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New range of holistic treatments at the Dunloe



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 in advance of your arrival to avoid disappointment.

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O’Connor’s college concert a resounding successAccordion maestro Liam O’Connor does not do things by halves.

He proved it again last Thursday night when he hosted his ninth ‘Liam O’Connor Concert with St Brendan’s College Students’ in the school’s chapel. While the concert was always about […]




He proved it again last Thursday night when he hosted his ninth ‘Liam O’Connor Concert with St Brendan’s College Students’ in the school’s chapel.

While the concert was always about showcasing the students’ talents as musicians and singers, the guest list would not have looked out of place on Ryan Tubridy’s Late Late Show on RTÉ One.

The GAA world was represented by former Kilkenny hurling manager Brian Cody, Kerry stars and past students of St Brendan’s Dara Moynihan, David Clifford and Gavin White.

Of course, legendary RTÉ sports commentator Marty Morrissey was on hand to get the best responses out of the sporting stars.

O’Connor and his musical children Saoirse, Oisín, and Cillian who is a student of the college, weren’t even the top musical bill on the night.

That honour went to Paddy Casey.

“Casey royally entertained one and all, and our surprise guest, the RTÉ broadcaster Marty Morrissey, enthralled us with his views on Kerry footballers Dara Moynihan, Gavin White and David Clifford,” Liam told the Killarney Advertiser.

“A night of unbelievable synergies was completed with an abundance of local talent. It was a truly unique night of star talent that will live on in the memories of everyone who was there.”

Liam also paid special tribute to the college Principal Seán Coffey and music teachers Mish O’Donoghue and Niamh O’Connell for their colossal support.

“The students themselves were indeed amazing, with the energy they brought to their singing, dancing and playing music. Their commitment to the event was such that they generously gave up their lunch hours to help make it all work,” he added.

The success of the concert rounded off a busy year for the international-renowned accordion champion that included a high-energy appearance at Electric Picnic and an equally lauded performance with the Celtic Tenors at the rugby clash between Munster and world champions South Africa at Páirc Uí Chaoimh, Cork.

He and his son Oisín also made history in November when they became the first father and son pair to play both football and music at Croke Park on the same day.

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Marie was “lovely, unassuming lady”

By Sean Moriarty Tributes have been paid to Marie Murphy of Aughacureen, who died in tragic circumstances on November 30. Marie was a member of the well known Murphy business […]




By Sean Moriarty

Tributes have been paid to Marie Murphy of Aughacureen, who died in tragic circumstances on November 30.

Marie was a member of the well known Murphy business family in Killarney – her brother runs KWD Recycling and she was heavily involved in the business.

She was best known for involvement in the local GAA both as a county star and a member of Fossa GAA Club.

She was a third generation Kerry footballer, her grandfather Con and father John all played football for Kerry.

She was extremely proud of her niece Abbie, her brother Seán’s daughter, when she became the fourth generation Murphy to play for Kerry.

Marie played for Kerry in 1976 and re-joined Fossa GAA Club in 2010 when the ladies’ side of the club was re-formed.

She acted as a mentor for current group of ladies.

Back in 2019 when Fossa GAA Club published a book to mark its 50th anniversary she was one of the leading lights on that committee.

This year, when the club held its Night of Legends to raise funds for a new dressing room for the ladies’ club, Marie was one of the guests of honour at the INEC event and was interviewed on the stage in front of a capacity audience.

Only a few weeks ago she was one of the many club members who helped organise the Fossa Golf Classic and acted as official photographer for that event.

“The club is numb with sadness,” said Fossa GAA chairman Dermot Clifford. “She was a loyal member and very proud of the club. Our thoughts are with her family. A lovely, unassuming lady who will be sorely missed.”

Marie will be sadly missed by her brothers Con, Seamus and Seán, sisters-in-law Breda, Gennie and Anna, her nieces Shauna, Amy, Kate and Abigail, nephews John, Jack, Luke, aunties Mairead and Maura, cousins, relatives, neighbours and a large circle of friends.

She was laid to rest at Old Aghadoe Cemetery on Monday following Requiem Mass at The Prince of Peace Church, Fossa.

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