Scor Gníomhach Éireann

Active Retirement Ireland is a national network of over 500 local Active Retirement Associations with over 23,000 members. ARI believes that older people have the right to be full and participative members of our society. ARI combats ageism through the reality and everyday work of the self-organised local associations and the regional councils. ARI has a large voluntary base with local, regional and national voluntary committees.

The purpose of Active Retirement Ireland is to enable retired people to enjoy a full and active life and to advocate for them.

Latest News

Apr 16, 2014National Art, Prose & Poetry Competition Winners 2014
The winners of the National Art, Prose and Poetry Competitions for 2014, including the new Gradam De Prionnbhiol award for Irish-language prose and poetry.
Apr 9, 2014Active Retirement Ireland slams Government over “death” of rural communities.
Active Retirement Ireland (ARI), the country’s largest community-based older people’s organisation, today (Wednesday 9th April) strongly criticised the Government for contributing to the decline of rural communities.
Feb 24, 2014Muiris Prenderville, Founder Member of Active Retirement Ireland, Dies Aged 96
Founder member of Blanchardstown Active Retirement and the then-Federation of Active Retirement Associations passes away after an illness.

Upcoming Events

Feb 25, 2014Trade & Tourism Show 2014 Set For Galway On 8 April 2014
Active Retirement Ireland’s hugely popular annual Trade & Tourism Show 2014 is coming to Galway on 8 April 2014, with over 2,000 people expected to attend during the day.
Jan 22, 20142014 Billy Pope Cup Bowls Competition Launched in Galway
Competition expanded from 32 teams to an open format.
Jan 21, 201427th September 2014 - Exclusive Lake Garda Guided Holiday
Active Retirement Ireland and Topflight present an exclusive guided holiday to beautiful Lake Garda in Italy.


Jan 16, 2014Bingo Game Wanted

Midland ARA seeks bingo game.

Nov 1, 2013Active Retirement News - Autumn Edition

The Summer Edition of Active Retirement News.

Jul 16, 2013Active Retirement News - Summer Edition 2013

The Summer Edition of Active Retirement News

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Current affairs

Feb 7, 2014Active Retirement Ireland European Election 2014 Campaign of Action
Do you see the value of having MEPs? Do you even know who they are? What do you think they can do for you? Will you vote in the European Parliament elections in 22-25 May 2014?
Oct 21, 2013Irish Senior Citizens Parliament Protest Rally
ISCP calls on all sections of society to support their protest rally tomorrow (22/10/2013).
Sep 24, 2013€1Million Boost for Ageing Research
The Centre for Ageing Research and Development in Ireland has launched a programme to promote ageing research over the next three years.