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Monaghan Sports Council     Monaghan County Development Board

Community Walking Leaders Training Courses for Monaghan


Walking Leader Training is primarily aimed at people wishing to lead a walking group or promote walking in the community or workplace. The course comprises of a weekend of training and then a follow up 4 week walking programme to try out your new walking leader skills.


Please contact for more information on the Walking Leader Training Programme.


We are delighted that this training is coming to Monaghan this year, taking place on Saturday 23rd and Sunday 24th April at the Four Seasons Hotel.



The Irish Heart Foundation and Sport Ireland are subsidising the Walking Leader Training weekend and there is a nominal cost of €50 per participant.  The course fee includes training, course materials, pedometer, 2 lunches and tea/coffee breaks throughout the weekend.
Course Content

Current recommendations for health enhancing physical activity for adults, and how they relate to walking.

The main elements of a health-enhancing walking session.

Prescribing walking programmes suitable for people of different fitness levels .

Advice on issues such as posture, technique, stretching, intensity, clothing, etc.

Safety issues.

Planning walking sessions and programmes.

Developing a Slí na Sláinte route.

How to start your own Slí walking group

Practical Walking Sessions

4-week Walking Challenge Programme



Timetable for Course


Saturday  9.30am Morning Session 

11am Coffee (20 mins)

11.20am Resume Session

1pm  Lunch

2pm Afternoon Session

3.30pm Coffee (20 mins)

5pm Close

Sunday  9.30am Morning Session 
10am Coffee (20 mins)
10.20am Resume Session

1pm Lunch

2pm Close

4 Week Walking Challenge Programme (Course Follow up)

Once participants complete the Walking Leader Course they will be set a challenge of leading a 4 week walking programme within their community to put their training to work. You will be provided with a log book to record your progress for the challenge.  Once you have completed your log book you will be certified as an Irish Heart Foundation community walking leader.


Please Note: Before committing to the training, it is important to remember that the aim of each course is to have a panel of trained leaders ready to implement their skills in their own communities. We will therefore expect all participants to organise walks on a regular basis after the course has ended.


Please email for more information or contact Monaghan Sports Partnership at 042-9755126 for an application form