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Annual Summer BBQ 2017

Punches Hotel.

Meg has arranged the Summer BBQ, it will be held in Punches at 7pm on Saturday the 26th August. . The cost is €15 a head . The barbecue is always great fun so put it in your diary and book your place!

Neil Walker - Friday, 7 July, 2017

EASTER –LEENANE CO.GALWAY April 14th – April17th

Assumpta and Agnes are kindly organizing the Easter Weekend Away with the Limerick Climbing Club. Leenane is a very popular spot for walking clubs and everyone seems to enjoy themselves. Once you have booked your accommodation or even intend to go for the day, Could you let Assumpta (0861516208) or Agnes (0863700540) know. Leenane Hotel –095 –42249. There are rooms reserved until March 20th for 20 people. Cost as follows : 3 nights BB and two dinners - €189 per person sharing 2 nights BB and two dinners - €139 “ “ “ 2 nights BB and one dinners - €119 “ “ “ There is a single supplement of €10 per night. Dinner only - €25. When booking –state it is with the “Limerick Climbing Club” B & B - Margaret Coyne - 095 42325 “ - Hamiltons - 095 42240 There is the Little Hostel 095-43933 which is open for Easter and is 7 miles out of Leenane and there is also the Connemara Hostel - 095-42929. There is also a lovely camping site in Lettergesh and might be approx 8 miles from Leenane. Walk schedule to follow later.

Neil Walker - Sunday, 19 March, 2017

NAVIGATION DAY 25TH MARCH. GALTEES

Great opportunity for all walker's interested in Navigation skills.

You will see from the schedule we have a navigation training day planned for the 25th of this month. The purpose of the day is to give members an opportunity to learn map reading and navigation skills from some of the more experienced members in the club. Objectives: Give members the opportunity to learn map reading and navigation skills Encourage members to go forward and undertake Mountain Skills 1 & 2. Identify and encourage future walk leaders for the club The club strongly encourages members to undertake training to enable them acquire the fundamental skills of navigation and hill walking. In this regard the club will cover 40% of the cost of undertaking the mountain skills course and assessment. We also continuously need new walk leaders to enable the club provide the range and frequency of scheduled walks into the future. The 25th march provides an opportunity to find out what is involved in undertaking further training for anyone interested. What will be covered on the day: The day will be tailored to meet the experience of members attending and while not exhaustive some of the things we will look to cover will be: - Reading your map …identifying features, understanding contours, scale etc - Setting your map…based on features around you, using your compass - Self locating - Navigating using your map - Navigating using your compass - Timing and distance What will I need: - Normal hill walking gear for a day (typically 4 hrs) on the hills - Ordnance survey map 74 - Compass…recommended Silva type 4. Next steps: If interested in attending can you email or contact Frank McMahon ( Frankmc1964@gmail.com

Neil Walker - Sunday, 12 March, 2017

ANNUAL MOUNTAIN RESCUE FUNDRAISER

Quiz Night 23rd March 2017.

We will be holding a pub quiz in Fennessy's on Thursday March 23rd, 8pm sharp to raise funds for Mountain Rescue. A volunteer service we depend on in emergencies. Please support by coming along on the night, passing on the word to friends and family ( I'm attaching a poster)or donating prizes for the raffle. If anyone is donating please contact me secretary@limerickclimbingclub.ie or any committee member. This has been a very successful event in the past and we hope that you will help make it another great club event.

Neil Walker - Saturday, 11 March, 2017

BURREN LECTURE BY DR BRENDAN DUNFORD

Dr.Brendan Dunford from Burren Life (Burren Beo) will be giving a lecture on 9th February in room T115 Mary Immaculate college @ 8pm .The title of his presentation is "The Burren - helping conserve a living landscape" The Burrenbeo Trust is a charity that was founded in 2008 building on the work already achieved by Burrenbeo Teoranta, it’s non-profit precursor. It was set up to create greater appreciation for the Burren landscape. Through need and demand it has evolved to widen that remit to landscapes beyond the Burren Burrenbeo is currently working on a total of 46 different programmes, all based around a model of community-led conservation. Brendan, who founded the trust with Ann O’Connor is still actively involved in the charity on a voluntary basis. Today Burrenbeo Trust is a thriving, inclusive organisation dedicated to shaping a brighter future for the Burren, its communities and all those who love this special place. https://burrenbeo.com

Neil Walker PRO - Monday, 6 February, 2017

ANNUAL DINNER

Lynhams in Laragh has been confirmed for the Annual Dinner on the weekend of the 17th/18th February 2017.The hotel can accommodate 35 people but have also given me a list of Guest houses in the area + a hostel....... Lynhams of Laragh 0404-45345..... The Riverside Guest House 0404-45840..... Woodbrook Guest House 0404-45699..... Tudor Lodge Guest House 0404-33354..... Meg...... Further to our recent telephone conversation I would be delighted to confirm the below rate for your group in February 2017..... 140.00 Euro per person sharing to include: Two Nights Bed & Full Irish Breakfast One Three-Course Evening Meal with Tea/Coffee..... Single Occupancy carries a surcharge of 20.00 Euro per room per Night – Maximum 2 Single Rooms...... Please note that the meal is priced at 34.95 Euro per person for any guests who are staying in B&B’s in the area..... I would be delighted to confirm that we have 6 x Twin Rooms, 1 x Triple Room, 10 x Double Rooms available on 17th February 2017 x 2 Nights..... If you wish to make a reservation we require:.... Full Postal Address, Contact Telephone Number, Credit Card Details (to secure the booking)..... 50% Non-Refundable Deposit I trust that the above is to your satisfaction and if you have any further queries or if you would like to make a reservation please do not hesitate to contact us. We look forward to your reply. Kind regards Martina Reservations

