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The Brehon hosts Cannonball Ireland

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Cannonball Ireland returned to Killarney for the first time since 2019 hosted by the four star Brehon Hotel.

CANNONBALL: The Brehon Hotel's Sharon Dineen and Jackie O’Brien with The Big News Podcasts Alan Clarke and David Cuddy.

This year’s event - the largest organised road trip in Europe - had the highest ever number of car entries, which included Ferrari, McLaren, Rolls Royce, Bentley, Maserati, Lamborghini, Aston Martin and Porsche.

Its Killarney base was The Brehon Hotel, where the cars overnighted on Friday before making their way up the west coast on Saturday.

Spectators turned out in their hundreds to get up close and personal with over 200 supercars and to enjoy the incredible atmosphere that the Cannonball event is renowned for.

Starting in Malahide Castle, the road trip ventured to Killarney for their first finish line at The Brehon. Over 500 entrants were treated to live music, quirky food stations and incredible dessert stands throughout the hotel.

“We were delighted to welcome back Cannonball, which provided over 265 bedrooms to hotels in Killarney on Friday. The Brehon is a venue renowned for incredible events, and we were honoured to have been chosen as the venue for this year’s event,” said Sinead McCarthy, General Manager at The Brehon.

“The event is for such amazing charities, and we were delighted to hear that this event has surpassed their target of €250,000 for this year’s charity partners, the HOPE Foundation.”

Local supercar fans will have a second opportunity to see some of the best cars in the world as the inaugural Automobili Italia takes place in Tralee on Friday and Saturday.

Over 100 cars will assemble off the Dan Spring Road on Friday evening ahead of a road trip on the Dingle Peninsula on Saturday. This event will raise funds for the Irish Wheelchair Association.

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Credit Union launch a new collaboration with Gilroy’s Green Energy Ltd.

Building on recent success the Credit Unions of Kerry and West Limerick have launched a new collaboration with Gilroy’s Green Energy Ltd. Gilroy’s Green Energy Ltd specialise in Photovoltaic (PV) […]

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Building on recent success the Credit Unions of Kerry and West Limerick have launched a new collaboration with Gilroy’s Green Energy Ltd.

Gilroy’s Green Energy Ltd specialise in Photovoltaic (PV) Solar systems that generate electricity, battery storage, air to water heat-pumps and much more.
Gilroy’s work with customers to receive the SEAI once-off grant towards the purchase and installation of solar photovoltaic (PV) systems and heat pumps for your home.
Collaborating with Kerry and West Limerick Credit Union expands the finance options available to Gilroy’s Green Energy Ltd customers to help finance new PV Solar Panel installations. Loan rates will be directly linked to the property BER starting from 4.7%(4.89APR) for an “A” rated BER.
Martin Gilroy; CEO with Gilroy’s Green Energy Ltd said: “We are delighted to officially launch this collaboration with the Credit Unions of Kerry and West Limerick. Customers have already reaped the benefits on recent installation projects after contacting their local Credit Union. Having a direct link to local Credit Unions allows us to guide customers to affordable financing options based on the specific installation quotation we provide at very competitive rates.“
Speaking on behalf of the Kerry and West Limerick Credit Unions, Ashley Fitzgerald added: “We are delighted to have Gilroy’s Green Energy Ltd come on board as part of our Greener Homes Loan offering. Home Energy Upgrade have become a prominent concern and talking point among members in recent months, by Credit Unions having a direct link with Gilroy’s Green Energy Ltd allows both sides to make referrals and seek the best finance option for members. We are working hard building relationships with Green Energy Ltd providers as we want to ensure our members can avail of the best loan rates for all upgrade works.”
Credit Unions across Kerry and West Limerick. Abbeyfeale Credit Union, Cara Credit Union, Killarney Credit Union, Listowel Credit Union and Rathmore and District Credit Union can be reached via: www.creditunion.ie
Gilroy’s Green Energy Ltd can be contacted on 066-7115920, email info@gilroys.ie or for more information visit www.gilroys.ie.

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Racegoers Club to host Cheltenham Preview Night

Killarney Racegoers Club will host its annual Cheltenham Preview Night in Corkery’s Bar on March 7. Admission is free and this year’s chosen beneficiary is the Killarney Branch of St […]

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Killarney Racegoers Club will host its annual Cheltenham Preview Night in Corkery’s Bar on March 7.

Admission is free and this year’s chosen beneficiary is the Killarney Branch of St Vincent De Paul Society.
The expert panel includes professional punter Paddy Wilmott, leading jockey Conor McNamara, up-and-coming Kerry-based trainer Eoin McCarthy and local bookmaker Brendan Tyther with Vince Casey acting as the event’s compere.

“There is no admission fee but a raffle on the night for dual membership of Killarney Racegoers Club for the year, which includes 13 days racing and many reciprocal days to other race meetings,” said Mr Casey.

The Cheltenham Festival begins on March 12.

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