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Hat’s magic! Killarney Racecourse to get May festival off to a flying start

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Jennifer Rae, left and Róisín Ní Liatháin launching Killarney Races' summer racing season and ‘Mad Hatters Day’. PICTURE: VALERIE O'SULLIVAN

Jennifer Rae, left, and Róisín Ní Liatháin launching Killarney Races’ summer racing season and ‘Mad Hatters Day’.
PICTURE: VALERIE O’SULLIVAN
 


 
IT’S A case of hats off to the creative team at Killarney Racecourse as it unveils details of its Mad Hatters Day which takes place on Sunday, May 15. The event will bring Killarney’s May Racing Festival, which runs from May 15-May 17, off to a flying start.
On offer are three days of the very best of festival racing. Sunday and Monday are both National Hunt cards whilst Tuesday is an all-flat card. Sunday is Mad Hatters Day and there will be two categories in the competition (both children and adults). The theme for the day is “colour and fun”. The highly anticipated Mad Hatters competitions are generously sponsored by Ryanair and Kerry Airport.
Entrants should proceed (before 3pm) to the Mad Hatters Gathering in the Glass Bar situated upstairs over the Jim Culloty Bar, where the judges will view the spectacular headpieces on show. The winners will be announced in the parade ring at approximately 4.30pm.
There are plenty of fantastic prizes on offer. The first prize for adults is return flights for two to London from Kerry Airport with Ryanair including two nights’ accommodation and lunch for two with paired wines at Corrigan’s Mayfair. The second adult prize is two tickets to Killarney Race’s renowned ladies day on July 14 which includes the much-sought-after hospitality in the Panoramic Restaurant.
The children are in for a treat too with a very exciting prize of a trip to London with Ryanair and Kerry Airport. The prize includes return flights for two adults and two children to London with Ryanair from Kerry Airport, two nights’ accommodation in a three-star hotel, and a one-day ticket pass for Legoland Windsor for two adults and two children. The second prize is an Apple iPod.
On Sunday Celtic Steps The Show (who are in their second season at Killarney Racecourse) will be performing throughout the day.
“We are really looking forward to our opening day of the 2016 Season and Sunday is an action-packed day which promises to be a great day out for all the family,” said the manager of Killarney Racecourse, Micheál Lucey,
The first race on Sunday, May 15, is at 2.05pm with the feature race of the day being The Grade B Ladbrokes Ireland Handicap Hurdle with a prize fund of €50,000.
Monday the 16th May is ‘Lá na gClub’. Six local GAA Clubs (Dr Crokes, Legion, Gneeveguilla, Glenflesk, Milltown/Castlemaine and Laune Rangers) take part in a free-taking competition during and after racing, competing to win a prize of €3,000 for their respective club.
Monday is also Killarney National Night with the running of the “Killarney National” generously sponsored by the McSweeney Arms Hotel. This race promises to be a great spectacle with all the usual thrills and spills of a National and Killarney Racecourse is delighted to boast a €40,000 prize fund for the race. The first race is off at 5.20pm.
Tuesday’s race card is a flat card and the first race is off at 5.50pm.
Packages are still available on all three days for the hospitality suite, for bookings contact 064-6631125.

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Who’s in your circle?

    Are you happy and where you want to be with your health, where you want to be financially or are you going through the motions each day, unsure of your purpose? Are you supported by others when you’re struggling or only supported by others when things are going well?Are you looking forward to […]

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Are you happy and where you want to be with your health, where you want to be financially or are you going through the motions each day, unsure of your purpose?

Are you supported by others when you’re struggling or only supported by others when things are going well?
Are you looking forward to the next five, 10, 20 years of your life?

If you answered “no” to any of these questions, I encourage you to look around at the people you spend your time with. Your time is your most expensive asset. Your mind is your most expensive real estate.

With whom you spend your time, and those that you permit to impact your thoughts and decisions will have a great impact on your life.

