An féidir leat an laghairt a aimsiú? / Spot the lizard!

The IMC Hut is located in Glendasan, Glendalough, Co. Wicklow, in the heart of the Wicklow mountains and within walking distance of the popular climbing crag at Glendalough. It provides basic hostel style rustic self-catering shared accommodation. The IMC is happy to share it with outside individuals and groups involved in mountaineering and related activities.

The IMC Hut


Facilities include:

  • Three dormitory rooms. Mattresses are supplied, but visitors need to bring their own sleeping-bags.
  • Toilets and two showers.
  • Central heating.
  • Self Catering Cooking facilities – gas rings, kettle, fridge. Utensils, crockery, cutlery.
  • Common room with stove. Fuel is not supplied.
  • Leave it as you find it – guests clean up and take their rubbish away with them.

Parking is available for up to 10 cars. Please do not block our neighbours gates

There is space to camp at the back of the Hut and in the field.


The Hut can be very busy at times and is used for several events during the year so whether you intend staying in the hut or camping in a tent or van, booking is necessary

The Hut has 21 bed spaces, other people may also be sharing the hut during your stay.  Visitors are expected to contribute towards the upkeep of the hut.

Please bear in mind that the hut is run by volunteers, you should make your booking inquiry a minimum of 1 week in advance to avoid disappointment

To Book a stay or to camp(including vans) please email the Hut Warden at
All bookings must be Accepted via email before being approved.
Sunday-Thursday full hut group bookings are available for a lower contribution rate, contact the hut warden for details

Parking is available for up to 10 cars. IMC members are always welcome to park at the Hut, assuming there is space, you cannot charge electric vehicles using the hut electrical system

No Dogs Allowed

Visitors need to be aware of the serious issue with regard to dogs/pets in the vicinity. Our neighbour grazes his stock, sheep/lambs in the hut field right up to our yard boundary and they often wander into the hut grounds.

Do not use the hut electrical outlets to charge EV electric vehicles


For queries about:

Getting there

The Hut is located about 3km west of Laragh village, EIRCODE: A98 EY91

From Dublin by road

  • Follow the N11 (Wexford) road from Donnybrook, or the M50 which leads on to the N11.
  • After bypassing Bray, turn off (towards Glendalough) at Kilmacanogue.
  • Follow the signs towards Glendalough, going straight through Roundwood, Annamoe, and finally Laragh (last shop for supplies of food, drink, fuel).
  • 1.5km after Laragh there’s a major fork in the road; take the right one (Signposted Blessington/Hollywood/Wicklow Gap), and about 1km up the road on the left is the Hut (it says IMC Hut on the pillar, slow down or you might miss it).

Alternatively, travel the Military Road from Rathfarnham, straight through the Sally Gap, and on to Laragh. Turn right at Laragh.
From Dublin by bus
St. Kevin’s Bus Co. runs a twice-daily service from Dublin(Dawson St.) via Bray to Glendalough.

Local map

Open Street Map

GPS coordinates
53.0171°N 6.3384°W
Grid ref.

Reciprocal Rights

IMC Hut Gallery

Video Working on IMC Hut at Glendasan c1958

An radharc soir (View to East)
An seomra suí (Living Room)
Seomra codlata 1 (North Dorm room no1 – 10 Bunks)
Seomra codlata 2 (East Dorm room no2 6 Bunks)
Seomra codlata 3 (South Dorm Room no3 – 5 Bunks)
Tine chnámh (Bonfire)
An chistin (Kitchen)
Lá ciúin geimhriúil (The Hut in Winter)
The Hut in Summer