Sports & Fitness

Info on accessible sports and fitness activities in your local area.


Wicklow Local Sports Partnership

Information on accessible and inclusive sports and fitness programmes and events across Co. Wicklow.                                                                                                                                                                                                                     

Offer free CARA Disability Inclusion workshops and training for sports and fitness clubs.


Active Disability Ireland

Their aim is that people with disabilities have equal opportunity and choice to be physically active.

Deliver a wide range of inclusive training and education workshops across the Sport, Fitness, Adventure and Education sectors.

Programmes: Active Healthy Me, Xcessible, Xcessible Toolkit.


CARA Sport Inclusion Ireland 

National organisation that works to increase sport and physical activity opportunities for people with disabilities.  Website has information and fitness resources, templates and fact sheets to help fitness facilities and clubs improve their accessibility for people with disabilities.

In November 2022 they launched this Xcessible Club Toolkit to support clubs to create a fully inclusive club for people with disabilities. .

Provide disability inclusion workshops for the sport, fitness, adventure and education sectors – available free in Co. Wicklow via the Wicklow Local Sports Partnership (see link above).


Shoreline Leisure Bray


Shoreline Leisure Greystones website Sports Clubs page


Festina Lente 

Equestrian centre offering Therapeutic Horse Riding; riding lessons for children and adults with disabilities; Supported Helper Programme; Mobile Equine Outreach Programme; Equine Assisted Learning Programme; Equine Facilitated Education Programme; QQI accredited training programmes. 


Happy Hooves Therapeutic Riding Enniskerry

Tailor-made riding sessions for children with additional needs.


Irish Wheelchair Association

Provide opportunities for children and adults with a physical disability to participate in sports such as Wheelchair Rugby, Wheelchair Basketball, Para Athletics, Para Powerlifting, Para Swimming, Para Archery, Para Table Tennis and Boccia.


Lakers Social & Recreational Club

Sports, social and recreational club for children and adults with an intellectual disability.


National Disabled Angling Facility Aughrim 

Specially constructed pathways enable anglers with a physical disability to access the lakeside. 


Riding for the Disabled Association

Provides the opportunity for individuals with physical or intellectual disabilities to horse ride or carriage drive.


Special Olympics

Special Olympics clubs in North Wicklow include Festina Lente and Bray Lakers.


Sports Ireland Outdoors website 

Find trails, with info on accessibility


Vision Sports Ireland

National Governing Body for sport and leisure activities for blind or vision impaired people in Ireland. They run a wide range of activities, including online classes. website: Outdoors

Info on outdoor activities in Wicklow. They list a range of activities for vision impaired people, including online classes. 


Wheelchair friendly trails: All Trails


Sports & Fitness News

Poster with smiling man in swimming pool holding a dumbell, words Aqua Aerobics for people with chronic pain and programme details.

Aqua aerobics for people with chronic pain

December 12, 2023Wicklow Local Sports Partnership is running an eight-week aqua aerobics programme for people with chronic pain, starting on 12th February 2023. The aim is to increase physical activity opportunities for…... Read More
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New Vision Impaired PE Teaching Guide launched

December 12, 2023Vision Sports Ireland have launched a Vision Impaired Physical Education Teaching Guide – developed to give readers the skills and confidence to teach students who are blind or vision impaired…... Read More
Photo of young woman with hard hat on rope climbing, with words Vision Sports Ireland Youth Leadership Programme 2023

Vision Sports Ireland Youth Leadership Programme

September 13, 2023Vision Sports Ireland’s 2023 Youth Leadership Programme will take place over six weeks starting on Sunday 24th September and will be open to participants aged 13-17 years. You have to…... Read More
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CARA Disability Inclusion Training

May 9, 2023Wicklow Local Sports Partnership is offering an online CARA Disability Inclusion workshop on Wednesday 17th May 2023 from 7-9.30pm.  The training is aimed at sports coaches, volunteers, SNAs , parents/carers…... Read More
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Meet the Guests

April 13, 2023Fundraiser event to get a specialised racing handbike for local man Galen English to allow him to race and compete in cycle racing. Get your tickets here:  At this…... Read More
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Bray Lakers free hockey classes

January 25, 2023Bray Lakers and Bray Hockey Club are running a free four-week programme for players with intellectual disabilities aged 10 and over, starting on 19th February 2023. The classes will run…... Read More
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Active Healthy Me programme

December 12, 2022A new programme called ‘Active Healthy Me’ provides information for people with disabilities on the importance and benefits of being physically active, how to live a healthy lifestyle and the…... Read More
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New Accessible Toolkit for Sports Clubs

November 24, 2022Does your sports club need support and guidance on how to become more inclusive? CARA Sport Inclusion Ireland have launched an Xcessible Club Toolkit for sports clubs. The toolkit is…... Read More
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Vision Sports Awareness Training

November 9, 2022Online workshop on 22nd November from 7-8pm. Vision Sports Awareness Training is designed to educate coaches, volunteers and teachers on vision impairment and how small adaptations to sport and physical…... Read More
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Cycling classes for children with a disability

September 15, 2022Wicklow Local Sports Partnership are offering a 6-week cycling course for children, starting in Bray on 20th September 2022. Priority for bookings will be given to children with a disability…... Read More
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Gaelic Games #signmeup ISL Initiative

August 4, 2022An Tochar GAA Club Wicklow, Irish Deaf Society, Wicklow Sports and Recreation Partnership, The GAA, The Camogie Association, The Ladies Gaelic Football Association (LGFA) and Wicklow GAA Health & Wellbeing Committee, have launched…... Read More
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Wicklow Sport Ability Forum

July 27, 2021Calling all Inclusive Sports Clubs and Disability Physical Activity Groups! Wicklow Sports & Recreation Partnership is looking to bring a group of like minded people together (only four meetings a…... Read More
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Leinster Rugby Inclusion Camps

June 1, 2021The Bank of Ireland Leinster Rugby Inclusion Camps provide children with all disabilities aged between eight and 12, with a fun-filled three days of rugby during the summer holidays. The…... Read More
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Sport Ireland survey on diversity and inclusion in sport

April 22, 2021Sport Ireland is developing a policy to complement the ongoing work of promoting diversity and inclusion in sport. Whether you are involved in sport or not, they’d like you to…... Read More
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Vision Sports Ireland classes

March 4, 2021Vision Sports Ireland supported by Wicklow Sports & Recreation Partnership are delighted to continue to increase the range of online physical activity classes available to adults who are blind and…... Read More
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Healthy Ireland fitness classes for adults with a disability

February 12, 2021As part of the Healthy Ireland National Campaign to Keep Well, Wicklow Sports & Recreation Partnership is running free, inclusive classes for adults with a disability for four weeks starting…... Read More
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Free Sport Inclusion/Disability Awareness Workshop

July 7, 2020CARA is offering a free online Sport Inclusion & Disability Awareness workshop on 16th July 2020. Participants will gain increased awareness of people with disabilities taking part in sport and…... Read More