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Killarney Races welcomes back spectators!

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From next Monday July 12 to Friday 16 inclusive Killarney Racecourse will stage its first spectator meeting since 2019.

Due to public health guidelines and restrictions, horse racing has successfully continued without incident behind closed doors throughout the pandemic.

The easing of restrictions announced by An Taoiseach Michéal Martin last week has enabled Killarney Races to cater for five hundred patrons each day. The Board of Management and all the team at Killarney Races are delighted to finally welcome patrons back to the racecourse to enjoy the races next week.

Noteworthy races with ample prize funds set to attract high calibre fields include The Irish Stallion Farms EBF Cairn Rouge Stakes of €47,500, a listed race which will take place on Wednesday. Always an interesting contender, The Dawn Milk Run Handicap Hurdle of €21,000 will run on Thursday, and the jumps feature of the week is The Boyle Sports Handicap Steeplechase worth €40,000.

Monday July 12, Tuesday 13 and Wednesday 14 are all flat cards with start times of 4.45pm, 4.20pm and 4.25pm respectively. Thursday July 15 and Friday 16 are National Hunt meetings which go to post at 1.40pm each day.

“We are truly delighted to welcome people back to our scenic racecourse, all be it with a limited capacity," Gerard Coughlan, Chairman of Killarney Races said.

"Killarney Races is an integral part of our town and community. I would sincerely like to thank all our sponsors who stood by us through this difficult period and we’re looking forward to working together as racing and all sports open up in the future.”

Pre-booking is the only option to secure tickets for this race meeting and due to the high demand and limited capacity, racegoers are encouraged to book early to avoid disappointment. Please note Killarney Races will race again in August from Thursday 19 to Saturday 21 inclusive and on Saturday October 2 and Sunday 3.

Tickets for all race meetings held at Killarney Racecourse are available online at www.killarneyraces.ie. For all racing news and updates follow Killarney Races on social media or visit the website.

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New Fexco partnership to create 75 jobs

Kerry based financial technology and business services company Fexco and digital services company, TEKenable have announced a strategic partnership to help create 75 new jobs by 2025. The Fexco Managed Services […]

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Kerry based financial technology and business services company Fexco and digital services company, TEKenable have announced a strategic partnership to help create 75 new jobs by 2025.

The Fexco Managed Services and TEKenable partnership will see both organisations co-invest in Microsoft Dynamics 365 Products and Salesforce Cloud Solutions and Services aimed at improving their collective customers end-to-end experience across both Irish and UK markets.

This partnership combines TEKenable’s experience in providing Microsoft Dynamics 365 consultancy, development, and support services to their customers, with Fexco’s experience of premium operational delivery, customer management and process optimisation experts. This partnership will also see the creation of 75 new jobs by 2025, with roles created within Digital Customer Experience, Predictive Customer Behaviour Analysis, and Automation & Operational Efficiency services.

“This partnership will help us build on our collective strengths, and deliver the perfect blend of premium operational expertise, support, and resources to maximise the potential of Microsoft Dynamics 365 in improving our customers’ digital end to end experience,” Martin Ryan, Managing Director of Fexco Managed Services and Advisory Services, said.

“This will see us and TEKenable collaborate across multiple sectors and reinforce our position as trusted advisors who deliver transformative services for our clients.”

TEKenable was founded in 2002 by Nick Connors and Peter Rose is an innovative technology company focused on delivering digital services through Low Code platforms to medium and large-scale enterprises in Ireland, UK and EMEA.

Nick Connors, Managing Director with TEKenable added that “this partnership will see us work with Fexco Managed Services to bring solutions, products and services offerings that will fundamentally change the end-to-end experience of both our customers, and their customers”.

“We predict that we will see growth from a combination of existing and new clients over the coming three years.”

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Headford man’s 1948 Jaguar the star of car run

A staggering 157 classic and vintage cars and motorcycles took part in the 12th annual Car and Honda 50 Run, organised by Ballymac Vintage Club on Sunday. The O’Riada’s Bar […]

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A staggering 157 classic and vintage cars and motorcycles took part in the 12th annual Car and Honda 50 Run, organised by Ballymac Vintage Club on Sunday.

The O’Riada’s Bar and Restaurant-based event raised money for the nearby Glanageenty Walkways and followed a new for 2022 route via Ballymac, Raemore, Knocknagoshel, Brosna, and Mount Eagle before the finish line in the Mart Yard in Castleisland.

Gerard Healy from Knockysheehan, Headford, Killarney had the oldest cars on the run.

He has owned his 1948 Jaguar Mark 4 saloon for the last seven years.

“This car was manufactured in Coventry after World War Two,” he said. “And it was then shipped to Ireland in kit form to avoid high import duty on complete cars. It was reassembled in Dublin and painted emerald green. This is a Sligo car, the first owner was a Miss Teresa Ferry, it was very unusual for a lady to own a car in those days.”

The car was then sold to a vicar and then a soldier before, somehow, ending up in The Netherlands. There it underwent a full restoration in 1999.

Gerard bought the car from a restorer called Roberto Verboon.

“I was proud to bring the car back to Ireland,” he added.

Thanks to generous support from local businesses and sponsors including O’Riada’s and BG Motors over €500 worth of spot prizes were handed out on the day.

Listry’s Tony and Kay Darmody were prize winners after judges were impressed with their Hillman Minx Convertible.

George Carey from Tralee won the motorcycle award with his finely turned out 1986 Honda 90.

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