Presenter Kathryn Thomas and Uachtarán Chumann Lúthchleas Gael John Horan during the launch of Ireland Lights Up 2021 in partnership with RTÉ’s Operation Transformation and Get Ireland Walking at Croke Park.
Presenter Kathryn Thomas and Uachtarán Chumann Lúthchleas Gael John Horan during the launch of Ireland Lights Up 2021 in partnership with RTÉ’s Operation Transformation and Get Ireland Walking at Croke Park.

'Ireland Lights Up'


In support of the Irish government’s current ‘Keep Well’ campaign, Ireland Lights Up 2021 will proceed within the current Covid-19 restrictions but with the delayed start date of Wednesday, January 13th.  

The ‘Keep Well’ campaign aims to support communities and individuals to mind their mental and physical health over the coming months. Healthy Ireland and Sport Ireland have made available a grant scheme to support clubs’ costs in delivering Ireland Lights Up 2021. This year, other sporting codes are also participating in the initiative to maximise its positive impact on local communities.     

Almost 350 GAA clubs have registered to date to participate. It is vital that clubs abide by public health guidelines and take every due diligence to ensure those who want to enjoy a walk at their local GAA grounds can do so safely. Walkers also have a responsibility to adhere to the latest public health guidelines (including travel restrictions, set at 5km from one’s home at time of issue).