Events

The Club organises both outdoor and indoor events throughout the year. Outdoor events–known as “meets”–tend to be:

Indoor events typically include:

Events are for members only, unless otherwise stated; access to these member-only events is one of the benefits of membership.

You can find out the exact details of an event–such as date, time, location and organiser–by checking the Calendar; bear in mind that many events are organised only a week, a few weeks or a few months in advance, so don’t be disheartened if the Calendar looks a bit empty more than six months into the future.

For information about events in general, or to propose an event, please contact our Meets Co-ordinators, Cathy and Cillian (meets@irishmountaineeringclub.org).

Outdoor events

The Club holds a large number of events, both in Ireland and further afield, which reoccur annually in the same place and at the same time of year. See Table below for indicative schedule of activity for 2022.

You can find out the exact dates when these events occur by checking the Calendar; dates are also usually announced on both public social media and member-only communications channels.

Date Meet Place Type Stay Skill level* Who
Recurring
Every Thursday Dalkey Quarry Dalkey Trad Evening Beginner friendly Cillian Russell
Thursdays

7April – 25 May

Dalkey Quarry Dalkey Intro to climbing new members programme Evening Training Dermot Shiels
March
Mar 17-20 Comeraghs Waterford Climb/hike/cycle W/E Competent
lead
Gerry Moss
26 Mar Mournes Down Scramble Day Beginner Friendly Robert Egan
April
30-06 March/April Malta Malta Sports Week Competent
lead
Patrina Concannon
2 & 3 Dalkey Dublin Mentor Training 2 Day Training Dermot Shiels
TBC Wicklow Open Meet Wicklow Trad W/E Beginner Friendly MI/IMC Tony Barry
29 -01 April /May Donegal climb fest Donegal TC W/E Beginner Friendly David Crag/ Colmcille climbers
May
7-8 May Glendalough Wicklow TClimb Weekend New members programme Dermot Shiels
10-14 May El Charro Spain Sports Week Competent
lead
John Mansfield
21 May Ballykeefe Kilkenny Sports/trad Sat Competent
lead
Barry Watts
28 May Lugnaquailla Wicklow Scramble Day Comfortable with no protection Rebert Egan
June
3-6 June Clare Island Mayo TClimb Weekend Competent
lead
David Walsh
12 June Mournes /Lower Cove Down TClimb Day Beginner Friendly Brian Hamilton
19 June Rocky Valley Wicklow TClimb Day Beginner Friendly Cillian Russell
26 June Bearnagh Slabs
Mournes
Down TClimb Sat or Sun TBC Beginner Friendly Gerry Moss
July
1-3 July Carrot Ridge Galway TClimb W/E Beginner Friendly Jane Irvine
9 July Annalecka Mayo TClimb W/E Competent
lead
Brian Hamilton
17-30 July Alps Switz Alpine Week Beginner Friendly MI/Ger O’Sullivan
23 July Glendalough Wicklow TClimb Day Competent
lead
Cillian Russell
August
6-7 August Fair Head Antrim TClimb W/E Competent
lead VS
David Madden
6-8 August Alnadue/Mournes Down Sports/trad W/E Beginner Friendly Ger O’Sullivan / Cillian Russell
20 -21 August Burren Claire TClimb W/E Competent
lead VS
TBC
August Barbeque and Glendalough Wicklow Gourmet TBC Competent
lead VS
TBC
September
9-11 September Donegal Donegal TClimb W/E Beginner Friendly David Walsh
18 September Ireland’s Eye Dublin TClimb Day Beginner Friendly TBC
23-25 September The Gap and Dingle sea Cliffs Kerry TClimb W/E Competent
lead S
Tony Barry
October
12-16 Oct Sicily Sicily Sports Week Competent
lead
John Mansfield
Oct Snowdonia Wales TClimb W/E Competent
lead
TBC

*Note on skill level

Beginner friendly:  Experienced climbers will be available to support inexperienced climbers / new members – no need to arrange partners

Competent lead:  Climbing partners to be pre-arranged. At least one member of each rope needs to be able to competently lead and support any less experienced partners. Liaise with Meet Organiser as necessary.

S – Severe, VS – Very Severe

Weekly reoccurring outdoor events

Every Thursday evening from April to September inclusive, members of the Club meet informally outdoors at Dalkey Quarry, Dublin.

To find a climbing partner, either make arrangements in advance on member-only communications channels, or turn up and make yourself known.

One-off outdoor events

In addition to the annually/weekly reoccurring outdoor events listed above, members often organise other outdoor events.

You can find out the exact dates when these events occur by checking the Calendar; dates are also usually announced on both public social media and member-only communications channels.

Examples of 2022 recent or planned event include:

Place and Month Meet type Year
Malta, Gozo – March/April Sports climbing 2022
El Charro, Spain – May Sports climbing 2022
Sicily, Italy-  Oct Sports climbing 2022

Indoor events

Climbing

Members of the Club meet informally indoors:

To find a climbing partner, either make arrangements in advance on member-only communications channels, or turn up and make yourself known.
Note that attendance during summer months will be considerably lower, especially on Thursdays, because many members of the Club meet outdoors instead (see above).

Yoga for climbers

The Club organises climber-specific yoga sessions at the two indoor venues mentioned above (DCC and Awesome Walls).

These sessions are open to non-members, but they only go ahead if a minimum number of people have committed in advance to attend them.
You can find out the exact dates when these sessions occur by checking the Calendar; dates are also usually announced on both public social media and member-only communications channels.

Presentations

During the winter we arrange speakers from inside and outside the Club to present on topics of interest; typically, but not exclusively, these presentations occur online at present.

These presentations are open to non-members.
You can find out the exact dates when these presentations occur by checking the Calendar for winter months; dates are also usually announced on both public social media and member-only communications channels.