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Killarney welcomes Irish Orienteering Championships

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For the first time in close on quarter of a century, a major multi-day orienteering event is to be staged in Killarney.

The town will play host to the prestigious 2022 Irish Orienteering Championships over the May Bank Holiday weekend with close to 500 competitors from throughout the country and overseas participating.

The four-day event, from April 29 to May 2, is being organised by the Kerry Orienteering Club who will have full responsibility for three days of the action while Cork Orienteering Club will organise the fourth day.

Killarney Chamber of Tourism and Commerce has enthusiastically welcomed the big event and praised those involved for their hard work and dedication in securing the championships for the town.

President, Niall Kelleher said, as an activity, orienteering is exactly the type of event that the new Destination Plan that Fáilte Ireland and the industry have agreed for Killarney.

“The orienteering event will generate over 1,500 bednights in the greater Killarney area and 95 percent of participants will be staying in the town for three nights. It is a very high-quality event and the great Killarney outdoors will provide the perfect course for those involved,” he said.

“We look forward to welcoming them all to town and we trust that they will enjoy the wonderful attractions and majestic outdoor playground Killarney has to offer.

"The Chamber sends Brendan O’Brien and all the organising team our very best wishes for what we know will be will be a tremendous event.”

EVENTS

On Friday, April 29 there will be an evening sprint race around the grounds and gardens of Muckross House while Saturday will see a middle distance race based at the Cappanalea Outdoor Education Centre with events that evening at the ANAM Arts and Cultural Centre in Killarney.

Sunday morning will feature a long race on Crohane Mountain in Glenflesk with a lively hooley and prizegiving ceremony in ANAM that evening.

The long weekend’s events will conclude on Monday morning with a relay race in Killarney National Park at Knockreer.

Further details are available on www.irishorienteeringchampionships.org.

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By Jill O’Donoghue from Killarney Toning and Beauty Studio Needless to say we all know what cellulite looks like, but there are many ways to reduce its appearance and help […]

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By Jill O’Donoghue from Killarney Toning and Beauty Studio

Needless to say we all know what cellulite looks like, but there are many ways to reduce its appearance and help us look and feel better about it.

Yes, people often assume it’s down to a weight issue but it is associated with diet and exercise. It can affect all ages, male and female. There are many ways to help reduce and eliminate it.

Nothing can substitute for eating a healthy diet and getting enough exercise. Just as with other signs of ageing, cellulite is best managed first and foremost by focusing on maintaining a healthy weight long term. But certain topical treatments may help it become less noticeable and improve skin’s overall appearance, if used regularly. Dry body brushing is one technique to try by brushing upwards every day towards the heart for increased blood circulation.

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The Universal Contour Body Wrap is a great treatment which results in inch loss due to the detoxing effect of the sea clay or also the Electro Cellulite Massage rollers (ECM) by CACI Machine, which is a 12-session course over four weeks, this is recommended for desired results.

Pilates is always an amazing lifestyle choice. Having the toning tables for the past 30 years in Killarney, we are lucky to hear the amazing results from our clients past and present. Some have even been with us since we started! The male and female reviews have reported reduced cellulite with weekly appointments, improved posture, increased energy and mostly reduced cellulite.

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Car dealers are now hubs for Ukrainian donations

Two Kerry-based car dealers are part of a national campaign to provide essential aid for Ukraine. Donagh Hickey Motors in Rathmore and Adam’s of Tralee are the two local garages […]

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Two Kerry-based car dealers are part of a national campaign to provide essential aid for Ukraine.

Donagh Hickey Motors in Rathmore and Adam’s of Tralee are the two local garages that have signed up for the project.

Under the scheme, the garages will be used as collection hubs for essential equipment that will be transported to the war torn country.

“We have a very large and loyal customer base and we are appealing through them to make donations,” Adam’s of Tralee General Manager, Marcus O’Shea, told the Killarney Advertiser.

“Any dealer could have signed up for this but we are one of only two in Kerry to do so.”

The garages, following advice from humanitarian agencies in Ukraine, have created a very specific list of what is urgently needed out there.

These include generators, solar battery chargers, batteries, power banks, flashlights, drones and tablets.

Medical equipment like First Aid kits (NATO standard) and other medical items are also sought.

People can assist by either dropping goods to the two garages or by making a donation via www.safeharbourforukraine.org.

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