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Tour de Munster set to roll into Killarney on Saturday

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The annual 600-kilometre Tour de Munster charity cycle will pass through Killarney on Saturday afternoon.

The four-day cycle, which starts and finishes in Cork city, is marking its 22nd anniversary and is the 13th time that the event will raise money for Down Syndrome Ireland.

The tour, which features Sean Kelly as its Ambassador, takes in all six counties in Munster, travelling anti-clockwise through Cork, Waterford, Tipperary, Limerick and Kerry before arriving back in Cork on Sunday next.

On Thursday the 600 cyclists will leave Cork at 730am and make their way to Killaloe in County Clare.

Day two will cover a route in Limerick, Clare and North Kerry ahead of an overnight stop in Tralee.

The Saturday route will take in Killarney. After leaving Tralee the cyclists will cross the Conor Pass and head for Killarney via Inch and Castlemaine.

Cyclists are expected in Milltown around 2pm ahead of a rest stop at the Aghadoe Heights an hour later.

They will then stop off at the Denagh Cottage Café – operated by the Kerry branch of Down Syndrome Ireland – around 315pm before completing the Saturday leg with a run over Moll’s Gap and an overnight halt in Kenmare.

“The Munster branches of Down Syndrome Ireland are an extremely worthy beneficiary of the Tour and over the last 13 years of our partnership, we have received a huge amount of support from the six branches and families themselves who benefit from the funds raised. The amazing children and adults who rely on the services provided by their local DSI branches are the reason we put so much hard work in. Over the past 13 years, I have seen many members grow up to become wonderful young adults and to see what they achieve, big or small, spurs us on to keep the pedals spinning,” said Tour de Munster founder Paul Sheridan.

The final leg of the Tour will see the cyclists travel between Kenmare and the finish line in Cork City.

Last year saw the event raise its largest sum to date for DSI in Munster, a wonderful total of €522,201. These funds play a significant role for DSI who provide a range of vital supports and services to children and adults with Down Syndrome and their families.

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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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