Club Activities

The Galway Walking Club meets every fortnight on the Thursday night prior to a listed ramble (Flat Walk) . The meetings are held in Tonery’s bar in Bohermore at 20:30 (room upstairs). There is free car parking to the rear. The primary purpose of the meeting is to discuss the organisation of the walk scheduled for the weekend along with proposals for future walks & activities. New members can join at any meeting. Each walk on our schedule is checked out by the walk leader . Suggestions are always welcomed by our committee & if you feel up to leading a walk feel free to offer your services .


One of the club activity’s is the long “Country Ramble” which is held every fortnight, meeting at the Galway Omniplex car-park at 9.45am on Sunday mornings unless otherwise stated . These walks may vary in length , anything from 10 – 14 miles & where possible are conducted off long stretches of road . These are not designed to be “Hill Walks” although there may be an occasional climb involved to get into the “heart” of the countryside .


Short walks are held on alternate Sundays during the Summer Months. The short walks meet at Renmore Church at 1.15 for a 1.30pm departure. The length of the short walks are approximately 5 to 7 miles ( approx 2 Hours )


There are both “A” and “B” hill walks held on the alternate Sunday to the rambles. The “A” walks are generally longer and more strenuous than the “B” walks. Please see the relevant pages for meeting place and timing information. Note: Hill Walks are weather-dependent and may be changed/altered, or shortened, either before or during.


The club organises both weekend and longer walking holidays for its members. The May weekend is spent somewhere in Ireland and the October holiday (now usually a week long break) is usually in Britain/Europe. Walking activities and accomadation is arranged.


The club organises a crosscountry marathon on a yearly basis in August. It takes place mainly on the “Western Way”. See “Marathon ” page for all details on the event.

This years event takes place on Saturday 18th August 2018. The application form for the marathon can be downloaded from – Marathon 2018.

Email the *Marathon Coordinator*, at  or Ellen Looby PRO, at if you have any questions on the marathon event itself.


“Visitors to this web site are reminded that hill walking, climbing and rambling are activities that can be dangerous and may result in personal injury or death. Participants should be aware of and accept these risks and be responsible for their own actions and involvement.” (Mountaineering Ireland)