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On their marks for world’s most beautiful road race

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Louise Devaney and Eddie O'Sullivan competing in the Run Killarney.

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SOME 2,000 intrepid runners and walkers got off to an early start on Saturday to compete in what organisers promised to be the “world’s most beautiful road race”, in the form of the Run Killarney event.

Molls Gap provided a misty start line for the half marathon which got under way at 8.30am. The route encompassed Ladies Views, Killarney National Park and passing iconic landmarks including Muckross House and Abbey.
“Competitors enjoyed stunning views of the Lakes of Killarney and the unspoiled beauty of the Park,” said spokeswoman Lisa Daly of organiser Elite Event Management.

In the half marathon the first male to finish was Niall Shanahan (Cork) who set a new course record of 1 hour 13 minutes 39 seconds. In second place was Christopher Murnane (Cork), 1 hour 15 minutes 49 seconds and finishing third was Donal White (Kerry Crusaders) 1 hour 16 minutes 2 seconds.

The first female home in the half marathon was Teresa Diaz (Spain) 1 hour 24 minutes 35 seconds followed closely by local lady Alison Kirwan (Star of the Laune AC) 1 hour 26 minutes 08 seconds and Deirdre Nagle (Eagle AC) 1 hour 26 minutes 19 seconds.

The weather brightened up for the start of the 10k race at 10am. Runners from local athletics clubs An Riocht and Star of the Laune were among the big winners on the day. First across the line in the 10k event was Donal O’Callaghan in 33 minutes 59 seconds, followed closely by the first female Siobhan Daly (Gneeveguilla AC) 41 minutes 26 seconds.

“The Gleneagle Hotel was the centre of activity where competitors were treated to a well-earned massage, Japanese hot tubs, custom made medals and hot food at the finish line. Spectators and participants basked in the summer sunshine at the finish area,” said Lisa.

Now in its seventh year the event attracted competitors from all over Ireland and international athletes from America, Austria, Japan, France and the UK.

Event organiser Oliver Kirwan said" “Events like this are brilliant for the town promoting a healthy lifestyle and showcasing the best that the Killarney has to offer. “Sporting events in Killarney are becoming increasingly popular and plans are under way for an even bigger event in 2017. Events of this size are not possible without huge support of all the volunteers, Killarney Rugby Club, Killarney AC, Killarney town council, Killarney Chamber of Commerce and Tourism, the Civil Defence and the Killarney National Parks & Wildlife Service.”
 


 
Pictured above: Louise Devaney and Eddie O'Sullivan.

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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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