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Frequently Asked Questions

What is the age profile of the group?

All ages from 20's to 70's - majority are in 30's and 40's.

Are there many women in the group?

Mostly men. Women are particularly welcome to correct this imbalance.

What level of fitness is required?

Moderate level of fitness for slower-paced hike. High level of fitness for faster-paced hike.

What time do we get back to Dublin after a Sunday hike?

Approximately 17:30 in winter and 19:30 in summer.

I am new to hiking, what is the minimum gear required for my first hike?

See essential list on Info and Advice page.

Do I need to arrange a lift to hike in advance?

No need. Just turn up any Sunday at 10:00 at the NCH and hike leader will arrange lifts.

Do I need to inform group that I will be coming along?

No need. Just turn at 10:00 on any Sunday with appropriate gear, and make yourself known to the hike leader who will be organising lifts.

Can I bring my dog?

We follow the Mountaineering Ireland Good Practice Guidelines to avoid taking dogs on the hills at any time.