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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.

As of February 2019, we have over 300 members and we always welcome more!

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: April 25th, 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:

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:   Sat& Sun 4th and 5th May 2019

Walk Leader: TBA

Location: TBA

Meet at: Eccles Hotel Time TBA

Regroup at: 


Next walk: Sun 28th April 2019

Walk leader:  Peter Leonard

Walk location: Ballinalacken to Ballyvaughan  

Meet at: Omniplex at 9.45 for departing at 10am

Regroup at: Ballyvaughan in the main car park this side of monks restaurant.
Should arrive 10.45am approx.

A Hillwalk:  

Next walk: Sun 28th April 2019

Walk Leader: Bryan Mc Cabe

Walk Location: Nephin Beg

Meet at: The Omniplex at 8:15am for an 8:30am Departure

*NB.There is a Minibus booked for this walk and it will be at the Omniplex at 8:15am 

B Hillwalk: 

Next walk: Sat 4th May 2019

Walk Leader: TBA

Location: Hungry Hill 

Meet at: Eccles Hotel Time TBA

Regroup at:  

C Hillwalk: 

Next  walk:  Sun 5th May 2019

Walk Leader: Paul Molony

Walk Location:  Baureagh Horseshoe which includes Baurearagh Mountain & Caha Mountain 650 metres high, approx. 5.5 hrs.   

Meet at: Meet at Eccles Hotel Time TBA 

Regroup at: 

Note: Anyone wanting to do a C Hill would need to do a Ramble first. 

Club Notices:

May Bank Holiday Weekend:  Beara, Cork 3-6May Please see Club Activities page

GWC BBQ – 22.6.19 Petersburg Ctr -See Club Activities page for details and booking

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 

Walking holiday Gran Canaria January 17th to 25th 2020.  Limited places.
Details contact Jerry on 087 215 3689 or


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