Mountain Meitheal

Mountain Meitheal are a group of volunteers who undertake conservation and restoration projects on mountain and forest tracks. Our objectives are simple, we are attempting to counteract some of the pressures that are evident on Ireland's mountains by working with the various landowners including, the National Park & Wildlife Service, Coillte and private landowners.

We also promote the concept of sustainable recreation through the "Leave No Trace" message and are members of the Leave No Trace Ireland group.

Wicklow Way Projects

Fifty-nine Meitheal Volunteers gave over 700 hours of their valuable time to repairing and improving the Glensoulan/Deerpark section of the Wicklow Way. They constructed over 800 metres of new trail with steps, water bars and landscaping. It was a fitting project to celebrate the 25th anniversary of the Wicklow Way.

Adirondak Shelter built by Mountain Meitheal on the Wicklow Way
One of Mountain Meitheal's additions to the Wicklow Way.

This Adirondak style shelter can sleep up to four and has provided overnight shelter for many Wicklow Way users since it opened for business in July '06. The shelter can be found on the Wicklow Way on the descent of Mullacor, heading towards Glenmalure.

Volunteers Wanted!

We meet at least every two weeks on alternate Saturdays and Sundays from late February to late November and our programme details are updated regularly on our website and through emails.

Mountain Meitheal Volunteers on Ride Rock on the Wicklow Way
Some Volunteers on Ride Rock on the Wicklow Way.

We have volunteers from many different backgrounds, skills and interests. You may have questions for us before you come out and join us so we have attempted to answer them on our FAQs and you can also see photos and reports from some of our work in our newsletters. You can also visit our little trail shop to purchase T-shirts and pins and other goods as available.

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