Welcome to the website for the Galway Walking Club.

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

We had a great week away in Nerja: Lots of photos on John Keogh’s website.

Next Club Meeting: 8:30pm Thursday, 10th November 2016, Tonery’s Bar, 98 Bohermore, Galway. 

A.G.M. Thursday October 27th at 8.30p.m. in the Menlo Park Hotel.

Next GWC Walks (see walks section for more details)


Killarney: Saturday 29th October ramble and short walk – from Galway’s bridge to Muckross.Bus leaves Castlerosse hotel 10 am.

Killarney: Sunday 30th ramble in Gap of Dunloe, all on road, from Kate Kearney’s cottage to Lord Brandon’s cottage via the Black Valley (Keep left at junction – 10Km). Bus leaves Castlerock  hotel at 10am.

November 13th. LOUGHGREANEY LAKE LOOP WALK (EAST CLARE). This walk brings you all around the lake passing the village of Flagmount. Leader Jerry Lalor. Approx. 17km. Flat Walk. 5 Hours.  Meet at the Omniplex for 9.45 am leave at 10am.  Drive to Gort go past the Lady Gregory hotel and you will see a big lay by two kilometres on your left we will have a brief stop here to get everyone together.

Short Walk: November 6th,  Doon West -Roscahill Road Walk.    Leader Mary Fahey.   All Members must sign with Leader at St Oliver Plunkett Church, Renmore, at 1.15 pm for departure at 1.30 pm. On occasions walks may be altered due to the unavailability of the designated leader on the day.  Anyone going directly to the start of a walk please contact walk leader or coordinator Mary McCann – 087 714 3199, in case there is a late change.


  • A Hillwalks.
    Killarney: Saturday 29th October.  Purple Mtn, Shehy Mtn, Tomies Mtn.
    Leader Fintan O’Meara. Meet at Kate Kearney’s cottage at 8:45am sharpKillarney: Sunday 1st November. Glencappul, Mangerton, Stoompa
    Leader Bryan McCabe, meet at The Jarvey’s Rest Bar, Kenmare Road (on left, just before signed turnoff for Mangerton) at 8:45am sharp.
  • B Hillwalks.
    Killarney: Saturday 30th October.  Mount Mangerton.
    Leader Paul Molony. Meet at Castle Rosse Hotel at 9:15am. 5 hour walk. Moderate.
    Killarney: Sunday 1st November.  Purple Mountain.
    Leader Tom Reddington. Meet at Kate Kearney’s Cottage at 9:00am (remember clocks go back an hour on Saturday night). 4 hour walk. Moderate
    November 6th.  Benbrack. Leader Tom Reddington. Moderate. Meet at IMC Cinema, Headford Rd,  at 8:45am.
  • C  Hillwalks. November (date to be decided).  Abbey Hill 240m.  Leader Tom Huban.  Beautiful walk in the Burren, stunning views.  Meet at Astroturf Car Park, Oranmore.


October Bank Holiday Weekend – Killarney.  See Club Activities page for Accommodation and details of Rambles information. A Hillwalks are shown on A Hillwalks page and B Hillwalks are shown above.

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

Night away in Lynch’s Hotel Clonbur Thursday 29th of December. This is opened to all club members. We kick off on the Thursday morning 10.30a.m. in Lynch’s with complementary Tea & coffee, followed by a walk on Mount Gable there will be a low level walk as well. After the walk there will be mince pies tea & coffee served in the bar at 4 p.m.
For people interested in staying the night the price is 55 euro plus single supplement of 10 euro this includes Dinner B& B. If you don’t intend staying the night the walks & tea & coffee is opened to all club members.
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.

Just a couple of places left for this walking holiday in the sun.

To be included you must have € 55 paid to Jerry Lalor by the end of October, this is to cover the cost of the coach for the walks. Send payment to Jerry Lalor, “Shangort”, Tavnaghmore, Corofin, Tuam, Co Galway.

 For further details contact Liam Kenny 0868188593 or
Jerry Lalor 0872153689

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