The 2019 European Week of Sport and Physical Activity will be celebrated across Ireland from 23rd-30th September 2019.

European Week of Sport aims to promote sport and physical activity across Europe. The week is for everyone, regardless of age, background or fitness level. With a focus on grassroots initiatives, the aim is to inspire Europeans to #BeActive on a regular basis and create opportunities in peoples’ everyday lives to exercise more.

Being Active doesn’t mean having to be part of a sports club, a gym, running marathons or cycling across Europe. Being Active can be running around playing with your children, grabbing a walk with work colleagues on your lunch break, going outside and exploring the great outdoors – whatever gets you moving to lead a healthier and more active lifestyle.

Being Active leads to;

  • An increase in health benefits
  • Better mental health
  • Feeling great
  • Confidence
  • Increase in productivity

This year Laois Sports Partnership are delighted to work in partnership with SVT Activity & Wellness Hub and Buggie School of Dance to bring you

“Riverdance #BeActive Night”

On April 30th, 2000 in Vicarstown the record was set for the World’s Largest Riverdance.  This year as part of European Week of Sport #BeActive event Laois Sports Partnership in partnership with SVT Activity & Wellness Hub and the Buggie School of Irish Dancing wish to invite everyone to join us for a Free, fun family event on the Grand Canal Bank, Vicarstown at 4pm on 28th September.  Let’s get over 1,000 people to join us in a Riverdance on the Canal Bank to beat the record, have fun and be active!  This event will be followed by a family fun evening showcasing the variety of sports and physical activity opportunities available in the SVT Activity & Wellness Hub with live music from local ceoiltus groups, mini blitzes, bouncing castles, refreshments and lots more fun things to do for everyone.

To register for this fantastic event visit