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Jennifer Wrynne is announced as Kellihers Toyota Ladies Day Judge at Killarney Race




Killarney Racecourse is set to host AugustFest, an exciting three-day summer horse-racing festival from August 24 to 26 inclusive. AugustFest at Killarney Races offers patrons great racing, socialising, entertainment and so much more at Ireland’s most scenic racecourse.

Jennifer Wrynne is an Award Winning Hat Designer. She specialises in creating hats and headpieces for Weddings and Ladies Day at the Races.


With lots of ticket levels and packages including food and beverage options to choose from, whether it is close to the action general admission tickets or silver service fine dining, there is something for everyone at Killarney Races. Live music, fashion, and fun for all the family complement the best of summer racing at the track this August.

Thursday and Friday are evening meetings and Saturday is an afternoon event with all race cards offering thrilling races for spectators to enjoy each day.

Thursday flat racing gets underway with the Irish Stallion Farms EBF Nursery Handicap going to post at approximately 5pm with gates open from 3pm, so come early and join in the fun. Thursday's feature race is the Irish Stallion Farms EBF Vincent O'Brien Ruby Stakes of €42,500. This race is always high on quality, which is reflective in the list of previous winners, including Lady Wannabe and I Can Fly.

It’s going to be a great evening with live music on the lawn from Resolute and post racing there will be live music in the Jim Culloty Bar from the aptly named Best of Friends, bringing back the 80’s 90’s 00’s hits. This is your sign to gather your friends and join in the festival fun!

Friday and Saturday sees the codes switch. Friday's feature race is the SP Or Better Guaranteed With Tote Handicap Hurdle worth €45,000. Also worth mentioning is the Jim Ryan Memorial Flat Race, In honour of Jim Ryan, who played such a vital role in the race day operations at Killarney Racecourse for many years. The team at Killarney Racecourse is very grateful for the support we continue to receive from Jim Ryan Racecourse Services.

With music on the lawn from Tom Cats. Resident DJ Brendan Fuller, of the Killarney Grand and Radio Kerry, lights up the Jim Culloty Bar for an après racing party, which is sure to be a ‘winner alright’ !

Saturday is Kellihers Toyota Ladies Day and all about the glamour as fashionistas bring the curtain down on AugustFest in fine style. Motoring since 1936 Kellihers are the main Toyota dealer for Kerry and are proud to offer the full range of the highest quality motoring products and services to one and all across the county and beyond. The lucky ladies will compete for a €1,500 cash prize for the most stylish lady on the day, what’s not to love! Gates open from 12 noon with the first race off at approximately 2pm. This year’s Guest Judge for the Kellihers Toyota Ladies Day is the fabulous Jennifer Wrynne.

Jennifer Wrynne commented “I’m so excited to judge Kellihers Toyota Ladies Day at Killarney Races. The last time I was there, I was a finalist for the best dressed competition so it’s a huge honour to come back as a judge. My mum and I always admire the fabulous style of the Kerry ladies at race meetings all over the country. We always look out to see what they’re wearing so I’ve no doubt I will have my work cut out for me choosing one winner on the 26th of August!”

On track racing includes Killarney Park Hotel Maiden Hurdle and International Hotel Handicap Hurdle along with Kellihers Toyota Handicap Steeplechase, as the feature race of the day.

Kellihers Toyota Managing Director, Tim Kelliher commented “Kellihers Toyota are delighted to be involved as official sponsor of Ladies Day in Killarney on August 26th and with €1,500 cash prize money up for grabs, we are excited to be part of this event on the racing calendar. We look forward to showcasing our Toyota range at the stunning Killarney Racecourse over the 3-day festival. As Kellihers are the one and only Toyota dealership in the Kingdom for both sales and service, we know everything about cars, but we will leave the judging to the professionals, and we are delighted to welcome Jennifer Wyrnne as our guest judge to help us pick the winner.”

Live music on the lawn from Tom Cats and post racing music in the Jim Culloty Bar courtesy of Phil ‘n the Blanks closing out another great festival at Killarney Races.

Patrons are advised to book online and come along early to enjoy the stunning views, top class facilities, delicious food, live music on the lawn and soak up the boutique festival atmosphere for which Killarney Races is famous. Adult tickets are available from €20 and children under 14 go free ensuring a great day out for all the family.

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Credit Union launch a new collaboration with Gilroy’s Green Energy Ltd.

Building on recent success the Credit Unions of Kerry and West Limerick have launched a new collaboration with Gilroy’s Green Energy Ltd. Gilroy’s Green Energy Ltd specialise in Photovoltaic (PV) […]




Building on recent success the Credit Unions of Kerry and West Limerick have launched a new collaboration with Gilroy’s Green Energy Ltd.

Gilroy’s Green Energy Ltd specialise in Photovoltaic (PV) Solar systems that generate electricity, battery storage, air to water heat-pumps and much more.
Gilroy’s work with customers to receive the SEAI once-off grant towards the purchase and installation of solar photovoltaic (PV) systems and heat pumps for your home.
Collaborating with Kerry and West Limerick Credit Union expands the finance options available to Gilroy’s Green Energy Ltd customers to help finance new PV Solar Panel installations. Loan rates will be directly linked to the property BER starting from 4.7%(4.89APR) for an “A” rated BER.
Martin Gilroy; CEO with Gilroy’s Green Energy Ltd said: “We are delighted to officially launch this collaboration with the Credit Unions of Kerry and West Limerick. Customers have already reaped the benefits on recent installation projects after contacting their local Credit Union. Having a direct link to local Credit Unions allows us to guide customers to affordable financing options based on the specific installation quotation we provide at very competitive rates.“
Speaking on behalf of the Kerry and West Limerick Credit Unions, Ashley Fitzgerald added: “We are delighted to have Gilroy’s Green Energy Ltd come on board as part of our Greener Homes Loan offering. Home Energy Upgrade have become a prominent concern and talking point among members in recent months, by Credit Unions having a direct link with Gilroy’s Green Energy Ltd allows both sides to make referrals and seek the best finance option for members. We are working hard building relationships with Green Energy Ltd providers as we want to ensure our members can avail of the best loan rates for all upgrade works.”
Credit Unions across Kerry and West Limerick. Abbeyfeale Credit Union, Cara Credit Union, Killarney Credit Union, Listowel Credit Union and Rathmore and District Credit Union can be reached via:
Gilroy’s Green Energy Ltd can be contacted on 066-7115920, email or for more information visit

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Racegoers Club to host Cheltenham Preview Night

Killarney Racegoers Club will host its annual Cheltenham Preview Night in Corkery’s Bar on March 7. Admission is free and this year’s chosen beneficiary is the Killarney Branch of St […]




Killarney Racegoers Club will host its annual Cheltenham Preview Night in Corkery’s Bar on March 7.

Admission is free and this year’s chosen beneficiary is the Killarney Branch of St Vincent De Paul Society.
The expert panel includes professional punter Paddy Wilmott, leading jockey Conor McNamara, up-and-coming Kerry-based trainer Eoin McCarthy and local bookmaker Brendan Tyther with Vince Casey acting as the event’s compere.

“There is no admission fee but a raffle on the night for dual membership of Killarney Racegoers Club for the year, which includes 13 days racing and many reciprocal days to other race meetings,” said Mr Casey.

The Cheltenham Festival begins on March 12.


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