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Rás Mumhan rolls into town this weekend

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Killarney will host a stage start in the Dornan Rás Mumhan which takes place over the Easter weekend.

The cycle race, one of the biggest in the country, runs from Good Friday until Easter Monday.

The race will see the very best of Ireland’s cyclists take to the start, as well as several teams from the UK, all looking to challenge themselves in what is becoming one of Ireland’s premium stage races.

Building on the success of the last two years, this year's edition retains the same routes for stages 2, 3 and 4 as the 2023 edition with a new structure on the opening day, comprising of Stage 1A, s Team Time Trial (TTT) and Stage 1B road stage from Castleisland to Knocknagoshel.

The TTT will present a new challenge to riders as they will need to work together in the 8km TT to secure their standings in the General classification going into the 4 road stages.

Killarney Cycling Club once again hosts the Saturday stage. The neutral rollout leaves from St. Oliver’s National School just before 10am before travelling through the town centre via Main St and High St with the official Race Start in Fossa.

The first challenge of the day will see the riders take on the iconic Ballaghisheen Pass, where descending speeds last year surpassed 100 km/h!

The stage finishes in Sneem.

Sunday will repeat last year’s newly introduced stage by Sliabh Luachra Cycling Club taking on some of Cork and Kerry’s most challenging and rugged terrain, finishing at the well-known Kerry Man’s Table on the historical Butter Road.

Road Racing on Easter Monday means only one thing in many cycling households around Kerry and the legendary Killorglin town circuit will once again bring the test to the riders of the 2024 Dornan Rás Mumhan as they take on the unforgiving high speed laps through the town centre, concluding the 2024 edition of the Dornan Rás Mumhan.

Killarney CC have entered two teams this year both a Senior team and a U23 team.

The local riders include Shane Spellman, Frank Doherty, Pierce Curtin, Milo Donaldson, Luke Costello, Mark McGlynn and Ewan Buckley.

“We feel we have a nice mix of youth and experience in both teams,” said Doherty, a former motorcycle racer.

“We have secured three exciting guest riders in Finn Roumen, Nathan Mullen and Arminas Meskauskas. We would like to thank all of our sponsors who have helped get us to this point. We look forward to getting everyone’s business out there on our amazing new kit.”

Sponsors are : KWD, Killarney Credit union, Kaynes Bar and Brasserie, Leane’s Kitchens and bedrooms, REC Renewable Energy Centre, Aqua Design, HP Nutrition, O’Sullivan cycles, Spellman Profit Partners and BG Motors who provided a team car for the weekend.

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Efforts to find owner of designer jewellery found in Fossa

A Killarney resident is trying to find the owner of a designer ring that she found outside her house a few months ago. Kristy Nicholas, pictured, found the ring on […]

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A Killarney resident is trying to find the owner of a designer ring that she found outside her house a few months ago.

Kristy Nicholas, pictured, found the ring on s footpath in the Lackabane Estate in Fossa on December 29 last.

Since then she has exhausted all channels in an effort to find the owner including regular contact with the Gardai and local word of mouth.

“Since that time I worked to find the owner through word of mouth and by filing a report with Gardai. Since I’ve been unsuccessful,” she told the Killarney Advertiser.

“The owner could ring the Killarney Gardai station and provide details to be connected with me. To be reunited a description will be needed, such as the brand and designer and type of ring It’s quite an expensive ring so I’m really hoping to get it back to the right place.”

Kristy can be contacted on 087 3443500

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Celtic Whiskey Bar now offering wine Wednesdays and Sundays

The Celtic Whiskey Bar and Larder on New Street is adding another string to its bow and as well as offering whiskey tasting sessions the popular bar is set to […]

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The Celtic Whiskey Bar and Larder on New Street is adding another string to its bow and as well as offering whiskey tasting sessions the popular bar is set to become a wine lovers paradise.

The bar is launching a Wine Wednesday and Sunday experience.Every Wednesday and Sunday, with a full wine menu available, offering a delightful selection ranging from fizz to rich reds and delicate rosés. Whether you’re a seasoned sommelier or just beginning to explore the world of wine, there’s something for everyone to savour.“Step into the cosy establishment nestled in the heart of Killarney and prepare to embark on a journey through vineyards and varietals, all at heavily discounted prices that won’t break the bank,” said the bar in a statement.“And the best part? Bottles start from just €20, making indulgence accessible to all.”Each week, the bar will be showcasing special wines available by the glass to  complement a delectable menu offerings.“The perfect pairing with their new and updated menu. The perfect spot for some casual drinks and dinner. Treat yourself to cheeseboards, chowder or any of the tasting offerings the new menu has to offer. Whatever your preference, their knowledgeable staff are on hand to guide you through our extensive wine selection, offering expert recommendations and ensuring that each sip is nothing short of perfection,” added the statement.

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