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New food market with a difference launched in Killarney



NEW MARKET: A new food market with a difference has been launched in Killarney. Pictured were: Alice Thompson with Tom and Catriona Kennedy. Photo: Michelle Crean


By Michelle Crean

Business owners hit hard by COVID this year have done a pivot and branched into an area which is benefiting them and local food producers.

Tom Kennedy who works in golf and sightseeing tours, Philip O'Callaghan of O'Callaghan Coaches, Tom's wife Catriona and Tom's business partner Alice Thompson, have set up a local branch of Neighbourhood Food Market - a click and collect service which benefits both food producers and their customers.

A new way to shop and eat - is all about serving the customer directly, supporting local food producers and zero waste.

With producers experiencing a reduction in sales due to the closure of food markets and businesses such as hotel and B&Bs in towns and villages across the country, the new group is helping them to serve their customers by delivering exactly what they order online at one location and on a specific date.

Products come direct from local farms, local food producers, local market traders and specialist suppliers and include vegetables, fruit, meat, eggs, seaweed products, dairy products, preserves, breads and more.

In Killarney pick up is each Thursday from 4-6pm from The Yard at O'Callaghan Coaches.

Customers can go online click the Killarney market and order from each producer directly before midnight Tuesday, Tom Kennedy explained.

"That gives the producers the time on Wednesday to prepare their products and drop them off on Thursday between 12 and 2pm. Customers then come and collect them in the afternoon. And there's zero waste for the producers as they are making exactly what was ordered. You can't drop in and buy, it's all ordered online beforehand. It's been great for community spirit as well."

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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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