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Local Charities to Benefit from the 2023 Ring of Beara Cycle

A cheque for €48,000 has been presented to charities and local groups on behalf of the Ring of Beara Cycle that took place on 27th May 2023. The event prides itself on the contribution it makes to local charities and the positive impact it has on the local community.  Since its inception, the Ring of Beara Cycle has donated over €400,000 to local groups and charities.


The annual donation is distributed amongst local groups who each get an allocation from the total amount raised, and this year the beneficiaries were Castletownbere Development Association, local schools and youth groups on the Beara Peninsula, Kenmare Special Needs Group, Kenmare Family Resource Centre, Kenmare Palliative Care Group and St John of Gods.


Pictured are: Front L-R Mickey Ned O’Sullivan (ROB Committee), Roland Blennerhassett (ROB Committee), Alan Sheehy (ROB Committee) and Donal Kelly (Catletownbere Development Association).  Back L-R Martina Moore (Saint John of God Kenmare Services), Susan Hennessy (Kenmare Special Needs Children’s Group), Shane Dalton (Saint John of God Kenmare Services), Geraldine Topham (Kenmare Palliative Care) and Dorothy Brophy (Catletownbere Development Association).


Event organiser Oliver Kirwin said: “We are delighted to be able to once again make such a significant contribution to local charities and organisations on behalf of the Ring of Beara Cycle. Supporting the incredible work these groups do is an important part of holding this popular event on the Beara Peninsula, and to give back to the local community after the incredible support we receive from them every year. We are grateful to our chosen groups and charities for showing their support by joining us for the presentation. The feedback we receive from participants is that they love to see how they can help local charities by completing the cycle, which is a contributory aspect of taking part in the event for them.”