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Ring of Kerry Charity Cycle vital for beneficiaries

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The ten main charities who will benefit from the 2016 Ring Of Kerry Charity Cycle at a photocall at the Aghadoe Heights Hotel, front, John Rice, Sr Elizabeth Farrell and Sr Helena Lyne (St Joseph's Nursing Home), Tim O'Brien, chairman, Karena McCarthy, Kieran O'Brien (Pieta House, Kerry) and Grace Sheehan (St Ita's & St Joseph's), second row, Con Cremin and Rhona O'Regan (Talbot Grove), Helen Wilson (Derrynane Inshore Rescue), Claire O'Shea (St Francis Special School), Maura Long, Karen Brosnan and Teresa Looney (Kerry Branch Irish Kidney Association), back, Michael Donnelly, Nikki Wissell and Ciara Irwin Foley (South West Counselling services)Tina Breen and Kay Bryant (Aras Mhuire Listowel), Kenneth Reynolds and Siobhan McSweeney (Recovery Haven Cancer Respite). Picture: Eamonn Keogh

The ten main charities who will benefit from the 2016 Ring Of Kerry Charity Cycle at a photocall at the Aghadoe Heights Hotel, front, John Rice, Sr Elizabeth Farrell and Sr Helena Lyne (St Joseph’s Nursing Home), Tim O’Brien, chairman, Karena McCarthy, Kieran O’Brien (Pieta House, Kerry) and Grace Sheehan (St Ita’s & St Joseph’s), second row, Con Cremin and Rhona O’Regan (Talbot Grove), Helen Wilson (Derrynane Inshore Rescue), Claire O’Shea (St Francis Special School), Maura Long, Karen Brosnan and Teresa Looney (Kerry Branch Irish Kidney Association), back, Michael Donnelly, Nikki Wissell and Ciara Irwin Foley (South West Counselling services)Tina Breen and Kay Bryant (Aras Mhuire Listowel), Kenneth Reynolds and Siobhan McSweeney (Recovery Haven Cancer Respite). Picture: Eamonn Keogh

 


 

NOW in its 33rd year, the Ring of Kerry Charity Cycle to date has raised over €10.6 million for charities that benefit all the communities across the county of Kerry.
Michael Moriarty, of St Joseph’s Home, Killorglin, explained how important the Ring of Kerry Charity Cycle is in its fundraising efforts. “St Joseph’s Home provides vital care for the elderly in the Mid and South West Kerry area,” said Michael.
“In order to maintain the high standard of care offered and meet HIQA requirements, in 2017 we need to convert existing three-bed wards to single rooms, which will require significant investment.
“Without the financial support raised through the Ring of Kerry Cycle, this will not be feasible. It is thanks to this one day fundraising event that we are able to keep our doors open and our valued staff can continue to serve the community.”
And now is the time to get on your bike and start training for this year’s Ring of Kerry Charity Cycle. The 10 main charities that will benefit from the 2016 Ring Of Kerry Charity Cycle are South West Counselling Services, St Joseph’s Nursing Home, Killorglin, Aras Mhuire, Listowel, St Ita’s & St Joseph’s Special School, Tralee, Pieta House, Kerry, the Kerry Branch Irish Kidney Association, Recovery Haven Cancer Respite, St Francis Special School, Derrynane Inshore Rescue, and Talbot Grove, Castleisland. “The chosen charities provide fantastic support to the people of Kerry and will benefit hugely from the money they receive from this year’s Fundraising effort. Last year over €1.85 million was raised and shared amongst the nine chosen charities as well as 28 smaller charities in Kerry,” said Cathal.
Reminding interested participants how this year’s registration process will work, Cathal said: “This year the charities will have a limited amount of places to fill and we cannot reiterate enough that the best chance of getting a place is to register your interest online. “Registration for the lottery closes on January 31, leaving less than three weeks for people to register, I would suggest that all interested parties get moving and get registered!” This year’s cycle will take place on Saturday, July 2.

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Get on your bike from The Rose Hotel!

  There’s an energetic way to explore Tralee and its surrounds this summer as a new bike rental company has teamed up with The Rose Hotel. Tralee Bike Rental have opened a new bike kiosk located at the hotel where visitors and locals can now hire a bike. “This is a fantastic service for our […]

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There’s an energetic way to explore Tralee and its surrounds this summer as a new bike rental company has teamed up with The Rose Hotel.

Tralee Bike Rental have opened a new bike kiosk located at the hotel where visitors and locals can now hire a bike.

