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Zelensky mural to feature at K-FEST next month

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The organisers of K-FEST are preparing to unveil a mural in support of Ukraine in the days ahead of this year's festival taking place next month.

The piece, an image of Volodymyr Zelensky, President of Ukraine in the patriotic blue and yellow is currently on show at the Central Hotel on Exchequer Street in Dublin and will be transported to Killorglin for the June Bank Holiday weekend to exhibit it in the town.

K-FEST has been lucky enough to link up with Hang Tough Contemporary Gallery in Dublin to showcase Dublin based artist ‘Aches’ incredible mural.

Aches, who is the biggest street artist in Ireland, specialises in large scale murals and graffiti. Born in 1992, he started drawing and painting at a young age and began to paint graffiti when he was 15-years-old. After graduating from NCAD with a degree in Visual Communications, Aches began to fuse his knowledge of graphic design and graffiti.

Aches has been invited to design and create original artwork for projects around the world, in countries such as Denmark, Hungary, Spain, Sweden, Scotland, Austria, Switzerland, England and USA. After a decade of painting outdoors, Aches’ artistic practice is now shared in equal balance between contemporary murals and studio work.

K-FEST has been collaborating with established, emerging and local Irish street artists to create murals in the town of Killorglin for many years now, Art Director of the festival, Rochelle Lucey, explained.

"Since 2014 we have had a number of incredible murals done on walls and on lightboxes throughout the town. They leave a real mark and show the impact that K-FEST Arts festival has had on the town over the years. We have worked with artists such as Solus, Dan Leo, Lorraine McDonnell, Kinmx and Pawel Wrobelski. They have each brought something special to the town and transformed the town’s walls into an open-air gallery, continuing to make Killorglin the essential cultural attraction on the Ring of Kerry. The premise of our festival is to support emerging talent and to bring life into old unused properties in the town which we do every year on the June Bank Holiday weekend. By bringing these amazing murals onto the old walls and spaces in Killorglin we are also uplifting the town throughout the year."

This year they are getting Baz to create a beautiful new piece on Langford Street in Killorglin based on the life of Máirín Cregan who was born in Killorglin in 1891.

"Máirín Cregan was an Irish nationalist who was involved in the 1916 Easter Rising and Irish War of Independence. She later made her name writing for children, as well as writing plays and novels for adults. Recently there has been one of her written plays in Killorglin called ‘Hunger Strike’ put on stage and a plaque was unveiled at the grave of the Cregan family, at Dromavalla Cemetery, Killorglin."

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Help reduce the appearance of cellulite  

By Jill O’Donoghue from Killarney Toning and Beauty Studio Needless to say we all know what cellulite looks like, but there are many ways to reduce its appearance and help […]

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By Jill O’Donoghue from Killarney Toning and Beauty Studio

Needless to say we all know what cellulite looks like, but there are many ways to reduce its appearance and help us look and feel better about it.

Yes, people often assume it’s down to a weight issue but it is associated with diet and exercise. It can affect all ages, male and female. There are many ways to help reduce and eliminate it.

Nothing can substitute for eating a healthy diet and getting enough exercise. Just as with other signs of ageing, cellulite is best managed first and foremost by focusing on maintaining a healthy weight long term. But certain topical treatments may help it become less noticeable and improve skin’s overall appearance, if used regularly. Dry body brushing is one technique to try by brushing upwards every day towards the heart for increased blood circulation.

Using anti-cellulite products can help if you are doing regular exercise and watching your diet, but if you feel you need a boost to get you headed in the right direction, there is a few different salon treatments that can be of benefit.

The Universal Contour Body Wrap is a great treatment which results in inch loss due to the detoxing effect of the sea clay or also the Electro Cellulite Massage rollers (ECM) by CACI Machine, which is a 12-session course over four weeks, this is recommended for desired results.

Pilates is always an amazing lifestyle choice. Having the toning tables for the past 30 years in Killarney, we are lucky to hear the amazing results from our clients past and present. Some have even been with us since we started! The male and female reviews have reported reduced cellulite with weekly appointments, improved posture, increased energy and mostly reduced cellulite.

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Car dealers are now hubs for Ukrainian donations

Two Kerry-based car dealers are part of a national campaign to provide essential aid for Ukraine. Donagh Hickey Motors in Rathmore and Adam’s of Tralee are the two local garages […]

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Two Kerry-based car dealers are part of a national campaign to provide essential aid for Ukraine.

Donagh Hickey Motors in Rathmore and Adam’s of Tralee are the two local garages that have signed up for the project.

Under the scheme, the garages will be used as collection hubs for essential equipment that will be transported to the war torn country.

“We have a very large and loyal customer base and we are appealing through them to make donations,” Adam’s of Tralee General Manager, Marcus O’Shea, told the Killarney Advertiser.

“Any dealer could have signed up for this but we are one of only two in Kerry to do so.”

The garages, following advice from humanitarian agencies in Ukraine, have created a very specific list of what is urgently needed out there.

These include generators, solar battery chargers, batteries, power banks, flashlights, drones and tablets.

Medical equipment like First Aid kits (NATO standard) and other medical items are also sought.

People can assist by either dropping goods to the two garages or by making a donation via www.safeharbourforukraine.org.

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