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

Next Club Meeting: 8:30pm Thursday, 29th September, 2016, Tonery’s Bar, 98 Bohermore, Galway. 

Next GWC Walks (see walks section for more details)

Ramble: October 2nd. Lough Inagh Valley to Maam Valley.  Leader Tom Reddington.  18km flat. 5 hours.  This walk is on the Western Way – great views.

Short Walk: Sunday 25th September. Coole Park – Garryland Woods. Leader Bernie Stephens.  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).

  • A Hillwalks.  October 2nd, To be decided. Leader Patricia Fleming.
  • B Hillwalks.  September 25th, Ben Choona. Difficult.  Leader Jacqui O’Dowd. 
    C  Hillwalks. 
    September 24th.  Ben Lettery  depending on  the weather, otherwise Tom will decide on the day on an alternative hill. Meet at Kelehans at 9.45 to leave 10am. Tom Reddington leading 0872358969


The 2016 Why Not? Adventure Film Festival (#WNAFF16) will be taking place over two days in Galway. On Oct 1st and 2nd. We’re Ireland’s only adventure film festival. A bit like BANFF Mountain Film Festival. But Irish. And a bit more craic🙂
See the festival website for more details.
Club members can get a discount of 10% using code WNAFF16_INDIV. Plus if you ring the box office number on 091-569777 or email you’ll avoid the €1 booking fee.

There’s a FREE adventure film night this Tues (Sep 20th) in The Loft, above Bar 7, on Bridge St, Galway. This starts at 7:30pm.

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

October Bank Holiday Weekend – Killarney.  See page for more details.

First Aid Course will be on October 15th, 2016.  See Training Information page.

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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