Archive for April 30th, 2017

Kieran O'Donovan powers through. Photo by Dermot Crean

REPORT/PHOTOS: Na Gaeil Power Through In Local Derby

April 30, 2017 at 2:39 pm Comments are Disabled

Na Gaeil 0-17 Churchill 2-6 NA Gaeil showed they are serious contenders for the Junior Premiership title  with a confident performance against local rivals Churchill in the quarter-final on Saturday evening in Killeen. The Oakpark side did the real damage in the last 12 minutes of the first half when, from a level […]

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30-4-2017: Motorbikers ride past the scenic Blennerville Windmill along Tralee Bay in County Kerry on Sunday morning as they head off on the  ‘RevUp4DSI’ / Down Syndrome 3 Day Mystery BikeTour all around Ireland. Over 140 bikers are taking part in the three-day annual motorbike event, which started in Dublin on Saturday and continues with a mystery 1,000km tour around Ireland to raise vital funds for the charity.
Photo: Don MacMonagle

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Annual three day motorcycle event raises much needed funds for DSI
Tralee, Sunday 30th April 2017: Over a hundred and forty motorcyclists hit the open road this bank holiday weekend for the ‘RevUp4DSI’ fundraising event in aid of Down Syndrome Ireland. Motorcyclists from all over Ireland donned their leathers to explore the mysteries of Ireland’s countryside, all while fundraising for the charity which supports thousands of people with Down syndrome and their families across Ireland. This hugely exciting motorcycle event offered some of the best scenic views in Ireland and those taking part got the chance to really appreciate them.

The three-day mystery tour, which kicked off in Joe Duffy BMW in Finglas, Dublin on Saturday morning, 29th April, incorporated three stages taking in over 1,000 km of stunning Irish landscape. The route was unveiled to the motorcyclists for the first time on Saturday morning as they headed off to Tralee via Inistioge and Lismore Castle. Today’s (Sunday) route, the participants head off on a tour of Kerry taking in the beautiful surroundings of Kenmare and Kinsale with a brief stop at Killarney along the way. Playing cards will be distributed at checkpoints during today’s run with super raffle prizes for the winning hands. Monday’s route will see the motorcyclists head back to Dublin, via the idyllic surroundings of the Rock of Cashel and Rathangan.                  

Rob Bright motorcyclist and RevUp4DSI Project Manager commented “This is such a wonderful event and the motorcycle community can be really proud of the contribution they have made to Down Syndrome Ireland and the services it provides for people with Down Syndrome and their families. The three days are an amazing experience and you get to appreciate the beauty of the Irish countryside. Every RevUp4DSI event that I have participated is a unique experience that we motorcyclists get the chance to discover. This event has raised almost €2 million for Down Syndrome Ireland over the past 12 years, which we’re really proud of. Over the three days we also remember our dear friend and RevUp4DSI cofounder Aidan Lynam, who sadly passed away two years ago at the event.”

Speaking about ‘RevUp4DSI’, Mary Doherty, President, Down Syndrome Ireland, said, “We are delighted that so many motorcyclists participated in this wonderful event again year to help raise much needed funds for people with Down syndrome in Ireland. The money raised is integral in helping children and adults with Down syndrome as well as their families, we cannot thank these generous people enough.”

Down Syndrome Ireland supports thousands of people with Down syndrome and their families across the country. The charity depends almost entirely on the public’s support to operate its services and fundraising events such as RevU4DSI are a vital source of income for the organisation.

For further information log on to www.revup4dsi.ie , email rob@downsyndrome.ie or call 01 4266500.

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Notes to Editor:
 About REVUP4DSI
 RevUp4DSI is an annual charity motorcycle challenge in aid of Down Syndrome Ireland.
It all started in 2005 when two kindred spirits - Michael McCormick and the late Aidan Lynam -  met. Both were keen motorcyclists and had daughters born with Down syndrome, Megan and Robyn respectively. Michael (CEO of DSI at the time) was looking to run a motorcycle event for DSI and Aidan (managing a bar at the time) was thinking along similar lines. So after a fairly brief but enthusiastic meeting, RevUp4DSI was born.
 About Down Syndrome Ireland
 Established in 1971, Down Syndrome Ireland is an organisation of people with Down syndrome and their parents and guardians. The charity has over 3,500 member families with 26 branches nationwide and is funded primarily through public fundraising. It is the biggest single group concerned with the welfare of people with a learning disability in Ireland.

Bikers Take In Tralee Stop On Fundraising Ride

April 30, 2017 at 12:22 pm Comments are Disabled

OVER 140 motorcyclists hit the open road this bank holiday weekend for the ‘RevUp4DSI’ fundraising event in aid of Down Syndrome Ireland and were in Tralee this morning. Motorcyclists from all over Ireland donned their leathers to explore the mysteries of Ireland’s countryside, all while fundraising for the charity which supports thousands […]

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PHOTOS: #Tralee On Social Media This Week

PHOTOS: #Tralee On Social Media This Week

April 30, 2017 at 12:10 pm 1 comment

Every week we compile the best of photos posted on Twitter and Instagram about and around Tralee. Here’s what you’ve been snapping this week… (If you’d like a photo to feature just tag #Tralee in it and we’ll see it)… Out for a spin in the west… Team Tralee Credit […]

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Here’s How Much Residential Property Was Sold Around Tralee Last Month

Here’s How Much Residential Property Was Sold Around Tralee Last Month

April 30, 2017 at 12:08 pm Comments are Disabled

THERE were 15 properties sold in the Tralee area in March, according to the latest figures from the residential property price register. The properties raised €1,676,269. The highest price was paid for a house in Racecourse Road for €220,000, while the lowest was €41,500 for a property in Market Court. […]

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Giving info on courses were students were Marguerite Brosnan, Pervinder Kaur, Emma Kelly and Aisling McKenna at the IT Tralee Spring Open Day on Saturday. Photo by Dermot Crean

PHOTOS: ITT Holds Spring Open Day To Showcase Courses And Facilities

April 30, 2017 at 12:01 pm Comments are Disabled

THEY came from all over Munster and beyond to IT Tralee yesterday, as the college hosted its annual spring open day. There were stands set up by all the departments to give information about the courses on offer. Current students were able to inform prospective students about what they can expect […]

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Transition Kerry

Public Meeting In Rose Hotel On Natural Waters In Kerry

April 30, 2017 at 12:01 pm Comments are Disabled

THE Waters and Communities Office are hosting public meetings to discuss the natural waters of county Kerry over the coming weeks and one will be held in The Rose Hotel on this Wednesday. Bláithín Ní Ainín Community Water Officer for Kerry will present information on the latest draft River Basin […]

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Roger Harty: What Is Grace?

Roger Harty: What Is Grace?

April 30, 2017 at 11:59 am Comments are Disabled

THE thing about Grace is that by its very nature it is intertwined with belief in God. Now the subject of God has intrigued and baffled mankind for millennia and I certainly am not trying to impose my views on anyone. But for the purpose of this article, as I have […]

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