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Autumn Gathering Announcement

We are delighted to announce this year’s Autumn Gathering be held on the 20th – 22nd October 2023 and will be hosted by Kenmare Walking Club which will be based from Sneem Hotel, Sneem, Co Kerry. Registration for the event will open soon at

You can book accommodation for the hotel directly, please inform the hotel when booking for the gathering that you are a member of Mountaineering Ireland to avail of a discount for the event.

The walk scheduled for the 22nd October is cancelled as the club is hosting the Autumn Gathering

Our Club

Welcome to the home page of the Kenmare Walking Club. You can browse the above links to view our calendar, learn about our club & obtain information regarding membership.

Founded in the 1980’s, the club has grown from strength to strength and today has a membership of approximately 100 walkers. We also welcome non-members to join us on our scheduled walks (Non-members are asked to contact walk leaders beforehand).

The club is fortunate that the Caha Mountains & MacGillycuddy Reeks are on our doorstep, with regular club  walks to Carrauntoohil, Ireland’s highest peak.


Our calendar provides a wide range of “A” and “B” walks. We  run regular navigation exercises, night hikes and winter & summer camping trips.  The club organises excursions within Ireland & annual walking tours to Great Britain or Europe.

Upcoming Walks

Fri 27 Oct - Mon 30 Oct - Weekend AwayDetails to follow
Nov-05-2023BMill Cove-RossmackowenOS84Mary O'Sulllivan0876750702Nick Caffery083357141510am The Square
Nov-12-2023AGuagan BarraOS85Andrew Cornyn0876486108Ger Canty087258371209am The Square
Nov-19-2023BRossmackowen-ArdigoleOS84Trevor Langley0872473252Julia O'Connor086607461310am The Square
Nov-26-2023ALough NapeastaOS84/85Donal O'Sullivan0851741330Dermot Corkery085174141009am The square
Dec-03-2023BBallycrovane- ArdgroomOS84Mary Kelly0864040494Rita Tuohy083817644610am The Square (road walk)
Dec-10-2023ABallygriffin CircuitOS85Denis O'Sullivan0872385604Michael Randles086819163509am The Square
Dec-17-2023BTemplenoe Pier to KenmareOS78/85Therese Morley0876765635Rita O'Sullivan086375847410am The Square
Dec-26-2023BKilmakilloge Circuit (road walk)OS84Mary O'Farrell0877797046Ann O'Connor086403349012.00 noon at Helens Bar
Jan-07-2024AHealy Pass-KnockowenOS84James O'Farrell0868377764Donal O'Sullivan085174133009am The Square
Jan-14-2024BTahilla-VestryOS84Ingrid Koefoed0838281134Tina O'Sullivan087785650510am The Square
Jan-21-2024A+BNavigation training walkOS84Pat O'Sullivan0851740684Peter O'Sullivan087745016810am The Square
Jan-28-2024 BTorc-DerrycunihyOS78Nick Caffery0833571415Nuala Connor086884454310am The Square
Feb-04-2024AGlentrasna-CoomnadihaOS84/85Ian Flude0873486375Denis O'Sullivan087238560409am The Square
Sat 10thAnnual General MeetingAGMAGMDetails to follow
Feb-11-2024BGleninchiquin (road walk)OS84/85Rita Tuohy0838176446Assumpta Foley087786082110am The Square
Sat 17thANight HikeOS78Ger Canty0872583712Pat O'Sullivan08517406846pm The Square
Feb-25-2024BPluis na ScriobOS84Ann Hickey0860704647Peter O'Sullivan087745016810am The Square
Mar-03-2014AKnockboyOS85Kath Mackell0873315403Brendan O'Sullivan086809659409am The Square
Mar-10-2024BKillarney Leaders choiceOS78Maureen O'Riordan0868397328Eilish Mahony087237841110am The Square
Mar-24-2024ADevils Punch BowlOS78Lynda O'Connor0879290012Pat O'Sullivan085174068409am The Square
Mar-31-2024BCaherdaniel-BealOS84Brendan O'Sullivan0868096594Kath Mackell087331540310am The Square
Apr-07-2024ABarley and Caha LakesOS85Dermot Corkery0851741410James O'Farrell086837776409am The Square
Apr-14-2024BKilcatherine PointOS84John Skilling0894991755Carol Harling086876632310am The Square
Apr-21-2024ACoomcallee OS84Helen Corkery0879901620Andrew Cornyn087648610809am The Square
Apr-28-2024BDursey IslandOS84Peter O'Sullivan0877450168Ian Flude0873486375Contact leader by 22nd April
Note 1: Own or shared transport required. If car sharing, travel arrangements must be made prior to arriving in the square.
Note 2: Dogs or other pets not allowed on any walk or other club activity
Note 3: An unavailable walk leader should make arrangements with another club member to lead the walk.
Note 4: Where possible, walk leaders should contact land owners involved in advance of walk.
Note 5: All walkers must adhere to government and HSE covid advice
Note 6: "OS" in the map field refers to Ordnance Survey Ireland "Discovery Series" Maps


As hillwalkers, we access land with the kind permission of landowners. Please refrain from any activity which might upset or jeopardise the landowners livelihood.  We also encourage walkers to abide by Mountaineering Ireland’s ‘Leave No Trace’ policy.