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

Sep 8, 2014Cookbook Launched to Support Active Retirement Ireland
Donations will be made from the sale of every copy of "Food for the Soul" by Gary O'Hanlon.
Sep 2, 2014National Bowls Competition Draw
The draw for the 2014 National Bowls Competition was made in Dublin this week. The tournament takes place in Killarney from 15-18 September.
Jun 19, 2014Active Retirement Ireland Launches Healthy Eating Campaign
The national organisation is looking to encourage older people to watch their diets through a series of events and competitions.

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.


May 1, 2014Active Retirement News - Spring Edition

The Spring Issue of Active Retirement News

Jan 16, 2014Bingo Game Wanted

Midland ARA seeks bingo game.

Nov 1, 2013Active Retirement News - Autumn Edition

The Summer Edition of Active Retirement News.

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There are currently 574 active groups

Current affairs

Sep 8, 2014Rural Older People "Happiest" in Ireland
Study finds that older people in rural areas with regular social contact are happier than other demographic groups.
Jun 19, 2014Active Retirement CEO appointed to Healthy Ireland Council
The volunteer body will aim to support the implementation of Healthy Ireland, Ireland’s framework for improving the health and wellbeing of our people.
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?