Hikes take place every Sunday during term time! All UCC students/staff welcome, all you have to do is turn up at Gaol Cross (gate of Castle White apartments) by 8.20am. A reasonable level of fitness is required as the days can be long and strenuous even if they are also great fun! The bus costs a recession-busting €7.00. Please wear a pair of boots and bring a rain jacket.
We must insist that you not wear jeans or runners/trainers/sneakers! These are unsuitable for Irish mountainous terrain which generally lack any kind of trail to follow. Do bring a complete change of clothes to leave on the bus, including shoes. Find out more details on the hikes list page.
We'll be at the Mardyke Arenaclimbing wall Monday and Wednesday from 8.30pm to 10.30pm. Everyone is welcome, just wear tracksuit and runners and the gear will be supplied.
We go to Tom Barry's pub on Barrack Street every Wednesday after climbing for a bit of banter, come one come all!
Bring a packed lunch and a change of clothes and shoes for the Sunday hikes, which you can leave on the bus.
We'll stop on the way down for last-minute supplies, and breakfast, and on the way back for food and a trip to the pub. Remember to bring a full change of shoes and clothes for the journey back! We should be back in Cork by about 8pm or 9pm that evening.
The Mountaineering Club has a very active social life which centres around are weekly trip to Tom Barry's on Barracks Street every Wednesday night. You'll always find someone from the club up there from about 10.30 onwards and traditionally all those who have been climbing down at the wall make the trip up to the pub afterwards. We always love to see new faces so if you have any questions about the club or simply want to come along for a pint you're more than welcome.
At the very least everybody going hiking should bring:
Waterproof jacket and pants
Suitable footwear (We will allow people on hikes for the 1st few weeks with runners but after that hiking boots are essential)
Warm clothes, hat and gloves.
A full change of clothes to be left on the bus.
Here is a printable gear list Please take into account that this list is meant to be exhaustive and therefore more than half of it doesn't apply to newbies! Just make sure you have the essentials. See here for a map of the locations of some of the main gear shops in Cork