The Dingle Way Challenge Is A Great Way To Spend Sunday

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Mary Wallace, Sean Crowley and James Costello launching the St Pat’s Dingle Way Challenge earlier this month. Photo by Dermot Crean

IF you still don’t have plans for the weekend and you’re feeling energetic, then you still have time to sign up for the Dingle Way Challenge this Sunday.

Registration closes at 9pm on Friday so click here to sign up for this amazing event.

A fundraiser for St Pat’s GAA club, the event will see people enjoy the beauty of the west Kerry peninsula all in one day.

Organisers say Sunday is supposed to be the best day of the weekend weatherwise, so conditions should be good enough to enjoy the mountains, beaches and paths of West Kerry.

The Challenge is a 40km walk taking participants from the foothills of Mt Brandon around through Ballydavid, Wine Strand, Clogher Strand, Dunquin, Slea Head and finishing in the famous Paidi O’Se’s bar where there will be a free barbecue with the meat sponsored by Seamus O’Sullivan Butchers.

Participants will then be bussed back to the main sponsors, Benners Hotel in Tralee, for a social evening for all participants on completion of the challenge.

The route takes in some of the most incredible scenery our country has to offer with views over the Blasket Islands, the historical village of Dunquin, Slea Head drive and many of the places made famous by the film Ryan’s Daughter.

The Challenge is achievable for most people with a reasonable fitness level and the club has  included an extra Ultra section which begins earlier in the morning for those who wish to test themselves further.

This Challenge gives locals and tourists alike a real opportunity to explore the Dingle Peninsula in a fun, safe and challenging environment.

All funds raised will be used for the development projects the club is undertaking to enhance facilities for players, members and the greater community.

Buses leave St Pat’s GAA Club at 4am sharp for the Ultra and at 6am for the regular route. See the event’s Facebook page here for more

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