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Veganuary event creates a buzz in The Brehon

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VEGANUARY: Plant based dinner created a buzz in the Brehon. Pictured were: Dr Ailis Brosnan, John Drummond, Dan Moynihan, Chad Byrne and Louise Kelly.

 

By Grigoriy Geniyevskiy

 

There was a very exciting buzz at one Killarney hotel last weekend as it held its first Veganuary event as a way to promote and educate the vegan lifestyle.

Up to 50 diners, who were seated at tables of 10, tucked into some delicious dishes at The Brehon Hotel. It was all part of the Veganuary event organised by the hotel’s Head Chef Chad Byrne.

The night came about following a challenge by local chefs, Chad Byrne, Dan Moynihan and Abraham Nur (The Brehon Hotel), John Drummond (The Gleneagle Hotel) and Cyrille Durand (The Dromhall Hotel), who gave up meat and dairy for the month.

On the night, guests enjoyed a special five course meal, and talks by health expert Dr Ailis Brosnan and Louise Kelly, who runs popular blog ‘I’m a Little Vegan’.

 

According to chef Chad Byrne, the event was “brilliant”.

“It was a really great night, with over 50 guests,” he told the Killarney Advertiser.

“It was great craic. Louise Kelly did one course which was a South Pacific dish with some Thai elements. It was fully immersive where guests from each table could even roll their own spring roll.”

To see how the chefs got on with their vegan challenge, check out our video on our FB page.

[caption id="attachment_29988" align="alignleft" width="1024"] VEGAN CHALLENGE: Chefs John Drummond (The Gleneagle Hotel), Cyrille Durand (The Dromhall Hotel) and Chad Byrne (The Brehon Hotel), took part in the Veganuary Challenge. Photo: Grigoriy Geniyevskiy[/caption]

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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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