Welcome to the website for the

Galway Walking Club.

Congratulations to Regina Flynn for her excellent article on the Albanian trip in the current edition of Mountain Log and also congratulations to Anne Brindley for her article on her 420km GR42 Rhone Valley Hike also in Mountain Log.

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 12th October , 2017, (This date is not yet confirmed, so watch this space) Tonery’s Bar, 98 Bohermore, Galway. (No meeting on 28th September as most of the committee and many club members are away).

Next GWC Walks (see walks section for more details)

Ramble: October 1st. New Quay.  Leader: Jerry Lalor. 

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

Short Walk: September 24th.  Roscahill Woods.  Leader: Mary McCann.

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

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

A Hillwalk –  1st October   TBD    Leader:  Seán Ó Cearbhaill

B Hillwalk  – 24th September.  Benbaun.  Leader: Loretta Needham.  Moderate/Difficult.  

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

C Hillwalk   – 23rd September.  Lennane Hill, 618 Metres, 5 + hrs. Fantastic views. Leader: Patricia Fleming 0871329934. See meeting place on C Hill page.  If anyone needs a lift contact Hanora.  

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

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’

and the opportunity to meet walkers from other West of Ireland walking clubs for a chat.

Date:  Thursday 19th October, 2017

Time:  7.45 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, enthusiastic mountaineer, 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 18th to 25th (Limited number) For details please contact Jerry Lalor on 087-2153689 or email
More info here.

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