A new exclusive luxury treat - which is one hundred percent natural and handmade - has just been launched at the Dunloe Hotel & Gardens.
GROUND holistic treatments, designed by Peigín Crowley, is a collection of face balms and body oils that are natural, giving nourishment while helping to bring focus, ritual and intention into our mind and body.
The Dunloe Hotel & Gardens is proud to offer a team of veteran holistic therapists, who look forward to guiding you through your treatment experience, delivering unique body treatments featuring the artisan products from GROUND Wellbeing.
Where ‘time in nature’ is the greatest healer of all – The Dunloe Hotel & Gardens offers the most stunning location overlooking the Gap of Dunloe and Corrán Tuathail, encouraging walks through the private 64 acre estate with beautiful gardens. Then you are invited to surrender to a GROUND restorative ritual, created to encourage us all to ‘tóg go bog é’, to take it softly and to mind ourselves.
GROUND Rituals at The Dunloe Hotel and Gardens have been created to celebrate the importance of taking space for sacred moments to mind yourself and be minded, to reconnect to source and replenish. Blending mindfulness - being fully present in our body - with breathwork, the power of touch, and the potent aromatherapy oils, GROUND Rituals will invite this awareness while encouraging a relaxed and peaceful state, a return to self.
“It has been a wonderful experience to launch GROUND ‘hands-on therapy’ rituals with The Dunloe Hotel & Gardens, especially as the hotel is bedded into such a spectacular natural landscape - lending itself beautifully to the notion of grounded rituals and wellness retreats for those looking to restore and reset, spending time in nature,” creative aromatherapist and GROUND founder, Peigín Crowley, said. "I am very proud to partner with such a gem in Killarney.”
There are four GROUND Rituals at The Dunloe Hotel & Gardens — The Grounding Full Body Massage (60mins - €90), The Grounding Ritual (60mins - €90 or 90mins - €150), The Restorative Face, Neck and Scalp Ritual (60mins - €90), and The Comforting Ritual (60mins - €90 or 90mins - €150 for pregnancy). Each GROUND Ritual includes gentle breathwork, hands-on rhythmical pressures and techniques, including Gua Sha stones and the compelling powers of aromatherapy oils. All these elements combine to create a mindful moment in time customised for you - a moment to be truly present in your body as you lean into relaxation and peacefulness.
GROUND Rituals are exclusively available at The Dunloe Hotel & Gardens and to reserve a spa treatment, please email firstname.lastname@example.org in advance of your arrival to avoid disappointment.
Develop skills and improve employability
By Niamh Dwyer, Chairperson of the Kerry Branch of Guidance Counsellors Traineeships are developed and delivered on an ongoing basis by Education and Training Boards (ETBs) nationwide and are open to potential participants of all ages and backgrounds including school leavers, mature learners and those in or seeking employment. Developed in partnership with industry representatives […]
By Niamh Dwyer, Chairperson of the Kerry Branch of Guidance Counsellors
Traineeships are developed and delivered on an ongoing basis by Education and Training Boards (ETBs) nationwide and are open to potential participants of all ages and backgrounds including school leavers, mature learners and those in or seeking employment.
Developed in partnership with industry representatives and employers, these programmes combine learning in the classroom with a minimum of 30 percent of learning on-the-job. The focus is on ‘learning on the go’ and developing perspectives that are in tune with the ever evolving world of work. They span across a range of industry sectors including business and retail, media, manufacturing, agriculture, horticulture and mariculture, care, construction, engineering, animal science, fashion and beauty, finance, ICT, hospitality, sports and leisure, and logistics.
At the core of the scheme is a strong collaboration with the ETBs in the provision of work-based learning opportunities on existing and new programmes. Traineeships lead to an award at Levels 4-6 on the National Framework of Qualifications (NFQ) and are between six to 24 months in duration. Over 75 programmes are available nationwide – although not all of them will be available nationally at all times – and the content, award and duration may vary. They are designed for flexible delivery to include online, face-to-face and blended learning.
Second level or higher education students who are interested in participating in a Traineeship Programme should contact their local ETB, adult learners should contact the Adult Education Guidance Service through their local ETB, and jobseekers will be able to access information through their local Intreo Office or Local Employment Service. For those currently unemployed, a training allowance or income support may be available. You can check out the range of opportunities offered through Traineeships nationwide on www.fetchcourses.ie and more locally check out the www.kerrycollege.ie.
Niamh Dwyer is a Guidance Counsellor in Scoil Phobail Sliabh Luachra, Rathmore, and Chairperson of the Kerry Branch of Guidance Counsellors. She is also a Career Consultant – For details see www.mycareerplan.ie or follow @mycareerplan on Facebook, Instagram or Twitter.
KNOW YOUR RIGHTS: Return to work courses
Answer: Springboard+ provides free higher education courses for people who are unemployed (or were self-employed) and those looking to return to the workforce. Courses are offered in different areas including Information and Communications Technology (ICT), medical technologies, cybersecurity, sustainable energy and financial services. The courses range from certificate to master’s degree level – Levels 6 […]
Answer: Springboard+ provides free higher education courses for people who are unemployed (or were self-employed) and those looking to return to the workforce.
Courses are offered in different areas including Information and Communications Technology (ICT), medical technologies, cybersecurity, sustainable energy and financial services.
The courses range from certificate to master’s degree level – Levels 6 to 9 on the National Framework of Qualifications (NFQ). Most of the courses are part-time and last for one year or less, but there are some full-time courses.
You can access a free Springboard+ course, if you are getting a qualifying social welfare payment such as Jobseeker’s Allowance, Jobseeker’s Benefit or the COVID-19 Pandemic Unemployment Payment (PUP). You can get a full list of qualifying payments for Springboard+ on citizensinformation.ie
If you are not getting a qualifying social welfare payment, you will have to meet the residency criteria for Springboard+.
You can also apply for a Springboard+ course if:
* You are a qualified adult of working age (under 66) on someone else’s social welfare payment
* You are signing for social insurance credits
* You are on an employment support scheme such as Community Employment (CE) or TUS
To apply for a Springboard+ course, you choose the course(s) you are interested in on springboardcourses.ie and apply online, following the instructions on the website. You can apply for up to 10 courses, but you can only take one course.
If you are getting a social welfare payment, you should notify your Intreo Centre or local Social Welfare Branch Office and check what further steps (if any) you need to take.
If Springboard+ doesn’t meet your needs, there are several other ways to go back to education.
During COVID-19, you can find comprehensive integrated information online at citizensinformation.ie/covid19/ and you can get daily updates on what’s changed on Twitter at @citizensinfo. You can also get information and advice from:
Tralee on Tel: Call 0761 07 7860, Monday – Friday (10am-4pm)
The Citizens Information Phone Service: Call 0761 07 4000, Monday to Friday, 9am – 8pm
Our national call back service: Visit citizensinformation.ie/callback to request a phone call from an information officer
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