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

Nov 5, 2014'How to Have Your Say' Advocacy Workshops
Active Retirement Ireland is aiming to build strong county representation to work within the new Local Development Structures and the Public Participation Networks.
Oct 21, 2014Portlaoise ARA Member wins Silver Surfer Award
Trudy Nealon (70) from Laois has been named as the overall winner of 2014 Google Silver Surfer Awards with Age Action. Trudy uses technology on a daily basis for everything, as treasurer of the Portlaoise Active Retirement Association, she is also responsible for the administration of the club, managing its finances and membership database.
Oct 17, 2014Perpetual tribute to Anna Manahan unveiled at Waterford Treasures
Actress was ARI's first patron.

Upcoming Events

Jun 25, 2014National Bowls Competition 2014
The National Bowls Competition, sponsored by Bluebird Care, returns to Killarney from 15th - 19th September
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.


Nov 17, 2014Active Retirement News - Autumn Edition

The autumn issue of Active Retirement News

May 1, 2014Active Retirement News - Spring Edition

The Spring Issue of Active Retirement News

Jan 16, 2014Bingo Game Wanted

Midland ARA seeks bingo game.

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Current affairs

Nov 20, 2014Reductions in Irish Water Charges Revealed
Changes to water charges announced by Tánaiste today (20/11/2014).
Oct 30, 2014AGE welcomes new European Commission and highlights need for internal cooperation on ageing and demographic issues
Following the approval of the new European Commission by the European Parliament, AGE Platform Europe members welcome changes brought by President-elect Jean-Claude Juncker in some portfolios, which we believe are important steps to move forward older people’s rights and fight age discrimination in Europe.
Oct 17, 2014Budget 2015- Active Retirement Ireland: “Ireland remains very far removed from being the best small country in which to grow old”
ARI criticise government measures as "too little, too late".