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 3rd August, 2017, Tonery’s Bar, 98 Bohermore, Galway. 

Next GWC Walks (see walks section for more details)

Ramble August 6th.CAHER LOOP WALK (CLARE)
This walk starts at Fanore Beach. Approx 4 hours.
Great views over Galway Bay.  Leader: Kevin Kelly.

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

Short Walk: July 30th. Drimcong/Moycullen. Leader: Phil Clerkin.

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

Wednesday Short Walk:  Meet at car park next to the Cathedral at 7.20p.m. to depart at 7.30p.m. sharp.  

A Hillwalk –  No Walk – Summer Break.

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

B Hillwalk  – July 30th. Garraun.  Leader: Pat Moran.  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 – July 29th.  Caher Loop Walk.  Leader: Paul Molony 0877533053.

Note: Anyone wanting to do a C Hill would need to do a Ramble first. All C Hill walkers must sign with Leader at meeting point, Kelehans Pub unless otherwise stated. Meeting time is 9.15 am for 9:30am departure.

Galway Walking Club 21st Annual Walking  marathon & half marathon

The marathon will take place on Saturday August the 12th 2017We celebrate our 21st marathon this year each participant will receive a once off Marathon medal. Brochure and details will follow soon.  Entry forms for the marathon can be downloaded at the following link – Marathon Application Form.
Note: Jerry Lalor is looking for two people to help out in the kitchen on marathon day Saturday August 12th. Contact Jerry on 0872153689.

Heritage Week celebration of the Irish Pilgrim Paths: 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 with a walk on the island on Saturday. Then back to Doolin on Sunday morning for another walk there. See separate page.     

Anyone not going on the weekend can still avail of the walk on Sunday starting from O’Connor’s in Doolin at 11.45am. A bus will be organised to Liscannor for the group to walk back.

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.

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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