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Mountaineering Ireland, Irish Sport HQ, National Sports Campus, Blanchardstown, Dublin 15, Ireland, Dublin

Mountaineering Ireland




Northern Ireland and Republic of Ireland

Services Offered

MI is the representative body for walkers and climbers in Ireland. It is recognised as the NGB (National Governing Body) for mountaineering by both the Irish Sports Council (ISC) and Sport Northern Ireland (SNI).

Mountaineering includes hill walking, rock climbing, rambling, bouldering and alpinism.

We currently have some 9,500 members, comprising over 130 clubs and over 1,300 individual members.

The key aims of MI are to:

• Represent the interests of walkers and climbers

• Improve and secure access to the Irish hills and crags

• Promote mountain training programmes and qualifications

• Encourage responsible and sustainable use of the mountain environment

• Support members, and especially young people, in skills development and Provide appropriate services to members

MI is governed by a volunteer Board of Directors, elected by the membership. We have a professional staff team based at Sport HQ, Park West Business Park in Dublin, and at Tollymore Mountain Centre in County Down.

The work of MI includes: promoting mountaineering activities in Ireland; providing a range of services to members; promoting safety and training to walkers and climbers and encouraging responsible use of the mountain environment.

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