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Walk for Life Summer 2024!

Published: May 20, 2024

Walk for Life is back!
We host our Walk for Life series regularly throughout the year, typically in Spring, Summer & Autumn.

The aim of the series is to give people the opportunity to create links with others in their locality and experience some of the wonderful Waterford Walks.


Dunmore East 
Tuesday 11th June @10.30am
Meeting at Indulge Cafe

Tuesday 18th June @10.30am
Meeting at Supervalu car park

Tuesday 25th June @10.30am
Meeting at the public toilets on the Promenade

Glenshelane Woods Walk
Tuesday 2nd July@10.30am
Meeting at the Car Park

St. John’s River Walk | Waterford City
Tuesday 9th July @10.30am
Meeting at the Kingfisher Club Car Park

Anne Valley Walk
Tuesday 16th July @10.30am
Meeting at Eco Park Car Park

COST PER WALK: €5 includes tea/coffee/scone


All places MUST be booked in advance, if you need help booking, please contact Liz McEnaney on 087 739 6050
or email by 12pm the Monday before each walk.

PLEASE NOTE: The walks will go ahead WEATHER PERMITTING –  please contact Liz before travelling if in doubt.


Summer Camp Assistance Programme 2024

Published: May 1, 2024
The Summer Camp Access Programme is available for children aged 6-12 years with mild to moderate disabilities. The camps allow children with disabilities to participate in mainstream summer camps with the provision of SNA support. Assistance towards the provision of an SNA is available for the following camps: Kingfisher Club, FAI, GAA Cul Camps, SETU Arena. The camps will take place over the summer months, with thirty children being supported to access one of the camps.
The link to register your interest will go live at 10am on Monday May 6th and close on Sunday 19th May.

Places are limited and are offered on a first come first served basis

Please note: Completion of the Registration Form does not guarantee a place on a camp. Once registered, Jordan will be in contact. You must then register your child with their chosen camp and pay. You will have one week (20th-26th May) to register and pay for your chosen camp otherwise the place will go to another child.

Closing date for applications is Sunday 19th May @9pm.

For more information please contact:
Jordan Kelly on or call Jordan on 086 1675642


St. Declan’s Way Walks | Book Now!

Published: April 30, 2024

Join us for a series of 8/10km looped walks of moderate difficulty

at various sections along the Waterford section of St. Declan’s Way.

Sunday 19th May @10am | Melleray
Sunday 23rd June @10am | Lismore
Sunday 21st July @10am | Aglish
Sunday 18th August @10am | Ballycurrane
Sunday 29th September @10am | Ardmore

Participants will require hiking boots and will need to bring water and a packed lunch

€6pp | Book your place HERE now

Liz McEnaney on 087 739 6050 or email

NOW Booking – First Aid Training

Published: April 29, 2024

We are running the following First Aid Courses over the summer months:


Rescue Emergency Care (REC) 3

Location: Waterford Marine Search and Rescue
Unit 10, Park Road Business Park, Park Rd, Newtown, Waterford, X91 WR62
Dates: Saturday 15th June | 9am to 7.30pm &  Sunday 16th June | 9am to 5pm
Time: 9 -5pm
Cost: €75
Course Facilitators: Mediforce

Rescue Emergency Care (REC 3)
REC 3 is an intensive two day course that is targeted at those working or operating in remote environments. The course is designed to teach participants how to handle scenarios where help may be 4-6hrs away. Course content includes: Scene management, DR ABCD’s, Safe Airway, CPR & AED, Choking, Spinal injuries, Burns, Bleeds, Shock, evacuation methods and more.

Basic First Aid Course and PHECC Cardiac First Response – Community

Location: Park Hotel
Date: Saturday 20th July
Time: 9-5pm
Cost: €50
Course Facilitators: Basic First Aid Solutions

Rescue Emergency Care (REC) 1

Location: The Park Hotel | Dungarvan
Date: 21st September
Time: 9-5pm
Cost: €50
Course Facilitators: Mediforce

Basic First Aid Course (REC 1)
REC 1 is a basic first aid course is designed with people who may work or operate in more rural/remote sports environments in mind. The course covers, Scene Management, Health & Safety, First Aid Principals, CPR, Safe Airway position, choking, bleeds and wound management, vital signs and possible real life scenarios.

Book HERE now!

