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Killarney Park & Belief-Fit Launch Well-Fit Killarney

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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 www.wellfitkillarney.ie or contact  info@wellfitkillarney.ie / +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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Green light for teen accommodation

By Michelle Crean  Plans for sheltered accommodation to house homeless teenagers in foster care have been given the go ahead. An Bord Pleanala has approved a three-storey building in Flemings Lane just off High Street, which will have eight bedrooms, two one bedroom apartments and one two bedroom apartment. The teens living within the premises […]

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By Michelle Crean
 

Plans for sheltered accommodation to house homeless teenagers in foster care have been given the go ahead.

An Bord Pleanala has approved a three-storey building in Flemings Lane just off High Street, which will have eight bedrooms, two one bedroom apartments and one two bedroom apartment.

The teens living within the premises will be supervised by applicant Eileen O’Brien who will live on the ground floor of the premises.

The two one-bed apartments on the second floor would either be rented out or used for independent living for the teenagers as they reach adulthood.

The two-bed apartment will be on the third floor. There are also plans for balconies at second and third floor levels.

The proposed apartment building is contemporary in design with a mix of stone and render finish on the lower floors and synthetic burned timber finish on the upper floors. The second floor is recessed at the front and the third floor is recessed at the front and the rear with a decorative feature on the front elevation comprising dark grey timber steel poles. The building will also have a flat roof.

Planning permission was granted subject to 14 conditions including a two-metre high boundary wall to be constructed on south, south-western boundaries of the site and there’s to be no overnight commercial guest accommodation.

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Fans return to Fitzgerald Stadium after eight months

By Sean Moriarty Officials from Fitzgerald Stadium remain hopeful that crowd capacity at the venue can be increased to 500 spectators in time for the Munster final on July 25 – subject to both national health guidelines and Kerry qualifying for the game. Last Saturday evening’s National League semi-final between Kerry and Tyrone was the […]

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By Sean Moriarty

Officials from Fitzgerald Stadium remain hopeful that crowd capacity at the venue can be increased to 500 spectators in time for the Munster final on July 25 – subject to both national health guidelines and Kerry qualifying for the game.

Last Saturday evening’s National League semi-final between Kerry and Tyrone was the first game at the stadium since the 2020 Kerry Petroleum Intermediate Club Football Championship Quarter-Final when Glenbeigh-Glencar played Beaufort on October 4 last year.

Due to current restrictions only 200 fans were allowed attend Saturday’s big match. That will remain in place for Kerry’s opening Munster Championship tie with Clare on June 26.

“It had been more than eight months since Fitzgerald Stadium welcomed back fans to the venue,” stadium PRO Tatyana McGough told the Killarney Advertiser. “Everything went exceptionally well.”

She is hopeful that more restrictions will be eased on July 5, paving the way for an increase in capacity to 500 fans in time for the July 25 Munster Final.

“It is likely that from July 5 up to 500 spectators may be permitted to attend games. We hope this number will increase for the Munster Final. If it is a Cork versus Kerry Munster Final the game will be fixed for Sunday July 25 at 4pm in the Fitzgerald Stadium. The stadium’s staff are very confident in being able to host any number of fans that may be allowed.”

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Garda appeal to park legally at beaches and public amenities

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An Garda Siochana is appealing to the public to park legally in designated car parks and spaces when visiting beaches, beauty spots and other public amenities. 

The good weather has seen an increase in dangerous illegal parking at these locations across the country in recent weeks. An Garda Siochana wants people to enjoy the summer but do so safely.

Parking illegally can lead to unnecessary risk and dangers such as pedestrians being forced to walk along dangerous roads. It can also prevent emergency services from gaining access to these amenities a seaside locations which could lead to the loss of life. 

“We encourage the public to plan their journeys and think safety first when parking your vehicle,” the Gardai said in a statement. 

“The outcome of parking illegally could be far more serious than a FCPN or vehicle towing and puts others and your own life at risk. 

An Garda Siochana reminds and encourages the public to social distance and follow public health guidelines when attending these locations this Summer.

An Garda Siochana is also supporting National Water Safety Awareness Week (June 14th – 20th). Information on this campaign and general water safety can be found on Water Safety Irelands Website – www.watersafety.ie/national-water-safety-awareness-week/

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