“This is a fantastic service for our customers and we are thrilled to be part of this new collaboration with Tralee Bike Rental. We wish Maurice and his team the very best of luck, and I know all our guests and visitors to Tralee are going to really enjoy this new service exploring Tralee and its surrounds,” Mark Sullivan, General Manager, The Rose Hotel, said.

Tralee Bike Rental have a fleet of comfortable, top quality Hybrid Bikes – ideal for a leisurely cycle, and power assisted eBikes. For families, child seats or trailer for the little legs that can’t cycle yet can be provided!

“We are thrilled to have our new business, Tralee Bike Rental, located on the grounds of The Rose Hotel,” Maurice Whelan, Tralee Bike Rental, said.

“With so many visitors coming to Tralee, we feel this will be a fantastic service and partnership. Included in the bike rental is access to a self-guided tour via our App, which has preloaded moderate and more energetic cycling tours of Tralee.”

The Rose Hotel have a new package, Tralee Activity Break, with bike hire included. You can book this package online at www.therosehotel.com or call 066 7199100.

To contact Tralee Bike Rental, visit www.traleebikerental.ie or call 085 2605817.

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Currow kids go toddling to raise vital funds

  70 toddlers from Currow Play School have become Ireland’s littlest fundraisers as they stepped out to raise vital funds for vulnerable children. They took part in the Barnardos Big Toddle which this year has the theme of ’Community Helpers’. Barnardos currently works with just under 18,000 children and families across Ireland and the funds raised will support Barnardos Early Years […]

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70 toddlers from Currow Play School have become Ireland’s littlest fundraisers as they stepped out to raise vital funds for vulnerable children.

They took part in the Barnardos Big Toddle which this year has the theme of ’Community Helpers’.

Barnardos currently works with just under 18,000 children and families across Ireland and the funds raised will support Barnardos Early Years services.

“This year, Currow Play School turns 25 and we have been taking part in Barnardos Big Toddle since 2006, which is 18 years of toddling in aid of vulnerable children,” Catherine Fleming form Currow Play School said.
“Our toddle is a highlight for the children and the team every year. It’s fantastic to get the little ones involved in something so worthwhile at a young age, it’s always a great day of fun. Barnardos provides a huge number of services in communities across Ireland, but these can only continue with help from the public. The toddle runs throughout June so I would implore anyone with toddlers or wobblers at home to sign up for Barnardos Big Toddle supported by Pipin Pear today.”

Anyone wishing to take part can register today at www.barnardos.ie/bigtoddle.  

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Facials are also suitable for men

  In need of rejuvenation after lockdown or looking for a great gift idea for Father’s Day? All the facials we offer are suitable for both men and women. CACI treatments truly deliver visible results. It’s the equivalent to a good workout in the gym, but for the face. Our gentleman’s CACI facial treatment targets […]

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In need of rejuvenation after lockdown or looking for a great gift idea for Father’s Day? All the facials we offer are suitable for both men and women. CACI treatments truly deliver visible results.

It’s the equivalent to a good workout in the gym, but for the face. Our gentleman’s CACI facial treatment targets the razor bumps, in-grown hairs, and skin impurities. It finishes with a tightening and firming of the muscles resulting in a youthful well defined jawline. Since reopening I have seen a huge uptake on the male facials.

We work with the CACI Synergy system, a medical grade machine which provides you with treatments for acne scarring, dehydrated skin, fine lines and wrinkles, and loose sagging skin. Along with offering the full facial we specialise in the eye revive which is great during these times as the eyes are highlighted.

We also focus on the jowl lift which concentrates on the neck and jawline. A course of treatments is recommended for best results.
 

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What makes the CACI facial so unique is it offers real results without damaging the skin. It works deep into the basal layer of the skin, strengthening the foundation of the skin and stimulating the growth of collagen and elastin. It originated in the medical field working on stroke patients and Bell’s Palsy suffers. They discovered that the side they were working on the effected side, started to look younger and more lifted after treatments, hence its entry into the beauty industry. CACI treatments give visible results even after one treatment.

The dual action of SPED microcurrent/LED light therapy technology is so advanced and innovative.

The entire process takes 80 minutes. It starts with deep cleansing using an orbital micro-dermabrasion with light therapy, followed by the ultra-sonic actuator for deep cleansing and gentle exfoliating, propelling impurities to the skin’s surfaces, followed by micro current lifting using a specific technique, this also includes the LED light therapy. We then use the wrinkle comb – an alternative to Botox – which is intense light therapy. It’s all finished off with a silicone mask soak in hyaluronic acid, which has an extremely cooling effect and is hydrating. We use a galvanic current to push this amazing product deep into the lower levels of the skin. A truly results driven facial suitable for both men and women.

For more information call Jill on 064 6632966.

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