Limerick Rose to reach new heights

Kayleigh Maher

Limerick Rose Kayleigh Maher has climbed mountains throughout Ireland, summated Mount Sinai in Egypt, and even scaled the highest climbing wall in Vietnam, but her next challenge is closer to home – abseiling down Thomond Park Stadium!

An avid hill walker and rock climber, the Kilcornan native is set take part in the Abseil for ADAPT event at Thomond next month, just hours before the selection event for the 2018 Limerick Rose at the city stadium.

The abseil on 10 March is in aid of ADAPT Domestic Abuse Services, which supports women and children affected by domestic abuse in Limerick.

“Kayleigh has been a wonderful ambassador for Limerick and we are delighted to have her taking part in the Abseil for ADAPT event,” said ADAPT’s Lorraine Gallagher, “particularly as she’ll be swopping her abseiling gear for her sash later that day for the 2018 Limerick Rose of Tralee Selection Night at the stadium!”

Ms Gallagher added that the charity has been overwhelmed with the response to the abseil event so far. “Over 40 participants have already signed up, including groups of sisters, cousins, friends and co-workers, all spurring each other on to conquer their fear of heights!”

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