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Jumping for joy: Enjoy a fun way to get fit

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YOU will be jumping for joy when you join a course led by acclaimed fitness instructor Veronika Poláková who is running classes in the Physique Fitness Studio in Killarney.

Originally from Slovakia, Veronika has an enviable reputation for hosting classes that benefit all ages. “My clients range from young to old unfit to uberfit, men and women, teams and groups,” she said.

An exciting aspect of Veronika’s classes involves Jumping®. “The first time I saw Jumping® was on a YouTube video and I knew straight away that I wanted to do that,” said Veronika. “I didn't stop smiling during the course I was so happy.

Dance and free movement gave me happiness and I wanted to share this happiness with other people.”
Jumping® is a dynamic new fitness movement performed on individual patented trampolines and Veronika has been giving Jumping® classes since 2013. “It is a great high intensity training, which releases a tremendous amount of endorphins after the class,” said Veronika.

“The benefits of rebounding itself are known as a great way to improve your overall health. The intensity of our program simply multiplies all those effects, giving you the best workout ever!”

Veronika is constantly looking for inspiration for classes by keeping up to date with the latest music and dance moves. “I like my class a fun experience,” she said. “My classes are open to everyone – whether you have no rhythm or are a top-class dancer, we will have fun while we work out.”

Veronika is also qualified to instruct Piloxing® which is an appealing mix of dance, Pilates and boxing.
In addition, she leads classes in Bosu, which is exercise with a half-moon ball fitness-training device.
Veronika’s Total Body Workout delivers highly effective result. “This involves exercise using a person’s own weight,” she said.

You can contact Veronika Poláková: Jumping in Kerry, on 083-8771386 or veronika.polakova86@gmail.com or
find Jumping in Kerry on Facebook

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Applecroft B&B named in Ireland’s Top 10

By Michelle Crean What a better way for a local business to celebrate its silver jubilee than to be named in the Top 10 places to stay in Ireland especially as they prepare to reopen after the pandemic. Owners Kathy and Don Brosnan, who run Applecroft House in Woodlawn, were named number 6 in Ireland’s […]

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By Michelle Crean

What a better way for a local business to celebrate its silver jubilee than to be named in the Top 10 places to stay in Ireland especially as they prepare to reopen after the pandemic.

Owners Kathy and Don Brosnan, who run Applecroft House in Woodlawn, were named number 6 in Ireland’s Top 10 B&Bs for 2022 by the Irish Independent ‘Reader Travel Awards’ while Ireland’s Best B&B was named as Dingle’s Pax House.

The couple began their business in 1997 and are very happy with the feedback from visitors who voted for their B&B, especially after two difficult years.

“I’m thrilled, especially as we’re celebrating our silver jubilee this year,” Kathy told the Killarney Advertiser.

The couple built their house in the early ’80s and aptly named it ‘Applecroft’ as it was built in a field which has an orchard.

In the late ’90s they opened five spacious rooms up, each with its own theme; 
‘Poet’s Corner’, ‘Past Times’, ‘The 19th Green’, ‘The Race-goer’s Club’ and ‘The Kerry Way’, for guests as Kathy, who worked in The Europe Hotel and the Great Southern Killarney for many years, had a passion to bring a great stay experience to guests visiting Killarney. They kept themselves busy planting in their two acre garden during the pandemic.

They have won numerous awards over the years and have had film crews in but this latest award is the icing on the cake for the couple who are looking forward to reopening in late March.

“It’s amazing, and a bonus especially with the two years we’ve had. We’ve never experienced anything like that. It was “wow” – we were preparing to reopen on St Patrick’s Day that year and all of a sudden everything closed down on the 16. It was a big shock.”

Don creates amazing bread and scones which guests rave about, she added.

“I was delighted as we came tenth for breakfast and sixth for the B&B.”

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Tributes paid to life-long Legion supporter

By Sean Moriarty Legion GAA Club has led tributes to one of their most ‘fervent’ supporters who passed away on Tuesday. Described as one of the town’s ‘old stock’, Tim Looney from Coolgraine Park and late of Daltons Avenue, was a central part of Killarney’s rich sporting heritage. As well as a life-long supporter of […]

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By Sean Moriarty

Legion GAA Club has led tributes to one of their most ‘fervent’ supporters who passed away on Tuesday.

Described as one of the town’s ‘old stock’, Tim Looney from Coolgraine Park and late of Daltons Avenue, was a central part of Killarney’s rich sporting heritage.

As well as a life-long supporter of Legion, he played basketball in the famous town leagues of the 1970s and the seven-a-side soccer ‘Wipeouts’ competitions.

“He was a very proud Legion man and always flew the green and white flag out his window whenever the club was playing in a big game,” PRO Enda Walshe told the Killarney Advertiser. “He was a fervent loyal club supporter but was also one of the characters of the winter basketball leagues.”

Tim was also a regular participant in Dart Pub Leagues back in the 1970s and 1980s.

Tim’s funeral took place today (Friday). He was laid to rest at Killarney Burial Ground after 10am Mass St Mary’s Cathedral.

Tim is survived by his wife Nuala, his children Joanne, Paudie and Timmy, and was a much loved grandfather to Stephen, Makaela, Chloe, Padraic, Keelan, Alex and the late Lorna. He will also be sadly missed by his daughters-in-law Margaret and Sharon, son-in-law Tony, sisters Kathleen, Sheila and Ann, brothers Lewis-John and Paddy, brothers-in-law, sisters-in-law, nieces and nephews, grand-nieces and grand-nephews, relatives, neighbours and many great friends.

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