Time to be ‘bowled’ over by a growing craze that’s sweeping the nation! The hugely popular Active Retirement Ireland National Bowls Competition is rolling back into town and this year it descends on INEC, Killarney from the May 21 - 23.

Spectators can watch over 50 skilled teams of retired adults aged 50 to 95 compete for the coveted Active Retirement Ireland Cup.

Now in its fourth year, the competition is bigger and more competitive than ever, with teams taking part in local bowls events throughout the year to prepare for the tournament. So the standard of competition is sure to impress.

In addition to the excitement of the Bowls, a host of other activities will be on hand to entertain spectators throughout the three day event, including:

• Bowls beginner demonstration sessions
• Arts and crafts and ‘Go for Life’ fitness sessions
• Shaws Department Stores Fashion Show with Active Retirement Ireland models
• Financial planning workshops, to help visitors budget for more fun in their lives!
• Exhibitions in everything from healthy eating to gardening

Thanks to support from title sponsor, Specsavers, the Active Retirement Ireland National Bowls Competition is a FREE EVENT and open to all the public for a great day out.

According to Maureen Kavanagh, Chief Executive of Active Retirement Ireland, almost 450 older adults have already registered for the tournament: “Bowls is a sport that people of almost any age can participate in, regardless of physical ability, so it really brings people together. One of the goals of our national tournament is to promote the sport generally and, more specifically, to encourage more men to remain active and sociable during their retirement years.”

With over 550 local associations throughout the country Active Retirement Ireland works to ensure that retired people maintain a full and active life and are recognised for their contribution to our society.

For more information check out www.activeirl.ie