A group of local Opel and Vauxhall enthusiasts are preparing to drive the West Kerry Section of the Wild Atlantic Way.
The May 8 road run will raise funds for the Palliative Care Unit at University Hospital Kerry.
Ahern’s Garage, Tralee Road, Castleisland – one of Ireland’s longest serving- is the event’s headquarters.
Cars will assemble at the family run garage from 9am and will depart on route that includes Inch, Minard Castle; Dingle; Slea Head and the Conor Pass from 11am.
The event was launched at Ahern’s Garage last week and was attended by local Opel and Vauxhall owners and by Mary Shanahan, Secretary of Kerry Hospice.
“Owners Pat and Paul Ahern have kindly come on board as our main sponsors and we are delighted to have them,” said organiser Michael Horan.
“They established a garage and service outlet in Castleisland in 1927 for Bedford and Vauxhall and are now the only Opel dealer in Kerry.”
“This year’s charity we have chosen is Palliative Care UHK, Tralee. We were delighted to have Mary Shanahan at our launch on Monday evenin. They opened a new state of the art 15-bed Specialist Palliative in-patient unit at UHK in 2017. Their mission is the provision of Specialist Palliative Care Services which support patients who are living with an advancing illness.”
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