Dare to Believe

Irish Olympic
School Programme


What is Dare to Believe?


Our Mission

We aim inspire the young people of Ireland to “Dare to Believe” in themselves, the Olympic Values and Team Ireland. Our Olympic and Paralympic Ambassadors visit schools across Ireland telling their stories and teaching students how to set goals and adopt healthy lifestyles through participation in sport. Resource packs that cover the Olympic Values of Respect, Healthy Mind & Body, Striving for Excellence, Joy of Effort and Social Responsibility are sent to schools to prepare for the Olympian’s visits. All materials are user-friendly and identify Irish National curriculum strands for teachers.

Our research based age appropriate workshops are delivered by vetted world class athletes who have competed for Ireland across the globe, had countless adventures and learned many life lessons through their experiences. Now they want to give back to the next generation and inspire kids to shoot for their Olympic sized dreams. 

Olympism for all, it must be encouraged.
— Pierre de Courbertain


Find out more about this official Irish Olympic schools programme and how you can make the most out of an ambassador visit to your school.

Ambassador Profiles

Learn more about the inspiring Olympic ambassadors who are part of this Irish schools programme. Read more about their sporting profiles and backgrounds.

Request A Visit

Fill in this simple request form to enter the Dare to Believe Olympic schools program and schedule an ambassador visit to your school.


Bring the Olympics to your School

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