43rd Ring of Kerry Veteran, Vintage and Classic Car run set for May 21/22

43rd Ring of Kerry Veteran, Vintage and Classic Car run set for May 21/22

The Kingdom, Veteran, Vintage and Classic Car club will the 43rd Ring of Kerry Run on May 21 and 22.

This year’s event will be slightly different to past runs.

All through the pandemic – at times when it was legally allowed – the club did manage to run two Ring of Kerry runs. Each of these were run over one day as opposed to the 40 that were organised before them.

This year’s run will feature an overnight halt in Waterville, with entertainment laid on in the South Kerry town’s Sea Lodge Hotel.

“This idea came about from talking to members and non-members alike over the last two years. Some prefer a day run, some an overnight stay, we feel this will cater for both groups,” said club secretary Garret Foley. #

“This year The Ring of Kerry Run can only cater for a small group with a limited amount of hotel rooms, however, there will be local B+B accommodation available for others.

Participants in this year’s run will assemble on the grounds of the Ballygarry Estate and Spa in Tralee from 9am on Saturday, May 21.

The participating cars will depart the well-known hotel at around 11am later the same day for a drive to Waterville with planned stops along the way.

The cars will go around the Ring the wrong way around – Molls Gap is first on the agenda after leaving Tralee.

On Sunday there will be a pitstop at the Red Fox near Carragh Lake before the crews go their separate ways.

Next year’s event looks certain to return to a two-day format as club officials are already in discussion with potential headquarter hotels.

“We are currently at an advanced planning stage to host the Ring of Kerry event in the one Hotel in 2023,” added Garrett.

Entry forms and related material has already been distributed to club members and regular supporters of the event.

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