Active Communities

Get Active: Active Communities

The concept for active communities is to get communities involved in Sport and Physical Activities using the resources at their doorsteps. In the coming months, we will be looking at a number of communities to work with them to get Sport and Physical Activity accessible.If you think your community is up to the task, please give John Sweeney a call or email to discuss.

Get Ireland Cycling – Bike Week – June 2020 

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

Cycling is fun. Did you know that – Anyone from 6 to 100 year olds can ride a bike; – Its a perfect chance to spend quality time with family; – Biking is a very flexible form of exercise.

From free bike checks, fun cycles, lunchtime city rides, heritage cycles, electric bike races, school cycling events, bike festivals, road races and much more. There’s something for every age and ability. Join the fun at this year’s Bike Week. Where will your bike take you?

Get Ireland Walking

Walking is the easiest way to get moving and get active and we are here to help get you started. We can provide you with advice on starting walking to feel better, and we have all the information you need to start a walking group – so you can get fit with friends. We also work with community groups within Clare who wish to come together to use the underutilised tracks and trails locally, while also reaping the benefits of green exercise.


Adventure Walk App

Through funding secured from Healthy Ireland and administered through LCDC & Clare County Council we have expanded the Adventure Walks Clare Smartphone App to 15 locations throughout the county. With 80 trails to choose from in the county there has never been a better opportunity to get out and get active with all the family. The App encourages parents and their children to walk or run up to 2km around the 15 venues, whilst playing a treasure hunt game. 

The 80 trails featured on the free app include adventures designed for families with children aged between 6 and 14. Family friendly parklands, forests and beached from east to west of county Clare have up to 8 trails each. Trails are located at Killaloe, Flagmount, Lees Road – Ennis, Mountshannon, Dromore Woods, Lahinch, Kilrush and many more

 After choosing and ‘Adventure Walk’, players move within their real world surroundings, with their location showing on the game’s map by using your phone’s GPS. When a player encounters a map marker, a question appears. Answer 10 questions to complete a trai. So far Clare families have completed over 450 Adenture Walks, that’s 900km walked- the distance from Ennis to Paris!


The trails app can be played in the following locations with some locations having a number of different trails (the number in brackets)

Lees Road (8) Killaloe (6) Spanish Point (2) Cratloe (6) Ballybeg (4) Lisdoonvarna (2) Kilrush (8) 12 O’Clock Hills (6) Mountshannon (8) Kilkee (2) Mooghaun Hilfort (8) Dromore (8) Flagmount (4) Lahinch (2) Lissycasey (6)

For Apple phones click this link to download the FREE app

For Android phones click this link to download the FREE app

Operation Get Clare Active

Operation Get Clare Active takes place in January of each year for an eight week period, led by Clare Sports Partnership. This year we are operating out of 4 centres – Ennis, Shannon, Killaloe and Lahinch. The theme of the programme this year will be walking for fitness. 

The programme will run at the following:

Location                                            Commencing                          Time                         Venue
Kilrush                                                Monday 6th Jan                       7.00pm                     Active Kilrush Walking Track
Shannon                                            Monday 6th Jan                        6.00pm                    Shannon Leisure Centre
Lisdoonvarna                                    Tuesday 7th Jan                        TBC                          TBC
Doora Barefield                                Wednesday 8th Jan                   8.00pm                   St. Josephs GAA Gurteen
Lahinch                                               Thursday 9th Jan                      7.00pm                   Lahinch Promenade Car Park
Killaloe                                                 Saturday 11th Jan                    10.30am                Clarisford Park

To register for any of the walk programmes, follow this link

Also, as part of Operation Transformation Nationwide Walks Campaign, join us on our annual ‘Operation Get Clare Active’ walk.

When & Where: January 18th @11am
The Cascades, Lissycasey


These FREE weekly timed events take place every Saturday at 9.30am in up to 60 locations across the country. We have three locations within Clare – John O Sullivan Active Ennis Sports and Amenity Park, Lees Rd (Ennis), Clarisford Park (Killaloe), and Vandeleur Gardens (Kilrush). You can run, walk, stroll, or amble. Bring the kids, bring the buggies, you can even bring the dog! You can use chipped timing to help motivate you and increase fitness levels, or just enjoy the social aspect of the looped route. You MUST REGISTER in order to take part. Link –

Men on the Move

This community based programme helps develop opportunities, and encourages men of 50yrs + to participate in sport and physical activity. It aims to enhance provision in sport and physical activity for men who no longer participate in sport, providing them with access to diverse, fulfilling, and inclusive sporting opportunities. It assists in raising awareness of opportunities within the community, while also building on social inclusion, increasing participation levels of men in physical activity, and promoting access to less competitive sporting groups.

Meet and Train

If you are interested in progressing from walking to jogging/running then why not join one of the many local meet and train groups throughout Clare. Such locations include Ennis, Shannon, Tulla, Scariff, Carron, Sixmilebridge, Kilnaboy, Killaloe, and Lissycasey. Contact our office for more information.

Community Youth

Children and Young People need to be active in sports and physical activity for at least 60 Minutes, Every Day! Recent research as part of the 2018 Children’s Sport Participation and Physical Activity Study (CSPPA) found that only 17% of Primary Aged Children and only 10% of Post Primary Aged Children, meet this requirement. To help more children achieve this 60 minutes, parents and guardians need to encourage them to engage in diverse Sport and Physical activity opportunities.


Multi-Activity Sports Camp – 

Our Free summer camps are not just about particaption or movemnet, but on the social developmnet of children, improving team work skills, and enhancing the child’s enjoyment of Physical Activity. This camp is for children aged 4-8yrs (child must be 4yrs+ on 1st day of camp). Follow this link to register your child. 



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