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Feast on food and activities at Cromane Seafest

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Cromane Seafest hosts its Food & Maritime festival on September 16 to 18 and it looks like it will be a huge hit.

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Hundreds of food lovers, water enthusiasts and families are expected to gather in the beautiful seaside village of Cromane over the weekend to taste the finest of local Cromane oysters, mussels, enjoy the water activities, watch the amazing cooking demos, take part in scuba demos and so much more.

Friday September 16 kicks off the festival with a Surf & Turf BBQ from 6pm to 8pm. Music
from the new up and coming band Simple Things will play throughout the BBQ and this will be
followed by music from Brightside Band afterwards.

On Saturday September 17 and Sunday 18 there’s a variety to keep young and old entertained. Off shore
there are kayak tours of the bay, beach safaris, SUP boarding and water trampoline to enjoy
while on the shore The BIM Arc Project, a Maritime Walk with local guide Frank Walsh, amazing
arts, craft and science workshops and chef demos and food trucks to mention a few.

OYSTER SHUCKING

The much anticipated 2022 Cromane Seafest Oyster Shucking Champion will also be named
with Oyster Shucking Heats throughout the weekend for entrants.

World Champion Oyster Shucker Stephen Nolan will judge the competition and this year the winner will represent Cromane at the Galway International Oyster Festival on September 24. The winner will also receive two nights stay at a Galway city centre hotel over that weekend so the competition this year is really heating up!

The festival will end on the Sunday with the annual Blessing of The Boats which always gathers a large crowd on the beach.

Music will run throughout the entire festival weekend but Saturday night (September 17) the biggest '90s disco Cromane has ever seen will kick off at 9pm.

Cromane Seafest is a huge undertaking from a big hearted, proud coastal community to show off
their hidden gem to a wider audience.

"We have received amazing support from all the local businesses as well as the Cromane oyster and mussel farmers, the Department of Agriculture, Food & The Marine, Kerry County Council Community Support, Cara Credit Union and Fáilte Ireland also supported the festival hugely," Nuala Hurley, Cromane Seafest Secretary, said.

"Without help from all these people, the festival would not exist and we are truly grateful to each
and everyone."

All water activities and BBQ tickets must be pre-booked on the website www.cromaneseafest.com.

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Three Peaks Challenge to raise funds for Down Syndrome Kerry

This year’s Three Peaks Challenge, organised by Killarney Cycling Club will raise funds for Down Syndrome Kerry. The June 15 event,  the only one day cycle event Down Syndrome Kerry […]

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This year’s Three Peaks Challenge, organised by Killarney Cycling Club will raise funds for Down Syndrome Kerry.

The June 15 event,  the only one day cycle event Down Syndrome Kerry is associated with this year, promises to be a fabulous day of cycling and fun!.

The 100km route challenges the stronger cyclists and the 75km route gives cyclists the chance to become familiar with Moll’s Gap which is part of the Ring of Kerry route.
The cycle sets out from Killarney, heading out the Cork Road. The 75km route (one peak) turns right at Loo Bridge for Kilgarvan and onto Kenmare, while the 100km route, (three peaks) heads over the county bounds to Ballyvourney, onto The Top of Coom and then Kenmare. Both routes continue on over Moll’s Gap, passing through the picturesque Ladies’ View and back into Killarney, where all participants will be treated to a burger and drink at the finish line.

“We will guarantee plenty of laughs and refreshments along the way, there are two routes available; 100km or 75km, to meet all abilities, covering some of the most beautiful landscapes in Ireland. This is the perfect warm-up for anyone thinking of doing the Ring of Kerry cycle this year or anybody looking for a really well run sportive with great craic compulsory,” Chairperson of Killarney Cycling Club, Kevin Murphy.

All cyclists who register online will be entered into a raffle for some great spot prizes kindly donated by our sponsors, winners collecting their prize at the finish line.

Down Syndrome Kerry’s goal is to help people with down syndrome to make their own futures as bright and independent as possible by providing them with education, support and friendship every step of the way.
Funds raised from this cycle will help Down Syndrome to continue to provide vital services such as speech and language therapy, occupational therapy and job coaching to their members.
As Down Syndrome Kerry do not receive any government funding, they are totally dependent on your support to continue to make these services available to those who need them.
You can register for the cycle which is €40 for Cycling Ireland members, €20 for accompanied under 16’s on event master:- https://eventmaster.ie/event/dW04CnGSwV

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BAR 1661 is teaming up with Pig’s Lane for a night of cocktail mastery

BAR 1661, the winners of Ireland’s Bar of the Year 2022, are taking up temporary residency in Killarney’s first underground hotspot, Pig’s Lane for one night only on May 21. […]

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BAR 1661, the winners of Ireland’s Bar of the Year 2022, are taking up temporary residency in Killarney’s first underground hotspot, Pig’s Lane for one night only on May 21.

The dynamic team at Dublin’s BAR 1661, who have recently taken their talents to venues in Sweden, London, and the famous Dead Rabbit Bar in New York, are now hitting the road to Killarney for an epic takeover event.

Staunchly Irish and fiercely independent, BAR 1661 have two goals in mind; to introduce the world to Poitín and lift Irish cocktail culture to fresh heights.
Headed up by their founder Dave Mulligan, the Dublin team will transform Pig’s Lane on College Street for one night only. Since opening just a few months ago, Pig’s Lane has been raising the bar in Kerry with its cocktails, whiskey and wine offering. Kicking off at 6pm, experience a curated selection of Poitín-infused cocktails, featuring a bespoke rendition of BAR 1661’s drinks menu.

The crew will also serve up their unique take on the classic Irish Coffee with their Belfast Coffee, steeped with cold brew coffee, top-quality Irish Poitín, and rich demerara syrup. Guests will be able to chat with the team, get some insider knowledge on how to elevate their own cocktail-making skills, as well as learn insider tips on how to blend flavours to satisfy their own palette.

Two-time World Championship Mixologist and Drinks Development Manager for the O’Donoghue Ring Collection and Pig’s Lane, Ariel Sanecki said of the upcoming takeover: 

“We are very excited to welcome one of Ireland’s leading bars, BAR 1661, for an exclusive collaboration with us here at Pig’s Lane. This takeover is a great opportunity for people to meet with innovative mixologists who will be crafting bespoke creations right in front of them! We look forward to welcoming guests on the night, to what promises to be an epic event, featuring premium drink producers and unforgettable flavours.”

Before the takeover starts, drinks aficionados can join Dave for an intimate Poitín Masterclass. Attendees are invited to explore the diverse landscape of Poitín, accompanied by fascinating insights into its vibrant history and contemporary revival.

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