Cork Mountaineering Club (CMC) was founded in 1975 and was Cork’s first mountaineering club. It has a current membership of just under 100 and is affiliated to Mountaineering Ireland (MI), the national governing body for the sport of mountaineering.

CMC’s principal mountaineering activity is hillwalking, but we also go scrambling, backpacking and mountain camping. We walk all of Munster’s mountains regularly – West Cork, Kerry, the Galtees, Comeraghs and Knockmealdowns – and weekend/ week-long trips to other parts of Ireland are also organised, as well as trips abroad.

CMC provides training to members in map-reading, use of compass and mountain navigation techniques, and use of GPS.  First Aid and safety training are also provided as required.  Members’ slide shows and guest lectures on mountain-related topics take place during the winter, and we have a busy social calendar.

Join Our Club

Membership is open to anyone over 18 years of age and we welcome new members.

Annual Membership Fee is €50 – this includes affiliation to MI (Mountaineering Ireland). Associate Annual Membership is €20 for those already affiliated to MI.

If you have limited hillwalking experience, we recommend that you choose a low level walk or easy paced hillwalk from our programme as your introduction. It is essential to contact the walk leader if you wish to participate in a walk.
At least one walk must be completed before applying for membership.

Appropriate gear includes: Boots, Waterproof Jacket & Pants, Hat and Gloves, Backpack, Fleece, Lunch & Drink. No Denims allowed. Remember change of clothes in car.

Documents for download:
CMC Safety Statement
Checklist: Personal Day Walking Gear

Please note:
Hill­walking can be dangerous and you’re taking part at your own risk.