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Extreme Ireland Tours  
These rambles are an ideal introduction to the geology, natural history, botany, archaeology, history, agriculture and conservation of the region.

Hillwalking Clubs - There are a number of mountaineering and hill-walking clubs in Ireland. You might want to check with each one to see if they will allow guests along.

Bishopstown Hillwalking Club is one of the largest walking Clubs in Cork and in Munster. Most of our members are not actually from Bishopstown but from all over Cork City and County. We hold walks most weekends.

Bray Strollers
Situated close to the Wicklow Mountains the club makes full use of this wonderful amenity with walks provided on Tuesdays, Wednesdays, Saturdays and Sundays.

At times we travel to other parts of the country; from Carrauntoohill to Slieve League, from Mt. Leinster to the Mournes, yes the 4 corners of the country. Some of our members climb abroad giving the opportunity for exploring mountain ranges across Europe.

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Comeragh Mountaineering Club
The Comeragh Mountaineering Club, CMC for short, is one of the premier Mountaineering and Hill Walking Clubs in the South East of Ireland.

We are based in Waterford City and our local mountains are the Comeraghs.

Extreme Ireland Tours  
These rambles are an ideal introduction to the geology, natural history, botany, archaeology, history, agriculture and conservation of the region.

Rock Climbing - the Burren

Ben's Rockclimbing Clinic

If you have never climbed before or usually climb on an indoor climbing wall, come and experience climbing in the beautiful Burren, Co. Clare. Bens Rockclimbing Clinic offers courses and one off sessions for all levels, you can climb, abseil and push your boundaries higher than you ever thought you could.

Hillwalking Clubs

There are a number of mountaineering and hill-walking clubs in Ireland.

You might want to check with each one to see if they will allow guests along.

At times we travel to other parts of the country; from Carrauntoohill to Slieve League, from Mt. Leinster to the Mournes, yes the 4 corners of the country, literally.

Some of our members climb abroad giving the opportunity for exploring mountain ranges across Europe.

We are based in Waterford City and our local mountains are the Comeraghs. 

Dungarvan Hillwalking Club
Dungarvan Hillwalking Club, County Waterford, Ireland was founded in 1995. The club provides members with an opportunity to meet and participate in walking and mountaineering activities together.

We also promote awareness of the need to maintain access, conservation and protection of the mountain and woodland environment.

Today we have a growing membership of over 180 and are affiliated to the Mountaineering Council of Ireland (MCI).

Hazel's Hill Walking Page
Have you ever thought you would like to take up Hill Walking, but thought you wouldn't be able for it? Well, this is the place for you!

Hill Walking  
The Mountaineering Council of Ireland site (www.mountaineering.ie) has lists of clubs.  Go to Contents > Club Resources > Club Listings.  There are listings by area there.  Ring the secretary. 

Hill walking embraces a wide range of age-groups and you may prefer to walk with people of your own age. 

Hillside Walks - Cork  
We are located 12km South West of Bantry on the shores of Bantry Bay.  Our hill walking holidays and B&B are situated in the heart of the Sheeps Head Peninsula with the Beara and Mizen Peninsulas to the north and south respectively.  

This beautiful quite place is a world away from the rat race, it allows you to relax and unwind and is an ideal base for a walking holiday - the best way to explore one of the least known peninsulas along the Irish coastline and enjoy its tranquility, beauty and rugged landscape lapped by the Atlantic Ocean.  

There are few more beautifully located or more delightful walks in the whole of Ireland.

Hillwalkers.com
The club organises walks in Donegal and Northern Ireland on a regular basis including hill, mountain and coastal walks at a range of levels.

Irish Ramblers' Club
The hiking club, based in the Dublin area, was founded over forty years ago and now has about 700 members.

Our day-long hikes mainly take place in Co. Wicklow and cater for all fitness levels. We also organize weekends away and we are well known for our excellent walking holidays abroad.

If you want to get a taste of the great outdoors in the company of like-minded people, then the Ramblers is the club for you and we look forward to welcoming you.

Mountain Meitheal
Mountain Meitheal is a group of volunteers that undertake conservation and restoration projects on our mountain and forest paths and trails.

In Mountain Meitheal we are attempting to counteract some of the pressures, that are evident on our mountains, by working with the various landowners including, Duchas (the National Park Service), Coillte (The Irish Forestry Board) and private landowners.

Munster Hill Walks
This site contains a just a small selection of the many hill walks available in the Munster area.

All walks have been logged using a GPS so it should be possible to repeat any walk using a map and a compass. All walks have been conducted on a preplanned basis in a group with an experienced walk leader.