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: May 24th, 2018 in Tonery’s  at 8.30pm.


Next GWC Walks (see walks section for more details)


Short Walk: Next  walk:-   Sun 3rd June .

Walk Leader :- Anne Gaughan

Location;-   Ballyvaughan walk

Meet at:- Renmore parish church at 1.15 for 1.30 departure

Regroup at:- Ballyvaughan Quay


Next Walk.:- Sun 27th of May

Walk Leader;- Kevin Walsh

Location:- Slieve Bloom

Meet at;-    8.45am leave at 9am.  We need to park our cars in the black box car park for the day.  Bus is aranged for the day.  In order to secure your place on the Bus please contact Jerry lalor on 087 215 3689 or
For people travelling by car to Slieve bloom please park your cars at Kinnity Castle then walk to the entrance where transport will collect you to bring you to start of the walk be at this point for 10.15am.

Regroup at:-

 A Hillwalk :

Next Walk :- Sun 27th of May

Walk Leader:  Patricia Fleming

Walk Location:   Ben Beg and Bunnacunneen

Meet at: 8.45 at omniplex for 9am departure.


B Hillwalk :-

Next Walk :- Sunday 3rd June.

Walk Leader:  Tom Hanrahan

Walk Location:-  Corcog and Mullagh Glan (difficult)

Meet at :- omniplex at 8.45 for 9am departure 

Regroup at:   

C Hillwalk – 

Next  walk:-  Sat. 2nd June

Walk Leader:-  John O’Dowd

Walk Location:- Tully Mountain Loop

Meet at :-   Keelehan’s Bar @ 9.15 for 9.30 depart.

Regroup at:- 

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


Club Notices:

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:

Island weekend away:  The Island weekend is Inishboffin this year. 31Aug and 1Sept. Further details on Activity page.

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.

Mountaineering Ireland Autumn Gathering:Galway Walking Club will host the Autumn Gathering of Mountaineering Ireland  from the 12th Oct to 14th Oct. inc. in Clonbur , Co. Galway. Further update to follow.

October Bank Holiday Weekend:
Twin Trees Hotel, Ballina Co Mayo. 26th/27th /28th. October. 3 Nights B&B plus 1 Dinner (3 course meal): €169.00 per person sharing. Further details on Activity Page.

GWC Christmas Party: The  Christmas Party will this year be  held  in Clifden at the Station House Hotel on Dec. 1st 2018  . Further  details are available  on the “Activities” tab

Other Notices:

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