Welcome to the website for the Galway Walking Club.

Condolences to Paul Molony on the recent death of his sister Barbara Turner in Edinburgh after a long illness. May she rest in peace.

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: Thursday September 3rd 2015 at 8.30pm in Tonerys Bar, Bohermore.  All are welcome.  People who are interested to join can come along and have a chat with club members on the night. 

Next GWC Walks (see walks section for more details)

  • Ramble: Sunday September 6th – DERROURA WALK OUGHTERARD 16 kms (4.5hours). Great views over Lough Corrib
  • Hillwalks: B Hillwalk – Sunday August 30th Letterbreckaun. Note new meeting time of 8.45am to leave at 9.00am. Leader Tom Rea. 
  •  Sunday September 6th A Hillwalk- Glencorbett Horseshoe – Leader Patricia Fleming, Meet at 8.45am to leave at 9.00am.
  • Short Walk: Sunday August 30th – COOLE PARK/GARRYLAND(Park in Coole Car park)
  • C Hillwalk: TBC

Mountaineering Ireland have launched a short video which includes interviews with three hill sheep farmers in the west of Ireland, two of whom are Mountaineering Ireland members. In addition to showcasing the stunning landscape in the Leenane area, the video provides an insight into how walking activity can impact on the lives and livelihood of farmers. Watch the video on Youtube and share it with your friends and fellow club members:


  • Foreign Trip 2015 for Walking Club Members: Details for the trip abroad are now available. Destination is Sardinia and the booking form and details are herePLEASE NOTE THAT THE TRIP IS NOW FULL.

  •  Island Weekend Away for Walking Club MembersClare Island September 18th to 20th. Accommodation listing on Club Activities Page.

  • October Bank Holiday Weekend:
    Fri 23rd to Mon 26th Oct.  Newport, Co. Mayo. Accommodation listing on Club Activities Page.

  • CHRISTMAS PARTY 2015:  Diamond Coast Hotel, Enniscrone, Co Sligo on Saturday December 5th 2015.

    Phone No 096 26000. Email Website

    One evening meal (3 course with tea or coffee) in the Coral Restaurant plus entertainment in the main bar at 10pm.

    – 2 night stay – 2BB& 1 Dinner – €90 per person  based on 2 people sharing in a twin/double room

    – 1 Night stay – 1 BB & 1 dinner – €70 per person based on 2 people sharing in a twin/double room

    Single room supplement per night is €25.00, total for 2 nights €50.


  • CANARIES 2016

That time of the year again to start thinking about the Canaries so we are looking for names for those interested in joining with us on our annual walking holiday to Gran Canaria 2016.  The walks start on 22nd of January. If you intend to join us or you require further information please contact either Jerry Lalor at Phone No. 087 215 3689 OR Liam Kenny at Phone No. 086 818 8593.

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