Club leaders recently participated in a very informative and enjoyable workshop in the Nire valley, Comeraghs. The morning was an Environmental session, covering geology, flora, archaeology and human impact on the environment. This was led by Matt Joy and Mike Maunsell. The afternoon, led by Colin Gibbon, encouraged leaders to look at practical and common sense ways of general leadership of groups on the hills but also on how to deal with emergencies in remote areas. It is hoped that the Environmental section could be run for interested club members at some time in the future.