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

Galtee Clean-up Day, Saturday 27th April

The Limerick Climbing Club are organising a Galtee Clean-up day on Saturday 27th April.  If any member in your club is interested in taking part, it would be greatly appreciated.

Wednesday April 24, 2019

24 April 2019

Wednesday April 17, 2019

17 April 2019

Slievenamuck Marathon and Half Marathon, Sunday April 14th,2019

The 11th annual Slievenamuck Marathon and Half Marathon, organised by the Galtee Walking Club, took place on Sunday April 14, 2019. The event was open to walkers and runners and was mainly on forest tracks and paths on the Slievenamuck Ridge, overlooking the Glen of Aherlow and the Galtee Mountains. A total of 62 people took part in weather conditions which were challenging to say the least. Well done to everyone who took part.
A medal and certificate were presented to all who completed the event.

14 April 2019 Marathon Photos

Sunday April 7, 2019

7 April 2019 7 April 2019

Sunday March 31, 2019

31 March 2019

Sunday March 24, 2019

24 March 2019

St Patrick's Day, Sunday March 17, 2019

17 March 2019

Sunday March 10, 2019

10 March 2019

The Views from Lyracappul

A poem by Rody Tierney

From the little Assaroola stream that joins the River Aherlow
I will climb to Lyracappul and survey all below
It is to the beauty of our precious glen that I will treat my eyes
Then ponder on the Shrough Dolmen where an ancient chieftain lies
Now with my back to the famine wall I gaze out further north
Beneath the gentle Phelims where three great warriors fought 
O’Sullivan Beara an Patrick Sarsfield to name the recent two
And before their time the King of Munster - the legend Brian Boru
Peeping from above the Phelims is Keeper Hill and Mathair Sliebh
Where Eamon an Cnoic was hunted and found refuge in a cave
I can just make out the Devil’s Bit to my right in the distant haze
But not the view from Toomevara where I grew up and played
Alone, alone and directly east stands lovely Slievenamon
Where Grainne raced up to the summit and won her sweetheart Fionn
Charles Kickham used your name to title his fine song
And lose, draw or win Tipp men will sing about you Slievenamon
To the south is steep Bengower, the Glounreagh valley and Seefin
The Blackrock river and Knockaterriff above the pigeon rock sweet glen
Looking west on this fine clear day - I can see the Kerry reeks
But nearer still is Temple Hill with that large cairn on its peak
Now as I have left you Lyre na Cappal and your beauty spots galore
I will pause and bless myself at the cross on Galteemore
Then scamper over Galteebeag and down the Geisha steps
And battle up the slope of Cush – it will surely put me to the test
My pleasant trek is over now and I must make my way on home
The hills and valleys I’ll leave behind for another day to roam
To Bianconi’s coach road pub I’ll call and drink a pint or two
Then before I cross over Slievenamuck I might sing a song for you



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