RTE's Operation Transformation is once again joining forces locally with Mayo Sports Partnership to encourage people to become more physically active in 2019.  A number of walks will take place across the country on Saturday 12th January with Mayo walks taking place in Achill, Aughamore, Ballina, Ballyhaunis, Ballinrobe, Belmullet, Castlebar, Claremorris, Kiltimagh, Kilmovee Newport and Westport.

The walks, either 3 or 5km in length will be led by suitable leaders who will be on hand guide participants through the walk and also to give advice about follow on programmes etc.

Details of the events are as follows (See also attached poster, please note that all walks commence at 11am with meeting time at 10.30am):

Walk Locations

Centre                       Meeting Point & Time                               Time of Walk

Achill                          Saula National School                                            11am

Aughamore                Aughamore GAA Club                                           11am

Ballina                        Belleek Woods                                                       11am

Ballyhaunis               Friary Field                                                               11am

Ballinrobe                  The Green                                                                11am

Belmullet                    Aras Inis Gluaire (Civic Centre)                               11am

Claremorris                Clare Lake                                                                11am

Castlebar                   Castlebar Tennis Club                                              11am

Kiltimagh                   Market Square                                                         11am

Kilmovee                   Community Centre                                                  11am

Newport                     The Statue, Medlicott St.                                          11am

Westport                    Westport GAA Grounds                                           11am

County co-ordinators Mayo Sports Partnership and local organisers such as Achill Athletic Club, Aughamore GAA Club, Ballina Athletic Club, Ballinrobe GAA Club, Ballyhaunis Sports Network, Castlebar, Claremorris and Claremorris parkruns, Erris Community Health Forum, Kilmovee Community Centre, Newport Business association, Kiltimagh Tourism and Westport GAA and are encouraging people of all age groups to turn out on the day.

In all the events there is no cost involved, participants are asked to wear loose clothing and to bring some water. However no dogs are allowed. Further information on Operation Transformation can be viewed at : www.rte.ie/ot/

Details of Mayo Sports Partnerships follow on 5 week initiative “Operation Get Active Mayo” involving approximately numerous communities / groups throughout Mayo will be promoted at www.mayosports.ie and also in local media. Other Mayo Sports Partnership programmes such as Men on the Move, Couch to 5K, Meet and Train, Swim for a Mile, parkrun, Active 55 etc will also form part of this county wide call.

If you are interested in getting your community involved in the Get Active Mayo Campaign please contact Community Sports Development Officer Deirdre Donnelly at 094 9064386 or by email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.


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