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Shed’s for Life Programme

Published: May 17, 2019


In April we embarked on the ‘Sheds for Life Programme. A joint initiative between Local Sports Partnerships, Get Ireland Walking and local men’s Sheds. The aim of the programme is to assist Men’s Shed members to get more physically active in their daily lives. We worked with four sheds in Waterford; Waterford Men’s Shed, Deise Men’s Shed, Waterford Estuary Men’s Shed and Dungarvan Men’s Shed. During the ten week programme the men took part in five ‘tutor led’ activities and were then went on to co-ordinate their own activities for a further five weeks.

On Monday 13th May, we coordinated a celebration day for the ten week ‘Sheds for Life’ Programme at WIT Arena. Seventeen men from the four sheds took part in a ninety minute fun activity session to mark the end of the 10 week programme which saw laughter and sweat in equal measure. The celebration day involved 25 minutes of Fun and Run hosted by Eoin Breathnach from Waterford GAA; WSP Development Officer, Peter Jones delivered some fun Go for Life games and Mark Barry from the FAI delivered some walking football to round off a great morning. It was also great to see our ‘Shed for Life’ tutors Shane Dineen, Lauren Walsh Kett and Brian O’Neill present and a big thank you to them for all of their hard work.The day was a great success and a suitable finale giving the men some more ideas to keep exercise as a natural part of their daily routine! Well done to all involved.

For more information please contact Peter Jones on 0761 10 2191 or pjones@waterfordsportspartnership.ie.

 

Walking

Published: December 5, 2018

Walk Your Way To A Healthier Lifestyle!

Walking is one of the easiest ways to be more physically active and plays a significant role in reducing the risk of heart disease. Walking is a great way to burn calories, tone arms and leg, but most importantly it is a form of exercise which requires no equipment, is accessible to everyone and is free. It is perfect for achieving and maintaining a healthier heart and a happier you. All you need is a good pair of shoes, comfortable clothing and desire!

Getting Started

If you can only walk for a couple of minutes and then you need to rest that’s OK. Where you start from isn’t important – it’s where you’re going that counts!

Try to walk on most days of the week – start with a 10-minute walk and gradually increase the time spent walking. Don’t overdo it on the first attempt. If very unfit start by walking every other day. Build it up bit-by-bit and set realistic goals.

To obtain health benefits a 30-minute walk daily is all that is needed. This can be broken down into 3 sessions of 10 minutes – that’s just as good.

How to fit 30 minutes walking into a busy day!
– Think before you drive less than a mile – walk to the local shop or post box
– Get off the bus a stop earlier
– Park the car further away from the supermarket
– Walk the children to school – walk at a fairly fast pace once you are on your own on the way back
– Take the stairs instead of the lift
– Go on foot. If you normally drive to see a friend who lives nearby, walk instead
– Enjoy a walking lunch – walk to the park and eat your sandwiches
– Walk to the shops the long way
– Throw away the remote control!

For more information on walking opportunities please contact Pauline Casey as follows:

Phone: 0761 10 2619 | Mobile: (086)7837385
Email: pcasey@waterfordsportspartnership.ie

Walk for Life 2019

Published: December 4, 2018

We host our Walk for Life series regularly throughout the year, typically in Autumn, Spring & Summer. Each series consists of four accessible walks for over 50’s and people with a disability.

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.

WALK FOR LIFE | SUMMER 2019

Walk for Life is back this Summer – Waterford Sports Partnership is hosting a series of walks for over 50’s and people with a disability, all which are fully accessible but be sure to check out the details before travelling.

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.

Tuesday 28th May @ 10.30am
Clonea Beach
Meeting at Dungarvan Rugby Club

Tuesday 4th June @ 10.30am
Tramore Beach
Meeting at the Car Park opposite the Majestic Hotel.

Tuesday 11th June @ 10.30am
Anne Valley Walk Dunhill
Meeting at the Car Park beside the fishing hut.

Tuesday 18th June @ 10.30am
Waterford Greenway Kilmacthomas
Meeting at the Workhouse Car Park.

