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Four Killarney nurses complete Ring of London charity cycle

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By Sean Moriarty

Four London-based Killarney nurses have completed a 130km cycle around the city to raise funds for a new bus for St Francis’ Special School in Beaufort.

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FINISH LINE: At the finish line in Finsbury Park Elaine O'Donoghue Michelle Fleming Linda Daly and Aisling O'Donoghue

Outside the Swan (a well-known Irish bar) in Stockwell Linda Daly Aisling O'Donogue Elaine O'Donoghue and Michelle Fleming l

The four, Michelle Fleming and twins Aisling and Elaine O’Donoghue from Dalton’s Avenue and Linda Daly from Mangerton intended on returning home for the annual Ring of Kerry Cycle but pandemic restrictions mean the event is cancelled and they cannot travel anyway.

This year’s Ring of Kerry Cycle is being promoted as a virtual event with the tagline ‘Anytime -Anywhere.’

Michelle had the idea to do a Ring of London and on Monday of this week the four cycled from their Finsbury Park homes to some of the best know sites in the British capital.

They visited iconic sites like the Olympic Stadium in East London, Epping Forest in North London, Richmond Part to the west of the city and Woolwich on the southern banks of the River Thames.

They also visited the ExCel Centre in London’s docklands, the entertainment venue was famously converted into a Nightingale Hospital during the peak of the pandemic.

There journey took them to Wimbledon and within a stone-throw of Wembley Stadium.

The journey was not without drama either, heavy rain, punctures and London’s traffic all added to the challenge.

“You would think London is flat but there are a lot of hills with long drags and we were not expecting that,” Michelle told the Killarney Advertiser. “Three of us have completed the Ring of Kerry a few times and Elaine was always saying she wanted to do it. I came up with the idea of the Ring of London and the girls went for it.”

Donations can made via
https://www.idonate.ie/fundraiser/11405041_rok--ring-of-london-2021.html

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Lots of laughs at Courtneys

There promises to be a lot of laughs in Courtney’s Bar next Thursday (October 27) with comedian Colum McDonnell’s live show. The Dundalk native has appeared in RTÉ’s ‘The Savage […]

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There promises to be a lot of laughs in Courtney’s Bar next Thursday (October 27) with comedian Colum McDonnell’s live show.

The Dundalk native has appeared in RTÉ’s ‘The Savage Eye’ and ‘Bridget and Eamon’ as hapless friend ‘Fierce Handy Frank’. He also headlines festivals.

The comedian and actor is best known for his television appearances and writing credits on the IFTA nominated satirical RTÉ sketch show ‘Irish Pictorial Weekly’.

His comedy festival appearances include the Kilkenny Cat Laughs, The Vodafone Comedy Festival and the Edinburgh International Comedy Festival.

Colum has been described as having ‘the intelligence of Arsene Wenger, the looks of Che Guevara and the accent of Jim Corr’.

Doors open at 8.30pm on the night.

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Sisters are back in the habit for heavenly musical

Brace yourselves sisters – the habit is coming to the Gleneagle INEC Arena from January 31 to February 4 as ‘Sister Act – the Musical’ promises a Heavenly experience. Don’t […]

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Brace yourselves sisters – the habit is coming to the Gleneagle INEC Arena from January 31 to February 4 as ‘Sister Act – the Musical’ promises a Heavenly experience.

Don’t miss this eagerly anticipated brand new production of the Broadway and UK smash hit musical ‘Sister Act’ direct from London.

All your prayers have been answered with a stunning cast including West End sensation and Hairspray star Lizzie Bea and Emmerdale and Waitress legend Sandra Marvin as Deloris, everyone’s favourite nun on the run!

Disco diva Deloris’ life takes a surprising turn when she witnesses a murder. Placed under protective custody she is hidden in the one place she shouldn’t be found – a convent! Encouraged to help the struggling choir, she helps her fellow sisters find their true voices as she unexpectedly rediscovers her own.

Featuring original music by Tony® and eight-time Oscar® award-winner Alan Menken (Disney’s Aladdin, Enchanted) and songs inspired by Motown, soul and disco, this heavenly musical is joyous and uplifting in equal measures. A musical sent from above, Sister Act is the brilliant, must-see show which raises the spirits and warms the soul time after time.

Early bird tickets (Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday shows only) on sale now from €34 (running until October 14) available from www.inec.ie and www.ticketmaster.ie.

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Stage & Stalls (Friday and Saturday and all shows after early bird) from €48.65
Balcony, Upper Balcony, Side Balconies from €44.05 (Friday and Saturday and all shows after early bird)
Family of four from €156.20
OAPs and Students – from €36.50 (all shows).

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