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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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Free creative workshop for children impacted by cancer

Cancer support charity, Recovery Haven Kerry, will host a free creative workshop for children impacted by cancer this coming Thursday (September 30). The online event has been organised to mark Childhood Cancer Awareness Month this September and will be facilitated by Recovery Haven Kerry deputy manager and art therapist, Katie O’Donoghue from Killarney. The workshop, which […]

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Cancer support charity, Recovery Haven Kerry, will host a free creative workshop for children impacted by cancer this coming Thursday (September 30).

The online event has been organised to mark Childhood Cancer Awareness Month this September and will be facilitated by Recovery Haven Kerry deputy manager and art therapist, Katie O’Donoghue from Killarney.

The workshop, which takes place via Zoom at 6.30pm, is aimed at children who have been impacted by cancer in any way and will also see Katie read from her debut children’s book, ‘‘The Little Squirrel Who Worried’.

Workshop facilitator, Katie, has worked for many years as a child and young people’s therapist with the NHS, before returning to her native Killarney this year. Her background is in fine art and design and she has a Masters degree in Art Psychotherapy.

If you would like to register your child for this free online workshop, please contact Recovery Haven Kerry on 066 7192122 to book your place.

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Not to be for Killarney as Waterford named Best Place to Live in Ireland

While Killarney made it through to the last five, in the end it was Waterford City which claimed the overall title of Best Place to Live in Ireland 2021. While the city was the unanimous choice of the judging panel it had to beat off stiff competition from Killarney and three other shortlisted locations: Clonakilty, […]

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While Killarney made it through to the last five, in the end it was Waterford City which claimed the overall title of Best Place to Live in Ireland 2021.

While the city was the unanimous choice of the judging panel it had to beat off stiff competition from Killarney and three other shortlisted locations: Clonakilty, Co Cork, Galway city and the village of Glaslough in Co Monaghan.

Among the things which impressed the judges about Waterford were its beautiful buildings, its liveability, its pedestrian friendly public space, its weather, and its easy access to the Comeragh Mountains and the Copper Coast.

The Chair of the judging panel Conor Goodman congratulated Killarney on its fine showing in the competition.

“Given the level of entries and the extremely high standard of those entries, making it into the Best 5 Places to Live in Ireland really is a wonderful achievement which I’m sure everyone in Killarney and Kerry is really proud of. We were delighted with the level of interest in the competition and would like to thank everyone who nominated a place or who engaged with us on it.”

The Irish Times Best Place to Live in Ireland contest, which is supported by Randox Health, began in June.

In total 470 locations were nominated by more than 2,400 people from all 32 counties for the title of ‘Best Place to Live in Ireland 2021’.

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