Club profiles: Mountaineering


NUIG Mountaineering Club is one of NUI Galways largest club. We hike and climb around Connemara every week.   Membership is open to all members of NUI, Galway; undergraduates, postgraduates, staff and alumni. Every year we have a large number of international students. Please see our website : for more info or check out our  forum or find us on Facebook!

HOW TO JOIN: It's never too late to join! If you want to join the club please check out our website Joining the Mountaineering Club <-- Click me

We hike every Sunday in the mountains around the west of Ireland. The bus leaves the Quad at 9.30 sharp.  
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Climbing lessons are held every Tuesday and Thursday from 6:30pm to 9:30pm.
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Climbing Training is everyday, Monday to Friday, more details can be found on our website here.


NUIGMC has been in existence since 1970, which makes it one of the oldest mountaineering clubs in Ireland (a.k.a UCGMC until 1998). The club is one of the most popular in the college, and is becoming even more so, growing from 200 members in 1999/2000 to just under 1000 new members in 2005/06. Membership is open to all members of NUI, Galway; undergraduates, postgraduates and staff. This variety of membership gives the Club an interesting social mixture and a wide-ranging appeal. Everybody has a different idea of what they want from the mountains and the Club itself. The club simply aspires to enable members to enjoy the mountains with all types of walkers and climbers, while the more experienced help the newer members to savor new heights and views.


Every year the club sends a team to climbing Intervarsities. The team consists of beginnersintermediate and advanced climbers. Skills such as bouldering and lead climbing are tested