Ireland Lights Up returns in January 2021!


Unfortunately the Ireland Lights Up Campaign has been postponed until further notice due to the current pandemic.

As the current escalation of the situation with the pandemic has led to a number of strengthened messages from Government as the week has progressed including stricter restrictions it has been decided to postpone the implementation of ‘Ireland Lights Up’ as part of Operation Transformation.  In consultation with the Department of Tourism, Culture, Arts, Gaeltacht and Sport, it was agreed that it would be very important to adhere very strictly to the Government Guidelines consistently across all of sport. 

We sincerely hope that we will be in a position to proceed with the initiative at a later stage during the Operation Transformation Show but one way or another we anticipate the initiative being maintained throughout the Spring months, providing the hugely positive contribution to keeping the population safe and active.

Watch this space for further details and updates. Stay Safe! 

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Get Ireland Walking are delighted to support the 'Ireland Lights Up' walking campaign which returns in January 2021, in partnership with the GAA and Operation Transformation. This year other sporting organisations will join the GAA to ensure that 'Ireland Lights Up' by turning on their floodlights during the 8-week broadcast of Operation Transformation which returns to our screens on 6th January 2021. Register your club here!


Get Ireland Walking Launch App!

Get Ireland Walking is launching its first App as part of the “Keep Well” campaign to support people in a changing landscape and make walking supports and events more accessible digitally. Find out more!


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 Find a Walking Trail!

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You can find walking trails and search per county now! Find one of the 230 walking trails that Coillte have or explore a Waterways Ireland's network of multi-activity recreational trails, based on or alongside idyllic lakes, canals and rivers in Ireland! Find out more here.




Covid-19 Update


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Keep up to date with guidance and resources to help you walk safely during each phase of Covid-19.



Start Walking Today!

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Will you join the 3.1 million regular walkers in Ireland? We'll help you get started and stay walking! Sport Ireland's recent report on participation rates in sporting activities during Covid-19 show an incredible 83% of adults now walking and a huge uptake in walking in the 15-24 age group with participation increasing to 89%. 







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Get Ireland Walking recognises that walking is an activity with a potential risk of personal injury. Participants should be aware of and accept these risks and be responsible for their own actions and involvement.