What we're about

Welcome to the kick ass family Since 2015 we have built a great community where everyone is welcome. Some of our activities include hill walking, rock climbing, room escapes and general adventures.

We are an official club, affiliated with Mountaineering Ireland. Membership includes:

- All our hikes free of charge
- reduced rates for paid events
- members bypass waitlist on events
- membership of Mountaineering Ireland, including health insurance on the hills and discount scheme for outdoor equipment retailers, accommodation providers and holiday groups.

Membership is charged at €50 for the year.

Payment can be made by bank transfer or to any of the organisers in cash.

Our account details are:
Account Name: Kick Ass
IBAN: IE23IPBS99065126862268

Please message us if you would like to take up membership.

Upcoming events (4)

Selvaggio Blue (Wild Blue) Trek, Sardinia

Dublin Airport

Join us in 2019 for a true trip of a lifetime as we take you trekking the incredible Selvaggio Blu. Along the rugged east coast of the stunning island of Sardinia lies a trek described as the most beautiful and challenging walk in Europe with its beauty said to be unequalled. Traversing through the magnificent Baunei Territory, The Selvaggio Blu is sure to be an Adventure of a lifetime. This multi-day trek will have you walking through unique creeks, along cliff tops, across rivers and delving into the Mediterranean Bush. You will cross ancient mule paths, through huge limestone Arches and centuru old Oak Woods, all the while surrounded by breath-taking panoramas. Some of these labyrinthine paths end abruptly at the edge of impressive sea cliffs or deep gorges, making it necessary to Abseil, Climb or use Via Ferrata, all of which add to this wonderful adventure. The trek will be led by two local guides who have incredible knowledge, history and experience in the local area and of course on The Selvaggio Blu itself. The group will also have a logistics support crew who will transport the group’s larger bags, sleeping kit, food and water along the way to each Bivouac point. Each group will also be accompanied by our own Irish guide. Throughout the trek you will be spending unforgettable nights under the stars, on incredible remote beaches and in wonderful, unique and ancient Shepherd-Folds. You will be living a truly fascinating adventure on the most isolated Mediterranean coastline. For full trip details and to learn more about the Selvaggio Blu please click the following link http://gobeyondadventure.ie/selvaggio-blu-trek-sardinia/. Price & Package Price: €[masked] pp (excluding flights-approx. €170) Includes: - Airport Transfers - 2 Nights Hotel Stay in Santa Maria Navaresse - 5 Night/6 Day Fully Guided Selvaggio Blu Trek - All Meals throughout your trip including your Hotel Stay - Logistics Support Team (Transferring Larger Bags, Camping Equipment etc.. throughout trek) - Bottled Water - Equipment for Via Ferrata & Abseiling - Tents - Training Day for Abseiling prior to Departure - Training Day/Meet the Group Hike Prior to Departure If you have any queries at all or would like to book your place please email [masked].

