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Ireland Lights Up (Cork)

As part of the GAAs ‘ Ireland Lights Up initiative’ we are teaming up with RTE’s Operation Transformation and Get Ireland Walking, to make exercise more accessible on the dark winter nights.

GAA clubs across the 32 counties will once more ensure ‘Ireland Lights Up’ by turning on their floodlights and hosting community walking groups during the eight-week broadcast period of the hit RTÉ show (which returns to our screens each Wednesday from January 8th to February 26th).

Over 270 clubs participated in Ireland Lights Up in 2019, with a total of 65,000 walkers getting out during the initiative.

The first date for clubs to host ‘Ireland Lights Up’ 2020 is Thursday, January 9th, but this year clubs are free to host their walking groups any, and as many, nights of the week as they want. The aim is to make exercise more accessible on the dark winter nights and to offer local communities an opportunity to get together and socialise in a healthy way. Walking is proven to benefit both our physical and mental health.

A number of Cork GAA Clubs have also signed up to the initative and are opening their facilities to the local community to come walk in a safe and supportive environment during the winter months every Thursday from January 9th between 7pm & 9pm: 

  • Adrigole GAA Club

  • Barryroe
  • Castlehaven GAA
  • Cloughduv Hurling Club (near Ovens)
  • Courcey Rovers
  • Donoughmore GAA 
  • Dromina GAA
  • Killeagh GAA
  • Kilshannig GAA (Near Mallow)
  • Kiskeam
  • Macroom GAA
  • St Catherines,  Ballynoe
  • Uibh Laoire, Inchgeela
  • Urhan GAA
  • Valley Rovers

If you would like to go along to any of the above initatives just turn up to register and get walking for the next 6 weeks between the hours of 7pm and 9pm.  For further details see Get Ireland Walking  


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