Neil Walker PRO - Friday, 6 January, 2017

NEW YEAR'S TRIP TO KILLARNEY 2016

The club are planning a trip to Killarney for the post Christmas break, where we will be spoiled for choice as regards walks. I have booked a house in Parkland Holiday Homes, Port Road, Killarney, about 10 minutes walk from the town center. If you interested in staying in the house please give me a call on 087 685 9904 a.s.a.p as it sleeps 5. If your preference is for BnB or a hotel, there are lots to choose from, please let me know if you will be joining us in Killarney. Regards Mags

Neil Walker PRO - Monday, 21 November, 2016

CHRISTMAS PARTY NIGHT 2016

Meg has booked the Clarion for the Christmas party. The date is Saturday 17th December @ 9pm for 50 people. The cost is €25 pp which is a really good deal. There will be music in the bar from 9pm. to book your place - email Meg at social@limerickclimbingclub.ie or contact her at 13 Park Ave, Adare, Co Limerick mobile no: 0862496065

Neil Walker PRO - Friday, 11 November, 2016

Limerick Climbing Club Calendars 2017

Following the last 2 year's very successful Club calendar we are once again producing a calendar from the photo of the year finalists. It is approx A4 size, handy size for posting overseas as a Christmas present. If anyone would like to order a calendar please contact our PRO Neil Walker pro@limerickclimbingclub.ie The cost will be 15 euro ( or even less depends on the order) and to be paid in full on receipt of calendar. Neil will be in Fennessy's on Thursday November 10th and 17th. Also on the next two Sunday walks for anyone to view the draft copy. Last orders taken for the LCC calendar 2017 will be Sunday 20th November 2016.

Neil Walker. - Monday, 7 November, 2016

WALK LEADERS AND TRAINING

Looking ahead to 2017.

Looking ahead to 2017 we are looking to schedule where possible two walks every weekend, a moderate and either an easy or difficult walk. Assuming you are in a position to lead some walks for the club next year can you send me details of the walk and a brief description including OS map number. Can I also ask you to challenge yourselves to lead at least one walk you would not have led before with a view to freshening up the walk calendar and honing your own route planning / navigation skills. If you could do this over the next few weeks I would be very grateful as we are looking to finalise the schedule through to end june 17 by the end of Nov!............. Training......... We are determined to put a number of training interventions in place for members through 2017. One idea we would like to implement is that walk leaders incorporate 5/10 minutes training / skilling over the course of any walk they are leading. This might be something as simple as pointing out features, setting your map, simple navigation techniques etc. There are a lot of good aids on the Mountain Ireland website if your are looking for ideas. Through the weekly email we will encourage members to bring the relevant map with them on the walk if they have it or have access to it. Another place you can help the whole area of training would be to invite a member or two along who is/are interested in upskilling themselves if you are doing a recci. Many thanks and looking forward to the year ahead.............. Dave & committee

Neil Walker PRO - Saturday, 5 November, 2016

Trip to Mulranny Co Mayo on October Bank Holiday Weekend

John Dillon and Frank McMahon have organized a trip for the club to Mulranny in Co Mayo for the upcoming October Bank Holiday weekend.

The proposed schedule for the October weekend trip to Mulranny is as follows: Saturday 29th Oct: Moderate Walk Nephins- Leader Frank McMahon,More details to follow. Sunday 30th Oct: 50 km cycle on the Westport to Achill Greenway- Leader John Dillon - Bikes can be hired locally if required. Monday 31st Oct: Moderate Walk Croagh Patrick. Pilgrims route. 3/4 hours approx- Leader John Dillon, Route is on rough path and loose shale. We have taken a house in the Mulranny Holiday Village (from Friday, departing Monday). To book a bed in this please text John Dillon ( Mob nr available on Club Walks Schedule). There are also more houses available in this village and there is a number of Hotels and B&B with beds available in the area. Log onto Mulranny.ie and click on the accommodation tab for a full listing. If you are interested in going on this trip, please contact John Dillon.

Neil Walker PRO - Monday, 3 October, 2016

LCC POSTER

We have a new poster to promote the Club. Please contact the PRO pro@limerickclimbingclub.ie if you would like any copies to distribute.

We have a new poster to promote the Club. Please contact the PRO pro@limerickclimbingclub.ie if you would like any copies to distribute.

 - Tuesday, 27 September, 2016

PHOTO OF THE YEAR WINNER

Congratulations to incoming Charperson Dave McDonnell who won the photo of the year competiion with a great photo taken in March on the Paternoster Lakes to Brandon Walk in Kerry.

Congratulations to incoming Charperson Dave McDonnell who won the photo of the year competiion with a great photo taken in March on the Paternoster Lakes to Brandon Walk in Kerry.

 - Monday, 26 September, 2016

NEW COMMITTEE MEMBERS ELECTED

Well done to the incoming 2016-2017 committee members. Dave McDonnell was elected Chairperson, Neil Walker was elected PRO, Denis O'Connor was elected Environment Officer and Deirdre Dineen was elected Treasurer.

At a very smooth (and short) AGM the following were elected to fill the empty committee positions: Dave McDonnell was elected Chairperson Neil Walker was elected PRO Denis O'Connor was elected Environment Officer Deirdre Dineen was elected Treasurer They join continuining committee members Social Secretary Meg Morley, Secretary Jane Bulfin, Training Officer Brian McNeilis.

