eir and Special Olympics Ireland … Proud Partners for More Than Three Decades

eir has been a proud sponsor of Special Olympics Ireland since 1985, making this the longest running relationship of its type in Ireland.

eir supports Special Olympics Ireland in a number of important ways; through the provision of communication solutions, employee volunteer support and by sponsoring Special Olympics Ireland’s Annual Collection Day, their principal annual fundraiser. eir is also the sponsor of the All-Ireland National Games which take place every 4 years. The next National Games will take place in Dublin, June 2018.

This partnership is such a significant part of the culture of working in eir that our colleagues, through their own initiatives, have fundraised more than €400,000 in the last 3 years for Special Olympics Ireland!

Annually hundreds of eir employees participate in the eir Challenge, a sporting fundraiser and wellness initiative. Everyone, regardless of fitness level is invited to participate. This year 300 eir employees will run, jog or walk in the Run Galway Bay event in October to raise much needed funds for Special Olympics Ireland. Our goal is to raise €30,000, but we always aim to exceed our targets.

In 2018 eir looks forward to helping make the Special Olympics All-Ireland National Games possible. Hundreds of members of our eir team will again carry out a vital role by giving of their time to make the Games a success for athletes, their families, friends and all who come to enjoy the event. We hope to see you there!

If you are interested in volunteering with Special Olympics Ireland go to