Sports Department


The sports facilities on St Raphael’s campus support the physical education programme within the centre. These include: swimming pool, fitness room, Bocce room, and sports hall for basketball, soccer, motor activities and other sports.



There is an 18 metre indoor swimming pool in St Raphael's campus. This is timetabled for use during the week for hyrdotherapy and swimming lessons for the service users in St Raphael's.

Outside of these hours swimming lessons are available to various groups including the North Star Swimming Club.

For more information contact the swimming pool on 01 6012490


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Saint John of God Kildare Services

Saint Raphael's
Co Kildare

Tel:   01 6288161
Fax:  01 6273614

Saint John of God Menni Services

Unit 15, Block A,
Gleann na hEorna,
Dublin 24

Tel: 01 4686421



Welcome to our website 


Saint John of God Liffey Region provides a range of services for approximately 850 children and adults with intellectual disability.  The region was formerly two seperate services - St John of God Kildare Services and St John of God Menni Services, which merged in 2014.


The Liffey Region currently provides services in North Kildare and South West Dublin.


Our aim is to support and empower people with intellectual disability to be active participants in the community in which they live.  We work in partnership with individuals and families to support people to achieve their goals and focus on valued roles within the community.


If you are interested in applying for a service, please contact us 




Congratulations to Qualifiers for the Special Olympics

 Team Kildare Services Special Olympics 2014

The St Raphael's Sport and Recreation Department would like to congratulate the following athletes on their selection to represent Eastern Region at the Special Olympic Ireland Games from 12-15 June 2014 in Limerick.

Training for all events has been under way since early in the year.  Good Luck to everyone taking part


 Paddy McNally and Bert Coster

Basketball  (Men's team)

Bobby McDonnell, Papitcho Ntim, Kieran O'Reilly, Sean O'Reilly

Basketball  (Ladies team)

AnneMarie Cooney



Martin O'Brien


Yvonne Killick


Pappy Herterich

Golf Skills

Ruairi O'Fiannachta


Paddy Denigan

Pitch and Putt

David Brophy

Special Olympics 


Click here to see the results

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