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Killarney Park & Belief-Fit Launch Well-Fit Killarney




Well-Fit Killarney is a new collaboration between the five-star Killarney Park Hotel and Belief-Fit, an innovative boutique gym in Killarney. An all-new offering, the Well-Fit retreat is a long weekend of health and wellbeing that combines holistic self-care, fitness and five-star service to offer a truly unique health experience, and an escape of a lifetime.

A response to the growing wellness market, this luxury retreat programme promises to guide guests on the perfect route to a fitter, happier, healthier self. Guests can expect unique and varied fitness classes in the stunning surrounds of Killarney National Park, guided life coaching, scenic hikes, expert nutritional education and a five-star health focused menu, created with fresh and seasonal superfoods, all within the comforts of the renowned five-star Killarney Park Hotel

With its thousands of acres of National Park, lakes and majestic mountains, the landscape around Killarney makes an ideal spot for a wellness retreat. With this in mind, The Killarney Park Hotel and Belief-Fit joined forces to create something special. A member of the Leading Hotels of the World, and voted TripAdvisor’s Best Hotel in Ireland in 2018, The Killarney Park is located in the centre of the charming town of Killarney and just a stone’s throw away from the breath-taking Killarney National Park. Owned and run by the Treacy family for the past 25 years, The Killarney Park is expertly managed by Niamh O’Shea and her team. Wellness and wellbeing have always played a central role at The Killarney Park Hotel. From yoga retreats and guided walking tours to the all-new Well-Fit escape, the hotel and its spa are a treat to be savoured after a day’s adventures.

Partnering with The Killarney Park Hotel on the retreat is Belief-Fit Boutique Gym. Husband and wife team Josie and Eric set up their fitness business in Killarney over five years ago. They pursued this dream having met in Dublin where both worked as managers in Campus Stadium Ireland – Ireland’s National facility for sports. They have 15 years’ experience working in the health and fitness industry and are passionate in this area, they compete in CrossFit and are both Life Coaches who believe that self care and self medication is the key to overall sustainable healthy living.

Belief-Fit’s vision is to bring people on a life and fitness journey to experience self-achievement, personal growth and development, and to bring out the best version of their clients, whilst having fun in the process.  This will transfer to Well-Fit.  They have always envisioned bringing a health and wellness retreat to Killarney and what better hotel to partner with in the heart of Killarney?

Speaking at the launch, Paul O’Neill, President of Killarney Chamber of Tourism & Commerce, said: “This is a great initiative by two Killarney businesses, recognising the national and international appeal of wellness tourism. By embracing the amazing natural asset that Killarney has to offer and combining it with best in class hospitality and fitness services, they will attract new visitors to our town and I wish them every success.”

Highlights of Well-Fit

Expect to workout with unique and varied outdoor fitness classes including metabolic conditioning and HITT sessions, hang out of hammocks with anti-gravity yoga and reconnect with nature by hiking to Torc Waterfall and kayaking on Killarney’s world-famous lakes. Fly high with guided group life coaching and learn the true balance of healthy eating with nutritional education, hosted by expert nutritionist Paula Duggan.

Enjoy freshly prepared health-focused menus for breakfast, lunch and dinner, created using fresh and seasonal produce, focusing on natural and unprocessed ingredients and moving away from a calorie counting mindset. The bespoke menu was designed by nutritionist Paula Duggan and The Killarney Park Hotel’s executive head chef, Heiko Riebrant, and is influenced by the abundance of artisan food suppliers that exist along Ireland’s Wild Atlantic Way. Enjoy the best of fresh Atlantic seafood, colourful salads packed with flavour, fuelling protein pots, raw juices and even clean desserts!

The Well-Fit retreat is for all fitness levels and rather than posing as a quick fix, the retreat focuses on longevity and achieving life-long results. The buzz experienced post training will help to ingrain this lifestyle into everyday routine, as guests leave with a refreshed energy for fitness, knowledge of nutrition and most importantly, increased self-awareness. For those who have been looking for that kickstart or recharge, this unique weekend in Killarney could be the much-needed catalyst. Switch off from the rush, reconnect, learn new things, self-develop and grow with Well-Fit at The Killarney Park Hotel.

The first ever Well-Fit retreat will take place from Thursday, September 27 to Sunday, September 30 and will include four days of five-star wellness and fitness coaching and service

For more information or to book the Well-Fit Killarney experience, visit or contact / +353 (0)64 66 27888

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Well-Fit Killarney Inclusions

  • 3 Nights Accommodation in a classic room at the five-star Killarney Park Hotel
  • Early check-in on Thursday and a guaranteed late check-out on Sunday
  • Healthy nutritious meals and snacks reflective of the region and season with five-star service
  • Daily coaching and training with our professional and experienced coaches, Eric and Josie
  • Hikes to experience the breath-taking natural beauty of Killarney
  • Innovative fitness classes at Belief-Fit and outdoors at The Killarney Park Hotel Gardens – nature is our gym!
  • Anti-gravity yoga using hammocks to stretch, decompress and meditate
  • Unlimited access to The Killarney Park Hotel’s 20m swimming pool, outdoor hot-tub, steam room and sauna
  • Full-service spa onsite with an extensive range of Elemis Face and Body treatments – 25% discount off treatments for Well-Fit guests
  • Leisure time to enjoy the local culture and buzz in Killarney Town


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Top tips for exfoliating your skin

One of the most important steps when we are looking after our skin, face and body is exfoliation. There are many different types of exfoliators so finding the right one […]




One of the most important steps when we are looking after our skin, face and body is exfoliation.

