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AS INGENIOUS as it is delicious, Krave is a local business that delivers nutritious and tasty lunches to workplaces in the Killarney and Tralee areas.

Krave was established in July of this year to offer busy working people the convenience of having a healthy and delicious lunch delivered straight to their desk.

The owner of Krave, Kate Leen, said: “I remember being at work in my previous role and as a busy manager I rarely took a full lunch break. Some days i would be organised enough to pack my lunch other days not so. Also having two small children to get out the door, I came to realise we often neglect our own wellbeing! I remember thinking one day if someone could hand me my lunch and a healthy one at that it might make lunch time a bit easier.”

Kate’s husband David Leen already ran a business providing salads made fresh daily with no additives or preservatives to shops, delis and butchers.

After much research Kate undertook a food programme. “This helped me greatly understand the food business and helped us with the development of Krave,” she added.

“We also worked closely with local chef Mark Doe over a number of months to create nutritious and delicious lunches, with healthy proteins and slow-release carbs to keep you fuller for longer and avoid that mid afternoon slump.”

All Krave dishes are available through delivery and are not available to shops. “We have also introduced vegetable curries and rustic soups to our winter menu to warm your toes in the winter months!” said Kate.

Krave, along with its sister business the long-established Con Leen Salads, is located in The Kerry Food Hub in Firies village. “We offer deliveries in Tralee on Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Fridays and in Killarney on Wednesdays and Fridays with a view to adding additional delivery days,” said Kate.

Contact Krave on 085-179 7365 and email kravelunchdeliveries@gmail.com
 


 
Above: Kate Leen, Krave.

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Family to run in memory of the late Linda Eviston

By Sean Moriarty The family of a much-loved Killarney woman who passed away from cancer almost a year ago plan to run a marathon past her favourite local landmarks in her memory. Linda Eviston died on October 10 last after a long battle with cancer. Her husband Patrick and son Erik, with the support of […]

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The family of a much-loved Killarney woman who passed away from cancer almost a year ago plan to run a marathon past her favourite local landmarks in her memory.

Linda Eviston died on October 10 last after a long battle with cancer.

Her husband Patrick and son Erik, with the support of her daughter Alannah, will run a 42.2km course, on the day before her anniversary to raise funds for the Irish Cancer Society.

The route will be based on landmarks that were an important part of Linda’s life. Starting from the family home in Dromkerry, before heading for the town centre and passing the Eviston House Hotel, Linda’s grandmother’s home at Park Road, Linda’s childhood home and national school in Glenflesk, Loreto where Linda attended secondary school, back to Killarney and finishing at Linda’s pride and joy – Brook Lodge Hotel.

“It is tough but we wanted to do something in Linda’s memory and help other people who might find themselves in similar circumstances,” Pat told the Killarney Advertiser. “We originally hoped to do the Dublin City Marathon but that got cancelled. This route is much better, but much tougher as it’s more hilly.”

All proceeds will be donated to the Irish Cancer Society and donations can be made via: www.justgiving.com/fundraising/inhonouroflinda.

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Women bravely bare all for Kerry’s first ‘Dip in the Nip’

By Michelle Crean  It really was girl power at its finest – as 170 women of all ages braved the elements on Sunday to bare all for charity at the weekend. Shore Acre in Camp was the location which was only revealed to the participants for Kerry’s first ever ‘Dip in the Nip’. And amongst […]

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By Michelle Crean
 

It really was girl power at its finest – as 170 women of all ages braved the elements on Sunday to bare all for charity at the weekend.

Shore Acre in Camp was the location which was only revealed to the participants for Kerry’s first ever ‘Dip in the Nip’. And amongst the all female grouping were some Killarney ladies who joined in the empowering adventure for what was described as “a special and unforgettable morning” all in aid of Recovery Haven Kerry.

According to Marisa Reidy from Recovery Haven, the women were of all ages and all walks of life who came together for so many personal reasons.

“Some were still on their own cancer journey, some were celebrating coming out the other side and of course, many were there to honour friends and loved ones who they had lost to cancer, but we were all equal on the day – flaws and all,” Marisa, who also took part in the event, told the Killarney Advertiser.

“It was a truly uplifting and exhilarating experience and we are so, so grateful to each and every lady who joined us for a morning we will never forget. One woman described it as ‘companionship among strangers’ and that really sums it up perfectly. It was emotional, there were some tears, but lots of laughter and we couldn’t have asked for anything more. When the ladies hit the water, they all formed a circle and held hands in a gesture that was totally unplanned – it just happened organically and it was quite overwhelming.”

She added that a very special mention has to be made to Michaela and John Edwards and their team from Wild Water Adventures for their support and expertise in ensuring no stone was left unturned in making it a fabulous, safe event.

“It was an all-female team from beginning to end, from our own volunteers, stewards, registration, Gardai, teas and coffees, lifeguards, sea rescue – girl power at its finest! Now all that’s left to do is start planning for 2022!”

Donations are still being taken via the link on the Recovery Haven Kerry Facebook page.

“So far we are close on €9,000 which is just fabulous.”

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