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Quest Killarney to welcome over 2000 participants

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Over 2000 participants are expected to take part in Quest Killarney today (Saturday).
Starting and finishing at the Gleneagle Hotel Killarney, this epic adventure race involves competitors running, cycling and kayaking across Killarney’s National Park taking in spectacular locations such as the Gap of Dunloe, Molls Gap, Black Valley, Ring of Kerry, Torc Waterfall, Devil’s Punchbowl, Mangerton Mountain and Muckross House.
“We are delighted to finish the Quest Series for the year in Killarney, it’s our biggest and best event and we’re very excited to be able to welcome more than 2000 adventure racers to town,” Oliver Kirwan, Director, said.
“Now in its ninth year, it’s a great event for businesses in Killarney as many of the participants bring friends and family that support local businesses throughout the weekend. We couldn’t carry off the event without the support of our local stakeholders, residents, the Gardaí and the National Parks. I’d like to thank them all for their ongoing support. The whole team at Quest is looking forward to welcoming all those taking part and we want to wish them the best of luck, enjoy the day and the craic at the after-party!”
Road users are being asked to be aware of large groups of cyclists travelling between the Gleneagle Hotel and the Gap of Dunloe from 7.30am to 11am. Please note the Muckross and Dinis Trail will be closed from 9am to 11.30am and Lord Brandon’s Cottage to N71 on the Kerry Way track will be closed from 8am to 2.30pm.
 
2020 Dates
 
Dates for all the Quest events in 2020 have been confirmed with all going on sale tomorrow (Saturday) for those who want to start planning their year ahead.
Dates for 2020 are: Quest Kenmare – March 7, Quest Glendalough – April 4, Quest Wales – June 20 (already open for registration), Quest Lough Derg – September 12 and Quest Killarney – October 10.
“2019 has been a fantastic year for us, we introduced a new event in September, Quest Lough Derg, which saw over 1500 participants take to the banks of Lough Derg and surrounding area. It also involved the construction of Ireland’s largest pontoon which we erected across the Shannon between Ballina Co. Tipperary and Killaloe Co. Clare! The event was a huge success and we have had wonderful feedback; we are delighted to confirm it will return again as part of our 2020 series. We’re really looking forward to 2020, we are continuously working on new events and we are planning to expand the series to include exciting new locations which will be announced later in the year.”
For more information contact annette@eliteevents.ie or 087 2026679.
 
Keep an eye on social media and
www.questadventureseries.com for further details of new events and updates on 2020.
 
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More than  38,000 homes, farms and businesses across the country without power

Gale force winds associated with Storm Barra, with gusts of over 130 km/h, are continuing to cause damage to the electricity network, currently affecting more than  38,000 homes, farms and businesses across the country. The damage is mainly attributable to fallen trees on overhead lines as a result of the high winds. ESB Networks’ crews will […]

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Gale force winds associated with Storm Barra, with gusts of over 130 km/h, are continuing to cause damage to the electricity network, currently affecting more than  38,000 homes, farms and businesses across the country.

The damage is mainly attributable to fallen trees on overhead lines as a result of the high winds. ESB Networks’ crews will continue to work late into the evening to restore power to those affected, where safe to do so, but unfortunately, some customers will remain without electricity overnight.

Since early morning and despite challenging conditions, ESB Networks have continued to restore power to customers across the country.
With the storm still crossing the country, more damage and interruptions to supply can be expected. ESB Networks reminds the public that if you come across fallen wires or damaged electricity network, never, ever touch or approach these as they may be LIVE and extremely dangerous.

All internal resources and contractors remain on alert and are responding to electricity outages once it is safe to do so. With a Red weather warning in the Southwest in effect until 9 pm tonight, and Co Clare until 1 am on Wednesday morning, some of our crews may not be mobilised on the ground until the worst of the severe weather passes.

We are advising all those impacted by outages that they should prepare to be without electricity overnight and into tomorrow, with some customers potentially without power beyond that. It is very important that any customers who use electrically powered medical devices should contact their healthcare professional to make alternative arrangements if necessary.

In addition to safety procedures associated with power restoration, crews continue to work under all national Covid-19 protocols with respect to hygiene, social distancing and PPE.

Customers without power can check for updates on when their fault is expected to be repaired at www.powercheck.ie

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“Avoid the Ballycasheen area of Killarney” Kerry County Council

County Kerry is now bearing the full brunt of Storm Barra and the Kerry Severe Weather Coordination Team reminds everyone that a Status RED weather warning, the highest such warning, remains in place for Kerry until 9pm. Kerry County Council is advising people to avoid the Ballycasheen area of Killarney Due to the significant risk […]

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County Kerry is now bearing the full brunt of Storm Barra and the Kerry Severe Weather Coordination Team reminds everyone that a Status RED weather warning, the highest such warning, remains in place for Kerry until 9pm.

Kerry County Council is advising people to avoid the Ballycasheen area of Killarney

Due to the significant risk to life and property, members of the public should remain indoors and not travel for the rest of the evening. Everyone is advised to follow updates on weather warnings from Met Éireann as well as the local media and social media.

There are an increasing number of roads closed or blocked because of fallen trees, electricity poles and spot flooding. Council crews will respond to issues when it is safe to do so and with the assistance of other agencies where required.

The N71 road at the Suspension Bridge in Kenmare remains closed to traffic as does the N70 Tralee to Castlemaine Road at the hairpin bends. There are a significant number of local and regional and local roads blocked or partially blocked by fallen trees, electricity poles and debris in all parts of the county so travel should be avoided.

The Ballycasheen Road in Killarney and Main Street in Ballybunion (and the surrounding area) should be avoided due to concerns about potential falling debris.

The Council’s emergency contact number is 066 7183588 and it will be operational through this evening and tonight.

Fallen electricity wires/poles and power outages should be reported to ESB Networks on 1800 372 999.

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