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 30th March 2017, Tonery’s Bar, 98 Bohermore, Galway. 

Next GWC Walks (see walks section for more details)

Ramble: April 2nd. Balla to Ballintubber. Moderate walk 20km. 5 hours.   Leader Jerry Lalor. This walk is part of the Croagh Patrick Heritage Trail. Drive to Ballintubber Abbey. Lovely walk.  

Meet at the IMC Cinema on the Headford Road at 09.45am – (Depart at 10am sharp).

Short Walk: April 9thOUGHTERARD – track and  bog Road  Walk  (regroup at Oughterard Car Park).  Leader Una Lalor.

Meet at the church in Renmore at 1.15p.m. to depart 1.30p.m.

A Hillwalk – April 2nd. Sheeffrey Hills. Leader Tom Hanrahan. 

A Hill Meeting time is 8:45am at IMC Cinema, Headford Road.

B Hillwalk  April 9th, Buckaun and Maamtrasna.  Moderate. Leader Tom Reddington. 

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

C  Hillwalk  April 8th.  Leader Brendan Power. Knocknagussy Hill, 456M. Great views of Maumeen Pass and Lough Corrib. 4 hrs.

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.

Quiz Night – Thursday March 30th, Tonery’s Bar.

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.

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 December 29th, staying in Lynch’s Hotel with walk early in the day.

Mountaineering Ireland members are encouraged to read the Draft vision for the future of Ireland’s mountains and upland areas and provide feedback either before Mountaineering Ireland’s Spring Gathering, or during the Members’ Forum in Kilkenny on Saturday evening 4th March where the document will be discussed. The Spring Gathering is open to all Mountaineering Ireland members, the programme and booking information are available here –

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