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 Welcome to the

Galway Walking Club

We are a welcoming group for people of all ages in Galway interested in walking and hiking to meet like-minded people.

We organise weekly walks, hikes and rambles throughout Ireland, along with regular organised trips abroad, weekends away, summer BBQs and Christmas parties for our members.

Interested in joining? Come along to our next meeting to learn more or to join the club, we meet at 8.30 every second Thursday in Tonery’s pub in Bohermore (upstairs – ask behind the bar; free parking).

Scroll down for information on our upcoming walks:

Latest News:

  • Next Club Meeting: Sept 12th 2019 At Tonerys Bohermore at 8.30pm 

Important Notice for Walkers:

Dogs are not allowed on any club walk 

The Club encourages all Walkers doing short Walks & Rambles to wear high vis jackets especially for the winter months & Always proper walking boots and gear.

Upcoming Walks (see walks section for more details) 

Short Walk:

Next  walk:   Sun 22nd Sept 2019

Walk Leader: Anne Gaughan 

Location:   Shore walk, Clarenbridge 

Meet at: Parish church Renmore at 1.15 for 1.30 departing 

Regroup at: 


Next walk: Sun 15th Sept 2019

Walk leader:  Peter Leonard

Walk location:   Lough inagh to Leenane  

Meet at: Omniplex at 9.45am

Regroup at: Leenane  

A Hillwalk:  

Next walk: 15th Sept 2019

Walk Leader: Bob McNulty

Walk Location: Nephin

Meet at: Omniplex 8:45am Depart at 9am 

Regroup at: Leonard’s Pub Lahardaun 10.30 am.

Walk Info: Moderate walk—approx 15k—Total elevation 1600M.
Expected duration—5 1/2 hrs.

B Hillwalk: 

Next walk: Sun 22nd Sept 2019

Walk Leader: Pat Moran

Location: Ben lettery and Ben Gower

Meet at: Omniplex at 8.45 for 9am depart

Regroup at:  

C Hillwalk: 

Next  walk:  Sat 21st Sept 2019

Walk Leader: Tom Rae

Walk Location:   Ben Choona  

Meet at: Kelehans at 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:

Club Trip Away 2019: Crete  – Please see Club Activities – GWC 2019 Holiday Abroad

Oct bank holiday weekend – 25-28 Oct Abbeyleix,  See Activities page

Christmas Party 29 +30 Nov Clifden Station House See Club Activities page

Other Notices 

Galway Walking Club Summer Photo Competition 2019
Are the photos you take on your GWC walks amazing?
Are they winning pics of landscape, waterscape, flora, fauna, people in the landscape, humorous?
GWC Summer Photo Competition gives you the opportunity to find out, and to win a PRIZE!
For further details click on the Environment & Access tab.

Sept Camino – Eileen Letsome is doing the Portugese camino -Coastal Route Sept 19th – Sept 28th.  Contact Eileen for more details

POST CHRISTMAS WALKING – Meeting place Fair Hill House Hotel Clonbur.
December 29th Time 10am.  Complementary tea & coffee before walks.
Followed by C walk on Mount Gable 11am 4hours.
Ramble.White Island / Lake Coolin.  11am start 4hours.
Short walk. 1pm  Meet in the hotel 1pm. 2 hours..
After Walks back to Hotel for tea & coffee approx 3.30pm.
Special rate is arranged for staying in the hotel on the 29th.
One B&B evening dinner sharing 57.50 sharing.
Single. One B&B evening dinner 68 euro.
Futher details please contact Fair Hill House Hotel on. 094 9546176.

Bookings now open for the annual Gran Canaria Walking Holiday from January 17th to 22nd 2020 with GWC Member Jerry Lalor. For all information go to  or download the brochure here: Brochure for Gran Canaria Walking Holiday 2020



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