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Friends of the Reeks

The MacGillycuddy Reeks Mountain Access Forum was established in May 2014 with the aim of protecting, managing and sustainably developing the MacGillycuddy Reeks Mountain Range.

MacGillycuddy Reeks mountain pathA MacGillycuddy Reeks Mountain Path

The forum consists of:

  • Local Elected Landowners (7),
  • Elected Community representatives (3),
  • Elected Local Guides representative (1),
  • Elected Small Business representative (1),
  • Elected Recreational Users (2),
  • South Kerry Development Partnership’s Rural Recreation Officer (1),
  • Department of Environment, Community & Local Government (Rural Recreation Section) (1),
  • National Parks & Wildlife Service representative (1),
  • Kerry County Councilor (1),
  • Kerry County Council representative (1),
  • Fáilte Ireland representative (1).

The Forum is chaired by local businessman, Stewart Stephens.

Halting and reversing the obvious and worsening path erosion on the Reeks is a priority action for the Forum.

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