Welcome to the website for the

Galway Walking Club.

See: Remembering my dear friend Anne O’Connor by Grace Kenny


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 17th August, 2017, Tonery’s Bar, 98 Bohermore, Galway. 

Next GWC Walks (see walks section for more details)

Ramble: Change of ramble for Sunday 20th August
Loughgreaney East Clare loop walk 5 hours 21km  (to replace slieve Bernagh) leave the Omniplex at 10am short regroup two kilometres past the lady Gregory Hotel Gort on the layby on your left.

The rambles meet at the IMC Cinema on the Headford Road at 09.45am to depart at 10.00am.

Short Walk: August 27th. Coole Park.  Leader: Bernie Stephens.  

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

Wednesday Short Walk:  Wednesday 16th August, meet at Rahoon Cemetery 7.20p.m. to leave 7.30p.m. 

A Hillwalk –  20th August. Ben Lettery and Bengower, led by Mary Murphy

The A Hill Walkers meet near the IMC Cinema, Headford Road, at 8.45a.m. to leave at 9.00a.m.

B Hillwalk  – 27th August.  Corcog.  Leader: Loretta Needham. Moderate. 

The B Hill Walkers meet near the IMC Cinema, Headford Road, at 8.45a.m. to leave at 9.00a.m. Regroup at Maam Cross at 9:45.

C Hillwalk – Saturday 19th August.  Corcogemore Mountain ( Corcóg)– 609 Metres. 5 + hrs – Strenuous walk.  Leader: Loretta Needham.
Note: Anyone wanting to do a C Hill would need to do a Ramble first. 

Heritage Week celebration of the Irish Pilgrim Paths 19-26 Aug: See this link.

Island Week-end away – September 1st-3rd. Inis Meain. Staying on the island in various B&B’s Friday and Saturday nights.  There is a boat at 10am on Saturday anyone can take this and come back that evening.  There may be some accommodation available on the island.  Try Air B & B. See separate page.     

The formal Cliff walk on Sunday is cancelled. There is an option for members to walk from Doolin to Cliffs and back if people would still like a walk there, but this is not an official club walk. Its up to members to do this if they so wish. Everything else on the week-end remains the same.

September Camino – Bilbao to Santander.  Leader Matt Flesk. More details here. Click on the News tab for some resources for the Caminos.

Club Trip to Croatia Wednesday 27th Sept to Wednesday 4th October. This trip is now booked out.  Those booked and have any questions for Pat Herbert the organiser can contact him on (086)7785777 (Ireland); Croatia 00385921923967.

An Evening of Talking about Walking

Galway Walking Club would like you to join us for an evening of

‘Talks about the pleasures of walking and the impact on our fragile environment’

Date:  Thursday 19th October, 2017

Time:  7.00 pm

Venue:  Menlo Park Hotel, Galway

Our speakers:

Trish Walsh, Director of Petersburg Outdoor Education & Training Centre, Clonbur, Co. Galway, and landscape translator

Kevin O’Callaghan, geologist and lecturer in GMIT, Castlebar

Orla Prendergast, environmentalist and lecturer in GMIT, Castlebar

With time for tea and a chat after the talks. Admission: €5 

October Bank Holiday Week-end, 27th to 30th October, Kilmallock, Co Limerick. For details see Club Activities menu or click here.

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

Night in Clonbur Friday December 29th, staying in Lynch’s Hotel (Fairhill House Hotel) with walk early in the day.

Gran Canaria 2018
Walking holiday in the sun January 19th to 26th (Limited number) For details please contact Jerry Lalor on 087-2153689 or email
More info here.

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