The Chieftains Walk in memory of Martin Mc Guinness will again switch to a virtual format due to the ongoing public health situation, the organisers have announced. The Martin McGuinness Peace Foundation confirmed the move In response to the current high rate of Covid transmission, particularly in the Derry and Donegal areas. A spokesperson for the Foundation commented:
“We know this change will be disappointing to the thousands of people who have embraced the Chieftains Walk in order to remember Martin but we felt it just wouldn’t be appropriate to bring large numbers of people together at this time.
“However, the Foundation is calling on all of those wanting to protect and promote Martin’s legacy, to engage in a virtual walk on Sunday 15th August in their own locality and to post their photos on social media using the hashtag #ChieftainsWalk.
“In doing so you will continue to support Martin’s family and help protect and promote his legacy. The Foundation will ensure all those who are signed up will receive their memento of the event and we are urging as many people as possible to take part in the virtual event.”