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Urban Outdoor Adventure Initiative

The 'Urban Outdoor Adventure Initiative' aims to create and enhance outdoor recreation opportunities for people with disabilities and youth groups in Cork City. This project is funded through Sport Ireland Dormant Accounts Fund and guided by the Sport Ireland Sport & Physical Activity in the Outdoors Policy.

This Urban Outdoor Initiative is coordinated by Cork Sports Partnership in association with the following partner organisations; Cork Education and Training Board, Cork City Council, Cork Healthy Cities, IWA Sport, COPE Foundation, Foroige and Youth Work Ireland. Together this working group consulted with key stakeholders to design a suite of programmes to meet the interests and needs of the target group. 

The below programme of activities aims to support youth and people with a disability to enjoy sport and physical activity opportunities along the River Lee. The focus for the current initiative will focus on the following:

  1. Bádoireacht
  2. Cycling 
  3. Kayaking
  4. Yoga 
  5. Angling
  6. Orienteering 

Bádoireacht - Youth Rowing Programme 

  • Delivered in partnership with Meitheral Mara 
  • Who: Youth aged 12-24yrs
  • Duration: 6 Week Programme Delivered one session per week 
  • Dates: Commencing Wednesday 30th Sept until Wednesday 28th Oct 
  • Event: Youth Culminating Event will take place on Satursday 31st October
  • To Register: Email badoireacht@meithealmara.ie 
  • Fully Booked!

Learn To Cycle 

  • Who: Children and Teens with Disabilities
  • Aimed to assist children and teens to learn to cycle independently 
  • Duration: 6 Week Programme
  • Location: Holy Cross School, Mahon
  • Dates: Commencing Wednesday 16th Sept until Wednesday 21st Oct
  • To Register Visit: www.corksports.ie/learn-to-cycle-programme 
  • Fully Booked!

WHEELS FOR ALL 

  • As part of the Sport Inclusion Programme, Cork Sports Partnership have handcycles available for rental. 
  • Handcycles are powered by the arms and support people with reduced mobility to enjoy cycling. See details HERE
  • If you are interested in trying out a handcycle, please contact Sports Inclusion Disability Officer Kate Feeney kfeeney@corksports.ie

Kayaking 

  • Delivered in partnership with Kinsale OEC and Cork Training and Education Board
  • Who: Youth Groups in Cork City 
  • Duration: 6 week programme delivered one session per week
  • Day & Time: Wednesday 2-4pm
  • Dates: Beginning Wednesday 7th, 14th, 21st Oct, 4th, 11th, 18th November  
  • To Register Email: cgeraghty@corksports.ie
  • Fully Booked!

KAYAKING 

  • Delivered in partnership with Kinsale OEC
  • Who: People with a disability  
  • Duration: 6 week programme delivered one session per week
  • Programme 1: Wednesday 11-1pm
    • Dates include: Wednesday 7th, 14th, 21st Oct, 4th, 11th, 18th November  
    • Open to adults with intellectual disabilities 
    • Fully Booked!
  • Programme 2: Thursday 11-1pm
    • Dates include: Thursday 8th, 15th, 22nd Oct, 5th, 12th, 19th November  
    • Open to adults with physical disabilities 
    • Limited Spaces Available 
  • To Register Email: kfeeney@corksports.ie  

YOGA: 

  • Delivered in partnership with Alchemy School of Yoga and Headway
  • Who: People with a Brain Injury   
  • Duration: 12 week programme delivered one session per week 
  • Fully Booked!

YOGA 

  • Delivered in partnership with Himalaya Yoga Valley and Down Syndrome Cork Field of Dreams
  • Who: Adults with Intellectual disabilities 
  • Duration: 6 week programme delivered one session per week Wednesday 10-11am
  • To Register Email: kfeeney@corksports.ie  

Angling:

  • Delivered in partnership with Glanmire Salmon & Trout Anglers Association 
  • This programme will aim to provide Angling Cast Skills Programme Level 1 to Level 3 (Modified)
  • People with a Disability:
    • Programme due to commence 8th October - 20th November (6 Week Duration)
    • Day: Thursday 1:30-3:30pm 
    • Fully Booked!
  • To Register Email: kfeeney@corksports.ie

Orienteering: 

  • Group Orienteering Opportunities available HERE 
  • New Event Details Coming Soon...

 

This Urban Outdoor Initiative also aims to empower and enable staff in disability services and youth settings in Cork. Cork Sports Partnership are delighted to welcome participants to complete the following Training and Education Opportunities: 

  • Walk Leader Training, See details available HERE 
  • Sports Inclusion and Disability Awareness, See details available HERE 
  • Autism In Sport, See details available HERE 
  • Get Autism Active
  • Ready To Go Orienteering
  • Leave No Trace

For more information on any of the above, please contact Sports Inclusion Disability Officer, Kate Feeney kfeeney@corksports.ie 

 

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