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
Beara-Breifne Way Weekend
A weekend trip to
West Cork to walk the first 3 sections of the Beara-Breifne Way is
planned for March 15th to 17th.
Saturday March 15, Dursey to Castletownbere. Distance 25.8 Km. Total height gain 1110 metres.
Sunday March 16, Castletownbere to Adrigole. Distance 21.1 Km. Total height gain 944 metres.
Monday March 17, Adrigole to Glengarriff. Distance 19 Km. Total height gain 877 metres.
Shorter walks for C walkers possible.
It is planned to walk the entire length of the route on possibly 10 long weekends during the next few years.
See the Beara-Breifne Way page for more details, contact information, maps and accommodation lists.
Mountain Meitheal work day on Curra stile track
The first MMSE work day of 2014 will be Saturday 29 March in the Galtees.
MMSE will be working on the Curra stile track, which leads up towards Lough Curra, lopping off low-lying branches, looking for stones, laying out brashing, and covering specified areas with stone chippings. No special skills needed, so don't be shy - come along and give a little back.
Meet at the Coach Road Inn (O'Brien's Bar), Newtown, Glen of Aherlow, (at the junction of the R664 and the R663), where transport will be organized. It will be necessary to limit the number of cars travelling to site.
Please meet at 10.30am sharp. Come prepared for a day in the hills, be prepared for all weathers, for safety and comfort wear appropriate footwear. A packed lunch is advisable, including a hot drink. A change of clothes is recommended for the homeward journey. Bring gardening gloves if you have them; otherwise they will be supplied.
Mountain Meitheal will provide the tools. Why not bring a friend – new comers are always welcome.
For more information on Mountain Meitheal check out www.pathsavers.org.
Galtee Clean-up DayThe annual clean-up in the Galtee, Slievenamuck area takes place on Saturday, April 5th next. The meeting point is the now closed Glen Hotel, Aherlow at 10am. The work should take around 3 to 4 hours. Please bring suitable gloves and footwear.
Slievenamuck Marathon, 2014The annual Slievenamuck Marathon takes place on Sunday, April 13th, 2014 over the full length of the Slievenamuck Ridge starting from Rock an Thorabh car park. (more)
Galtee Challenge/Crossing, 2014
This year's 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. (more)
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, March 02, 2014A band of heavy rain with an unfortunate sense of timing coincided with the start of the two club walks on Sunday last. It led to difficult conditions on both sides of the Galtees for walk leaders, Anthony O’Brien and Catherine Russell. Anthony’s A walk started from Kilcoran Hotel on the southern side, while across the mountain, Catherine’s B walk began at Rossadrehid waterworks. The other waterworks from the sky continued as the group of 17 headed for Lake Muskry on the track that had become a flowing stream in many places. The river, which crosses the path near the lake, was in such flood that Catherine decided to put the safety of the group first and not attempt a crossing. On the way back the rain stopped and by the end the sky was blue and the sun was shining. Our thanks to Catherine and also to Anthony.
On Sunday next the A walk meets at 10am at Melody's Bar, Ballymacarbery with Owen Ryan, the B walk meets at Rock an Thorabh Car Park with Gerry Ryan also at 10am and Cecelia O'Heney takes the C walk, meeting at the Lady Gregory Pub, Kilmoyler at 11am.