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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.

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

July 16, 2023AllSherkin IslandOS 88Carol Harling086 8766323John Skilling089 4991755Contact leader by 9th July
July 23, 2023BKnockateeOS 84Trevor Langley087 2473252Assumpta Foley087 786082110am The Square
July 30, 2023B+Pluais Na ScríobOS 84Ann Hickey086 0704647Pat O'Sullivan085 174068410am The Square
12-Aug-23AllEvening Walk and BBQOS84Meredith O'Connor087 7819677Mary O'Farrell087 77970466pm The Square / Cook your own food
August 20, 2023AllValentia IslandOS 83Brendan O'Sullivan086 8096594Frank McCarthy087 13104699am The Square
August 27, 2023BDerrynaneOS 83Heather Smith086 4019413Therese Morley087 676563510am The Square
September 3, 2023Members OnluCarrauntoohil OS 78James O'Farrell086 8377764Jerry Foley087 27249029am The Square
September 10, 2023BDursey Sound Loop OS 84Mary O'Sullivan087 6750702Tina O' Sullivan087 78565059am The Square
September 17, 2023AllNavigation DayOS 84Peter O'Sullivan087 7450168Pat O' Sullivan085 174068410am The Square
September 24, 2023BSlaheny River WalkOS 78/79John Skilling089 4991755Julia O'Connor086 607461310am The Square
September 30, 2023AllTorc Night HikeOS78/HGarry Li089 7062522Eilis Mahony087 23784117pm The Square
October 8, 2023A Glentrasna CircuitOS84/85Denis O'Sullivan087 2385604James O'Farrell086 83777649am The Square
October 15, 2023BKillarney Leaders ChoiceOS 78/HMaureen O'Riordan086 8397328Kathleen Lynch087 798695610am the Square
October 22, 2023A Lough Napastea GleninchiquinOS 84Donal O'Sullivan085 1741330Reg Blake089 70625229am the Square
Fri 27 Oct - Mon 30 Oct - Weekend AwayDetails to Follow
NOTE 1: Own or shared transport required. If car sharing, travel arrangements must be made prior to arriving in the square
Note 2: Dogs 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 leader should contact land owners involved in advance of walk
Note 5: All walkers must adhere to government and HSE covid advice
Note 6: "H" in the map field refers to Harvey's Macgillycuddy's Reeks Map. Scale 1:30,000


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.

Evening Walks

Please check out our Calendar page for a full list of our Evening Walks for Summer 2019!