Killarney on a 'Quest' for greatness this weekend

Thousands of hardy athletes will descend on Killarney this week for the 2018 Quest Killarney series
Thousands of hardy athletes will descend on Killarney this week for the 2018 Quest Killarney series

Fergus Dennehy

Killarney is this weekend preparing for an invasion of over 2,000 hardy athletes who will be taking part in the annual 'Quest Killarney' adventure race. Now into its seventh year, the truly stunning rugged and scenic trails, tracks and lakes of the hinterlands of Killarney will be on full show on Saturday, October 6.

"We are delighted to end the Quest Series for the year in style in Killarney. It's our biggest and best event, and we're very excited to be able to welcome more than 2,000 racers to town. It's  great for business in Killarney as many of the participants bring friends and family that support businesses throughout the weekend," said Race Director Oliver Kirwan.

Road users are being asked to be aware of large groups of cyclists travelling between the Gleneagle Hotel and the Gap of Dunloe from 7.30am to 11am.  The Muckross and Dinis Trail will be closed from 11am to 1.30pm, and Lord Brandon's Cottage to N71 on the Kerry Way track will be closed from 8am to 1pm.

Dates for all 'Quest' events in 2019 have also been released with most tickets going on sale this Saturday, October 6. Quest Kenmare takes place on March 2, 2019, with Quest Killarney returning on October 12.

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