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Get Ireland Walking Strategy and Action Plan 2017 - 2020


Sport Ireland

Subject Keywords: Physical Activity, Walking, Health Activity, Pedestrian Infrastructure, Healthy Living, Lifestyle
Topic: Obesity
Catalogue: Policy
Policies, Strategies & Action plans
Type: Policy
Region: Republic of Ireland

The Get Ireland Walking (GIW) is an initiative of Sport Ireland, funded by Healthy Ireland, delivered by Mountaineering Ireland and supported by multiple partner organisations. Since its inception in 2013, the initiative has grown from a pilot programme to establish itself as a central hub that collaborates with a broad range of stakeholders, for the promotion of walking. One of the core aims of GIW is to unify and enable the efforts of organisations and agencies interested in promoting walking for recreation, transport and health.

GIW developed this Strategy and Action Plan in consultation with government agencies, sporting bodies, charities, not for profit organisations and other relevant stakeholders comprising of partners from the pilot phase of the programme and new partners and collaborators who would help drive the implementation of the Plan.

The 41 actions within this document are arranged into thematic areas that reflect the action areas of Ireland’s National Physical Activity Plan. Although there are seven distinct themes, they are interrelated and work conducted in one thematic area will impact on another. Each theme consists of actions that will be managed by GIW (20 actions in total) and actions that will be led by partner organisations (21 actions in total).




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Sport Ireland. (2017) Get Ireland Walking Strategy and Action Plan 2017 - 2020 [Online]. Available from: [Accessed: 20th October 2019].


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