Step up for County Donegal
- Is County Donegal your home county?
- Are you an experienced and well-equipped hillwalker / mountaineer?
- Can you self-navigate confidently through rugged and exposed terrain in any weather using a hardcopy paper map and compass?
- Would you like to represent County Donegal in an all-Ireland sport?
If you answered yes to all four of the above questions, we invite you to #StepUpForCountyDonegal in the All-Ireland Hillwalking Counties Championship. For a chance to become a member of your county's Sport Hillwalking team, you must compete in the All-Ireland Hillwalking Championships as an individual (click here for participation instructions).
Find out when the current or upcoming championships are taking place by visiting our sports competition status page. The Sport Hillwalking season is scheduled to start on 1st March and end on 31st October each year.
In early November, the five highest point-scoring individuals representing County Donegal will be identified as the county's official Sport Hillwalking team in the All-Ireland Hillwalking Counties Championship. Their scores added together will become the county's overall score for the year. A county must be represented by at least 2 individuals to qualify as a team.
Hillwalkers representing Team County Donegal will also be representing Team Ulster.
Encourage the team
Even if you are not participating in the All-Ireland Hillwalking Counties Championship, we invite you to encourage your county's Sport Hillwalking team on social media. All you need to do is post this page's URL on Facebook or Twitter (the image below containing your county's location map and hashtag will automatically appear in the post). And don't forget to include #StepUpForCountyDonegal in the post's text.
County Donegal's previous placings are listed below. The 2022 All-Ireland Hillwalking Championships are scheduled to start on 1st March and end on 31st October. Click here to find out how you can take part. The next results will be announced in November 2022.
2020 - No points scored
2019 - 8th place (17 points)
- David Barnes (17 points)
2018 - 3rd place (348 points)
- David Barnes (348 points)
2017 - No points scored
2020 - No times registered