The 2016 Ring of Kerry Charity Cycle has raised over 1.7 million euro for local charities.
On July 2nd almost 11,000 fundraisers from all corners of Ireland and beyond set out along the Ring of Kerry for the annual fundraising cycle.
€1,737,700 was raised and this was divided amongst 47 local charities.
Among the 10 nominated Kerry based charities that will benefit from the money raised are the Kerry branch of Pieta House: Suicide and Self Harm Crisis Centre, Recovery Haven, and South West Counselling Services Killarney.
Three second tier charities received €10,000 with 34 additional charities receiving €2,000 each.
Cathal Walsh PRO for the Ring of Kerry Charity Cycle Committee said that they are delighted to have raised such a huge amount again for such deserving local charities.
The 10 nominated Kerry based charities that will benefit from the money raised are; Aras Mhuire Nursing Home, Derrynane Inshore Rescue, Irish Kidney Association (Kerry branch), Pieta House: Suicide and Self Harm Crisis Centre (Kerry branch), RecoveryHaven Kerry, South West Counselling Services Killarney, St Francis Special School, St Joseph’s Nursing Home, Killorglin, St Ita’s and St Joseph’s Post Primary Special School in Tralee and Talbot Grove.