News 2018 

Title:  Mountaineering Ireland Launches its New Strategic Plan 2018 – 2021
Date:  26/06/2018

The launch of this strategy was the final stage in the development of the plan, a year-long process which offered full engagement with our membership, partners and stakeholders. The strategy provides a road map for our organisation to follow, covering five strategic pillars as identified during the engagement process with our clubs and members.

Paul Kellagher, President of Mountaineering Ireland said “I welcome the launch of our new Strategic plan. It gives clear focus to our values of Adventure, Personal Responsibility, Respect, Well-being and Partnership. The plan is supported by a robust operational plan which will allow us to deliver high quality services to our members to support hillwalking and climbing.  This is a special day for Mountaineering Ireland and I look forward to seeing the aims of the plan being completed over the next number of years”. A new working group will be created to oversee the implementation of the strategic plan, which will report on progress at regular intervals to the Board.

Mountaineering Ireland CEO, Murrough McDonagh said “I want to thank all those who contributed to the strategic planning process  the Mountaineering Ireland Board of Directors, staff, club officials and volunteers,  attendees at our regional meetings, respondents to the online survey, our funders, partners and other stakeholders, those involved in mountain training, the BMC and Mountaineering Scotland. We gathered a great deal of information and under the direction of a Steering Group appointed by the Mountaineering Ireland Board and led by Maeve Buckley, from Line-Up Consultants, this process was guided to a successful outcome”.

Murrough McDonagh also stated “This new strategy will remain an active and live document up until its natural conclusion in 2021, and with the support of our clubs, volunteers, providers, working groups, sub-committees, board members and staff all working together, I am positive that we will have the ability to support the delivery of this plan”.

Strategic Plan 2018 - 2021 Launch

Mountaineering Ireland Board from Left to Right: Paul Barron (Chairperson), Irene Sorohan, Geoff Thomas, Imelda Buckley, Gráinne McLaughlin, Paul Kellagher (President), Trish Kane, Helen Donoghue, Colette Mahon, Simon Walsh. Board Members not present Clare O'Connor, Michael Maunsell, Dawson Stelfox.

For a copy of the new Strategic Plan, please click on the link below: 


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