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It’s take-off for charity at Kerry Airport as fundraisers to hit the runway

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FOLLOWING successful events held at Shannon and Knock Airports, Kerry will enjoy a unique opportunity to participate in the inaugural Kerry Airport 5k Fun Run, taking place at Kerry Airport this Friday, October 7, at 8.30pm.

To be held under the lights of the runway, the 5km run has been organised as a joint fundraiser between the rugby clubs of West Munster and Build4life, a cystic fibrosis (CF) charity based in Kerry. The objective is to raise significant funds for this local charity which has been to the forefront in raising funds to develop life-saving isolation inpatient and outpatient facilities for adults and children with CF attending Cork University Hospital, allowing them to enter the hospital environment free from the risk of cross infection.

The emphasis is on enjoyment on the night and all fitness levels will be catered for. Whether it is to run, jog or walk, the event is all about getting out, taking part and taking steps to improve fitness and stay healthy. Participants will receive complimentary car parking, a commemorative medal and goody bag. Over 350 people are already registered to take part; it cost €20 for adults and €10 for under-16s. For more information and to sign up to take part, visit www.eventmaster.ie

Basil Sheerin, financial controller, Kerry Airport, said: “We are delighted to announce the first ever runway run/walk at Kerry Airport. Kerry Airport is here to serve the local community and we are delighted to be working with Build4life and the Rugby Clubs of West Munster to host this fantastic initiative. We are looking forward to making this an enjoyable and memorable experience for all involved.”

Speaking on behalf of the Castle Island Rugby Club, Bill Horgan, who has been senior air traffic controller at Kerry Airport for over 25 years, said: “We are extremely grateful to Kerry Airport for facilitating our event and to the Garvey Group as our main sponsor. We would also like to acknowledge the contributions of Lee Strand and all our local contributors.”

For further information on the event or on Kerry Airport, visit www.kerryairport.ie or contact Basil on 066-976 4644 or basil.sheerin@kerryairport.ie

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Local soprano releases new single

Local soprano Mary Culloty O’Sullivan has released her second self-penned single. Following the success of her debut song ‘Forever and a Day’ which was released on July 16 and was aired on radio stations all over the world and on streaming platforms like Spotify, YouTube and iTunes, her second single was released last Friday. ‘Before […]

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Local soprano Mary Culloty O’Sullivan has released her second self-penned single.

Following the success of her debut song ‘Forever and a Day’ which was released on July 16 and was aired on radio stations all over the world and on streaming platforms like Spotify, YouTube and iTunes, her second single was released last Friday.

‘Before You Leave Me’ has a Jazz influence. Mary has been writing her own songs since March this year covering several different genres.

“Tony O’Flaherty of Sonas Studios has brought my songs to life and I am delighted with the production on the songs,” Mary told the Killarney Advertiser.

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Fun Urban Orienteering event coming to Killarney town

The event is free, open to all ages, levels of fitness and is both wheelchair and buggy friendly.Kerry Recreation and Sports Partnership are calling on you, to get out and #BeActive as part of European Week of Sport 2021, which runs from September 23 to 30. Sport Ireland, the national coordinating body for European Week of Sport in […]

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The event is free, open to all ages, levels of fitness and is both wheelchair and buggy friendly.
Kerry Recreation and Sports Partnership are calling on you, to get out and #BeActive as part of European Week of Sport 2021, which runs from September 23 to 30.

Sport Ireland, the national coordinating body for European Week of Sport in Ireland hope that this year’s event will inspire even more people than previous years and has funded multiple flagship as well as local events run by the Network of Local Sports Partnerships, including this ‘Family Street Orienteering Kerry’ event.

“This free event looks to offer everyone an opportunity the get out and be active and maybe try something new,” Gearóid O Doherty, the Coordinator of Kerry Recreation and Sports Partnership said. 

“Urban Orienteering is an activity that you can do on your own or with your family and friends. You get to challenge yourself a little and still go at a pace that suits you – and what a beautiful location to do it all in, Killarney town!

“With many people possibly new to the Kerry region, be that through work, college or otherwise, this is an ideal way to get involved in the community and explore the streets and lanes of Killarney in a fun and active way.”

The Kerry Orienteers Club have designed the courses for this event and are looking forward to the excitement of it all and helping those new to the sport to continue taking part in the months and years that follow.

“We know that, for a lot of people, this will be their first time trying orienteering, but they can rest assured, as we will be there to talk them through it and help them out if needed,” Brendan O’Brien from Kerry Orienteers said.

“If it is something they want to try again, we can signpost them to other events, both locally here in Kerry and indeed nationally. Orienteering is a fantastic sport that allows you to build your skills and confidence, with all events having a variety of routes to cater for all levels.”

To cater for physical distancing and government guidelines, there are several staggered start times for participants to choose from, beginning at 6pm and the last group heading off at 7.30pm. With free t-shirts for all who sign up and additional workshops onsite, from the likes of Leave No Trace Ireland, it is sure to be a fun and vibrant evening, all stemming from the start point at ANAM – Killarney’s Arts and Culture Centre.

Places are limited for this event. Free online registration is available and those looking to attend are encouraged to book their place early to avoid disappointment.

For more information, you can visit any of the Kerry Recreation and Sports Partnership social media accounts or go to www.sportireland.ie.

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