Sport and leisure

    An outline of the services offered by the public library service and the membership requirements.

    The "Blue Flag" is an international award made to beaches and marinas that demonstrate high environmental standards and good sanitary and safety facilities.

    This page discusses the legal situation for walking or rambling across privately owned land and gives information on walking trails.

    If you want to operate a boat or watercraft in Ireland, there are certain rules you need to follow. Find out if you need a boat licence and what safety equipment you may need.

    State fishing licences and fishing permits are required if you wish to take part in some types of angling in Ireland. Find out how and where to apply for a licence.

    Deer in Ireland are a protected species and it is against the law to shoot them without a licence. Find out to apply for a licence and the restrictions that are in place.

    Vision Sports Ireland is an organisation set up to encourage the participation in sport at all levels of blind and visually impaired people.

    The Go for Life programme, is Ireland's national programme aimed at increasing the level of participation by older people in sport and physical activity.

    This page outlines what is involved in setting up a new club and where you can go to get more information.

    If you want to fly a drone, you must register as a drone operator in most cases. This page has information on how to do this and the rules for flying drones.

    The overall objective of the National Recreation Policy for Young People is to provide a framework for the promotion of appropriate recreational opportunities for young people between the ages of 12 and 18. Find out more.