, we envision a sporting community where diversity is celebrated, and inclusion is paramount. In line with this vision, we are proud to support this year’s #LetsGetVisible campaign, spearheaded by Sport Ireland and Sporting Pride Ireland. This initiative aims to promote LGBTQIA+ visibility in sports, fostering an environment where everyone, regardless of their sexual orientation or gender identity, feels welcome and valued.

Why Representation Matters

Representation in sports is crucial. It provides role models for young athletes, showing them that they too can achieve greatness regardless of who they are. It also fosters a sense of belonging and support within the community. When athletes see themselves reflected in the sports they love, it encourages participation, enhances performance, and builds stronger, more inclusive teams.

How You Can Get Involved

We invite everyone to join us in supporting the #LetsGetVisible campaign. By participating, you are helping to create a more inclusive sports environment. Here’s how you can get involved:

  1. Download Your Social Media Frame: Show your support by downloading the #LetsGetVisible social media frame. You can find it here. Use it on your social media profiles to spread the message of inclusivity and diversity.
  2. Spread the Word: Share posts and stories on your social media platforms using the hashtag #LetsGetVisible. Tag us, @sportireland, and @sportingprideireland to amplify the campaign’s reach.
  3. Join the Conversation: Engage with on social media. Share your stories, experiences, and the importance of visibility in sports. Let’s create a dialogue that educates and inspires.

Our Commitment

At Carlow Sports Partnership, we are committed to promoting activities and sports that are accessible to all. The #LetsGetVisible campaign underscores our dedication to fostering an inclusive sporting community. We believe that sports should be a safe and welcoming space for everyone, and we are thrilled to champion this cause during Pride month and beyond.

Join us in making a difference. Let’s work together to ensure that everyone feels seen, heard, and valued in the world of sports. For more information on the #LetsGetVisible campaign and to download your social media frame, visit this link.

Together, we can celebrate diversity and promote inclusion in sports. Let’s get visible!


Wellbeing Playday 2024

Wellbeing Playday 2024

Playday is back and bigger than before. Join us for an exciting and fun-filled Wellbeing Play Day 2024 at Carlow College, St. Patrick’s, on Saturday, July 20th! This year’s theme, ‘Time to Play,’ promises a day of creativity, movement, and mindfulness for all ages.

We have a variety of engaging activities lined up to ensure a fantastic experience for everyone:

  • Build and Fly Your Own Kite: Create and soar your very own kite in the skies.
  • Yoga and Movement Sessions: Energising and relaxing yoga classes for both kids and adults.
  • Storytelling with Carlow Library: Immerse yourself in enchanting tales.
  • Mindfulness for Children: Learn how to engage kids in mindfulness practices.
  • 5 Ways to Wellbeing: Discover simple ways to improve mental and social wellbeing.
  • Shadow Puppet Workshop: Kids will have the opportunity to design and create their own shadow puppets, then bring them to life in the puppet theatre with an exciting show.
  • Magic Shows with Joe the Magician: Joe presents two of the most watched shows on RTÉjr and on the RTÉ player – abraKIDabra and Dizzy Deliveries.
  • Picture Orienteering: Embark on an exciting picture orienteering adventure! Participants will use maps and picture clues to navigate and find hidden locations around the area.
  • Old School Games: Rediscover the joy of traditional games with our Old School Games session!

Whether you’re a child, teenager, adult, or caregiver, there’s something for everyone to enjoy. Come and be a part of this wonderful community event, meet new people, and most importantly, take some ‘Time to Play’! Details of booking and links below.

Celebrate a day filled with enriching activities for all ages! Whether you’re looking to relax, get creative, or engage in mindfulness, we’ve got something for everyone. Here’s what’s happening:


Build and Fly Your Own Kite

Date: Saturday, July 20th
Time: Various
Venue: Carlow College, St. Patrick’s

Unleash your creativity and enjoy the thrill of kite flying:

  • Design Your Kite: Draw or trace your favourite patterns and bring them to life with vibrant colours.
  • Build Your Kite: Assemble your kite with our easy-to-follow instructions.
  • Fly Your Kite: Watch your creation soar in the sky.

Booking: Must be booked in advance. Click here to book your place.
Arrival: Please arrive at your designated time


Kids Yoga and Movement

Time: 11:30 – 12:00
Venue: Visual (located at the Bar area)

Bring your little ones for a delightful session of yoga and movement:


Adults Yoga and Movement

Time: 12:15 – 12:45
Venue: Visual (located at the Bar area)

Take some time for yourself with our adults yoga class:


Adults Journaling and Meditation

Time: 1:00 – 1:30
Venue: Visual (located at the Bar area)

Explore your inner world with our journaling and meditation session:


Make your own Shadow Puppet, for ages 6+

Times: 11 – 12, 12:30 – 1:30, 2 – 3
Venue: Visual

Join Artist Marian Balfe in the gallery to make shadow puppets, take them to the puppet theatre and put on a show!