 - Sunday, 25 September, 2016

CLUB AGM

The AGM will be held on Thursday 22nd September in Mary Immaculate College, South Circular Road. It is in room T116 in the Tara Building at 8pm.

The agenda for the AGM will be circulated by the secretary in advance. Any motions for discussion must be submitted to the secretary in advance and by 1st September at the latest. There are four committee positions to be filled - Chair, Treasurer, PRO and Environment. These will be filled by voting of the members present at the AGM. The AGM will be held on Thursday 22nd September in Mary Immaculate College, South Circular Road. It is in room T116 in the Tara Building at 8pm. What happens at the AGM? The AGM is open to all members and all members are encouraged to attend. This is your chance to have a say in how the club is organised and run. The chairperson and treasurer will give an overview of their reports from the past year and you will have a chance to ask any questions you have on those reports. If any motions have been submitted (see more details below) to adjust the club constitution these will be voted on at the AGM - if you are not there you miss out on a chance to have your vote! Other items such as the photo of the year competition will also take place at the AGM. The final item that takes place at the AGM is the election of club officers for the following year. Changes to Club Constitution If anyone wants to propose a change to the club constitution or club roles it must be submitted in advance of the AGM. Any such motions must be submitted to the club secretary (secretary@limerickclimbingclub.ie) by Thursday 1st Sept 2016. Any amendment to change the club constitution must be approved by a 2/3rds majority of those present at the AGM. A motion to change the club rules must be approved by a simple majority of those in attendance at the AGM. Now is a good time to have another look at the club constitution which can be found on the club website. http://www.limerickclimbingclub.ie/policy/constitution.pdf We will be heading to Fennessy’s after the AGM to celebrate another great year.

 - Friday, 19 August, 2016

LCC DONATION TO SEMRA

Limerick Climbing Club donated EUR750 to South Eastern Mountain Rescue from our recent fundraising efforts.

Club Treasurer Mary Whelan Curtin, accompanied by members from from the Club presented Jimmy Barry from South Eastern Mountain Rescue Team with a cheque for €750 in recognition of the invaluable support and assistance the SEMRA volunteers provide for walkers all over the South East.

 - Monday, 15 August, 2016

CLUB BBQ

The annual Summer BBQ is on Saturday the 3rd of September in Flanagans in Killaloe. There is a lake cruise beforehand followed by a delicious BBQ, a coach will bring us to and from Killaloe.

Our social secretary Meg Morley has organised the annual Summer BBQ for Flanagans in Killaloe on Saturday the 3rd of September. A coach will collect everyone from Mary I in Limerick and bring the group to Killaloe where there is a lovely lake cruise on Lough Derg with Killaloe Cruises from 6-7pm. We will return to Flanagan's Killaloe for a lovely BBQ and no doubt a bit of dancing! The whole package is €34.50 per person, including €10 euro for the cruise & €10 for the coach from Limerick. Great value! The barbecue is always great fun so put your name down and prepare to have a fantastic night out. Meg's contact details are on the weekly email or call into Fennessys on a Thursday night.

 - Friday, 15 July, 2016

ANNUAL GALTEES CAMPING, CYCLING & WALKING WEEKEND

Frank McMahon is organising his hugely popular annual camping, cycling, walking weekend in the Galtees the weekend of 5-8th August in the Glen of Aherlow Caravan and Camping Park

Exact details to follow but the usual run of events is Friday night spent setting up tent, conversing with your tently neighbours and getting acquainted with the locality (i.e. the Coach Road pub). Cycling & BBQing on Saturday.. Recovery walk on Sunday.

 - Thursday, 14 July, 2016

LCC DONATION TO KERRY MOUNTAIN RESCUE

Limerick Climbing Club donate EUR750 to Kerry Mountain Rescue from our recent fundraising efforts.

Club Chairman Paul Murphy, accompanied by committee members Mary Whelan Curtin, Brian McNeilis, Jane Bulfin and Eimear Quin, along with a cohort of walkers from the Club presented Jimmy Laide and Seamus O'Shea from Kerry Mountain Rescue Team with a cheque for €750 in recognition of the amazing support and assistance the volunteers in Kerry Mountain Rescue provide for walkers all over Kerry.

 - Monday, 13 June, 2016

JUNE BANK HOLIDAY TRIP

We are going to Glenbeigh in Kerry. There is ample accommodation available as of today and it's great in terms of being easily accessed and with fabulous walks.

The location is Glenbeigh in Kerry. Please contact Ann-Marie Kirby to put your name down (contact details are on the schedule and weekly email). You need to book your own accommodation - there is a choice of hotel, private hostel and B&B - The Towers Hotel, (www.towershotel.com Tel: 066 9768212), The Sleepy Camel Hostel (www.thesleepycamel.com Tel: 066-9768660), Forest View House B&B (Tel: 066 9768140) The walk schedule for the weekend: Saturday - Coomasaharn circuit ( Moderate) Sunday - Knocknadobar (Kells to Coonanna) Moderate. Monday - Cruise of the Sceilig Rocks (30e per person) Weather permitting.

 - Friday, 6 May, 2016

GALTEES CLEAN UP DAY

Well done to everyone who helped with the Galtees Clean Up on Saturday April 9th. It was a beautiful morning with a good number of volunteers from Cork, Limerick and Tipperary clubs. Aherlow Fáilte provided some lovely post-cleaning hospitality.

 - Wednesday, 13 April, 2016

GALTEES CLEAN UP DAY

Limerick Climbing Club will be out in the Galtees for our annual clean up event on Saturday April 9 meeting at 10am in the Glen Hotel, Glen of Aherlow -the closed hotel which is just up from Aherlow Caravan and Campsite.

