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Assess Ireland Rally of the Lakes details revealed at event launch

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The Assess Ireland International Rally of the Lakes was launched on Sunday.

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At the launch of the Assess Ireland International Rally of the Lakes at The Gleneagle Hotel Killarney on Sunday were front from left Conor Deasy (Assess Ireland CEO) Cllr Niall Kelleher (Mayor of Killarney) Shane O'Driscoll (Gleneagle Hotel) and Cormac Casey (KC Print and Clerk of the course). Also included are Isaac and Evan Casey Anthony O'Connor Kenneth and Des O'Neill Thomas Randles (Killarney & District Motor Club Chairman) James O'Brien (Assess Ireland) Dermot Healy Colman Hegarty (Irish Tarmac Rally Championship) John Buttimer (Southern 4 Rally Championship) Mike Moriarty and Killarney & District Motor Club members. Picture: Eamonn Keogh

At the launch of the Assess Ireland International Rally of the Lakes at The Gleneagle Hotel Killarney on Sunday were front from left Thomas Randles (Killarney & District Motor Club Chairman) Shane O'Driscoll (Gleneagle Hotel) Conor Deasy (Assess Ireland CEO) Cormac Casey (KC Print and Clerk of the course) and Laura Healy (Rally Events Secretary). In second row are John Buttimer (Southern 4 Rally Championship) Cllr Niall Kelleher (Mayor of Killarney) Colman Hegarty (Irish Tarmac Rally Championship) and Mike Moriarty. Back from left are Isaac and Evan Casey James O'Brien (Assess Ireland) Dermot Healy Kenneth and Des O'Neill. Picture: Eamonn Keogh

Conor Deasy (Assess Ireland CEO) and Cormac Casey (KC Print and Clerk of the course) at the launch of the Assess Ireland International Rally of the Lakes at The Gleneagle Hotel Killarney on Sunday .The rally will take place on May 4th and 5th. Picture: Eamonn Keogh

Conor Deasy (Assess Ireland CEO) speaking at the launch of the Assess Ireland International Rally of the Lakes at The Gleneagle Hotel Killarney on Sunday .The rally will take place on May 4th and 5th. Picture: Eamonn Keogh

Diarmuid Lynch Liam Cronin Des O'Neill Darragh Lynch and Kenneth O'Neill at the launch of the Assess Ireland International Rally of the Lakes at The Gleneagle Hotel Killarney on Sunday .The rally will take place on May 4th and 5th. Picture: Eamonn Keogh

Liam Cronin Cormac Casey ( KC Print and Clerk of the course) Laura Healy (Rally Events Secretary) Conor Deasy (Assess Ireland CEO) and Anthony O'Connor at the launch of the Assess Ireland International Rally of the Lakes at The Gleneagle Hotel Killarney on Sunday .The rally will take place on May 4th and 5th. Picture: Eamonn Keogh

Patrick O'Donoghue (Gleneagle Hotel) Conor Deasy (Assess Ireland CEO) and Cormac Casey ( KC Print and Clerk of the course) at the launch of the Assess Ireland International Rally of the Lakes at The Gleneagle Hotel Killarney on Sunday .The rally will take place on May 4th and 5th. Picture: Eamonn Keogh

Rally driver Louise Bourke and Conor Deasy (Assess Ireland CEO) at the launch of the Assess Ireland International Rally of the Lakes at The Gleneagle Hotel Killarney on Sunday .The rally will take place on May 4th and 5th. Picture: Eamonn Keogh

ormac Casey ( KC Print and Clerk of the course) speaking at the launch of the Assess Ireland International Rally of the Lakes at The Gleneagle Hotel Killarney on Sunday .The rally will take place on May 4th and 5th. Picture: Eamonn Keogh

Killarney and District Motor Club launched the Assess Ireland International Rally of the Lakes at the Gleneagle Hotel on Sunday afternoon.

The 43rd running of the biggest rally in Kerry will take place on May 4 and 5.

Rally fans can expect an action-packed weekend, beginning with the now-traditional ceremonial start on Main Street on Friday night.

Speaking at the launch clerk of the course Cormac Casey outlined some of the plans for this year’s rally and thanked the large group of people that have helped pull this event together.

“I'd like to welcome back to Assess Ireland who is the title sponsor for the second year and hopefully for many more years,” said Mr Casey.

“There are many moving parts that made this event possible and so many fantastic people behind those moving parts. I just want to say a big thank you to everyone who knows who you are. I have been involved for many years and it is an absolute pleasure to work with such people.”

The rally returns to the Beara Peninsula on Saturday and the route will include classic favourites like Cod’s Head, Ardgroom and the Healy Pass.

Sunday’s route also features some new roads, as the rally heads to east Kerry with newer versions of old favourites on offer including a longer version of Gortnagane.

Returning too for 2024 is title sponsor Assess Ireland.

front runners when it comes to providing automotive and engineering inspection services. It provides a nationwide service through its network of engineers.

The Gleneagle Hotel and KC Print/The Killarney Advertiser are the event’s accommodation and publishing partners.

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Corcoran’s Furniture and Carpets charity walk through the Gap of Dunloe on Saturday raised almost €12,000 for Autism Assistance Dogs Ireland

There were 37 participants in the event, which included AADI families, dogs, and representatives, as well as fundraisers, supporters, and members of the Corcoran’s team. The stars of the day were the three life-changing super-hero dogs, Buzz, Baron and Hank.

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Those taking part left Ross Castle and were treated to a phenomenal boat ride in the expert hands of Diarmuid ‘Dux’ O’Donoghue of Gap of Dunloe Traditional Boat Tours. The O’Donoghue family entertained the entire group with a range of fascinating stories outlining the history of the lakes of Killarney and Killarney National Park.

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