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Locals gear up for gruelling 8,000km cycle



CYCLE CHALLENGE: Locals are planning a gruelling 8,000 cycle from Kerry to Kenya for charity. Pictured from l-r were: Michael Finnegan, Daire Sheehy, Eddie Sheehy, Eamonn Sheehy, Aaron Morris and Michael Lindsey. Photo: Michelle Crean

By Michelle Crean

Locals are hoping to take on an epic 8,000km charity cycle - without leaving Killarney town or even the gym - as they are planning a fundraiser next month.

From December 14 to 20, a group are planning to take on the charity fitness cycle on stationary bikes in a socially distanced manner at Studio 7 Fitness Killarney on New Street.

Some of the names who have committed to cycle a few kilometres include Kerry footballers Tony Brosnan, Paudie Clifford and Sean O'Shea and former player Eoin Brosnan, Sean Taaffe, The Brand Geeks, ultra runner and owner of the Black Sheep Hostel Kevin Leahy, and the Mayor of Kerry, Patrick Connor-Scarteen to name a few. Each will cycle as many kilometres as possible to help clock up the miles to keep the charity event in gear.

The event will not only raise awareness but also some very necessary funds for ‘The Kenya Education Project’ founded by Killarney man Eddie Sheehy in 2003. Eddie and his co-workers help create awareness of the difficulties faced by families in Kenya which are even more compounded this year with COVID-19. The charity provides food and education for hundreds of children on or below the poverty line in Kenya. The charity also works in conjunction with St Vincent de Paul helping deliver clothes as well as financial aid to families.

"I wanted to come up with an idea on how we could help raise money as well as finish off a tough year on a good note," Michael Lindsay from Studio 7 Fitness Killarney told the Killarney Advertiser.

"My Senior Fitness Coach, Aaron Morris came up with the idea of the ‘Kerry to Kenya’ charity cycle. The journey often undertaken by Eddie and his co-workers comes to just shy of 8,000kms. We hope to recreate this journey using stationary socially distanced bikes in our gym in Killarney, guidelines dependant, over a seven day span where people can sign up to cycle and or donate as little or as much as they want to help us reach our fundraising target."

To get donate, go to GoFundMe: From Kerry to Kenya 8000km Charity Gym Cycle.

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Detox Wrap will leave you feeling energised

It may be the last few weeks of the holidays but, it is no better time treat yourself to a body detox wrap. This wrap is suitable for males and […]




It may be the last few weeks of the holidays but, it is no better time treat yourself to a body detox wrap.

This wrap is suitable for males and females.
This wrap will boost your energy levels and make you feel like yourself again. Having loads of BBQs and nights out or feeling bloated and sluggish, unmotivated.
This wrap is a great way to boost energy by increasing lymphatic drainage, which helps the body’s natural detox system to release bad toxins. By aiding the lymphatic system and increasing the negative, harmful toxins. Your body will immediately start to feel better, more motivated, and increased energy. Your skin will feel better and bring your glow back.

The process is having sea clay applied all over the body, followed by bandages wrapped in a specific way to lift and firm the skin and finally you are tucked up in a heated blanket….. to sweat out the negative toxins. following the treatment, you have a three-day detox, no tea, coffee, fried fatty foods, fizzy drinks, processed foods or even a shower to leave the active clay and get to work on the lymphatic system.

This is a seriously great treatment, that really works if you follow the process. As the heat from the blanket helps to open your pores on the body the sea clay can go into the deep layers of the skin, when you unwrap the clay is trapped in the skin and its ingredients get to work.

Bentonite has excellent drainage properties for full detox and skin clarification.

Magnesium sulphate stimulates peripheral skin circulation, exfoliating and anti-inflammatory.
Magnesium Chloride has valuable mineral salt and permits cellular balance, combats stress and fluid retention, and has anti-bacterial properties.

Zinc oxide, bacterium properties and anti-inflammatory.

Sodium Chloride detoxifies tissues and tightens the skin.

They work best the longer they are left on the skin and the longer you detox. I wouldn’t claim a 2-hour treatment can do amazing results without the homework. The clay isn’t dirty looking on the skin, it looks more like a cloud of chalky dust on the outer skin, the active properties have been absorbed into the skin.
The skin may feel a little different while the clay is working, but the results are worth it. It’s a great treatment after weight loss, pregnancy, liposuction or just re-energises you as a whole.
for more information or to make an appointment call Jill at 064-6632966


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Puck Goat removed from platform in searing heat

Organisers of Puck Fair have taken King Puck down from his platform to protect the wild mountain goat from the heat. Today mark’s day two of the three-day fair in […]




Organisers of Puck Fair have taken King Puck down from his platform to protect the wild mountain goat from the heat.

Today mark’s day two of the three-day fair in Killorglin town. As part of the fair’s tradition a wild mountain goat presides over the town from his tall platform over the course of the three days.

Organisers employ a dedicated vet to look after the goat and a team of experienced goat handlers are also on duty for the duration of the festival.

There is also a temperature monitoring device on the platform.

As temperatures hit 29 degrees today (Thursday), the vet and handlers decided it was safer for the goat to be removed from the platform for the rest of the day.

“He is currently resting in the shade,” spokesperson Marcella O’Connor told the Killarney Advertiser. “The handlers were monitoring him in case it got too hot, the decision was made to take him down, and the vet says he is happy.”

A decision will be made tomorrow (Friday) on the goat’s return to the platform for the final day of the fair.


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