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Ower Equestrian Centre in Roscahill will hold its annual charity event in aid of Galway West Special Olympics Equestrian Club on Sunday August 10 from 12.30pm.
Medals aplenty were returned to Mayo from the Special Olympics National Games in Limerick.
A long-time organiser of the Special Olympics in Mayo has spoken about the incredible contribution that volunteers and coaches throughout the county are making to building social inclusion.
The world is being treated to a feast of football that for even the passing fan is intoxicating, particularly this year in the exotic location of Brazil, World Cup record holders, long-time world favourites, and home of the greatest footballer Pele.
Athletes and volunteers from Team Connacht during the parade at the opening ceremony of the Special Olympics Ireland Games in Limerick.
The Special Olympics Ireland Games take place this weekend with more than 1,500 athletes and their coaches descending on Limerick from all over Ireland for the opening ceremony this evening.
Thirty-eight athletes from Westmeath will travel to Limerick next month for the Special Olympics Ireland Games. In all 1,500 athletes from all over Ireland will compete at the 2014 Games which run from June 12-15.
In 1961, Seán Keane, a parent of a child with an intellectual disability, wrote a letter to the Connacht Tribune. He was looking for what all parents want for their children, a chance for them to achieve their full potential whether they be disabled or not. He got no response, so two months later he wrote again, this time a reply to his own letter. The National Association of Mentally Handicapped in Ireland had just been established, it saw the letter and it asked the local Irish National Teachers Organisation in the shape of Mick Raftery and Mícheál McSweeney to call a meeting.
A novel Guinness record attempt will be made in Galway this summer in aid of five Galway charities.
Tourism, hospitality, and sport management students at Athlone Institute of Technology (AIT) have raised €2,000 for Console, the national suicide charity, and for the Autism Spectrum Disorder units in Mullingar Educate Together NS.