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Looking to Get Back into Sport?

Thinking of trying out a new sport as a new hobby, or maybe just getting back into something that was forced to be put on the backburner? Dublin Sportsfest 2018 is the perfect opportunity to celebrate and explore the sport and physical activity going on in Dublin.

Sunday 23rd September kicks off the week long event run by Dublin City Council. This is the first ever Sportsfest run by the Council and aims to bring together people, clubs, sports, and sports spaces of Dublin together. Events include bike rides, tennis sessions and an indoor bowls event.

The Great Dublin Bike Ride is the opening event and welcomes cyclists of all abilities; novice to expert. The event has been organised by Sport Ireland, in conjunction with Cycling Ireland has teamed up with the Department of Transport, Tourism and Sport, Dublin City Council, Healthy Ireland and Fingal County Council. Routes will stretch from 65km to 105km and anticipates to involve up to 7,000 riders, setting off from Merrion Square.

Yoga at City Hall is another activity included in the week long event. Classes are free and will cater for all abilities. You don’t even need to bring your own mat, just bring yourself. Classes are running from Monday 24th September through to Thursday and are flexible to people’s working day. Limber up before work and attend the 8am class, Tuesday morning’s class will be run ‘trí Ghaeilge’, or head in the afternoon from 1pm-1:45pm. It’s important to register for the event so you don’t miss out on experiencing Yoga in the .serene surrounding of Dublin’s historic City Hall’. Head to eventbrite to register.

Dublin City Council have set up a wide range of activities with something that will appeal to everyone. Walking Football and Glow Fitness are two of the few unconventional activities being organised as part of Sportsfest; a perfect opportunity to discover a new pastime! Visit the link for a full schedule of events.


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