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The best way to treat your feet




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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Jessie Buckley to perform live on RTE this Friday 22nd September



This Culture Night, Muireann Nic Amhlaoibh will present an hour-long live music and arts programme from Dún Lúiche in the heart of the Donegal Gaeltacht at 7pm on RTÉ One and RTÉ Player.  

Actress and singer Jessie Buckley has been added to the list of stellar musicians who will perform with the RTÉ Concert Orchestra on the night. Jessie will perform a special rendition of a Sinéad O’Connor song in tribute to the late artist. 

Jessie commented: “I am very honoured to return to Culture Night 2023 to remember Sinéad O Connor with the RTÉ Concert Orchestra. Sinéad was such a huge influence on so many women in Ireland and across the world, her courage, her mind, her politics and her intense beauty and soul. She was a warrior to humanity. I remember hearing her for the first time and feeling her uncompromising need to connect and affect. Recognising what couldn’t be said and speaking it out loud. I am so grateful for all her fire and all her love. It is such a privilege to return to Ireland for RTÉ Culture Night in Donegal to sing a song of gratitude for Sinéad and her family and friends.” 

Other artists performing with the RTÉ Concert Orchestra include The Murder Capital, R&B singer and 2FM Rising star Aby Coulibaly and Irish-based Ukrainian musician Olesya Zdorovetska.  

Friday 22nd September, 7pm on RTÉ One and RTÉ Player 

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N22 Killarney to Faranfore road further delayed

The revealing of the preferred route corridor for the construction of the new Killarney to Farranfore road has been delayed – again. Four potential routes for the N22 Farranfore-Killarney project […]




The revealing of the preferred route corridor for the construction of the new Killarney to Farranfore road has been delayed – again.

Four potential routes for the N22 Farranfore-Killarney project were identified and were put out to public consultation in May 2021. These have now been whittled down to just one.

It was previously promised that the preferred route would be published late last year.

This dragged on in to the Spring and there is still no sigh of the preferred route being revealed.

A recent Kerry County Council meeting a council official explained that there are further funding requirements to allow the council complete various reports and investigations required before the road can move to its next phase.

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