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 

Austrian Hiking Holiday in Ehrwald, August 2019

The Galtee Walking Club is planning a Hiking Holiday in Ehrwald, Austria, for 7 nights from Sunday 18th August 2019. Details are available on the Ehrwald 2019 page.

Galtee Walking Club Christmas Party.

The Galtee Walking Club Christmas Party will take place on Sunday, 16th December 2018, at Ballyglass House Hotel starting at 7pm with dancing from 9pm. The cost is 32 euro. Names and money please to Mary O'Riordan 087 6411790.

Sunday November 18, 2018

18 November 2018
18 November 2018
Thanks to everyone who supported the Club's C walk today at Combaun Wood Anglesboro. The weather was on our side allowing us some spectacular views from the top of Ban Ard.  - Denny

Sunday November 11, 2018

11 November 2018

Sunday November 4, 2018

4 November 2018 4 November 2018

Sunday October 28, 2018

28 October 2018

Galtee Walking Club AGM, Thursday October 25

The club AGM was held in the Excel Centre, Tipperary on Thursday, October 25. The club officers for the coming year are:
Chairman, Danny Bailey
Vice-Chairman, Tom Lyons
Secretary, Doreen Hennessey
Treasurer, Martina Lonergan

25 October 2018

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







 

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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