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ŠKODA and Liam Lynch Motors saddle up for Ring of Kerry charity cycle

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SEVEN YEARS GOOD LUCK: Liam Lynch Škoda and the Ring of Kerry Charity Cycle (ROKCC) are marking seven years of support of the upcoming cycle. Pictured were: Liam and Phil Lynch (left), Susan Carey, Mark O’Shea, Kate Spring, Pat Quaid, Liam Lynch Jr., Maria O’Donovan, Francis Ryan and Cathal Walsh (PRO of the Ring of Kerry Charity Cycle). Photo: Valerie O’Sullivan

To celebrate ŠKODA and Liam Lynch Motors 7th consecutive year partnering with the Ring of Kerry Charity Cycle on July 6, they have announced some special activities to support cyclists pre and post the famous 180km cycle.

On Friday evening, July 5, at the cyclist registration event ŠKODA and Liam Lynch Motors will have two courtesy bike mechanics on stand-by for any last minute repairs that participants may require ensuring that participants and their bikes can last the pace for 180km.

In addition, ŠKODA will have an array of high quality cycling apparel for sale including shorts, jerseys and rain gear at a special discounted rate.

After completing the trek, cyclists can avail of sports massage therapy thanks to six sports massage therapists that will be provided courtesy of ŠKODA and Liam Lynch Motors.

“Kerry and especially Killarney has a tradition of welcoming guests to the area,” Liam Lynch of Liam Lynch Motors said.

“As a special thank you to all participants taking part we are delighted to offer these special services. From all the staff at Liam Lynch Motors and ŠKODA, we wish everybody taking part an enjoyable and safe experience and we hope to see them again next year.”

For more information on the Ring of Kerry Cycle see www.ringofkerrycycle.ie. To contact Liam Lynch Motors call 066 9793066.

 

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Killarney centre stage for Pride Festival

The award-winning Kingdom Pride in Kerry festival is back next week and Killarney will take centre stage. Kingdom Pride will be celebrated in towns all across the county from July […]

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The award-winning Kingdom Pride in Kerry festival is back next week and Killarney will take centre stage.

Kingdom Pride will be celebrated in towns all across the county from July 17 to 21.

The organisation’s flagship Party in the Park event will be held again in Killarney House and Gardens, following the Pride march in the town centre on July 20.

This year, in solidarity with the people of Palestine, Kingdom Pride in Kerry is inviting the people of Kerry to come to show their unity by bringing Palestinian flags and kites to the march, and to the Party in the Park.

“Pride is a protest for human rights all over the world. Here in the Kingdom, we have been so lucky to receive tremendous community support from our allies and supporters, and we see the struggle for liberation of all peoples as a united cause,” said Daniel Quirke, chairperson of the organising committee.

“Our events have always welcomed everyone, regardless of gender, orientation, religion, or nationality. We truly believe that together we can create positive change through caring for and loving one another. This year is no exception, and we look forward to helping to highlight the Palestinian cause, and to bringing people together to keep generating positive change for all people.”

Events will take place in Cahersiveen, Listowel, Killorglin, Tralee and Dingle, and include an Irish comedy night with Áine Gallagher, an Irish-language movie screening, yoga, sea swimming, poetry and storytelling, bowling, pitch and putt, a lively drag night at the INEC, and plenty more for people of all ages.

“We do our best to keep tickets as low-cost as possible, and we have lots of events that are totally free to attend. It is important to us that people can share Pride with us, regardless of income. Especially with the rise of the cost of living putting a strain on people’s pockets.” added the chairperson.

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A weekend of Live Music, Fun and Entertainment, at FleskFest 2024

The organisers of the annual FleskFest have “a tremendous line-up, with a weekend full of entertainment to suit all” for the July 18 to 20 event. “It promises to be […]

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The organisers of the annual FleskFest have “a tremendous line-up, with a weekend full of entertainment to suit all” for the July 18 to 20 event.

“It promises to be the festival weekend of the summer, an event you don’t want to miss out on. Last year’s Festival was a fantastic memorable experience for our community, a time to get together and celebrate,” said festival PRO Seán Daly.

Organised by Glenflesk GAA, FleskFest 24 will take place at the Barraduff Community Field next week.
There will be a fully licensed bar in the Fest Marquee, some amazing live music on The Big Stage, food trucks and much more.
Glenflesk GAA club’s biggest fundraiser of the year includes a new-for-2024 Texas Holdem Poker Tournament on Thursday night.
Weekend highlights include old-time waltzing, jiving and polka sets with Paudie McAuliffe and Paudie Coffey Band on Friday,
On Saturday, the new Well Flesk event will take place.
“A morning of self-care and wellness at Flesk Fest featuring masterclasses in yoga, pilates, mindfulness, spinning, fitness sessions, workouts, firewood sauna and ice pods with a range of experienced and qualified instructors,” added Daly.
Leading local musician Johnny Courtney and Friends, Sam and Ina, The O’Donoghue Sisters, Reigning All Ireland Champions Glenflesk Ballad Group, and The Border Boys will take to the Big Stage over the weekend.
Sunday is Family Fun Day with children’s entertainment and disco and the All-Ireland Hurling Final Live on the Big screen followed by music with Thingamajig.
The festival will finish with a Sunday evening session with the Meadhbh Walsh Band.

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