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Molls Gap to Tralee part of Irish Air Corps 750km cancer charity cycle

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As part of the Irish Air Corps 100 year celebrations its members are cycling from Mizen to Malin with a group due to arrive in Molls Gap at lunchtime today (Monday). 

The cyclists are expected to arrive at 1.30pm and will then continue their journey, finishing in Tralee at 4pm. 

The 51km from Molls Gap, KiIlarney to Tralee will be the third leg on day one of a 750km cycle by over 50 members of the Irish Air Corps to raise funds for the Cancer Support Sanctuary LARCC which has a close link with the Irish Air Corp as one of its founders, Commandant Frank Russell, joined the Irish Air Corp in 1964 and retired in 2009.

The 750km route began at Mizen Head this morning. Following a stop in Bantry the second leg of 55km will bring the cyclists to Molls Gap, Killarney and then they will finish the day with a third 51km leg to Tralee. Tomorrow morning (Tuesday), the group will cycle the 44km from Tralee to Tarbert for the ferry to Killimer.The event will take five days arriving at Malin Head on Friday (September 9) with the aim of raising €20,000 for the charity from this initiative.

Cancer Support Sanctuary LARCC is a community-based cancer support centre in Multyfarnham, Co Westmeath. Alongside its suite of professional services offered on an appointment basis LARCC is the only centre in Ireland offering therapeutic residential breaks for cancer patients.

“We are delighted and honoured to have the support of the Irish Air Corp in this historic year for such an iconic element of the Irish Defence Forces," Bernie McHugh, general manager of the Cancer Support Charity LARCC, said.

"The funds raised from this charity cycle will be immense in helping us to continue to provide our vital professional support services to so many cancer patients in the community, and from all parts of Ireland.”

The 50 Air Corp personnel taking part include all ranks and Commandant Stephen Byrne who will lead the group said, “It is appropriate that one of our celebration activities for our 100th anniversary should be to help a vital service for cancer patients. Our members taking part are delighted to have the opportunity to raise funds for the Cancer Support Sanctuary LARCC and we are asking the Irish public to donate generously in whatever way they can.”

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Kerry v Cork match day parking

  Kerry take on Cork in the first round of the Munster Championship at Fitzgerald Stadium on Saturday. This glamour tie always attracts a huge crowd and Cork fans will […]

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Kerry take on Cork in the first round of the Munster Championship at Fitzgerald Stadium on Saturday.

This glamour tie always attracts a huge crowd and Cork fans will travel in their droves from the Rebel County.

As a result there will be parking restrictions and traffic disruptions in the town on Saturday afternoon.

“Please be aware that the town will be bustling with activity, and traffic congestion is expected. Some parking areas may reach capacity, so we recommend allowing extra time for your journey,” said a Garda spokesperson.

Parking will be available in the following areas near the stadium: New Street, The Glebe car park, Fair Hill car park, High Street, Rock Road car park and the Lewis Road car park.

Parking in the vicinity of Fitzgerald Stadium is reserved for residents with parking passes only.

For a full preview of the match turn to our Sports section on page 54

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Win tickets for Taylor Swift and support Palestine

Killarney For Palestine is raffling two tickets to a Taylor Swift concert in Edinburgh. The group is raising funds for the Halaq family who are known to Kerry Friends of […]

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Killarney For Palestine is raffling two tickets to a Taylor Swift concert in Edinburgh.

The group is raising funds for the Halaq family who are known to Kerry Friends of Palestine and who are currently displaced in tents in the Gaza Strip.

Their homes were destroyed in the city of Khan Younis by Israeli airstrikes.

“It currently costs between €5,000 and €6,000 per person to be evacuated from Gaza,” said Susan Larkin of Killarney For Palestine.

To be in with a chance of winning the tickets for the June 8 concert all you have to do is make a donation via the gofundme link below.

A minimum €5.00 donation ensures entry to the draw which will be made on April 24.

Link: https://www.gofundme.com/f/hx5ahx-help-my-children

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