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Jun

06

10:00

Uncoiling the Ropes: A Climbing Life

Clare Sheridan has been at the forefront of Irish climbing for decades and has long been a role model for women climbers.

1970s Ireland had a message for Clare Sheridan; "Girls don't climb" But in an era when there was no shortage of voices telliing women how they should behave, Clare wasn't listening. Fresh out of convent boarding school, she was determined to venture onto steep rock and see the world from a different perspective. Climbing quickly became her passion and Clare's thirst for adventure was matched only by her courage. She was soon recognised as a pioneering leader by the top climbers of the day, not least Belfast mountaineer Calvin Torrans, the love of her life, whom she met on her first trip to the Alps. They have been climbing together ever since, tackling some of the most difficult routes on mountains all over the world and achieving a phenomenal succession of first ascents on Irish Cliffs, even as they raised a family of three.

In this talk, Clare will recreate in vivid detail the fears, the triumphs and the losses of a lifetime of heart-stopping adventures along with reflections on risk and courage, motherhood, self-belief and the joy of living fearlessly.

In 2014, Clare was the first woman to be awarded the Lynam medal by Mountaineering Ireland, and The Irish Times said, "She is to mountaineering what Sonia O'Sullivan is to athletics and Katie Taylor to boxing."

Clare has written many articles for The Irish Mountain Log and co-edited numerous rock climbing guidebooks along with her husband, climbing legend Calvin Torrans.


Jun

12

11:00

A visit to Trinity College Dublin

  • 📅Wednesday, June 12, 2024
  • 🕥11:00 - 12:30

Tour FULLY BOOKED

The tour will visit lesser known parts of Trinity College and will be led by Jane Grimson and Bruce Misstear

Details to follow.


Jun

14

10:30

SUMMER BREAK TO 6 SEPTEMBER

  • 📅Friday, June 14, 2024
  • 🕥10:30 - 12:30





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