Failte go Gaillimh -
Welcome to Galway!

Hello fans, forum members, walkers and friends,

I would like to welcome you to my home town, Galway, from the 19th (Thursday) to the 23rd (Monday) of September 2013. The weekend will consist of four walks. Two small walks on Thursday evening and Sunday morning, and two days walking on Friday and Saturday.

On Friday and Saturday we will hire a private coach and go to the Ailwee caves/ the Burren /cliffs of Moher, Inis Oirr , Killary harbor and Connemara. Our two coaches will hold 53+25 people so 88 is also the max amount of participants. On Sunday we will have a chilled out day: Lunch at the Quays followed by a pub crawl (free music in all pubs), with an open mic session later in the evening.

How to get to Galway?

Galway is situated on the west coast of Ireland.
  • Dublin airport is 2 ½ hours by road (very good bus service to Galway)
  • Shannon airport is 1 hour by road (bus every hour)
  • Knock airport is 1 ½ hours with a limited bus service.


    The participants have to reserve the accommodation themselves (Use, Trivago, ClubHotel for best offers) .
  • Recommended hotels: The Imperial Hotel Galway, The Victoria Hotel Galway, Jurys Inn Galway, Harbour Hotel Galway and the House Hotel Galway.
  • Recommended hostels: Barnacles Quay Street, Sleepzone Galway, Snoozles (next door to bus station)
    All of these are within walking distance of each other.

    Participation fee:

    Every Walker will be charged with a fee of about 60 eur, to cover the coach and other local costs.

    How to register: If you want to join us, please email me at

    I will answer all questions and provide more detailed information on the Forum.

    Sincerely / Regards

    Joe Costello

    PS. Leonard Cohen's European Tour will be concluded before our Walking Weekend!

  • The Third Leonard Cohen Walking Weekend

    The number of participants is limited to 88!
    Names of members who plan to attend
    1. Joe Costello, Ireland
    2. Bernadine Lynham, Ireland
    3-4. Henning & Elke Franz, Germany
    5. Ken Forsyth, UK
    6-7. Pirkko & Martti Muller, Finland
    8. Pauline Ryan, Ireland
    9. Denis Browne, Ireland
    10. Sinikka Hiljanen, Finland
    11. Ciaran Dorr, UK
    12. Ingrid Pottier, Belgium
    13-14. Caren Gutschmidt & Hans Kloss, Germany
    15-16. Tom O'Leary & Bernie McKenna, UK
    17-18. Juliana Erkkonen & Peter Akerstrom, Finland
    19. Beatriz Sallés, Spain
    20. Des Moore, Ireland
    21. Diane Williams, UK
    22. Margaret Humphries, UK
    23. Deirdre Mellon, Ireland
    24. Paula Jenkins, UK
    25-26. Willy & Wijbe Lageveen, Holland
    27. Trish O’Connell, Ireland
    28. Dave Everatt, UK
    29. Nuala Keeher, Ireland
    30. Christopher Franz, Germany
    31. Judy Remy, France
    32. Sheila O’Mahony, Ireland
    33-34. Annemarie & Peadar Ryan, Ireland
    35. Paula McCann, Ireland
    36. Cliona, Ireland
    37-38. Maura and Cecile, Ireland/France
    39. Afric Prendergast, Ireland
    40. Helen McSweeney, Ireland
    41. Jimmy Brick, Ireland
    42-43. Eddy Massa & Ann Mechiels, Belgium
    44-45. Greg & Mary Cotter, Ireland
    46-47. Carys & John Parry, UK
    48. Tineke van der Does, Holland
    49. Hadassah, Israel
    50. Liz Valleron, France
    51. Murt Forde, Ireland
    52. Eddie Higgins, Ireland
    53. Caroline Thomas, Ireland
    54. Maureen Canavan, Ireland
    55. Brid Brophy, Ireland
    56. Vincent Browne, Ireland
    57-59. Lia, Dick and Inke van Zwietering, Holland
    60. Pete Needham, UK
    61. Eric Stapleton, Ireland
    62. Paul Brown, Ireland
    63. Maureen Canavan, Ireland
    64. Tuija Varjoranta, Finland
    65. Hugo Seale, Ireland
    66. Denise Hogan, Ireland
    67-69. Linda & John & Hazel Morris, UK
    70. Paul Browne, Ireland
    71. Brian Arkins, Ireland
    72. John Conway, Ireland
    73. Ray Dooley, Ireland
    74. Liam Kirrane, Ireland

    Latest update on September 18, 2013

    See photos of the 2nd Leonard Cohen Walking Weekend (Haiger, Germany, September 2011) here

    Title photo from Wikipedia
    Galway Walking Weekend logo by Ken Forsyth