Keep Walking, Keep Well  

We had hoped that the ‘Ireland Lights Up’ walking campaign would start in early 2021 while Operation Transformation aired on RTÉ but due to the Level 5 public health guidelines issued by the Government, this initiative had to be postponed.

Now that Spring has finally arrived, in partnership with Healthy Ireland and Sport Ireland, we are delighted to announce a new 6 week Keep Walking, Keep Well walking initiative. This initiative will take place in April, May and June 2021 with the support of the GAA, Athletics Ireland, Cricket Ireland, Hockey Ireland, the FAI and the IRFU.

The GAA, Athletics Ireland, Cricket Ireland, Hockey Ireland, FAI and IRFU will open up their outdoor spaces, tracks and grounds for a 6-week period starting from the 26th of April onwards (in line with Government guidance) for communities and club members to walk safely and be active while the country continues to recover.

Find your local sports club and book a walk at a date and time that suits you! Clubs and venues will be added on a daily basis; be sure to re-check if your local club has registered. The app is refreshed every day at 12pm.

Book a timeslot through the Get Ireland Walking app available on App Store and Google Play.

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Club Registration

Walk Schedule

This is a 6 week programme. You must register a start date below

Start Date

Now, Use the buttons below to set up your walk schedule. You can add in as many hourly times slots as you need per day.

DON'T FORGET to hit the Submit button below to save any walking schedule changes you make!

PLEASE NOTE: Once you hit submit your changes will be accepted here on the website immediately, however we push changes to the mobile app every day at 12pm so there'll be a delay before you see your changes there.

By completing this form and clicking submit, I can confirm I have read and understood the privacy statement.

Important  Registration Information

If you have already registered your club for Ireland Lights Up you do not need to register again! Please log in and amend your walk schedule time and dates to a 6-week period in April, May or June. You can log on here and from there you enter your email and password.


Please note that due to the current restrictions in respect to Covid-19, NO walking groups are permitted to attend venues and all walkers should adhere to public health guidelines. The pandemic is a fluid situation and public health advice may change during the planned period of the initiative. Physical distance should be maintained throughout the walk. No walkers should attend a venue unless they have registered through the GIW App, this will provide information for contact tracing and insurance purposes.

Clubs that complete the registration process and adhere to the necessary criteria will be covered by Get Ireland Walking's insurance for all walk leaders and participants. However, irrespective of GAA membership status, leaders and participants are not covered by the GAA Injury Benefit Fund for this initiative. 

To participate, clubs must comply with certain criteria please read here.

in association of Sports Council Hi Mountaineering Ireland Partner Organisations
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.