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.

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: November 23rd , 2017 in Tonney’s  at 8.30pm.

Next GWC Walks (see walks section for more details)

Ramble: November 26th.  CARRON LOOP WALK CLARE  5km outside Kinvara.  All road – approx. 17km. Leader: Jerry Lalor. Regroup in Kinvara accross from the church on the left approx 10.30am.The rambles meet at the IMC Cinema on the Headford Road at 09.45am to depart at 10.00am.

Ennistymon Christmas Party week-end – Ramble on Saturday 2nd of December Liscannor to Doolan. Leader: Pat Moran.
Meet at the Falls hotel 9.45am leave at 10am drive to Doolin where a bus awaits to bring us to start of walk at Liscannor. Gaitors & change of footwear please.

Short Walk: Ennistymon Christmas Party week-end. Liscannor to Cliff centre.
Leader Mary Fahy, time to be decided later.

December 17th. Oughterard and meet for Mince Pies after.   Leader: Eileen Letsome.

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 –  26th November. Glenlosh Valley, Leader:  Denis Healy 085-7540180.   Regroup: Keanes in Maam 

NB Meeting Time at the Omniplex is 8:15am Until further notice.

B Hillwalk –  

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

C Hillwalk – 2nd December. Abbey Hill and Fort Hill in the Burren. Meet at Aldi Car Park in Oranmore.

C Hill on Sunday the 17th December is Lackavrea, Leader Paul Moloney.  Meet at the IMC Cinema at 9.45 to leave at 10am
Note: Anyone wanting to do a C Hill would need to do a Ramble first. 

Club Christmas Party –  1-3rd December. Falls Hotel in Ennistymon.   Christmas dinner party Saturday the 2nd December. Book early.

December 17th – Walks in Oughterard and meet up for Mince Pies afterwards.

Night in Clonbur Friday December 29th, staying in Lynch’s Hotel (Fairhill House Hotel) with walk early in the day. HILL Walk Mount Gable 4 hours. Leader Jerry Lalor. Ramble Lough Coolin loop walk 3 & half hours, Leader Una Lalor.
For both walks we meet in Failhill House Hotel at 10am where complimentary Tea & Coffee will be served.  SHORT WALK. Meet in the community car park on the left hand side above the hotel. White Island loop walk 2 1/2  hours,  Leader Matt Flesk.   Walk starts at 1pm.

After all walks, everyone is invited back to hotel for Scones & Mince Pies

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.

Proposed Kilimanjaro trip: Some members are planning a trip to Kilimanjaro from 20th to 29th September 2018 with Gavin Bate, Adventure Alternative. Possibility of add on Safari and Zanzibar visit. WhatsApp or call Bill on 086 8636942 for further details.

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