MI AGM and Spring Gathering – Kilkenny
Dear Cork Backpacker Hillwalking Club (CBHC) member,
The Mountaineering Ireland (MI) Spring gathering 2017 was hosted by Tyndall club in the Springhill Court Hotel Kilkenny from March 3rd to March 5th. More than 120 representatives from clubs all over Ireland attended.
Friday evening following the refreshments reception upon arrival, Paul Barron, Chairman of MI opened the weekend by welcoming everyone. Jim Healy, President of Tyndall Mountain Club thanked MI for the honour of hosting the weekend event. Jim then proceeded to speak about the variety of activities available over the weekend. there were nine walks in the local region from easy to challenging, for members to choose from on Saturday. Also there were workshops on the environment, rope work and rock climbing on Saturday. All leaders of walks and workshops possessed competence and personality.
MI AGM and Member’s Forum took place Saturday evening with a large attendance of over 100 members. Following the Forum, club representatives enjoyed a magnificant four-course dinner in the luxurious Tara Suite. The after dinner special guest speaker Pat Brendan of the Swiss Alpine Club. Following the dinner, veryone socialised and danced the night away till the wee hours.
Sunday variety included three workshops: Club Development, Tai Chi and Yoga followed by a heritage walk in Kilkenny.
A thoroughly enjoyable weekend was had by all indoors and outdoors despite the extreme stormy, rainy, foggy weather conditions.
For further information click here: Mountaineering Ireland
CBHC Membership Officer