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New Sli na Slainte route for Cloghan

posted 20 Jun 2010, 14:25 by Unknown user   [ updated 20 Aug 2012, 06:25 ]
The newly developed Cloghan K Sli na Slainte route will be launched on 1st July 2010 at 5:30 pm by the Olympian runner Pauline Curley at the St Rynaghs Football GAA Club in Cloghan. The term Sli na Slainte means (“ Path to Health”) and these walking routes are an initiative of the Irish Heart Foundation aimed at encouraging people to take the  30 minutes of physical activity, 5 days a week as recommended as part of a healthy lifestyle by the Irish Heart Foundation and Health Authorities. The Cloghan Slí na Sláinte "Let's Go Walking" brochure is available now to download.

Cloghan K Slí na Sláinte route is a 1 km route which starts at St Rynagh's Football GAA Club on the Birr road. The route circuits the playing pitch and continues onto Hill Street via the Old Mass Path. The route is completed by turning back onto Banagher Street and then back to the starting point. The pathway is suitable for wheelchair users and has full lighting. The route has been developed in partnership between St Rynagh's Football GAA Club and the Cloghan Development Association with funding from Offaly Local Development Company, West Offaly Enterprise Fund (ESB), Leinster Council (GAA) and the HSE.
 
The Sli will be launched by the unveiling of the route mapboard at the St Rynaghs Football GAA Club in Cloghan followed by a walk around the route and refreshments. Bouncing Castles will also be there for the young people among us. The public are invited and encouraged to join in and to take up using the route for regular exercise. A map of the slí route is available online at www.strynaghsfootballclub.ie & www.irishheart.ie . Anyone seeking further info on the Sli na Slainte initiative can contact Edel Byrne,  Sli na Slainte National Co-ordinator  at the Irish Heart Foundation, 4 Clyde Road, Dublin 4 ( Ph.01 668-5001) or e-mail: ebyrne@irishheart.ie
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