This year the Killarney Historic Rally, taking place on Saturday 29th will be once again sponsored by Rentokil Initial.
But this time we are also bringing are fantastic Pestaurant to the event where we will be providing hot mealworm burgers and other delicious treats for hungry spectators.
Following the phenomenal success of Rentokil Initial’s Pestauraunt at the National Ploughing Championships in September, we are bringing tasty insect burgers as well as a wide variety of other insect treats to the annual Killarney Historic Rally.
Also on the menu at the Pestaurant will be giant water bugs, salt and vinegar crickets, crispy BBQ mealworms, plain roasted locusts and chocolate-covered mixed bugs.
The annual Rally, the only one of its kind in Ireland solely dedicated to historic-spec cars, is organised by the Killarney and District Motor Club. The Rally will have classic stages like Caragh Lake and Ballaghbeama Gap set to run alongside participants’ favourite Molls Gap.
Rentokil Initial Ireland’s Managing Director Michael O’ Mahoney is from Headford and is a long-time supporter of motor sport in the area.
The company’s branding has adorned the Ford Escort Mk2 of Killarney father and son rally team Charlie and Johnny Hickey for years.
Michael O’Mahoney said: “Thanks to the company’s goal of supporting local community and local businesses, coupled with my own association with rallying, sponsorship of the Historic Rally is the right association for Rentokil Initial. It is a perfect example of a global company supporting local events and is a great chance to give back to and support the businesses that have supported us.”
If you’re around Killarney on the 29th of November, be sure to pop by Liebherr Car Park, Fossa from 10:30am – 11:30am or 1:30am -2:30am for an edible experience you’ll never forget!
EDIBLE INSECT FACTS
• According to the UN Food and Agriculture Organisation, over 2 billion people worldwide already supplement their diet with insects
• 100g of crickets contains just 121 calories, compared to 288 calories in the same amount of beef
• Common house crickets contain four times as much protein as the same weight of chicken
• Cattle require twelve times more feed to produce the same amount of protein as crickets
• Many insects contain substantial levels of macro-minerals such as magnesium, sodium, potassium and chloride. They are also good sources of the trace minerals of iron, zinc, copper, manganese and selenium
• The correct term for eating insects is ‘entomophagy’