This event has been a great success in previous years and is part of the An Taisce Spring Clean initiative. This is one opportunity to contribute to the upkeep of facilities that we get a lot of use from and builds up a good relationship with local land-owners and communities. It only requires a few hours of your time, once a year and a lot of people can accomplish a lot in a short space of time. Many hands make light work so we are hoping for a good turnout from members as we’ve had in previous years. Groups will work on the area around Christ the King, the Clydagh Car Park and Muskry. The necessary tools will be provided - gloves, bags and litter pickers but no harm to bring additional supplies if you have them. We expect to finish by 13.30

 - Tuesday, 15 March, 2016

FUNDRAISING TABLE QUIZ

Limerick Climbing Club are holding a fundraising table quiz in aid of Kerry and South Eastern Mountain Rescue on Thursday March 31 in Fennessys Pub, SCR at 8 pm. All are welcome just turn up at 8pm sharp.

Fancy testing your knowledge skills against LCC's biggest and brightest? The Club are holding a fundraising table quiz on Thursday March 31 in Fennessy's Pub in the South Circular Road starting at 8pm sharp. It's €20 entry fee for a table of 4 and all proceeds go to Kerry Mountain Rescue and South Eastern Mountain Rescue. There will also be a great raffle. You don't need a ready made team as we will be able to assign people to teams if you can't make up a 4-some. It's a great cause so we hope to see lots of members and their friends.

 - Monday, 14 March, 2016

EASTER WEEKEND TRIP TO CLIFDEN

The Easter weekend trip is to Clifden, County Galway where we will base ourselves for a lovely weekend of cycling and walking. Contact organisers Mary Whelan-Curtin or Eimear Quin to put your name down. Full details have been emailed to members.

Walking will be in The Maamturks and the Twelve Bens… details to be confirmed closer to the date. There is a 40KM cycle on Friday afternoon leaving at 3pm from the Station House Courtyard. We have rented two houses in The Station House Court Yard - you must book early with MAry or Eimear as they only sleep 5-6 each. There is a range of hotel and B&B accommodation for those who aren't interested in self-catering. A group dinner will be organised for Sunday night.

 - Tuesday, 16 February, 2016

LCC ANNUAL DINNER

The annual dinner is booked for the Lake Hotel in Killarney for the 26th to 28th February.

Our Social Secretary has booked the Lake Hotel in Killarney for the annual Club Dinner. The offer is 2 nights bed + breakfast plus one dinner at a cost of E159 per person sharing. The dates are the 26th to 28th February. The telephone number is 064 6631035 and Ashley is dealing with the reservations. Further information on walks will follow.

 - Monday, 15 February, 2016

MOUNTAINEERING IRELAND SPRING GATHERING

Clare Outdoor Club are hosting the Mountaineering Ireland 2016 Spring Gathering. The event will take place over the weekend of the 4th to 6th March in Lisdoonvarna, Co Clare. Full activity details and bookings are on www.mountaineering.ie

As part of the Spring Gathering, the Annual General Meeting (AGM) of Mountaineering Ireland will be held on Saturday March 5th at 5.30pm at the Ritz House, Lisdoonvarna, Co Clare. The AGM is a key opportunity for all members, club and individual members, to agree Mountaineering Ireland’s policy and to be involved in the administration of your representative body. We encourage all clubs to send two delegates to the AGM. Clubs with a membership greater than 100 have additional voting rights (an additional delegate per additional 50 members). Individual members get a vote each, but if there are more than 20 individual members at the Gathering, a meeting will be facilitated half an hour before the AGM to let the individual members decide how to cast their 20 votes. Please note that motions for discussion at the AGM and nominations for the Board should be sent to secretary@mountaineering.ie by 5.00pm on Friday February 5th (can also be sent by post). The Board of Mountaineering Ireland iselected every two years and isresponsible for the overall management of the organisation.Motions for discussion and nominations for the Board can be submittedby any Member Club or by any 3 Full Members. A Members’ Forum will be held following the AGM on Saturday 6:45pm. The Members’ Forum, like the AGM, is for all members. The Members’ Forum is a key part of Mountaineering Ireland’s democratic process where clubs and members can put forward items to be discussed, and this is often the catalyst for further examination or for a campaign or action to be launched. All members are encouraged to attend this forum and you are invited to submit items for discussion by email to info@mountaineering.ie.

 - Friday, 5 February, 2016

WINTER CAMPING WEEKEND

Looking for something different to spice up your Valentine's Weekend? Why not try our Winter Camping weekend on February 13-14th at a mystery location in Kerry?

This year’s Winter Camp is being held at a secret, very scenic (possibly also romantic) location in Kerry. There is a two hour hike to the camp site and later on a night stroll (OK hike) under the stars and possibly some hot toddies. So if any of this catches your fancy contact Jim(after 6pm) to book your place - contact details on the schedule. Leaving Limerick at 11am on Saturday 13th (bring your own candles!)

 - Friday, 5 February, 2016

NEW MEMBERS NIGHT

We'd like to encourage all new and existing members to pop into Fennessy's on Thursday 4th February to say hello on our New Member's Night. We'll be there from 9.30 onwards just inside the main door, at the end of the bar.

The Thursday night social get together is very informal but a great way to catch up with other Club members. One of the great things about the Club is the range of walks on offer. However this does mean you could go the whole year and not meet some members out on the hills as we all have different schedules and walking preferences. The Thursday nights are a great way to meet other members, ask questions and just have a nice night out. We'd like to invite our newer members who may not feel comfortable coming into the pub on their own to make the effort and also all existing members who might not have been able to come out in a while. Most of the committee will be there and we won't keep you out too late.

