Get Ireland Walking - National Walking Day

National Walking Day takes place annually in September as part of European Week of Sport, and is organised by Get Ireland Walking. National Walking Day aims to celebrate the efforts of community walking volunteers and to promote the activity of walking at a local level in communities across Ireland.

During the past 18 months, the number of adults participating in recreational walking reached levels unprecedented in the history of Sport Ireland research and we want that to continue. Walking is a hugely accessible activity and has many benefits for both the body and the mind.

Get Ireland Walking are planning a week of celebrations starting on Monday 20th September and finishing on the 2nd annual National Walking Day, Sunday 26th September, as part of European Week of Sport 2021. Last year it is estimated that 3.1 million people walked on National Walking Day!

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