Next Club Meeting: Thursday July 24th in Tonerys Bar Bohermore Galway at 8:30 pm. All members and prospective members are welcome to attend.
Next Walks (see walks section for more details)
Short Walk: Sunday 20th July. Green Road Abbey Hill Burren.
Ramble: Sunday 27th July - Mannin Loop – Ballyconneely. Drive to Ballyconneely and park across from Keogh’s Supermarket. Approx. 11.30am.
B Hillwalk: - Sunday 20th July - No walk due to Joyce Country Challenge
A Hillwalk – Sunday 20th July - No walk due to Joyce Country Challenge
There’s no club hill walk on Sunday 20th July because of the Joyce Country Challenge on Saturday 19th. However, there is an Archaeological Walk and Talk in the Burren on 20th July which some members might be interested in attending.
A ‘walk and talk’ on Famine archaeology around Ballyvaughan will take place on Sunday 20th July, beginning at 2pm led by NUI Galway archaeologist Maggie Ronayne. As part of the Burren Community Archaeology Project, Maggie and a team made up of local community members and NUIG and GMIT students, with the assistance of several landowners, have been investigating and mapping Famine archaeology over the last few years. They will be showing us some of the evidence in the landscape from before, during and after the Great Famine. We will visit the remains of two deserted villages at Lissaroo and Croagh North and see other remains of pre-famine farming and rural life in Newtown, Croagh North and Drumbrickaun townlands. We will also see evidence of big changes to the landscape prior to and during the Famine itself including enclosure of the land, changes to road layout, the desertion of some settlements and the erection of new buildings. The walk and talk will feature new maps recently produced by the team and new information about the Duke of Buckingham’s estate. Boots are advised and clothing suitable for the weather that day. Part of the trip will involve walking up-slope and across uneven limestone pavement. Some people may wish to do a shorter version of the trip, finishing after the first stop on the walk at Lissaroo. Meeting point: Burren College of Art car park beside Newtown castle at 2pm.
The Galway Walking Annual Club Marathon on the Western Way will take place on Saturday the 9th August 2014. The brochure for the marathon is now available in the marathon section of the website or by clicking on the following link – Marathon 2014 brochure. Contact the Marathon organizer Jerry Lalor (firstname.lastname@example.org) for any extra information.
If you would like to share photos from a club walk please send the photos to the club email address and we will post them on the club Flickr page. Click here for photos from recent walks.