Inspired @South Dublin to be staged in Corkagh Park

By William O'Connor

A health and wellbeing event - Inspired @South Dublin - is  being held in Corkagh Park, Clondalkin on Saturday, September 14 from 11am to 4pm and is part of South Dublin County Council’s Health & Wellbeing Week 2019.

Hosted by South Dublin County Sports Partnership, in conjunction with Dublin’s Outdoors and SDCC, the event will have three themes – Inspire Us, Inspired Sport, and Inspired Wellness and will be packed with activities for people of all ages and abilities.

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Cllr Kenneth Egan, Ian Farrell (SDCSP), Mayor of SDCC Cllr Vicki Casserly, Kellie Harrington (Irish International Boxing Champion), Thos McDermott (SDCSP) and Lorna Robinson (Dublin’s Outdoors) at the Inspired @South Dublin Health & Wellness Festival Launch in Corkagh Park

Joining Inspired @South Dublin on the day for a series of sports talks will be a host of sports stars such as world champion boxer Kellie Harrington, Olympic silver medallist Kenneth Egan and Ireland’s European Youth Olympic champion Rhasidat Adeleke.

Dave and Steve Flynn from The Happy Pear will offer a food demonstration and talk, while Kate McDaid, nutritionist with Dublin GAA’s Senior Ladies and Longford Senior Men’s teams will offer her insights with a nutrition talk.

Representatives from several sporting bodies such as Athletics, Rowing, Volleyball, Cricket, Special Olympics, Boxing, and Tag Rugby will also be in attendance demonstrating their respective sport and providing information on how to participate locally.

This event is accessible to all ages and abilities, with food stalls, play areas for children, face painters and balloon makers. The event will conclude with a FREE Colour Run at 4pm.

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Inspired@SouthDublin Health and Wellness Festival is a ticketed event.

Free tickets can be booked by visiting http://inspiredsouthdublin.ie/

Our ‘Inspired Sport’ theme is where sporting bodies will demonstrate their respective sport and provide information to attendees on how they can participate locally,” said Ian Farrell, South Dublin County Sports Partnership Community Sports Officer. “Each sporting code will also provide information and demonstrations on how they can be adapted to include the participation of people with disabilities.”

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“Our ‘Inspire Us’ and ‘Inspired Wellness’ themes will offer a range of mass participation classes such as yoga, box fit, Pilates, and dance, as well as talks and Q&As to inspire people to live a healthier and more active lifestyle.”

“South Dublin County Sports Partnership and Dublin’s Outdoors are showcasing that sports, and physical activities are available to all regardless of age or ability,” said Mayor of South Dublin County Council, Cllr Vicki Casserly.

 “It is a perfect opportunity for everyone to try out a new sport or physical activity and listen to top athletes and leading professionals regarding sport, nutrition and mindfulness. It really promises to be a fun and inspiring day.”

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