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Countdown to Paris 2024: Jordan Lee named as Team Toyota Athlete

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Jordan Lee has been named as one of three Irish athletes that feature in Toyota’s ‘Start Your Impossible’ campaign which calls on the Irish Public to get behind our Paralympians

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Lee is preparing to represent Ireland and compete in swimming and high jump competitions this August and September at the 2024 Paralympic Games along with gold medal winner Ellen Keane, silver medal winner Nicole Turner.

The campaign which localises Toyota’s global ‘Start Your Impossible’ platform features the three Irish Paralympian stars who will compete at the games.

The campaign brings to life the incomparable effort required for athletes to compete at such an elite level in the Paralympics Games; it shows the dedication, pride and ambition of the athletes; and is a powerful message to show what it takes to make that extra millimetre, to shave off that extra millisecond to achieve greatness.

Spotlighting paralympic athletes is essential to Toyota. This campaign, voiced by our athletes, demonstrates how they have pushed boundaries and turned their dreams into a reality. By working with Ellen, Nicole and Jordan, Toyota aims to ignite the spark of endless possibilities living within the people of Ireland and encourage the next generation of athletes to believe in their future.

Toyota is the worldwide mobility partner of the International Olympic Committee (IOC) and the International Paralympic Committee (IPC) and will provide a fleet of 2,650 electrified vehicles during the Olympics and Paralympics to help build a sustainable society through mobility that leaves no one behind.

In Europe alone, Toyota supports over 100 athletes from 23 countries, all aiming to compete at the Paris 24 Games, in a total of 20 Olympic and 13 Paralympic disciplines.
Team Toyota Athletes have been provided with Airbnb vouchers for athletes' family to support accommodation in Paris, concierge services at Toyota House for the athletes and their family, a recovery room in Toyota House for athletes, public transport passes for athletes’ family in Paris and insurance, hospitalisation & medical support (in multiple languages) for athletes and family.

Zoë Bradley, Head of Marketing and Corporate Affairs, Toyota Ireland said: “We are truly privileged to work with Ellen Keane, Nicole Turner and Jordon Lee as they prepare to compete for Ireland in the Paris Paralympics Games in September. At Toyota, we believe in building a better world for everyone. It is a privilege to support and partner with our athletes and Paralympics Ireland who do incredible work in across the country to create a more inclusive society.”

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Killarney centre stage for Pride Festival

The award-winning Kingdom Pride in Kerry festival is back next week and Killarney will take centre stage. Kingdom Pride will be celebrated in towns all across the county from July […]

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The award-winning Kingdom Pride in Kerry festival is back next week and Killarney will take centre stage.

Kingdom Pride will be celebrated in towns all across the county from July 17 to 21.

The organisation’s flagship Party in the Park event will be held again in Killarney House and Gardens, following the Pride march in the town centre on July 20.

This year, in solidarity with the people of Palestine, Kingdom Pride in Kerry is inviting the people of Kerry to come to show their unity by bringing Palestinian flags and kites to the march, and to the Party in the Park.

“Pride is a protest for human rights all over the world. Here in the Kingdom, we have been so lucky to receive tremendous community support from our allies and supporters, and we see the struggle for liberation of all peoples as a united cause,” said Daniel Quirke, chairperson of the organising committee.

“Our events have always welcomed everyone, regardless of gender, orientation, religion, or nationality. We truly believe that together we can create positive change through caring for and loving one another. This year is no exception, and we look forward to helping to highlight the Palestinian cause, and to bringing people together to keep generating positive change for all people.”

Events will take place in Cahersiveen, Listowel, Killorglin, Tralee and Dingle, and include an Irish comedy night with Áine Gallagher, an Irish-language movie screening, yoga, sea swimming, poetry and storytelling, bowling, pitch and putt, a lively drag night at the INEC, and plenty more for people of all ages.

“We do our best to keep tickets as low-cost as possible, and we have lots of events that are totally free to attend. It is important to us that people can share Pride with us, regardless of income. Especially with the rise of the cost of living putting a strain on people’s pockets.” added the chairperson.

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A weekend of Live Music, Fun and Entertainment, at FleskFest 2024

The organisers of the annual FleskFest have “a tremendous line-up, with a weekend full of entertainment to suit all” for the July 18 to 20 event. “It promises to be […]

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The organisers of the annual FleskFest have “a tremendous line-up, with a weekend full of entertainment to suit all” for the July 18 to 20 event.

“It promises to be the festival weekend of the summer, an event you don’t want to miss out on. Last year’s Festival was a fantastic memorable experience for our community, a time to get together and celebrate,” said festival PRO Seán Daly.

Organised by Glenflesk GAA, FleskFest 24 will take place at the Barraduff Community Field next week.
There will be a fully licensed bar in the Fest Marquee, some amazing live music on The Big Stage, food trucks and much more.
Glenflesk GAA club’s biggest fundraiser of the year includes a new-for-2024 Texas Holdem Poker Tournament on Thursday night.
Weekend highlights include old-time waltzing, jiving and polka sets with Paudie McAuliffe and Paudie Coffey Band on Friday,
On Saturday, the new Well Flesk event will take place.
“A morning of self-care and wellness at Flesk Fest featuring masterclasses in yoga, pilates, mindfulness, spinning, fitness sessions, workouts, firewood sauna and ice pods with a range of experienced and qualified instructors,” added Daly.
Leading local musician Johnny Courtney and Friends, Sam and Ina, The O’Donoghue Sisters, Reigning All Ireland Champions Glenflesk Ballad Group, and The Border Boys will take to the Big Stage over the weekend.
Sunday is Family Fun Day with children’s entertainment and disco and the All-Ireland Hurling Final Live on the Big screen followed by music with Thingamajig.
The festival will finish with a Sunday evening session with the Meadhbh Walsh Band.

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