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Limited spaces for the Škoda Ring of Kerry Charity Cycle




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 To contact a member of staff at Liam Lynch Motors, call 066 9793066.

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Rathmore students look to the future

Students in Scoil Phobail Sliabh Luachra, Rathmore looked to the future as they explored third level opportunities. The teens took part in a number of activities to mark College Awareness […]




Students in Scoil Phobail Sliabh Luachra, Rathmore looked to the future as they explored third level opportunities.

The teens took part in a number of activities to mark College Awareness Week which was held in schools and other education settings nationwide last week.

The focus throughout the week in their school was to highlight the wide range of options open to them when they leave school and to realise that there are pathways to suit all types of learners.

Students from First to Sixth Year took part in activities to get them thinking about their future plans.

First and Second year students completed a module on ‘My Pathways’ and Third Years had an introductory talk on options after school.

Transition Year students worked on a display on all the options and pathways available after school which will remain up permanently.

Senior Cycle students attended the Careers Fair in Munster Technological University (MTU) where they got a chance to meet universities, colleges of Further Education, agricultural colleges, apprenticeship and more education and training providers from around the country including past sudent Aidan O’Mahony at the stand with An Garda Síochána.

Leaving Cert and LCA students had a really informative talk in school on Further Education and apprenticeships from Ella O’Donoghue, Admissions Officer of Kerry College.

The week finished with a talk for Senior Cycle students on Business and Law options in UCC by Ian Wallace.

“A highlight of the week was the involvement of past students, who sent us video clips on their career stories so far and shared tips with students,” Niamh Dwyer, Guidance Counsellor at the school, said.

“It was fabulous to see how well our former students have done and it was really important for our current students to see the diversity of pathways they have taken including apprenticeships, Further Education courses, university, travel, setting up businesses and returning to education as mature students. We are really grateful to the past students who reconnected with us for this week, their input was inspiring and invaluable.”

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Students have education and fun London trip

Leaving Certificate students from St Brigid’s returned home Saturday night after a hectic four-day tour to London. The 87 girls took a tour of London on their first day in the city […]




Leaving Certificate students from St Brigid’s returned home Saturday night after a hectic four-day tour to London.

The 87 girls took a tour of London on their first day in the city after landing. They visited some of the famous locations on the journey, such as Big Ben, the Houses of Parliament, Westminster Abbey, and Trafalgar Square. They enjoyed a night at the Lyceum Theatre in the West End watching ‘The Lion King’.

The girls went to The Natural History Museum on day two, which has one of the world’s greatest collections of historical artefacts. They took their time looking around the massive cathedral-like structure’s sculptures and frescoes. Four coloured zones that focus on topics including the environment, evolution, the planet, and wildlife make up the museum’s divisions. They then took pleasure in a trip to the fascinating Science Museum. It was the ideal location for someone with an inquisitive mind, full of amazing things to do and explore.

The Victoria and Albert Museum was the next stop on the itinerary. The V&A’s collection of art spans 5,000 years, from prehistoric periods to the modern era. The Mouse Trap, an Agatha Christie play, was the entertainment for this evening at the St Martin’s Lane Theatre. The play’s 70th anniversary was this week.

On day three, the girls boarded a capsule for a 30-minute spin of the London Eye and marvelled at the breath-taking sights of London. After that, they went to the Royal Observatory Greenwich’s Planetarium and Astronomy Centre, where they experienced an amazing adventure through space. They went to the Prime Meridian in Greenwich, planting one foot on the eastern and the other on the western hemisphere of our planet.

The girls ended their evening at what was a highlight for many at Winter Wonderland in Hyde Park.

On the final day before flying home, the girls went to Oxford Street to do a spot of shopping.

“A great trip was had by all where many memories were made,” said Sheree Murphy, one of the teachers who travelled with them on the trip.

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