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Kerry’s stunning scenery beamed into 1m British homes

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Kerry's stunning scenery provided a beautiful backdrop for ITV series 'The Car Years' which was viewed by over one million British people last week.

TV SHOW: Presenter Vicki Butler-Henderson during filming for The Car Years on the Ring of Kerry.

Images of the county and the Wild Atlantic Way were beamed into their homes in the new season of the popular TV series when episodes one and two aired on ITV4 on Tuesday evening.

The eight-part series was filmed entirely along the Wild Atlantic Way and was supported by Tourism Ireland. Over the eight episodes – which focus on eight classic motoring years – the show’s presenters, Vicki Butler-Henderson and Alex Riley, each select a car that they believe is worthy of being crowned the best classic car of that particular year.

Viewers saw the classic cars being put through their paces on some of the most picturesque driving routes along the Wild Atlantic Way – including the Ring of Kerry and the Conor Pass while Vicki and Alex visit the Kilgarvan Motor Museum.

“Tourism Ireland was delighted to support the production of the latest series of 'The Car Years'," Julie Wakley, Tourism Ireland’s Head of Great Britain, said.

"It’s a great way to shine a spotlight on the Wild Atlantic Way – highlighting our picturesque driving routes and spectacular scenery. It will help ensure that Ireland stays front-of-mind with prospective visitors and remind viewers across Britain that the Wild Atlantic Way is a great choice for a driving holiday.”

Publicity and broadcasts like this are a key element of Tourism Ireland’s programme of activity, to encourage travellers in Britain, and elsewhere around the world, to put Ireland on their holiday wish-list, she added.

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Festive jumpers and a Kerry jersey brings fundraiser to €10k

By Michelle Crean Jumpers have helped to raise almost €10k so far – but now it’s a very special jersey which could drive the fundraising numbers up! A Kerry football […]

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By Michelle Crean

Jumpers have helped to raise almost €10k so far – but now it’s a very special jersey which could drive the fundraising numbers up!

A Kerry football jersey signed by the 2022 All-Ireland winning team is up for grabs via a fundraising link once a donation is made to the Presents for Palliative fundraiser.

On Friday eight local schools including Holy Cross Mercy, Killarney Community College, Presentation Monastery, Lissivigeen, St Brendan’s College, St Brigid’s, St Francis Special School, and St Oliver’s
swapped their uniforms for their most colourful festive gear with funds going to help the amazing services in the Palliative Care Unit/Kerry Hospice Foundation.

“The day took place across the schools involved last Friday (December 2) and looks like it has been a success,” teacher Elaine Moynihan from St Brendan’s College told the Killarney Advertiser.

“The donations from the schools are still being counted but students look to be on their way towards making their goal of €10k.”

The iDonate ‘Fundraising For Kerry Hospice Foundation’ has been very helpful in this regard, she added.

“Anyone who donates via the link and leaves their name will be in with a chance to win a Kerry jersey signed by the 2022 All-Ireland winning team which will be presented to them before Christmas by a couple of members of the team.

“This was organised by the students involved in the fundraiser as a way to say thanks, and give back, to the members of the community who have gotten involved in the event – the link is live until December 18 and the draw will be made the following day.”

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Killarney punter secures €50,000 in EuroMillions draw

A lucky Killarney punter got an early Christmas present when they scooped €50,000 in the EuroMillions ‘Ireland Only Raffle’. The winning ticket, sold in the Lidl supermarket on the Tralee road, was […]

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A lucky Killarney punter got an early Christmas present when they scooped €50,000 in the EuroMillions ‘Ireland Only Raffle’.

The winning ticket, sold in the Lidl supermarket on the Tralee road, was valid for Tuesday night’s special draw.

The Killarney winner was one of 10 who each secured the €50,000 windfall.

“The National Lottery can reveal that three players in Dublin, three players in Cork and one player in Kerry, Roscommon, Kildare and Wexford all scooped the special raffle prize which was the seventh of 12 draws in the National Lottery’s ’12 Draws of Christmas’ promotion,” said a National Lottery statement.

The eighth draw will take place tonight (December 9) where 10 more players are guaranteed to win the amazing prizes.

Meanwhile, a player in Belgium scooped the EuroMillions Jackpot prize worth an astonishing €142,897,164.

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