Connect with us

News

Hotel workers run for sick children

Published

on

HELPING SICK CHILDREN: Stephen Dennehy (Bar Manager), Stanislav Gnjastovic (Porter), Alex Gogin (Bar Tender), Sinead Butler (Duty Manager), Javier Gonzales (Duty Manager), Catherine Burke (Front Office Manager), some of the staff at The Lake Hotel who raised €5,677 in aid of the Temple Street Children's Hospital. Photo: Don MacMonagle

 

By Michelle Crean

Taking on a running challenge to get fit is one thing but local hotel workers also put their hands into their pockets for charity – raising almost €6,000.

This week, the team at The Lake Hotel Killarney donated a cheque of €5,677 for Temple Street Children’s Hospital.

The hotel’s employee representative team decided to lace up their running shoes and form a running club to raise funds for this very worthy cause.

The team formed The Lake Running Club and from September took part in a series of running events and invited their colleagues to complete four five kilometre runs through the National Park and in the surrounding areas.

Each participant’s entry fee was donated to the chosen charity. Four Lake Hotel employees also completed the Dingle Marathon.

Stephen Dennehy, chairperson of the employee representative team at The Lake Hotel is already thinking of next year’s fundraising efforts.

“We were delighted to be sending a cheque of this value to Temple Street Children’s Hospital and are very grateful to everyone who supported this fantastic cause,” he said.

“Each year we organise a fundraising event. Last year we completed a sky dive in aid of Kerry Mountain Rescue, this year we formed The Lake Running Club in aid of Temple Street, so we look forward to what next year will bring.”

Continue Reading
Advertisement

News

Ireland’s newest and toughest cycle will be a thrilling challenge

Ireland’s newest cycling event comes to Kenmare this month with an exciting and challenging course for the experienced cyclist. Already attracting attention within cycling communities around the country, Velo Kenmare […]

Published

on

0239703_9EQoUREY.jpeg

Ireland’s newest cycling event comes to Kenmare this month with an exciting and challenging course for the experienced cyclist.

Already attracting attention within cycling communities around the country, Velo Kenmare will tackle some of Kerry’s toughest climbs and highest mountain passes.

Taking place on October 22, Velo Kenmare is an 135km timed loop route starting and finishing in Kenmare. The total climbing distance is 1,650m, and organisers hope to appeal to serious cyclists who are looking for a new and thrilling challenge.

No stranger to cycling events, Velo Kenmare is being managed by Elite Events Management, who also successfully deliver iconic cycling events Wicklow 200, Ride Dingle and the Ring of Beara Cycle.
Cyclists are encouraged to register for Velo Kenmare on the Velo Cycle Ireland website www.velocycleireland.ie but places are limited for the enjoyment and safety of all participants, and anyone interested is urged to sign up soon as places are filling up.

TOUGH CLIMBS

​​​​The tough enough mountain climbs are over Molls Gap, Ballaghbeama Pass, Ballaghasheen and Coomakista. The route will take in breathtaking scenery Kenmare is famous for, and incorporating some of the most stunning parts of the Wild Atlantic Way and Ring of Kerry. It is hoped visitors to the cycle event will be encouraged to stay for a few days, and will all be given €20 vouchers or ‘Velo Dollars’ to spend in local shops which will be redeemable against goods and services in Kenmare.

Riders will be allotted a time slot to allow for a staggered start, taking them along a fully marshalled route, with medical cover, bike mechanic support, and hot food and entertainment at the finish in Kenmare.

Making its mark, Velo Kenmare participant race packs will come inside a yellow Velo Kenmare water bottle and finishers’ medals are in the shape of a yellow cow bell. Prizes will be awarded for the quickest top three male and top three female finishers, and fastest male and female will be awarded the title of King and Queen of the Kerry Mountains.

Experienced cyclists are encouraged to take on this exciting new challenge, testing themselves and their clubmates for the fastest finish across these four gruelling climbs, through some of the most beautiful landscape in the country for the best welcome back at the finish.

Attachments

Continue Reading

News

Additional Flat fixture for Killarney Races next week

Horse Racing Ireland has announced there will be an additional Flat Meeting at Killarney next Monday (October 10). This meeting will close for entries by 12 noon this Wednesday (October […]

Published

on

0240154_killarney_races_sunday_003.jpg

Horse Racing Ireland has announced there will be an additional Flat Meeting at Killarney next Monday (October 10).

This meeting will close for entries by 12 noon this Wednesday (October 5) with declarations to run to be made by 10am this Saturday (October 8).

The race programme details for this fixture are on the HRI RAS website www.hri.ie.

Continue Reading

LOCAL ADS

Last News

Advertisement

Sport

Trending