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
Barrow Walk on October 6Anyone intending to go on Liam Doheny's Barrow Way walk on October 6th should give their name to Doreen Hennessy before next Saturday, September 21. Doreen needs to know the numbers before booking a bus. Call or text 087 6493391.
Request for information on Slieve FelimHello,
I was hoping to ask your advice about the walking route at Slieve Felim and I wondered would I be able to chat to someone there? We are hoping to do some filming for a TG4 documentary and I would appreciate advice from someone familiar with the Slieve Felim Pass.
Many thanks in advance,
Membership Fee IncreaseThe fee for membership of the Galtee Walking Club has been increased to €45. This is due to an increase in the fee charged by Mountaineering Ireland for each member which covers insurance and the Mountain Log magazine etc. We hope you still consider €45 to be good value for the choice and variety of walks throughout the year.
Membership can be renewed from now on for the coming club year which ends on October 31, 2020.
New people can also join now and receive 14 months membership up to October 31, 2020 for the €45 fee.
You can pay online or print the application form.
Sunday September 8, 2019
Sunday September 1, 2019
Wednesday August 28, 2019
Austria Trip 2019Trip to Ehrwald in the Tyrol region of the Austrian Alps. Photos Video
Wednesday August 14, 2019
Sunday August 11, 2019
Wednesday August 7, 2019
Wednesday July 31, 2019
Wednesday July 24, 2019
Wednesday July 17, 2019
Thanks also to Joan Kavanagh who had 15 people on her C walk in Bansha Woods.
Wednesday July 10, 2019
Wednesday July 3, 2019
The Views from LyracappulA 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