Over 4,400 cyclists help support great causes

At the Ring of Beara Cycle cheque presentation in the Brooklane Hotel, Kenmare were, in front, committee members John M Harrington, Sarah Durkin, Alan Sheehy and Roland Blennerhassett with, at back, charity representatives Anne Murphy, Mike Murphy, Susan Hennessy, Peter Cronin, Phil Murphy, Steve Rowe, Margaret Spencer, Shane Dalton, Irene Carey, John O’Sullivan, Ellen Dunne, Helen O’Donovan and Martina Moore.
Picture: MH Photography

CHEQUES totaling a whopping €53,915 have been presented to six charities from the proceeds of this year’s Ring of Beara charity cycle and volunteers who helped organise and run the event were praised for their commitment and community spirit.

Representatives of Kenmare Family Resource Centre, Kenmare Special Olympics, Kenmare Special Needs Group, Castletownbere Community Hospital, Castletownbere Day Care Centre, Kenmare Family and St John of God Services Kenmare were on hand to receive their donations from members of the organising committee.

The cycle took place on Saturday, May 25 with more than 4,400 cyclists from all over Ireland and around the globe taking part in the popular event.

Mickey Ned O’Sullivan, Chairperson of the Ring of Beara organising committee, remarked: “We are extremely grateful for the support of the local people, businesses and organisations whose help went a long way in ensuring the event’s success. We are thrilled to donate €53,915 and give something back to the local charities which I hope will help them continue with the excellent work they do for their local communities”.

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