Welcome to the website for the Galway Walking Club.

Our condolences go to Berni Stephens on the death of her father Tommy Stephens.  Reposing at Suaimhneas on the grounds of Clarinbridge Church this Friday 27th May 5.00p.m.-7.00p.m. Funeral mass on Saturday at 11.00a.m. 

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, 9th June, 2016, Tonerys Bar, 98 Bohermore, Galway. 

Next GWC Walks (see walks section for more details)

Ramble: Sunday 29th May: Killary Loop Walk (Leenane)   Meet near IMC Cinema at 9:45am. Leader Pat Moran. Moderate walk 17km (4 to 5 hours).  Minor roads and Famine Track.  This is one of our most popular walks.

Short Walk: Sunday 5th June.  Spiddeal, bog road starting at Spiddeal Pier  Leader Mary Fahey. Meet at St Oliver Plunkett Church, Renmore, at 1.15 pm for departure at 1.30 pm. (For all the short walks if you intend to go directly to the start please contact the walk leader, as there may be late changes to walks).

Short Walk Mid-week – Wednesdays.  (see walks section for more details) Next one is Wednesday 1st June.  Meet at Spar shop Roscam, opposite the Furniture Store.  (If coming from town, use old Dublin Road turn right at traffic lights just before the Galway Clinic roundabout.  Meet at 7.20p.m. for 7.30p.m. departure.


  • A Hillwalks.  Sunday 29th May. Knockastakeen, Greenane and Laghtshanaquilla (Galtees).  Leader Bryan McCabe.
  • B Hillwalks.  Sunday 5th June.  Corcog to Maumeen. Leader Tom Hanrahan. Difficult. Meet at the IMC Cinema at 8:45am.
  • C Hillwalks The next C Hill will be on Saturday, 28th May. Lackavrea, leader is Paul Molony –0877533053.  Meeting at 9.45am to leave at 10 from Kelehans. New C schedule for 2016, see ‘Walks’ section of Menu. See photos from May 15th C Cleggan Hill/Omey Island walk here.


Camino Ingles second trip is in June 2016. Another group are going on the Camino Ingles from 18th June to 28th June.  For details contact Eileen Letsome or Maura Faherty email

Galway Walking Club Marathon 2016 will take place Saturday August 6th.
Download the Marathon Brochure here or from the Marathon menu item.

Island Week-end Away 2016 is Achill Island, staying at Achill Island Hotel. September 2nd and 3rd.  (098)45138 the hotel will release all rooms not booked by the 6th April.  It will be a busy weekend in Achill so book soon. Details in ‘Club Activities->Weekends Away’.

The Week Away 2016 will be to Nerja in Spain, from 8th to 15th October. Details in ‘Club Activities’.

Details of the 2016 Christmas Party are now available. See ‘Club Activities‘.

The January 2017 Puerto Rico (Gran Canaria) walks will commence on the 20th Jan and run until 25th Jan so anyone planning to go should arrange to be there not later than the 19th. For further details contact Liam Kenny 0868188593 or
Jerry Lalor 0872153689

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