From the outside looking in, our gym culture is the most difficult health benefit for others to understand.
Now more than ever all our brains are fed is chaos, division, selfishness and negativity. We can’t have that here. Those that thrive in that environment aren’t a good fit for us, and they won’t last long here. Either they’ll leave on their own, or we’ll tell them it’s time to go.

Years ago, when I was struggling with some people decisions (personally and business); one of my mentors told me something that continues to stick with me. It’s since been something I have said to people many times;
“The people that have helped you get to where you are may not be the same people that can help you get to where you want to go.”

Ask yourself these three questions;

* Who’s in your circle?
* Who do you need to start spending less time with?
* In order to get where you want to be, what kind of people do you need to start spending more of your time with?

Now it’s time to get to work. Start spending less time with those dragging you down. Start surrounding yourself with the people that won’t condone your behaviours that aren’t consistent with your goals, support your work ethic, help you to learn from your failures and will be excited to celebrate your successes.

When you are ready, we are here to help. Book your complimentary consultation by visiting our website www.activate.ie.

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Get on your bike from The Rose Hotel!

  There’s an energetic way to explore Tralee and its surrounds this summer as a new bike rental company has teamed up with The Rose Hotel. Tralee Bike Rental have opened a new bike kiosk located at the hotel where visitors and locals can now hire a bike. “This is a fantastic service for our […]

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There’s an energetic way to explore Tralee and its surrounds this summer as a new bike rental company has teamed up with The Rose Hotel.

Tralee Bike Rental have opened a new bike kiosk located at the hotel where visitors and locals can now hire a bike.

“This is a fantastic service for our customers and we are thrilled to be part of this new collaboration with Tralee Bike Rental. We wish Maurice and his team the very best of luck, and I know all our guests and visitors to Tralee are going to really enjoy this new service exploring Tralee and its surrounds,” Mark Sullivan, General Manager, The Rose Hotel, said.

Tralee Bike Rental have a fleet of comfortable, top quality Hybrid Bikes – ideal for a leisurely cycle, and power assisted eBikes. For families, child seats or trailer for the little legs that can’t cycle yet can be provided!

“We are thrilled to have our new business, Tralee Bike Rental, located on the grounds of The Rose Hotel,” Maurice Whelan, Tralee Bike Rental, said.

“With so many visitors coming to Tralee, we feel this will be a fantastic service and partnership. Included in the bike rental is access to a self-guided tour via our App, which has preloaded moderate and more energetic cycling tours of Tralee.”

The Rose Hotel have a new package, Tralee Activity Break, with bike hire included. You can book this package online at www.therosehotel.com or call 066 7199100.

To contact Tralee Bike Rental, visit www.traleebikerental.ie or call 085 2605817.

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Currow kids go toddling to raise vital funds

  70 toddlers from Currow Play School have become Ireland’s littlest fundraisers as they stepped out to raise vital funds for vulnerable children. They took part in the Barnardos Big Toddle which this year has the theme of ’Community Helpers’. Barnardos currently works with just under 18,000 children and families across Ireland and the funds raised will support Barnardos Early Years […]

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70 toddlers from Currow Play School have become Ireland’s littlest fundraisers as they stepped out to raise vital funds for vulnerable children.

They took part in the Barnardos Big Toddle which this year has the theme of ’Community Helpers’.

Barnardos currently works with just under 18,000 children and families across Ireland and the funds raised will support Barnardos Early Years services.

“This year, Currow Play School turns 25 and we have been taking part in Barnardos Big Toddle since 2006, which is 18 years of toddling in aid of vulnerable children,” Catherine Fleming form Currow Play School said.
“Our toddle is a highlight for the children and the team every year. It’s fantastic to get the little ones involved in something so worthwhile at a young age, it’s always a great day of fun. Barnardos provides a huge number of services in communities across Ireland, but these can only continue with help from the public. The toddle runs throughout June so I would implore anyone with toddlers or wobblers at home to sign up for Barnardos Big Toddle supported by Pipin Pear today.”

Anyone wishing to take part can register today at www.barnardos.ie/bigtoddle.  

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