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Fish Pedicure in Kinsale

Posted: 2011-07-22 16:00:00 With the weekend of weather we just had you wouldn’t think it was summer at all, thankfully though it didn’t prevent some great GAA matches from going ahead! Following Galway’s defeat to Meath recently I was really hoping Kildare would get revenge on their behalf in their game against the royal county last Saturday and I was delighted when they did. Both teams played well but Kildare deserved there win of 8 points following an outstanding performance by the team. I’m just hoping Galway will do as well in the hurling this weekend against Waterford!

At the weekend I took a trip down to the Carlton Hotel Kinsale and seeing as the weather wasn’t great I took advantage of the facilities on offer inside the hotel. Since the TV3 broadcast from the hotel I’ve been hearing a lot about a fish pedicure that the spa is now offering. I must admit I’m not usually one for pedicures but when I heard how it works I thought I’d give it a try. The fish used in the treatment are called Garra Ruffa fish and they basically nibble on your feet and remove any dead skin from them whilst leaving healthy skin untouched. Apparently the fish are also said to be beneficial in battling skin diseases, muscle trauma and joint disease, as well as rheumatic and neurologic disorders. It was definitely an unusual experience to have fish nibbling on your feet but it was relaxing and is a different way of removing dead skin. Plus Amanda and her team in the spa were great and they all looked after me extremely well. After my treatment I tried the new menu in their Rockpool restaurant and although I’ve seen it before I’ve never tried cooking steak on a stone myself. It is a great way of having your meal, especially when there is a few of you dining together.

Hopefully the good weather were experiencing today will last for the weekend or at least for one more day! Whatever you’re getting up to enjoy it and don’t forget to route for Galway.

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