News 2019

Title:  Applications sought for members of new Hillwalking Committee
Date:  29/01/2019

Applications sought for members of new Hillwalking Committee 

The Board of Mountaineering Ireland has agreed terms of reference and an initial work plan for a new Hillwalking Committee and is now seeking applications for membership of the committee.

Background

At our AGM in 2018, a motion from the Irish Ramblers Club was passed to establish a Hillwalking Committee. A Working Group was subsequently set up to develop draft terms of reference and an initial work plan. The Working Group was chaired by Gráinne McLaughlin assisted by Trish Kane (both board members) and included seven members of Mountaineering Ireland and two members of staff.  The members were selected following a call for expressions of interest. 

At its recent meeting, the Board of Mountaineering Ireland agreed Terms of Reference and an initial Work Plan for the new Hillwalking Committee. 

Call for expressions of interest

The new Hillwalking Committee, which will be chaired by Gráinne McLaughlin, will have a maximum of ten members drawn from across the island with a variety of backgrounds, skills and interests. It is envisaged that at least three members will be actively involved in affiliated clubs and one should be a training provider.

Mountaineering Ireland would now like to invite applications from enthusiastic members, who have relevant experience and interest, to join the Hillwalking Committee. 

Expressions of interest, to include a brief overview of the applicants' interests and skills should be submitted to  info@mountaineering.ie before the 28th February 2019. The final selection process may involve informal interviews.

Murrough McDonagh, CEO of Mountaineering Ireland commented “This is an exciting development for Mountaineering Ireland and reflects the fact that hillwalking is the primary activity of the majority of our members. I would like to thank the members of the Working Group for the excellent preparatory work that they have completed. I look forward to working with the new Hillwalking Committee in the near future”.

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