Welcome to the Galtee Walking ClubHello 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
Galtee Challenge/Crossing, 2014
special tenth anniversary Galtee Challenge and Crossing
takes place on Sunday, June
29th, 2014. It is a 31km traverse of the entire Galtee Mountain range,
taking in all major peaks with a total height gain of 1700 metres
approx. and a maximum altitude of 919 metres. The direction
alternates each year and for 2014 it is west to
east, starting in Anglesboro, then to Temple Hill, Lyracappul,
Carrignabinnia, Slievecushnabinna, Galtee
Mor, Galtee Beag, Greenane and Farbreaga, with the
finish at Cahir.
More information and Registration Form available on the Challenge/Crossing page.
Glen of Aherlow Walking Festival, 2014The Glen of Aherlow Summer Walking Festival takes place on May 30th, June 1st and June 2nd, 2014 with a total of 9 guided walks over the 3 days covering all levels of ability. Details Festival Brochure
The Fei Sheehy Challenge, 2014The Fei Sheehy Challenge is a 3-day self navigating challenge walk, taking place on August 1st, 2nd & 3rd, 2014, which traverses the Comeragh, Knockmealdown and Galtee Mountains. Participants can choose to undertake any one, two or all three day walks. This charity fund-raising event is supported by the Peaks, Nire Valley Bogtrotters and Galtee walking clubs. website
News, April 13, 2014. The Slievenamuck MarathonIn perfect weather conditions, the club’s annual Palm Sunday Marathon was a resounding success with over 90 people from all over the country and of all ages taking part in this 42km walk across the Slievenamuck Ridge. Starting from Rock an Thorabh car park their route took them west to Moor Abbey and then east to Bansha Woods, ending at the start point at Rock an Thorabh. Meticulously planned by Rody Tierney and fellow club members, and opened by club president, Danny Bailey, the course enabled all to go at their own pace, whether running or walking and this year a sizable group choose the former with the first runner covering the entire route in three hours, forty six minutes, with second and third not far behind. Quite an achievement. But the majority walked, including chairman Owen, with some doing a half marathon and as well as meeting their own individual challenges, most were out to enjoy the beauty of the emerging spring in wood and pastureland. We thank all who took part and congratulate them on their achievements. Thanks to those club members too who manned the base camp at the Rock from early morning and those who kept the checkpoints and refreshments, east and west. Of course without the cooperation of the local farmers and the work of Coillte in clearing storm damage, this event could not have taken place. Helen and her Civil Defence team and Denny (who procured the marathon clock) and the radio backup group also deserve a special thank you. But the laurels must go to Rody, who not only completed his first full marathon, but together with his comrades, gave their all to provide a very special day for everyone.
Next weeks walks: Easter Sunday will have three walks. The A group meet with Joe Brown at Galtee castle car park at 10am for a hike in the Blackrock valley. Ann O’Donnell will meet the B group at 10am at Mountain Road, Cahir for a forest path walk and Alec Lee will be at Woodies car park, Clonmel at 11am to take the C group around the Glenary area. Ray Coleman takes the Wednesday evening walk from Aherlow House Hotel on April 16th, starting at 7pm.