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How to Join:

Participate on any of our “Open Day” hikes.   

Next Open Day: First Sunday of the month.

The club designates the first Sunday of the month as an “Open Day” (Exlcluding July & August).  On these days, the club invites potential members to join us for a taster hike in the local hills with no obligation to become a member. 

You can expect to be out on the hills for approximately 4-hours and cover roughly 10-km.  These hikes are classified as a “C” grade and will entail some degree of elevation over rough, wet, and sometimes uneven terrain.  The hikes are led by an experienced club member.

Open Day” hikes are designed to introduce new members to Hillwalking and Mountain Craft.  There is no charge for this walk, but you will be required to complete a Guest Detail Form .  This form covers your insurance for the day. 

If you decide to join the club, you must for Insurance reasons pay your club fees on your next outing.

Robust footwear and rain gear essential and you need to bring packed lunch and plenty liquids.

NB: You are only permitted to participate in one Open Day, before joining the club.

We meet at Tubs & Tiles Car Park, Duck St. Sligo, at 10.00am.

Club Fees

Fees are to be paid in full before you commence your first walk with the Club having completed an “Open Day” walk. At present, the fees are as follows:

  • Adults €50.00 
  • Juniors (Under 18's) €35.00 (Must be accompanied by a Parent or Guardian on all walks and club events)
  • Existing Mountaineering Ireland Members €15.00 (On producing your MI Membership Card)

Your fee includes the SMC Club Fee, Insurance, Mountaineering Ireland Fee and a MI Quarterly Magazine.

On your “Open Day” Sunday Walk

  1. The leader/s for the day will introduce themselves.
  2. You will be required to complete the Guest Details Form.
  3. You will receive a Welcome note with information about the Club.
  4. The route will be outlined to the group.
  5. A weather forecast will be given.
  6. You will meet a member of the Safety Committee who, weather permitting will give a demonstration at the lunch break, of the correct gear & equipment recommended for use on the walks.
  7. A Kit List of this gear & equipment will be issued to you and you are advised to have all the requirements before you join the club.
  8. You will meet the Environmental Officer who will issue you with a copy of the "Leave No Trace" booklet and any other relevant information that might be required.
  9. You may be asked to car pool.

Walk Grades

Grade C   up to 4 hours - shorter and moderate level of difficulty.

Grade B   4 -6 hours, for reasonably fit walkers, properly equipped and who have navigation skills.

Grade A   6 – 12 hours, for experienced fit walkers, with good navigation and survival skills.


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