Cost: €5 per walk: includes tea/coffee/scone & souvenir reusable water bottle

Booking Essential:
Please contact Pauline on 076 1102682 or Text Org Name & Participating Numbers to 086 7837385

For more information please contact:
Peter Jones on 0761 10 2191 or email pjones@waterfordsportspartnership.ie
or
Pauline Casey on 0761 10 2682 or email pcasey@waterfordsportspartnership.ie

**Please Note: Toilet Facilities may not be available at meeting point, please contact WSP for details in advance

Tramore Slí na Sláinte Route

Published: June 11, 2018

The Tramore Slí is a 4.9km route, which starts on Church Road and follows the coastline along the Doneraile Walk. On your immediate left you will see Tramore Strand, which stretches for almost 3 miles. In the distance you will notice the sand dunes, which are some of the highest dunes in Ireland. You will also see Tramore Promenade and Amusement Park. The Doneraile Walk is home to many historical features, which reflect the maritime nature of Tramore. An ancient canon gun lies on top of the cliff overlooking the entrance to the bay. On your right a Memorial Stone has been erected to commemorate the military victims of the Sea Horse Tragedy (1816) in Tramore Bay, when 363 people were drowned.At the end of the Doneraile Walk you will be greeted by a series of steps, which lead onto The Cove. A Haunted Well is located at the foot of the steps, so beware the spirits that are occasionally seen at midnight! Turning left towards Lady Elizabeth’s Cove you will notice the meandering ramps on the right. Proceed up the ramps, which will terminate at the Cliff Road. The Cliff Road runs parallel to the cliff face until it reaches the Guillameen, which formerly used to be a ‘male preserve’ but has since become a mixed bathing area. From the Guillameen you can see three 18 metre high pillars. The Metal Man (1824), perched on the pillar centre, warns mariners of the dangers of Tramore Bay. On leaving the Guillameen, turn left off the main road and down towards Newtown Glen. In the Glen, underneath the canopy of the trees and alongside the gently flowing stream, you will see some beautiful native flora and fauna. Continue along the woodland path and turn left once you reach the Cliff Road again. Turn right at next T-junction. Along this road you will encounter some of the many leisure facilities that Tramore boasts, namely Newtown Camping and Caravan Park, Newtown Golf Practice Range and Tramore Golf Club. On passing the golf club you will descend down Newtown Hill and back again onto Church Road where you will see the Anglican Christ Church (1850) on your left. The adjacent graveyard contains a Cenotaph to those who perished in the Sea Horse Tragedy.

 

Stradbally Slí na Sláinte Route

Published: June 11, 2018

The Slí begins at the Barrack Cross in Stradbally Village. On reading the mapsign, follow the directional signs up the hill where the Tramore coastline comes into view. On a clear day it is possible to see the Hook Head lighthouse from this point. Descend the hill to Ballyvooney Cove with views of Gull Island to your right. The route continues past the cove uphill, where you will be able to see the majestic Comeragh Mountains to your left. Keep going along this route to the junction of the coast road to Bonmahon, past the Littlewood Gardens where the route turns left. At the next junction take another left turn and you will pass Tobber Cill Eilbe and two Ogham Stones. Traditionally this Holy Well was thought to have curative properties on the Cunningham Farm. Continuing past the GAA centre and playing field you are now in view of the village once more. Descend the hill to bring you back to your start point where you can feel proud having completed the 4.6km.

Kilmacthomas Slí na Sláinte Route

Published: June 11, 2018

The Kilmacthomas Slí na Sláinte is a 5.5km route starting at the old post office in the centre of the village and continuing uphill towards the soccer field, where you will pass the first Km mark. Continue downhill, noticing the picturesque Comeragh Mountains to the right, towards Dooceys Bohereen and on to the cross.

Turn left onto the main road and pass the Stradbally junction (where a recent archaeological dig revealed a bronze-age settlement) and continue for over two km passing Bonmahon Cross and turning left at the next t-junction. Walking back towards Kilmacthomas village (the birthplace of Hollywood legend Tyrone Power!), notice the old woollen mill on the left, started by Lady Waterford. Turn left at the junction and cross the historic bridge over the River Mahon, this will take you back to your starting point at the old post office.

