The recent Kinsale Lions Charity Cycle was a great success, with 220 cyclists taking part. The highly organised event left Kinsale Rugby grounds at Rathmore, and followed a 100km route via Old Head, Timoleague, Seven Heads to Clonakilty and back to Kinsale by the more direct route. A welcome lunch stop was provided at the GAA grounds in Clonakilty.
This event will enable Kinsale Lions to send a number of seriously ill children from Cork Hospitals to Eurodisney for a short holiday - and to assist the National Rehabilitation Hospital in Dun Laoire who had given such great care and attention to the late SÃ©amus Keating, the founding President twenty one years ago of Kinsale Lions Club.
A notable former patient of the Rehab is Michael Murphy of Kinsale, son of Cork County Councillor Kevin Murphy. Michael is wheelchair bound, but using a specially designed flat bed tricycle manages to achieve normal cycling speeds with arm power only.
- pic: Michael Murphy powering his way through Barrells Cross towards Old Head.
Kinsale Lions Club are also pleased to announce that Mr. George Lee will be speaker at their Breakfast Meeting at the Trident Hotel, on Thursday 3rd. May. The event will start at 8am, and finish at 9.15am, both times guaranteeed.
Mr Lee is well known as an economics and business commentator, and presenter on TV and Radio of RTE's "The Business". Famously, two years ago he was elected to DÃ¡il Eireann in a bye-election, but resigned in "total frustration" after six months to resume his broadcasting career. Mr.Lee will not discuss what has gone before, but look forward to where Ireland might go from here. Attendance costs 25 euro, or a table of ten 200 euro. Bookings should be made to Trident Hotel, Kinsale, or to any Lions Club Member.
Proceeds are in aid of local charities. www.kinsalelionsclub.org