Free Zumba Classes O55s

During the month of May and as part of the Bealtaine Festival, Dún Laoghaire Rathdown Sports Partnership in partnership with Dun Laoghaire Rathdown County Council are holding a number of free online taster activity sessions for the over 55s. Please see the flyer attached to view all the available classes.

These free online classes take place each Monday at 10am during May. Next class is Zumba on Monday 10th May at 10am. To book or for more information: https://tasterzumba10may.eventbrite.ie

Couch to 3K

As spring has arrived why not put a spring in your step why not embrace Dun Laoghaire Rathdown Sports Partnerships new CouchTo3K programme. It is a free walk to jog 6-week programme for adults starting the week of Monday 12th of April 2021.

What is a Couch to 3K?

Whether you have never jogged before or if you just want to get more active, Couch to 3K is an easy way of getting more energy and feeling healthier. This programme is for everyone, who would like to get from walking to jogging, but might be a little unsure on how to get started. The programme works because it is not just focused on running, it starts with a mix of walking and jogging to gradually build up your fitness & stamina. It is aimed at beginners and based on your time and ability to participate.

How will it Work?

Firstly, you just sign up through Eventbrite at the following link: https://dlr-couch-to-3k-april.eventbrite.ie

We will then contact you by email outlining all you need to know. Each week you will be sent the Training Plan, Warm Up, Cool Down exercises as well as other helpful and motivational tips. You will invited to a WhatsApp group to help keep you motivated and guide you through the programme. We will also check in with you to see how you are getting on and we are always available to answer any queries you have throughout the 6-week programme.

What is the Training Plan?

The plan involves 3 sessions of mixing brisk walking with jogging each week, with a day of rest in between. There is a different schedule each week building up your fitness and stamina to complete the end goal of reaching a 3K as per the plan. We will send that on to you every week with exactly what you will have to do.

What are the Benefits?

There are plenty of benefits from getting into jogging. For starters, It is an easy way of improving your physical health. It requires little equipment, but a good pair of runners will help improve comfort and foot support.

Jogging regularly will improve the health of your heart and lungs. It can also help you lose weight, especially if combined with a healthy diet. There’s evidence it may help increase bone density in some people, which can protect against bone diseases like osteoporosis. There are also mental benefits of exercising outdoors. Taking on the challenge of Couch to 3K can help boost your confidence and self-belief, as you prove to yourself that you can set yourself a target and achieve a goal. Exercising regularly through activities like jogging can also be a great stress reliever and has even been shown to help combat depression.

*If returning to exercise or have any concerns about your health, please contact your GP before starting this programme.

*Please ensure to keep to within your local area and social distancing is always adhered to.

Sport Ireland Questionnaire

Sport Ireland are currently undertaking a review of the Coaching Development Programme for Ireland to ensure that it remains relevant to the needs of coaches, instructors and leaders and the players, athletes and participants they engage with.  As part of the review, we have engaged Humphrey Murphy from Irish Leisure Consultants to set up and run a stakeholder consultation process.  We are now looking for your assistance in this process.

It is important that we get as many responses from as wide a cross section of people as possible. Details are on the Sport Ireland Website at this link

The questionnaire will remain open until Tuesday 7th April.



Consultation on the dlr County Development Plan 2022-2028

The start of 2020 welcomes Dún Laoghaire-Rathdown (dlr) embarking on the process of reviewing the current Dún Laoghaire-Rathdown County Development Plan, 2016-2022, and preparing a new County Development Plan (CDP) 2022 – 2028.

It is important that residents, the business community, community groups,  interested parties and other stakeholders of Dún Laoghaire-Rathdown become involved in the preparation of the next County Development Plan at an early stage.  

To this end the Pre-Draft Consultation document “Have your Say” has been prepared. This document gives a broad overview of the main development issues impacting on the County to help stimulate public debate on what matters should be considered in the new Plan. Please see copy of the document attached or click here for the online copy

The Pre-Draft consultation process will run for eight weeks from Friday 3rd January 2020 to Friday 28th February 2020, and will include six Open Days at which the Development Plan Team will be available to provide advice and respond to any queries from the general public. For more information about the dates and locations of the Open days, please click here.