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On July 28, runners from all over the country and around the world will descend on Killarney for the Gleneagle Run Killarney 10k and half-marathon. This event caters for all running abilities and is open to everyone including walkers, newcomers and people who just want a challenge and a great day out. The routes give competitors the chance to run one of the world's most breathtaking and scenic road races through Muckross House and the Killarney National Park.

The 10k and half-marathon routes are fast downhill courses. The half marathon starts at Molls Gap and continues through the National Park to the finish line at the Gleneagle Hotel.

All those crossing the line will receive a customised t-shirt and finisher’s medal and can embrace the party atmosphere at the Gleneagle Hotel.

Patrick O’Donoghue of the Gleneagle Hotel, Oliver Kirwan of Elite Events and some of the runners taking part in the event were at the Gleneagle this week to launch this year’s run. Oliver, Race Director, said: “Run Killarney is a wonderful mid-summer event that draws people from all over the country to Killarney for a great day out.  We’ve been lucky with really good weather conditions the last few years and it always turns into a party once the running is done. We’re looking forward to welcoming more than 2,500 runners this year and the event will be bigger and better than ever.”

Special group rates are available by emailing info@eliteevents.ie . The event is filling up fast and has sold out for the last three years so register now to avoid disappointment.

Follow the event on Facebook and twitter @RunKillarney for the latest news, training tips, race preparation and much more. For further info and registration details visit www.runkillarney.com

For more, contact Oliver at oliver@eliteevents.ie or 087 9877880.

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A photograph of one of Killarney’s hidden beauty spots was deemed the winner of Killarney Camera Club’s most recent competition.

Th standard was high throughout all categories but in the Novice category, Iryna Halaieva’s photograph of O’Sullivan’s Cascade was deemed the winner.

“A waterfall is my favourite waterbody and long exposure is my favourite photographic technique,” she said. “I do my best to have as many waterfalls as possible in my photo collection. I heard a lot about O’Sullivan’s Cascade and wanted to visit that hidden gem of Kerry. So, shortly before our club competition I went with a friend to Tomies Wood to photograph it. It was a dream come true for me.”

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Corcoran’s Furniture and Carpets charity walk through the Gap of Dunloe on Saturday raised almost €12,000 for Autism Assistance Dogs Ireland

There were 37 participants in the event, which included AADI families, dogs, and representatives, as well as fundraisers, supporters, and members of the Corcoran’s team. The stars of the day were the three life-changing super-hero dogs, Buzz, Baron and Hank.

Former Kerry Footballer, James O’ Donoghue, was the ambassador for the event
Those taking part left Ross Castle and were treated to a phenomenal boat ride in the expert hands of Diarmuid ‘Dux’ O’Donoghue of Gap of Dunloe Traditional Boat Tours. The O’Donoghue family entertained the entire group with a range of fascinating stories outlining the history of the lakes of Killarney and Killarney National Park.

The group set out from Lord Brandon’s Cottage and walked the 11K through the iconic Gap of Dunloe, with two AADI families and their dogs taking part in the full walk. This was followed by a well-deserved meal and some rest and relaxation at Kate Kearney’s Cottage. Flemings Taxi’s Killarney brought the group back to Ross Castle, Killarney upon completion of the event.

“On behalf of everybody at Corcoran’s Furniture, we would like to thank everybody who participated in our Gap of Dunloe charity event on behalf of AADI,” said Shane O’ Callaghan, Financial Controller atCorcoran’s.

“Collectively we have raised almost €12,000 for this incredible charity and monies are still coming in. We are extremely grateful to all who supported our walk, and also to James O’ Donoghue, Christina Tagney, the Gap of Dunloe Traditional Boat Tours, the fantastic support of Noel Lucey and Donal McCarthy from the Order Of Malta, Killarney branch, and to Killarney National Park, Kate Kearney’s Cottage and Fleming’s Taxi’s. All funds raised will go toward the expert training and maintenance of the upcoming AADI dogs who will make a dramatic difference to so many children with Autism and their families.”

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