Sport and Leisure

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

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

Walking and rambling in Ireland
This document discusses the legal situation regarding walking or rambling across privately owned land and provides information on walking trails.

Boat licences and safety regulations
This document sets out the requirements to operate boats and watercraft in Ireland.

Fishing licences and permits
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 hunting licences
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 restrictions that are in place.

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

Sport activities for older 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.

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

Recreational activities for young people
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.