Welcome To The Gun Show



Palmerstown Estate, Johnstown, Naas, county Kildare

Scenes from Move at the Manor – a new wellness festival lead by some of Ireland’s top athletes fitness experts and ‘influencers’.

Lia Stokes writes:

Organised by top Irish health and wellness brands, Cali Cali Foods, New Dimensions Active and Kinetica, the inaugural wellness event was a sell-out success and a huge hit with guests.

Attendees were invited to move, nourish and be inspired by the jam-packed line-up that included a series of main stage workouts and panel discussions led by , multiple smaller group classes, workshops and talks with some of the biggest names in fitness, as well as pop up shops, chill out zones and food trucks to enjoy on the day.

Spin 103.8FM’s Marty Guilfoyle was live on the decks all day to keep the crowd going, with appearances from Olympian Greg O’Shea. Rob Lipsett, Emma Kehoe, David Gillick, Rebecca O’Rourke, Jamie Goonery and many more.

Move At The Manor

33 thoughts on “Welcome To The Gun Show

  1. Rosette of Sirius

    1 x Running Shoes (pair). 1 x Road (long). One foot after the other and away you go. That’s all you need. Free too and without the woo.

        1. Ben Madigan

          Well I’m half way there – never listen to music when I’m running, just let my own thoughts bounce around inside my head for an hour… also as I’m on country roads I need to be able to hear the car coming around the blind bend or the farmers dog coming down the road after me…

      1. Rosette of Sirius

        I know what you mean. I’m 50 now while I’m still able to run, nothing like the distance and the pace I used to be able for. I need more support and cushioning in my running shoes these days and that’s not exactly cheap.

        Swimming if you have access to decent water is lovely and then there’s always the bike.

        Don’t get me wrong, from the glibness of my op. Anything that gets people motivated about their health and fitness is fine by me. Even a silly event like this.

        And I love a bit of an oul gimmick for my various outdoor pursuits.

        This is my most recent gimmicky purchase and while the information it gathers is useful, it’s a bit of a boondoggle.


        1. ian-oG

          I was never a great long distance runner. When I was younger I was good at short distance racing but my knees just can’t hack it anymore. I can however walk for hours upon hours with no problem at a brisk pace, its just the running that gets me.

          Most of my holidays would involve spending most of my time during the day walking from place to place to the extent I always book an extra day or two afterwards to have a rest after my holiday.

          1. Rosette of Sirius

            A lot of people think it’s Ok to throw on a pair of half decent runners and away you go. And when young, that’s probably grand but they’ll pay for it later in life.

            Gait analysis and guidance towards the correct shoe is essential if you want to save your ankles, knees, hips and spine later in life.

            Foot Solutions if you have access to one of their stores or even some Elverys perform that service. It’s well worth the effort. I’ve also tried every sports insole know to man from custom carbon to fancy all digital (as above but the best insole I would recommend is the Bauerfeind Run and Walk. I have them in all my sports and hiking shoes/boots.

          2. ian-oG

            Yeah, I hear you Rosette, some bad decisions when younger catching up with me now. :(

            I have used Foot Solutions quite a bit though these last few years and cannot recommend them enough, they really did make my life and knees so much better!

  2. ian-oG

    Well that looks about as exciting as a…….fitness and wellness, em, gig? Event? GUN SHOW?

    We may never know (mainly due to not caring I guess?)

    Also, they have something called a ”Marty Guilfoyle” on the decks. From Spin. So expect a rather cognitively challenged set. (I listened to Spin once, dropped my IQ temporarily down a good few points, I could feel the intelligence just draining away…..)

    1. Slave to the Rhythm

      That’s mean, it’s for kids and teenagers and early 20s’ folks, are you one of them?

  3. Fergalito

    “Some muscular hunks in Kildare
    Decided to bronze up and share
    Their shapely, honed guns
    Solid cannonball buns
    And make my bingo-wings flutter in fear.”

    1. Paulus

      Fair play to you Ferg, that’s effective.
      The ‘sheet should form a collective:
      A sub-set of rhymers
      Both young and old-timers
      As an antidote against all invective.

  4. Cccc

    Seems a bit like when the pope came to the phoenix park.

    Different message but message repeated over and over again.

    I’d say they all had fun though

  5. Slave to the Rhythm

    “They’re going wild, ” the call came in
    At early morning pre-dawn, then
    “The followers of chaos out of control
    They’re numbering the monkeys
    The monkeys and the monkeys, ”
    The followers of chaos out of control
    The call came in to Party Central
    “Meeting of the green and simple, ”
    Try to tell us something we don’t know.
    “They’re meeting at the monument, ”
    The call came in the monument
    To liberty and honor under the honor roll
    “They’ve gathered up the cages, the cages and courageous, ”
    The followers of chaos out of control.
    The call came in to Party Central
    “Meeting of the green and simple, ”
    Try to tell us something we don’t know.
    “Disturbance at the Heron House”
    A stampede at the monument
    To liberty and honor under the honor roll
    The gathering of grunts and greens
    Cogs and grunts and hirelings
    A meeting of a mean idea to hold
    “When feeding time has come and gone
    They’ll lose the heart and head for home
    Try to tell us something we don’t know”
    We don’t know
    Everyone allowed
    Everyone allowed
    Everyone allowed

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