Slí na Sláinte

Walking is a near perfect form of physical activity; it’s free, family friendly, suitable for all fitness levels and a great exercise for improving our heart health.

Slí na Sláinte meaning Path to Health, aims to encourage people of all ages and abilities to walk more for health and leisure.

The programme is divided in two elements – Walking route development and Walking Leader Training.

Walking Route Development


Mapped, measure walking routes aim to encourage people to incorporate more walking into their day.  A map board is located at the start of the walk to inform people of the distance and duration, signs are located at each kilometre point to encourage and motivate walkers while directional arrows guide people along the route.


How do I develop a route in my community?

How do I develop a route in my workplace?

How do I develop a route in my school?

How do I develop a GAA Slí?


Walking Leader Training 

Walking Leader Training Level 1 is aimed at people wishing to lead a walking group in their community or workplace.

Walking Leader Training Level 2 is more tailored towards those looking to lead walks outside their local communities on the Coillte Trails and Fáilte Ireland Loops


Community Walking Leader Training Dates 2018

Louth – May 12th-13th – €50

Cork – May 19th – 20th – €50

Refresher evening Cork – May 21st – €10 (6.30pm-9.30pm)

Galway – May 26th– 27th – €50


To enquire about walking route development or walking leader training courses please contact Tara

To register for training please fill in the form below:

Community Walking Leader Training 2018

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