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Killarney gets TikTok treatment!

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TIKTOK VISIT: Four of Ireland’s best known TikTokers visited Killarney town this week. From l-r were: Denis O’Sullivan, James Buckley, Gordon Forbes and Travis Leon. Photo: Grigoriy Geniyevskiy

By Grigoriy Geniyevskiy

Thousands of TikTok fans got a chance to see the beauty of Killarney as four of Ireland’s best known TikTokers decided to holiday here this week.

Killarney was the chosen spot for the staycation as Denis O’Sullivan from Cork, James Buckley from Mayo, Gordon Forbes from Cork and Travis Leon from Donegal, who have 217,000 followers between them - made a number of TikTok videos at various locations including Ross Castle and the lakes of Killarney.

 On Wednesday afternoon the group were recognised in the town by young TikTok fans after they enjoyed a bite to eat at The Shire.

The lads became TikTok famous individually on the social media platform by posting funny and quirky videos which saw their fan base rise. As they became Ireland’s most loved TikTokers the four became friends and often post videos edited together which gives them a combined reach of up to one million views.

They decided to holiday in Kerry this week beginning with a trip to Dingle followed by a few days in Killarney town.

When they arrived here they spoke to the Killarney Advertiser saying how beautiful the town is.

“We felt so welcome and comfortable in county Kerry we had to come here on staycation,“ Gordon said.

“On Sunday, we were in Dingle. It’s nice to come and visit Killarney. It’s fantastic on the eye.”

To follow the boys go to TikTok: denisosullivan0, travisleon1, thejamesbuckley and gforbes_1 to check out their videos.

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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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