Healthy Ireland

About Healthy Ireland

Healthy Ireland is a government led initiative aimed at improving the health and wellbeing of everyone living in Ireland. The Healthy Ireland fund is provided to LCDC’s and Children and Young People’s Services Committees (CYPSC) across Ireland to local organisations to deliver actions which will improve health and wellbeing in line with the National Framework ‘Healthy Ireland - A Framework for Improved Health and Wellbeing 2013 – 2025’. Click HERE for more details about the framework. The Healthy Ireland Fund is now in its 3rd year.


Healthy DLR 2019-2022 Launch - May 2019

The Dún Laoghaire-Rathdown Local Community Development Committee (DLR LCDC) and the DLR CYPSC were delighted to launch the “Healthy Dún Laoghaire-Rathdown Plan 2019-2022” on 9th May 2019 in Marlay Park.


The plan was launched in conjunction with the Dún Laoghaire-Rathdown Sports Partnership’s “Daily Mile” event which saw over 1,300 children from schools across Dún Laoghaire-Rathdown come to Marlay Park to run or jog, at their own pace, with their classmates, making them fitter, healthier, and more able to concentrate in the classroom.


The Healthy Dún Laoghaire-Rathdown Plan 2019-2022 was resourced through the Department of Health ‘Healthy Ireland” funding received by the DLR LCDC and CYPSC. The development of this plan was led by the Healthy Dún Laoghaire-Rathdown Steering Committee which included cross-sectoral representation from Dún Laoghaire-Rathdown County Council, the Health Service Executive, Dún Laoghaire-Rathdown CYPSC, Southside Partnership DLR, Dún Laoghaire-Rathdown Sports Partnership, University College Dublin and TUSLA Child & Family Agency.


The plan aims to support the county of Dún Laoghaire-Rathdown in becoming a healthier county by working to achieve its vision “where the Community of Dún Laoghaire-Rathdown is supported to access opportunities to achieve good physical health and positive mental health and wellbeing”. Following a consultation process, the Healthy Dún Laoghaire-Rathdown Plan 2019-2022 identifies eight priorities to support the health and wellbeing of the County. These priorities will be achieved through collaborative working with appropriate partners in Dún Laoghaire-Rathdown. These eight priorities are:


  • Dún Laoghaire-Rathdown Healthy County
  • Physical Health and Activity
  • Mental Health and Wellbeing
  • Children and Young People
  • Families
  • Diversity
  • Disability
  • Age Friendly


Supported Projects in DLR

Under the current Healthy Ireland Fund 2019-2021 - Round 3, DLR LCDC has six Healthy Ireland Fund Actions. DLR CYPSC (Children & Young Persons Services Committee) also receives funding under the Healthy Ireland Fund.


Healthy DLR Projects Round 3: July 2019 – December 2021
DLR LCDC Actions:
Southside Partnership dlr
Healthy Ireland Theme Project Details
Mental Health Social Wellness & Activity Programme for Older People (SWAP)
Mental Health Social Prescribing


Dance Theatre of Ireland
Healthy Ireland Theme Project Details
Physical Activity Lifting Your Spirits through Dance / Dance for Mental & Physical Health & Wellbeing


DLR Sports Partnership
Healthy Ireland Theme Project Details
Spaces & Places for Health & Wellbeing Highlighting/Promotion use of Public Parks located near areas of disadvantage


GROW in Ireland
Healthy Ireland Theme Project Details
Mental Health Establish a new Community Mental Health Support Group in Dún Laoghaire


Exchange House
Healthy Ireland Theme Project Details
Physical Activity Physical Activity & Mental Health Initiative for Young Traveller Men (16-25) & Mens Shed Programme (25+)


DLR CYPSC Actions:
MY Project & Barnardos
Healthy Ireland Theme Project Details
Mental Health Supports for Youths & Parents on Mental Health, Positive Choices & Relationships


Healthy Ireland Theme Project Details
Mental Health Youth well-being participatory project: working with & for young people living with and without chronic health conditions in Dún Laoghaire-Rathdown during COVID-19


Healthy Ireland Theme Project Details
Spaces & Places for health & Wellbeing
Coordinate the training and implementation of the TLC Kids Programme  for Children & Mothers recovering from domestic abuse in the DLR area


DDLETB (Dublin and Dún Laoghaire Education and Training Board)
Healthy Ireland Theme Project Details
Mental Health Junior Reach Programme: 12 - 16 dealing with mental health issues and not engaged in formal education


St John of God Community Services CLG
Healthy Ireland Theme Project Details
Physical Activity Physical Activity, Healthy Eating & Wellbeing programme for young adults with mental health difficulties


Ballyogan Family Resource Centre
Healthy Ireland Theme Project Details
Mental Health Building interagency capacity to support parental attachment to promote child and youth mental health in DLR


Keep Well Campaign

The Keep Well campaign is a call to action to everyone across our society. It is an invitation to individuals, communities, voluntary groups, sporting organisations, those involved in creativity and the arts, local heritage and history, businesses, as well as local and national government to find ways to support everyone to discover new activities and routines that will do us good.


The campaign is aimed at showing people of all ages how we can mind our own physical and mental health and wellbeing by adding healthy and helpful habits to our daily and weekly routines. It provides guidelines, information, and tips on things that will help us keep well through the coming months.


The #KeepWell campaign is focused on five main themes, with more details on national and local initiatives available HERE


Healthy DLR Community Engagement

As part of promoting the Healthy Ireland and Healthy DLR brands among the community, An Cathaoirleach Lettie McCarthy joined dlr staff at the iconic Martello Tower, Seapoint on 24th June 2021 to distribute reusable tote bags, swimming hats and frisbees.


On 20th July 2021, An Cathaoirleach Lettie McCarthy again joined us at Sandycove and the Forty Foot where even more healthy merchandise was distributed – it was great to see everyone out enjoying the #dlrCommunity!


Follow Healthy DLR on Twitter: @HealthyDLR

Follow Healthy Ireland on Twitter: @HealthyIreland


#HealthyIreland #HealthyDLR #dlrCommunity

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