Welcome to the website for the

Galway Walking Club.


The Club encourages all Walkers doing short Walks & Rambles to wear high vis jackets especially for the winter months.

For people who are interested to join the club – please feel free to come along to our next meeting – details are below.  Otherwise please have a look at the Joining the Club/Visitors Page and Walks Page which sets out our schedule for the year.  Alternatively you can email our Secretary at

Next Club Meeting: 8:30pm Thursday, 2nd March 2017, Tonery’s Bar, 98 Bohermore, Galway. 

Next GWC Walks (see walks section for more details)

Ramble: March 5th.   LOUGH INAGH TO LEENANE Moderate walk, 17km (4½ Hours), 70% of this walk is on Western Way. Great views over Killary Fjord and Mweelrea. Leader: Tom O’Connor.

The rambles meet at the IMC Cinema on the Headford Road at 09.45am – (Depart at 10am sharp). Then drive to Leenane on entering the village turn right for the Westport road we park in the main car park on the left. Should arrive approx 11am.

Short Walk: March 12th .   Leader Monica Quinn.    GREENFIELD – Headford _ ROAD WALK & Causeway to Inchequin island   Start at Kilroe  School)

Meet at the church in Renmore at 1.15p.m. to depart 1.30p.m.

B Hillwalk March 12th. Knocknahillion   Leader Patricia Flemming.  Moderate.

A Hillwalk – March 5th.  Northern Maamturks. Leader: Jacqui O’Dowd.

C  Hillwalk
 March 11th, 
Mullaghmore Hill, Beautiful walk in the BurrenMeet at Astroturf Car Park in Oranmore 9.45am. Leader: Bill Dibb.

 All members must sign with Leader at meeting point, Kelehans Pub, unless otherwise stated.  Meeting time is 9.45am for 10.00am departure.


Cheese and Wine Night – Thursday 2nd March (after club meeting)

Quiz Night – Thursday March 30th, Tonnery’s Bar.

BBQ – Friday July 7th, Clybaun Hotel. 

May Bank Holiday week-end Gortahork in County Donegal.  28th April to 1st May. We will base ourselves at Ostan Loch Altain in Gortahork.  (See this page for more details).

May Camino – Logrono to Bourgos. Flying into Bilbao.  May 29th to June 5th.  Contact Eileen Letsome (086)4066652 or Berni Stephens email:

Galway Walking club marathon & half marathon will take place Saturday August the 12th 2017We celebrate our 21st marathon this year each participant will receive a once off Marathon medal. Brochure and details will follow soon.

Island Week-end away – September 1st-3rd. Inis Meain. Staying on the island in various B&B’s Friday and Saturday nights with a walk on the island on Saturday. Then back to Doolin on Sunday morning for another walk there.

September Camino – Bilbao to Santander.  Leader Matt Flesk. More details later.

Club Trip to Croatia Wednesday 27th Sept to Wednesday 4th October. This trip is booking up fast. There are only a limited number of spaces  available. We have to finalise numbers by mid February, in order to guarantee the accomodation. Details on the separate page about information required and times of flights etc. Please note to email bother people as follows: (patholland104@gmail.comand Rosie Collins (

Club Christmas Party –  1-3rd December. Falls Hotel in Ennistymon.   Christmas dinner party Saturday the 2nd December. Book early.

Night in Clonbur December 29th, staying in Lynch’s Hotel with walk early in the day.

Mountaineering Ireland members are encouraged to read the Draft vision for the future of Ireland’s mountains and upland areas and provide feedback either before Mountaineering Ireland’s Spring Gathering, or during the Members’ Forum in Kilkenny on Saturday evening 4th March where the document will be discussed. The Spring Gathering is open to all Mountaineering Ireland members, the programme and booking information are available here –

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