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Countdown is on… for Ireland Lights Up

January 3rd, 2023

Countdown is on… for Ireland Lights Up

 Ireland Lights Up Registration Open

Ireland Lights Up’ – the country’s biggest community walking initiative – returns to GAA clubs in January 2023. Ireland Lights Up is open to all clubs, providing the have suitable walking track and lighting- more information is available here:

Participating clubs are asked to organise a community walk a minimum of one evening per week for seven weeks, starting from Wednesday, January 11th

The initiative encourages GAA clubs across the 32 counties to light up their walking tracks and bring communities together to walk and talk in a safe environment during the dark winter evenings. As ever, a club participating in Ireland Lights Up will be showcased each week on RTE’s Operation Transformation.

Thanks to support from Healthy Ireland and Sport Ireland, a grant of approximately €100 per club (based on last year’s registration numbers) will be issued on completion of Ireland Lights Up 2023 to clubs that register their weekly walking numbers with Croke Park.

In 2022, a record 700 GAA clubs and 28,000 walkers signed up for Ireland Lights Up helping tens of thousands of participants to get more physically active as part of the Irish Life GAA Healthy Clubs programme and the ‘MyLife’ app,

Once again, three clubs from each province will win gear vouchers worth a total of €5,000, kindly provided by Irish Life (T&Cs apply). 

Registrations for the 2023 ‘Ireland Lights Up’ and ‘Every Step Counts’ MyLife Challenge are now open. Click HERE to register. (Both activities commence on Wednesday, January 11th, to coincide with the broadcast of the second episode of Operation Transformation on RTE

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