Indoor rock climbing & bouldering

Awesome Walls Climbing Centre

Ever wanted to try rock climbing? Afraid of heights and wish to challenge yourself? Used to climb but haven't for a while? Then join me at Dublin's premier climbing centre, Awesome Walls. The session is designed especially for all the above and is open to any ability and fitness level. We are a friendly inclusive group who love to climb and love to promote the sport. We will have an instructor who will tie you in for each climb and show you how to navigate your way to the top - and get you safely back to terra firma again. For those who would like to know a little more, there will be one or two experienced members of the Kick Ass Team there who can show you how to get familiar with the ropes, knots etc. Following the roped climbing session we will also give you an introduction to bouldering in Awesome Walls' dedicated bouldering rooms. ______________ The Details: Location: Awesome Walls, Unit 6, North Park Business Park, Finglas, Dublin 11 Cost: €12 for card-carrying members €17 for non-members Please note this price includes a harness but not shoes - you can hire shoes but they are not absolutely essential, runners will do. Payment can be made either to our bank account or in cash on the day: Account Name: Kick Ass BIC: IPBSIE2D IBAN: IE23IPBS[masked] Meetup Point: Outside Reception Clothing: Comfortable clothing that you can move around in and runners/canvas shoes. Transport: Via car or bus - carpooling is recommended Directions – By Car From M50 – exit at junction 5, the N2/Finglas junction and follow signs for Finglas/city centre. Take the first right at the traffic lights beside Denis Mahony motors (about 100m from motorway). Drive past the security hut and take the second right - located behind the red Libra building on the right hand side. From the City Centre – Follow signs for Finglas, the N2 or M50. At the lights at the junction before M50 where Charlestown shopping centre is on your right, take a left into North Park where Denis Mahony motors is on the corner. Drive past the security hut and take the second right - located behind the red Libra building on the right hand side. Directions - By Bus Currently the area is served by several bus routes which terminate in close proximity to the site. - No. 9 from City Centre via Phibsboro, Ballymun Road, Glasnevin Avenue terminating at Charlestown Shopping Centre - No. 40 City Centre (Parnell St.), terminating at Charlestown Shopping Centre - No. 140 IKEA Bus from City Centre via Phibsboro, which passes close to Charlestown Shopping Centre (St. Margaret's Road). Organiser's contact info: Andrea -[masked] Useful Links: http://www.awesomewalls.ie/

Open day - Bbq walk climb and socialise :)

Balscadden Car park

bring your friends, family and unborn children :) It's a great opportunity to meet some of the kick ass crew, also chill out with some bbq food and a few lovely walks planned. we'll have the bbq on for the day so feel free to bring some food, and throw it on. Howth cliff walks start about 20m from our bbq spot so theres lots of options for walks. If we have enough spare bodies on the day we will also introduce peole to some outdoor climbing. Now hows that for a good day. That evening we will book some tables in one of the local establishments and enjoy the social aspect.

Ziplining and Treetop Adventures


Join us for a fun day of zip lining and adventure in Zipit's high wire forest park in Tibradden Wood. There are 5 circuits, covering over 110 activities between platforms in the trees, including all kinds of obstacles to navigate, zip lines, cargo nets, leaps of faith etc. The routes are tailored to suit all abilities and fitness levels. You will have 4 hours which is ample time to complete 3 circuits. We will probably repair to a nearby hostelry afterwards for a debrief and to celebrate killing the red route! ------------------ THE DETAILS ------------------ COST: €30 for card-carrying club members or €35 for non-members. PLEASE NOTE: As we have to pay in full in advance, you should pay as soon as you RSVP. You will be placed on the Waitlist until we receive confirmation - please post a message to confirm that you have processed payment). Zipit require final confirmation 14 days in advance How to Pay: Forward payment via electronic fund transfer to our Kick Ass Bank Account. Account Name: Kick Ass BIC: IPBSIE2D IBAN: IE23IPBS[masked]. CLOTHING Comfortable clothes you can move around in. Rain gear is also recommended. ORGANISER CONTACT: Andrea[masked] GETTING THERE Location: Zipit, Tibradden Woods, Ballyboden, Co Dublin The meeting point is Zipit's car park, however drivers passing are encouraged to stop at Buglers Pub (next to Topaz garage, 191 Ballyboden Road) to pick up anyone who needs a lift. By Car: Tibradden Wood is conveniently located off the M50 at junction 12. Take the R113 towards Ballyboden. At the 3rd roundabout turn right onto the R116 signposted for Glencullen. Follow the R116 for approx. 4.5 km until the R116 turns sharp left, heading for Glencullen. The entrance to Tibradden Woods is on your left, approx. 200 metres after the sharp left turn. We encourage carpooling: if you arrange transport with another attendee, please have consideration for them and offer to share the cost of fuel etc. By Bus: The 15b and 61 buses will leave you near Zipit, next to Buglers Pub on Ballyboden Road USEFUL LINK: https://www.zipit.ie/locations/tibradden-wood

Past events (198)

Go Quest - Crystal Maze type puzzles

go quest carrickmines


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