John O'Sullivan RIP cropped image

In Memory of John O’Sullivan RIP

In memory of our good friend John who passed away on 19th Feb 2018.  The video below has a few memories of some of the great times and walks we had with John over the years. John was a gentleman with a kind word to say about everyone.  After taking early retirement a few years ago he […]

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Luggala Estate & Lodge

Secure access to Luggala Estate

Luggala Estate and its charming house Luggala Lodge, once rented by the pop star Michael Jackson, is currently for sale with a price tag of between €25 and €28m. Mountaineering Ireland is asking members to sign an online petition to Minister for Culture, Heritage and the Gaeltacht, Josepha Madigan TD, urging the Minister to re-engage […]

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Hillwalking in Ireland

Hillwalking Working Group

Dear Club Secretaries, a motion from the Irish Ramblers Club regarding a hillwalking working group was approved at Mountaineering Ireland’s recent AGM.  Arising from this Mountaineering Ireland is seeking expressions of interest from people who are interested in joining a Hillwalking Working Group.  The aim is to form a diverse working group which includes representation […]

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Mystery Landscape

Mystery Landscape

Location of Landscape Hello, I have this landscape painting which I was told was of the Caha Mountains/ Glengarriff area. The painting dates from 1859. I would be most grateful if any of your members could help me identify the location of the landscape. I live in Strand Hill, Sligo and it is very difficult to […]

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The Steel Cross at the Summit of Carrauntoohil

Kerry Mountain Rescue Saves Three Climbers on Carrauntoohil

Kerry Mountain Rescue saves three people on Carrauntoohil in harsh weather conditions 29/12/2017  Kery Mountain Rescue saves three people from Carrauntoohil mountain in County Kerry. Two women and a man were 150 metres from the summit when they got into difficulty at around 11.30pm last night. The man fell at Howling Ridge and sustained an injury […]

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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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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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Peregrine Falcon

Peregrine Falcons

Hillwalkers need to be aware that peregrine falcons are now nesting on some crags in the Gap of Dunloe, the Burren and other areas. Climbers should be mindful of this and avoid climbing at crags if there are any signs that birds are being distressed.  Hikers should heed this recommendation even if it means turning […]

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Lorraine Cycling

Lorraine Galvin RIP

In Memory of Lorraine Galvin,   Lorraine joined the club in 2008 and her first hillwalk was to Gleninchaquin on the Beara Peninsula on June 29th, 2008. She was an avid hillwalker and quickly made an impression in the club. Ashley remembers Lorraine remarking that Eoin Callery had said to her that “ye are like a […]

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