Summit of Galtymore




The Special Olympics World Games were hosted in Ireland 10 years ago. To mark the occasion Bluebird Care has launched a nationwide fundraising campaign which will see them challenge their Directors, Managers and staff to do ‘Summit for the Weekend’ all in aid of Special Olympics Ireland.

“18 offices. 18 challenges. One Target. Because no challenge is insurmountable when it comes to the Special Olympics Ireland athletes,” says Eddie O’Toole, Operations Director with Bluebird Care.

Bluebird Care Limerick has decided to take on the challenge of summiting Limerick’s highest peak – Galtymore. It takes place on Saturday the 17th of August at 10.30a.m. and the climb will take approximately five to six hours. The climb will be lead by locally-renowned Galtee Mountain Guide, Mike Moroney.

Bluebird Care is inviting the people of Limerick to take part with all funds raised going Special Olympics Ireland. You can come on your own, with a team from work or as a family. Sponsorship cards are available from Bluebird Care Limerick.

For more information call General Manager Daragh McGlynn on 061 481208 or email

You can meet the Bluebird Care team at Lisvarrinane Village at 10.00 am on Saturday the 17th of August.

Bluebird Care proudly supporting Special Olympics Ireland

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Feel Good. Get Active!


People always say “You’re only as old as you feel.” Well, it turns out to be true. Science has proven that staying active keeps your body younger, no matter what it says on your birth cert! Half-an-hour each day is all it takes to turn back the clock. Activities like going for a walk, doing the hovering or playing round of pitch and putt can make all the difference. Activity stops you from getting stiff. It keeps away colds and infections and diabetes. It keeps you sharp. And, best of all, it cheers you up and gives you energy!

You can get active at any age. Start off with a 10-minute activity like this:

  • Walk back from the local shop as if you are in a hurry
  • Throw and catch a ball
  • Go up and down the stairs or steps a few times

Build on this until you are getting half-an-hour of health-enhancing physical activity each day. Make these activities part of your day and soon you won’t even notice you are doing them. But you will notice how much better you feel

Taken from the Irish Pensioners Handbook

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