News 2018 

Title:  Mountaineering Ireland to meet with Minister regarding Luggala Estate
Date:  09/11/2018

Mountaineering Ireland to meet with Minister regarding Luggala Estate

Mountaineering Ireland, along with the Wicklow Uplands Council and County Wicklow Partnership, has secured a meeting with Minister Josepha Madigan TD, Minister for Culture, Heritage and the Gaeltacht, to discuss the future of Luggala Estate in Co. Wicklow. The meeting is set to take place later this month.

Over recent months, Mountaineering Ireland has called on Minister Madigan TD, to re-engage with the Guinness family trust that owns Luggala Estate with a view to the State purchasing Luggala’s mountain lands as part of Wicklow Mountains National Park.

Mountaineering Ireland now understands that the Department of Culture, Heritage and the Gaeltacht has re-engaged with the agents acting on behalf of the Luggala Trustees and that discussion is focused on the mountain lands, which include the mountains of Luggala and Knocknacloghoge, where hillwalkers and climbers have enjoyed access for many decades with the goodwill of Garech Browne and his mother before him.

Mountaineering Ireland has written to the Minister proposing a range of options to secure continued public access to the mountain lands of Luggala Estate, some of which do not require immediate financial outlay. The sale of Luggala presents a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to secure these iconic lands in State ownership and to manage it for the benefit of current and future generations as part of Wicklow Mountains National Park.

Mountaineering Ireland reminds members to sign and share the online petition to Minister Madigan in relation to Luggala, and to speak with their elected representatives on this issue.

Link to petition 

 See also:

Mountaineering Ireland supports petition seeking State purchase of Luggala

State should purchase Luggala

 

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