The Killarney St Patrick’s Day parade promises to be ‘The Greatest Show’ with a showstopping circus theme. The parade, which starts at 2pm, is part of a now week-long festival. Landmarks such as Ross Castle glimpsed from Flesk Bridge and St Mary’s Cathedral will turn green for several days.
This weekend is likely to be a defining moment in the annals of the Cartell.ie Rally of the Lakes in Killarney. A glance through the list of previous winners reveal that drivers of World Rally Cars have triumphed since the Millennium, but that thread is tenuous as the new breed of R5 cars is set to bring the sequence to an end.
After a mid-season lull trainer Willie McCreery has returned to form with a vengeance, and he recorded a 29-1 double on the opening day of the Killarney’s August festival, including taking the listed Vincent O’Brien Ruby Stakes with the game Erysimum.
An Irish woman is understood to be among the 28 victims killed in an attack at a Tunisian resort, Sepp Blatter has fuelled speculation about his future by insisting he has not resigned as FIFA president, and the US Supreme Court has ruled that same-sex couples have a right to marry anywhere in the country.
One man has been beheaded and at least two have been injured in an attack on a factory in the south-east of France, Renault has recalled thousands of vehicles because of a problem with the braking system, there will be two more boxing finals with Irish involvement at the European Games in Baku.