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Limited spaces for the Škoda Ring of Kerry Charity Cycle

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There are limited spaces remaining for The Ring of Kerry Charity Cycle, which will take place on Saturday, July 7. The cycle, which this year celebrates 35 years as Ireland’s largest one-day charity fundraising event, is expected to see 10,000 recreational cyclists take part.

Over the past 35 years, the cycle has raised almost €15 million for 150 charity organisations, through the annual support of participating cyclists and volunteers. Aside from some essential costs to run the 180km Ring of Kerry Charity Cycle, all funds raised go directly to carefully selected charity organisations.

To date, funds raised from The Ring of Kerry Charity Cycle have benefited many support services, such as Down Syndrome Ireland, Enable Ireland, the Irish Kidney Association, Breakthrough Cancer Research, the Kerry Hospice Foundation, Pieta House, St Joseph’s Home in Killorglin, and many more.

To celebrate Škoda and Liam Lynch Motors’ sixth consecutive year partnering with The Ring of Kerry Charity Cycle, they have announced some special activities to support cyclists before and after the infamous event.

On the evening of Friday, July 6 at the cyclist registration event, Škoda and Liam Lynch Motors will have two courtesy bike mechanics on stand-by for any last minute repairs that participants may require, to ensure that participants’ bikes are readily prepared for the 180km challenge.

In addition to that, Škoda will have an array of high quality cycling apparel for sale, including shorts, jerseys and rain gear, at a special discount rate.

After completing the trek, Škoda and Liam Lynch Motors will offer participants courtesy massages via six specialist sports massage therapists, who will be on hand to take care of any post-cycle strains and aches.

Liam Lynch of Liam Lynch Motors said: “We have a great tradition of welcoming guests to our wonderful county and we’ll be doing just that as thousands descend on Kerry for this event in July. There has been a great response to the cycle yet again this year, but I would urge people to register for the last remaining spaces as soon as possible to avoid disappointment. It’s a great day out and the event raises much-needed funding for many great causes. As a special thank you to all event participants, we are delighted to offer some additional services to make the challenge a little easier and we look forward to welcoming those taking part to our showroom.”

For further information on The Ring of Kerry Charity Cycle, check out www.ringofkerrycycle.ie. To contact a member of staff at Liam Lynch Motors, call 066 9793066.

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Green light for teen accommodation

By Michelle Crean  Plans for sheltered accommodation to house homeless teenagers in foster care have been given the go ahead. An Bord Pleanala has approved a three-storey building in Flemings Lane just off High Street, which will have eight bedrooms, two one bedroom apartments and one two bedroom apartment. The teens living within the premises […]

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By Michelle Crean
 

Plans for sheltered accommodation to house homeless teenagers in foster care have been given the go ahead.

An Bord Pleanala has approved a three-storey building in Flemings Lane just off High Street, which will have eight bedrooms, two one bedroom apartments and one two bedroom apartment.

The teens living within the premises will be supervised by applicant Eileen O’Brien who will live on the ground floor of the premises.

The two one-bed apartments on the second floor would either be rented out or used for independent living for the teenagers as they reach adulthood.

The two-bed apartment will be on the third floor. There are also plans for balconies at second and third floor levels.

The proposed apartment building is contemporary in design with a mix of stone and render finish on the lower floors and synthetic burned timber finish on the upper floors. The second floor is recessed at the front and the third floor is recessed at the front and the rear with a decorative feature on the front elevation comprising dark grey timber steel poles. The building will also have a flat roof.

Planning permission was granted subject to 14 conditions including a two-metre high boundary wall to be constructed on south, south-western boundaries of the site and there’s to be no overnight commercial guest accommodation.

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Fans return to Fitzgerald Stadium after eight months

By Sean Moriarty Officials from Fitzgerald Stadium remain hopeful that crowd capacity at the venue can be increased to 500 spectators in time for the Munster final on July 25 – subject to both national health guidelines and Kerry qualifying for the game. Last Saturday evening’s National League semi-final between Kerry and Tyrone was the […]

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By Sean Moriarty

Officials from Fitzgerald Stadium remain hopeful that crowd capacity at the venue can be increased to 500 spectators in time for the Munster final on July 25 – subject to both national health guidelines and Kerry qualifying for the game.

Last Saturday evening’s National League semi-final between Kerry and Tyrone was the first game at the stadium since the 2020 Kerry Petroleum Intermediate Club Football Championship Quarter-Final when Glenbeigh-Glencar played Beaufort on October 4 last year.

Due to current restrictions only 200 fans were allowed attend Saturday’s big match. That will remain in place for Kerry’s opening Munster Championship tie with Clare on June 26.

“It had been more than eight months since Fitzgerald Stadium welcomed back fans to the venue,” stadium PRO Tatyana McGough told the Killarney Advertiser. “Everything went exceptionally well.”

She is hopeful that more restrictions will be eased on July 5, paving the way for an increase in capacity to 500 fans in time for the July 25 Munster Final.

“It is likely that from July 5 up to 500 spectators may be permitted to attend games. We hope this number will increase for the Munster Final. If it is a Cork versus Kerry Munster Final the game will be fixed for Sunday July 25 at 4pm in the Fitzgerald Stadium. The stadium’s staff are very confident in being able to host any number of fans that may be allowed.”

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Garda appeal to park legally at beaches and public amenities

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An Garda Siochana is appealing to the public to park legally in designated car parks and spaces when visiting beaches, beauty spots and other public amenities. 

The good weather has seen an increase in dangerous illegal parking at these locations across the country in recent weeks. An Garda Siochana wants people to enjoy the summer but do so safely.

Parking illegally can lead to unnecessary risk and dangers such as pedestrians being forced to walk along dangerous roads. It can also prevent emergency services from gaining access to these amenities a seaside locations which could lead to the loss of life. 

“We encourage the public to plan their journeys and think safety first when parking your vehicle,” the Gardai said in a statement. 

“The outcome of parking illegally could be far more serious than a FCPN or vehicle towing and puts others and your own life at risk. 

An Garda Siochana reminds and encourages the public to social distance and follow public health guidelines when attending these locations this Summer.

An Garda Siochana is also supporting National Water Safety Awareness Week (June 14th – 20th). Information on this campaign and general water safety can be found on Water Safety Irelands Website – www.watersafety.ie/national-water-safety-awareness-week/

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