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
Club Trip to Andorra in the Pyrenees, 6th to 13th September, 2020The club is planning a walking trip to Andorra and the Spanish Pyrenees with Topflight this year for the week of Sunday 6th to Sunday 13th of September. The closing date for applications is Thursday, January 23rd.
All the details and an application form are available on the Andorra Trip page.
Glen of Aherlow Winter Walking Festival 2020The Glen of Aherlow Winter Walking Festival will take place over the weekend of January 25 and 26, 2020. The festival base is Aherlow House Hotel and buses will take participants to the walk locations in the area.
The event is organised by Aherlow Failte Society and the walk leaders and stewards are provided by the Galtee Walking Club.
Stewards from within the membership of the club are needed to help on all the walks. If you are willing to offer your services please contact the facilitator on your chosen walk in advance.
To see the list of walks and facilitators go to the Festival Page.
Sunday January 19, 2020
Sunday January 12, 2020
Sunday January 5, 2020
Thanks also to Thos O'Neill for his B walk in the same area.
The two groups enjoyed a New Year get-together in the River House in Cahir after the walks.
Wednesday January 1, 2020
Sunday December 22, 2019
Sunday December 15, 2019
Sunday December 8, 2019
Thanks also to Mike Moroney for his A walk in the Galtees.
Sunday December 1, 2019
Sunday November 24, 2019
Sunday November 17, 2019
Sunday November 10, 2019
Sunday November 3, 2019
We started out in the wet and changed route near the top of Cush, we skirted down the eastern side of Cush and rambled back via forest track to give a 3.5 hour hike so worked out ok. Not a day for the wet wet uplands. Aidan.
Despite the heavy rain twelve committed club members took part in Denny O'Dwyer's C walk, Combaun Wood Anglesboro 3rd November 2019.
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 should be renewed as soon as possible for the coming club year which ends on October 31, 2020.
New members can join at any time for membership up to October 31, 2020 for the €45 fee.
You can pay online or print the application form.
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