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THE 2016 CORK AND KERRY FOOD FORUM TO OFFER FOOD, FUN AND FAMILY ENTERTAINMENT

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One of Ireland’s best-loved chefs, Kevin Dundon, will join 75 food producers from the Cork and Kerry region at this year’s Cork and Kerry Food Forum. The hugely successful food event is back and will run over two days featuring healthy cookery demonstrations, as well as one of the largest artisan food markets in Ireland, including local food academy producers. The free event will take place from 12 -5pm in Cork City Hall on Sunday 26 and Monday 27 of June 2016.

The Cork and Kerry Food Forum is supported by a partnership including the Local Enterprise Offices (LEOs) Cork and Kerry, Cork City Council, Cork County Council, Kerry County Council, SuperValu and Bord Bia.

The overarching theme of health will be the focus of the 2016 food forum with healthy cookery demonstrations from SuperValu ambassador, Kevin Dundon. A chef with a love of locally-sourced indigenous produce, Kevin Dundon will be in Cork on Monday 27 June and will cook a specially crafted healthy recipe using ingredients from Cork and Kerry producers.

“Now more than ever people are aware of the benefits of a healthy lifestyle and the necessity to fuel our bodies with wholesome, fresh food. We are lucky in Ireland to have an abundance of incredible food producers, and none more so than in Cork and Kerry. I am delighted to announce the dates for the 2016 Food Forum, this is going to be a really exciting two-day event and we can’t wait to welcome everyone to City Hall to taste the incredible offerings of our local food producers. The Food Forum is a showcase of how to grow, cook, eat and enjoy food,” said Joe Burke, LEO South Cork.

“Last year we had more than five thousand people come through the doors of Cork City Hall for the food forum, this year we hope to double that. We have an excellent offering of food, fun and family entertainment – and it is free to attend!” he added.

The Cork and Kerry Food Forum will include food producers from the hugely successful SuperValu Food Academy Programme. The programme which is run in conjunction with Bord Bia and the Local Enterprise Office Network, works with and nurtures small businesses through their journey from start up to getting their products on supermarket shelves. The Food Academy currently supports more than 620 small food producers throughout Ireland.

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Ireland’s newest and toughest cycle will be a thrilling challenge

Ireland’s newest cycling event comes to Kenmare this month with an exciting and challenging course for the experienced cyclist. Already attracting attention within cycling communities around the country, Velo Kenmare […]

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Ireland’s newest cycling event comes to Kenmare this month with an exciting and challenging course for the experienced cyclist.

Already attracting attention within cycling communities around the country, Velo Kenmare will tackle some of Kerry’s toughest climbs and highest mountain passes.

Taking place on October 22, Velo Kenmare is an 135km timed loop route starting and finishing in Kenmare. The total climbing distance is 1,650m, and organisers hope to appeal to serious cyclists who are looking for a new and thrilling challenge.

No stranger to cycling events, Velo Kenmare is being managed by Elite Events Management, who also successfully deliver iconic cycling events Wicklow 200, Ride Dingle and the Ring of Beara Cycle.
Cyclists are encouraged to register for Velo Kenmare on the Velo Cycle Ireland website www.velocycleireland.ie but places are limited for the enjoyment and safety of all participants, and anyone interested is urged to sign up soon as places are filling up.

TOUGH CLIMBS

​​​​The tough enough mountain climbs are over Molls Gap, Ballaghbeama Pass, Ballaghasheen and Coomakista. The route will take in breathtaking scenery Kenmare is famous for, and incorporating some of the most stunning parts of the Wild Atlantic Way and Ring of Kerry. It is hoped visitors to the cycle event will be encouraged to stay for a few days, and will all be given €20 vouchers or ‘Velo Dollars’ to spend in local shops which will be redeemable against goods and services in Kenmare.

Riders will be allotted a time slot to allow for a staggered start, taking them along a fully marshalled route, with medical cover, bike mechanic support, and hot food and entertainment at the finish in Kenmare.

Making its mark, Velo Kenmare participant race packs will come inside a yellow Velo Kenmare water bottle and finishers’ medals are in the shape of a yellow cow bell. Prizes will be awarded for the quickest top three male and top three female finishers, and fastest male and female will be awarded the title of King and Queen of the Kerry Mountains.

Experienced cyclists are encouraged to take on this exciting new challenge, testing themselves and their clubmates for the fastest finish across these four gruelling climbs, through some of the most beautiful landscape in the country for the best welcome back at the finish.

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Additional Flat fixture for Killarney Races next week

Horse Racing Ireland has announced there will be an additional Flat Meeting at Killarney next Monday (October 10). This meeting will close for entries by 12 noon this Wednesday (October […]

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Horse Racing Ireland has announced there will be an additional Flat Meeting at Killarney next Monday (October 10).

This meeting will close for entries by 12 noon this Wednesday (October 5) with declarations to run to be made by 10am this Saturday (October 8).

The race programme details for this fixture are on the HRI RAS website www.hri.ie.

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