Opening ceremony of Special Olympics Ireland Games set for Tallaght Stadium
By Aideen O'Flaherty
THE OPENING ceremony of the 2018 Special Olympics Ireland Games will be held in Tallaght Stadium in June.
Special Olympics Ireland secured an outdoor event licence from South Dublin County Council earlier this month, and their application for the event licence included a letter of support from the manager of Tallaght Stadium, confirming their consent to Special Olympics Ireland using the venue.
The opening ceremony of the Special Olympics Ireland Games will kick off in Tallaght Stadium
The opening ceremony will be held on Thursday, June 14, to signal the start of the games, which will take place in various Dublin venues across four days.
The Cherry Orchard Equine Centre in Ballyfermot will host the equestrian events for the games, while the majority of the games’ events will be held in venues in North County Dublin.
Thirteen sports will feature in the games, which will run from June 14 to June 17, where 1,600 athletes from all over Ireland will show their sporting prowess, while 2,500 volunteers will ensure that the games run smoothly.
For more on the games visit www.specialolympics.ie.