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7th heaven for hard-working Éadaoin




Wednesday was Judgement Day for Leaving Cert students the length and breadth of the country and in Killarney one girl in particular stood out above the rest. St Brigid’s Secondary School pupil Éadaoin O’Donoghue, daughter of Mike and Mish, emerged with a remarkable total of seven H1 grades (between 90-100%). She was one of just 53 students nationally to achieve this distinction

“I’m delighted with the results,” Éadaoin, who plans on studying pharmacy, said. “Thanks to my school and my wonderful teachers for their hard work throughout the year.”

In total, 57,000 people received their results this week. Students who applied for college will find out if they have secured their first-choice places next Monday when offers are made through the CAO. More students elected to sit higher-level papers in 2018 due to last year’s overhaul of the grading system.

St Brigid’s Principal, Ms Róisín Moore, said the school were delighted with the results achieved by their students.

“They were an excellent group of girls who contributed significantly to school life over the past five or six years,” she said. “They were all-rounders. One of our students (Éadaoin O’Donoghue) achieved seven Higher Level Grade 1s, 13% of the girls achieved over 550 points while 25% achieved over 500 points and 67% of our Leaving Certificate Applied class received distinctions. These grades are well above the national norms. All of the girls can be very proud of their achievements.”

Meanwhile, St Brendan’s College Principal Seán Coffey emphasised his satisfaction that students had achieved at the highest level in the 20 subjects on offer at Leaving Cert level in the school.  He also recognised the myriad levels of ability in the year group and congratulated all those who had worked to achieve their best in accordance with their ability. He thanked staff for the work and engagement and the parents of the young men for the manner of their support and commitment.


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Detox Wrap will leave you feeling energised

It may be the last few weeks of the holidays but, it is no better time treat yourself to a body detox wrap. This wrap is suitable for males and […]




It may be the last few weeks of the holidays but, it is no better time treat yourself to a body detox wrap.

This wrap is suitable for males and females.
This wrap will boost your energy levels and make you feel like yourself again. Having loads of BBQs and nights out or feeling bloated and sluggish, unmotivated.
This wrap is a great way to boost energy by increasing lymphatic drainage, which helps the body’s natural detox system to release bad toxins. By aiding the lymphatic system and increasing the negative, harmful toxins. Your body will immediately start to feel better, more motivated, and increased energy. Your skin will feel better and bring your glow back.

The process is having sea clay applied all over the body, followed by bandages wrapped in a specific way to lift and firm the skin and finally you are tucked up in a heated blanket….. to sweat out the negative toxins. following the treatment, you have a three-day detox, no tea, coffee, fried fatty foods, fizzy drinks, processed foods or even a shower to leave the active clay and get to work on the lymphatic system.

This is a seriously great treatment, that really works if you follow the process. As the heat from the blanket helps to open your pores on the body the sea clay can go into the deep layers of the skin, when you unwrap the clay is trapped in the skin and its ingredients get to work.

Bentonite has excellent drainage properties for full detox and skin clarification.

Magnesium sulphate stimulates peripheral skin circulation, exfoliating and anti-inflammatory.
Magnesium Chloride has valuable mineral salt and permits cellular balance, combats stress and fluid retention, and has anti-bacterial properties.

Zinc oxide, bacterium properties and anti-inflammatory.

Sodium Chloride detoxifies tissues and tightens the skin.

They work best the longer they are left on the skin and the longer you detox. I wouldn’t claim a 2-hour treatment can do amazing results without the homework. The clay isn’t dirty looking on the skin, it looks more like a cloud of chalky dust on the outer skin, the active properties have been absorbed into the skin.
The skin may feel a little different while the clay is working, but the results are worth it. It’s a great treatment after weight loss, pregnancy, liposuction or just re-energises you as a whole.
for more information or to make an appointment call Jill at 064-6632966


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Puck Goat removed from platform in searing heat

Organisers of Puck Fair have taken King Puck down from his platform to protect the wild mountain goat from the heat. Today mark’s day two of the three-day fair in […]




Organisers of Puck Fair have taken King Puck down from his platform to protect the wild mountain goat from the heat.

Today mark’s day two of the three-day fair in Killorglin town. As part of the fair’s tradition a wild mountain goat presides over the town from his tall platform over the course of the three days.

Organisers employ a dedicated vet to look after the goat and a team of experienced goat handlers are also on duty for the duration of the festival.

There is also a temperature monitoring device on the platform.

As temperatures hit 29 degrees today (Thursday), the vet and handlers decided it was safer for the goat to be removed from the platform for the rest of the day.

“He is currently resting in the shade,” spokesperson Marcella O’Connor told the Killarney Advertiser. “The handlers were monitoring him in case it got too hot, the decision was made to take him down, and the vet says he is happy.”

A decision will be made tomorrow (Friday) on the goat’s return to the platform for the final day of the fair.


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