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 22nd June, 2017, Tonery’s Bar, 98 Bohermore, Galway. 

Next GWC Walks (see walks section for more details)

Ramble: June 25th. GLENINA LOOP WALK (FANORE, CLARE) Strenuous walk 19km. 5Hours.  We start this walk at Fanore Beach.  Excellent walk, great views over Galway Bay and the Aran Islands.  Leader: Liam Kenny.

The rambles meet at the IMC Cinema on the Headford Road at 09.45am to depart at 10.00am.

Short Walk: July 2nd. Maree/Tawin    Leader: Mary Fahey.

Meet at the church in Renmore at 1.15p.m. to depart 1.30p.m.  

Wednesday Short Walk:  Meet at Cathedral on Wednesday evenings, 7.20p.m. to depart at 7.30p.m. sharp.  The route will be decided on the night.

A Hillwalk – June 25th. Mweelrea.  Leader: Seamus Sheerin.

The A Hill Walkers meet near the IMC Cinema, Headford Road, at 8.45a.m. to leave at 9.00a.m.

B Hillwalk  – July 2nd, Bencor DerryClare.  Leader: TBD. Difficult.  

The B Hill Walkers meet near the IMC Cinema, Headford Road, at 8.45a.m. to leave at 9.00a.m. Regroup at Maam Cross at 9:45.

C Hillwalk – July 1st.  Ben Lettery –  577m / Ben Gower. Starting at Ben Lettery Hostel , 5 hr walk Leader: Tom Reddington.

Note: Anyone wanting to do a C Hill would need to do a Ramble first. All C Hill walkers must sign with Leader at meeting point, Kelehans Pub unless otherwise stated. Meeting time is 9.45 am for 10.00am departure.

BBQ Friday July 7th, Clybaun Hotel. 

Galway Walking Club 21st Annual Walking  marathon & half marathon

The marathon will take place on Saturday August the 12th 2017We celebrate our 21st marathon this year each participant will receive a once off Marathon medal. Brochure and details will follow soon.  Entry forms for the marathon can be downloaded at the following link – Marathon Application Form.

Island Week-end away – September 1st-3rd. Inis Meain. Staying on the island in various B&B’s Friday and Saturday nights with a walk on the island on Saturday. Then back to Doolin on Sunday morning for another walk there. See separate page.

September Camino – Bilbao to Santander.  Leader Matt Flesk. More details here. Click on the News tab for some resources for the Caminos.

Club Trip to Croatia Wednesday 27th Sept to Wednesday 4th October. This trip is now booked out.  Those booked and have any questions for Pat Herbert the organiser can contact him on (086)7785777 (Ireland); Croatia 00385921923967.

October Bank Holiday Week-end, 27th to 30th October, Kilmallock, Co Limerick. For details see Club Activities menu or click here.

Club Christmas Party –  1-3rd December. Falls Hotel in Ennistymon.   Christmas dinner party Saturday the 2nd December. Book early.

Night in Clonbur Friday December 29th, staying in Lynch’s Hotel (Fairhill House Hotel) with walk early in the day.

Gran Canaria 2018
Walking holiday in the sun January 19th to 26th (Limited number) For details please contact Jerry Lalor on 087-2153689 or email
More info here.

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