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Organic Pharmacy launches at Muckross Park

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The Spa at Muckross Park Hotel marked the launch of their partnership with The Organic Pharmacy recently and broadcaster Louise Duffy was there to host the celebrations. The event showcased the Spa at Muckross and celebrated the introduction of The Organic Pharmacy products to the five star spa.

Over 100 invited guests were greeted with a champagne reception, canapes and miniature desserts created by Head Pastry Chef Jens Meister. Louise Duffy spoke on the night about the importance of taking time out from a busy schedule and taking more interest in what we put on our skin on a daily basis. Louise also said that “the Spa at Muckross is so tranquil and surrounded by such natural beauty, in the heart of the park, it is most fitting for The Organic Pharmacy to find its first Irish home here at Muckross, surrounded by nature.”

Louise is one of Ireland’s best-loved music broadcasters, having fronted her own national weekday show on Today FM for the last six years. An established DJ and MC in the corporate entertainment sector, Louise is also a recognisable voiceover artist, voicing a variety of national campaigns.

Also speaking on the night were skincare specialists The Organic Pharmacy, offering tips on skincare and product use. The Organic Pharmacy is a high-end luxury health and beauty brand, that provides exceptional performance and expertise. It is a trusted and proven name, dedicated to organic health and beauty. It is a world leader and innovator in the luxury organic health and beauty arena with its cutting-edge research. It is certified by The Soil Association which is the world’s highest organic standard at the moment. The Organic Pharmacy now has six stores in London, one in Beverly Hills and has expanded its distribution internationally into five star hotels and spas including the Four Seasons in London, Capella Pedregal in Mexico, The Setai on Fifth Avenue New York and, of course, now The Spa at Muckross. The Organic Pharmacy has great celebrity following worldwide including celebrities such as Kylie Minogue, Sarah Jessica Parker, Madonna, Gwyneth Paltrow, Claudia Schiffer and John Travolta.

The Organic Pharmacy said: “We're delighted to be working with The Spa at Muckross. Both our visions are very close and since we both specialise in promoting a wholly luxurious and rejuvenating experience, it was a natural step to work together. Our facials and products are used at The Spa at Muckross and we will be offering an exclusive facial designed for Muckross Spa guests."

The Spa at Muckross is located in the five star Muckross Park Hotel, Killarney. The award winning spa provides the ideal destination to relax and unwind, located in the heart of Killarney National Park, overlooking the Blue Pool River and private spa garden, the luxurious spa is surrounded by nature.

The Spa has 10 treatment rooms and an extensive vitality and thermal suite including, vitality pool, steam room, sauna, outdoor hot tub, jacuzzi, heated loungers and relaxation room.

For more information visit muckrosspark.com/spa or call 064 66 23456.

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Killarney centre stage for Pride Festival

The award-winning Kingdom Pride in Kerry festival is back next week and Killarney will take centre stage. Kingdom Pride will be celebrated in towns all across the county from July […]

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The award-winning Kingdom Pride in Kerry festival is back next week and Killarney will take centre stage.

Kingdom Pride will be celebrated in towns all across the county from July 17 to 21.

The organisation’s flagship Party in the Park event will be held again in Killarney House and Gardens, following the Pride march in the town centre on July 20.

This year, in solidarity with the people of Palestine, Kingdom Pride in Kerry is inviting the people of Kerry to come to show their unity by bringing Palestinian flags and kites to the march, and to the Party in the Park.

“Pride is a protest for human rights all over the world. Here in the Kingdom, we have been so lucky to receive tremendous community support from our allies and supporters, and we see the struggle for liberation of all peoples as a united cause,” said Daniel Quirke, chairperson of the organising committee.

“Our events have always welcomed everyone, regardless of gender, orientation, religion, or nationality. We truly believe that together we can create positive change through caring for and loving one another. This year is no exception, and we look forward to helping to highlight the Palestinian cause, and to bringing people together to keep generating positive change for all people.”

Events will take place in Cahersiveen, Listowel, Killorglin, Tralee and Dingle, and include an Irish comedy night with Áine Gallagher, an Irish-language movie screening, yoga, sea swimming, poetry and storytelling, bowling, pitch and putt, a lively drag night at the INEC, and plenty more for people of all ages.

“We do our best to keep tickets as low-cost as possible, and we have lots of events that are totally free to attend. It is important to us that people can share Pride with us, regardless of income. Especially with the rise of the cost of living putting a strain on people’s pockets.” added the chairperson.

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A weekend of Live Music, Fun and Entertainment, at FleskFest 2024

The organisers of the annual FleskFest have “a tremendous line-up, with a weekend full of entertainment to suit all” for the July 18 to 20 event. “It promises to be […]

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The organisers of the annual FleskFest have “a tremendous line-up, with a weekend full of entertainment to suit all” for the July 18 to 20 event.

“It promises to be the festival weekend of the summer, an event you don’t want to miss out on. Last year’s Festival was a fantastic memorable experience for our community, a time to get together and celebrate,” said festival PRO Seán Daly.

Organised by Glenflesk GAA, FleskFest 24 will take place at the Barraduff Community Field next week.
There will be a fully licensed bar in the Fest Marquee, some amazing live music on The Big Stage, food trucks and much more.
Glenflesk GAA club’s biggest fundraiser of the year includes a new-for-2024 Texas Holdem Poker Tournament on Thursday night.
Weekend highlights include old-time waltzing, jiving and polka sets with Paudie McAuliffe and Paudie Coffey Band on Friday,
On Saturday, the new Well Flesk event will take place.
“A morning of self-care and wellness at Flesk Fest featuring masterclasses in yoga, pilates, mindfulness, spinning, fitness sessions, workouts, firewood sauna and ice pods with a range of experienced and qualified instructors,” added Daly.
Leading local musician Johnny Courtney and Friends, Sam and Ina, The O’Donoghue Sisters, Reigning All Ireland Champions Glenflesk Ballad Group, and The Border Boys will take to the Big Stage over the weekend.
Sunday is Family Fun Day with children’s entertainment and disco and the All-Ireland Hurling Final Live on the Big screen followed by music with Thingamajig.
The festival will finish with a Sunday evening session with the Meadhbh Walsh Band.

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