Ireland’s Fittest Family is a competition reality show where families from all over the country compete against each other for the chance to win €15,000 and the title of ‘Ireland’s Fittest Family’ all the while being mentored by their panel of respected coaches, Davy Fitzgerald, Derval O’Rourke, Anna Geary and Donncha O’Callaghan. They are back for our ninth year and are currently looking for families for the brand new series.

Nearly every year there is a Donegal family for us to cheer on – the most recent from the county were the Furlong Family coached by Donncha O’Callaghan that featured in Season 6. This year, they are putting the call out again to see if there’s another Donegal family that can go further than the Furlongs and bring the title to Donegal.

Given the current Covid-19 pandemic, the production will follow HSE guidelines to ensure that strict social distancing and health and safety is adhered to throughout the competition by all crew and families taking part. Does your family have what it takes to win the €15,000 cash prize and be crowned Ireland’s Fittest Family? If so, apply now!



* Minimum age is 14 years old by 01 July 2021

* Each family must be comprised of four immediate members

* Series will be filmed between July – September, 2021


Please find a link to the Ireland’s Fittest Family 2021 promo here on the RTÉ One Facebook page:


More information and the link for an online application form can be found at


If you have any questions you can email – or call the production team on 083 013 6814