Mountain Environment Weekend - Achill Island

Date: 25 - 27/05/2018
Venue: Achill Island

A celebration of Ireland’s mountain environment

Achill Island, 25-27 May 2018  

The overall aim of Mountaineering Ireland's Mountain Environment weekend is to celebrate what makes Ireland’s mountains special, by sharing knowledge of the mountain environment and its associated cultural heritage, through illustrated talks, and by spending time exploring the mountains and discussing what we see and hear.

Rather than focusing on a single aspect of the mountain environment such as geology or plants, this weekend will promote understanding of environment and heritage by involving people from different disciplines such as botany, ornithology, heritage, geography and geology. We will be meeting people involved in farming and nature conservation on Achill Island. Consideration will also be given to how best to protect the special qualities of Ireland’s mountains and upland areas.

The event is delivered in conjunction with the Outdoor Education programme GMIT Mayo Campus with input from additional individuals with expertise on different aspects of the mountain environment.

This event is intended for: Environmental Officers within Mountaineering Ireland clubs; Mountain Training Board Ireland providers; hillwalking club leaders; walking guides and other Mountaineering Ireland members with an interest in learning about the mountain environment and sharing that knowledge with others.

Programme and full details available HERE

Eventbrite - A celebration of Ireland’s mountain environment