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

Skibbereen Walking Club visiting the Galtees and the Glen of Aherlow, September 30 and October 1

The Skibbereen Walking Club from West Cork are visiting the Galtees and the Glen of Aherlow area over the weekend of September 30 and October 1 next.
They will hold three joint walks with the Galtee Walking Club on both days. All Galtee Walking Club members are welcome to take part and anyone willing to lead one of the walks should contact Goretti Campbell on 087 9696071.
On Saturday, September 30, all three walks will meet at Clydagh Bridge at 10:30am and start out together. A walkers will go to Galtymore, B walkers will go to Lake Curra and C walkers will go as far as the grassy knoll.
The Skibbereen club members will attend a dinner in Aherlow House Hotel on Saturday night and they hope that as many Galtee members as possible will join them there. The price of the meal is €35.
On Sunday, October 1, the A and B walks will meet at Rossadrehid Waterworks at 10:30am and visit Lake Muskry and the surrounding area. The C walk will start from Aherlow House Hotel at 10:30am and will be a 2.5 to 3 hour walk to Rock an Thorabh on forest tracks.
The Skibbereen club have invited the Galtee Walking Club to visit West Cork at some time in the future. We hope they enjoy their visit here and that the weather willl allow them to see the place at its best.

Sunday September 24, 2017

24 September 2017

Fundraising Walk for Hillwalking Radio Group

9 September 2017
Members of Galtee Walking Club, The Boro Walkers, Peaks, Suil Eile, Cahir Meet and Train and Bogtrotters at the Fundraising Walk for the Hillwalking Radio Group on Sat 9th September, 2017

Tour du Mont Blanc 2017

TMB 2017 (70 of 82) Photos from the trip.

Wednesday Evening Walk, August 23, 2017

23 August 2017

Saturday August 5, 2017

5 August 2017

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