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, 8th December 2016, Tonery’s Bar, 98 Bohermore, Galway. 

For details of the 2016 Christmas Party see ‘Club Activities‘ and on the page below.

Next GWC Walks (see walks section for more details)

RambleDecember 3rd. Christmas Party Newport.  Walk starts at 10a.m. Mulrany to Newport (Greenway).  19km, approx. 5 hours.  Leader Jerry Lalor. The rambles meet at the Omniplex on the Headford Road at 09.45am – (Depart at 10am sharp).

December 11th.  OUGHTERARD – NEW VILLAGE LOOP WALK (MINCE PIES). Leader Jerry Lalor. Oughterard New village walk approx. 17km. Forrest & Bog Road.(Mince Pies & Goodies in Powers after walk)

Short Walk: December 4th Christmas Party, Newport (See below).

All Members must sign with Leader at St Oliver Plunkett Church, Renmore, at 1.15 pm for departure at 1.30 pm. On occasions walks may be altered due to the unavailability of the designated leader on the day. 

December 11th, Glenn Road. Meet in Oughterard car park at 12.45 to walk at 1.00p.m. and aim to be back for 3.30. to meet in Powers afterwards for Mince Pies.

A Hillwalk. December 11th. Cnoc na Saileog, Leam Hill (8:15). Leader Bryan McCabe.
Note that In order to maximise the use of daylight, the A hillwalks will start 30 mins earlier (i.e. meet 8:15 at the Omniplex for 8:30 departure) until further notice (probably early February).

B Hillwalk.

December 3rd. Christmas Party Newport.   Claggan Mountain. Meet at Mulranny Hotel, 10:15am. This is a loop walk so we need to drive to Mulranny from Newport.  5 hours approx. Leader Loretta Needham. 

C  Hillwalk. Next one to be decided. 


Details of the 2016 Christmas Party are now available. See ‘Club Activities‘ and below:

Venue Hotel Newport, Newport, Co. Mayo.  Telephone 098-42464 


-€90.00 per person for 2BB and 1 Dinner

€15.00 supplement per person for single occupancy per night.

1 Bed and breakfast  & 1 Dinner,  €70.00 per person sharing

€25.00 for anyone attending the Christmas dinner on the Saturday night but not staying in the Hotel (please let club know if you have not already done so)

Anyone that has not confirmed with their Credit Card to the hotel please do so.

Christmas Party Walks: There will be a Short Walk and Ramble on Saturday meeting at 9.45 to leave on bus at 10a.m. to go to Mulranny and walk back.  For the Short walk the bus will drop off before Mulranny to walk back.

It is suggested you may bring a spot prize if you so wish to the value of under €10.  Also if you have a party piece, have it ready, but of course, no pressure.

Night away in Lynch’s Hotel Clonbur Thursday 29th of December. This is opened to all club members. We kick off on the Thursday morning 10.30a.m. in Lynch’s with complementary Tea & coffee, followed by a walk on Mount Gable there will be a low level walk as well. After the walk there will be mince pies tea & coffee served in the bar at 4 p.m.
For people interested in staying the night the price is 55 euro plus single supplement of 10 euro this includes Dinner B& B. If you don’t intend staying the night the walks & tea & coffee is opened to all club members.
The January 2017 Puerto Rico (Gran Canaria) walks will commence on the 20th Jan and run until 25th Jan so anyone planning to go should arrange to be there not later than the 19th.

Just a couple of places left for this walking holiday in the sun.

To be included you must have € 55 paid to Jerry Lalor by the end of October, this is to cover the cost of the coach for the walks. Send payment to Jerry Lalor, “Shangort”, Tavnaghmore, Corofin, Tuam, Co Galway.

 For further details contact Liam Kenny 0868188593 or
Jerry Lalor 0872153689

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