Keeping Cork Active
Keeping Cork Active

Watersports Inclusion Video Series

Title: Sports Inclusion Disability Officer – Cliona Horan


In this video, Cliona Horan, Sports Inclusion Disability Officer (SIDO) with Cork Sports Partnership outlines;

– The role of the SIDO

– The importance of collaboration and partnership

– Current Watersports inclusion programmes and hopes for the future.


Title: Kinsale Sailability Coordinator – Donal Hickey


Sailability Kinsale is a group of adapted sailors within Kinsale Yacht club that sail, race and meet up for social events on a regular basis from April-Oct. The adapted boats on offer include Hansas, squibs and accessible powerboating.

In this video, Donal Hickey, coordinator of Sailability Kinsale outlines.

– History of accessible sailing in Knsale Yacht Club

– Collaboration to date with Cork Sports Partnership

– Advice for clubs & groups on becoming more inclusive


Title: Surf 2 Heal Garretstown director- Tessa Kingston


In this video, Tessa Kingston, Director of Surf 2 Heal Garretstown outlines;

– What Surf 2 Heal is and the impact it has on participants and volunteers.

– Advice for clubs & groups on becoming more inclusive

– The importance of collaboration, partnership and community.


Title: Kinsale Outdoor Education Instructor-James Keane


In this video, James Keane, Kinsale Outdoor Education Center instructor outlines:

 -Inclusive activities on offer at Kinsale OEC and how they originated.

  -Advice for clubs & groups on becoming more inclusive and the benefits of inclusion.

Kinsale Outdoor education centre is part of the Cork ETB and offers a number of inclusive programmes and training opportunities for people with disabilities. Some of these programmes to note are, inclusive kayaking sessions, watersport inclusion family days, powerboat trips and training courses.


Title: Sailing into Wellness General Manager -James Lyons


-Work areas of Sailing into Wellness and scope of inclusive activities.

-Challenges of the inclusion sector, overcoming these and impact of programmes.

– What success means to sailing into Wellness.

Sailing into Wellness is a nationwide sailing organisation that provides open water voyage opportunities to vulnerable groups and organisations.


For more information please contact:

  • Name: Cliona Horan, Sports Inclusion Disability Officer (SIDO)
  • Email:
  • Phone: 086-7947923
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