News 2016

Title:  Future of Ireland's Mountains - consultation report
Date:  21/12/2016

Future of Ireland's Mountains - consultation report

Mountaineering Ireland’s mission (below) commits the organisation to being a voice for Ireland’s mountain areas:

Mountaineering Ireland exists to represent and support the walkers and climbers of Ireland and to be a voice for the sustainable use of Ireland’s mountains and hills and all the places (coastline, crags, forests) we use.

To be more effective as that voice, in summer 2016 Mountaineering Ireland initiated a consultation and policy development process with the following objectives:
- to agree Mountaineering Ireland’s vision for the future of Ireland’s mountains;
- to develop a strong policy statement about the importance of Ireland’s mountains;
- to empower Mountaineering Ireland members to be a voice for Ireland’s mountains.

Mountaineering Ireland members were encouraged to attend one of six regional meetings held during autumn 2016. A report has been published summarising the key findings from that series of meetings, read the report here.

Mountaineering Ireland extends sincere thanks to all members who participated in this consultation process. A draft vision and policy statement emerging from this process will be developed and shared with members for further input early in 2017. 

See also Irish Mountain Log, summer 2016, Irish Mountain Log autumn 2016

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