About Us

We are a group of rock-climbers, mountaineers and hill-walkers. Originally based in Derry we now have members across Donegal, the province and further field in Ireland and abroad.
Climbing mainly takes place in Co. Donegal, but as you will see, our members go climbing all over the world. You can see photos from such far-flung spots as Canada, Nepal, India, Tibet, South America, China, France, Italy and Switzerland as well as Derry, Donegal, Inishowen, Fairhead, Sligo and the Mournes. Whilst our core activity is climbing and mountaineering, members also hill walk, sea kayak, mountain bike, and run, (marathons, half marathons, fell racing etc). Anyone can join the club – don’t wait for us to ask.


We are affiliated with Mountaineering Ireland (MI) and our club membership includes MI membership or if you are already a member of MI, you can  join us as an Asscociate member for £5/€5. MI will post you 4 issues P.A. of the excellent Mountain Log, will provide you with a membership card for discount on gear purchase at most shops and Alpine Mountain Huts, and will provide third party insurance should someone decide to sue you! Membership can also give opportunities to improve your skills and meet similarly minded people.

Our Members can avail of our campsite at Bunagee, Culdaff free of charge along with our new equipment storage facility and will be included on the Climbing Group Whats App account.  This is the best means of keeping up to date with meets, get togethers and link ups.  Members must read and accept the Clubs Code of Conduct and state if they wish to be omitted from the Members Whats App meets forum.

We will put you on our email list, and send you planned activities for the next few months. A regular meet up will be organised at the Foyle Arena Climbing wall. In the meantime, keep an eye on the Colmcille Climbers facebook page and this website www.colmcille-climbers.com.

Contact Us

If you would like to get in contact with the club, to join us at the Foyle Arena wall, at the crag, or on the hill, contact the club secretary Margaret Quinn. Email colmcilleclimberssec@gmail.com

Who we are

• Club Chairperson: Rónán Duddy
• Club Secretary: Margaret Quinn
• Treasurer: George Beaumont
• Meets Officer: Alan Tees
• Environmental Officer: Séan Convery /Dennis Golden
• Training Officer: Abe Acheson
• Child Protection Officer: Pamela-Jane Feeney
• Social Media: Anthony Feeney/ Pamela-Jane Feeney
• Website Admin: Andrew Tees