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Killarney cyclists prove their endurance

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Killarney cyclists were prominent in the TransAtlantic Way Ultra Race which finished in Cork last week.

FINISH LINE: Tom Daly won the 1,680km 'short course'.

NIGHT RIDER: Benny Cassidy averaged 400km per day.

The event’s ‘short’ course was won by 66-year-old Tom Daly from Killarney Cycling Club.

Tom covered the 1,680km course, with 19,134 metres of climbing, in a time of six days and 11 hours. Tom had previously won a number of Masters national track championship titles with the Killarney club.

The longer course covered 2,430km and the Cassidy brothers – Benny (30) and Donnacha (32) – came second and third respectively.

Benny, a former member of Killarney Cycling Club, covered the course in five days and 23 hours, averaging more than 400km per day.

“I don’t know what they put in the water in Killarney to make them so tough. In the world of ultra-bike racing, the TransAtlantic Way is notorious as one of the toughest there is. It has unrelenting steep climbs and energy-sapping roads, and to have three riders from one town doing so well is remarkable,” said race director Adrian O’Sullivan.

The brothers are sons of Brendan Cassidy, a former chairman of Killarney Cycling Club.

Benny was a former elite road racer before taking up ultra-racing. He came second in this event before and in 2019 came 12th in the Transcontinental Race that covers 4,000km between the Black Sea and the Atlantic coast in France.

This year’s event was confined to Irish residents because of COVID-19 restrictions and there were 22 starters.

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Two Mile School “Says Yes to Japanese”

The pupils and staff of Two Mile Community National School were delighted to welcome Mr Norio Maruyama,  the Japanese Ambassador to Ireland on Tuesday. The Ambassador was at the school […]

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The pupils and staff of Two Mile Community National School were delighted to welcome Mr Norio Maruyama,  the Japanese Ambassador to Ireland on Tuesday.

The Ambassador was at the school to promote the teaching of the Japanese language and culture through the ‘Say Yes to Languages’ programme.

“The pupils in Two Mile were very interested to listen to stories about Japan and to learn about the links between our two countries,” said school principal Catherine Barry.
“As a multi-denominational school, we are very open to different languages and cultures and we look forward to working with the Japanese embassy from next September.”
Two Mile Community National School is the only multi-denominational school in the Killarney school district.

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 Photographer Anastasiia goes Out and About for Killarney Advertiser.

The Killarney Advertiser is pleased to announce that Anastasiia Garbera has joined the team. Anastasiia is a photographer from Ukraine. She has been living in Killarney for nearly two years […]

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The Killarney Advertiser is pleased to announce that Anastasiia Garbera has joined the team.

Anastasiia is a photographer from Ukraine. She has been living in Killarney for nearly two years and is trying to establish a freelance photography business.
“I love my job. I’ve been shooting for 11 years. I adore photography and connect my life with it. The best thing for me is to show girls and families, brides how beautiful they are. I think it’s my main mission.No need to be a model. We are all beautiful and special. You just need to build more self-confidence. And be sure, I will help you with it.”
Keep an eye out for Anastasiia as she goes Out and About for The Killarney Advertiser.
If you are organising an event and need a photographer email info@killarneyadvertiser.ie for more details.

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