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

3. Trails

  • Walking Trails
  • Cycling Trails & Lanes
  • Horse Riding Trails
  • Paddling Trails
  • Greenways & Blueways

4. Amenities & Information

  • Parking
  • Toilets & Showers
  • Accessibility
  • Opening Hours
  • ... and more
Inclusive Horse riding

Public Hub

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:

  1. Accurate, Up-to-Date Information

  2. Interactive Map Search & Detailed Filters

  3. Location & Directions

  4. Reviews from Other Users

  5. Photos & Videos

  6. 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.

Una May, CEO Sport Ireland

Stakeholder Benefits

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.




Sport Ireland Institute

Further Benefits

The system will also facilitate further important use-cases such as:

  • Social Prescribing & Healthcare
  • Emergency Services
  • Tourism
  • 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!






Please feel free to contact our project lead, Darragh O'Sullivan at: