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Calling all curious wanderers, the stars have aligned, the solstice is coming and so is the Wander Wild festival this March 25, 26 and 27!

Those who love nature and adventure are invited to Wander Wild, the first festival along the Wild Atlantic Way since restrictions were lifted.

Adrenaline filled activities range from conquering Carrauntoohil to hiking adventures, but if you're after more chill than thrill, slide into the weekend with some yin yoga or an invigorating sunrise dip, or why not combine both! There are evening activities to boot; with a film festival, inspiring speakers, craic, ceol and foodie favourites.

The Friday evening line up includes the renowned poet, playwright and novelist Michael Harding who many may have seen on The Late Late Show.

Shane Finn will host his live 'Pushing Limits' podcast. He will be speaking with James McManus who will be attempting to climb Mount Everest this season without supplemental oxygen! If he is successful he will be the first Irish person to do so.

He will also be speaking with Killarney man Kevin Leahy following his incredible success in the 300 mile Montane Ykon Artic Ultra.

On Saturday evening there will be a Wander Wild Hooley with an incredible line up of Irish artists in the Laurels. The craic will be mighty!

There's plenty for families too including guided park cycles, guided pony treks, urban orienteering and much more to choose from.

A Kids Zone located at basecamp in the town centre will include a climbing wall for little adventurers and many other fun activities to do.

"We are also delighted to announce Nature Valley as official snack partners of Wander Wild 2022," Pat Chawke said.

"Lucky for us Nature Valley haven't put the word 'Nature' in their name for the fun of it. They created delicious, handy-sized bars so they would always be there for your outdoors adventures.

"So why not escape the winter and leap into spring with us at Wander Wild 2022. With some events already sold out it's time to get moving and book your space, before it's too late!"

For bookings and more information go to www.wanderwildfestival.com.

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A photograph of one of Killarney’s hidden beauty spots was deemed the winner of Killarney Camera Club’s most recent competition.

Th standard was high throughout all categories but in the Novice category, Iryna Halaieva’s photograph of O’Sullivan’s Cascade was deemed the winner.

“A waterfall is my favourite waterbody and long exposure is my favourite photographic technique,” she said. “I do my best to have as many waterfalls as possible in my photo collection. I heard a lot about O’Sullivan’s Cascade and wanted to visit that hidden gem of Kerry. So, shortly before our club competition I went with a friend to Tomies Wood to photograph it. It was a dream come true for me.”

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Corcoran’s Furniture and Carpets charity walk through the Gap of Dunloe on Saturday raised almost €12,000 for Autism Assistance Dogs Ireland There were 37 participants in the event, which included […]

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Corcoran’s Furniture and Carpets charity walk through the Gap of Dunloe on Saturday raised almost €12,000 for Autism Assistance Dogs Ireland

There were 37 participants in the event, which included AADI families, dogs, and representatives, as well as fundraisers, supporters, and members of the Corcoran’s team. The stars of the day were the three life-changing super-hero dogs, Buzz, Baron and Hank.

Former Kerry Footballer, James O’ Donoghue, was the ambassador for the event
Those taking part left Ross Castle and were treated to a phenomenal boat ride in the expert hands of Diarmuid ‘Dux’ O’Donoghue of Gap of Dunloe Traditional Boat Tours. The O’Donoghue family entertained the entire group with a range of fascinating stories outlining the history of the lakes of Killarney and Killarney National Park.

The group set out from Lord Brandon’s Cottage and walked the 11K through the iconic Gap of Dunloe, with two AADI families and their dogs taking part in the full walk. This was followed by a well-deserved meal and some rest and relaxation at Kate Kearney’s Cottage. Flemings Taxi’s Killarney brought the group back to Ross Castle, Killarney upon completion of the event.

“On behalf of everybody at Corcoran’s Furniture, we would like to thank everybody who participated in our Gap of Dunloe charity event on behalf of AADI,” said Shane O’ Callaghan, Financial Controller atCorcoran’s.

“Collectively we have raised almost €12,000 for this incredible charity and monies are still coming in. We are extremely grateful to all who supported our walk, and also to James O’ Donoghue, Christina Tagney, the Gap of Dunloe Traditional Boat Tours, the fantastic support of Noel Lucey and Donal McCarthy from the Order Of Malta, Killarney branch, and to Killarney National Park, Kate Kearney’s Cottage and Fleming’s Taxi’s. All funds raised will go toward the expert training and maintenance of the upcoming AADI dogs who will make a dramatic difference to so many children with Autism and their families.”

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