National Database of Sport & Recreation Amenities
Where can I be active in Ireland?
Sport Ireland are leading on a very exciting initiative to develop a National Database of Sport & Recreation Amenities.
The database will include up-to-date, accurate information on opportunities to be active in Ireland, including:
1. Sports & Recreation
- Pitches, Pools, Courts & Courses
- Gyms, Halls & Studios
- Surfing, Paddling & Swimming Spots
- Clubs, Groups & Teams
- ... & much more
2. Public Places
- Parks & Green Spaces
- Beaches & Forests
- National Parks & Nature Reserves
- Playgrounds & Skate Parks
- ... & anywhere else to Get Out & Get Active
- Walking Trails
- Cycling Trails & Lanes
- Horse Riding Trails
- Paddling Trails
- Greenways & Blueways
4. Amenities & Information
- Toilets & Showers
- Opening Hours
- ... and more
Everyone will be able to find suitable opportunities to be active through the easy-to-use, interactive hub. A user-friendly website and mobile app will make it easy to find a new place to go, club to join or challenge to accept.
Features will include:
Accurate, Up-to-Date Information
Interactive Map Search & Detailed Filters
Location & Directions
Reviews from Other Users
Photos & Videos
Tips & Tutorials on Sports & Activities
On a laptop or phone, this go-to resource will help everyone to find where to enjoy the leisurely activity or strenuous sport that's right for them.
This innovative and hugely important project will bring deep and wide-ranging benefits for individuals, communities and stakeholders alike.
The National Database of Sport & Recreation Amenities will transform how recreational facilities are planned, funded and managed in Ireland. The database will provide rich data and useful tools for stakeholders to use in areas including:
- Visualisation & GeoSpatial Analysis
- Planning & Needs Evaluation
- Data Sharing & Collaboration
- Asset Management & Condition Surveys
- Business Intelligence & Strategy
- Data Management & Policy Requirements
See reports from previous project phases below if you are interested in more detail and examples.
The system will also facilitate further important use-cases such as:
- Social Prescribing & Healthcare
- Emergency Services
- Open Data
- Third-Party App Development
Following a detailed Feasibility Study and Pilot Phase, we are delighted to be currently working towards full implementation and look forward to launch!