Story Telling with Carlow Library

Times: 1:30 – 1:50; 2:00 – 2:20
Venue: On the Green, St Patrick’s

Immerse yourself in enchanting tales with Carlow Library: Suitable for kids of all ages (all kids must be accompanied by an adult).

  • Booking: Walk in

Mindfulness for Children

Time: 12:00 – 12:30
Venue: Visual – Theatre

Join Catherine from Carlow Mental Health Association for a session on mindfulness for children which may be of interest to parents, grandparents, caregivers or teachers.

  • Booking: Walk in

5 Ways to Wellbeing

Time: 12:45 – 1:15
Venue: Visual – Theatre

Learn how to enhance your wellbeing with Carlow Mental Health Association:

  • Booking: Walk in

Magic Shows with Joe the Magician

Join Joe the Magician, star of RTÉjr’s abraKIDabra and Dizzy Deliveries, for an enchanting and entertaining magic show! Joe’s captivating performances are some of the most watched on RTÉjr and the RTÉ Player, promising a magical experience for all ages.

Show Times:

  • 11:00 AM – 11:45 AM
  • 12:15 PM – 1:00 PM
  • 2:20 PM – 3:00 PM

Venue: On the Green, St. Patricks
Cost: Free (Walk-in)

Prepare to be amazed by Joe’s incredible tricks and magical wonders!


Booking Information:
For activities that require advance booking, please ensure to reserve your spot early to avoid disappointment. Walk-in activities are available on a first-come, first-served basis.

Join us for a wonderful day of community, creativity, and wellbeing! We look forward to seeing you there!

Last Years Event Gallery


CYCLES

Book your place here

Date and Time:

Sunday, 14th July 2024
10:30 AM – 3:00 PM
Duckett’s Grove, R93RF80

Event Overview:

Join us for a unique cycling adventure at the picturesque Duckett’s Grove! The Carlow Arts Festival and Carlow Sports Partnership are thrilled to bring you an immersive cycling experience that blends history, art, and the beauty of our local landscape.

Led by artists Michelle Browne and Eszter Némethi, and developed with the community spirit of Rathvilly, Graiguecullen, Tullow, and Hacketstown, this event will transport you from the year 1923 into an imagined future of 2123.

Event Highlights:

  • Leisurely 18km Cycle: Perfect for all cycling abilities, enjoy a relaxing ride through stunning scenery.
  • Audio Guide: Enhance your journey with a specially created audio guide available via the Cycles app. Download the app and listen to stories and sounds that bring your surroundings to life.
  • Kids Cycling Options: Activities and routes designed for our younger participants.
  • Choral Music and BBQ: Enjoy live choral performances and a delicious BBQ included in your ticket price.

Schedule:

  • Registration: 10:30 AM – 11:30 AM
  • Cycle Start: 11:45 AM (approximately 1 hour and 30 minutes)

Tickets:

  • Children: €2
  • Adults: €5

Additional Options:

  • Shuttle Bus: €2 per person. Available from Graiguecullen. Select this option when booking, and we will contact you with details closer to the event.
  • Bike Borrowing: Limited bikes available for adults and children. Indicate your need during booking, and we will arrange it for you.

Preparation:

Important Notes:

Capacity is limited. If you register and later find you cannot attend, please inform us as soon as possible via email at jdempsey@carlowcoco.ie or call 087 1712529.

We look forward to seeing you at Duckett’s Grove for a day of cycling, culture, and community!

Book your place here

KCETB Outdoor Sports Courses recruiting for September

Description for Lowland Leader / Trail Walking Guide Course

Lowland Leader / Trail Walking Guide

Learn how to navigate and lead others on the tracks and trails in the hills of Ireland with our comprehensive Lowland Leader / Trail Walking Guide course. Accredited by QQI, Mountaineering Ireland, and Sport Ireland, this course offers you the essential skills needed for safe and effective outdoor leadership.

What this Course Can Give You:

  • Personal Navigation Skills
  • Trail Walking Leader Training
  • First Aid Training
  • Outdoor Leadership & Safety Training

Why Choose Us: This is a free course run by KCETB. The course will take place on Wednesdays, starting mid-September 2024 and continuing until May 2025. No prior experience is necessary, and all equipment will be supplied.

For more information or to apply, contact BTEI Kilkenny:

BTEI is co-funded by the Government of Ireland and the European Union.


Description for Stand Up Paddle Boarding Instructor Course

Stand Up Paddle Boarding Instructor

Learn to Stand Up Paddle Board and become an instructor and guide with our accredited course. Certified by QQI, Canoeing Ireland, and Sport Ireland, this course equips you with the skills and knowledge needed to teach and lead others in this exciting water sport.

What this Course Can Give You:

  • SUP Skills Training
  • SUP Instructor Training
  • First Aid Training
  • Outdoor Leadership & Safety Training

Why Choose Us: This is a free course run by KCETB. The course will take place on Mondays, starting mid-September 2024 and continuing until May 2025. No prior experience is necessary, and all equipment will be supplied.

