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: Jan 31st
, 2019 At Tonerys Bohermore at 8.30pm 


Next GWC Walks (see walks section for more details) 

Short Walk

Next  walk:-   Sun 27th Jan 2019

Walk Leader :- Bernie Stevens

Location;-   Kilcolgan Pier

Meet at:- Renmore parish church at 1.15pm for 1.30 departing

Regroup at:- 


Next walk:- Sun 20th Jan 2019

Walk leader:  Tom Hanrahan

Walk location:   Carraroe

Meet at :-  Omniplex at 9.45 for departing at 10am

Regroup at:-

A Hillwalk :  

Next walk:- Sunday 20th Jan 2019

Walk Leader:-   Jacqui O’Dowd

Walk Location:- Northern Turks

Meet at :-  Omniplex at 8.45 for 9 departure

Regroup at:-  Leenane Hotel car pk at 10.30am

B Hillwalk :-

Next walk:- Sunday 27th Jan 2019

Walk Leader :- John O’Dowd

Location;- Garraun

Meet at:– Omniplex at 8.45 for departing at 9

Regroup at:-

C Hillwalk – 

Next  walk:-   Are resuming mid/late Feb 19

Walk Leader:-

Walk Location:-

Meet at :-

Regroup at:- 

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


Club Notices:

May bank holiday weekend:  Please see Club Activities page

GWC Marathon Date 17 Aug 2019

Club trip away 2019 Crete  – Please see Club Activities – GWC 2019 Holiday Abroad

Other Notices:

For the Meitheal West 2018 Activities Report click here

Mountaineering Ireland COMPETITION: RESPECT – Responsible Enjoyment of Special Places with Empathy, Care and Trust (

With more people using Ireland’s mountains for an increasingly diverse range of activities, the concept of how we share that space is becoming more important. Mountaineering Ireland is keen to gather top tips on how different recreational users of Ireland’s upland areas can co-exist without conflict. Send your ideas, or examples of things you have seen or done, to before January 31st 2019. All submissions will be considered by three members of Mountaineering Ireland’s Access & Conservation Committee and a selection will be published in the Spring 2019 issue of the Irish Mountain Log

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