Keeping Cork Active
Keeping Cork Active

Walk21 Satellite Workshop 2022

Cork Walk21 Satellite Workshop a Step in the Right Direction
Cork Sports Partnership, together with Get Ireland Walking and Cork City Council, hosted a satellite Walk21 workshop event in Cork city on the 23rd of September as part of the national conference. The event, focused on the Get Cork Walking project and the recent work that has taken place to create walkable communities at local level in Cork.
Over 30 delegates from various stakeholder organisations attended the event, which included presentations from Get Ireland Walking, Programmes Manager, Jason King, Cork Walking Promotion Officer, Alison Chambers, as well as a keynote presentation from Kirsty Rankin from Paths for All in Scotland.
Attendees also had the opportunity to take part in a guided walk of Cork City and hear from Stephen Murphy, from Cork City Council, on work being done by Cork City Council to support the development of walking in the city.
About Walk21
Walk21 is an international conference. TUDublin hosted the 22nd International Walk21 Conference on Walking and Liveable Communities from the 19th to the 23rd September 2022. International delegates from around the world got together to discuss the built environment that will allow more people to walk more often in their own communities. Walk21 Ireland explored how supporting and encouraging walking, and walkable communities can help deliver the Sustainable Development Goals by 2030, focusing on a number of themes:
  • Theme 1: Evidence-based Walking Actions
  • Theme 2: Active Places for People
  • Theme 3: Including All People Walking
  • Theme 4: The Decade to Change

About Get Cork Walking

The Get Cork Walking initiative is supported nationally by Get Ireland Walking and partnered locally and nationally by a number of organisations and agencies such as: HSE Health Promotion and Improvement, Cork Kerry Community Healthcare, Cork County Council, Cork City Council, Mountaineering Ireland and a network of local community walking groups. The Get Cork Walking Steering Committee meets regularly and advocates for national and local change that will make walking more accessible to more people.

South East Technological University, through it’s Health Behaviour Research Department is supporting the research of the Get Cork Walking Initiative in line with the National Get Ireland Walking Campaign.


For further information, please contact Alison Chambers at

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