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: March 29th, 2018 in Tonery’s  at 8.30pm.


Next GWC Walks (see walks section for more details)


Short Walk:

Next  walk:-   Sunday 25th of March.

Walk Leader :-Monica Quinn

Location;-   Greenfields, Inchiquin Headford

Meet at:-  Renmore Church Car Pk at 1.15pm leave at 1.30pm

Regroup at:-


Next Walk.:- Sunday Apr. 1st 2018

Walk Leader;- Paul Molony, Matt Flesk.

Location:- Inish Nee and Marconi Loop Walk

Meet at;-   Omniplex 9.45am leave at 10am.

Regroup at:-

 A Hillwalk :

Next Walk :- 1st April

Walk Leader: Kevin Walsh

Walk Location:Ben Creggan/Glendavok Loop

Meet at: Omniplex 8.45am leave at 9.00am


B Hillwalk :-

Next Walk :- Sunday 25th March 2018.

 Walk Leader: Pat Moran.

Walk Location:- Central Turks

Meet at :- Omniplex,  8.45a.m. to leave at 9.00a.m.  

Regroup at:   

C Hillwalk – 

Next  walk:-  Saturday 24th  March 2018.

Walk Leader:-  Jerry Lalor

Walk Location:- Mount Gable

Meet at :-  Menlo Pk Car park @ 9.15 Depart 9.30

Regroup at:- Community Centre ,Clonbur

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


Club Notices:

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. There are limited  spaces available . This trip is now fully booked

May weekend away:  Will be to the Gold Coast Hotel Waterford on the  4th 5th 6th May.  Early booking is advised. There will be a full range of walks planned for the Sat.5th and Sun. 6th. These will Include  Short , Ramble and Hills walks. The detail of all walks will be posted on this page by end of March. Further details in the Activity section.

Island weekend away:  The Island weekend is Inishboffin this year. 31Aug and 1Sept. Murrays Doonmore Hotel 095 45804.  A group dinner, B&B rate for 1 night would be €79 per person sharing and 2 B&B 1 dinner rate of €125 for you. Eur20 single room supplement.  These rates include collection service from and to the ferry, a 3 course evening meal and a music session in the bar.  We will see if theres anything can be done for a group rate for the ferry and advise later.  If you prefer the Inishboffin Hotel the no. is 095 45809.

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:

Other Notices:

Mountaineering Ireland is looking for your feedback on publicly-owned forests
Both Coillte and the Forest Service of Northern Ireland have their forests independently evaluated every few years to maintain their Forest Stewardship Council (FSC) certification and Programme for the Endorsement of Forest Certification (PEFC). Certification requires good practice in forest management including adherence to environmental, social and ethical standards. As the area involved is so extensive, feedback from people who use the forests is an important part of the evaluation process.Mountaineering Ireland members are asked to email by Monday 26th March with any comments about the management of Coillte or Forest Service NI forests. Mountaineering Ireland will collate feedback from members to respond to both consultations. More information on the certification process is available here – https://www.soilassociation. org/certification/forestry/ contact-the-forestry-team/ stakeholder-consultation- guidance/

May Camino: Matt Flesk is leading a group from Sarria to Santiago 17- 25 May.  Aer lingus flights from Dublin to Santiago.  Please contact Hanora Gilligan for more information.


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