Holywell welcomes Fingal’s Operation Transformation Walk

by Rose Barrett
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Operation Transformation Leader and Swords resident Katie Jones along with the Mayor of Fingal, Cllr Seána Ó Rodaigh, joined enthusiastic walkers on Saturday last (Jan 16) in Holywell Park, writes Rose Barrett.

The group completed a 3k walk organised by Fingal County Council Sport Office in conjunction with Operation Transformation 2022. The annual walk is supported by Sport Ireland in association with the RTE TV show and provides an opportunity for people to get more physically active. 

Mayor of Fingal Cllr Seána Ó Rodaigh said: “This was a perfect opportunity for people to kick start their ‘get fit’ New Year resolutions with a short fun walk and to hopefully use it to start exercising on a regular basis. It was fantastic to have Katie here today to show her our support as she embarks on her journey on Operation Transformation” 

Niall Mc Guirk, Senior Sports Development Officer, Fingal County Council, added: “This is our first OT walk in two years and we’re delighted to host it in Holywell Park for the first time. It has been a tough time for everyone, but I think we’ve all seen the benefits of physical activity during that period.”

Holywell park has seen a number of upgrades in the last few years, including the addition of fitness equipment and provides an ideal location to get those steps in around the 800m path. 

If you’d like to walk or run in Spring 2022, many GAA clubs are taking part in the ‘Ireland Lights Up’ initiative by turning on their floodlights and opening their walking tracks to the community for exercise. Fingal’s many parks and 88km of coastline provide great locations to enjoy the outdoor lifestyle and there are also 6 adult parkrun events (5km) and 5 junior parkrun events (2km) in Fingal offering free weekly timed runs. For further information see www.parkrun.ie and www.learning.fingal.ie 

MAIN PHOTO – Senan Doherty and Adam Butler with Fingal Mayor Seána Ó Rodaigh and Cllr Darragh Butler

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