Events

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

Indoor events 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 few weeks or 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 Secretary ([email protected]).

Outdoor events

Annually reoccurring 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.

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.

Meet Date Place Type Stay
Glendalough Social Jan Wicklow Mtn O/N
Lugnaquilla Jan Wicklow Camp/Mtn O/N
Galtees Jan Munster Mtn W/E
Connemara Feb Galway Mtn W/E
Lough Firrib Mar Wicklow Camp/Mtn O/N
Kerry Winter Mar Kerry Mtn W/E
Glendalough Bouldering Mar Wicklow Bldg W/E
Ballykeefe Mar Kilkenny SClimb Day
Lower Cove Apr NI TClimb Day
Luggala Spring Wicklow TClimb Day
Peak District Spring England TClimb W/E
Barnbawn Summer Wicklow TClimb Eve
Deer Park Summer Dublin TClimb Eve
Knocknagower Summer Wicklow TClimb Eve
Lover’s Leap Summer Dublin TClimb Eve
Portrane Summer Dublin Bldg Eve
Rocky Valley Summer Wicklow TClimb Eve
The Scalp Summer Dublin Bldg Eve
Three Rock Summer Dublin Bldg Eve
Mournes Jun NI TClimb W/E
Rocklands Jun Wexford TClimb Day
Lake District Jun England TClimb W/E
Carrauntoohil Jul Kerry TClimb W/E
Fair Head Jul NI TClimb W/E
Barbeque Aug Wicklow Gourmet O/N
Ireland’s Eye Sep Dublin TClimb Day
Burren Sep Clare TClimb W/E
Dingle Oct Kerry TClimb W/E
Snowdonia Oct Wales TClimb W/E
Moonlight Challenge Nov Wicklow Mtn O/N

Bldg = Bouldering.
Day = Day trip.
Eve = Evening trip.
Mtn = Mountaineering.
NI = Northern Ireland.
O/N = Overnight trip.
SClimb = Sports climbing.
TClimb = Trad. climbing.
W/E = Weekend trip.

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.
You can find out the exact dates when these events begin in April and end in September by checking the Calendar for those two months.

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 from the recent past include:

Place Meet type Year
Sicily, Italy Sports climbing 2019
Rjukan, Norway Ice climbing 2019
Sintra, Portugal Sports & trad climbing 2018
Donegal, Ireland Trad climbing 2018
Coomloughra, Kerry, Ireland Mountaineering 2018
St. Kevin’s Bed, Wicklow, Ireland Trad climbing 2018
Brusher’s Gap & Scarr, Wicklow, Ireland Camping / mountaineering 2018

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 at the Teachers’ Club, Dublin.

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.

Recent presentations included:

Presenter Subject Year
Donal Gannon Mittellegi Ridge on the Eiger and the Dent de Geant 2018
Clare Sheridan Alpine Alternatives in the Alpes du Sud 2018
Ambrose Flynn A tour of the best crags in Ireland 2018
Paddy O’Leary IMC at High Altitudes 2018
James Aitken Derring Do and Derring Don’t in the Alps 2018
Gerry Galligan From the Burren to the Himalayas and back again – a year in the life 2018
Calvin Torrans American Road Trip 2018
Anni Huovinen A UK Trad Road Trip 2018