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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: July 18th 2019 At Tonerys Bohermore at 8.30pm 
  • Registration is NOW open for our Connemara Western Way Annual Walking Marathon and Half Marathon 2019. Open to members and non-members. Saturday 17th August. Click here for more information and to register today.

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 28th July 2019

Walk Leader: Monica Quinn

Location:   Cross Village Circular Road walk

Meet at: Parish church Renmore at 1.15 for 1.30 departing 

Regroup at: Park at car pk left of O’Malleys pub


Next walk: Sun 21st July 2019

Walk leader:  Berna Reddington

Walk location: Corkscrew loop walk Clare

Meet at: Omniplex at 9.45 for 10am depart

Regroup at: Short regroup in Ballyvaughan car pk across from the church 10.45am approx

A Hillwalk:  

Next walk: 21st July 2019

Walk Leader: Valerie Greaney

Walk Location: Derryclare & Bencorr..

Meet at: Omniplex 8.45 for 9am depart.

Regroup at: TBC

B Hillwalk: 

Next walk: Sun 28th July 2019

Walk Leader: Kevin Walshe

Location: Mweelrea

Meet at: Omniplex at 8.45 for 9am depart

Regroup at:   

C Hillwalk: 

Next  walk:  Sat 27th July 2019

Walk Leader: Peter Leonard

Walk Location:     Finny Mountain 

Meet at: Menlo Pk Hotel 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:

GWC Marathon Date: 17 Aug 2019 See Marathon page for details and booking

Island Weekend 6+7 Sept Belmullet. See Club Activities page

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 

Gwc Posh Bbq: At Clybaun Hotel, 9 Aug 19.  Eur23 Menu includes burgers, sausages, chicken skewers and drumsticks, corn on the bob, Potato, Salads, Fruit punch reception and music.  Corkage e5 per bottle 

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

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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