About Us

Hillwalking Community Radio Group was formed back in 2010 to provide Safety Communications for the many outdoor events taking place along the foothills of the Galtee mountains and it's environs. Our main area of operation is on the northern side of the Galtees from Anglesboro, Co. Limerick to Bansha, Co. Tipperary.
Mobile cell phone communications can be difficult and this is where two way radio plays it's part by providing good line of sight coverage across the whole mountain range. The Team consists solely of volunteers from all walks of life, who give up their free time to combine a love of the outdoors with serving the community. Members are fully trained in map reading, radio protocol, assembly of equipment and how to deal with emergencies in the great outdoors.
In 2017 we purchased a Defibrillator and First Aid equipment which was funded under the Community Enhancement Scheme from the Department of Rural and Community Development. All our members are now trained as Cardiac First Responders. On average we are on duty seven times per year supporting local clubs and organisations free of charge. Some of the major events  include The Galtee Walking Festival, The Slievenamuck Marathon, The Galtee Challenge, The Winter Solstice Climb to Sliabh Ri and other smaller events. We support at least one Charity event every year. 
Hillwalking Radio Group is a non-profit voluntary organisation and we rely on donations from the public and walking clubs to cover our annual expenses. You can support  us by contacting any member of our Team or using the Support Us Page.
When out on duty we always look forward to meeting our friends and having the chat and a bit of banter. We are indebted to the    The Galtee Walking Club who have become our partners and provide us with  manpower when needed and to the landowners who allow us on to their property. We would also like to acknowledge funding received to purchase equipment from Tipperary Co. Council in conjunction with the Department of Rural and Community Affairs and Tipperary Local Community Development Committee.

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