 - Tuesday, 26 January, 2016

2016 SUMMER TRIP

Hooray we're off to Montenegro!!! The annual Limerick Climbing Club summer overseas trip is going to Montenegro on Friday June 24th for one week.

Montenegro offers beautiful beaches, glorious mountains fabulous weather and caters for lots of (difficult and easy) great climbs, hikes and walks. Trekking in Durmitor National Park and planning to climb three of its peaks: highest Bobotov kuk (2522m), most well known Savin Kuk (2313m) and the amazing Mt. Prutas (2393m) – Rafting on the Tara River or hiking around the Black Lake are options – Trekking in Biograd National Park and conquering the highest peak Black Head (2139m) as well as Kom Kucki (2487m). We fly to Dubrovnik, Croatia, on Friday June 24th 2016 and will be collected from the airport and transferred to Montenegro by bus to the Hotel Sao for the first four days and for the last three days we will be based in Kolasin at the Bianca Resort and Spa. Flights from Dublin with Aer Lingus to Croatia at 7.30am. The Montenegro costs are working out at €719. Deposit of €200 by February 1st 2016. €100 single room supplement will apply. For further information and contact details for the organisers Dom Divilly and Margie Flood are on teh weekly email.

 - Sunday, 10 January, 2016

THE GR5 TRAIL

In conjunction with Mountaineering Ireland we are hosting a talk with Paddy Dillon on the GR5 Trail on Wednesday 20 January in Room T116, Mary Immaculate College Limerick. All are welcome and sure bring a friend.

Mountaineering Ireland and LCC welcome Paddy Dillon to Limerick as part of the 2016 Winter Lecture Series. The GR5 Trail is one of the best known long distance routes in Europe crossing the French Alps from Lake Geneva to Nice. Paddy's Cicerone guide book 'The GR5 Trail' is certainly one of the must haves for anyone walking part of all of this long distance route. Paddy will be giving an illustrated talk and answering questions. Date and Time: 8.00pm, Wednesday January 20th, 2016 Venue: Room T116, Mary Immaculate College, Limerick Entrance: EUR5 for Mountaineering Ireland members and students, EUR10 for non-members

 - Saturday, 9 January, 2016

CHRISTMAS & NEW YEAR'S TRIP

The annual Christmas trip is to Dungloe in Donegal from Tuesday 29th December to Sunday January 3rd.

The Christmas trip this year is to Dungloe in Donegal. We will be travelling up on Tuesday December 29 and returning on Sunday January 3, giving us 4 days for walking. Walks will be decided at a later date. We have 2 holiday cottages booked which will sleep 7-9 people. If more people are interested we can book more houses (these may book up quickly so anyone interested should let Fergus know as quickly as possible). The New year's dinner will be decided at a later date. Enquiries to Fergus Flynn, contact details on the walk schedule.

 - Thursday, 26 November, 2015

CHRISTMAS PARTY

The social secretary is taking bookings for the Christmas party. The party is on in Da Vicenczo's restaurant at the George Boutique Hotel O'Connell Street on for Saturday the 19th December at 8.30pm.

The annual Club Christmas party has been booked this year at Da Vicenczo's restaurant at the George Boutique Hotel O'Connell Street., for Saturday the 19th December at 8.30pm. You must contact the social secretary to reserve your place. The menu is very good value at 39.50E which she needs to collect on or before the 3rd December. You can contact me at: social@limerickclimbingclub.ie or further details are on the weekly email.

 - Tuesday, 24 November, 2015

LCC 2016 CALENDAR

Following last year's very successful Club calendar we are once again producing a calendar from the photo of the year finalists. It is an A4 calendar so a handy size for posting overseas as a Christmas present.

If anyone would like to order a calendar please contact our PRO Eimear Quin pro@limerickclimbingclub.ie She will need a €5 deposit per calendar to secure the order and will be in Fennessy's this Thursday November 12th and next Thursday November 19th. If you can't make Fennessy's you can post your deposit to her details are on the weekly email. Click here or on the image below to view a PDF of the calendar. To ensure delivery of the final calendar in early December please order your calendars by 20th November.

 - Friday, 13 November, 2015

LCC ON THE RADIO

Listen to the Chair and the PRO espousing the greatness of Limerick Climbing Club.

 - Wednesday, 11 November, 2015

2016 MEMBERSHIP NOW OPEN

Membership for 2016 is now open for renewal. Please renew online - click on the membership link on the top of the site or call in to Fennessy's on one of our membership nights - Thursday 15th and Thursday 22nd October.

Membership for 2016 is now open for renewal. The easiest way to renew is online. Click the ‘Membership’ link at the top of the page and follow the steps. During the renewal process you will be given the opportunity to review/update your contact and next of kin details. You can choose to pay your renewal fee online by credit card via Pay Pal or by post/in person via cheque/postal order. The cheque can then be posted/given to the treasurer. We are also havine two membership nights in Fennessy's to facilitate people who would like to renew/pay in person on Thursday 15th October from 9.30pm and again on Thursday 22nd October from 9.30pm Even if you are paying in Fennessy's it would really help if you could renew online beforehand – this will also give you the opportunity to update your contact details and next of kin. Technology allowing we plan to have a laptop available on the night to help people renew online.

