Community Encouraged To Use New Walkway At John Mitchels GAA Grounds

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The new John Mitchels GAA Community Walking and Running Track at their grounds in Camp, Ballyseedy.

IT was opened just a few months ago, but it’s still largely a hidden gem which walkers and runners should know about.

Minister Brendan Griffin performed the official opening of the John Mitchels GAA Community Walking and Running Track back in August and its proving a hit among club members.

However, the club wants to let the community at large know about the free facility and are inviting people up to use the track. The pathway runs around the perimeter of the training pitches and is 880m in length with markers at every 100m.

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There’s also a marker when you hit the 1km mark so you can run or walk and measure the distance you want to go. There are lights all around the track, so it’s safe to use at night which is handy with the long, dark winter evenings.

“The track is also well lit up and very safe,” said Club Treasurer, Hugh Fitzgibbon. “It’s lovely to go for a walk or run during the day with views of the mountains, so it’s also good for the mind.

“As a GAA club we’re all about community and not just our own members, but the wider community. We’ve plenty parking here in a secure location and we’d be delighted to see people use the walkway,” said Hugh.

The walkway can be used anytime during the open hours of the complex, which is between 8am and 9pm and all are welcome.

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