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Wellness educator planning natural health event




By Michelle Crean

An ICU nurse turned wellness educator who uses natural solutions to help people support their everyday lives is planning a health event this weekend.

Wendy Condon, who runs 'Wendy's Health Essentials - A Nurse's Guide', will host an wellness event in the Killarney Plaza Hotel and Spa this Sunday from 11am to 4.30pm.

Wendy was an ICU nurse for over 15 years but switched to a more natural method for treating health issues over five years ago as her children had different health challenges which resulted in them taking long-term medication which she found wasn't very helpful.

"I began using natural solutions and essential oils from doTERRA and I got amazing and life-changing results in many health areas including sleep, anxiety behaviour for my autistic daughter and our other girl had severe eczema, allergies poor immune system, and I wanted to share these and so many more with other families like ours," Wendy told the Killarney Advertiser.

"I am now a wellness educator for doTERRA Natural Solutions and help people to learn how to support their everyday and long-term health both physically and emotionally."

She explained that she was asked by her many customers to come down south many times to provide an information and training day to help educate on various topics, but lockdown prevented it from going ahead.

However, with restrictions now very much eased she is planning a day at the Plaza Hotel where she'll have a variety of speakers available to offer advice.

"I have many other leading and experienced wellness advocates joining us on the day to deliver presentations, demonstrations and advice covering all areas from women's health, hormones, children's health, sports fitness and injuries, mental health, sleep, emotions/trauma, digestive health, reducing toxic/chemicals in the home, skincare etc.

"We are really excited and looking forward to our first event in over two years. Many have had time to reconnect with themselves, with nature and important things during lockdown and I really feel people need and are looking for solutions for their health in so many areas that our healthcare system is overburdened right now more than ever," she said.

"Mothers can be empowered and have natural solutions that work in their own homes, we want to help with that and show them how easy it can be. I think there's a space for natural solutions alongside modern medicine and can work well together to get people the best results for their health."

Tickets are €20 and can be purchased on or contact Wendy for more information on 086 0674154.



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 […]




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 […]




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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