 - Tuesday, 10 November, 2015

LIMERICK CLIMBING CLUB DONATION TO KERRY MOUNTAIN RESCUE

Limerick Climbing Club presented Kerry Mountain Rescue Team with a cheque for EUR750

Club Chairman Paul Murphy, accompanied by committee members Meg Morley, Mary Whelan Curtin and walkers from Limerick Climbing Club presented Kerry Mountain Rescue Team with a cheque for 750 in recognition of their selfless contribution to the safety of walkers.

 - Sunday, 1 November, 2015

LIMERICK CHRONICLE COVERS LCC MEMBERSHIP RENEWAL

The Limerick Chronicle newspaper were kind enough to include our recent renewal nights in October.

 - Tuesday, 20 October, 2015

PHOTO OF THE YEAR

Congratulations to Paul Murphy, winner of the LCC Photo of the Year Competition 2015. Congratulations to Lyn Nolan in second place, and Paul again in third.

 - Tuesday, 8 September, 2015

ANNUAL CAMPING, CYCLING + WALKING WEEKEND

Frank McMahon is organising his annual camping, cycling, walking weekend to the Galtees the weekend of 11th - 13th September.

The annual camping cycle and walking weekend will be from Friday 11th until Sunday 13th of September, based at the Glen of Aherlow Caravan and Camping Park. Friday night will be just getting acquainted with the locality and the Coach Road pub......just a recci. Saturday morning there will be a 10:30am cycle and on Saturday evening a BBQ at the camp site and then onto O'Brien's Coach Road Pub. On Sunday there will be a recovery walk - 10:30am up Cush and onto Bohreen Lake, retiring to the camp site in the afternoon to take down the tents. Contact details are on the schedule.

 - Monday, 7 September, 2015

DONATION TO SEMRA

The Club was delighted to attend the official opening of the new base for the South Eastern Mountain Rescue Association in Clonmel, Co. Tipperary on Saturday evening, 22nd August and present SEMRA with a donation of €750

The Club was delighted to attend the official opening of the new base for the South Eastern Mountain Rescue Association in Clonmel, Co. Tipperary on Saturday evening, 22nd August. Located on the grounds of the Civil Defence and Fire Department campus it is an impressive facility and the culmination of many hard years of fundraising - a welcome recognition of the invaluable service SEMRA provides to both hill walkers and the community in the South East. There was a large crowd present for the official ribbon cutting including current and past team members, their families, dignitaries, sponsors, representatives of walking and climbing clubs and other mountain rescue associations. Limerick Climbing Club also presented SEMRA with a donation of €750 as a contribution to their running costs and in appreciation of their selfless commitment to ensuring the safety of all who use the hills.

 

 - Tuesday, 25 August, 2015

CLUB AGM

The Club AGM will be held on Thursday 3rd September at 8pm in Room T1.15 in Mary Immaculate College.

The Club AGM will be held on Thursday 3rd September at 8pm in Room T1.15 in Mary Immaculate College. The room is beside the Lime Tree Theatre. We hope to see as many members as possible in attendance. Deadline for submission of motions is Thursday 27th August 2015 - please email them to secretary@limerickclimbingclub.ie

 - Thursday, 13 August, 2015

ANNUAL CLUB BBQ

The annual BBQ will be held on Saturday August 29th in Dolans. Contact our trusty social secretary Conor to book your place.

The annual Club BBQ will be held on Saturday August 29th in Dolans Warehouse on the Dock Road. It promises to be a great night and we hope to see as many members as possible there. Payment of €22 will secure your place at the BBQ. Money will have to be paid in advance as we will have to confirm numbers etc. Contact our trusty social secretary Conor to book your place - either call in to Fennessy's or post a cheque along with your name and phone number. Full contact details are on the weekly email.

 - Tuesday, 4 August, 2015

AUGUST BANK HOLIDAY TRIP

Fergus and Cyril are organising a weekend away to Mayo for the August Bank Holiday weekend.

The plan is as follows: Saturday: Walk the Bangor Trail (See attached article from the Mountain Log) Sunday: Walk some of the Western Way or cycle the Greenway Monday: TBD We will be based in Newport, the following is some possible accommodation: Anchor House B&B 098 41178 www.anchorhouse.ie Black Oak Inn 098 41249 www.greenwaybb.com Walsh`s Bridge Inn 098 41524 www.bridgeinn.ie Greenway Hostel 086 1051518 www.greenwayhostel.ie Anyone interested should contact either Fergus or Cyril Doran before Friday July 10. Phone numbers are on the schedule.

 - Tuesday, 23 June, 2015

RING OF KERRY CYCLE

Mary & Jim are organising a Ring of Kerry Cycle over 2 days from the 18th July.

Anyone interested in going along should arrange your own accommodation in Sneem - lots of B&B's and hotels to choose from. All abilities welcome! More details to follow closer to cycle.

 - Saturday, 13 June, 2015

TALKING ABOUT WALKING - JUNE 11th

Our next club talk night will take place on the 11th June. We have two topics for the night - Circuit of Torres de Paine and Leave no Trace - in Room T.1.16 - Mary Immaculate College.

The Circuit of Torres de Paine - Over the Christmas/New Year period 4 of our club members spent a considerable amount of exploring South America. Jim O'Neil, Mary Neilgan, Mike McNamara and Fergus Flynn will give a talk on the Circuit of Torres de Paine. Leave no Trace - Our Environmental officer Catherine Quinlan will give a talk on Leave no Trace which includes a video provided by Mountaineering Ireland. Venue : Room T.1.16 - Mary Immaculate College. 1st floor in the Tara Building (same building as the Lime Tree). We will of course retire to Fennessy's for a few beverages after the talk.

