Archive | January 2018

 Mountaineering Ireland’s AGM   24 March 2018

Mountaineering Ireland’s Annual General Meeting will take place on the 24th March 2018, Aherlow House Hotel, (Diarmuid & Grainne Ballroom Suite), Glen of Aherlow, Co Tipperary.

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

 

Venue

The above AGM programme will take place in the Diarmuid & Grainne Ballroom Suite)

and tea / coffee and biscuits will be available for all.

 

Notice of AGM

Preliminary notice of the date, time and venue decided by the Board 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 are invited to put forward motions for discussion at the AGM and also to nominate members for positions on the board of Mountaineering Ireland. Motions and nominations may be submitted by any member club or by any three full members. Board members are elected for a two year term.

Motions and nominations must be submitted to the honorary secretary at secretary@mountaineering.ie  or by post to Honorary Secretary, Mountaineering Ireland, Irish Sport HQ, National Sports Campus, Blanchardstown, Dublin 15 by 5:00pm on Friday February 23rd, 2018.

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

Current Board

The current Board of Mountaineering Ireland is: 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.

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The Spinc, Camaderry and Glendasan valley

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Last Sunday’s 2 Boot walk saw four of us head out from Glendalough car park along the Spinc (the “far” end of which is currently having its wooden sleepers replaced). At the bridge over the Glenealo River we left the track and the crowds behind and climbed up over boggy ground towards the Turlough Hill reservoir. A few minutes further along the track towards Camaderry a peat hag provided welcome shelter for a late lunch from the strong wind blowing in from the south-west.

At this stage we thought the heavens were going to open, so we dashed eastwards over Camaderry, the day’s highest point (there was a brief and futile attempt to hold the map steady in the wind and peer through the compass’s magnifying glass to establish exactly what that height was) and then a bit of concentration was required for the steep descent to the disused lead works beside the Glendasan River.

A pleasant trudge along the river in the gathering gloom saw us back at the car, changed and on our way just as the forecast rain arrived. Thanks to everyone for an enjoyable day, and also to Siobhan for the photo.

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Route taken on 2 Boot walk, Sunday 14th January

 

Admiring the view : Comeragh Mountain : cold but clear

“One Boot” walk leader , Ger pointing out features from Comeragh Mountain

I Boot Walk route 7 January circuit of Coumtay 

Mountain Skills 1

New Year, new challenges!
Ever wanted to learn to navigate on the hills?
There are still 2 places on the fully approved Mountaineering Ireland Mountain Skills 1 course being run on Jan 12/13/14th.
Contact Colette for more details.