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 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 27th April, 2017, Tonery’s Bar, 98 Bohermore, Galway. 

Next GWC Walks (see walks section for more details)

Ramble: 30th April , MAY BANK HOLIDAY WEEKEND AWAY – DONEGAL. Saturday’s Ramble is Horn Head,  leader Jerry Lalor. Meet in the Reception at 9.45amSunday’s Ramble is Glenveagh National Park leader Bill Dibb. Meet in Reception at 9.45am

Ramble: May 14th. SLIEVE BLOOM WAY. Cross Country Ramble through three counties. There is one gentle ascent of 360 meters. Moderate walk 22km. 5½ hours. A scenic and beautiful walk. Regroup in Kinnitty village outside the Slieve Bloom bar at 10.15am approx.
Meet at the IMC cinema on the Headford road at the earlier time of 8.45am – we have a bus organised for 8.45am. Cost is €5 per person. To secure your place on the bus please contact either Jerry 087-2153689 or Kevin 087-2227823.

Short Walk: Saturday April 29th Donegal.  Leader Una Lalor.  Sunday April 30th, Short walk in the National Park. 

May 7th Castlehackett Knockma.  Leader Berni Stephens. Meet at the church in Renmore at 1.15p.m. to depart 1.30p.m.

A Hillwalk – Donegal Week-end away

April 29th   Slieve Snaght and the Poisoned Glen (Donegal). Leader: Fintan O’Meara. Departing Ostán Loch Altain, Gortahork, at 8:30am sharp.

April 30th, The Aghlas (Donegal). Leader: Bryan McCabe. Departing carpark at Falcarragh Church (Dunfanaghy Road) at 9:00am sharp. 

B Hillwalk  Donegal week-end away. 

April 29th: Muckish via the Miner’s path. Leader: Paul Browne. Departing Ostán Loch Altain, Gortahork, at 9:30am sharp.

April 30th: Beaghy, Mackoght and Errigal. Leader: Paul Browne. Departing Ostán Loch Altain, Gortahork, at 9:30am sharp.

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

C  Hillwalk – May 6th, Cleggan Hill and Omey Island, Fabulous walk with great views.  Approx 5 hrs in total.  Leader Jerry Lalor.

All C Hill walkers must sign with Leader at meeting point, Kelehans Pub unless otherwise stated.  Meeting time is 9.45 am for 10.00am departure.

BBQ – Friday July 7th, Clybaun Hotel. 

May Bank Holiday week-end Gortahork in County Donegal.  28th April to 1st May. We will base ourselves at Ostan Loch Altain in Gortahork.  (See this page for more details).

May Camino – Logrono to Bourgos. Flying into Bilbao.  May 29th to June 5th.  Contact Eileen Letsome (086)4066652 or Berni Stephens email:

Galway Walking club marathon & half marathon will take place Saturday August the 12th 2017We celebrate our 21st marathon this year each participant will receive a once off Marathon medal. Brochure and details will follow soon.

Island Week-end away – September 1st-3rd. Inis Meain. Staying on the island in various B&B’s Friday and Saturday nights with a walk on the island on Saturday. Then back to Doolin on Sunday morning for another walk there. See separate page.

September Camino – Bilbao to Santander.  Leader Matt Flesk. More details later. Click on the News tab for resources for the Caminos.

Club Trip to Croatia Wednesday 27th Sept to Wednesday 4th October. This trip is almost booked out, there are only three places still available.   Please contact Pat Holland or Rosie Collins.

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.

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