Mayo Initiative to reintroduce women to the power of outdoor sports

Mayo Sports Partnership, working with stakeholders and partners across the county, are delighted to announce that 18 events are now available to book as part of Sport Ireland HER Outdoors Week from August 8-14.

Partners include Mountaineering Ireland, Achill Outdoor Adventure Centre, Ballina and Castlebar Adventure Hubs, Ballina Rowing Club, Mayo Bulls and Inline Hockey Club and Swim Ireland.

HER Outdoors Week is an opportunity to rekindle and reintroduce the power of women in outdoor sports.

After a very successful event last year, this year will be no different and will be an opportunity for all women to get outdoors and try something new.

In Mayo, there are plenty of amazing outdoor activities on offer, so let’s celebrate the outdoors.

Activities include rock climbing, boating skills, kayaking, stand up paddle boarding, surfing, rowing, snorkeling and roller skating.

Places are limited for each event. To reserve your spot, go to the Mayo Sports Partnership website and download the HERS Outdoor event poster.

Hover over the event and click to proceed with the reservation.

Please note that some event bookings are made via email to the supplier or through an Eventbrite link.

All events are organized by our partners, so any questions should be sent directly to the supplier.

Mayo Sports Partnership Chairman Councilor Michael Loftus said: ‘We are fortunate here in Mayo to have so many outdoor providers offering the public the opportunity to experience our natural surroundings.

“Thank you for the support we have received from Sport Ireland in designing and promoting the wonderful program that has been put together by our staff with our outdoor adventure stakeholders.”

Sports Partnership Manager Charlie Lambert added: “Increasing the participation of women in sport is a key strategic objective of the Mayo Sports Partnership and we are delighted to offer HER Outdoors through our Women in Sports Manager. Sports, Deirdre Donnelly.

“With our committee and staff, Deirdre has initiated many programs that provide opportunities for girls and women to experience all types of sports.”

If you would like to find out more about Mayo Sports Partnerships Women in Sport programs you can also contact Deirdre directly by emailing her at [email protected]

Be sure to tag in your outdoor adventures @sportireland #FindYourOutdoors

#FindYourOutdoors in August and create #HEROutdoorsStories!

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