Liz McEnaney on  087 739 6050 or email






Physical Activity for Health Pilot Project | Podcast

Published: April 23, 2024

NEW Podcast Episode Just Released!
Physical Activity for Health Officers, Sinéad Brannigan (Waterford Sports Partnership) and Ben Hunt (Sports Active Wexford) were invited as guests onto the ISESA Podcast to discuss the Physical Activity for Health pilot project with host Bruce Wardrop.
The ongoing work within the local sports partnerships is frequently mentioned in the podcast and snippets of information is shared about the Sport Ireland & HSE supported physical activity for health pilot project that is currently underway in six local sports partnerships (Waterford, Wexford, Limerick, Wicklow, Longford, Mayo).

Activator Pole Programmes | Book now!

Published: April 22, 2024


Activator Pole Walking is suitable for adults of different abilities.
We will explore how Activator Poles can improve your:
Aerobic Fitness | Mobility | Strength | Balance

Lismore Library | Starting Wednesday 15th May @ 11:30am
Dungarvan Library | Starting Thursday 30th May @ 11am
Central Library | Lady Lane | Waterford |  Starting Friday 24th May @ 10am
Tramore Meeting @ the Prom (beside Molly’s Café)| Starting Friday 24th May | 12pm


Liz McEnaney on 087 739 6050 or email


Chair Based Exercise Lismore

Published: April 22, 2024


Classes are designed to improve movement, body control, flexibility and range
of motion. Classes are completed seated and aim to be accessible to all levels.

Starting Friday 10th May | 2.30 to 3.30pm
@ Lismore Heritage Centre


Liz McEnaney on 087 739 6050 or email

Communication Boards

Published: April 18, 2024

Waterford Sports Partnership in conjunction with Waterford City and County Council, have designed and installed Communication Boards in playgrounds throughout Waterford City & County.

A communication board is a form of AAC (augmentative and alternative communication) that non-verbal people use to communicate with. The communication boards consist of symbols, pictures and or photos that enable non-speaking or minimally speaking children to communicate with those around them. The boards feature a variety of graphics representing feelings, actions, activities, and question symbols. By pointing to a specific image or symbol, those with speech and language difficulties will be able to communicate with those around them and minimise frustrations or misunderstandings. These communication boards will not only make our playgrounds more inclusive but will raise awareness, offer social and emotional growth as well as support socialisation opportunities.

Local councillor Frank Quinlan said “that he was committed to the campaign since receiving the request where he highlighted that this initiative is something that could make a huge difference to a child’s day. There are lots of kids that are non-verbal and have special needs and it’s a way of communicating with their parents or with people, for example if they want to go to the toilet, they can point at the boards and the symbols will show what they want to do if the [children] can’t express what they want to say. I’m delighted to see them rolled out across the parks and playgrounds”.

For more information please contact Jordan on 086 167 5642

Bike Week 2024

Published: April 17, 2024

National Bike Week is a celebration and promotion of all that’s great about bikes and cycling. Held over an extended week each year, with bike themed events organised by local authorities, community groups and cycling groups throughout Ireland.

This year, Bike Week begins on Saturday 11th May finishing on Sunday 19th. Over the week, a range of cycling activities, events and workshops will take place across the county. There will be activities for all ages and levels from new to advanced cyclist planned by Waterford City and County Council and Waterford Sports Partnership

In total, we are planning 19 events with 13 events open to the public. Opportunities include: Learn to Cycle for People with a Disability, Schools Bike Maintenance Workshops, Women and Men Social Cycle Programmes, Women  Only Bike maintenance and a Lunchtime Cycle.

All events are free and if you have no bike, no problem, we have access to some bikes that we can loan to you free of charge!


For more information please call Peter Jones (WSP) on 087 214 2385  or Jemma Jacob (WCCC) on 087 214 2385



Wheels for Hire

Published: April 4, 2024

We are delighted to be able to offer FREE Hire of a Beach Wheelchair, Trike and Running Buggy.

The Beach Wheelchair is available in Tramore FIND OUT MORE HERE

The Trike is available at SETU Arena in Carriganore FIND OUT MORE HERE

The Running Buggy is available at SETU Arena in Carriganore FIND OUT MORE HERE


Waterford Sports Partnership

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Civic Offices
Co. Waterford
Tel: 058 21194

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Regional Sports Centre
Cork Road

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