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A stylish virtual twist for this year’s Ladies Day

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VIRTUAL EVENT: Aidan O’Mahony and Denise Healy are this year's judges for the Dawn Milk Virtual Ladies Day 2020.

 

The Dawn Milk Ladies Day at the Killarney Races is one of the most prestigious fashion events in the social calendar and this year will be no different, as the Dawn Milk Ladies Day will continue - but with a stylish virtual twist!

Ladies and gents will this year enter online and there's €500 up for grabs for Best Dressed Lady and also Best Dressed Gent, plus, both winners will also receive two VIP tickets to the Dawn Milk Ladies Day in 2021.

Judges this year are Killarney’s stylish couple Aidan O’Mahony and Denise Healy.

“While we are incredibly disappointed not to be able to welcome our loyal patrons, sponsors and guests to Killarney this year, we are very much looking forward to getting back to racing,” Philip O’Brien, Racing Manager at the Killarney Racecourse, said.

“Killarney has a long history of high-quality racing and this will be no different in 2020. Even though we are racing behind closed doors on July 7, 13 and 15, we are so happy that our wonderful sponsors of 27 years Dawn Milk, have yet again supported our July Ladies Day this year. The event is always the highlight in the social calendar for so many. We hope that people enjoy taking part in the Dawn Milk Virtual Ladies Day and bring the glitz and glamour that Killarney is famous for into their homes!”

To enter the Dawn Milk Virtual Ladies Day, ladies and gents should complete the following steps.

Firstly, style the perfect racing outfit. Secondly, pick up one of the new Dawn Milk 1 litre cartons. Thirdly, strike a pose and include one of the new Dawn Milk 1 litre cartons in your entry photo. Ladies and gents can either email their entry photo with details of their outfit and contact details to dawnmilkladiesday2020@gmail.com or upload your photo and outfit details on your Instagram or Facebook page and include #dawnmilkladiesday2020 in your post.

Entries will be accepted from today until 5pm next Wednesday, July 15. The winner of the Best Dressed Lady and Best Dressed Gent will be announced on social media on Thursday, July 16.

John O’Sullivan, General Manager, Dawn Milk added that Dawn Milk has sponsored Ladies Day in Killarney for 27 years making it one of the longest Ladies Day patronages in Ireland.

"Year after year the event has had a positive impact on the local economy supporting boutiques, designers, milliners, hair stylists, beauty and make-up artists, and the hospitality industry. Dawn Milk is a local brand and we understand the importance of supporting local businesses. This year we are hoping that by hosting the Dawn Milk Virtual Ladies Day 2020, the event will continue to boost our local economy in Kerry as businesses open their doors once again.”

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The tax you’re really paying for your health

By Brian Foley from Activate Fitness With the budget just squared away, there’s always an air of “how did I do out of it?” In Ireland, we enjoy a public healthcare system which is touted to become a universal healthcare system. Maybe “enjoy” is the wrong word. We have it, and we use it, and, […]

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By Brian Foley from Activate Fitness

With the budget just squared away, there’s always an air of “how did I do out of it?”

In Ireland, we enjoy a public healthcare system which is touted to become a universal healthcare system. Maybe “enjoy” is the wrong word.

We have it, and we use it, and, of course we pay for it. We justify the constant ratcheting-up of our tax burden to pay for rising health-care costs. That tax is on our wallets.

We also pay another type of tax: When we’re unhealthy, we don’t get to do the things we like. When we’re overweight, we don’t always say “YES!” when our kids ask to go to the swimming pool.
When we’re unfit, we don’t take our buddy’s invitation for a weekend hiking and camping trip. We can’t start jogging because our knees hurt; can’t lift weights because our back hurts; can’t cut down calories because we feel we need the energy.

Those things are taxes. Physical taxes, but they’re not the worst taxes we pay.

The worst tax we pay is the mental tax.

When we’re self-conscious about our fitness or health, we don’t want to start exercising. We don’t want to look dumb or fail.

We don’t want to start a new lifestyle because our families will say “good for you”, because they know we need it, or they’ll say “you don’t need that …” and lie. Or they’ll roll their eyes because they know we’ve failed before.

When we’ve been away from the gym for four months, we don’t want to do that first workout because we’re going to be last. It’s going to suck and we might get embarrassed.

SELF IMPOSED TAX

The Government makes us pay financial tax, but the other two – physical and mental – are self-imposed.

No one cares if you’re slow.

No one cares if you finish last.

No one cares if you blow your nutrition this week and have to start all over again.

You’d stop caring about what others thought about you if you realised how rarely they actually do.

Everyone thinks about themselves, mostly. That’s the tax they’re paying – and most of us overpay.

We’re taxed enough. Stop worrying about what you look like and start caring about what makes you feel good.

If you’d like to start taking steps in the right direction with your health and fitness, call in for a free consultation with us at Activate. Visit www.activate.ie/free-intro for more information.

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Tractor run raises €500 for charity

By Sean Moriarty Members of Killarney Valley Vintage and Classic Club raised €500 for the Kerry Mental Health Association during their first tractor run since April 2019. 30 tractors took part on Sunday including two rare Ford 3000s from 1974 and an even rarer Zetor Crystal from 1980. Departing from the club’s new ‘Vintage Shed’ […]

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By Sean Moriarty

Members of Killarney Valley Vintage and Classic Club raised €500 for the Kerry Mental Health Association during their first tractor run since April 2019.

30 tractors took part on Sunday including two rare Ford 3000s from 1974 and an even rarer Zetor Crystal from 1980.

Departing from the club’s new ‘Vintage Shed’ on Lewis Road, the convoy travelled to the communications mast near Coolick in Kilcummin, where participants enjoyed views of the wider Castleisland district and Killarney Valley.

“Some of the drivers were never up there before and they were amazed with the views across the two valleys,” organiser Tom Leslie told the Killarney Advertiser.

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