‘Hot in the Hills’ matchmaking event will set hearts racing

Lonely in Leitrim or brooding in Bandon? You could consider being single in Dingle, but you might not be for long if a mountain adventure planned for next month succeeds in more ways than one.

‘Hot in the Hills’ matchmaking event will set hearts racing

‘Hot in the Hills’ is a singles adventure designed to set hearts racing. Kicking off at the foot of Mount Brandon on Saturday May 10, organisers describe it as a way of meeting other singles away from the highly pressurised speed dating environment and the present internet dating frenzy.

They promise it is not your typical matchmaking affair, but a fun and relaxed singles event which is different from the ‘forced mingling’ type of event such as speed dating or one-to-one blind dates.

The event is aimed at people who are active and interested in trying outdoor pursuits and a large portion of the day will be spent on the fully guided hike up Mount Brandon by guide Con Moriarty and his team from Hidden Adventures.

“We have organised a relaxing picnic on the summit which offers a panoramic view of the Atlantic Ocean and the Blasket Islands,” say the organisers. “It’s a fun way to interact with fellow singles in a pressure-free environment. At least afterwards everyone will have something about which to chat, that is the climb and the breathtaking scenery.

“The climb is suited to all levels so you don’t have to be super-fit. On return from the climb we will rendezvous at Tigh TP’s public house on the waterfront in Ballydavid, with evening views out over the last edge of land to the Atlantic.

“We will get our ‘glad rags’ on and tuck into a tasty meal followed by serious ‘craic agus ceol’ in TP’s with a live music session.”

* The event is for the under 45 age group and an equal ratio of men to women is guaranteed.

For more log onto hotinthehills.eventbrite.ie or ring 086 8632056 or 086 3765466.

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