Donegal Sports Partnership is holding a number of exciting local events to mark Women in Sport Week which gets underway on Monday, March 6th.

Women in Donegal are being invited to get outdoors and try something new this week during a series of exciting events in beautiful parts of the county.

A “sunrise dip and swim” event will take place at 6.50 am at Rathmullan Beach on Wednesday, March 8th. All levels and abilities are invited to take part in the early morning event which is being held in conjunction with Swim Ireland.

Local coaches Paddy Bond Snr and Karen Crawford will lead out on the initiative. Tea, coffee and light refreshments will be available afterwards.

The event is free and parental consent is required from participants aged under-18.

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The four-week kayaking programme being delivered by Donegal Sports Partnership in collaboration with Gartan Outdoor Activity Centre commences on Saturday, March 11th at 9.30 am.

“The aim of the programme is to provide participants with an opportunity to put their kayaking skills into practice. The programme is open to all abilities from beginners to more advanced. Staff from Gartan Outdoor Activity Centre will provide instruction during the sessions,” commented Donegal Sports Partnership’s Education and Training Officer, Maggie Farrelly.

The other three sessions will take place on Saturday, March 18th, Saturday, March 25th and Saturday, April 1st. All levels and abilities are welcome and the cost for the programme is €60.

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Meanwhile, Maghery Coastal Adventures have organised two all-female events to coincide with Women in Sport Week.

Sunset kayaking has been fixed for Thursday, March 9th at Maghery Pier at 5 pm and the cost is €25. To secure a place, follow the link below:

A rock-climbing afternoon at Cruit Island has been organised for Sunday, March 12th, between 4 pm and 6 pm. To register, follow the link below:

Looking ahead to Women in Sport Week in Donegal, Ms Farrelly, said its aim is to celebrate every woman and girl who plays, coaches, officiates, volunteers, works in and leads out in sport.

“It’s also about promoting and highlighting the ongoing work of Sport Ireland, NGBs, LSPs and other stakeholders and clubs under the topic of Women in Sport. Sport Ireland’s vision for women in sport is one where women have an equal opportunity to achieve their full potential, while enjoying a lifelong involvement in sport,” she added.