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May

Carrigaline group get's moving
Tony Nation and Ian O Neill led our first group on the Get Up, Get Out, Get Fit inititive. The group walked from Carrigaline to Crosshaven and back. Everyone enjoyed the first of their 10 week walks plan that next week sees them heading to Ballyvorney for a 4 hour…

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May

See you at the Adventure Weekend RDS Eddie Kavanagh..
And what an adventure weekend it's going to be! We are just back from setting up our stand (No 19 & 20) - Having been given a sneak preview of what it in store, We can only say if you can come along, Do! Find new ways to spend your…

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May

Climb Carrauntoohil for Suicide Aware
Join us as we climb Corran Tuathail, Ireland's highest peak (1039m/3414ft) on May 29th 2011 in aid of suicide aware, the Cork based organisation set up to help deal with the issues of depression and suicide in Ireland. The climb will be led by charity patron Pat Falvey and his…

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May

Timmins on Carrauntoohil for Cystic Fibrosis Hopesource catchs media attention
May 07th brought Andy, Jack (10) and Shannan Timmins along with 22 friends to the foot of Carrauntoohil.   Since late 2010, we have had the pleasure of working with Andy and Sarah Timmins in organising their fundraising event to Climb Carrauntoohill for the Cystic Fibrosis Hopesource Foundation. With over…

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Apr

Irish Highs - featured article in the latest edition of Trail Magazine
The UK's top walking publication - Trail Magazine - came to Kerry last Autumn to write about our 14 munro's. Travel writer Phoebe Smith and Photographer Neil S. Price headed out with Pat Falvey to get accustomed with the top three: Carrauntoohil, Beenkeragh and Caher. Here is a sample of…
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Mar

Team take off into the Reeks
Mar 26th & 27th Saturday morning brought some of our June and September Kilimanjaro trekkers to the Mountain Lodge for a Fitness Assessment weekend in preparation for their adventure ahead. The weekend kicked off with a briefing on the trek - a presentation, a gear demo & briefing and a…

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Feb

Ina summits Kilimanjaro for his Dad & Suicide Aware
Ian Delahunty successfully summitted Mount Kilimanjaro as part of our January 2011 trekking team. Everyone's journey was a wonderful achievement and for Ian, added to the joyous emotion of reaching summit was the fact that he did so in the name of Cork based charity Suicide Aware   His reasons…

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Feb

Elev8 RTE2 featuring the Hayden Boys journey to Kilimanjaro
RTE 2 Children's Show Elev8 (16:30-16:50) will run 10 minute features for 4 weeks, commencing Feb 14th on the Hayden boys (James, Alexander & Marcus) and their recent adventure on Mount Kilimanjaro and the training they undertook in preparation for taking on this great challenge. Nov 28th 2010, Martin and…

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Jan

Uhuru Peak Mount Kilimanjaro
Some Images from Trek & Extracts from Teams Feedback 'Despite Airline strikes, we got there! 11 people set out on Jan 27th to reach the summit of Mount Kilimanjaro and 11 people made it. Guides were brilliant. Weather was brilliant. Team were brilliant craic and worked well together throughout trek.…