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Community Development Programme

Get Kildare Walking Programme

In place of the ‘Kildare Walking Month’ which has been facilitated by KSP for the past number of years, it was decided to create a virtual programme which could be completed independently by persons living in Kildare.

The concept of the programme was for individuals to register and to complete 6 x canal walks within the month of September. On each of the identified routes, there was a ‘marker’ at the mid-way point which contained a unique code, this code was then recorded by participants and submitted back to KSP in order for participants to claim their KSP branded ‘snood’ when 6 codes had been collected. We also had Kildare Sports Partnership water bottles for children participating in the programme. In the interest of fairness, the codes were changed twice so that participants could not share the codes across social media sites.

It has been a hugely successful programme reaching over 700 participants, has been received very well online and the feedback was overwhelmingly positive. It was a great way to explore our waterways in County Kildare and get active in a safe way. 

Kildare Walking Festival

The Kildare Walking Festival is organised during the month of July as part of the ‘Get Kildare Walking’ Programme. The event has attracted hundreds of participants each year and not only gets people active but also creates an awareness of the facilities and amenities that are available in the county. It has also facilitated the creation of walking groups as well as training walking leaders and ‘Fitsticks’ programme trainers.

Please visit our Bookings section to view currently available programmes.