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Calls for EV charging points on the Ring of Kerry

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The Fianna Fáil Deputy Mayor of Kerry, Councillor Michael Cahill has called on Kerry County Council to install more EV charging points on the Ring of kerry  "as a matter of urgency'.

"Electric Vehicle Charging Points at regular intervals along the Ring of Kerry route, at all towns and villages, to accommodate residents and visitors who drive Electric vehicles and to encourage both visitors and residents to move away from the Petrol and Diesel options," he told a recent meetiing of Kerry Conty Council.

Kerry County Council stated that it “is committed to supporting and facilitating the installation of EV charge points throughout the county. However, to date, the Council has not installed and does not operate any public EV charge points but has worked with the private sector to facilitate the installation of EV charge points in a number of public car parks.”

“Sales of new Electric and Hybrid cars in the first couple of months account for 20% of Irish car sales which indicates a sharp rise over the past three years or so. When encouraging visitors and residents alike to use EVs, we have a responsibility to provide the facilities to charge them,” added Cahill.

“None of us could envisage travelling the Ring of Kerry, if diesel or petrol was available only in Killarney. We all expect that we can refuel in Killorglin, Glenbeigh, Cahersiveen, Sneem or anywhere else along the route that we might decide to stop at. How can we expect locals or tourists, who drive an EV, to be any different?” said the Rossbeigh based Councillor.

“The world of transport is evolving, apparently towards EVs and here in Kerry we must evolve with it. We must be proactive not reactive, and make every effort to be ready with EV Charging Points in place to serve our motoring public."

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Flesk Fest promises to be a great evening of fun

By Michelle Crean Glenflesk GAA are planning a fun filled evening of top class entertainment. The Flesk Fest takes place on Saturday July 16 at 4pm in The Kerryway Steakhouse […]

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By Michelle Crean

Glenflesk GAA are planning a fun filled evening of top class entertainment.

The Flesk Fest takes place on Saturday July 16 at 4pm in The Kerryway Steakhouse & Bar.

Two exciting bands ‘All Folk’d Up’ and ‘Super Ceili’ will be playing and there’ll be plenty of fun and games and a delicious barbecue, raffle with some great prizes, and of course the ever popular Hang Tough Challenge!

“Please come out and support this great event! Tell your friends and we will make it a night to remember,” Seamus Healy from Glenflesk GAA said.

” Admission is only €15, and tickets are available from Mary McCarrick 087 7750773, Padraig O’Sullivan 087 0530384 or any club officer. They are also available in the Kerryway on the night.

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Rising cycling star selected for Belgium Project

By Sean Moriarty Killarney cyclist Sam Bolger (18) has been selected as one of four riders for the Belgian Project – one of the most prestigious stepping stones for Irish riders […]

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By Sean Moriarty

Killarney cyclist Sam Bolger (18) has been selected as one of four riders for the Belgian Project – one of the most prestigious stepping stones for Irish riders with ambitions to turn professional.

Northern Ireland-based Belgian Danny Blondell is the man behind the project.

For the last 15 years Blondell selects between four and six Irish riders and sends them to Belgium where they stay with local families and contest pro and semi-pro races.

As a race commentator Blondell is well placed to decide who is deserving of inclusion in the project.

Over the first six months of the year he makes decisions while attending early season races.

Those lucky enough to get selected go to live and race in Belgium for the second six months of the year.

Bolger, from Lewis Road, was selected after winning the junior race in the Cycling Ireland National Road Series in Mayo in March and the Orwell Stage Race in County Wicklow in June.

“He is delighted, it is a very big deal,” his father Paul told the Killarney Advertiser.

“He has had a very good year and the wins in Mayo and Wicklow secured the Belgium Project.”

Bolger will head to Belgium in late July and after to the Junior Tour of Ireland which takes place in County Clare between July 12 and 17.

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