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Mountaineering Ireland Spring Gathering 2018

March 23, 2018 @ 5:00 pm - March 25, 2018 @ 1:00 pm

Limerick Climbing Club are hosting The Spring Gathering 2018 in the Aherlow House Hotel, Glen of Aherlow, Co. Tipperary. As can be seen there is a full programme over the weekend starting with registration from 7.00pm on Friday evening through to lunchtime on Sunday. 

Spring Gathering Update  –  Tue, 20 Feb 2018.

 Important message regarding the members’ forum at the forthcoming Mountaineering Spring Gathering

Subject: AGM and Members’ Forum Timetable

Dear Club Secretaries

Firstly I would like to thank you for sharing information on our AGM and our Spring Gathering in the Glen of Arhelow. The bookings are going really well and it is set to be a great weekend.

Changes to the Schedule

Just to note there has been a small change to the itinerary. In order to allow for nominations and motions to be discussed and voted on at the AGM we have rescheduled the Members’ Forum. The Members’ Forum which had been due to follow the AGM on Saturday evening will now be on Sunday morning at 9:30am. The Sunday workshops will now commence at the slightly later time of 10:30am. Please see the attached information pack for the full itinerary.

Members’ Forum

The Members’ Forum, like the AGM, is for all members. The Members’ Forum is a key part of Mountaineering Ireland’s democratic process where clubs and members can put forward items to be discuss. This is often the catalyst for further examination or for a campaign or action to be launched. All members are encouraged to attend this forum and you are invited to submit items for discussion by email to info@mountaineering.ie.

Can you please circulate this to your members and encourage everyone to attend.

Club Development Workshop

Please note that the club development workshop on Sunday will be focused on the GDPR data protection changes and will go through changes from a club perspective so it would be good for clubs to have a representative at this workshop. We will circulate information in relation to the topic soon. The workshop is also an opportunity to raise any other topics of interest to discuss. If there is anything else, in particular, you would like to discuss or get some information on please email me beforehand so we can prepare the necessary material.

Hope to see you there.

Many thanks,

Ruth Whelan | Membership Development Officer
Mountaineering Ireland
Irish Sport HQ, National Sports Campus
Dublin 15, Ireland
T +353 1 625 1115

M +353 87 1612990

Spring Gathering 2018

Galteemore from the Glen of Aherlow

Aherlow House Hotel

This year we have the pleasure of Limerick Climbing Club, one of our larger long-established clubs to host the Spring Gathering 2018 in conjunction with their 35th Anniversary. The gathering will be based out of Aherlow House Hotel and Lodges. The hotel is ideally situated in the Glen of Aherlow, Co Tipperary. This is a lush valley where the River Aherlow runs between the Galtee Mountains and the wooded ridge of Slievenamuck. Moreover this area provides wide-ranging and challenging walking routes to suit all abilities.

The Hotel provides meeting room space as well as a large dining area for the Saturday night dinner and self-catering lodges. We have booked a number of rooms for the Gathering. Please let the hotel know you are with the Mountaineering Ireland Spring Gathering at the time of booking to avail of a special rate. Rooms are booking out fast so be sure to book early.

Aherlow House Hotel

Aherlow House Hotel

Spring Gathering 2018

The weekend will start with registration from 7.00pm in the lobby area of the Aherlow House Hotel. Moreover the welcome talk will take place from 8.00pm in the Diarmuid & Grainne Ballroom Suite. In addition Saturday sees a full programme of activities including walks in and around the Galtees.

The Mountaineering Ireland AGM and Members Forum takes place in the Diarmuid & Grainne Ballroom Suite.  AGM registration will be from 5.30pm. First of all there will be refreshments offered beforehand. Finally Saturday evening finishes off with a dinner in the hotel itself. Similarly Sunday morning will see a range of 3-hour workshops. Again, please book your choice of workshop online as there are a limited number of places available.

Aherlow House Hotel – Tel: 062 56153 – Fax: 062 56212 – www.aherlowhouse.ie

Choose from a range of walks and workshops on Saturday. Likewise there will also be a choice of morning workshops on Sunday. 

Mountaineering Ireland’s AGM

Saturday, 24/01/2018

The AGM will take place from 5.30pm on Saturday afternoon in the Diarmuid & Grainne Ballroom Suite. The Aherlow House Hotel, The Glen of Aherlow, Co. Tipperary.  We encourage as many club and individual members to attend as possible. Following the AGM there will be the member’s forum. This provides an opportunity for members to bring up any queries or concerns with the staff and Board of Mountaineering Ireland.

AGM Timeframe

The timeframe for the AGM and Member’s Forum is as follows: 

17.00 Meeting of Honorary and Individual members 

17.30 – 18:00 Registration for Mountaineering Ireland AGM 

18.00 Mountaineering Ireland AGM 

18:45 Mountaineering Ireland Member’s Forum 


The above AGM programme will take place in the Diarmuid & Grainne Ballroom Suite.  In addition tea/coffee and biscuits will be available for all. 

Notice of AGM 

Preliminary notice of the date, time and venue the Board decided for the AGM was given in early December 2017 to all members in the publication of the Irish Mountain Log Issue No. 124.

Motions and Nominations

Mountaineering Ireland clubs and individual members can put forward motions for discussion at the AGM. They can also nominate members for positions on the board of Mountaineering Ireland. Any member club or by any three full members can submit motions or nominations. Board members serve a two-year term. 

Motions and nominations must be submitted to the honorary secretary at secretary@mountaineering.ie  . Similarly you can send them by post to Honorary Secretary, Mountaineering Ireland, Irish Sports HQ, National Sports Campus, Blanchardstown, Dublin 15. The deadline is by 5.00pm on Friday, February 23rd, 2018.

All Mountaineering Ireland members have the right to attend the AGM and vote. 

Current Board

In conclusion please note the current members of the Board of Mountaineering Ireland. These are: Paul Barron; Francis Hackett; Nicky Hore; Paul Kellagher; Ursula MacPherson; Michael Maunsell; Ross Millar, Clare O’Connor; Patrick O’Sullivan; Irene Sorohan; Dawson Stelfox; Seamus Walsh; Simon Walsh.

For more information click here: Mountaineering Ireland Spring Gathering 2018

More details available at: http://www.mountaineering.ie/events/2013/default.aspx?iid=1116


March 23, 2018 @ 5:00 pm
March 25, 2018 @ 1:00 pm
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Aherlow House Hotel
Glen of Aherlow, Co. Tipperary
Tipperary, Ireland
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