Ireland Lights Up

‘‘Ireland Lights Up’’ walking campaign returns on 5th January in partnership with the GAA and Operation Transformation to ensure that ‘Ireland Lights Up’ by turning on their floodlights. Participating clubs will be asked to open their gates on any or all evenings for the duration of the campaign from Wednesday 12th January to Wednesday 2nd March 2022.

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‘Ireland Lights Up’ walking campaign returns in January 2022 in partnership with the GAA and Operation Transformation to ensure ‘Ireland Lights Up’ by turning on their floodlights during the eight-week forecast of Operation Transformation which returns to our screens on 5th January 2022.

Participating clubs will be asked to open their gates on any or all evenings for the duration of the campaign from Wednesday 12th January to Wednesday 2nd March 2022.

Please note that due to the current restrictions in respect Covid-19 physical distance should be maintained throughout the walk.

Clubs that complete the registration process and adhere to the necessary criteria will be covered by Get Ireland Walking’s insurance for all walk leaders and participants. however irrespective of GAA membership status leaders and participants are not covered by the GAA Injury Benefit Fund for this initiative.

To participate, clubs must comply with certain criteria please read here.

Every Step Counts

The MyLife app from Irish Life Financial Services is back to team up with the GAA’s community and health department to create a challenge incentive for clubs and community members to support their health and wellbeing during ‘Ireland Lights Up’ in 2022.

My Life

The MyLife Every Step Counts Challenge will ask each club and their members to collectively walk 4,000 kilometres* which is approximately the distance around Ireland.

The challenge will commence on the 12th January and run for five weeks until midnight on the 16th February.

The challenge will be across the four provinces with each club who reaches the target included in a prize draw.

Full details on the challenges and prizes can be found here.  

All GAA Clubs can get involved in the challenge and are automatically registered for this when they register for ‘Ireland Lights Up’.

The challenge will be live on MyLife from 2nd December. The MyLife team will be in contact directly when your club is registered on the app. Any queries regarding registration please email support@mylife.irishlife.ie

You can download the MyLife app in the App Store or Google Play 

*This is estimated walking distance of the circumference of Ireland

in association of Sports Council Hi Mountaineering Ireland Partner Organisations
Get Ireland Walking recognises that walking is an activity with a potential risk of personal injury. Participants should be aware of and accept these risks and be responsible for their own actions and involvement.