Events

You can find out the exact date of an event by checking the Calendar, though bear in mind that many events are organised only a few weeks or months in advance, so don’t be disheartened if the Calendar looks a bit blank more than 6 months into the future.

Outdoor events

Annually reoccuring outdoor activities (more commonly called “meets”)

The club holds a large number of meets, both in Ireland and further afield; the meet at a particular location tends to reoccur annually around the same time of year.

Meet Location Duration Type Usually
occurs
Sociable Night Hike and Dinner Co. Wicklow Overnight Mountaineering/Socialising January
Winter Camping Co. Wicklow Overnight Camping/Mountaineering January
Galtees Co. Limerick / Co. Tipperary Weekend Mountaineering January
Connemara Co. Galway Weekend Mountaineering February
Lough Firrib Co. Wicklow Overnight Camping/Mountaineering March
Kerry Winter Co. Kerry Weekend Mountaineering March
Bouldering Co. Wicklow Weekend Bouldering March
Ballykeefe Quarry Co. Kilkenny Day Climbing March
Climbing Feast at Lower Cove Northern Ireland Day Climbing April
Peak District England Weekend Climbing April/May
Introduction to Trad Climbing: Mournes Northern Ireland Weekend Climbing June
Barnbawn Co. Wicklow Evening Climbing Summer
Deer Park Co. Dublin Evening Climbing Summer
Knocknagower Co. Wicklow Evening Climbing Summer
Lover’s Leap Co. Dublin Evening Climbing Summer
Portrane Co. Dublin Evening Bouldering Summer
Rocky Valley Co. Wicklow Evening Climbing Summer
The Scalp Co. Dublin Evening Bouldering Summer
Three Rock Co. Dublin Evening Bouldering Summer
Rocklands Co. Wexford Day Climbing June
Lake District England Weekend Climbing June
Carrauntoohil Multipitch Co. Kerry Weekend Climbing July
Fair Head Northern Ireland Weekend Climbing July
Annual BBQ Co. Wicklow Overnight Socialising August
Joe Reville’s Ireland’s Eye Co. Dublin Day Climbing September
Burren Co. Clare Weekend Climbing September
Dingle Co. Kerry Weekend Climbing October
Snowdonia Wales Weekend Climbing October
Moonlight Challenge Co. Wicklow Overnight Mountaineering November

Weekly reoccuring outdoor activities

  • Every Thursday evening from April(ish) to September(ish) inclusive the Club meets at Dalkey Quarry in Dublin.

Indoor events

Weekly reoccuring indoor activities

From October(ish) to April(ish) inclusive the Club meets:

Winter presentations

During the Winter we arrange speakers from inside and outside the Club to present on topics of interest, typically at the Teachers’ Club in Dublin.

In 2018, these presentations consisted of:

Presenter Subject
Donal Gannon Mittellegi Ridge on the Eiger and the Dent de Geant
Clare Sheridan Alpine Alternatives in the Alpes du Sud
Ambrose Flynn A tour of the best crags in Ireland
Paddy O’Leary IMC at High Altitudes
James Aitken Derring Do and Derring Don’t in the Alps
Gerry Galligan From the Burren to the Himalayas and back again – a year in the life
Calvin Torrans American Road Trip
Anni Huovinen A UK Trad Road Trip