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Step by Step

A young girl makes her way to school

This year celebrates 11 years of the Step by Step to Feed the Next Child Walk!

Each year, people from all over Ireland join our Step by Step walk, raising vital funds to help feed hungry children in some of the world’s poorest communities.

Scroll down to see this year’s routes. 

Traditionally, walkers set off from seven starting points across the country and over nine days – between 7 and 15 August – cover more than 200km as they make their way toward the Marian shrine at Knock in County Mayo.

Building on the success of past years, we’re continuing the option of taking on a local walk, which you can complete nearer to your home. It’s up to you whether you do these local walks in groups or pairs, and you can choose any distance that suits those taking part.

Volunteers collect donations at a Walk to Knock event

Supporters in Longford town met at 6pm every night between 7 and 15 August and walked a route around the bypass together. If you’d like to follow their lead with your own local walk, we can provide t-shirts and sponsor cards to help you along your way (just let us know in the comments section of the sign-up form).

We will be holding bucket collections along the routes this year. If you would like to volunteer to help with these collections, please contact us.

If you’re unable to take part in a walk this year but would still like to help out, please let us know.

Young fundraisers in Ireland walk together with their arms linked.
Route from Malin to Knock

Malin to Knock

Route from Dublin to Knock

Dublin to Knock

Route from Kilkenny to Knock

Kilkenny to Knock

Route from Limerick to Knock

Limerick to Knock

Route from Thurles to Knock

Thurles to Knock

Route from Enniskillen to Knock

Enniskillen to Knock

Route from Lurgan to Knock

Armagh to Knock

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Go your own way!