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Calling all you Beauty Therapy enthusiasts!




Kerry College will be hosting hour-long information sessions at our state of the art newly refurbished Beauty Therapy Suite in the E Block of our Clash Road Campus on Thursday this week.

Facilities include Bespoke Nail Bar, Treatment rooms, Spa Area and Steam and Sauna Facilities. You will have the opportunity to experience the facility first hand and speak to the instructors, teachers who have over 20 years’ experience in the educational sector for Beauty Therapy.
Learners currently on the course will also be in attendance so visitors can ask them questions..

Slots available are from 12pm, 1pm or 2pm.

This Internationally accredited course delivers ITEC, CIBTAC and CIDESCO International Diplomas to industry standards and are at the forefront of providing Beauty Therapy training and employment in support of the Kerry Salons and Spa's.

Participants on the course have the opportunity to develop their knowledge, skills and attitudes required to work as beauty therapists in a variety of settings. Some of our past awards include: CIBTAC International Tutor of the year, Worldskills Beauty Therapy International Medals of excellence , Bronze medal in ChinaSkills Beauty Therapy, CIBTAC international Student of the Year and CIDESCO Best in Country for Makeup Artistry. National Skills winners of the All Ireland Silver Medal of Excellence for Ireland in Beauty Therapy.

This 46-week course is starting on September, 12.

Past graduate Francesca Gerald said, “Having completed this course, I can say it has equipped me with the knowledge and skills required for working as a beauty therapist in the industry. It covered a comprehensive range of topics, which were clearly explained with a wide variety of resources that would be accessible for different learning styles. Practical hands-on learning is a huge component, which brings our theory learnings to life. I found the tutors extremely knowledgeable, approachable, and supportive. I would recommend this course to anyone looking to broaden their horizons in the world of beauty therapy.”

Course teacher, Clair Horan stated, “There is a huge demand for qualified therapists with the additional option of self-employment. Opportunities exist in the following areas: Beauty Salons, Health Farms/Leisure Centres, Cruise Liners/In-Flight Therapist, Make-up Artist, Make-up and Skin Care Consultant, Mobile Therapist, Salon Owner, Complementary Therapist, Technical Sales Representative, Franchising, Spa Industry and Teaching/Training and many more..”

To book your time or for queries, call the Admissions Office on 066-714 96 96 or email

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How to have the best skincare routine at home

By Jill O’Donoghue from Killarney Toning and Beauty Studio Home care is essential for glowing, youthful skin. It’s like brushing your teeth, it must be done twice a day. Step […]




By Jill O’Donoghue from Killarney Toning and Beauty Studio

Home care is essential for glowing, youthful skin. It’s like brushing your teeth, it must be done twice a day.

Step one: Cleanse to remove sweat, oil, dirt and other pollutants that your skin naturally collects throughout the day and night. It’s the first step in your skincare routine and shouldn’t be rushed.

How to do it; Cleanse your skin in the morning and in the evening to keep your pores clear and your face fresh. Your cleanser may vary based on skin type, but with all cleansers, the general consensus is to apply them using an upward, circular motion so as to prevent wrinkles from forming. Make sure your hands are clean in order to prevent excess dirt from entering your pores.

Step two: There is a lot of confusion around toner, and when you’re first establishing a daily skincare routine, it may even seem unnecessary. But most experts agree that toning is an important addition to your skin care routine with beneficial effects for your skin. After you cleanse your skin of impurities, toner removes any residue left behind by the cleanser as well as any make-up or oils your cleanser might have missed. The added cleansing effects help prepare your skin to absorb moisturiser and minimise the appearance of pores. Some toners may have PH balancing and antiseptic effects as well. Apply toner right after you have cleansed your skin while it is still damp. The best way to apply it is with a cotton pad or cotton ball, simply soaking cotton pad with toner and wiping upward and out, starting at your neck.

Step 3: Exfoliate. Our skin is constantly shedding millions of skin cells every day, but sometimes those cells can build up on the surface of our skin and need some extra help to be removed. Exfoliating removes these dead skin cells that have accumulated in our pores. If you struggle with blackheads, acne or breakouts, you’re not going to want to miss this step.

It’s best to exfoliate after toning and before moisturising. You should exfoliate one to three times a week, but this depends on your skin type and how it reacts to exfoliation. Experiment and find what works best for you. There are chemical exfoliators and granule exfoliators such as your traditional sugar or salt scrub. Both can be effective tools for removing dead skin cells, but chemical exfoliating ingredients like AHA and BHA are often more effective in getting deep into your pores and removing buildup.

Properly cleansed skin will allow your next steps e.g. serums and moisturisers get to the right layers of the skin where they will be most effective.

For a skincare consultation or more advice just ask Jill on 064 6632966.

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Annual Christmas motorbike charity road run launched

The Kerry Bikers are hosting their annual Christmas Bike Run on December 18. The event will raise funds for St Francis’ Special School at St Mary of the Angels in […]




The Kerry Bikers are hosting their annual Christmas Bike Run on December 18.

The event will raise funds for St Francis’ Special School at St Mary of the Angels in Beaufort and Eagle Lodge in Tralee.

Now in its sixth year, the run, which is organised by an amalgamation of several Kerry motorcycle clubs under the banner of Kerry Bikers, will visit Killarney.

The run gets underway at 10.30am from Tralee. The first stop off is in Sheahan’s Centra on the Muckross Road where the Tralee group will be joined by local motorcyclists before setting off on a yet to be decided route.

“We will announce the route in Killarney. Last year we went to Killorglin, Farranfore and Castleisland. This year Abbeyfeale and Listowel may be in reach and if so we will make donations to Nano Nagle Special School too,” organiser Dave Foley said.

Over one hundred motorcycles are expected to take part in the run. Last year the full convoy measured 1.6km from start to finish.

“We hope to exceed that this year,” added Foley


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