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The best way to treat your feet

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By Jill O'Donoghue from Killarney Toning and Beauty Studio

As we are all starting to re-enter the world of socialising and back to the office our feet will certainly need some adjusting.

After wearing slippers, runners or using bare feet for the best part of two years, your feet will get a shock when you try to dress up in high heels, leather or court shoes. It's normal to feel uncomfortable, so it's time to start breaking them in again. Some people may even think that their feet have grown, but it is more likely that your ligaments and tendons have relaxed, which lets the arch drop causing discomfort and flattening thus lengthening of the feet. It's possible to exercise your feet in a few different ways.

Step one:

Try to write a few words by holding a maker between your big toe and second toe.

Step Two:

Try picking up a towel and move it from the A to B.

Step Three:

Try picking up marbles of different sizes from the ground and put them in a bowl.

These little exercises will work on improving all the little supporting muscles in the feet, helping keep the feet strong and thus improve balance.

If you're suffering from thickened toe nails and having trouble cutting them we can sort that out using a nail drill. Corns can be very uncomfortable also and may stop you wearing your favourite shoes. This is a simple fix if treated early. Hardened, cracked skin on the feet can be uncomfortable and may stop you moving, so it's a good idea to have your feet treated in the jacuzzi foot spa infused with peppermint and tea tree for healing and softening. Then have the skin either professionally bladed off, if required, or foot rasped. Or if you haven't been out of the house and feel heavy legs from lack of use, a really good place to start is having a leg massage done to get the circulation flowing and bring on the feel-good factor of healthy blood flow.

For more information, or if you have any questions, call Jill on 064 6632966.

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Massive increase in numbers using local bus services

Passenger numbers on local link buses across Kerry have increased by 1727% from 2020 to 2023 according to local Green Party Candidate for Killarney Diarmaid Griffin. This is the highest […]

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Passenger numbers on local link buses across Kerry have increased by 1727% from 2020 to 2023 according to local Green Party Candidate for Killarney Diarmaid Griffin.

This is the highest increase nationally and is due to the investment by the Department of Transport during this government term.

“This service was lacking in former times, especially in rural areas and is a welcome addition to the countryside and villages of Kerry.’ says Green Party Candidate for Killarney,” said Griffin.

“While in the past, a taxi was the only option for those not cycling or driving. Now a service to Killarney is available every Friday morning from my townland of Barleymount. This is just one example of the network of bus routes criss-crossing the county thanks to local link.”

“This project is a notable success as the figures show. Investment in public transport helps alleviate congestion, increases community cohesion and reduces rural isolation. This is all welcome news for the locality,”

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Two weeks to go to Killarney Musical Society’s production of ‘Michael Collins A Musical Drama’There is less than two weeks to show time for the cast of Killarney Musical Society’s production of ‘Michael Collins A Musical Drama’

Killarney Musical Society held its official launch on Sunday where cast members appeared in full costume ahead of the March 5 – 7 performance at the INEC Arena. The launch was […]

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Killarney Musical Society held its official launch on Sunday where cast members appeared in full costume ahead of the March 5 – 7 performance at the INEC Arena.

The launch was followed by a full rehearsal and director Oliver Hurley was also there to lend a hand.

“We were delighted to introduce our lead characters to you. We had Abbey Theatre players Brigid Delia and Michael, who are the narrators throughout the musical drama. Eamonn De Valera , Harry Boland, Joe Emmett, Arthur Griffith, Cathal Brugha, volunteers and of course the beautiful Kitty Kieran were in full costume,” said KMS PRO Linda O’Donoghue.

“Mother Ireland and her five graceful dancers were fabulous. Our director and choreographer Oliver, our musical director Michael Young and the full cast of 64 were there. The singing was powerful. The music in ‘Michael Collins – A Musical Drama’ is distinctly Irish. People will definitely enjoy it.”

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Get your tickets in the INEC box office, online at universe.com or at the pop-up ticket office in the Laurel’s Pub, Market Cross from 12 pm to 4 pm between February 29 and March 2.

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