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Get Ireland Walking

Get Ireland Walking is a national initiative that aims to maximise the number of people participating in walking - for health, wellbeing and fitness - throughout Ireland. They aim to:

  • Promote the benefits of walking
  • Unify and enable the efforts of all recreational, sporting and health promotion agencies and associations interested in promoting walking
  • Increase awareness and encourage widespread participation in walking
  • Identify and support all existing walking groups
  • Support the development of new walking groups
  • Encourage and inspire those that wish to be independent walkers


The Active Community Walking Programme aims to support the creation of vibrant walking communities throughout Ireland and Mayo. 

The programme works with communities to increase the capacity and potential of people with low levels of physical activity to become more active through walking. This, in turn, will lead to increased numbers of people participating in walking throughout Ireland.

One of the themes within Get Ireland Walking's Strategy and Action Plan 2017-2020 is communities. All communities are different and different approaches are needed to promote sustained walking behaviour.

Currently we have 14 active Community Walking Groups in Mayo

Community Walking Groups

  1. Attymass ‘Movers & Shakers’ -Geraldine Walsh 087 2780086
  2. Achill Loopers - Chris 087 2786286
  3. Ballyhaunis  - Geraldine Cregg 086 1229398
  4. Ballyglass  - Sheila Gilligan 087 6704916
  5. Breaffy – Helen Heneghan 087 9438894
  6. Bangor Erris – Bernie Dunne – 086 3904370
  7. Belmullet – Bernie Dunne – 086 3904370
  8. Carrowholly Mary Moore 086 3053776
  9. Cong Social - Miriam Lenehan 087 2795126
  10. Claremorris - John Farragher 085 7506104
  11. Kiltimagh ‘Coilte Sole Mates’ – Bernie Byrne 086 8294487
  12. Kilmane – Breda Davin 087 2876701
  13. Newport - Fiona Hopkins 087 7918172

To find out where and when contact our Sports Development Officer Deirdre Donnelly at 094 9064362 or email

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