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Introducing The Bump Room to Killarney

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Led by chartered physiotherapist Ailish Mangan, this is a pregnancy class with a difference. It’s a mix of Pilates, yoga, aerobics, strength and conditioning and is tailored to the specific exercise needs of pregnant women, to challenge and support the client as their bodies change.

The Bump Room already run classes in Cork, Limerick, Galway, Clare, Dublin and Tipperary, and have proven to be extremely popular. There is generally a waiting list for the classes with many women returning on their subsequent pregnancies they enjoy it so much.

There are many common issues experienced in pregnancy, for example fatigue, swelling of the extremities and pregnancy related pelvic girdle pain. Research supports exercise in pregnancy: it can help with all these issues and more, it allows women to manage better in labour and even provides benefits into the postnatal period. Despite the evidence, women often feel anxious and uncertain about exercise in pregnancy. Having the support and advice of a chartered physiotherapist, with specialised training for exercise in pregnancy, allows women to exercise confidently and safely.

There will be an opportunity at the end of the class for women to ask questions, and Ailish will be adding in some practical information and tips, for example managing pregnancy related pelvic girdle pain and tips for labour. The classes aim to empower women, to keep fit, have fun and socialise. It's a great way for new mums-to-be to connect. Ailish decided to bring The Bump Room to Killarney as she would have loved it during her own pregnancies had it been available locally.

Ailish has 15 years experience working in the acute and primary care sectors, as well as some work in private practice. She currently works with the HSE, in primary care, working with all age groups from young children to older adults. She is a mother of three young boys under the age of six. Ailish is passionate about enjoying an active and positive pregnancy, labour and birth. She is delighted to be bringing this exciting class to Killarney.

Classes start on Tuesday, April 10 in Killarney Sports and Leisure Centre, with limited spaces available. For further information see thebumproom.ie and The Bump Room on Facebook.

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Killarney centre stage for Pride Festival

The award-winning Kingdom Pride in Kerry festival is back next week and Killarney will take centre stage. Kingdom Pride will be celebrated in towns all across the county from July […]

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The award-winning Kingdom Pride in Kerry festival is back next week and Killarney will take centre stage.

Kingdom Pride will be celebrated in towns all across the county from July 17 to 21.

The organisation’s flagship Party in the Park event will be held again in Killarney House and Gardens, following the Pride march in the town centre on July 20.

This year, in solidarity with the people of Palestine, Kingdom Pride in Kerry is inviting the people of Kerry to come to show their unity by bringing Palestinian flags and kites to the march, and to the Party in the Park.

“Pride is a protest for human rights all over the world. Here in the Kingdom, we have been so lucky to receive tremendous community support from our allies and supporters, and we see the struggle for liberation of all peoples as a united cause,” said Daniel Quirke, chairperson of the organising committee.

“Our events have always welcomed everyone, regardless of gender, orientation, religion, or nationality. We truly believe that together we can create positive change through caring for and loving one another. This year is no exception, and we look forward to helping to highlight the Palestinian cause, and to bringing people together to keep generating positive change for all people.”

Events will take place in Cahersiveen, Listowel, Killorglin, Tralee and Dingle, and include an Irish comedy night with Áine Gallagher, an Irish-language movie screening, yoga, sea swimming, poetry and storytelling, bowling, pitch and putt, a lively drag night at the INEC, and plenty more for people of all ages.

“We do our best to keep tickets as low-cost as possible, and we have lots of events that are totally free to attend. It is important to us that people can share Pride with us, regardless of income. Especially with the rise of the cost of living putting a strain on people’s pockets.” added the chairperson.

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A weekend of Live Music, Fun and Entertainment, at FleskFest 2024

The organisers of the annual FleskFest have “a tremendous line-up, with a weekend full of entertainment to suit all” for the July 18 to 20 event. “It promises to be […]

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The organisers of the annual FleskFest have “a tremendous line-up, with a weekend full of entertainment to suit all” for the July 18 to 20 event.

“It promises to be the festival weekend of the summer, an event you don’t want to miss out on. Last year’s Festival was a fantastic memorable experience for our community, a time to get together and celebrate,” said festival PRO Seán Daly.

Organised by Glenflesk GAA, FleskFest 24 will take place at the Barraduff Community Field next week.
There will be a fully licensed bar in the Fest Marquee, some amazing live music on The Big Stage, food trucks and much more.
Glenflesk GAA club’s biggest fundraiser of the year includes a new-for-2024 Texas Holdem Poker Tournament on Thursday night.
Weekend highlights include old-time waltzing, jiving and polka sets with Paudie McAuliffe and Paudie Coffey Band on Friday,
On Saturday, the new Well Flesk event will take place.
“A morning of self-care and wellness at Flesk Fest featuring masterclasses in yoga, pilates, mindfulness, spinning, fitness sessions, workouts, firewood sauna and ice pods with a range of experienced and qualified instructors,” added Daly.
Leading local musician Johnny Courtney and Friends, Sam and Ina, The O’Donoghue Sisters, Reigning All Ireland Champions Glenflesk Ballad Group, and The Border Boys will take to the Big Stage over the weekend.
Sunday is Family Fun Day with children’s entertainment and disco and the All-Ireland Hurling Final Live on the Big screen followed by music with Thingamajig.
The festival will finish with a Sunday evening session with the Meadhbh Walsh Band.

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