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: April 26th, 2018 in Tonery’s  at 8.30pm.


Next GWC Walks (see walks section for more details)


Short Walk:

Next  walk:-   Sunday 22nd of April.

Walk Leader :-Phil Clerkin

Location;-   Clonboo/ Woodpark Annaghdown

Meet at:-  Renmore Church Car Pk at 1.15pm leave at 1.30pm

Regroup at:- 


Next Walk.:- Sunday Apr. 29th 2018

Walk Leader;- Tommie O’Connor

Location:- Lough Greaney lake loop walk (East Clare)

Meet at;-   Omniplex 9.45am leave at 10am.

Regroup at:-

 A Hillwalk :

Next Walk :- 29th April

Walk Leader: Joan Moynihan

Walk Location:   Derryclare Horseshow or GlenCorbett

Meet at: Omniplex 8.45am leave at 9.00am


B Hillwalk :-

Next Walk :- Sunday 22nd April 2018.

Walk Leader: Kevin Walsh.

Walk Location:- Ben Gorm (Moderate)

Meet at :-IMC Cinema,  8.45a.m. to leave at 9.00a.m.  

Regroup at:   Aasleagh Falls 

Please note that the road between Maam Cross and Leenane R336 will be closed from 11am on Sunday 22April.  

C Hillwalk – 

Next  walk:-  Saturday 21st April 2018.

Walk Leader:-  Tom Reddington

Walk Location:- Ben Lettery/ Ben Gower

Meet at :-  Meet at Kelehans at 9.15 to leave at 9.30  

Regroup at:- 

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


Club Notices:

May weekend away:  Will be to the Gold Coast Hotel Waterford on the  4th 5th 6th May.  Early booking is advised. There will be a full range of walks planned for the Sat.5th and Sun. 6th. These will Include  Short , Ramble and Hills walks. The detail of all walks will be posted on this page by end of March. Further details in the Activity section.

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. Murrays Doonmore Hotel 095 45804.  A group dinner, B&B rate for 1 night would be €79 per person sharing and 2 B&B 1 dinner rate of €125 for you. Eur20 single room supplement.  These rates include collection service from and to the ferry, a 3 course evening meal and a music session in the bar.  We will see if theres anything can be done for a group rate for the ferry and advise later.  If you prefer the Inishboffin Hotel the no. is 095 45809.

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. There are limited spaces available . This trip is now fully booked

October Bank Holiday Weekend:
Twin Trees Hotel, Ballina Co Mayo
Please call the hotel directly on 096 21033 to book your rooms quoting your booking – Galway Walking Club 26th October – in order to get the special package offer

26th October for 3 Nights

3 Nights B&B plus 1 Dinner (3 course meal): €169.00 per person sharing,
Soup / Caesar Salad : Chicken / Fish / veg option : Dessert Plate
PLUS – 1 Complimentary Packed Lunch per person on Saturday Morning to include – Healthy Sandwich, Fruit & Water.
Music on Saturday night in the Bar Bistro
Single supplement: €20.00 per night
Complimentary access to Fitness & Leisure Club with swimming pool, sauna, Jacuzzi & steam room.

Other Notices:

Cuan Beo in Association with the Waters & Communities Office
invites you to participate in A Public Meeting to ‘Have your Say on Galway Bay’. The meeting is open to all locals of South East Galway Bay and will take place at the following locations:-
Maree Community Centre Tuesday 17th April 2018 @ 7.30pm
Merriman Hotel, Kinvara Wednesday 18th April 2018 @ 7.30pm
Burren College of Art, Ballyvaughan Thursday 19th April 2018 @ 7.30pm

May Camino: Matt Flesk is leading a group from Sarria to Santiago 17- 25 May.  Aer lingus flights from Dublin to Santiago.  Please contact Hanora Gilligan for more information.


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