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Killarney promoted as a special place with plenty of space

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LAUNCHING INTO SPACE: Launching the Killarney Staycation campaign ‘Welcome to Space 2020’ are  Paul Sherry (Killarney Chamber President), Michael Gleeson (Killarney Mayor), Emma Phillips (Redbox Brand Consultants), Eileen O’Donoghue (Killarney Municipal Officer), Brigeen O’Sullivan (BBS), Conor Hennigan (Killarney Chamber of Tourism) and Adrian McCarthy (Grandview Media). Photo: Don MacMonagle

 

Killarney is embarking on an exciting space odyssey to maintain its position as the country’s premier tourist destination.

Through the use of stunning drone footage, creative stills, innovative design and the spoken word, 'The SPACE to…' campaign, devised by Killarney Chamber of Tourism and Commerce in association with Kerry County Council, highlights the brilliant range of outdoor activities, scenery, experiences, dining options, places to stay and shops to visit with a traditional Killarney welcome awaiting all.

It’s a loud and clear shout-out to remind everybody that Ireland’s favourite holiday destination is again open for business in the new normal that is post COVID-19.

“One of Killarney’s most precious and valuable assets is space and we can deliver on the great outdoors in a manner that simply cannot be rivalled,” Chamber President, Paul Sherry, said.

“The campaign is focused on staycations for the summer of 2020 and visitors who will be enjoying day trips in the coming weeks."

The new initiative expresses the true value of Killarney as a place to explore, a place to chill, a place live, a place to roam, a place to pause and a place to breathe but, most of all, as a place to visit and a place to enjoy.

The innovative campaign is very much in keeping with Kerry County Council's Safe Destination programme which has seen numerous local business owners and staff enrolling for a special training programme that equips them with all the skills and knowledge required to ensure visitors safely observe social distancing regulations and etiquette.

The new campaign coincides with the launch of an interactive new version of the Killarney.ie website, where visitors can get full details on everything they need to know about their upcoming trip to Killarney.

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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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