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Anger at lack of Council progress on Áras Phádraig site

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By Sean Moriarty

Kerry County Council will present a briefing on the plan for the Áras Phádraig building on the Lewis Road early next year. The Council’s executive is currently completing a cost-benefit analysis on the site.

February will mark the fourth anniversary of a public consultation into the future of the site. The Franciscan Order donated the site to the people of Killarney in 2009 and nearly 12 years on local councillors are getting increasingly frustrated at a lack of progress.

Over a year ago, Council officials promised that they would present a development plan for the town centre site and so far nothing has been done.
Killarney Mayor Brendan Cronin called the Council to task at Monday’s ordinary meeting between elected councillors and the executive in Tralee.

“Will Kerry County Council give a date for the presentation of detailed proposals to utilise this unique location?” he asked the meeting.

The Council cited several official reasons for the delay including the potential to include the Áras Phádraig in the town’s development plan which is currently under consideration and need to get approval from the Department of Public Expenditure and Reform before money can be spent on the site.

Following the 2017 public consultation, Kerry County Council made several proposals for the site, including the provision of a theatre, community space, an office for Kerry Parents and Friends and car parking.

“This development requires a financial and economic appraisal of the developed options including a Cost-Benefit Analysis to determine that the overall development will be financially viable and will deliver an economic return in the area,” a Council official told the meeting.

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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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