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Piaras Kelly of Kerry Climbing, on Cnoc na Peiste, MacGillycuddy's Reeks, organiser, Killarney’s Ultimate High Peaks Challenge which takes place on July 9. PICTURE: VALERIE O’SULLIVAN

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Piaras Kelly of Kerry Climbing, on Cnoc na Peiste, MacGillycuddy's Reeks, organiser, Killarney’s Ultimate High Peaks Challenge, which takes place on July 9. PICTURE: VALERIE O’SULLIVAN
 


 
HAVE you got what it takes to take part in Killarney’s Ultimate High Peaks Challenge? This spectacular one-day event, in the MacGillycuddy’s Reeks, will test participants’ endurance, stamina and self-sufficiency in some of Ireland’s toughest mountain terrain. This year’s challenge takes place on Saturday, July 9.
Kerry is the adventure capital of Ireland and Killarney’s Ultimate High Peaks Challenge is certainly the pinnacle of all mountain adventures with the most dramatic mountain scenery in Ireland.
It promises to be an exhilarating and truly unique event in which participants will self-navigate along a pre-planned marshalled route across the highest mountain range in the country – the magnificent MacGillycuddy’s Reeks.
Adventure enthusiasts will trek over 25km of stunning, wild, rugged mountain terrain ticking off many of Ireland’s highest summits with a total height gain of over 2500 meters.
The event is organised by Piaras and Catherine Kelly of KerryClimbing.ie, both active mountaineers and outdoors enthusiasts with a vast knowledge of the Kerry mountains. “This is not a race…but a challenge event, where participants will test their personal navigational skills, fitness, determination and stamina,” said Catherine.
Piaras added: “The Killarney Ultimate High Peaks Challenge is organised and run by Mountain enthusiasts for Mountain enthusiasts.”
KerryClimbing is one of the leading guiding and mountain adventure activity providers in the South West with extensive experience and knowledge of running safety and rescue back up for a variety of mountain events.
The grand finale to this exhausting but memorable mountain challenge will culminate with a vibrant and well-deserved after-party and barbecue in Cronin’s Yard. The medals will also be presented to mark your participation in the event.
“Here you can finally kick back and enjoy a delicious array of freshly prepared salads, delectable cooked meats and home baked breads all served by our event caterers and chefs and washed down perhaps with a few nice cold beers from the ‘High Peaks’ bar. Enjoy a drink on us as we toast to one truly amazing day!” said Catherine.
“If you’ve any ounce of energy left you might be tempted to take to the floor and dance a jig or two but after such a long tiring day on your feet no one can blame you if you’d much prefer to just chill and relax and soak in the eclectic atmosphere and sounds of traditional Irish music with the stars twinkling above and surrounded by the silhouetted majestic peaks you now know so well.
Registration is now open and places are limited; see www.killarneypeakschallenge.com

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Spa GAA lights up – continues each Wednesday night

By Sean Moriarty Spa GAA club has signed up to participate in the Ireland Lights Up winter walking initiative. The lights will be on every Wednesday night between 7pm and 8pm for the next few weeks at the club’s new walking track. This week marked the second week of night walking but the club also held […]

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By Sean Moriarty

Spa GAA club has signed up to participate in the Ireland Lights Up winter walking initiative.

The lights will be on every Wednesday night between 7pm and 8pm for the next few weeks at the club’s new walking track. This week marked the second week of night walking but the club also held a candle-light vigil in memory of Ashling Murphy, the Offaly school-teacher who was murdered while out for a walk two weeks ago.

“Participants can follow the walking track that offers a safe off-road path and this activity is open to everyone in the community. If anyone would be available to help with registration or stewarding any night, all help is greatly appreciated,” said club PRO Deirdre O’Sullivan-Darcy.

Any volunteers that can help any evening or any questions please contact Margaret Doyle on 0879181970.

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Specialists to examine Killarney trees ahead of future storms

By Sean Moriarty Killarney Municipal District is to appoint the services of a tree specialist to exam the condition of trees in the wider district. The move follows last December’s Storm Barra. during which several tress were toppled. One motorist had a lucky escape when a tree fell on their car during the storm. Another fallen […]

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By Sean Moriarty

Killarney Municipal District is to appoint the services of a tree specialist to exam the condition of trees in the wider district.

The move follows last December’s Storm Barra. during which several tress were toppled. 
One motorist had a lucky escape when a tree fell on their car during the storm. Another fallen tree blocked access to the Moll’s Gap road near Muckross.
Both Cllrs John O’Donoghue and Donal Grady raised the issue at a recent Killarney Municipal District meeting.
“In order to mitigate against such events, the Killarney MD Office are in the process of preparing tender documents to procure assessment of specific trees that are in the charge of Kerry County Council.” A council official told the meeting.
“This will allow the MD to make determinations on individual trees in its charge. Individual property owners are responsible for the welfare and maintenance of trees within and along the boundary of their property lines.”

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