In light of the global pandemic, Dare to Believe, the Irish Olympic schools programme, moved online, with over 200 schools around the country taking part as part of their home schooling.

Dare to Believe was launched in February 2019 and focuses on Olympism and Paralympism, and features the Olympic values. The fun and interactive programme has been completed over 5000 school children around the country. One of the highlights of Dare to Believe is the athlete visit, where an athlete visits the classroom to talk about their journey in sport and to answer questions.

Since 'lockdown' this programme has gone online, with the ambassadors conducting virtual visits via our Facebook Live feed.

The Facebook LIVE line up:

  • Thursday May 21st Shane O'Donoghue - Hockey Olympian

  • Thursday May 28th Thomas Barr - Athletics Olympian

  • Thursday June 4th Greta Streimkyte - Athletics Paralympian

  • Thursday June 11th Grainne Walsh - European Medallist Boxing

  • Thursday June 18th Sive Brassil - International Modern Pentathlon

  • Thursday June 25th Fiona Doyle - Swimming Olympian






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