1.  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 in  joining 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: Aug 16th, 2018 in Tonery’s  at 8.30pm.


Next GWC Walks (see walks section for more details) 

Short Walk:

Next  walk:-   Sun 29th July

Walk Leader :- Monica Quinn

Location;-   Inishmacatreer Glencorrib

Meet at:- Renmore parish church at 1.15 for 1.30 departure

Regroup at:- 


Next Walk.:- Sun 5th of Aug

Walk Leader;- Tommie O’Connor

Location:- Lough Inagh to Leenane

Meet at;-    9.45am leave at 10.00am.

Regroup at:-   There will be a bus from Leenane in the morning.

 A Hillwalk :  

Next Walk :- Sun 5th Aug

Walk Leader   John Smyth

Walk Location:  Commences and ends in Connemara National Park – Letterfrack

Meet at: 8.45 at omniplex for 9am departure.

Regroup:   Connemara National Park Car Park at 10:30am

B Hillwalk :-

Next Walk :- Sunday 29th July

Walk Leader:  Kevin Walsh

Walk Location:-  Mweelrea (Difficult)

Meet at :- omniplex at 8.45 for 9am departure 

Regroup at:  Leenane

C Hillwalk – 

Next  walk:-  Sat 28th July

Walk Leader:-  Patricia Fleming

Walk Location:- Leenane Hill

Meet at :-   Kelehans @ 9.15 for 9.30 depart

Regroup at:-

Note: Anyone wanting to do a C Hill would need to do a Ramble first. 


Club Notices:

Outdoor BBQ:  The GWC will hold an Outdoor BBQ on Saturday August 11th at the Petersburg Education Centre in Clonbur. The BBQ will be preceeded by a Short Walk/Ramble and, a Hill walk on Mount Gable. There will be accomodation in Petersburg House for those wishing to stay over. As there is limited accommodation ( 36 persons) , it will be on a 1st come 1st served basis.  Room en- suite of 4 persons sharing at €12.00 per person.  To book your accomodation please send requests to  email with heading on email –ACCOMMODATION BBQ 11TH AUGUST.  There is also limited numbers for the BBQ and tickets will be available from members of the committee and at the Club meeting @ €10/person.

Galway Walking Club Annual Marathon: The annual Galway walking Club marathon with take place on Sat. August 18th 2018. Further information will be posted on the Marathon tab as it becomes available . Information also from Marathon Co-ordinator , Jerry Lalor – 087-2153689 ,Email:

Island weekend away:  The Island weekend is Inishboffin this year. 31Aug and 1Sept. Further details on Activity page.

October week away: The Club Week Away for 2018 will be to Majorca from the 3rd to the 10th Oct. Details are on the Activity tab of this website.

Mountaineering Ireland Autumn Gathering:Galway Walking Club will host the Autumn Gathering of Mountaineering Ireland  from the 12th Oct to 14th Oct. inc. in Clonbur , Co. Galway. Further update to follow.

October Bank Holiday Weekend:
Twin Trees Hotel, Ballina Co Mayo. 26th/27th /28th. October. 3 Nights B&B plus 1 Dinner (3 course meal): €169.00 per person sharing. Further details on Activity Page.

GWC Christmas Party: The  Christmas Party will this year be  held  in Clifden at the Station House Hotel on Dec. 1st 2018  . Further  details are available  on the “Activities” tab



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