What are ISA Walk and Talk events?

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9 May
9 May

The Irish Stammering Association (ISA) Walk and Talk events have been running for 11 years. The first ISA Walk and Talk took place in Upper church, Tipperary in 2013, and since that time, several Walk and Talk events have been held each year.

Over the years, we have walked across Dublin, mountain to sea, we spent some time in Kilmainham jail, and we even managed a virtual Walk and Talk event around the streets of Venice during the Covid-19 lockdown. ISA will host a fundraising Walk and Talk event across the 42km Dublin Mountains Way in the summer of 2024.Walk and Talks are an opportunity for people to meet and spend time in like-minded company.

ISA welcomes all those with an interest in stammering and over the years attendees have included people who stammer, parents, siblings, extended family members, speech and language therapists, and others connected by stammering. Walk and Talk events combine fresh air and exercise with social connection, and the positive benefit of this on mental wellbeing is well documented in research.

I have always left Walk and Talk events in a positive mindset regardless of weather conditions. We have received positive feedback from many people over the years. Stammering is but one of many topics discussed on the walks.Attending a Walk and Talk event offers a great opportunity to informally find out about what the ISA offers to the stammering community in Ireland.

You’ll meet ISA board members, members of the Irish stammering community, speech and language therapists, and others, all of whom want to meet you and answer any query you have. Although it is a Walk and Talk event, people are welcome to come along and just enjoy the walk. Talking is optional, not mandatory. Walk and Talk events cater for all, including those whose preference is to leave the talking to others. The ISA wants to meet more people and grow the stammering community in Ireland. We hope you will join us at a Walk and Talk event in future.

As we gear up for our next exhilarating adventure along the Dublin Mountains Way, we're extending a warm invitation to you to join us. Imagine a day filled with laughter, inspiring conversations, and the beauty of nature, all while supporting ISA. Whether you're a seasoned walker or just someone looking to make new friends, this event is for you. Don't miss this chance to make a positive impact, both personally and within our community.

Lace up your walking shoes, bring your enthusiasm, and let's make this Walk and Talk the most memorable yet. See you on the trail!

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