The 2018 European Week of Sport and Physical Activity will be celebrated across Ireland from 22nd-30th September 2018.

The aim of EWOS is to promote sport and physical activity across Europe. The Week is for everyone, regardless of age, background or fitness level. With a focus on grassroots initiatives, it will inspire Europeans to #BeActive on a regular basis and create opportunities in peoples' everyday lives to exercise more. As an annual event, the European Week of Sport will inspire all kinds of creative and exciting events and activities in different countries.

This September we are once again teaming up with Sport Ireland to celebrate European Week of Sport. 

During this week our Go for Life programme will be organising a number of “I’ve always wanted to try …..” events where individuals and groups are invited to take part in a range of sports for the first time.  Events planned include: 

  • sailing
  • kayaking
  • skiing 
  • canoeing
  • over 50's swim and water sports in Clontarf Baths
  • orienteering
  • horse riding
  • go for life games in Kerry

We would encourage everyone to use the opportunity of the week to get involved in sport and to get active. 

You can find out more about all the 2018 European Week of Sport happening in Ireland on the Sport Ireland event listing, or keep reading to find out about our past activities to promote EWOS.  

Everyone is encouraged and invited to get involved and participate in their local events, so get out and #BEACTIVE!


EWOS 2016 and 2017
You can find out more about our 2017 European Week of Sport activities in our blog piece, or keep reading to find out about our past activities to promote EWOS.  

In 2016 European Week of Sport ran between the 10th and 18th September and Go For Life organised a range of different activities for PALs all over Ireland.  


Clay Pigeon Shooting: Members of the Dunboyne Men's Shed had a great day clay pigeon shooting in Ballivor, Co Meath.

Archery: The Irish Wheelchair Association in Clane tried their hand at archery in Abbeyfield Archery. Multyfarnham Active Retirement members enjoyed a day's archery in Lir Archers.

Badminton: Baldoyle Men's Shed took part in a Badminton taster session in their local National Badminton Centre which is on their doorstep.

Cricket: Mary and Bridie who are both PALs and FitLine mentors, enjoyed a taster cricket session led by Naomi from Cricket Leinster out on the green in Balbriggan Co Dublin.

High Ropes and Skyfall: Keith and Sean get our "daredevil accolade" after they were put through their paces doing High Ropes and Skyfall in Killary Adventure Centre.

Horse Riding: Mary hadn't been on a horse since she was 10 but she tried horse riding again and loved it. Thanks to Ballyjenning stables in Balinrobe .

Try a Dive: Nuala completed "Try a Dive" in Portmarnock Leisure Centre led by Portmarnock Sub Aqua Club. Nuala had only learned to swim three years ago and now she can say she has completed an underwater dive. Well done Nuala!

Line Dancing: Members of the older persons group in the West Clare Family Recourse Centre stepped it out at a taster line dancing session in their local hall.

Kayaking: Alison completed kayaking in Tanagh Outdoor Education centre in Cavan.




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