July 28, 2021: The first step in joining the Irish Ramblers Club is participation on an introductory hike. The club intends to take on a limited number of new members for 2021 and three introductory hikes are being arranged for this purpose in September / October. If you are interested in participating in one of these hikes with a view to joining, a link to an application form will be available on this page at the beginning of August on which you can state which of the introductory hikes you would like to join, or just ask for further information.

The 2021 introductory hikes are still being planned but current information suggests that two stronger hikes will be held on 11th and 25th of September respectively and a third hike at a slower pace will be held on 16th October. Times to be confirmed. The location is likely to be Glendalough but this also needs to be confirmed.

Hikes 1 and 2 will cover a distance of 15-18 Km, an ascent of 700-900 metres and will take about five hours.

Hike 3 (in October) will for a distance of approximately 11-13 Km, and ascent of 400-600 metres and take between 4 and 5 hours.

Applications will be accepted on a first come basis. 

While the surge in interest in hill-walking in recent years is very welcome, there is a limit to the numbers we can accommodate on our normal club hikes at all grades at any point in time. As a result, recruitment of new members has been restricted in recent years. (Details of our grades and the levels at which they are walked can be found on our About our hikes / hill walks page.)

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