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Jack and Betty voted best Ring of Kerry Cycle volunteers

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BEST VOLUNTEERS: Jack and Betty Breen open their house every year and welcome cyclists on the annual Ring of Kerry Charity Cycle. Photo: Valerie O'Sullivan

By Sean Moriarty

Out of 1,400 volunteers, it was a very difficult task – but Jack and Betty Breen of Kelly’s Cross, Sneem, won the volunteers’ prize at the recent Ring of Kerry Cycle.

The couple have become synonymous with annual cycle. Each year they open their house and welcome cyclists, feeding them and providing respite in the latter third of the route.

Organisers asked the 6,000 cyclists to pick their favourite volunteer.

Every volunteer was entered in to a draw for free bed and breakfast in the Gleneagle on October 11, the night of the annual cycle’s presentation night at the hotel.

It was a very difficult task for all. Finally the decision was made to place the nominees names into PRO’s Cathal Walsh’s helmet, engage Brendan Coffey (organising committee) at his dental surgery, where the winners name was extracted and overseen by Sergeant Dermot O’Connell.

“Their house has been become an institution and is so important to the Breen's to have this wonderful link with the biggest charity event in Ireland,” Cathal said. “The Ring of Kerry Charity Cycle is the biggest one day charity fundraising event in Ireland, attracting thousands of leisure cyclists to complete the 180km challenge the spectacular Ring of Kerry. Jack and Betty have opened their house every year and welcomed cyclists, with food, drink, cups of tea and brack.”

 

 

 

 

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Fat dissolving injections target stubborn areas

By Jill O’Donoghue from Killarney Toning and Beauty Studio It may sound too good to be true but fat dissolving injections are as effective as the name suggests. They are […]

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By Jill O’Donoghue from Killarney Toning and Beauty Studio

It may sound too good to be true but fat dissolving injections are as effective as the name suggests.

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The next clinic is Monday August 22. To book an appointment or more information, call Jill on 064 6632966.

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Classic tractor drivers to embark on 400km drive to Killarney

By Sean Moriarty Six members of the Killarney Valley Classic and Vintage Club will set out from County Meath on Wednesday on vintage tractors. They are participating in the annual […]

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By Sean Moriarty

Six members of the Killarney Valley Classic and Vintage Club will set out from County Meath on Wednesday on vintage tractors.

They are participating in the annual Eastern Vintage Club’s Ring of Kerry Tractor Run which is raising funds for the Irish Motor Neurone Disease Association.

Over 50 vintage tractors, including the six Killarney examples, will leave Nobber in County Meath at lunchtime on Wednesday.

After an overnight stop in the midlands on Wednesday night and Newcastle West on Thursday night, the tractors are expected in Killarney town centre just after lunchtime on Friday.

The ‘spectacular show’, now a regular feature of the Killarney summer, will bring the town to a standstill for around one hour.

On Saturday morning the group will depart Tony Wharton’s farm in Fossa before a nine-hour drive around the Ring of Kerry.

The run will finish with a spectacular drive through the Gap of Dunloe.

“We hope to pass through town around 3.30pm on Friday,” said local organiser, Tom Wharton, who is one of the six Killarney-based drivers who will undertake the 400km journey from County Meath to Killarney. “It is always a spectacular show.”

On arrival in Killarney, tractors will be joined by a group of classic cars that will depart Nobber at 9am that morning.

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