Limerick Rose Kayleigh Maher to scale new heights in aid of ADAPT

Alan Owens

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Kayleigh Maher is to abseil down Thomond Park stadium in aid of ADAPT domestic abuse services

Kayleigh Maher is to abseil down Thomond Park stadium in aid of ADAPT domestic abuse services

LIMERICK Rose Kayleigh Maher is scale new heights and abseil down Thomond Park stadium in aid of domestic abuse services.

The Kilcornan woman, who became the first Limerick Rose for a decade to feature on RTE’s live shows in Tralee last year, is an avid hill walker and rock climber but her next challenge is much closer to home.

Kayleigh, who has climbed mountains throughout Ireland, summited Mount Sinai in Egypt, and even scaled the highest climbing wall in Vietnam, is set take part in the Abseil for ADAPT event at Thomond Park next month, just hours before the selection event for the 2018 Limerick Rose at the city stadium.

The abseil on March 10 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 swapping her abseiling gear for her sash later that day for the Rose of Tralee selection night at the stadium.”

Ms Gallagher said 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,” she explained.

To sign up for Abseil for ADAPT on 10 March, email fundraising@adaptservices.ie.

Applications are now open for the Limerick Rose 2018, to apply visit www.roseoftralee.ie/apply.