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Nothing gets in the way of Storm Daniel O'Donnell who braved the elements recently as tickets went on sale for his concerts at the INEC, Killarney. Picture: Don MacMonagle.

 


 

It was a case of step aside, Storm Desmond, as Storm Daniel swept into town bright and early on Saturday.
Hundreds of Daniel O’Donnell devotees braved treacherous weather conditions to queue from 6am to meet their idol and secure tickets to his five-date concerts in Killarney next year.

Tickets were snapped up rapidly and his August dates in the INEC Killarney have sold out.

All ages could be seen in the long line at the venue and no one went home disappointed as the Donegal superstar was delighted to meet and greet his fans, sharing a warm chat with all and the occasional kiss on the cheek delivered to a few delighted ladies.

The star, who last year was inducted into the prestigious Order of Innisfallen for his services to tourism in Killarney, will return to INEC next August where some 20,000 music lovers will descend on the venue to enjoy his performances on August 9, 10, 12, 13 and 14.

Over the last three months Daniel has participated in BBC’s Strictly Come Dancing and UTV Ireland series Daniel & Majella’s BnB Road Trip, which has sent his popularity soaring even higher.

Last month Daniel released his latest studio album ‘The Hank Williams Songbook’ which is still riding high in the charts in Ireland and the UK.

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Ireland’s newest and toughest cycle will be a thrilling challenge

Ireland’s newest cycling event comes to Kenmare this month with an exciting and challenging course for the experienced cyclist. Already attracting attention within cycling communities around the country, Velo Kenmare […]

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Ireland’s newest cycling event comes to Kenmare this month with an exciting and challenging course for the experienced cyclist.

Already attracting attention within cycling communities around the country, Velo Kenmare will tackle some of Kerry’s toughest climbs and highest mountain passes.

Taking place on October 22, Velo Kenmare is an 135km timed loop route starting and finishing in Kenmare. The total climbing distance is 1,650m, and organisers hope to appeal to serious cyclists who are looking for a new and thrilling challenge.

No stranger to cycling events, Velo Kenmare is being managed by Elite Events Management, who also successfully deliver iconic cycling events Wicklow 200, Ride Dingle and the Ring of Beara Cycle.
Cyclists are encouraged to register for Velo Kenmare on the Velo Cycle Ireland website www.velocycleireland.ie but places are limited for the enjoyment and safety of all participants, and anyone interested is urged to sign up soon as places are filling up.

TOUGH CLIMBS

​​​​The tough enough mountain climbs are over Molls Gap, Ballaghbeama Pass, Ballaghasheen and Coomakista. The route will take in breathtaking scenery Kenmare is famous for, and incorporating some of the most stunning parts of the Wild Atlantic Way and Ring of Kerry. It is hoped visitors to the cycle event will be encouraged to stay for a few days, and will all be given €20 vouchers or ‘Velo Dollars’ to spend in local shops which will be redeemable against goods and services in Kenmare.

Riders will be allotted a time slot to allow for a staggered start, taking them along a fully marshalled route, with medical cover, bike mechanic support, and hot food and entertainment at the finish in Kenmare.

Making its mark, Velo Kenmare participant race packs will come inside a yellow Velo Kenmare water bottle and finishers’ medals are in the shape of a yellow cow bell. Prizes will be awarded for the quickest top three male and top three female finishers, and fastest male and female will be awarded the title of King and Queen of the Kerry Mountains.

Experienced cyclists are encouraged to take on this exciting new challenge, testing themselves and their clubmates for the fastest finish across these four gruelling climbs, through some of the most beautiful landscape in the country for the best welcome back at the finish.

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Additional Flat fixture for Killarney Races next week

Horse Racing Ireland has announced there will be an additional Flat Meeting at Killarney next Monday (October 10). This meeting will close for entries by 12 noon this Wednesday (October […]

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Horse Racing Ireland has announced there will be an additional Flat Meeting at Killarney next Monday (October 10).

This meeting will close for entries by 12 noon this Wednesday (October 5) with declarations to run to be made by 10am this Saturday (October 8).

The race programme details for this fixture are on the HRI RAS website www.hri.ie.

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