Connect with us

News

David Clifford launches Valley 70 Cycle

Published

on

B

Boasting a less challenging route, a more convenient base in Fossa, a move to Sunday and no change to the ticket price, the upcoming Valley 70 Cycle on Sunday, May 20 has the makings of a great day out.

Launched this week by Kerry senior star David Clifford and recently voted one of the top five most scenic cycle routes in Ireland, the Valley 70 Cycle starts at Fossa Community Centre, across the road from Fossa Church. After a short, flat warm-up around Beaufort and Kilgobnet, you’ll take the road to Kate Kearney’s Cottage and from there go through the Gap of Dunloe and freewheel down into the Black Valley. From here it’s up to the Sneem Road, back to Moll’s Gap and down to Killarney, travelling along Muckross Road onto Mission Road, Port Road and back to base at Fossa Community Centre.

100% of monies raised on the Valley 70 Cycle will go to Coolick National School. Principal Irene O’Keeffe is looking forward to the event. “There are lots of changes this year,” she said. “There’s a lovely new route, convenient start and finish base and as it’s on a Sunday so it probably suits people a bit more. All we need now is the weather.”

There will be over 40 stewards and road crew in attendance on the day to ensure visibility and safety in all aspects of the event. There are rest and refuel stops at the top of the Gap climb and at the Sneem Road junction as well as the now famous BBQ at the finish line.

You can book your ticket online at www.valley70.weebly.com or register in person at Fossa Community Centre on Saturday, May 19 from 7-9pm or from 7.30am on Sunday, May 20 (the day of the cycle). The cycle costs €20 per person and the roll off is at 9am sharp. All cyclists must be aged 16 or over to participate and must wear a helmet. Further details are on Facebook @thevalley70cycle. Contact Cycle Committee Chair Ger Teahan on 087 3528411 for more info.

Continue Reading
Advertisement

News

Local author’s debut book makes Late Late Toy Show

Killarney art psychotherapist Katie O’Donoghue was delighted to spot her first children’s book on last Friday’s Late Late Toy Show! ‘The Little Squirrel Who Worried’ was written and illustrated by Katie, and published by Gill Books in July. With almost every eye in Ireland on the Toy Show every year, children’s authors, illustrators and publishers […]

Published

on

0216120_IMG20211117183405.jpg

Killarney art psychotherapist Katie O’Donoghue was delighted to spot her first children’s book on last Friday’s Late Late Toy Show!

‘The Little Squirrel Who Worried’ was written and illustrated by Katie, and published by Gill Books in July.

With almost every eye in Ireland on the Toy Show every year, children’s authors, illustrators and publishers compete for a much-coveted spot on the set. Aware that her book had been sent to Ryan, but not having heard anything from RTÉ, Katie was thrilled to see it in a prominent position. It was a wonderful surprise to discover ‘The Little Squirrel Who Worried’ had been placed in the front row of the book corner. There, it had a little chair of its own and was even embraced by a cuddly toy.

It was visible many times over the course of the evening, particularly during the book discussion, an incredibly proud moment for first-time author Katie.

“I have to admit, when I saw ‘The Little Squirrel Who Worried’ cradled in the teddy’s arms, I may have jumped up and down with excitement,” Katie told the Killarney Advertiser.

What began as a lockdown project while Katie was living in London and missing her family in Kerry, is providing comfort to children around the world.

Using a gentle story with gorgeous illustrations, Little Squirrel and his forest friends teach young people a variety of simple coping techniques.

“These skills will benefit children their entire lives and the book is even helpful for adults who are prone to worrying and overthinking,” she added.

Attachments

Continue Reading

News

No 2021 return for Killarney on Ice

By Michelle Crean Fans of the ice will be disappointed to hear that Killarney on Ice will not return for a second year. Following its huge popularity year on year since returning to Killarney in 2015, the promoters of Killarney on Ice are disappointed to confirm that they are unable to operate again this year. […]

Published

on

0216212_KOI_square_logo_sm.jpg

By Michelle Crean

Fans of the ice will be disappointed to hear that Killarney on Ice will not return for a second year.

Following its huge popularity year on year since returning to Killarney in 2015, the promoters of Killarney on Ice are disappointed to confirm that they are unable to operate again this year.

Rising case numbers, uncertain COVID-19 restrictions, and insurance challenges have been the main drivers behind the decision not to open, according to the company.

As Kerry’s only festive ice rink, the facility has brought much fun and life to the town over the years, attracting thousands of people from all over the county, and indeed the whole country, with many families coming to stay overnight in Killarney and enjoying all that this great town has to offer.

As well as friends and families coming to skate, schools, youth clubs, sports teams and employees of local companies use the group booking discount rate to plan sessions on the ice, and Killarney on Ice would like to thank them all for their continuing loyalty.

“We sincerely hope to be back better and stronger in 2022, and we look forward to welcoming all of our valued customers,” Tim O’Donoghue, the promoter of the rink, told the Killarney Advertiser.

“In the meantime, we wish you all a very Merry Christmas and a prosperous New Year.”

Attachments

Continue Reading

LOCAL ADS

Last News

Advertisement

Sport

Trending