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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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​​Bursaries presented to schools at Lions Club open night

By Michelle Crean Three Killarney schools have been awarded bursaries from a local group. Killarney Lions Club made the presentations to Killarney Community College, St Brigid’s Presentation School and St […]

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By Michelle Crean

Three Killarney schools have been awarded bursaries from a local group.

Killarney Lions Club made the presentations to Killarney Community College, St Brigid’s Presentation School and St Brendan’s College to help support students in need.

It took place at their open night recently in the KDYS Youth Centre.

The night featured different exhibitions about Killarney Lions Club activities such as the Annual Christmas Food Appeal and the Kerry Clubs Fair.

“It was great that people made the effort to come and find out more what Killarney Lions Club does, despite the weather on the night. We are a voluntary group so community support is vital for activities such as our Christmas Food Appeal which will kick off very soon.”

The Killarney Lions Club, through its members, assists various groups and individuals in and around the community. Lions do this through voluntary activities, fundraising and by holding various types of events in support of a great many local causes.

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Staff celebrated for their long service

Stalwarts of the tourism industry in Killarney were delighted to celebrate their long term team members with a gourmet dinner in Great Southern recently. The event was held for all […]

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Stalwarts of the tourism industry in Killarney were delighted to celebrate their long term team members with a gourmet dinner in Great Southern recently.

The event was held for all team members of the Great Southern and Killarney Royal who have over 10 years of service, and was hosted by Michael Jacobi, Managing Director, Hayfield Family Collection and Mark Scally, Financial Controller, Hayfield Family Collection.

32 employees celebrated on the night, with the Great Southern represented by John Fitzgerald with 53 years of service, Martina O’Leary with 44 years of service and Kathleen Bhuiyan with 31 years of service. From Killarney Royal Joseph Hurley celebrated 37 years of service with John Harrington celebrating 32 years and Nuala Doolan celebrating 30 years.

“It is an absolute pleasure for us to celebrate our long term staff members,” event host and Hayfield Family Collection Managing Director, Michael Jacobi, said.

“They have played such an integral part in achieving the high standards we are known to provide and are such familiar welcoming faces for our guests.”

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