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Cork Walking Month 2022- Activator Pole Walking Programme


Cork Walking Month is an opportunity to celebrate walking by getting involved with a local group or club or participate in an event or programme


Event Description:

A number of Activator Pole Walking Programmes are kicking off during May as part of Cork Walking Month. 

ACTIVATOR poles are an adaptation of Nordic Walking poles and have been developed by Canadian therapists to promote balance and improve mobility. They also aim to increase physical activity levels and functional fitness and independance of adults and older adults. 

This programme is particularly focused at people with balance concerns or mobility issues. They are suitable for all, including people with; arthritis, an acquired brain injury, or people with Parkinson’s disease.  Programme details:

Programme Duration: 6 Weeks

Session Duration: 1 hour/Week

Cost: €30 + booking fee (All equipment & booklets provided)

There are 7 programmes kicking off this May:

    • Gurranabraher, Cork city
    • Mallow (Mallow Community Health Project)*
    • Whitechurch Community Centre
    • Youghal
    • Dunmanway Community Hall
    • Midleton GAA Club

Mallow and Youghal are being run by the local health projects. Please contact Niamh Herbert ( in Youghal or Pauline O Grady ( in Mallow if you wish to book a place. 

For more information on any of the Cork Walking Month events you can contact Alison Chambers: