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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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Kerry’s youth celebrated at the Lee Strand/Kerry Garda Youth Achievement Awards

This year’s overall winner of the Lee Strand Kerry Garda Youth Achievement is Ryan Griffin from Waterville who was nominated by Mairead O’Sullivan from Killorglin Family Resource Centre. Ryan Griffin […]




This year’s overall winner of the Lee Strand Kerry Garda Youth Achievement is Ryan Griffin from Waterville who was nominated by Mairead O’Sullivan from Killorglin Family Resource Centre.

Ryan Griffin is a member of the Skellig Stars and was chosen to represent Kerry at the Special Olympics.
Ryan’s biggest hurdle is communication and he had to overcome this during his trip to Berlin for the big event.

Ryan has overcome his disabilities by focusing on all the great abilities he has. Ryan attends mainstream school in Coláiste na Sceilge where he is a very respected member of the School Community. He is a member of Kerry Stars and also Downs Syndrome Kerry.

Ryan has always had a keen interest in sport and even played with the local team in Waterville, but now Ryan thinks it’s too fast for him so he prefers to cheer them on from the side-lines.

Ryan has always been involved with the Community and they have never left him out. Ryan started out his athletics career with Skellig Stars and without them he would have gone to the Special Olympics and he has never forgotten when he came from.

Ryan and his family are very grateful to the local community in Waterville and the surrounding area for all the support they have given them over the years and especially now with the Special Olympics coming closer.

The whole community from Waterville to Mid-Kerry got behind Ryan, raising funds to help his family go to Berlin for 2 weeks. Ryan is now an inspiration to others to overcome difficulties and “go for gold”.

Ryan was the only representative from Kerry on this years Irish Special Olympics Team and in fact one of the Youngest Athletes on Team Ireland at only 16yrs of age, which was a great honour for him.
This in itself is a great achievement but it also shows his friends at Skellig Stars, Downs Syndrome Kerry and in the wider community that dreams do come true.

It took a lot of hard work and determination on Ryan’s behalf to make these dreams come true, not least the long journey he had to make from South Kerry to Dublin once a month since last January to train for the Special Olympics. He also trained weekly with the Skellig Stars.

At the 2023 Special Olympics in Berlin Ryan took part in the 100m run and the relay but his biggest achievement was winning the Silver Medal in the mini javelin. This showed others that overcoming difficulties can be possible and you can achieve your goals with hard work and determination, which Ryan has in abundance.

Local Merit Awards

Aliza Gul, Killarney
Joey McCarthy, Killarney
John O’Connor, Killarney
Nattagun Ryan, Killarney
Samuel Behal, Killarney
St Brendan’s Choir, Killarney

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Controversial finish to Cougar’s opening match of season

Basketball Ireland is to review the result Killarney Cougars opening match of the new Basketball season. The opening game of the season was  long and eventful The game was abandoned […]




Basketball Ireland is to review the result Killarney Cougars opening match of the new Basketball season.

The opening game of the season was  long and eventful

The game was abandoned with 1.48 seconds remaining in the second quarter with the court unplayable due to condensation, however Portlaoise Panthers plea to change venue was allowed by the officials.

The game continued an hour later in Portlaoise College despite the Killarney protest with the long delay to proceedings and the game already abandoned in the St Mary’s venue.

Panthers held the advantage through the second quarter  whan the game was abandoned following a series of bad slips and falls on the wet floor with just under two minutes remaining,  

Darius Hopkins heavy slip and fall that finally saw the game stopped.

The remainder of the game in in the new venue was completed without any competitive edge.

Cougars finished with a series of injuries to Bill Wiseman, Alex Fleming and Oleh Drahanchuk with the game conditions and long delays a contributing factor but the homeside won the contest. 

A final decision on the outcome of the game is expected by Basketball Ireland following a review of events.


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