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Liam Lynch is pictured with a selection of staff of Liam Lynch Motors, official car partner to the Ring of Kerry Charity Cycle. PICTURE: DON MACMONAGLE

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Liam Lynch,pictured with a selection of staff of Liam Lynch Motors, official car partner to the Ring of Kerry Charity Cycle. PICTURE: DON MACMONAGLE
 


 
ŠKODA and Liam Lynch Motors have got in gear to partner with the Ring of Kerry Charity Cycle for fourth consecutive year. The Ring of Kerry Charity Cycle is the largest one-day charity fundraising event in Munster and celebrated its 30th year last year. Taking place on Saturday, July 2, the event welcomes thousands of leisure cyclists from across Ireland as they embark on a 180km journey along the spectacular Ring of Kerry to raise much needed funds for worthy Kerry-based causes.

Cyclist, model and food blogger Roz Purcell described the cycle as “a fantastic event, and an important one which raises money for such worthwhile local causes”.

Liam Lynch, of Liam Lynch Motors in Farranfore, said: “We are thrilled to partner with the Ring of Kerry Charity Cycle for the fourth consecutive year. The atmosphere on the day is electric. We can’t wait to welcome the 10,000 riders to Kerry for what promises to be a great weekend of fundraising and festivities.”
Last year, in excess of €1.85 million was raised for different charities in Kerry.”

The designated charities for the 2016 edition are; Derrynane Inshore Rescue, Irish Kidney Association, Pieta House: Suicide and Self Harm Crisis Centre, Recovery Haven Kerry, South West Counselling Services Killarney, St Francis Special School, St Joseph’s Nursing Home in Killorglin, St Ita’s and St Joseph’s Post Primary Special School in Tralee and Talbot Grove.

Cathal Walshe, PRO of the Ring of Kerry Charity Cycle, said: “We’ve been working hard preparing for the 2016 edition of the Ring of Kerry Charity Cycle and this year’s event is shaping up to be the best yet. Not alone does this event benefit worthwhile charities at a local level, but bringing 10,000 cyclists and their supporters to the area provides a huge local economic boost.”

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Ballycasheen junction to get upgraded this year.

A long awaited solution to traffic problems where Ballycasheen Road meets the N22 Cork Road looks like finally being resolved this year. Late last year Transport Infrastructure Ireland allocated €1.2m to be spent on the section of road between the Park Road roundabout and Ballycasheen junction. “Technical Approval for the improvements, along this section which […]

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A long awaited solution to traffic problems where Ballycasheen Road meets the N22 Cork Road looks like finally being resolved this year.

Late last year Transport Infrastructure Ireland allocated €1.2m to be spent on the section of road between the Park Road roundabout and Ballycasheen junction.

“Technical Approval for the improvements, along this section which include Active Travel provision and Junction Improvements at Ballycasheen, is being sought from TII before commencing,” a council spokesperson confirmed. “The elected members will be briefed on the proposals ahead of the commencement of the statutory process in early 2022.”

The council official was responding to a request by Cllr John O’Donoghue who sought an update on progress being on a promised “more user friendly junction.”

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€2.3m funding for Kerry schools under Summer Works Programme

Minister for Education and Kerry TD Norma Foley has today (Monday) announced funding of €2.3 million for the approval of 24 projects across Kerry under the Department’s 2022 Summer Works Scheme. This funding is part of the overall package of €65m for a total of 497 projects around the country. “I am delighted to confirm […]

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Minister for Education and Kerry TD Norma Foley has today (Monday) announced funding of €2.3 million for the approval of 24 projects across Kerry under the Department’s 2022 Summer Works Scheme.

This funding is part of the overall package of €65m for a total of 497 projects around the country.

“I am delighted to confirm this significant tranche of funding which will provide further investment for schools in Kerry under the Summer Works Scheme,” Minister Foley said.

“School communities have shown great resilience, flexibility and leadership in adapting to the many challenges that arose over the course of the pandemic. This funding is a further endorsement of the excellence in education provided by schools across the county. I am announcing the Summer Works Scheme projects now so that schools have a good lead-in period to plan and deliver the projects in summer 2022,” she said.

“Today’s announcement follows on from the enhanced minor works funding which was delivered to schools a number of weeks ago.”

The projects for Kerry included in today’s announcement include Mechanical Works at Two Mile Community NS and Spa National School, Science Labs including Gas Works at Community College Killorglin and Castleisland Community College, as well as Roof Works at Scoil Phobail Sliabh Luachra. 

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