For more information or to apply, contact BTEI Kilkenny:

BTEI is co-funded by the Government of Ireland and the European Union.


Buggy Buddies Summer Term

Buggy Buddies Carlow Town Park

Date: Tue 4 Jun 2024 – Tue 9 Jul 2024
Time: 10:30am – 11:30am
Location: Carlow Town Park

Carlow Sports Partnership is thrilled to offer a 6-week Buggy Buddies programme in Carlow Town Park. This programme provides a positive environment where parents and guardians can share stories, get top tips, and enjoy the outdoors.

Benefits:

  • Improve your fitness level
  • Boost your well-being and mental health
  • Strengthen your pelvic floor & abdominal muscles
  • Increase your flexibility and energy levels
  • Engage with your community

Cost: €15.00 for 6 weeks
What to Bring: Water, comfortable footwear and workout gear, and a rain jacket
Parking: Available in the park

Note: Limited spaces available. For additional queries, contact cshanahan@carlowcoco.ie.

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Buggy Buddies Pilates Tullow

Date: Thu 6 Jun 2024 – Thu 11 Jul 2024
Time: 10:30am – 11:30am
Location: Captain Murphy Hall, Tullow, R93 RR67

Join our 6-week Buggy Buddies Pilates programme in Tullow. Enjoy gentle exercise with your baby while connecting with other parents in a social setting.

Benefits:

  • Enhance your well-being and mental health
  • Strengthen your pelvic floor and abdominal muscles
  • Increase your flexibility and energy levels
  • Socialise with other mothers

Cost: €15.00 for 6 weeks
What to Bring: Water, comfortable clothing, and an exercise mat (if available)
Parking: Available at the Town Hall

Note: Limited spaces available. Booking is essential. For additional queries, contact jdempsey@carlowcoco.ie.

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Buggy Buddies Bagenalstown

Date: Tue 4 Jun 2024 – Tue 9 Jul 2024
Time: 10:00am – 11:00am
Location: Patric Injury Clinic and Fitness Centre, Bagenalstown, R21 X788

Carlow Sports Partnership, in collaboration with Patric Fitness, is excited to offer a 6-week Buggy Buddies programme in Bagenalstown. These classes provide a safe, fun, and social setting to increase fitness.

Benefits:

  • Improve fitness levels
  • Enjoy a safe and fun exercise environment
  • Socialise with other parents

Cost: €15.00 for 6 weeks
What to Bring: Water, comfortable clothing and footwear, and a buggy or secure seat for the baby
Parking: Available onsite

Note: Limited spaces available. Booking is essential. For additional queries, contact jdempsey@carlowcoco.ie.

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Go For Life Games

Go for Life Games Carlow

Starting this Tuesday at St. Fiacc’s Hall, Graiguecullen – Open to All!

The Carlow Go For life Games kicks off this Tuesday at 12:30 in St. Fiacc’s Hall, Graiguecullen and is open to eveyone. The Go For Life Games is a games comprise of three games, Malai, Scidil, and Flisk:

  1. Malai: An adaption of the game of Cornhole Events
  2. Scidil: An adaption of Ten-Pin Bowling and Skittles
  3. Flisk: An adaption of Frisbee and Horseshoe Pitching

This 8 week program will finish up with a team travelling to represent Carlow at the National Finals in DCU on June 8th.

We’d love to see a crowd join us for the first session. No need to book but if you have any questions, reach out to Jennifer on jdempsey@carlowcoco.ie or 087 – 1712529.

Check out the video below from our colleagues at Cork Sports Partnership to get a taste of what we’ll be doing.


Discover Strength and Vitality: Join the Forever Fit Resistance Training Classes!

Are you ready to enhance mobility, boost bone mineral density, and increase strength? Look no further! Our tailored resistance weight training classes are designed specifically for individuals over 60, focusing on improving overall fitness and well-being.

Class Schedule:

  • Myshall Location:
    • When: Wednesdays & Fridays
    • Time: 12 PM – 1 PM
    • Where: Myshall Community Centre
    • Duration: April 10th – June 28th
    • Cost: €70 for a 12-week block (€30 deposit required, balance payable in instalments)
    • Contact: Call 0871712529 or email jdempsey@carlowcoco.ie
    • Registration Link: Book Now
  • South County Carlow Location:
    • When: Wednesdays & Fridays
    • Time: 2 PM – 3 PM
    • Where: Newtown Community Centre, R95 TD21
    • Duration: April 10th – June 28th
    • Cost: €70 for a 12-week block (€30 deposit required, balance payable in installments)
    • Contact: Call 0871712529 or email jdempsey@carlowcoco.ie
    • Registration Link: Book Now

Why Choose Forever Fit?

  • Expert-led classes tailored for seniors.
  • Focus on improving mobility, bone density, and strength.
  • Convenient timings to fit into your schedule.
  • Affordable pricing with flexible payment options.
  • Join a supportive community committed to health and wellness.

Don’t miss out on this opportunity to invest in your health and vitality. Reserve your spot today and embark on a journey to a stronger, healthier you!