Banff Mountain Film Festival 2018

Banff Mountain Film Festival 2018 Friday, May 11th (RED Film Programme) and Saturday, May 12th, (BLUE Film Programme) 2018 We have adventure lift-off! The Banff Mountain Film Festival World Tour is back in CORK for 2018!  The world’s most prestigious mountain film festival returns to Cork: Banff Mountain Film Festival 2018 – don’t miss it! Join […]

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Strategic Plan

MI Strategic Plan 2018 – 2021

Mountaineering Ireland announces open consultation on the creation of a new Strategic Plan for 2018 – 2021 Date:  14/11/2017   Mountaineering Ireland wishes to advise its membership of the upcoming dates and locations of regional meetings to feed into the creation of a new Strategic Plan for 2018 – 2021. Murrough McDonagh CEO of Mountaineering Ireland […]

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Top Socks

Top Socks

Good hiking socks are vital for looking after your feet on those long hikes. These are some of the best merino wool, synthetic and sheep’s wool ones on the market today. [Thanks to Outsider Magazine for their contribution to this article] A decent pair of hiking socks may make all the difference between enjoying a pleasant walk […]

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Christmas Party

Christmas Party

Hi all 🎈🎈🎈 Christmas Party: Well tis not quite HO HO HO time just yet, but as usual us Backpackers like to plan ahead and keep on top of things so here is a date for your diary. This year we are heading to the LEE VALLEY GOLF CLUB for a Christmas Party night, which will be held on SATURDAY 9TH DECEMBER. […]

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Mount Everest from Everest Base Camp

Liz O’Callaghan – Trek to Everest Base Camp

Liz O’Callaghan Tackles the Trek to Everest Base Camp Liz, a member of the club for three years and a veteran of Kilimanjaro flew off last week on the first leg of her trip to Everest Base Camp.  There are actually two Everest Base Camps – Everest North Base Camp in Tibet at an altitude of […]

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New Committee

The New Committee

There was a large attendance at the Extraordinary General Meeting held at Nemo Rangers Hurling and Football Club on Wednesday, October 11th last. The purpose of the meeting was to elect the new committee.  The meeting was chaired by the outgoing Chairperson Donal O’Leary. Niamh Corcoran was appointed as Secretary for the meeting. There were sixteen members […]

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Nire Lakes, Nire Valley

Nire Valley Autumn Walking Festival

Nire Valley Autumn Walking Festival Weekend 13th – 15th October 2017 The 2017 Nire Valley Autumn Walking Festival weekend, now in its 24th year, offers some fantastic walking, great talking, excellent local guides and the company and comradery of like-minded friends. We have walks to suit everyone’s ability. Walk Grades ‘A’ Walks – for those that wish to scale the […]

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Tom Crean

Tom Crean Explorer Extraordinaire

Tue Oct 10th – Sat Oct 14th at 8.00pm Tom Crean – Antarctic Explorer returns to the Everyman next week!  This is one of the most popular shows ever to grace our stage at the Everyman Palace Theatre. This amazing story of Tom Crean Explorer Extraordinaire continues to inspire and uplift. If you like tales of adventure then […]

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Slieve Donard at Sunrise

Four Peaks Challenge – Slieve Donard

On Friday, September 22nd,  a glorious autumn afternoon fifteen members left Cork to travel to Newcastle, Co. Down. They were off to take part in the 2017 Four Peaks Challenge – Slieve Donard.  The accommodation was at the Mountains of Mourne Country Cottages, Kilkeel, Co. Down. These comprise of seven fine old restored heritage holiday cottages in […]

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Ireland’s Iconic Mountains and Walks – The Coomloughra Horseshoe

The Coomloughra Horseshoe The Coomloughra Horseshoe, located in the McGillycuddy Reeks is one of Ireland’s classic ridge walks. It has all that hill walking can offer – magnificent views of mountains, lakes and ocean and challenging terrain with a small bit of scrambling and exposure. Perhaps most importantly it gives the opportunity to climb three […]

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