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Ring of Kerry 2017

Wednesday 05 July 2017

The annual Ring of Kerry Charity Cycle 2017 took place on Saturday, 1st of July. Well done to all who participated, and congratulations to the 25 DPS team members who braved the testing weather conditions to complete the 180 Km trip.

Some of the DPS Ring of Kerry Charity Cycle Team 2017

The cycle, which is one of the biggest one day charity fundraising events in Ireland (please see below for a full list of charities), had over 1400 volunteers, marshals and stewards help guide the participants through the beautiful but difficult course through the historic region.

This was the 34th edition of the annual cycle, and legendary Kerry footballer Colm Cooper raised the flag to get cyclist underway with his biggest fan Amy O’Connor (10) from Killarney. Olympic Silver medallist Sonia O’Sullivan took part in the challenge (all three pictured on the right)

Left to Right- Olympic Silver medallist Sonia O’Sullivan, Ex-Kerry footballer Colm Cooper and Amy O’Connor (10) (Photo by Valerie O’Sullivan)This year, the Ring of Kerry Charity Cycle was dedicated to the late Annette Mannix of Killarney, who lost her life earlier this year.

A picture at the start of the Ring of Kerry Charity Race 2017 (photo by Valerie O’Sullivan)

Charities benefited by the Ring of Kerry Charity Cycle 2017:

Derrynane Inshore Rescue Services

Kerry Rape & Sexual Abuse Centre

Talbot Grove Recovery Haven (Cancer Support House)

Social Action Group Rathmore Kerry Parents & Friends Association

Down Syndrome Ireland – Kerry Branch

Camphill Community Dingle

Temple Street Foundation

and Valentia Island Hospital Photos

For more information on these charities please click here.

 

(All photos credited to Valerie O’Sullivan)