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Aidan O’Mahony performs official opening of Irish Wheelchair Association’s new centre in Killarney

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KERRY football legend and Dancing with the Stars winner Aidan O’Mahony cut the ribbon at the Irish Wheelchair Association’s new centre in The Reeks, Killarney, at the weekend.

The IWA Community Centre provides a range of essential services and supports to people with disabilities living in Killarney and the surrounding areas. “The opening event brought together local people, businesses and community organisations as well as members, friends and supporters of IWA to celebrate the official opening of the new community centre,” said Anita Matthews of the association.

Local service coordinator Terry O’Brien was among those welcoming the opening, which was followed by the IWA’s annual general meeting and conference in the INEC Killarney on Saturday.

Volunteers with the association were honoured on Saturday evening at a gala dinner. The theme for the national conference was "Breaking Boundaries". Dr Eddie Murphy, consultant clinical psychologist, author and advocate, acted as MC for the event and facilitated an engaging panel discussion.

The conference also included an address from Paul McNeive, a chartered surveyor and managing director of Hamilton Osborne King when the firm was sold to Savills for €50m. “Paul started his career as a trainee in the basement of the firm and not even the loss of his legs in a fire prevented him from rising to the top position to lead 250 staff,” said Ms Matthews.
 


 
Above: Former Kerry footballer and Dancing with the Stars winner Aidan O’Mahony, IWA CEO Rosemary Keogh and IWA Service Coordinator Terry O’Brien ,Liam Saunders IWA Area Manager, Cllr Donal Grady, Deputy John Brassil and Mayor of Killarney Cllr Brendan Cronin at the opening of the Irish Wheelchair Association new Community Centre at The Reeks Gateway, Killarney on Friday. Picture: macmonagle.com

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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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