 - Saturday, 30 May, 2015

TWO GREAT JUNE BANK HOLIDAY TRIPS

Mick Wall & Agnes Keane are organising a lovely trip to Kilmakilloge Pier on the Beara Peninsula while for the overseas brigade Catherine Quinlan is organising a trip to the Lake District.

Details of both trips have been included in the weekly email to members. Contact details for the leaders are on the walk schedule of the website.

 - Monday, 18 May, 2015

CLIMBING IRELAND’S MUNROS IN THREE DAYS

On the August bank holiday weekend 2014, two teams from Limerick Climbing Club took on the challenge of climbing the fourteen Irish Munros in three days. Catherine Quinlan wrote this account for the Irish Mountain Log. Click on the link below to read the full article. Link to file

Eimear Quin - Tuesday, 5 May, 2015

TOM CREAN ANTARCTIC EXPLORER

The Club's nest next social outing will be to see a play about renowned Antarctic Explorer Tom Crean in the Lime Tree Theatre on Friday 8th May at 8pm.

Any members interested in attending who want to be included in the group booking need to contact the secretary as soon as possible to secure the reservation. Payment is due by 8th April to confirm your seat. Tom Crean – Antarctic Explorer Written and Performed by Aidan Dooley. Friday 8th May, 2015 @ 8pm - Lime Tree Theatre.

Eimear Quin - Sunday, 5 April, 2015

ANNUAL GALTEES CLEAN UP DAY - 11th APRIL

Environmental officer Catherine Quinlan is busy getting organised for our annual clean up day in the Galtees. This event has been a great success in previous years and is part of the An Taisce Spring Clean initiative.

The Club's Annual Galtees Clean Up Day will take place on Saturday 11th April and all are welcome. The more people there to help a hand the better the result. The necessary tools will be provided but if you can bring a pair of gloves please do. Any time people can spare will help. Meeting point details are on the weekly emails or contact the environmental officer environ@limerickclimbingclub.ie A lot of people can accomplish a lot in a short space of time.

 - Tuesday, 24 February, 2015

EASTER TRIP TO THE BLACKSTAIRS MOUNTAINS

The Easter Club trip is to the Blackstairs Mountains. We will be basing ourselves in Graiguenamanagh.

Frank McMahon & John Dillon are organising a trip to the Blackstairs mountains for Easte, based in Graiguenamanagh. The plan will be to travel down early Friday morning and do a walk or cycle along the banks of the river Barrow that day. They hope to climb both Mount Leinster and The Blackstairs over the weekend. Brian in the Waterside Guesthouse (which will be our base for the weekend) has held a number of rooms for us but he has warned that places are limited and to book as soon as possible.

 - Monday, 16 February, 2015

ANNUAL DINNER - DINGLE MARCH 7th

Following on from last year's success this years annual dinner will take place in the 4* Dingle Skellig Hotel in Dingle, Co. Kerry on Saturday 7th March.

The cost will be €90pps for B&B and a 3 course dinner . For those who would prefer to find alternate accommodation the cost of the dinner will be €30. There is a single supplement of €25. For those wishing to stay the Friday night there is a rate of €65 for B&B per person sharing. Details: Friday 7th March: €65 for B&B Saturday 8th March: €90pps (or €115 for a single room) for B&B & 3 course dinner Dinner only: €30 To book phone the Dingle Skellig on 066 9150200. Make sure you mention 'Limerick Climbing Club' so that you get the discounted rates agreed for the club. If you decide to arrange alternate accommodation please still ring the hotel to book for the dinner.

 - Wednesday, 14 January, 2015

LCC TALK NIGHT - Thursday 22 January in Mary I room G11 @ 8pm

In the Club's "Talking about Walking" series Club members Assumpta Wallace and Paul Murphy will be giving talks on Assumpta's recent trek to Everest Base Camp and Paul's crossing of Corsica, Coast to Coast on the GR20.

Two of Limerick Climbing Club's long time stalwarts will give talks on recent adventures on Thursday 22nd at 8PM in Room G11, Mary Immaculate College, South Circular Road, Limerick. Entry is free. Assumpta Wallace has recently returned from a trek to Everest Base Camp. She will illustrate the changing landscape and people from the fertile lowlands, through primeval forest and on to the stark uplands, where 8000 metre peaks dominate. Paul Murphy will describe a 13 day trek across Corsica last summer. This trail, the GR20 is an arduous one, involving 200km and 12000 metres of ascent and descent. Many adventures were encountered along the way and will be recounted. It is on in room, G11 in Mary Immaculate College, SCR. It is the first room on the right after you enter MIC Reception from the South Circular Road entrance (in the Foundation Building). The car parks will be open. All our welcome - members and friends.

 - Thursday, 1 January, 2015

CHRISTMAS PARTY DETAILS

The LCC 2014 Christmas Party will take place on the 20th December in the Kilmurry Lodge Hotel in Castletroy.

The LCC 2014 Christmas Party will take place on the 20th December in the Kilmurry Lodge Hotel in Castletroy. It will include a 3 course meal and a DJ afterwards, in a private function room so plenty of opportunity for disco dancing. It costs €35 and payment is required to secure your place. Please forward payment to Conor, the Club social secretary . You can give him cash in person or you can post a cheque (made payable to 'Limerick Climbing Club'), address details are included on the weekly email. If you have any questions contact Conor @ social@limerickclimbingclub.ie Hope to see everyone there...

 - Tuesday, 11 November, 2014

2015 PHOTOS OF THE YEAR CALENDAR

Tina Cadogan has put together a 13 page 2015 calendar (25cm X 32 cm) using the 2014 photo of the year finalists and is taking orders now.

