The ring of Kerry cycle began 35 years ago when a group from Killarney came up with an idea, to cycle the 175 km “ring of Kerry “to raise money for charity. 35 years of the Ring of Kerry cycle has 10,000 participants each year. This phenomenal event is Ireland’s largest one day charity event. Almost €15 million has been raised for 150 charity organisations. This makes an incredible difference to people in these charities . Much of the great work of these charities would not be possible without the funds raised. The money raised has contributed to his hospital extensions, special-needs facilities, suicide prevention, cancer, kidney and indie of life support and much more.

Cycling the ring of Kerry is a huge accomplishment and a unique experience. A recreational cycle full of fun and camaraderie. People of all ages and all walks of life embark on the 175 km cycle set along the wild centric way. Cycling through Cahersiveen , close to the birthplace of Daniel O’Connell, who famously campaigned for Catholic emancipation in the 19th century. At the seaside town of Waterville you will pass through a favourite holiday location of comedian and filmmaker Charlie Chaplin. You will get to cycle along the most incredible scenic route from Killarney to Kenmare and seem to Cahersiveen 

This year one of the local charities is Ian O’Connell trust. Ian is a fifth year student from Killarney. He suffered serious neck and spinal injuries after he fell off his bike. Currently he faces up to 2 years of treatment and rehabilitation to re-gain feeling and movement in his limbs. We wish him all the very best for the future.