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Range of local activities for European Week of Sport



SPORT’S WEEK: Pictured at the launch of European Week of Sport 2020 which runs from September 23 to 30 are the organising team from Kerry Recreation & Sports Partnership; Askea Calnan, Patrice Diggin, Jimmy Deenihan (Chairperson), and Gearóid O'Doherty. Photo: Pauline Dennigan

By Michelle Crean



Get out and get active to embrace a healthier and more active lifestyle as part of European Week of Sport 2020 this week.

Kerry Recreation & Sports Partnership (KRSP) is calling on the young and old, to get out and BeActive with a mixture of events available locally to cater to the needs of every member of the community – even from the comfort of your front room - from tomorrow (Wednesday September 23) to next Wednesday (September 30).

Sport Ireland, the national coordinating body for European Week of Sport in Ireland hope that this year’s event will inspire even more people than previous years and has funded multiple local events run by the Network of Local Sports Partnerships.

Kerry’s programme includes kayaking, orienteering and walking related events as a means of exploring the wonders county Kerry has to offer.

A European Commission led initiative; European Week of Sport aims to increase the level of participation in sport and physical activity in the EU. European Week of Sport aims to tackle the inactivity crisis and reduce obesity levels by encouraging Europeans to embrace a healthier and more active lifestyle.

“The KRSP team have designed and developed unique and interesting taster sessions to cater for all in society," Chairperson of the Kerry Recreation & Sports Partnership Jimmy Deenihan said.

"There will be a kayaking event for women, separate orienteering events for men and people with disabilities, and finally, walks catering for families with children aged six to 12 years and 12 years plus."

KRSP undertakes a wide range of actions with the aim of increasing sport and physical activity participation levels in the local community. Working with trusted professionals and valued volunteers, Kerry Recreation & Sports Partnership engages communities across the county to deliver inclusive, impactful and sustainable opportunities tailored to local needs, getting Kerry more physically active, involved in sport and improving the mental and physical health of the nation.

For more information on what events KRSP are running in your area and how to get involved visit KRSP social media platforms, Facebook, Instragram and Twitter.

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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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