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Three major car events coming to Killarney Racecourse

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Horsepower of a different kind is set to take over Killarney Racecourse next week.

The venue will host three different car events across two weekends in September.
On September 5, the racecourse will host the finish of the Bumblebee 1000 Supercar ‘South Coast Drive’.
Over 40 supercars, including examples of Porsche, Lamborghini, Ford Mustang and Aston Martin will set off from Dublin on September 3 to raise money for the Jack and Jill Foundation.

After overnight stops in Wexford and Cork the drivers will make their way to the finish line at Killarney Racecourse. More details of this event will be released in due course but the cars are expected in Killarney around 2pm on September 5.

Two weeks later the Killarney Valley Classic and Vintage Club will run its annual classic car show at the Ross Road venue.

This is the first time since 2019 that the local classic car club will run its annual show and this year they will join forces with Killarney Cars ‘n Coffee to run a double-header event on September 19.

“Killarney Cars ‘n Coffee was always looking for a new venue after a successful run at KC Print,” local organiser Ger Neeson told the Killarney Advertiser.
“By working with Killarney Valley Classic and Vintage Club we can show what we do alongside another established event.”

Tom Leslie of Killarney Valley Classic and Vintage Club said the club was looking forward to running its event after a two year absence.

“It is time to get those cars polished,” he said. “We usually run in July but we had to wait until we could see what we could do with all the restrictions and we are delighted to be back up and running.”

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Over 3000 turn out for Nathan’s Walk

Thousands of people across eight locations in Kerry took part in Darkness Into Light, the annual fundraising event organised by Pieta and supported by Electric Ireland, on Saturday morning. One […]

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Thousands of people across eight locations in Kerry took part in Darkness Into Light, the annual fundraising event organised by Pieta and supported by Electric Ireland, on Saturday morning.

One of the biggest in the county was the Killarney edition held in memory of Nathan O’Carroll. Over 3,000 people took part in the Killareny walk making it one of the biggest in the country. 

His mother Marie organises the walk locally each year.

She thanked the many business and individuals who made this year’s walk possible.

They were: Electric Ireland; Killarney Racecourse; Killarney National Park; Sheahan Group,; Daly’s Supervalu; Emergency Services and Order of Malta; MC Brendan Fuller of Radio Kerry; Videographer Dan Devane; Photographers Marie Carroll O’Sullivan and Konrad Paprocki; Samantha Nagle for Instagram and all the volunteers and supporters.

Stephanie Manahan, Pieta CEO, said: “We are beyond grateful for the thousands of people who supported the event this year. To see so many people come out each and every year is truly inspiring and each and every person makes a valuable contribution in enabling Pieta to provide free, professional therapy for suicide prevention and bereavement in Ireland. On behalf of the entire team at Pieta, we want to thank every single participant, volunteer, and supporter. Thanks to you, we can continue to support those who need us most.’’

Meanwhile in London, Aghadoe native Tara Cronin was the lead organiser of Darkness into light, Cricklewood. TV celebrity Laura Whitmore also took part in the London walk.

The annual helps to raise almost €4m nationally to fund Pieta’s lifesaving suicide prevention services. This figure is expected to increase over the coming weeks as public fundraising and corporate donations for the initiative continue.

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Brand new look for Killarney Magazine

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Hot off the presses! This years Killarney Magazine is out from this weekend.

Killarney’s premier tourism magazine is back on the streets with a fresh look.

The magazine has been reimagined by the Killarney Advertiser and KC Print team. The theme is ‘We are Killarney….Explore It Like We Do’ is packed with the best experiences our amazing town can offer.

Lead by the Killarney Advertiser team, the magazine is a vibrant reflection of the changing nature of the tourism market focussing on experiences, food, festivals, and craic.

This year’s magazine builds on the last seven editions of the Killarney Magazine first launched in 2016. It has become a must read for visitors and this edition is packed with experiences that are world class. Celebrating our unique town is a full-time job for the team and in this year’s edition the energy is hopping off the page.

Speaking about the magazine, Sales Manager Chris Davies explained that “bringing a fresh new look was important considering that so many businesses upgraded their offerings for the new season. This year we focused on the experience side of Killarney, and I think the content and listings showcase all of the great experiences our town has to offer”

This coffee table publication will be available from all hotels, restaurants, bars, and tourism spots from this weekend on.

It will be distributed weekly throughout the summer and is sure to be a massive success with visitors and locals alike.

The magazine is free, and to make this possible it is through advertising by businesses in our community. Thank you to all those who advertised this year, and, in the past, it would not be possible to represent our town in its awe-inspiring wonder without their support.

Grab a coffee and enjoy this year’s edition. Click here to read online!

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