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45m views for Tourism Ireland’s video which features Killarney 

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By Michelle Crean

The Reeks District and Ross Castle in Killarney feature in a new series of short videos to showcase Ireland - and the first featuring actor Pierce Brosnan has received 45m video views.

 

Tourism Ireland teamed up with The Irish Film and Television Academy (IFTA) and local talent to create the #FillYourHeartWithIreland campaign series.

In the video, Pierce speaks about his love for Ireland and, in particular, for Kerry. Viewers will also see some of the wonderful scenery and top attractions like the Ring of Kerry, Dingle, the Reeks District, the Skelligs, Killarney - Ross Castle and Cahergall Stone Fort among others.

“What’s not to love about Ireland?" Pierce said in the video.
"This tiny island that has sown the greatest gifts of poetry and storytelling. I love the Kerry coastline; I love the Ring of Kerry. My father Tom Brosnan was a Kerryman, so I try to go back there as often as I can. What do I miss about Ireland? It’s the people – the sheer stamina and life force of Irish people, from this great beautiful landscape. I’m a Navan man, County Meath. I left Ireland when I was a boy, I was 11, so over these many decades now going back there’s always something great to discover.”

Kerry native Áine Moriarty, IFTA CEO added that “IFTA is delighted to partner with Tourism Ireland to showcase the beauty of the Irish landscape alongside the voices and sentiments of our leading Irish Academy members such as Pierce Brosnan".

"Ireland has given so much to international film; our wonderful actors, filmmakers and spectacular filming locations. The Academy is proud to help showcase our beautiful country to the world."

Siobhan McManamy, Tourism Ireland’s Director of Markets, said "Tourism Ireland was delighted to work with the Irish Film and Television Academy (IFTA), and with Academy member Pierce Brosnan, to create this fantastic video".

"It will be seen by our fans and followers on social media around the world – allowing us to keep the beauty of Ireland to the fore. While we may not be able to travel just now, this video will inspire people for their future visit."

Local Kerry Talent

Áine Moriarty connected IFTA with local Kerry professionals to source beautiful Kerry footage from videographers Tadhg Hayes Video Production Killorglin; Michael Pixie O'Gorman Listowel; Bevies Studio/Kerry ETB in Tralee and Screen Kerry. The editors were Nathan Griffin and Eoin McGowan.

To date, Tourism Ireland’s #FillYourHeartWithIreland campaign has achieved excellent engagement worldwide on social media – delivering 844 million impressions (or opportunities to see), 45 million video views and 8.4 million engagements on Facebook, as well as eight million likes on Instagram and 230,000 engagements on Twitter.

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Treat yourself to a hot stone massage

By Jill O’Donoghue from Killarney Toning and Beauty Studio A hot stone massage is one of the most relaxing treatments you can get for yourself. With a heated couch, relaxing […]

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By Jill O’Donoghue from Killarney Toning and Beauty Studio

A hot stone massage is one of the most relaxing treatments you can get for yourself.

With a heated couch, relaxing music and candles lit, your therapist will apply the heated stones covered in oil to gently but firmly glide over the muscles. It’s pure bliss.

While using the stones it allows the therapist to go deeper into the muscles, relieving aches and pain while encouraging better blood circulation and lymphatic drainage allowing the toxins to leave the body faster so you can feel better. The stones help to repair damaged soft tissue and improve your energy levels, skin tone and texture loss.

The heated stones help to instantly release tension in your back and shoulders so those muscles can be worked on more effectivily. This really helps to achieve deep relaxation and peace of mind.

The stones are a smooth flat basalt, a type of volcanic rock that retain heat. They come in different sizes for different areas of the body. A hot stone massage will also increase blood flow in an affected area, reduce muscle spasms and increase flexibility. Like all massages, it really helps to reduce stress and anxiety, and any time you remove toxins from the body it helps to induce relaxation. Also, you will be more alert, active and positive after a proper deep night’s sleep.

Hot stone massage is great for anyone with rheumatoid arthritis and clients have mentioned it improves their grip strength, that they have less pain and a greater range of motion.

A good massage has so many great benefits with one of its most amazing ones is that it can give your immune system a boost.

Regular massage also helps to regulate water retention and blood pressure.

I highly recommend a hot stone massage, especially if you haven’t tried it yet. Please call Jill to book in, or for more information, on 064 6632966.

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Three easy ways busy people can eat healthy

By Brian Foley from Activate Fitness If you’re like most people, you’re always on the go and don’t have time to cook elaborate meals, and you certainly don’t have time […]

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By Brian Foley from Activate Fitness

If you’re like most people, you’re always on the go and don’t have time to cook elaborate meals, and you certainly don’t have time to eat unhealthy junk food.

That’s why we’ve put together this list of three easy ways to eat more healthy. These nutrition tips for busy people will help you stay fit and healthy without spending a lot of time in the kitchen!

PROTEIN

One easy way to eat healthy is to make sure you’re getting enough protein. Protein helps your body repair itself and build muscle, so it’s essential for anyone who wants to stay fit and healthy. You can get protein from lean meats, poultry, fish, beans, nuts, and seeds. If you’re vegetarian or vegan, there are plenty of plant-based sources of protein like tofu, tempeh, lentils, and quinoa. Just make sure you’re getting a variety of proteins to get all the essential amino acids your body needs.

FRUITS AND VEGETABLES

Another easy way to eat healthy is to load up on fruits and vegetables as they are packed with vitamins, minerals, and antioxidants that are essential for good health. Plus, they’re low in calories and fat, so you can eat as much as you want without having to worry about packing on the pounds. Aim to fill half your plate with fruits and vegetables at every meal.

LESS PROCESSED FOODS

The last easy way to eat healthy is to cut back on processed foods which are often high in sugar, salt, and unhealthy fats. They can also be low in nutrients like vitamins and minerals. If you want to stay healthy, focus on eating whole, unprocessed foods like fresh fruits and vegetables, lean meats, fish, whole grains, beans, legumes, nuts, and seeds. You’ll feel better and have more energy when you cut processed foods out of your diet.

There you have it! Three easy ways to eat healthy. Just remember to get enough protein, load up on fruits and vegetables, and cut back on processed foods. If you do these things, you’ll be well on your way to a healthier lifestyle.

If you would like some further accountability and help the Activate Nutrition team are running a ‘6 Week Fat Loss Course’ starting on October 17 which will help you dial in your nutrition and lifestyle to improve your health marker for 2023. For further information drop us an email at nutrition@activate.ie.

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