The exact cost of the calendar will depend on how many people are interested but the expectation is it will be about €18 at most. Tina will have a copy of the calendar in Fennessy's for people to look at. Anyone interested in buying one needs to pre-order by giving €5 to Tina, she will only order based on deposits received.

Eimear Quin - Sunday, 19 October, 2014

Fennessys -> New location for our Thur evening Social Gathering!

Thur 18th Sept will be our first social gathering to Fennessys Pub, 1 New Street, Limerick -> http://www.fennessyspub.com. Hope to see ye all there...

Tina Cadogan - Thursday, 9 October, 2014

'Leave No Trace' session

A 'Leave no Trace' session has been arranged for Saturday 27th September run by Helen Lawless, Hillwalking, Access & Conservation Officer with Mountaineering Ireland. The session will take place in the Galtees and is free.

This is a very interesting session and well worth attending if you have not had the chance to do it before. The day will be run by Helen Lawless and gives theory and practical ideas of what we should be doing on the mountains. The day will start with a short indoor session. Action will then move outdoors with a 3 hour walk to Lough Curra through different habitats. During the walk we'll do some short activities that will give people an understanding of the impacts our activities can have on the natural environment and other people, and look at how we can reduce any adverse impacts. The cost of the day is being covered by the club and by Mountaineering Ireland and includes soup and sandwiches in O'Briens Pub. We need old and new members to support this course, it effects the impact we have on the mountain environment. We need 15 members to support this……….. Contact Frank McMahon for further details - log in to the website and his details are on the walk schedule.

Eimear Quin - Thursday, 25 September, 2014

Photo Of the Year 2014

Congratulation to Neil Walker who won the photo of the year for 2014. July 20.7.’14 Mweelrea : Leader : Cyril Doran

Tina Cadogan - Thursday, 7 August, 2014

Mountain Meitheal South East

The next work day is Sat Sept 13th.

We will be working on the Curra stile track, which leads up towards Lough Curra. No special skills needed, so don't be shy - come along and give a little back. We meet at 10.30am sharp. Come prepared for a day in the hills, be prepared for all weathers, for safety and comfort wear appropriate footwear. A packed lunch is advisable, including a hot drink. A change of clothes is recommended for the homeward journey. Bring gardening gloves if you have them; otherwise they will be supplied.

Mountain Meitheal will provide the tools. Why not bring a friend – new comers are always welcome.

Meeting Point is the Coach Road Pub car park at the junction below Christ the King statue in the glen of Aherlow.


Tina Cadogan - Monday, 25 November, 2013

Donations to SEMRA - 5th of April

A cheque for €1000 was presented to SEMRA Mountain Rescue, which included money raised by the LCC table quiz held in February and a wear your county Jersey fundraising walk, organised by Maureen Toomey. SEMRA informed us that the money will be used to continue with the building of a shed in Clonmel to store their Vehicles and equipment.


Tina Cadogan - Saturday, 9 March, 2013

Club Annual Dinner

A very enjoyable night was had by all at the Park hotel, Dungarvan. The lovely meal was followed by a night of chatting, dancing and high tales (for those who hung on ‘til the end). A big thank you to Bernie for organising such an enjoyable event.

The “name the baby competition” was great fun and apart from John Dillon and Mags who really haven’t changed a bit since their communion day it was quite challenging and there was comings and goings from the photos all through the dinner. There was an three way tie but Eimear Quin came out on top by guessing correctly the exact date of Fergus’ photo. Thanks very much to Maureen for organising the competition.

Tina Cadogan - Tuesday, 5 March, 2013

Limerick Climbing Club supports Samaritans

On Sunday 23rd September the Limerick Climbing Club organized a sponsored walk.

The aim of the walk was to promote awareness about The Samaritans and the great work they do. Also, to raise some funds for them, walkers were asked to make a donation on the day.

The walk itself was to the summit of Carrantuohill via the Zig-Zag s . This route is probably the safest ascent and descent on the Reeks. It is the route used by the locals for material access and the summit cross was taken up this route.

On the day we were treated to spectacular views in all directions which is very rare in Kerry. Thirty people in total took part and completed the walk. It was the first time for 8 members to ascend Ireland's highest mountain. We concluded our day in John Cronin’s tea room with hot drinks and beautiful homemade scones.

The walk was very well supported by all club members. Overall 300 euro was raised in support of the local branch of the Samaritans. Thanks to all for their support.

John Dillon - Wednesday, 12 September, 2012

Donation to South East Mountain Rescue

Four members of Limerick Climbing Club attended the celebration last weekend, to mark the 50th anniversary of the cross on Galtymore.

This event began with an unveiling of a plaque in King’s Yard, followed by a walk up Galtymore, and was held to raise money for South Eastern Mountain Rescue (SEMRA) and Bru Columbanus. We took this opportunity to present a cheque for €500 to Maureen O’Brien and Jimmy Barry of SEMRA, which was money raised by the LCC table quiz held last November, organised by Maureen Toomey.

Teresa Mathews and Frank McMahon - Monday, 9 July, 2012

Limerick Climbing Club Polo Shirt and Fleece for Sale

The new Club Polo Shirt and Fleece was launched at the club BBQ in the Strand Hotel.

They will have the new Club Crest. Polo Shirts will cost 20 euro each and Fleece Jackets will cost 30 euro each. Full payment must be made before order can be placed.

Sizes Available

Please contact John Dillon if you wish to place an order. Otherwise please post your payment and order form with your contact details and the size and quantity of items you require. All orders need to be in by the 30th of September. All payments to be made payable to the Limerick Climbing Club.

John Dillon - Wednesday, 17 August, 2011


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