Ballyvaughan Fanore

Walking Club


Welcome to the Ballyvaughan Fanore walking club whose home is in the heart of the Burren one of Europes most unique landscapes where the views heal your mind and soul.

We are the home of friendship, fitness and fun.

The club was founded and set up in March 2006, and started off with a membership of 13, which has now grown to over 150 members. Members are affiliated to Mountaineering Ireland (MI). Visitors are welcome to walk with us on any of our walks (please read our rules and policies) and a fee of €10 will be payable on the day.

While the club enjoys having most of its walks in the Burren we do travel for weekends away, visiting islands off the coast of Ireland or climbing some of the countries highest peaks and mountains and we also organise a trip overseas annually.

The club provides members and visitors an opportunity to meet, participate and see the beauty of the countryside and country we live in while out on our different walks. We look forward to meeting you on one of our walks.


Membership  for 2023/24 is now closed,  will reopen again in Nov for 2024/25.

Please note our membership year is Nov 1st to Oct 31st each year. 

Guests :  If you would like to join us for a walk as a guest/visitor you may also book your walk through the membership link below.

Club Officers 2022/2023

Chair – Charlie McCoy
Vice Chair – John Lewis
Secretary – Frances Hickey – email –
Assistant Secretary – Phil Spellissy
Treasurer – Geraldine Healy
Assistant Treasurer – Francis Moloney
PRO – Mary O’Brien – email – 
Environment Officer – Mairead Bichard
Child Liaison Officer – Mary Sweeney.

Safeguarding Policy - Refer to Mountaineering Ireland for our full policy

Related links :  Mountaineering Ireland

Clare Burren Marathon

Thanks for your support in making “The Clare Burren Marathon 2023” another huge success.  See you in 2024.

Related links :  Clare Burren Marathon Site