Good news for those making New-year resolutions! Your now have a chance to get a little fitter on the annual Kerry Charity Challenge, which goes ahead as usual from April 12 to 14 and is based in lovely setting of the Castlerosse Hotel, Killarney. The event was the brainchild in 1997 of Thurles man Michael Sutton and mountain climber John G O’Dwyer.
It has gone ahead every year since and is aimed at raising money for visually impaired people and other good causes. This year the second cause being supported is the the provision of a badly needed indoor climbing facility for County Tipperary, which is planned as a tourist attraction and facility for young climbers in Upperchurch Village.
The event offers each participant an opportunity to conquer Ireland’s highest mountain on a fully guided ascent of Carrauntoohil or to enjoy a choice of easier low level trail and nature walks in the stunning Kerry countryside. There are walks to suit all fitness levels and there is always a great social atmosphere with newcomers to wilderness walking being particularly welcome.
This unique opportunity to make friends in high places while supporting 2 good causes costs just €159 per participant, which includes accommodation on Friday and Saturday, with gala dinner and entertainment with dancing till late Saturday. Further information on this unique chance for an unforgettable New–year experience from Michael Sutton, 17 Willowmere Drive, Thurles, Tel: 086–4009989; email; firstname.lastname@example.org