Helen with MountainViews secretary Mark Brennan Some of the 95 people who attended the event
The annual Irish Mountain Gathering took place in Dublin last Friday, and was a great success. Helen had been invited along as the keynote speaker, and her talk gave ten reasons why hillwalking in Ireland remains her true love, contrasting walking here with a wide variety of venues abroad.
Helen was delighted to attend the event, and particularly enjoyed swapping stories with other guests and members of the audience. The presentations by other speakers Tom Kelly (Irish Times Gadget Man), Peter Walker, Simon Stewart and Simon Byrne were engaging and entertaining. Most impressive was Simon Byrne's account of reaching all 454 of Ireland's highest summits in a single year. Big congratulations to Simon - dedication and enthusiasm personified!