Main Beneficiary Charities 2023

Breakthrough Cancer Research – is an Irish medical research charity focused on cancer.  We work to significantly impact the number of children and adults who can survive this disease.  We invest in world-class research in Ireland and are particularly focused on improving outcomes for those cancers, which are poorly served by current treatment options. 

Comfort for Chemo – Comfort for Chemo Kerry’s aim is to build a stand-alone, state of the art Centre of Excellence for the patients of Kerry who require chemotherapy and oncological treatments. We will strive to ensure that the best care available is delivered in an environment that is welcoming, reassuring, comfortable and dignified.

All funds raised through the Ring of Kerry Charity Cycle 2023 will be used to provide chemotherapy suites, isolation facilities, spacious clinical areas, outpatient units as well as counselling and support rooms for patients.


CRITICAL – Emergency Medical Response  –CRITICAL – Emergency Medical Response provide pre-hospital emergency care to critically ill and injured patients in their local communities in both rural and urban areas in Ireland. We have a team of experienced Volunteer Emergency Medicine Doctors and Medical Responders on ground in counties Mayo, Donegal and Dublin. Additional volunteer doctors are set to join them in Kildare, Dublin, Wicklow and Waterford in the coming months.

Kerry Mountain Rescue – Kerry Mountain Rescue is a voluntary emergency service that provides 24-7-365 ‘on call’ assistance to climbers and walkers in distress on the mountains and upland areas of Kerry and West Cork. The team comprises of 38 volunteers from all walks of life who are available to respond to emergencies in the mountains at any hour of the day or night, and often in the harshest weather conditions. The team is based in Killarney with an area of operation covering the mountains of the Iveragh, Dingle and Beara peninsulas.


Valentia Community Hospital – Valentia Hospital has been providing various levels of care to the people of Valentia Island and surrounding areas since 1871. There has been no break in the service we provide in 152 years.