MOUNTAIN MEITHEAL IRELAND
Volunteer work crews working all across Ireland
WHO WE ARE
Mountain Meitheal Ireland is a 100% volunteer organisation with a membership base. Members are the lifeblood of MMI.
Mountain Meitheal offers the opportunity to give something back by volunteering to work on maintaining and protecting our fragile environment in hill, mountain and wilderness areas. Due to the nature of the projects we undertake in the mountain environs you need to be 18 years of age or older to become a members.
Volunteers are welcomed so why not come along and join us on a workday and give it a try. No prior experience is needed.
Hands-on training is provided by trained leaders and our work is not all heavy duty; light touch is our motto. Projects involve water management, stone pitching, path and trail repairs, routine maintenance and much more. Volunteers are not expected to work beyond their capabilities. The standard of our work is professional and, although we take it very seriously, it is carried out good humouredly and with a sense of fun.
There are currently 5 branches throughout the country. For a list of branch activities simply make direct contact via email as per the addresses below:
Dublin/Wicklow (MMDW) - firstname.lastname@example.org
South-East (MMSE) - email@example.com
West (MMW) - firstname.lastname@example.org
North-West (MMNW) - email@example.com
Melleray (MMM) - firstname.lastname@example.org
For the 2023 work schedules for each branch click map locations.
THE MEITHEAL WAY
Meaningful work. Learning new skills
SUSTAINABLE PATH REPAIRS
protecting delicate surfaces
PEOPLE WORKING TOGETHER
doing work they enjoy
MAKING NEW FRIENDS
with a shared interest in conservation
Dress for the weather!
'There's no such thing as bad weather, just bad clothing.'
Adirondack shelters originate, as the name suggests, in the Adirondack Mountains of New York state, USA. They are a popular feature in US wilderness areas and in Nordic countries where they are used as temporary accommodation during hiking and fishing trips. The shelters are constructed with three sides, a pitched roof and a raised platform which can sleep four or five people. Where fire rings exist, those using them are asked to minimize the use of dead or downed wood, keep fires small and leave firewood for the next users. As of 2021 there are three shelters along the Wicklow Way and a fourth on the Bangor Trail in Co. Mayo. Each shelter has a visitor book in which visitors from over Ireland, Europe, North America and further afield have left their comments and appreciation.