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A relaxing retirement ahead for Ireneus Looney

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This week Killarney Advertiser's Michelle Crean spoke to Ireneus Looney who has retired after 20 years' service with An Post.

Working throughout the COVID period was probably one of the busiest of his career but Ireneus Looney now plans to relax following his recent retirement from An Post.

Ireneus from Laharn, Killorglin worked with An Post since 1999 covering the Killorglin area. And on June 26, when he turned 66, he said goodbye to his colleagues and bosses in both Killorglin and at the Tiernaboul sorting office in Killarney.

This week, he said he's looking forward to putting his feet up over the coming weeks but will miss everyone he worked with and met on his daily rounds.

"I'm looking forward to it," he said. "We're only passing through so we might as well enjoy it. It was a great job, being out in the fresh air meeting people every day. When COVID started we were like frontline workers especially delivering the An Post postcards. It was like Christmas watching children and the elderly receive messages from loved ones especially during the first month when the old people were really locked down."

Ireneus paid tribute to his co-workers and his bosses over the years who treated him very well.

"Liam Hartnett, my supervisor in Killorglin and Terry Potts and John Blackwell, my supervisors in the Killarney depot they were all very good to me over the years. I would also like to say thanks to An Post, it was great working for them for the last 20 years."

Now he plans to cycle a bit more, see his three children, Niall an engineer in Limerick, Edward who teaches in Loreto NS, and Róisín who teaches in Fossa NS and is getting married next year. There'll be more time to spend with his three grandchildren as well as his wife Geraldine who retired last year after 41 years as a staff nurse in St Mary of the Angels in Beaufort.

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[caption id="attachment_32785" align="alignleft" width="1024"] FAMILY TIME: Ireneus is pictured here with his family and grandchildren. From l-r: his wife Geraldine, Edward Looney, Laura Cahillane, Sadbh Ní Luanaigh, Siún Ní Luanaigh, Clodagh Looney, Niall Looney, Ailín Looney, Róisín Looney and Paudie O'Sullivan. Photos: Michael G. Kenny.[/caption]

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Fat dissolving injections target stubborn areas

By Jill O’Donoghue from Killarney Toning and Beauty Studio It may sound too good to be true but fat dissolving injections are as effective as the name suggests. They are […]

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By Jill O’Donoghue from Killarney Toning and Beauty Studio

It may sound too good to be true but fat dissolving injections are as effective as the name suggests.

They are administered by our in-house Dr. Micheal Flynn who has been attending our salon for the past 10 years. It is the double chin and neck area that is treated and is suitable for both men and women. If you haven’t heard of fat dissolving, it is a very popular and relatively new treatment that is used to target stubborn pockets of fat on the jaw line and chin area. The injection dissolves and eliminates fat cells in a safe and effective way, making it perfect for dealing with stubborn fat that simply won’t budge with exercise.

The main ingredient is a fat dissolving substance sodium deoxycholate, which is found naturally in the body. This is injected into the treatment area which over time will destroy the fat cells. These are then removed from the body by its own lymphatic system, a complex network that rids the body of unwanted toxins and waste.

It is important to understand that fat dissolving injections are not a weight loss treatment. The injections should only be used on people who are a healthy size or carrying a little extra weight. It’s most effective on the pockets of fat stored under the jawline, known as the double chin, a migration of fat cells from the cheeks to the jaw line.

The injections work at a slow pace. It can take serval weeks for full results, but once it’s gone, it’s gone. The results are permanent, once you don’t gain a massive amount of weight.

The next clinic is Monday August 22. To book an appointment or more information, call Jill on 064 6632966.

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Classic tractor drivers to embark on 400km drive to Killarney

By Sean Moriarty Six members of the Killarney Valley Classic and Vintage Club will set out from County Meath on Wednesday on vintage tractors. They are participating in the annual […]

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By Sean Moriarty

Six members of the Killarney Valley Classic and Vintage Club will set out from County Meath on Wednesday on vintage tractors.

They are participating in the annual Eastern Vintage Club’s Ring of Kerry Tractor Run which is raising funds for the Irish Motor Neurone Disease Association.

Over 50 vintage tractors, including the six Killarney examples, will leave Nobber in County Meath at lunchtime on Wednesday.

After an overnight stop in the midlands on Wednesday night and Newcastle West on Thursday night, the tractors are expected in Killarney town centre just after lunchtime on Friday.

The ‘spectacular show’, now a regular feature of the Killarney summer, will bring the town to a standstill for around one hour.

On Saturday morning the group will depart Tony Wharton’s farm in Fossa before a nine-hour drive around the Ring of Kerry.

The run will finish with a spectacular drive through the Gap of Dunloe.

“We hope to pass through town around 3.30pm on Friday,” said local organiser, Tom Wharton, who is one of the six Killarney-based drivers who will undertake the 400km journey from County Meath to Killarney. “It is always a spectacular show.”

On arrival in Killarney, tractors will be joined by a group of classic cars that will depart Nobber at 9am that morning.

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