Pear duo Happy to join ‘girls only' weekend

September 14th, 2016 7:15 AM

By Southern Star Team

The Happy Pear duo David (left) and Stephen Flynn were on hand to help Helen Wycherley of Rosscarbery's Celtic Ross Hotel launch this year's Girls Just Wanna Have Fun weekend in the hotel. The annual women's event, now in its 9th year, in aid of Action Breast Cancer, takes place at the Celtic Ross H

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THE twins behind the success of The Happy Pear café and food range, Stephen and David Flynn, have been announced as the main attraction for next month’s Girls Just Wanna Have Fun Weekend.

This annual event event, now in its ninth year, takes places at the Celtic Ross Hotel from October 7th-9th and is in aid of the Irish Cancer Society’s Action Breast Cancer. 

The Flynns will have their wit and charm put to the test when they put on a cooking demonstration as the weekend’s main event, entertaining more than 200 women.

The weekend is the perfect excuse for sisters, daughters, mums, best friends and schoolfriends to clear their diaries and head to Ross. Helen Wycherley, owner of the Celtic Ross, said: ‘We are looking forward to bringing many women to Rosscarbery to remind ourselves to unwind and spend quality time together as our time on this land is brief and precious. We have all lost someone close to us and during our Girls Just Wanna Have Fun weekend we want everyone to be happy and to remember to look after our health,’ added Helen. 

‘The weekend is packed with activities, which those attending can do as many or as little of, as they like. There will be mini-treatments in the hotel’s serenity rooms, personalised styling sessions with Style Me Image Consultancy by Charlene. ‘Happy Shape’ Life Change Strategist Catherine Hassett will show us how, with the right strategies, we can become empowered to reshape our entire lives, while The Salon Shop team will retreat to Rosscarbery for the weekend with hair-stylers, nail bar and make-up brushes.’  

For something different, angel reader Declan Kavanagh will host individual readings and there will also be flower arranging class, pilates, yoga, bingo, a treasure-hunt, aqua-aerobics, crazy golf, kayaking and some surprises.

The weekend takes place during Breast Cancer Awareness Month and raises money for the free services that the Irish Cancer Society’s Action Breast Cancer programme offer to women with concerns about breast cancer, those who have developed breast cancer and in particular breast cancer research.

Eileen Kearney, community fundraising manager with the Irish Cancer Society, said: ‘We are delighted to have the Celtic Ross Hotel team once again supporting our “Paint It Pink” campaign. The weekend not only raises vital funds so we can maintain the level of service that is vitally needed, but it also raises awareness.’

Consultant breast surgeon Julliette Buckley from Mater Private will teach those in attendance about breast health including how to self-examine, what to look for, mammograms, ultrasound and biopsies. Saturday night sees a champagne reception and a best-dressed ‘Pink Ladies’ competition, while head chef Alex Petit will showcase the finest of West Cork produce, with The Hoots providing entertainment.

The weekend costs €189 per person sharing, including two nights’ B&B, champagne banquet on the Saturday, mini-facial or massage and activities during the weekend. For more see

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