Walk for Life – Summer 2018

Published: June 11, 2018

We are hosting a series of four accessible walks for over 50’s and people with a disability. 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.

Walk for Life is back for Summer 2018
Waterford Sports Partnership is hosting a series of four accessible walks for over 50’s and people with a disability.

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

So, lace up your walking shoes and come along to a walk near you!

€3 per walk to include tea/coffee/scone

Booking essential.
Please contact Peter on 076 110 2191
or email pjones@waterfordsportspartnership.ie

Dungarvan Slí na Sláinte Route

Published: June 5, 2018

The Slí starts in Grattan Square – Exit the square by the Bank of Ireland into Bridge Street and proceed over the Portland Stone Bridge across the River. Walk along the causeway towards the traffic lights with the Harbour on your right and a view of Helvick Head across the Bay. Ahead is Cruachan, the Hill that overlooks the Town. Go through the traffic lights and after passing the petrol station turn left at Crotty’s Corner, the junction with the Coast Road.

On arriving at the By-Pass Road turn left. You will see Country Life on the left and on your right the Park Hotel. Cross the river and go straight through the roundabout passing McDonalds on the left and the Fire Station on your right. Go straight though the traffic lights and continue to next roundabout. On your right is the old Dungarvan Plant of Waterford Crystal. The Road on your left takes you back to town. Ahead you should see Helvick Head across the bay. At the final roundabout on the sea front, turn left to go back into town. After a short distance you will pass Dungarvan Nissan on your left and further along the Garda Station on your left. At the next junction, bear right by the school wall and at the Parish Church turn left down the hill of Mary Street to bring you back to Grattan Square

Waterford City Slí na Sláinte Route

Published: June 5, 2018

  1. Reginald’s Tower
  2. Clock Tower
  3. Waterford Treasures/Tourist Office
  4. Holy Trinity Cathedral
  5. Christ Church Cathedral
  6. Theatre Royal
  7. French Church 8
  8. City Hall
  9. City Council Offices
  10. Blackfriars Abbey
  11. Garter Lane Arts Centre
  12. Railway Station
  13. St.Patrick’s Church
  14. St. Patrick’s United Church
  15. Court House
  16. The Undercroft
  17. William Vincent Wallace Plaza
  18. Greyfriars Gallery
  19. Railway Square
  20. The Apple Market
  21. Bus Station
  22. The People’s Park

Slí na Sláinte

Published: June 5, 2018

Slí na Sláinte stands for ‘path to health’. Developed by the Irish Heart Foundation, it’s the way to make walking for leisure and good health even more enjoyable. Walking is a near perfect form of physical activity; it’s free, family friendly, suitable for all fitness levels and a great exercise for improving our heart health. Slí na Sláinte meaning Path to Health, aims to encourage people of all ages and abilities to walk more for health and leisure. The programme is divided in two elements – Walking route development and Walking Leader Training (KP insert link to training)


Walking Route Development
Mapped, measure walking routes aim to encourage people to incorporate more walking into their day.  A map board is located at the start of the walk to inform people of the distance and duration, signs are located at each kilometre point to encourage and motivate walkers while directional arrows guide people along the route.

There are five mapped routes in Waterford City and County.

CHECK THEM OUT BELOW…..

Waterford Sports Partnership

Waterford Sports Partnership (WSP) was established in 2002 by Sport Ireland (formerly the Irish Sports Council) as part of the Local Sports Partnership initiative with the aim of increasing participation in sport and physical activity in County Waterford.

 

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Waterford Sports Partnership Company Limited by Guarantee (CLG)
CRO Number: 378713

Registered Office –
Civic Offices
Dungarvan
Co. Waterford
Ireland

 

Contact Details

County Office:
Civic Offices
Dungarvan
Co. Waterford
Tel: 0761 10 2194

City Office:
Regional Sports Centre
Cork Road
Waterford
Tel: 0761 10 2682

Email: info@waterfordsportspartnership.ie
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