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Mountaineering Ireland Annual Review 2013
Title: Mountaineering Ireland Annual Review 2013
Date: 14/02/2014
System Date: 14/02/2014
The 2013 Annual Review outlines the work of Mountaineering Ireland during the course of the year.

The contributions of many members made 2013 a memorable year for Mountaineering Ireland. The Annual Review 2013 can be downloaded below but some of the reported actions and activities include:
  • Coillte remains in state ownership - Mountaineering Ireland and others changed Government policy;
  • Development of a leaflet on access and liability for recreational users and landowners, published by Comhairle na Tuaithe;
  • Mountaineering Ireland raised significant concerns about the future of Comhairle na Tuaithe and got the Minister responsible engaged;
  • Helping the Hills study visit and seminar;
  • Mountaineering Ireland led the Upland Working Group and its rural development plan proposals;
  • Club Environmental Officers' Workshops;
  • Mountaineering Ireland consulted with membership and made numerous submissions;
  • Lowland Leader Award and Climbing Wall Award rolled out;
  • Mountaineering Ireland hosted a Mountain training Conference, Club Training Officers Workshops, Scouting Ireland Leaders Moot, Skills workshops, etc;
  • Spring and Autumn Gatherings, Winter, Fair Head and Summer Meets;
  • New Talent Development Squad structure and Coach Development Workshops;
  • Youth Climbing Series, IBL, Lead and Bouldering Championships;
  • Success of young climbers, especially World No. 1 ranked Dominic Burns - the European Youth Cup champion in 2013;
  • Roll out of the online membership management system and new website;
  • The archiving of the Joss Lynam (1924-2011) collection and Lynam Lecture;
  • 30% discount on insurance passed on to members;
  • The development of Mountaineering Ireland's Strategic Development Plan 2014 – 2017;
  • and lots more.
Mountaineering Ireland would like to thank all the many members who contributed throughout 2013 and look forward to your continued support during 2014.

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