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Experience the adventure with a course in the great outdoors

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If you are interested in a career in the great outdoors then it's time to sign up to Kerry College’s Webinar to find out more about the great outdoor education and training courses Kerry College has to offer.

Whether this is your first step into the outdoor sector or you want to strengthen your outdoor career with further qualifications, Kerry College has a course that will suit you!

This free Zoom event on June 8 at 7pm will feature graduates from the Outdoor Activity Instructor Traineeship, Scuba Diving and Ecology courses, Kerry College Admissions Office staff and Kerry College Killorglin Campus manager and instructors.

The next Outdoor Activity Instructor Traineeship course starts in July. Recruitment has already begun. Scuba Diving Instructor is also open for applications now and is due to start in August. Ecology and Practical Fieldwork (Applied Ecology) and Surf Instructor and Beach Lifeguard Training will start later in the year.

Kerry College Admissions Manager Elaine O'Connor is advising people to apply now, as these are popular courses, which lead to direct employment at home and abroad.

“At present, the start date for our Outdoor Activity Instructor Traineeship course is the 11th of July 2022. Anyone interested in this course is encouraged to apply as soon as possible. The reason this course is so popular is it will set you up with job ready skills to move straight into the world of work.”

Kerry College, Killorglin Campus Manager Aodhnait Carroll is also encouraging people to sign up.

“If you are thinking of beginning or strengthening your career in the outdoors then check out our two outdoor instructor programmes in our Killorglin Campus. There are no fees, all equipment is provided and you keep the essential equipment you need to begin your career in the outdoor sector. For those that may need to relocate to Kerry for these amazing courses, financial support is available! The adventure capital of Ireland awaits.”

Participants will have the opportunity to ask questions and get information on how to apply for these courses from a member of the Kerry College team.

The event is free and pre-registration is essential.

You can browse and sign up for all courses on www.kerrycollege.ie.

For queries, call the Admissions Office on 066 714 96 96 or email info@kerrycollege.ie.

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Ring of Beara Cycle launches school programme

The Ring of Beara Cycle is for kids too! As part of its commitment to make a positive impact on the local community, the Ring of Beara Cycle are proud […]

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The Ring of Beara Cycle is for kids too! As part of its commitment to make a positive impact on the local community, the Ring of Beara Cycle are proud to continue to with two great initiatives: its Kids’ Cycle and its sponsorship of the School Cycle Safety Programme.

The Ring of Beara Cycle will take place on May 25 with over 4,000 cyclists taking part. The event starts and finishes in Kenmare town, Co Kerry to complete either a 110km or 140km route encompassing the magnificent mountains, valleys and the rugged coastline of the Beara Peninsula.

Kids’ Cycle
Adults are not the only ones getting on their bikes on May 25 for the Ring of Beara Cycle. The event also has its very own cycle for children around the town of Kenmare. Not only does this give kids a chance to join in the days’ activities with their parents, but it’s free and a great way for kids to get outdoors and exercise in a fun and safe environment.
Open to any child in national school between third and fifth class and following a 2km route around Kenmare and a slightly shorter route for tinier ones, registration is from 9.15am in Kenmare town square. Parents and guardians are welcome to cycle with their children. All participants should bring and wear a safety helmet for the cycle.
School Cycle Safety Programme
Another community initiative from the Ring of Beara Cycle is the Cycle Right Programme, working with local schools to get kids’ up to speed on road safety and cycle best practices.
The Ring of Beara Cycle is working with Cycle Sense and Wheely Good Cycling Academy to deliver this 4-week programme to local schools in and around Kenmare and the Beara Peninsula.
Some 250 students across 8 schools are participating in this initiative, and the schools involved are: St John’s National School, Realt Na Mara National School , Lauragh National School and Tulloha National School in Kenmare, and on the Beara Peninsula: Scoil Chaitigheirn in Eyeries, Oir Cheann iNational School in Eyeries, Cahermore National School in Allihies, Scoil An Croi Ro Naofa in Castletownbere, Mhichil Naofa in Castletownbere, Adrigole N S in Bantry, and Trafrask Mixed N S in Ardrigole.
This initiative is normally paid for by the schools themselves but is now free for all the children taking part thanks to a generous donation by the Ring of Beara Cycle Committee that covers the cost of delivering the programme to these schools.
Cycle Right is the National Standard for Cycle Training and provides practical cycle safety and skills training through Department of Transport, the Road Safety Authority and Cycling Ireland. The aim of the programme is to promote cycle confidence on the road in increasingly complex scenarios delivered by qualified, registered trainers.
No stranger to giving back to the local community, not only does the Ring of Beara Cycle make a significant, positive impact on the local economy, it also encourages kids to enjoy themselves on their bikes and to do this safely with confidence.

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Browne’s Agri Open Day is a must-attend event

Browne’s Agri Open Day is always one that was marked in  Agri calendars as a ‘must-attend event’. This year’s event is taking place on Wednesday May 22 on their site […]

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Browne’s Agri Open Day is always one that was marked in  Agri calendars as a ‘must-attend event’.

This year’s event is taking place on Wednesday May 22 on their site in Castleisland.

The event was always renowned for getting great advice on the Agri topics of the day as well as a window into modern developments taking place in all aspect of Agriculture and country living.

The extending of the yard area will allow more space to be given over to even more exhibitors, ensuring all areas of agriculture, and rural life will be showcased on the 22.

There will be experts on hand to advise on Calf Rearing, Grassland management, Weed control, Drainage, Fencing , Shed and Yard Layouts as well as bee keeping, and helpful health advice.

“As well as the great advice, you will be ensured of great deals, great food, great craic and free entry to the many spot prizes that will be available on the day,” said general manager Denis O’Connor.

“All that is asked is your attendance and if at all possible, to make a small contribution to our chosen charity Pieta House.”

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