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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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Christmas magic begins as Santa arrives in Killarney

He came dashing through the town on Saturday night and packed streets greeted him with huge excitement. Yes, that’s right – Santa Claus took some time out of his very […]

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He came dashing through the town on Saturday night and packed streets greeted him with huge excitement.

Yes, that’s right – Santa Claus took some time out of his very busy schedule and arrived to town for the annual switching on of the Christmas lights and magic parade.

The streets were lined with children and their families and they’d huge smiles on their faces when they spotted the man in the red coat making his way around the town on the colourful float.

Grace O’Hare was pictured with her dad Conor – she had the best seat in the town to watch Santa Claus as she was perched high on her dad’s shoulders.

It was the same for the Patterson family, Alex, Irene, Catherine and Robert, while Parade safety steward, Marie Brosnan-Leahy, was on hand to make sure everything went off OK.

Killarney Municipal District Councillors, Cllr Niall ‘Botty’ O’Callaghan, Cllr Donal Grady, Cathaoirleach Killarney Municipal District Cllr John O’Donoghue, Cllr Brendan Cronin, Cllr Marie Moloney, also enjoyed the occasion while the Sam Maguire took pride of place and centre stage in Killarney for the annual fun filled event.

And while he was in town Santa took some time off to have a chat with Killarney Advertiser columnist Marie Carroll-O’Sullivan – check it out on page 14 of this week’s edition.

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Women’s health the focus of HeartBeat meeting

By Sean Moriarty HeartBeat Killarney will present a special meeting dedicated to women’s health next week. Hosted by HeartBeat nurse Anna O’Donoghue, the meeting tomorrow evening (Tuesday) will feature specific […]

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By Sean Moriarty

HeartBeat Killarney will present a special meeting dedicated to women’s health next week.

Hosted by HeartBeat nurse Anna O’Donoghue, the meeting tomorrow evening (Tuesday) will feature specific discussions on every decade of women’s lives.

Special guest on the evening will be Obstetrician and Gynaecologist Dr Mary McCaffrey.

“Topics will include hormones and how they affect health from puberty, the importance of bone health, a cameo on female cardiac symptoms, heart health and mid-life, as well as common health symptoms specific to women’s well-being,” said HeartBeat chairman Billy O’Sullivan.

“We welcome women of all ages to this important meeting which is an opportunity not to be missed, especially if you have health worries.”

The meeting will take place at 8pm at the Parish Centre on Park Road.

It will be followed by a Q&A session and there is an optional blood pressure and pulse clinic from 7.30pm.

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