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

Show your support for the victims of the Earthquake in Nepal

Club member Breda Noonan is fundraising to support the victims of the Nepal Earthquake after having left the country just a few days before the disaster. Breda plans to return there and every cent raised will go directly to the people most in need. Please give what you can to Breda or club treasurer, Anne O'Donnell, who will be available at the Wednesday evening walks. Thanks also to Helen Shanahan for all her fundraising efforts including organising church gate collections.

Fei Sheehy Challenge

The Fei Sheehy Challenge is a treble crossing of the Comeragh, Galtee and Knockmealdown Mountain ranges over the three consecutive days of 21st, 22nd and 23rd of August 2015, covering a cumulative distance of about 95kms with a cumulative height gain of 4,200m (approx).
The event is for self-navigating participants only and registration will close when 100 walkers have registered or on 24th July 2015 in any case  The challenge is run in conjunction with the Galtee Walking Club, the Nire Valley Bogtrotters Walking Club and the Peaks Mountaineering Club.
All funds raised will go to the following five charities:
Jack and Jill Foundation
Saoirse Foundation
Cappagh Hospital Foundation
The Alzheimers Society of Ireland
The Carers Association
Details and registration are on feisheehychallenge.net

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

The Sunday schedule of the Galtee Walking Club ended last weekend with the biggest event of the year, the Galtee Challenge and Crossing. This year’s event was run in parallel with Munster Hill Runners traverse of the range and between the two groups there were close to 180 people out on the mountain.
The route was from Cahir to Anglesboro, a distance of 31km with a total height gain of 1730 metres, taking in all the major peaks. The weather could not have been much better, dry and bright with a cooling breeze. Visibility was excellent, meaning that finding their way was not a problem for the self-navigating Challenge group and the mountains were looking their best for all the visiting walkers. Participants came from all around Ireland and some even travelled from as far as Denmark and The Netherlands to take part.
As usual there is a large team of people to thank for another mission successfully accomplished. Thanks to those who worked so hard on the day, both at the base in Anglesboro and out on the mountain with the walkers under Rody’s leadership. Thanks also to the bus providers, the caterers and the landowners for allowing us access. Well done also to the team of club members who spent months planning and preparing for the event.
Galtee Crossing 2015
At the summit of Galtymore on the Galtee Crossing on Sunday, June 28th, 2015.
Challenge/Crossing photos    Video by Sebastian Nalewko of 4x4sb.com

Galtee Walking Club

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