The Corrib Ramblers’ Club was founded by Una O Halloran and Matt Welby in 1998. The group meets every Sunday morning in the Oughterard Car Park. The ‘Ramblers” have a core group of loyal, athletic, enthusiastic walkers; visitors and tourists join us from time to time. Rambling has introduced us to the delights of our own area in the West of Ireland. It offers us a huge choice of landscape – mountain peaks, woodland, bogs, lakes, sandy beaches and the strange limestone plateau of the Burren and the Aran Islands as well as the sheer beauty of Inish boffin, Clare Island, Omey Island, and Achill Island.
We have explored foreign destinations with the late Roland Wirsching one of the first members of the “Ramblers”, visiting The Black Forest, Bavaria, Munich, Heidelberg, Salzburg, Vienna and Austria. Our travels have taken us to Barcelona, Tuscany and as far a-field as Lanzarote.
The beauty of our group is that we can enjoy the walks regardless of age or ability. The walks suit us, they cost nothing but time and they span all seasons. We enjoy each others company and we delight in having picnics, lunch or coffee wherever we visit. Conversation is lively, witty and often serious – never boring. Indeed the camaraderie is great.
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As the old Irish proverb states –
“Giorraíonn beirt Bóthar”
(To shorten the road)