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Show and tell: membership criteria

To join Dublin Climbers and Mountaineers (DCAM) you must:

  • Be 18 or older.

  • Live on the island of Ireland.

  • Show to our satisfation, if requested, that you can safely:

    • tie-in using a rethreaded figure-of-eight knot;

    • belay a lead climber and catch their falls;

    • lead climb.

  • Be approved as a DCAM member by the DCAM Committee.​

  • Become a member of the national governing body Mountaineering Ireland (MI) on joining, or already be an MI member.

  • Have paid the relevant DCAM and MI membership fees.

If you think that you can fulfill the above criteria and would like to join, please contact us.


We're affiliated to MI, so all DCAM members must either become members of MI on joining, or already be members of MI. This is for insurance reasons and a range of other beneficial reasons.

You can either be: 

  • A “full member” of DCAM:

    • Pay a DCAM membership fee and pay your MI membership fee via DCAM. 

  • An “associate member” of DCAM:

    • Pay a DCAM membership fee, but pay your MI membership fee via a different club.

DCAM membership fee

The DCAM membership fee is €15 (excluding MI membership fee) regardless of your personal circumstances.

MI membership fee

The MI membership fee varies by age, but when paid via DCAM it is less than the MI membership fee if you join MI as an individual (€41.60).

DCAM membership year

Our membership year is identical to MI's membership year: it's from November 1st to October 31st of the next year.

Payment due to DCAM

The table below outlines the payment due to DCAM, and the DCAM and MI membership fees, for the upcoming membership year (1 November 2020 to 31 October 2021):

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DCAM members and visitors to this web site are reminded that bouldering, hiking, ice climbing, indoor climbing, mixed climbing, mountaineering, rock climbing, scrambling, ski mountaineering, sport climbing and trad climbing are activities that can be dangerous and may result in personal injury or death. Participants should be aware of and accept these risks and be responsible for their own actions and involvement.