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Lords and ladies of the Ring use pedal power to generate €1,737,700

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Figure this: €1,737,700 the final amount raised of money raised after 33rd Annual Ring of Kerry Charity Cycle 2016, now the biggest one-day charity fundraising event in Munster, attracting thousands of leisure cyclists completing 180km of spectacular Kerry landscape, while at the same time fundraising for Kerry-based charities. PICTURE: VALERIE O'SULLIVAN

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SOME 47 local charities were the winners when the grand total for this year’s Ring of Kerry Charity Cycle was totted up, reaching a whopping €1,737,700.

A total of 11,000 intrepid cyclists from across Ireland and beyond saddled up to cycle the scenic Ring of Kerry on July 2 with one shared goal – to use pedal power to generate money for many deserving local charities and this epic achievement was celebrated at a special function in the INEC on Friday night. “Fundraisers, supporters, organisers and charities alike are delighted to reveal that a staggering €1,737,700 was raised and this was divided amongst 47 local charities,” said cycle committee PRO Cathal Walshe.

Every year this event brings people together in an incredible act of generosity and this year is no different, added Cathal. “We are delighted to have raised such a huge amount again for such deserving local charities. This year more than 45 local charities will benefit from the generosity of our fundraisers and we couldn’t be more proud of that,” he said.
“The charities involved do incredible work all year round in our community and it’s a huge honour to be able to support them in this way once a year. It is always really special to see volunteers from the charities helping out on the day in July, thanking the fundraisers as they complete their journey.”

Cathal added: “Special thanks must go the hundreds of volunteers who give their time to make the cycle happen. 12 months of planning goes into organising and managing the cycle and this is done by a voluntary committee. Thanks must also go to our fantastic partners and sponsors Supervalu, SKODA, The Kerryman, Nature Valley, Bon Secours Hospital, and the Killarney Chamber of Tourism & Commerce. With their support most of the running costs are covered.”

The 10 nominated Kerry based charities that will benefit from the money raised are; Aras Mhuire Nursing Home, Derrynane Inshore Rescue, Irish Kidney Association (Kerry branch), Pieta House: Suicide and Self Harm Crisis Centre (Kerry branch), Recovery Haven Kerry, South West Counselling Services Killarney, St Francis Special School, St Joseph’s Nursing Home, Killorglin, St Ita’s and St Joseph’s Post Primary Special School in Tralee and Talbot Grove.

Three second-tier charities received €10,000 with 34 additional charities receiving €2,000 each. “Everyone associated with the cycle are delighted and proud that the 2016 Ring of Kerry Charity Cycle has been such an amazing success,” added Cathal. “A huge thank you to everyone who fundraised and we hope to see you again in 2017! The planning has begun.”
 


 
Figure this: €1,737,700 the final amount raised of money raised after 33rd Annual Ring of Kerry Charity Cycle 2016, now the biggest one-day charity fundraising event in Munster, attracting thousands of leisure cyclists completing 180km of spectacular Kerry landscape, while at the same time fundraising for Kerry-based charities.
PICTURE: VALERIE O'SULLIVAN

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Coveted KY-1 plate goes to Hyundai for 2022

  The coveted KY-1 plate has been allocated to Adams of Tralee for the second year in a row. The county’s Hyundai dealership secured the coveted plate as a result of the Hyundai Tucson topping the individual model sales charts for 2021. Available in diesel, petrol and pug-in hybrid, the Tucson offers something for every motorists. […]

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The coveted KY-1 plate has been allocated to Adams of Tralee for the second year in a row.

The county’s Hyundai dealership secured the coveted plate as a result of the Hyundai Tucson topping the individual model sales charts for 2021.

Available in diesel, petrol and pug-in hybrid, the Tucson offers something for every motorists.

With the switch to full electric not far away, Adams of Tralee’s general manager Marcus O’Shea believes that hybrid offers the perfect transition from fossil fuelled-cars to electric.

“It is a steeping-stone towards full electric,” he told the Killarney Advertiser. “It reduces the range anxiety for those not ready for full electric and it gets people used to new ways – plugging in the car at night at home will become normal and hybrid is the first step.”

The Tucson range has a model to suit all tastes and budgets. As well as being available in petrol, diesel or hybrid, each power variant is also available as in entry-level, mid or high specification formats.

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Hairdresser reveals women “open up” on safety while getting their hair done

By Sean Moriarty Nicole Coffey of Nicole’s Hair Salon on St Anne’s was inspired to run a fundraiser for a women’s refuge after hearing distressing stories from some of her clients. On Saturday last she offered a wash and blow-dry to clients and rather than charging them for the her services her customers made a […]

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By Sean Moriarty

Nicole Coffey of Nicole’s Hair Salon on St Anne’s was inspired to run a fundraiser for a women’s refuge after hearing distressing stories from some of her clients.

On Saturday last she offered a wash and blow-dry to clients and rather than charging them for the her services her customers made a donation to Adapt Women’s Refuge in Tralee.

Nicole was inspired to run the charity day because a lot of her regular clients opened up to her while they were getting their hair done.

The timing of her charity day was poignant as it came just days after Ashling Murphy was murdered while out for a run in her own town of Tullamore.

“People open up while I do their hair, many of them would not know that there is a refuge in Kerry,” she told the Killarney Advertiser. “I have experience with clients who are struggling. I had this idea to create more awareness for Adapt.”

She raised €2,000 for Adapt and the cheque was handed over to the Tralee-based charity on Thursday night this week.

Such was the success of her charity day Nicole worked from 7am to 7pm and as well as cash donations customers also donated vouchers and care packs to the charity.

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