THOUSANDS of people across Ireland are set to take part in the biggest ever RTÉ Operation Transformation nationwide walks event this weekend at more than 80 venues across the country.
This year, Dr. Eddie Murphy will be with Mayo Operation Transformation leader Mary Diamond in Kiltimagh, starting and finishing in the Market Square, with walks also taking place in Ballyhaunis and Ballinrobe.
The Mayo walks are organised in conjunction with Mayo Sports Partnership. The Ballinrobe walk starts at the Cornmarket at 11 a.m. (meet at 10.30 a.m.); the Ballyhaunis walks is from the Friary Field at 11 a.m. (meet at 10.30 a.m.), and the Kiltimagh walk also starts at 11 a.m., meeting in The Square at 10.30 a.m.
These free events are open to all ages and abilities (no dogs allowed) and light refreshments will be served afterwards. To register, contact Mayo Sports Partnership on (094) 9047025.
The RTÉ cameras will be filming in Kiltimagh where the OT effort is well underway. Over 200 people signed up for Operation Transformation Kiltimagh in the Park Hotel on Monday evening and there's also a chance to register this Saturday morning from 10 to 10.30 a.m. in the Cill Aodain Hotel. Registration is €25.
The six local leaders are Lisa Cummins, Paddy Cunney, Vera McKeown, Joe Corry, Martina Lavelle and Paul O’Shea and they've got lots of walks and other activities taking place every day, from early morning 'til night – updates are on the Kiltimagh Tourism Festivals Facebook page.