Welcome to the Galtee Walking Club

Hello and failte to the Galtee Walking Club, Cnocadóiri na Gaibhlte, based in and around Tipperary in Ireland. Our club has been in existence since 2003 and was started initially by a core group of hill walking enthusiasts who were born and raised around the foothills of the Galtee mountains and the Glen of Aherlow in South Tipperary. Since then, it has grown and diversified and currently has a membership of over 150, drawn from all over Munster. We offer a number of different graded walks on a regular weekly basis throughout the year which are available to new members or to those wishing to join us for a one off sample hike.  more

Glen of Aherlow Summer Walking Festival, June Bank Holiday Weekend

The 3 Day Glen of Aherlow Summer Walking Festival takes place on the weekend of May 29th - June 1st 2015, the June Bank Holiday Weekend.
Groups, Clubs and individual walkers welcome
Guided Walks each day
Excellent Accommodation available
Nightly Entertainment
For more information see the Festival page or the Festival Brochure.

Galtee Challenge/Crossing, Sunday, June 28th, 2015

The annual Galtee Challenge and Crossing, a 31km traverse of the entire Galtee Mountain range, takes place on Sunday, June 28th. This year the direction is east to west, starting in Cahir and finishing in Anglesboro Village. Details and online registration are on the Challenge/Crossing Page.

Show your support for the victims of the Earthquake in Nepal

Breda Noonan will hold a Table Quiz in the Coach Road Pub on Friday night May 29th with funds going to the Nepal earthquake appeal. Contact Breda on 086 3591780.
Message from Alison Irwin, Nepal Ireland Society.
The Nepal Ireland Society is an entirely voluntary organisation which will enable us to distribute 100% of all funds raised here to the areas where it is most needed by our local voluntary team in Nepal. We plan to concentrate initially on food, shelter and medical supplies as the monsoon is almost upon Nepal. In the longer term our project will turn to one of redevelopment and reparation.
Our website address is www.nepalireland.org where you will find out more information about the society itself. Our FB page is Nepal Earthquake Relief - a Community page where we post regular updates of the situation in Nepal and where we will keep people informed of our fundraising efforts and also advertise any events which may be set up for us. You can also find us on Twitter at @nepal_ireland. Our central donations page has been set up with www.idonate.ie/nepalrelieffund. People can either directly donate to the page or can donate to events which have been set up to our benefit on the site.
Mountaineering Ireland is supporting the Nepal Ireland Society in their effort to raise much needed funds for Nepal, in the wake of Saturday's devastating earthquake. While help is needed immediately, particularly directed towards the most urgent needs on the ground across the country, the full impact will only become apparent over time.
Mountaineering Ireland requests that you make whatever contribution you can possibly make to the people of Nepal, now and in coming weeks and months.
For more info and how to donate please go to
http://www.mountaineering.ie/aboutus/news/2015/default.aspx?iid=743

Nepal Earthquake

Nepal Earthquake

News, May 24th, 2015

The Glen of Aherlow Walking Festival takes place over the June Bank holiday weekend with a total of 12 walks over the three days. There is something to suit every level of fitness so the Galtee club and Aherlow Failte would like to see as many people as possible come and experience the wonderful resource we have in the Galtees and Glen area. A Festival barbeque and musical entertainment in the local hostelries completes the weekend package.
Rody Tierney, Mossy Casey and Liam and Shane Doheny took charge of the three club walks on Sunday last in excellent weather conditions for outdoor activities. Rody’s ‘A’ walk was a 15km loop in the Galtees, taking in the summits of Knockastakeen and Cush as well as a visit to Borheen Lough. This is Rody's report.
Rody's A walk commenced at the Clydagh Bridge. From the Cush stile we proceeded along the firebreak track , leaving the hill on our right. We crossed the Carrigeen river and continued on the forest track until we reached the northern end of Knockastakeen. We climbed to the summit at 768 and enjoyed our lunch break here. We continued northwest and dropped down to  Lough. From here we tackled the never easy Cush. Our 15km trek was completed in dry and pleasant conditions. A word of thanks to Pat who always shares his knowledge of the mountains with us. We were all home in time to see the match!
 Mossy’s ‘B’ group traversed the Knockmealdowns from Bay Lough to Melleray, following the course of the monastery water supply to reach their reward in the coffee shop at the end.
The ‘C’ walkers, with Liam and Shane, enjoyed a 12km trek in the northern Comeraghs on parts of the Glenpatrick Loop and forest tracks along the Glasha River, finishing on the green road back to Harney’s Cross.
The evening walk on Wednesday, May 27th, meets at Cappawhite Church at 7pm when Margaret Hayes will lead the walkers on Red Hill.

B walk
Mossy Casey's B walk from Bay Lough car park to Melleray on Sunday, May 24th, 2015.

C walk
Liam and Shane Doheny's C walk in the Glasha Valley, Glenpatrick area on Sunday, May 24th, 2015.
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Come by the hills to the land where fancy is free.
And stand where the peaks meet the sky and the rocks reach the sea.
Where the rivers run clear and the bracken is gold in the sun.
And cares of tomorrow must wait till this day is done.
Gordon Smyth