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: June 21st, 2018 in Tonery’s  at 8.30pm.


Next GWC Walks (see walks section for more details)


Environmental Walk: Anne Brindley Our Environmental officer will lead a group of 12 on the 23.6.18 Meeting at Kinvara at 1.45pm, 3hr walk.  Max 12 in the group.  Contact Anne on her email please to book on the walk 

Wed evening walk: Leader Eileen Letsome, Meet at cathedral at 7.25 for 7.30pm walk 

Short Walk: Next  walk:-   Sun 1st July

Walk Leader :- Maura Faherty

Location;-   Spiddal Bog Road

Meet at:- Renmore parish church at 1.15 for 1.30 departure

Regroup at:- 


Next Walk.:- Sun 24th of June

Walk Leader;- Berna Reddington

Location:- Corkscrew hill, Co Clare

Meet at;-    9.45am leave at 10.00am.

Regroup at:- Ballyvaughan Church @ 11.00

 A Hillwalk :

Next Walk :- Sun 24th of June

Walk Leader:  Valerie Greaney

Walk Location:   Derryclare & Bencorr

Meet at: 8.45 at omniplex for 9am departure.


B Hillwalk :-

Next Walk :- Sunday 1st July

Walk Leader:  Paul Molony

Walk Location:-  Devils Mother

Meet at :- omniplex at 8.45 for 9am departure 

Regroup at:  

C Hillwalk – 

Next  walk:-  Sat 30th June

Walk Leader:-  Tom Reddington

Walk Location:- Devils Mother

Meet at :-   Kelehan’s Bar @ 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 Summer Bbq Date 6.7.18 at The Harbour Hotel, Tickets will be available in the next week or so from Eileen Letsome on 086 406 6652 or from Mary Lenihan out on the rambles /hikes.  Tickets needs to be purchased before the event.  Eur25 which includes bbq a drink and music

Galway Walking Club Annual Marathon: The annual Galway walking Club marathon with take place on Sat. August 18th 2018. Further information will be posted on the Marathon tab as it becomes available . Information also from Marathon Co-ordinator , Jerry Lalor – 087-2153689 ,Email:

Island weekend away:  The Island weekend is Inishboffin this year. 31Aug and 1Sept. Further details on Activity page.

October week away: The Club Week Away for 2018 will be to Majorca from the 3rd to the 10th Oct. Details are on the Activity tab of this website.

Mountaineering Ireland Autumn Gathering:Galway Walking Club will host the Autumn Gathering of Mountaineering Ireland  from the 12th Oct to 14th Oct. inc. in Clonbur , Co. Galway. Further update to follow.

October Bank Holiday Weekend:
Twin Trees Hotel, Ballina Co Mayo. 26th/27th /28th. October. 3 Nights B&B plus 1 Dinner (3 course meal): €169.00 per person sharing. Further details on Activity Page.

GWC Christmas Party: The  Christmas Party will this year be  held  in Clifden at the Station House Hotel on Dec. 1st 2018  . Further  details are available  on the “Activities” tab

Other Notices:

Meitheal West is recruiting volunteers to help take care of our walking environment. Email your name, MI membership number and mobile number to Caoilfionn at if you are interested in supporting this activity

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