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Killarney Racecourse to host cycling event

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Killarney Racecourse is set to host a cycle racing event for the first time.

Killarney Cycling Club will run the local round of the Munster Youth Cycling League at the venue on Tuesday evening.

The racing will take place on the ambulance track at the course and other internal roads offering a safe environment for the under-age competitors. Traditionally, such events take place on public roads and while every safety precaution is taken cyclists must share road space with live traffic.

Spectators will be allowed attend Tuesday night’s event with racing getting underway at 7pm.

“This must be the best venue in Ireland for youth cycle racing with no traffic, magnificent views and spectators being able to view the action from the stands,” said club chairman Mark Murphy.

“Killarney Cycling Club and the Munster Cycling Federation is extremely grateful to be facilitated at the venue.”

Late last year the Killarney Advertiser revealed that management at the racecourse were open to other clubs and sports using their facilities outside of the horse racing schedule.

“The pandemic has brought a new awareness about how we can use our facilities and we are happy to be able to play our part in helping these young cyclists get back into their sport again after the lockdowns,” added Gerard Coughlan, the Chairman of Killarney Race Company.

Racing kicks off at 7pm with racing in Under-12, Under-14 and Under-16 categories.

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Camera club returns after summer break

Killarney Camera Club will begin its new autumn season with an open night in The Brehon Hotel on September 28. This is the first meeting since the club broke up […]

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Killarney Camera Club will begin its new autumn season with an open night in The Brehon Hotel on September 28.

This is the first meeting since the club broke up for the summer – new members are invited to attend the open meeting later this month .

“Our final competition of the last season was our Open Print competition in June, and 20 unique and enthralling prints were on display in The Brehon on the night. Well done to everyone who put in the time, effort and expense to enter the competition. Thanks also to the many members who were involved in the logistics of bringing the season’s end competition to fruition.,” said club secretary Deirdre O’Donoghue.

“Throughout the year we hold a series of zoom meetings, fortnightly, and also have many in-house presentations of guest speakers , in their respective areas of photographic expertise , as well as occasional photographic outings throughout the club’s calendar year.”

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Kilcummin Comhaltas CCE launches trad music initiative

A new initiative from Kilcummin Comhaltas Ceoltóirí Éireann in association with Conor Moriarty sees the branch offer group music classes for those interested in traditional playing. Conor is combining with […]

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A new initiative from Kilcummin Comhaltas Ceoltóirí Éireann in association with Conor Moriarty sees the branch offer group music classes for those interested in traditional playing.

Conor is combining with the branch to gather musicians form beginner to advanced to give the ultimate group music experience.

“Its a great chance for newer players to learn from Conor, who himself is a champion musician but also from the other musicians that will attend the group in what undoubtedly will also offer a social outlet to all involved,” said Derek O Leary, PRO of Kilcummin Comhaltas CCE.

Conor has enormous previous experience. He is one of Irelands leading accordion players starting his playing career at the age seven. In 2009, Conor was crowned All-Ireland Champion on Melodeon at Fleadh Cheoil na hEireann and followed that up by becoming senior All-Ireland accordion Champion in 2010.

He also completed his MA in Irish traditional music performance at University Limerick that same year. He has worked professionally with many organisations including Siamsa Tire and more recently Gaelic Roots the show. He is also a much sought after music teacher where he has always enjoyed passing on his knowledge to the next generation.

The group sessions start on September 27 for an initial five-week term from 6.30 pm to 7.30 pm in Kilcummin Rural Development Office.

For further details contact Conor on 087 9698063

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