Record-break attempt for Kildorrery climber

Dillon Lynch, Kildorrery; on July 11th the 17-year old will begin an attempt to climb the highest peaks in Ireland in less than 53 hours and 13 minutes.

Young Dillon Lynch from Kildorrery is attempting a record-breaking feat – to run the 26 highest points across the island of Ireland in just over two days, all in aid of Barretstown.

On July 11th, the 17-year-old will be taking on the monumental challenge, aiming to break a national record by reaching the highest point in every county in under 53 hours and 13 minutes.

So why are there 26 peaks when there are 32 counties? Because in some regions, like Limerick and Tipperary, the highest point is shared, in this case Galtymore.

Derry and Tyrone share their highest peak, Sawel Mountain, as do Fermanagh and Cavan in Cuilcagh mountain. Carlow and Wexford are another two counties that share a highest peak in Mount Leinster.

Starting in Mweelrea in Mayo and heading..

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