Becoming a Member of Galway Walking Club

We regret to advise that due to the high number of members in our Club, membership is currently closed for 2023 and will re-open in October 2023.

Membership TypeFeeInfo
New or Existing Member€70Includes registration with Mountaineering Ireland (MI)
Membership valid 1st November – 31st October
Please note membership paid after 1st September is valid for the period up to the end of October of the following year.
Membership paid before 1st September covers the period up to the end of October of that same year.
MI member€35If you are already a paid-up member of MI for the upcoming year through another club.
Youth €35 18 years-21 years
Guest: Ramble, B, C Hillwalk€10 per visitorIt is recommended that all visitors and new members complete:
* A ramble before participating in a C Hill;
* Three C Hills before joining a B Hill;
It is club policy not to allow guests on A Hills due to the level of stamina and fitness required.
Guest Short Walk€5 per visitorPlease note that visitors are allowed on these walks at the discretion of the Walk Co-Ordinator. Please email for further information.

Additional Information:

Galway Walking Club (GWC) membership includes Mountaineering Ireland (MI) membership.

Membership is only available online. We no longer accept cheques/cash/bank transfer.

MI and GWC membership run concurrently and is valid from 1st November to 31st October.

You will be insured from the time you register and pay your membership fee but it can take up to 6 weeks for your MI Membership card to be delivered to GWC.

The GWC AGM is held in October each year.