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Amy and Colm congratulate 10,000 cyclists

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LOCAL heroes Amy O’Connor and Colm Cooper were on hand to raise the flag for almost 10,000 big-hearted charity champions who pedalled the 34th Ring of Kerry Charity Cycle this weekend.

Cyclists gathered in Killarney for the 7am official start yesterday, cheered on by GAA legend Colm and Amy, 10.

The event is the biggest one-day charity fundraising event in Ireland. Over the weekend Killarney attracted thousands of leisure cyclists, completing the 180km challenge across the spectacular Ring of Kerry, while at the same time fundraising for worthy charities.

The ten main beneficiaries were: Derrynane Inshore Rescue Services; Kerry Rape & Sexual Abuse Centre; Talbot Grove; Recovery Haven (Cancer Support House); Social Action Group Rathmore; Kerry Parents & Friends Association; Down Syndrome Ireland – Kerry Branch; Camphill Community Dingle; Temple Street Foundation; and Valentia Island Hospital.

The event attracts participants from all walks of life including Olympic silver medallist Sonia O’Sullivan who flew in from Melbourne Australia to take part for the first time.

Cathal Walshe, PRO of the Ring of Kerry Charity Cycle, said: “We were delighted with the positive messages of support we received this year following another successful Ring of Kerry Charity Cycle. This event would not be possible without the ongoing hard work and support from our team of organisers, charities and 1400 volunteers. The event continues to raise in excess of €1million for a host of worthy causes.

“To the cyclists who support us every year and those who joined us for the first time this year – See in you all 2018!”
 


 
ABOVE: A very special start to this years 34th Annual Ring of Kerry Charity Cycle 2017, saw the Legendary Kerry Football Champion Colm Cooper raise the flag with his biggest fan Amy O’Connor,(aged 10) from Killarney. PICTURE: VALERIE O'SULLIVAN

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Man released without charge in murder case

The man in his 50s arrested in connection with the discovery of a body of a woman in her 70s in unexplained circumstances in Ardshanavooley has been released without charge […]

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The man in his 50s arrested in connection with the discovery of a body of a woman in her 70s in unexplained circumstances in Ardshanavooley has been released without charge in relation to this matter.

Miriam Burns was found in her home on Monday afternoon after family and neighbours became concerned about her welfare.

A file is now being prepared for the Director of Public Prosecutions and investigations are ongoing under the direction of a Senior Investigating Officer.

Gardaí are continuing to appeal to any persons who were in the Ardshanavooley area between 5pm on Friday and 1pm on Monday and observed any activity which drew their attention, to come forward.

Any road users who were travelling in the area at these times who may have camera footage (including dash-cam) are asked to make this footage available to Gardaí.

Anyone with information is asked to contact Killarney Garda Station on 064 6671160, the Garda Confidential Line on 1800 666 111, or any Garda Station.

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Plenty of music and entertainment to celebrate Kilcummin talent

The successes of the Kerry, Munster and All-Ireland Fleadh’s were celebrated with Kilcummin CCÉ members, their families and friends in the clubhouse in Kilcummin on Sunday night. The talent within […]

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The successes of the Kerry, Munster and All-Ireland Fleadh’s were celebrated with Kilcummin CCÉ members, their families and friends in the clubhouse in Kilcummin on Sunday night.

The talent within the branch was clearly evident with a packed trophies table. Indeed some of the successes over the last number of months were replayed in a relaxed, jovial atmosphere that meant that all attending had a great night’s entertainment.

“We had demonstrations of winning sets across all age groups and then we moved onto the musicians who pulled out all the stops to entertain the large crowd, packed into the clubhouse,” Derek O’Leary, Kilcummin CCÉ PRO, told the Killarney Advertiser.

John Moriarty, who has recently retired from his role of Supervisor with Kilcummin Rural Development was acknowledged with a presentation to reflect the outstanding work that he has done to enhance and grow Kilcummin Comhaltas over his 25 years in his role, he added.

“Much thanks and praise was also offered to Mary, Adrian and Conor Moriarty, all involved in the progression of dancing and music within the Kilcummin branch. The music and entertainment continued with Helen Kerins and Denis Crowley late into the night. We’re looking forward to next year already!”

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