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New date and additional cycle route for Valley 70 Cycle

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CYCLE LAUNCH: Launching The Valley 70 Cycle which takes place on June 9 were: Pat Ahern (Co-Sponsor), Padraig Leane (Co-Sponsor), John Herlihy, Irene O'Keeffe (School Principal) and children from Coolick National School.

Following a successful event last year which hosted 250 cyclists from across Kerry, the Valley 70 returns with a new date and an additional short, flat route.

Launched by members of Kilcummin’s Intermediate All-Ireland Winning Team - the Valley 70 will take place on Sunday, June 9. The main route through the Gap of Dunloe is consistently voted one of Ireland’s most scenic. This year, there’s the option of doing a 30km flat route - which will suit all ages and abilities.

All cyclists start at Fossa Community Centre, which is located across the road from Fossa Church. After a pleasant 25km loop around Beaufort and Kilgobnet - the 30km participants head back to base for refreshments where the 70km cyclists take the road to Kate Kearney’s Cottage and from there go through the Gap of Dunloe into the Black Valley. From here it’s up to the Sneem Road, back to Moll’s Gap and down to Killarney - travelling along Muckross Road onto Mission Road, Port Road and back to base at Fossa Community Centre.

One hundred percent of monies raised on the Valley 70 Cycle will go to Coolick National School.

And school principal, Irene O’Keeffe, is looking forward to the event.

"This is the sixth year of our cycle,” she said. “We’ve moved the date out by two weeks, but kept it on Sunday as it suits people, and we’ve added a shorter, flat loop as well. We look forward to a great day.”

There will be over 40 stewards and road crew in attendance on the day to ensure visibility and safety in all aspects of the event. Food is available before the cycle, as well as rest and refuel stops at the top of the Gap climb and at the Sneem Road junction plus a BBQ at the finish line.

You can book your ticket online at: www.valley70.weebly.com or register in person at Fossa Community Centre on Saturday, June 8, from 7-9pm or from 7.30am on Sunday, June 9 - the day of the cycle. The cycle costs €25 per person and €15 for U16s who must be accompanied by an adult.

The roll off is at 9am sharp. All cyclists must wear a helmet. Discounts are available for adult groups and U16 groups by calling John on 086 8121029. Further details are on Facebook: @thevalley70cycle.

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Local author’s debut book makes Late Late Toy Show

Killarney art psychotherapist Katie O’Donoghue was delighted to spot her first children’s book on last Friday’s Late Late Toy Show! ‘The Little Squirrel Who Worried’ was written and illustrated by Katie, and published by Gill Books in July. With almost every eye in Ireland on the Toy Show every year, children’s authors, illustrators and publishers […]

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Killarney art psychotherapist Katie O’Donoghue was delighted to spot her first children’s book on last Friday’s Late Late Toy Show!

‘The Little Squirrel Who Worried’ was written and illustrated by Katie, and published by Gill Books in July.

With almost every eye in Ireland on the Toy Show every year, children’s authors, illustrators and publishers compete for a much-coveted spot on the set. Aware that her book had been sent to Ryan, but not having heard anything from RTÉ, Katie was thrilled to see it in a prominent position. It was a wonderful surprise to discover ‘The Little Squirrel Who Worried’ had been placed in the front row of the book corner. There, it had a little chair of its own and was even embraced by a cuddly toy.

It was visible many times over the course of the evening, particularly during the book discussion, an incredibly proud moment for first-time author Katie.

“I have to admit, when I saw ‘The Little Squirrel Who Worried’ cradled in the teddy’s arms, I may have jumped up and down with excitement,” Katie told the Killarney Advertiser.

What began as a lockdown project while Katie was living in London and missing her family in Kerry, is providing comfort to children around the world.

Using a gentle story with gorgeous illustrations, Little Squirrel and his forest friends teach young people a variety of simple coping techniques.

“These skills will benefit children their entire lives and the book is even helpful for adults who are prone to worrying and overthinking,” she added.

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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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