Existing Clubs

Welcome to the IPA activities page where a wide range of hobbies and technology are promoted. For any information on the activities listed here or if you are interested in starting your own club, contact Aidan Curtin, National Hobbies Secretary

IPA Pistol Club


The aims of the Pistol Club are to provide organised events for members of the IPA (Ireland Section) who are pistol and revolver enthusiasts and to promote and encourage interaction with like minded enthusiasts from other IPA sections around the world. For info contact Pat Donnelly on 042 933 5577

IPA Motorcycle club

IPA Motorcycle Club

The IPA GMC was established in 1999. The club was the brainchild of IPA member Seamus McBride of Tir Chonaill Branch, a motorcyle enthusiast who in the Spring of 1999 gathered together like minded members in Donegal and called a meeting to see what could be done.

He was assisted in the task by another IPA member, Frank Togher and supported by the 1st Vice President of the Association at the time, Joe Lynch who proposed that the IPA National Executive Committee endorse the club as a National IPA Club within this Section. The club was endorsed by unanimous decision of the IPA National Executive Committee and was formally launched as the IPA GMC at the 1999 IPA National Council in Kildare in May 1999.

Since then the Club has grown from strength to strength and is now firmly established throughout the Section with active members, North, South, East and West.

Fishing and Angling club

Radio, Computer & Camcorder Club (1997)

A high quality video recorder is available to Regions and Branches to record events of IPA and police interest.

Ham Radio
The Amateur Radio and Computer Club (1997) has been defined as “A service of self training as inter-communication and technical investigation carried out by amateurs who are duly authorised persons interested in radio techniques as a personal aim, without pecuniary interests.”

The members’ aims may be summarised as furthering world peace and friendship. The Association has over 1,000 members registered to the world-wide IPA Amateur Radio Club - colloquially referred to as “Ham Radio”. The Ireland Club has members of all ages, both serving and retired, throughout the Section.

In order to operate an amateur radio station, a licence must be obtained from the Department of Communications. Applicants must pass an examination in basic radio techniques and Regulations governing “Ham” radio broadcasting. On qualifying the student may operate on VHF and higher frequencies. A Morse code standard of twelve words per minute must be attained.

Members of the IPA Ireland Club meet every Thursday at 20.00 hours on the 11.770 Mhz band. The Dublin Club meet at IPA House, 13 Iona Drive, Glasnevin, Dublin 9, on the 144.550 or 144.525 Mhz FM.

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Fishing and Angling club

IPA Fishing & Angling CLUB

Efforts are being made to establish a fishing club

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IPA HIKING CLUB Acting Secretary, Annmarie Larkin Signals the Launch of the new CLUB.

We are launching the new IPA Hiking Club on Saturday, 16th September, 2017, in Glendalough, Co. Wicklow.  We have a guided hike organised for the morning of the 16th, followed by our first General Meeting later that evening, at which we will ask members to ratify our Club's Constitution and Rules.  The club will be open to all IPA members, serving and retired.  We would like to invite you to join pur Club.  There is no Annual Membership Fee, all that is required is that you are a current member of the IPA. The Club events will also be open to family members and will cater for all levels of fitness.  An IPA Hiking Club Membership Application Form can be downloaded through the link below and IPA Membership Form can be found at https://ipaireland.ie/membership.php if you are not already a member.  Please return completed IPA Hiking Club membership application forms to the Acting Secretary:  Annmarie Larkin, Bailieboro Garda Station, Bailieboro, Co. Cavan.  The IPA membership forms can be returned directly to: IPA House, 13 Iona Drive, Glasnevin, Dublin 9, Ireland.  If you require any further information, please email me at annmarielarkin1@icloud.com.

IPA HIKING CLUB - Membership Application Form Downlaod



International, National & Regional Activity News on Member's area.

We are pleased to introduce a new system for the display of Regional, National and International news on the forthcoming activities and events, for the information of our members. If Registered, you will find all of this by clicking on the Members link. You can also register now for full access.

Details of the Colmcille Regional Hill-Walk, taking place on 17th June now posted.



IPA Journal

The Summer Edition of the IPA Journal is now posted online. Click here to view online. Enjoy.



Donegal Friendship Event 2018

Colmcille Region (No. 15) are holding a Friendship Event in Donegal from 18th to 22nd April 2018. This two centre event, staying in Donegal Town and Letterkenny will run in conjunction with National Congress. Full programme and booking form now available. Details available from Regional Chairman Willie Maye 086 2851194, Joe Lynch 086 233 8603 and IPA Office 01 830 2907.



Gimborn Seminars Programme 2017

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