Be Sunsmart when out walking this Bank Holiday Weekend April to September use sun protection to protect your when out walking, even on short walks.  With over 13,000 cases diagnosed annually, skin cancer is the most common form of cancer in Ireland.  Yet most skin cancers could be prevented by protecting skin. Choose shady walking paths whenever possible and try to avoid walking during the peak hours of 11am to 3pm when UV is strongest. Being SunSmart reduces your risk of skin cancer.