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Cartell.ie motors centre stage to sign new three-year rally sponsorship deal

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CARTELL.IE announced today that it is to continue as title sponsor of the International Rally of the Lakes in Killarney for the next three years.

The vehicle history and data expert has been the title sponsor of the big event since 2010 and it will continue that agreement in 2017, 2018 and 2019.

This rally, now its 38th year, is run by the Killarney and District Motor Club on the May Bank Holiday weekend and it is one of the highlights of the Irish motor sport calendar.

The community event is worth an estimated €10 million to the local economy every year and it attracts well in excess of 20,000 people to the town.

Killarney and District Motor Club Clerk of the Course, Anthony O’Connor said: “Cartell.ie’s support and input is invaluable and their continued sponsorship is testament to their commitment to Irish motorsport.”

Director Engineer of Cartell.ie, Jeff Ahern, remarked: “We are proud to be a part of rallying heritage and to be involved in this tremendously successful and well-organised event. We appreciate the rally is of vital importance to the continued vibrancy of the tourist economy in Kerry and West Cork.”

The annual Cartell.ie Rally of the Lakes is renowned for having some of the finest tarmac stages and iconic stages in Western Europe. It has been headquartered at the Gleneagle Hotel in Killarney since 1980 and while Cartell.ie is the title sponsor, the event is also supported by The Gleneagle Group, Ordnance Survey Ireland, KC Print and the hoteliers and traders of Killarney.

Cartell.ie was set up in 2006 to help buyers make an informed choice when buying a used vehicle – including imported vehicles – by providing a user-friendly and cost-effective data checking service. Cartell.ie is a totally independent company and fully Irish owned.
 


 
Above: Derek Lee, Gleneagle Hotel, Anthony O'Connor, Clerk of the Course, and Richie Lahiff,cartell.ie, seated with Adrian Cronin, Mags Milner, Johnny Hickey and Diarmuid Cronin, (Killarney and District Motor Club Chairman) at the signing of a sponsorship contract extension forthe cartell.ie International Rally of the Lakes. PICTURE: EAMONN KEOGH

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Motorists urged to be vigilant during deer breeding season

Deer are most active from late September until early November as the breeding season gets underway – but this causes huge problems for drivers especially from dawn and dusk. “While the rut is an amazing experience to witness it is also a time when there is an increased incident of road traffic accidents involving deer […]

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Deer are most active from late September until early November as the breeding season gets underway – but this causes huge problems for drivers especially from dawn and dusk.

“While the rut is an amazing experience to witness it is also a time when there is an increased incident of road traffic accidents involving deer as male deer go in search of females and younger males are ousted by dominant males forcing deer to cross roads and motorways,” Damien Hannigan from the Irish Deer Commission said.

Drivers are being advised to reduce speed, stay alert and dip their headlights as the full beam may cause the deer to freeze.

“If a deer has crossed in front of your vehicle, be aware that others may follow. Do not approach an injured deer. If you are involved in a deer road traffic accident or come across a deer that has been involved in a road traffic accident, immediately contact the local Gardaí.”

The Irish Deer Commission operate a humane deer dispatch scheme with 75 trained volunteers assisting agencies and charities who deal with an increasing number of deer vehicle collisions nationally.

On Sunday October 10 the Irish Deer Commission will hold a Red Deer Rut Watch event in Killarney National
Park. It has taken place in Killarney continuously for over 5,000 years and Killarney National Park is acknowledged as one of the best locations in Europe to observe the red deer rut.
This family friendly event is being hosted by the National Parks and Wildlife Service and is free. There will be talks by a Conservation Rangers and the Irish Deer Commission, along with a display of native red deer antlers.

Booking is available only online via visit www.irishdeercommission.ie.

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Happy Birthday Sham

Well-known Killarney character Seamus ‘Sham’ Courtney celebrated his 75th birthday yesterday (Thursday) at his favourite town centre watering hole. Sham who has entertained countless tourists over the years with his pronounced Kerry accent is one of the town’s best loved characters. One video recorded by RTE’s Today Show around the time of his 71st birthday […]

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Well-known Killarney character Seamus ‘Sham’ Courtney celebrated his 75th birthday yesterday (Thursday) at his favourite town centre watering hole.

Sham who has entertained countless tourists over the years with his pronounced Kerry accent is one of the town’s best loved characters.

One video recorded by RTE’s Today Show around the time of his 71st birthday has amassed 7.5 million viewers.

Yesterday he visited one of his favourite pubs, Jack C O’Shea’s on High St, where proprietors John and Joan O’Shea and their ever-present dog Ginny placed decorative balloons around the bar to mark the occasion.

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