Keep Walking, Keep Well  

In partnership with Healthy Ireland and Sport Ireland, we are delighted to announce a new 6 week Keep Walking, Keep Well walking initiative with the support of The GAA, Athletics Ireland, Cricket Ireland, Hockey Ireland, FAI and IRFU.

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

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 1pm.

This initiative will be running from 1st July to 30th October. The last date you will be able to register your 6 week walk schedule will be 18th September.

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

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Club Registration

You are automatically registered for the MyLife Every Step Counts Challenge when you register your Club on this page.
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.


Be #SunSmart 

From April to September use sun protection to protect your skin when you are walking even on short walks. Follow the #SunSmart 5S’s to protect your skin if heading out walking!

* Slip on clothing that covers your skin    * Slop on sunscreen using factor 30+ for adults and 50+ for children   * Slap on a wide brimmed hat
* Seek shade - especially if outdoors between 11 am and 3 pm * Slide on sunglasses to protect your eyes
#SunSmart #SunSmartSports

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.