The Blackstairs

Mountaineering Ireland Gathering

MI Spring Gathering & AGM
Springhill Court Hotel, Kilkenny – March 3rd – 5th, 2017

Bookings are now open for the Mountaineering Ireland Spring Gathering in the Springhill Court Hotel, Kilkenny. This year’s Gathering will be hosted by Tyndall Mountain Club who will be leading walks for all abilities in the Comeraghs, Blackstairs and along the River Nore. Ballykeefe Quarry is also nearby for those who would like to climb the local crags. 

Coumshingaun Corrie Lake in the Comeraghs

We have a number of rooms held in the Springhill Court until February 20th – please contact the hotel directly to book your accommodation and mention that you are attending the Mountaineering Ireland Spring Gathering when booking. The 2017 AGM will take place

The 2017 AGM will take place from 5.30pm on Saturday, March 4th, followed by our Member’s Forum and dinner in the hotel. We look forward to seeing you for a weekend of activities, talks and workshops in Kilkenny.


As usual the weekend will start with registration from 7.00pm on Friday in the lobby area of the Springhill Court Hotel in Kilkenny. The welcome talk will take place from 8.00pm in the Kilkenny Suite 2.

Saturday sees a full programme of activities including walks in the Comeraghs and Blackstairs and climbing in Ballykeefe Quarry. There will also be specific workshops for Club Environmental Officers and Club Training Officers – again details can be found below.

The Mountaineering Ireland AGM and Members Forum take place in the Kilkenny Suite 2 with AGM registration from 5.30pm. There will be refreshments in the lobby area outside the Kilkenny Suite beforehand.

Saturday evening finishes off with a dinner in the hotel itself. We have a range of workshops arranged for Sunday morning. Some will incur a small additional fee which is payable online as part of the registration process. See below map for key venues over the weekend We will be based in the Springhill Court Hotel for the weekend.

The Springhill Court has full leisure facilities and a separate bar and restaurant area. 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. Unallocated rooms will be released back to the hotel on February 20th and we cannot guarantee accommodation in the hotel after that date.

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