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Quest Killarney is back on track!

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Quest Killarney is back on track and set to make a much anticipated return to the adventure racing circuit on October 1.

Over 2,000 adventure enthusiasts took part in 2019, the last time the event was held, and after a three year hiatus, organisers expect the event to sell out.

Quest Killarney takes participants on a tour of some of the most beautiful parts of Killarney and of the most stunning natural environments in the world. Winding its way through iconic landmarks like Molls Gap, Black Valley, Torc Waterfall, the Ring of Kerry, Muckross House, and around Killarney National Park, Quest Killarney has become renowned for its fabulous scenery as well as its challenging routes.

Run by local Killarney based company Elite Event Management, event organiser Oliver Kirwan said they "are really looking forward to welcoming back everyone to Killarney after three years to what is the biggest adventure race in the world".

"With support from local businesses and Killarney National Park, this year’s event is going to be the best Quest Killarney yet," he said.

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Participants run, cycle and kayak their way along a choice of five different routes of varying lengths, depending on the challenge and pace they wish to set themselves: an 83km Expert Route, 75km Pro Route, 66km Dual Route (cycling and running only), a 55km Sport Route and a 25km Challenge Route. The great choice and varying lengths of these challenges allow for a wide range of experience and fitness levels to take part.

This year sees some slight changes to the routes and their distances, and these are detailed stage by stage with elevations and distances, terrain and advisory notes on the Quest website www.questadvdentureseries.com - which is also where anyone interested is urged to sign-up as soon as possible, and also via the links on Quest Adventure Series Facebook and Instagram.

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Coolick National School to launch online lotto

A popular primary school in the Killarney area is launching a new fundraising initiative this week to support and improve the education experience of the children it serves. The Coolick […]

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A popular primary school in the Killarney area is launching a new fundraising initiative this week to support and improve the education experience of the children it serves.

The Coolick National School Lotto is now live; offering a weekly prize, a weekly jackpot and a range of valuable spot prizes at launch.

Coolick NS first opened its doors in 1870 making it one of the county’s oldest primary schools. The school and pre-school is home to over 130 children from the locality. This is an increase of 20% over the past 5 years taking enrolment to an all-time high.

Coolick NS School Lotto Chairperson and parent, Pádraig Leane says properly resourcing primary school services is crucial:

“The cost of providing education is rising and the school grants provided by the department, although valuable, only do so much. We want to overcome this challenge with our school lotto. The school has a range of immediate needs but also longer-term goals to expand our facilities, add more sports equipment, wellness programmes, student support programmes and increase extra-curricular trips,” he said.

First on the list is a new set of school jerseys, gymnastics mats, replacement of end-of-lfe iPads and further expansion of their Tír na nÓg play area for the younger pupils.
Coolick National School Principal Gearoid O’Sullivan remains focused on providing the best for the children of Coolick.

“As a school we are committed to providing the best equipment, teaching and learning resources, outdoor spaces and a school interior that helps nurture each child. This school lotto will help us with our commitment to provide the very best for the school and especially for the pupils in our care,” said the principal.

The staff and students of Coolick National School are appealing to families, friends, past pupils, members of the local community, stakeholders and supporters to get behind the weekly school lotto. It is hoped that the option of 1 line for €2.50, 2 lines for €4 or 3 lines for €5 will encourage everybody to contribute. A lotto draw will take place each week with a maximum jackpot of €2,000 to be won.

Signing up is easy; through the school’s website https://www.ourfundraiser.ie/org/coolickns

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Live TV audience date with Daniel O’Donnell at INEC

People of Killarney will have the opportunity to participate in a live television audience with Daniel O’Donnell. TG4 television’s highest rating country music series of concerts is coming to the […]

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People of Killarney will have the opportunity to participate in a live television audience with Daniel O’Donnell.

TG4 television’s highest rating country music series of concerts is coming to the Gleneagle INEC Arena for the first time from June 17 to 19.

Recorded before a live audience over three nights with two concerts per night, Opry le Daniel offers a different music theme each evening and a host of special guests will join the legendary presenter Daniel O’ Donnell on stage to perform all your favourite songs.

The recordings of the show will be split into two one-hour blocks, taking place throughout each evening.

Now in its 14th year, Ireland’s favourite country music artist O’ Donnell will be joined on stage by Declan Nerney, Cliona Hagan, Mike Denver, Chrissy Mac, Dana and the Donegal balladeers ‘Onóir’ to mention but a few.

Tickets from €30.20 are available from www.inec.ie and the Gleneagle INEC Arena box office on 064 6671555.

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