Dingle Hillwalking Club

Cumann Sléibhteoireachta Chorca Dhuibhne

Who are we?

Formed in 1994, and now with a membership of over 100 walkers, we are a club of close camaraderie and companionship, with many friendships, and even the occasional relationship, blossoming on the hills.Our walks are restricted to members,aspiring members, and members of other Mountaineering Ireland affiliated clubs

We are spoiled for choice with hillwalking options in West Kerry ranging from the gorgeous glen of Macha na Bó, the isolation of the Coumanare Lakes, to the splendid majesty of Mt. Brandon, the second highest mountain in Ireland.



With the gradual lifting of Covid 19 restrictions we are glad to be able to resume club activities with effect from May 10th 2021,with groups being limited to a maximum of 15 participants.In order to give priority to our own  members,regrettably, we are unable to accommodate guests or new members on our walks ufn, at least until restrictions ease further.

On our walks, we explore the rarely seen remote countryside, well beyond the roads and fields – places even most locals have never set foot.

Being a small club within the local community we enjoy good relations with the many landowners who graciously allow us access to their land and the mountains. To them, we extend our appreciation and gratitude.


Dingle Walking Festival 2020 {CANCELLED}

it is with regret that we announce today that due to the latest round of Covid-19 restrictions we have decided to cancel the event for this year,in the interest of the safety of our members,participants and the wider community. We will be contacting all registered participants over the next 2 weeks to arrange the relevant refunds.

Dingle Hillwalking Club is organising the Dingle Walking Festival 2020 on the weekend of 18th-20th September 2020.

The Dingle Peninsula is famous for its wonderful natural beauty and its stunning sea, cliff and mountain scenery; and hopefully these should be at their best in September.The Festival will take full advantage of this idyllic environment..

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Hiking Requirements

Please note if the following requirements are not met you may not be allowed to join the walk for your own safety and wellbeing.

Essentials :

Recommended :

Leaders should also be equipped with First Aid Kit, Map, Compass, Whistle and Torch.

Regrettably,until the Covid 19 pandemic situation improves sufficiently, the club committee has decided to suspend new membership applications ufn, with one exception.We will accept a membership application from a permanent resident of the household of an existing member.This policy is under constant review and will be updated,relaxed as soon as conditions allow.

In normal times(and hopefully we will be in a position to again as soon as the Covid situation is resolved),we would welcome potential members for up to 3 Taster Walks, subject to complying with our “Essential Hiking Requirements” listed above.(This policy is on hold for the moment-see above!!)ALSO, it is our  policy, in normal times, that all potential members must contact the club by e mail a minimum of 48 hours in advance of the proposed walk. 

For further walks and to comply with insurance requirements, you are required to be a registered member of the club.

DHC and its members are affiliated to Mountaineering Ireland who provide a public liability insurance scheme and other benefits including 4 issues of the quarterly “Irish Mountain Log” magazine

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