Countdown to Make Way Day on September 24th

Today is the day,
Are you ready?

Post a pic of everyday obstructions #MakeWayDay21

Our advocates are all over the country drawing attention to the problems caused by things left on the footpath
Spot one? Use the Make Way Day Tool and post it on our social pages with #MakeWayDay21

Group photo of people with disabilites promoting MakeWayDay with a sign
Visually impaired man with cane encountering a block in foothpath

Make Way in My 5K

Friday 24th September 2021

  1. We invite you to undertake a survey of your area with the Make Way Day online easy-to-use tool.

  2. The tool is mobile friendly and is used to draw attention to anything that is a barrier for you . Here is a video showing you how it will work https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nAhoSC1po9g.

  3. This quick and easy exercise is mainly picture-based, and you can use it as often as you like on the day.
  4. There will be a link to the tool on all our social media platforms and website on Friday 24th of September. 

  5. Our aim is to have all the 5ks journeys join up to give us an inclusive map of Ireland.

  6. We will collect the results and share them with the right people and work together to help solve the problems.

  7. Use the map below to find the local coordinator for your area. Contact them to find out what’s happening locally and how you can get involved.

  8. If you don't have the online tool, you can still take part. Take pictures of  obstacles (parked cars on footpaths, bikes chained to railings, sandwich boards and overhanging branches) and post your pictures to social media. Include #MakeWayDay21, tag @MakeWayDay and @disabilityfed in your post.

  9. Show your support by sharing and retweeting other people’s posts from the Make Way Day Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram account and encourage friends and family to do the same. Use our MakeWayDay Twibbon.
  10. To receive email updates, use the campaign sign up form. By signing up expect to receive the MakeWayDay news. This will include the latest updates as the campaign progresses. 

Nothing stirring
near you?

    1. Let DFI know so we can support you to make the campaign happen in your area.
    2. Take pictures of the obstacles you encounter (parked cars on footpaths, bikes chained to railings, sandwich boards and overhanging branches) and post your pictures to social media. Include #MakeWayDay21 and tag @makewayday @disabilityfed in your post.

    3. Show your support by sharing and retweeting other people’s posts from the Make Way Day Facebook, Twitter and Instagram account and encourage friends and family to do the same.

    4. Contact your local Councillors asking them to support Make Way Day 2020. We’ve prepared a draft motion to help with this – email info@disability-federation.ie and we’ll send it to you.

    5. Contact others who might be interested in getting involved and support Make Way Day.
 
This year Make Way Day should be on the street where you live. See the list of local authorities that are involved.

 

Local Authority 

Carlow County Council

Cavan County Council

Clare County Council

Cork City Council

Cork County County Council

Donegal County Council

Dublin City County Council

Dun Laoghaire Rathdown County Council

Fingal County Council

Galway City Council

Galway County Council

Kerry County Council

Kildare County Council

Kilkenny County Council

Laois County Council

Leitrim County Council

Limerick City and County County Council

Longford County Council

Louth County Council

Mayo County Council

Meath County Council

Monaghan County Council

Offaly County Council

Roscommon County Council

Sligo County Council

South Dublin County Council

Tipperary County Council

Waterford County Council

Westmeath County Council

Wexford County Council

Wicklow County Council

You can follow your local campaign by using the hashtags # and handles @ of your area. For example #MakeWayGalway, #MakeWayDLR.

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