TRUCKERS from across Kerry, Cork and Limerick took to the Ring of Kerry recently for a fundraising truck run in aid of Cúnamh Iveragh - an organisation that works to better the lives of children and adults with intellectual disability on the Iveragh Peninsula.
A convoy of 50 trucks took part in the fourth annual Scania Ring of Kerry Truck Run, which saw drivers leave Killarney on Saturday, October 6, and head towards Killorglin and onto Sneem, where they over-nighted and enjoyed a great night's entertainment at the Sneem Hotel. On Sunday, October 7, the drivers continued their way around the Ring, before returning to Killarney on Sunday afternoon.
Since the truck run was initiated four years ago, organisers and participants have raised over €60,000 for a number of worthy causes, including Children's' Leukemia; Build4Life Cystic Fibrosis (CF), Cork's Mercy Hospital and the Brothers of Charity.
Last year alone, over 70 trucks to part in the event, generating an impressive €20,000 for the Brothers of Charity.
Joint organiser, Tony Nolan, told The Kerryman that the proceeds from last weekend's event had not yet been counted, but he thanked all those who took part and helped to raise funds for the beneficiary.
"We were very happy with how things went this year and although some of our regulars couldn't make it this time due to work, we were delighted to see some new drivers take part," he said.
"We had lorries from all over Kerry and some from Cork and Limerick and one driver even came from Longford, so we'd like to thank them all for making the event another great success."