There are many different types of exfoliators so finding the right one is important. We don’t want to cause any unnecessary damage, especially to the face.

We must help to exfoliate the dead cells to reveal new glowing skin. As dead cells have a negative effect on the skin, it clogs pores, creates dark spots and rough skin texture, more pronounced wrinkles as well as dullness and dryness. Also, the build up of dead cells can inhibit the effectiveness of skin care products as serums and creams can’t reach the basal (lower) layer which is the active level of the skin. This layer is responsible for the growth of collagen and elastin. These molecules/cells rise up to the outer layer giving your skin plumpness. Think of them like grapes when they are youthful and hydrated. Unfortunately as we age, and if we don’t look after our skin, environmental factors such as the sun, wind, and diet can cause the collagen and elastin cells to look more like raisins. Therefore, it’s super important to exfoliate those dead cells away.

The different types you can choose from might depend on your likes or dislikes and if your skin is normal or combination. If you have dry, thin skin you must be careful to choose a suitable exfoliating product, something without grains, as they can sometimes be a little harsh. If they are dissolving grains they maybe suitable.

A great tip when exfoliating the body is to put on exfoliating mitts every time you shower. Always apply a little body lotion after every shower or bath also.

Any questions call Jill on 064 6632966.

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Budget 2023 has been announced, so what’s in it for you?

At lunchtime today (Tuesday) Budget 2023 was announced which includes an €11 billion package in what’s been described as a ‘Cost of Living Budget’. Minister for Finance Paschal Donohoe and […]




At lunchtime today (Tuesday) Budget 2023 was announced which includes an €11 billion package in what’s been described as a ‘Cost of Living Budget’.

Minister for Finance Paschal Donohoe and Minister for Public Expenditure Michael McGrath announced a series of measures which they say will be “focused on helping individuals, families and businesses to deal with rising prices”.

It included a further €300 million in public service support measures funded from the Contingency Reserve Fund.

“We were emerging from the worst of the COVID-19 pandemic. We now face a further economic challenge,” Minister Donoghue said.

“The government understands, and I understand, the worries which small business owners, farmers, pensioners, those who work really hard to get by, will feel. This is why the government will help, and by helping our country will overcome this challenge.”


Personal Tax Credit, Employee Credit and Earned Income Credit set to increase by €75

Standard rate band for Income Tax is to increase by €3,200 to €40,000

Increase in the second USC rate band (2 percent rate) from €21,295 to €22,920 in line with the 80 cent per hour increase in the national minimum wage recently agreed by this government

€200 electricity credits for homes over the next three billing cycles – November, January and March – (€600 in total)

Petrol/Diesel: The reduction on excise duty on fuel previously announced earlier this year to ease the cost of petrol and diesel has been further extended until February 28, 2023. Motorists will continue to pay 21 cent per litre in respect of petrol, 16 cent per litre in respect of diesel and 5.4 cent per litre in respect of Marked Gas Oil.

A €1.2 billion package of supports for businesses hit by soaring energy costs

New Temporary Business Energy Support Scheme (TBESS) has been set up to assist businesses with their energy costs. A monthly cap of €10,000 per trade will apply and an overall cap will apply on the total amount which a business can claim.

Excise on pack of 20 cigarettes to increase by 50 cent

Lump sum payment of €400 for Fuel Allowance recipients will be paid before Christmas

Extra lump sum for the elderly, carers, and disabled as social welfare rates go up €12

VAT: 9 percent VAT rate which is currently in place to support the tourism and hospitality sectors to remain in place until February 28, 2023

Double Child Benefit payment for all eligible parents on November 1

Christmas bonus to be paid in December, with a separate double payment in November

New rent tax credit worth €500 for 2023. This can also be claimed for 2022. This applies to those who do not get any other housing supports. Approximately 400,000 persons are expected to benefit.

Rural Ireland will get a €390 million investment for development

Newspaper: VAT on newspapers to be reduced from 9 percent to zero from January 1, 2023.

1,000 new Garda and 430 Garda staff will be provided

20% fare reduction on public transport will be extended to the end of 2023

Social Welfare

Weekly social welfare rates will be increased by €12 for working age recipients

€12 increase in weekly payments for pensioners

Working Family Payment threshold will increase by €40

€2 increase in the weekly rate for a Qualified Child

An increase in eligibility for Fuel Allowance

€500 lump sum for families availing of the Working Family Payment, a €500 lump sum for carers, a €500 cost of disability payment and a €20 increase in the domiciliary care allowance for sick children


All inpatient hospital charges will be abolished, GP visit cards will be provided to those on or below the median income (340,000 additional people)

There will be a €2 increase in the weekly rate for a Qualified Child.

Drug Payment Scheme threshold will remain at the lower rate of €80 in 2023

Funding will be provided for IVF treatments

Free contraception will be available for all women aged between 16 and 30

Childcare and education

Free School Book Scheme for primary school pupils from autumn 2023

Over 660 additional mainstream teachers, over 1,190 SNAs and 680 special education teachers will be provided

The National Childcare Scheme hourly subsidy is to increase from 50c to €1.40

A €500 increase in post-graduate contribution grant for eligible families

Over 4,800 additional places on craft and consortia-led apprenticeships and 4,000 places on craft apprenticeship programmes will be supported


Funding will be made available to support 8,800 new HAP tenancies and 800 RAS tenancies

9,100 new-build social homes, 5,500 new affordable homes for sale and rent and 6,500 new social homes will be supported

Funding to deliver 37,000 home energy upgrades


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