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Wander Wild with a jam packed weekend of activities

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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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Festive jumpers and a Kerry jersey brings fundraiser to €10k

By Michelle Crean Jumpers have helped to raise almost €10k so far – but now it’s a very special jersey which could drive the fundraising numbers up! A Kerry football […]

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By Michelle Crean

Jumpers have helped to raise almost €10k so far – but now it’s a very special jersey which could drive the fundraising numbers up!

A Kerry football jersey signed by the 2022 All-Ireland winning team is up for grabs via a fundraising link once a donation is made to the Presents for Palliative fundraiser.

On Friday eight local schools including Holy Cross Mercy, Killarney Community College, Presentation Monastery, Lissivigeen, St Brendan’s College, St Brigid’s, St Francis Special School, and St Oliver’s
swapped their uniforms for their most colourful festive gear with funds going to help the amazing services in the Palliative Care Unit/Kerry Hospice Foundation.

“The day took place across the schools involved last Friday (December 2) and looks like it has been a success,” teacher Elaine Moynihan from St Brendan’s College told the Killarney Advertiser.

“The donations from the schools are still being counted but students look to be on their way towards making their goal of €10k.”

The iDonate ‘Fundraising For Kerry Hospice Foundation’ has been very helpful in this regard, she added.

“Anyone who donates via the link and leaves their name will be in with a chance to win a Kerry jersey signed by the 2022 All-Ireland winning team which will be presented to them before Christmas by a couple of members of the team.

“This was organised by the students involved in the fundraiser as a way to say thanks, and give back, to the members of the community who have gotten involved in the event – the link is live until December 18 and the draw will be made the following day.”

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Killarney punter secures €50,000 in EuroMillions draw

A lucky Killarney punter got an early Christmas present when they scooped €50,000 in the EuroMillions ‘Ireland Only Raffle’. The winning ticket, sold in the Lidl supermarket on the Tralee road, was […]

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A lucky Killarney punter got an early Christmas present when they scooped €50,000 in the EuroMillions ‘Ireland Only Raffle’.

The winning ticket, sold in the Lidl supermarket on the Tralee road, was valid for Tuesday night’s special draw.

The Killarney winner was one of 10 who each secured the €50,000 windfall.

“The National Lottery can reveal that three players in Dublin, three players in Cork and one player in Kerry, Roscommon, Kildare and Wexford all scooped the special raffle prize which was the seventh of 12 draws in the National Lottery’s ’12 Draws of Christmas’ promotion,” said a National Lottery statement.

The eighth draw will take place tonight (December 9) where 10 more players are guaranteed to win the amazing prizes.

Meanwhile, a player in Belgium scooped the EuroMillions Jackpot prize worth an astonishing €142,897,164.

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