About The Club

The IMC is a non-profit organisation that has a history going back over seventy years with around 300 members who engage in all aspects of mountaineering and rock-climbing.

The Club organises climbing, hill-walking and social events all year round for its members as well as encouraging members to organise their own activities. We run training activities as needed for groups of members, including the very popular New Members Programme commencing in April each year.  We own a climbers’ hut in the Wicklow Mountains where members can stay overnight and which can be used for various events.

Prospective members are welcome to join in our regular Thursday night social events without obligation. For information about joining the IMC, please click here.

The Club’s Constitution can be found here.

The Committee

Many of our Committee members can be met in person at our Thursday night climbing or social meets.

Meets Secretary

Derek Hendrick

For enquiries about IMC meets, contact meets secretary Derek at:


    Publicity Officer

    Gary Smith

    Have you got material for publication in the IMC Newsletter? Send it to Gary Smith at:


      Training Officer

      Jonathan Smith

      To talk about training, contact our Training Officer Jonathan Smith at:


        Hut Warden

        Nick Keegan

        For hut bookings or inquiries please contact Nick

          Membership Officer

          Hugh McLain

          New to the club? Want to know what's happening and how you can get involved? Contact Hugh McLain at:


            Environmental Officer

            Síle Daly

            If you have any issues or concerns with regard to access or conservation issues please contact


              Committee Member

              Donal Ó Murchú

                Committee Member

                Gina Spaight


                  Harry McGee


                    Peter O'Neill


                      Andy Minshull

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                        Notable Members

                        Honorary Members

                        • Aleck Crichton
                        • Elizabeth Healy
                        • Robin Merrick
                        • Gerry Moss
                        • Seán Rothery

                        Members For Over 40 Years

                        • W. F. Hannon
                        • Nora Lynam
                        • Barry O’Flynn
                        • Jill Rowe
                        • Peter Shortt

                        Life Members

                        • Petrina ní Choincheanainn
                        • Celine Murphy


                        • Aleck Crichton
                        • Kevin Byrne
                        • Moira Creedon
                        • Des Doyle
                        • Conor O’Connor

                        CONTACTING IMC MEMBERS

                        There are a few ways to contact the IMC membership as a whole.
                        • Since you’re here already, the handiest option for members is to use this site’s forum.
                          (If you’re not an IMC member please contact the Club Secretary.
                        • Alternatively, turn up at our social meets on Thursday evenings and spread the word! During the summer (roughly April to September) we climb in Dalkey Quarry often retiring to a Dalkey pub after. In winter we meet at the Teacher’s Club (see below).
                        • To get an announcement or article published in the IMC Newsletter, which is distributed to all IMC members. Send your contributions to our Publicity Officer at publicity@irishmountaineeringclub.org
                        The Teachers Club
                        The Teachers Club, Dublin

                        Most Thursday nights during the winter months, roughly September to April, IMC members meet at the Teachers Club, Parnell Square West in Dublin city centre for a slideshow and a social drink.

                        The slideshows are presented by IMC members or guest presenters and cover a wide range of topics, mostly reports of climbing/mountaineering trips, but also other subjects of interest to a mountaineering audience. Our presenters over the years have included most of the big names in Irish mountaineering.

                        Normally, we meet in the bar first, then have the slideshow in a comfortable meeting room upstairs. When that’s finished, it’s time for more drinks and chat! The usual time is 9pm in the bar, with the slideshow at 9.15 sharp.

                        The slideshows are free of charge, and everybody with an interest in mountaineering is welcome to join in – you don’t have to be a member of the IMC.

                        How To Get There

                        The Teachers Club (Club na Múinteoirí) is at 36 Parnell Square West, Dublin 1, uphill from the Sinn Féin offices. There is a brass plate on the heavy blue door, saying Club na Múinteoirí. The bar is upstairs.

                        Lots of cross-town buses stop nearby, and there are railings outside the door to chain your bike to. There is free parking just across the street, but it can often be hard to find space.