Walking clubs in Ireland are very popular with both the locals and visitors to Ireland. Joining a walk arranged by a walking club is a great way to get out and meet new people while taking in a walk that is recommended by the walking club. Club organisers are experts on the best local walks and will guide you along the way. If you are only visiting Ireland for a holiday with a Walkers Welcome B&B, then there are many walks that allow visitors to join them for the short period of time that they are in Ireland. Your host at your bed and breakfast will be able to tell you about any local walking clubs and can even arrange for you to join a walk organised by the walking club.
Glenwalk Hillwalking Club
Glenwalk Hillwalking Club was established in 2002 and walkers are between the age range of 20 – 50 years old. A very sociable walking club based in the Dublin area. Walks normally take place every second Sunday.
The Irish Ramblers Club
The Irish Ramblers are a hiking club based in the Dublin area. They have day-long hikes which mainly take place in the mountains of County Wicklow. The Ramblers hiking club caters for all fitness levels and will also organize weekends away and are well known for their excellent walking holidays abroad.The club was founded over forty years ago and now has about 600 members. If you want to enjoy the great outdoors in the company of like-minded people, then the Irish Ramblers Club is the club for you and they look forward to welcoming you.
In Mayo they are a total of 4 Walking Clubs registered with the Mountaineering Council of Ireland as follows:
North West Mayo Hillwalkers
Ox Mountain Ramblers
Westport Hillwalking and Mountaineering Club
Galway Mayo Institute of Technology Mountaineering Club
Dungarvan Hillwalking Club
Glenwalk Hillwalking Club was established in 2002 and walkers are between the age range of 20 – 50 years old. A very sociable walking club based in the Dublin area. Walks normally take place every second Sunday.Dungarvan Hillwalking Club, County Waterford, Ireland was founded in 1995. The club provides members with an opportunity to meet and participate in walking and mountaineering activities together. We also promote awareness of the need to maintain access, conservation and protection of the mountain and woodland environment. Today we have a growing membership of over 180 and are affiliated to the Mountaineering Ireland (MI).