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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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No 2021 return for Killarney on Ice

By Michelle Crean Fans of the ice will be disappointed to hear that Killarney on Ice will not return for a second year. Following its huge popularity year on year since returning to Killarney in 2015, the promoters of Killarney on Ice are disappointed to confirm that they are unable to operate again this year. […]

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By Michelle Crean

Fans of the ice will be disappointed to hear that Killarney on Ice will not return for a second year.

Following its huge popularity year on year since returning to Killarney in 2015, the promoters of Killarney on Ice are disappointed to confirm that they are unable to operate again this year.

Rising case numbers, uncertain COVID-19 restrictions, and insurance challenges have been the main drivers behind the decision not to open, according to the company.

As Kerry’s only festive ice rink, the facility has brought much fun and life to the town over the years, attracting thousands of people from all over the county, and indeed the whole country, with many families coming to stay overnight in Killarney and enjoying all that this great town has to offer.

As well as friends and families coming to skate, schools, youth clubs, sports teams and employees of local companies use the group booking discount rate to plan sessions on the ice, and Killarney on Ice would like to thank them all for their continuing loyalty.

“We sincerely hope to be back better and stronger in 2022, and we look forward to welcoming all of our valued customers,” Tim O’Donoghue, the promoter of the rink, told the Killarney Advertiser.

“In the meantime, we wish you all a very Merry Christmas and a prosperous New Year.”

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10 new jobs announced for Kerry County Council

The Government has approved 10 new posts for Kerry County Council to assist with the delivery of their social housing targets. The news was announced today (Friday) as part of the Government’s new housing plan ‘Housing for All’ which commits to strengthening the capacity of Local Authorities to initiate, design, plan, develop and manage housing projects. The plan […]

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The Government has approved 10 new posts for Kerry County Council to assist with the delivery of their social housing targets.

The news was announced today (Friday) as part of the Government’s new housing plan ‘Housing for All’ which commits to strengthening the capacity of Local Authorities to initiate, design, plan, develop and manage housing projects.

The plan acknowledges that this requires the resourcing of housing delivery teams and the posts being announced include a wide range of positions from engineers to quantity surveyors and architects with provision also made for the necessary administrative resources.

“I welcome this announcement by my Cabinet colleague Minister for Housing, Local Government and Heritage, Darragh O’Brien,” Minister Foley said.

“Housing is a key priority for Government and these new posts are an endorsement of the excellent work carried out by Kerry County Council and a deserved recognition of their continued commitment to providing social housing to all local communities across Kerry.”

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