Dingle Hillwalking Club

Cumann Sléibhteoireachta Chorca Dhuibhne

Who are we?

Formed in 1994, and now a group of 80 members, we are a club of close camaraderie and companionship with a great Kerry welcome for guests and visitors.

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.



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

Dingle Hillwalking Club is organising the Dingle Walking Festival 2020 on the weekend of 15-17 May 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 May.The Festival will take full advantage of this idyllic environment…

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 :

  • Good Hiking Boots
  • Packed Lunch and Water
  • Waterproof Clothes, Hat and Gloves
  • Rucksack

Recommended :

  • Bivi/Survival Bag
  • Gaitors
  • Small Torch
  • Extra Clothing
  • Walking Stick
Leaders should also be equipped with First Aid Kit, Map, Compass, Whistle and Torch.

Join Us

You are welcome to join us for up to 3 Taster walks as a guest.

For further walks you are required to become a Club member.

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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