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

Wednesday Evening Walk

Wednesday walk
Goretti Campbell's Wednesday evening walk to Lake Diheen on July 22nd, 2015.  7 photos

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