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Visit https://www.sportireland.ie/keepwell for programmes and initiatives under the Governments Healthy Ireland, Keep Well Initiative. 

Kildare Sports Partnership Tow Path Trails Booklet

Kildare Sports Partnership have developed an online resource to guide persons through the 120km of  canal sidewalks throughout Kildare. As walking has been recognised as a key component for mental and physical health throughout the Covid-19 Pandemic, use this helpful tool to explore your local area in a safe and responsible manner.

Kildare Sports Partnership Tow Path Trails Booklet – Click Here

Adapted Physical Activity Booklet/Poster for Older People – Online Resource

Kildare Sports Partnership have produced a Booklet and Poster showing various adapted exercises for Older People, who are currently in Self Isolation and who do not have access to our online platforms. We will be distributing this resource through the local newspapers as well as our contacts in the Age Friendly Alliance and Active Retirement and Community Groups.

Kildare Sports Partnership Booklet - Click Here 

Printed copies are available also, if someone would like to request one they should email ksp@kildarecoco.ie and we will arrange postage.

Perinatal Women – Online Resource Package

Kildare Sports Partnership presents “MINDING ME” – A FREE online resource which offers women a combination of readable/printable PDF documents, PowerPoint Screenshows, and Tutor led Video Workouts for looking after your physical and mental health during and after pregnancy.

Kildare Sports Partnership Perinatal Resource – Click Here

For more information on this resource, please contact annadeegan.ksp@gmail.com 

Play it Safe – Online Resource –

Kildare Sports Partnership is currently providing a FREE “Return to Play” e-Learning resource for Parents, Teachers, and Sports Coaches. This 90-minute online training programme provides best practice information on Hygiene, Sanitation, and Social Distancing requirements for ensuring a safe return to play within National Health guidelines and the Government Roadmap for re-opening Ireland.

Kildare Sports Partnership Play it Safe Resource – Click Here

For more information on this resource, please contact johndoran@countykildarelp.ie

Community Outdoor Activity Leadership Programme – Beginning December 2020 

Kildare Sports Partnership in association with County Kildare LEADER Partnership are offering a FREE Outdoor Activity Leader programme. This programme aims to provide participants with the knowledge and skills required to confidently and competently organise and lead outdoor initiatives which promote participation in leisure-based activity in their community.

Training will be provided using a blended learning approach. Participants will be required to participate in a range of Online Workshops, Zoom Conference Meetings, and Face to Face outdoor sessions (working within the parameters of the Government’s re-opening Ireland Roadmap).

Training modules include: Safeguarding, Community Leadership, Walking Leadership, CFR & Defibrillator training, Disability Inclusion, Covid-19 Awareness, and Mental Health First Aid.

To view the course descriptor visit the Kildare Sports Partnership Play it Safe Resource – Click Here

For more information on this resource, please contact johndoran@countykildarelp.ie

Activator Sessions

Kildare Sports Partnership have provided sample seated exercise videos for those with balance and or mobility issues. These videos are delivered by KSP Staff member, Anna, and require minimal equipment and are very easy to follow.

To view the video series – Click Here

For more information on this resource, please contact annadeegan.ksp@gmail.com

Physical Literacy Animated Video

In partnership with Healthy Ireland, KSP are currently developing an animated video about the importance of life long physical literacy. The video will demonstrate the benefits of being physically active for persons of all capabilities and ethnicities and will be showcased across all KSP social media platforms.

Naas Library Photography Club

Have a camera at home and like to get out and about or to take pictures of the beautiful scenery we have here in Kildare. Then be sure to check out and join Naas Library Photography club where you can share your images and make connections with other like minded individuals. Find out how to join on their Facebook group here or follow along on Kildare Libraries Vimeo Channel here

Allotments

Kildare County Council has Allotments in the Wonderful Barn in Leixlip. There are 55 allotments on the site. There are two sizes of allotment available. These are 100 & 150 square metres in size. The allotments are rented on an annual basis. For more information check out the website here.

Playgrounds & Skate Parks

There are several public playgrounds and skate parks in Kildare. Check out the listings for Playgrounds here and for Skate Parks here.