Disability Links

Active Disability Ireland

Active Disability Ireland are a national pan-disability organisation committed to creating an Ireland where people with disabilities have more opportunity to participate in physical activity of their choice.

Their website is https://activedisability.ie/cara-about-us/

The Irish Wheelchair Association

IWA Sport is the National Governing Body in Ireland for Wheelchair Basketball, Wheelchair Rugby and Para Powerlifting.

Their website is: https://www.iwa.ie/sport/our-sports/

Special Olympics Ireland

A sports organisation for people with an intellectual disability from the age of 4 years old with no upper age limit. Currently almost 8,000 athletes from across the island of Ireland participate in 15 different sports through Special Olympics. 

Their website is https://www.specialolympics.ie/

Boccia Ireland

Boccia Ireland is the governing body of the sport in Ireland, responsible for all aspects of boccia and providing for all levels from participation to high performance.

Their website is https://boccia.ie/

Deaf Sport Ireland

Deaf Sports Ireland, known as Irish Deaf Sports Association until 2012, was set up in 1968 and is one of the longest running organisations in the Irish Deaf Community still in existence today.

Their website is https://www.deafsportsireland.com/

Football for All – FAI

The Football for All programme is made up of players from all groups and sporting bodies that cater for people with a disability who want to play football.

Find out more at https://www.fai.ie/domestic/football-for-all/football-for-all-programme

Irish Blind Golf

This organisation supports Irish golfers with visual difficulties to play in competitions at home and
abroad.

Their website is http://www.irishblindgolf.eu/

Vision Sports Ireland

Vision Sports Ireland, a subsidiary of the NCBI (National Council for the Blind of Ireland), is the Sport Ireland national governing body for sport and leisure opportunities for people who are blind or vision impaired in Ireland.

Their website is https://visionsports.ie/

Judo Assist Ireland

Judo Assist Ireland is a non-profit organisation dedicated to the promotion and development of inclusive judo both nationally and internationally.

Their website is http://specialneedsjudo.com/

Paralympics Ireland

Paralympics Ireland is the National Paralympic Committee (NPC) for Ireland, recognised by the International Paralympic Committee (IPC), and is responsible for preparing and managing the Irish team at the Paralympic Games which are held every four years in parallel with the Olympic Games.

Their website is https://paralympics.ie/

Riding for the Disabled Association Ireland

Riding for the Disabled Association Ireland (RDA Ireland) was established in 1969 and has continued to evolve and develop for over half a century, with 40 Groups across Ireland 500 volunteers providing weekly riding or carriage driving sessions to 600 disabled children and adults.

Their website is https://rdaireland.org/

If you would like more information, please contact Sports Inclusion Disability Officer, Mary Duignan, on 044 9338921 or email mary@westmeathsports.ie

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