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Quest Kenmare is back for 2022

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Quest Kenmare adventure race makes a welcome return to Kenmare on March 12.

Organisers are delighted to be able to once again stage this incredibly popular adventure challenge, last held in 2019, and include all the razzmatazz and celebration traditionally associated with the event.

Quest Kenmare will start in Kenmare town square on the morning of Saturday March 12. Participants will begin by cycling, before moving on to the run and kayak stages of the event. The stunning route will take them around Kenmare Bay, Bonane, Molls Gap and Esk Mountain, before returning to cheering crowds gathered in Kenmare town.

The event usually sells out and organisers, Elite Event Management, expect 2022 to be no exception. Nearly 1,000 people have already signed up with only eight weeks to go before race day. Increased numbers are anticipated due to the event being sorely missed by regular participants and newcomers alike, eager to take on a new year challenge.

Race organiser Oliver Kirwan welcomed a positive return to the adventure racing season, and said: “We are thrilled to be able to bring Quest Kenmare back to South Kerry and West Cork this year. After a two-year hiatus, we understand from participants that they are ready to take part in outdoor events again. Quest Kenmare continues to be a popular choice for adventure enthusiasts, and supporters wishing to make a weekend of visiting the beautiful boutique town of Kenmare and the Beara Peninsula. The healthy uptake in registrations brings a huge economic boost to the area, and we remain incredibly grateful for the unwavering support from the town and local business.’’

Participants can choose from three routes: the 28km ‘Challenge’ route, the 43km ‘Sport’ route and the 78km ‘Expert’ route. Numbers are capped for health and safety of all participants, but there remains a few spaces left for anyone wishing to register on the Quest Adventure Series website: www.questadventureseries.com

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Festive jumpers and a Kerry jersey brings fundraiser to €10k

By Michelle Crean Jumpers have helped to raise almost €10k so far – but now it’s a very special jersey which could drive the fundraising numbers up! A Kerry football […]

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By Michelle Crean

Jumpers have helped to raise almost €10k so far – but now it’s a very special jersey which could drive the fundraising numbers up!

A Kerry football jersey signed by the 2022 All-Ireland winning team is up for grabs via a fundraising link once a donation is made to the Presents for Palliative fundraiser.

On Friday eight local schools including Holy Cross Mercy, Killarney Community College, Presentation Monastery, Lissivigeen, St Brendan’s College, St Brigid’s, St Francis Special School, and St Oliver’s
swapped their uniforms for their most colourful festive gear with funds going to help the amazing services in the Palliative Care Unit/Kerry Hospice Foundation.

“The day took place across the schools involved last Friday (December 2) and looks like it has been a success,” teacher Elaine Moynihan from St Brendan’s College told the Killarney Advertiser.

“The donations from the schools are still being counted but students look to be on their way towards making their goal of €10k.”

The iDonate ‘Fundraising For Kerry Hospice Foundation’ has been very helpful in this regard, she added.

“Anyone who donates via the link and leaves their name will be in with a chance to win a Kerry jersey signed by the 2022 All-Ireland winning team which will be presented to them before Christmas by a couple of members of the team.

“This was organised by the students involved in the fundraiser as a way to say thanks, and give back, to the members of the community who have gotten involved in the event – the link is live until December 18 and the draw will be made the following day.”

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Killarney punter secures €50,000 in EuroMillions draw

A lucky Killarney punter got an early Christmas present when they scooped €50,000 in the EuroMillions ‘Ireland Only Raffle’. The winning ticket, sold in the Lidl supermarket on the Tralee road, was […]

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A lucky Killarney punter got an early Christmas present when they scooped €50,000 in the EuroMillions ‘Ireland Only Raffle’.

The winning ticket, sold in the Lidl supermarket on the Tralee road, was valid for Tuesday night’s special draw.

The Killarney winner was one of 10 who each secured the €50,000 windfall.

“The National Lottery can reveal that three players in Dublin, three players in Cork and one player in Kerry, Roscommon, Kildare and Wexford all scooped the special raffle prize which was the seventh of 12 draws in the National Lottery’s ’12 Draws of Christmas’ promotion,” said a National Lottery statement.

The eighth draw will take place tonight (December 9) where 10 more players are guaranteed to win the amazing prizes.

Meanwhile, a player in Belgium scooped the EuroMillions Jackpot prize worth an astonishing €142,897,164.

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