NEW MAYOR: Newly elected Killarney Municipal District Mayor Cllr Brendan Cronin. Photo: Michelle Crean
By Sean Moriarty
Newly elected Killarney Municipal District Mayor Cllr Brendan Cronin says getting Killarney businesses back on track, post-pandemic, is his number one priority.
The annual meeting of the Municipal District was held last Friday at the Killarney Sports and Leisure Centre.
Cllr Cronin (Independent), from Ballyhar, is a former Cathaoirleach of the Killarney Municipal District and has represented the Killarney Electoral Area since 1999.
Following his election, Cllr Cronin, who was Leas-Cathaoirleach for the past year, said that the hospitality industry in Killarney was facing its greatest ever challenge.
He expressed confidence however that the expertise, knowledge and ability existed locally to rise to that challenge. He said that visitors are welcome to come back to Killarney and Kerry as the local authority and other agencies continue to work together to make it a safe place to visit and stay.
While Cronin says projects like the new by-pass, traffic congestion at Madam’s Hill and Lough Lein Loop walking trail are amongst his key ambitions for the year ahead, he admits they may have to take a back seat until the business community gets back up and running properly after three months of shut down.
“We are not dealing with a normal situation,” he told the Killarney Advertiser. “These projects are critically important to the well-being of the town, they are the nitty-gritty daily tasks but there is a much bigger picture. The priority has to be getting business restored. We need to promote Killarney as a great place to visit, a place of natural beauty with so much entertainment and activities. I extend an open invitation for people to come and visit us here - the capital of tourism - this will be the most important aspect we will have to deal with.”
Cllr Marie Moloney was elected Leas-Cathaoirleach of the Municipal District.
Can you talk your way to fitness?
By Brian Foley from Activate Fitness Recently, our team at Activate was talking about the regular check-ins we do with our clients. We try to sit down with each client in person at least once every six months, if not once a quarter, and see how they are doing. If we can’t get them to […]
By Brian Foley from Activate Fitness
Recently, our team at Activate was talking about the regular check-ins we do with our clients. We try to sit down with each client in person at least once every six months, if not once a quarter, and see how they are doing.
If we can’t get them to sit down with us, we’ll at least touch base via Zoom or phone. Text messages aren’t adequate to really understand how someone is doing and progressing as we help them towards their health goals, so we don’t count those.
What’s interesting is how difficult it can be sometimes to track down and set up a time to catch up with clients. In passing, it’s simple, but those conversations aren’t as focused and usually don’t allow us to get into why someone is or is not seeing the progress they need. So many times it’s something we all know we need to do, but to sit down and have a real conversation with someone about how they are doing can be tough, or even intimidating depending on the situation.
People start with us knowing we want to provide accountability, guidance, education, and motivation to help them accomplish their goals. But, when it comes down to the accountability portion, it can be difficult to want to talk about things that may not be going as planned.
However, when we look back at our most successful clients – those who have accomplished or are accomplishing what they set out to do when they started with us – they are the ones who actually seek us out to sit down and get help. When we ask them about their goals or if they have time, they are excited to catch up and see what they can improve. Or, they are asking us to help even before we reach out to them.
Those clients have not always had it easy either. Post lockdowns there were a lot of people re-orienting their schedule and lives and trying to make sense of what their goals needed to be. I personally had quite a few heavier conversations with people as we stepped through a plan to “reset” and get into a habit that fit their adjusted goals and schedules. Without those conversations, we may not have been able to help people as much as we are able to (thankfully).
For every area of your life; family, marriage, friendships, work; having accountability, a source of quality guidance, and motivation is as absolute must if you want to improve or progress. We can do some things alone, but we can do most of those things far better with others who have been there before or who can walk with us as we step through our journey towards our goals.
If you are looking to improve at anything in life, be it professionally, or with your health and fitness, the first step is to acknowledge where you are and then seek out a trusted source of information to help you clarify and align the moving parts to ensure you can get to where you want in the timeframe you want.
It’s why we start every member at Activate with a free consultation and why we continue to talk to our members. If we don’t know where you want to go, how can we help you get there? “Going to a gym” is fantastic and will be of huge benefit to your health, going to a gym that is invested in your journey multiplies this power exponentially.
So, no, you can’t “talk your way to fitness”, it takes many hours of work and consistency, but starting your journey with a good honest talk and someone in “your corner” will ensure you start – and continue – in the right direction.
To have a chat about your health and fitness goals, visit www.activate.ie and find out more.
Former footballer to launch new book
By Sean Moriarty Former Senior Kerry footballer and ‘Dancing with the Stars’ winner Aidan O’Mahony will be in Eason on Saturday to sign copies of his new book. The Rathmore man enjoyed a distinguished career in the green and gold jersey, making 70 championship and 85 league appearances for Kerry between 2003 and 2017. In January 2017, […]
By Sean Moriarty
Former Senior Kerry footballer and ‘Dancing with the Stars’ winner Aidan O’Mahony will be in Eason on Saturday to sign copies of his new book.
The Rathmore man enjoyed a distinguished career in the green and gold jersey, making 70 championship and 85 league appearances for Kerry between 2003 and 2017.
In January 2017, O’Mahony won the RTÉ ‘Dancing with the Stars’ series with professional dancer, Estonian Valeria Milova.
His new book ‘Unbroken’ is an account of the discipline it takes to be part of one of the country’s most successful Gaelic football teams. It is also a story of managing external and internal expectations and pressure, and of the importance of knowing when to ask for help.
“I am really looking forward to meeting everyone next Saturday, great to finally release my book and I hope people enjoy it,” he told Killarney Advertiser.
O’Mahony’s Killarney book signing will be the first of many around the country in the run up to Christmas.
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