News 2022

Title:  Welcome Aron! Our new Communications Officer
Date:  29/04/2022

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Hello to you all,

I am Aron Hegarty and I am delighted to be joining Mountaineering Ireland as the new Communications Officer. 

This is a newly-created position within the organisation designed to help increase awareness of what Mountaineering Ireland does, the supports offered to members and ultimately to get more people engaged and involved in hillwalking and climbing.

I enjoy walking, the great outdoors, nature and conservation, as well as adventure and exploring. Whilst I am new to the organisation, I am keen to listen, learn and try new things in order to best represent Mountaineering Ireland, its members and showcase its range of events and activities.

My goal is to make Mountaineering Ireland the ‘go-to’ organisation – as the representative body for hillwalkers and climbers across the island of Ireland – and accessible to everyone and anyone from all walks of life.

I hope to achieve this by keeping members informed and updated, by acknowledging, recognising and praising the fantastic work and efforts of volunteers. I want Mountaineering Ireland to be about people, their stories, sharing experiences, building relationships, community and enjoyment.

If you need to get in touch with me or have ideas, feedback or suggestions to share so that I and the organisation may better serve your needs as valued members, my email is

I look forward to hearing from, speaking with and hopefully meeting you at some point, and that it is all uphill from here!

Best wishes,
Aron Hegarty



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