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Our 6th Birthday!

This week marks six years of Sanctuary Runners in Ireland. What started as a seed of an idea about connecting people new to Ireland with those living locally, has grown across our wonderful island. We are so grateful to those who have made this community the vibrant, fun and hopeful […]

Share your Light of Solidarity this festive season

This Christmas, Sanctuary Runners is calling on people all over Ireland and the world to share a light of solidarity between Friday 15th and Tuesday 19th of December.   Drawing inspiration from former President Mary Robinson’s light placed in the window of Áras an Uachtaráin to welcome home our exiles and […]

900 people take part in Permanent TSB Sanctuary Run – proudly supported by the Olympic Federation of Ireland

–          Solidarity-through-sport event which included 43 nationalities held at the Sport Ireland cross country track –          President Higgins calls it ‘a celebration of diversity and interculturalism’ –          Initiative supported by Olympic Federation of Ireland and Athletics Ireland A wave of blue weaved itself through the cross country track at the Sport Ireland campus […]

‘What started out as a ripple, has now well and truly become one big wave of solidarity’

Sanctuary Swimmers attracts locals, refugees, and other newcomers to five coastal locations across Ireland 19 different nationalities take part in unique open sea swimming initiative A collaboration between Sanctuary Runners and Swim Ireland An incredible solidarity-through-swimming programme, a collaboration between Sanctuary Runners and Swim Ireland, brought 19 different nationalities into […]

AIMING HIGH – Sanctuary Hillwakers launch in the Wicklow hills

A group of 50 hillwalkers, across a dozen different nationalities, come together to walk as one promoting solidarity, friendship and respect. A collaboration between Sanctuary Runners and the Glencree Centre for Peace and Reconciliation Mountaineering Ireland provides qualified walking guides and equipment for walkers. An organisation which uses sport to […]