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Anne named president of Killarney Rotary Club

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PRESIDENT: Anne Alcock has this week been named President of Killarney Rotary Club. Pictured are: Eduard Schmidt-Zorner, Conor Griffin (outgoing President), Anne Alcock, George Philips and Simon Lumby. Photo: Grigoriy Geniyevskiy

By Michelle Crean

Moving to Killarney was meant to be a relaxing semi-retirement but is anything but for Anne Alcock who this week became president of Killarney Rotary Club.

Lunchtime on Wednesday, members of the club met at the Great Southern Killarney where Anne, who moved to Killarney three years ago, received the chain of office from outgoing president Conor Griffin.

Before that, she had frequently visited from Cork, Dublin and London. She is of Irish, Portuguese and English heritage and became acquainted with the work and fellowship of Rotary International, when she was a child, growing up in Africa.

“I was always inspired by the Rotary motto ‘Service Before Self’ and Rotary’s aim of helping to make a difference to communities both local and worldwide," Anne said.

"This happens through its humanitarian projects, voluntary personal participation, and impressive fundraising, since Rotary has around 30,000 clubs worldwide with the understanding that once you join somewhere, you “belong” everywhere. So Killarney of course hosts club members at the weekly lunch in the Great Southern, when they arrive from across the seas – and if perhaps not too many this year, then hopefully again in the near future. Members work as a team, supporting and relying on one another’s expertise and skills. This is always good to know or I would never have dared to take on this challenge – especially this year!” Anne said.

Anne, an author, thought that she was semi-retiring from 30 years of lecturing, counselling and retreat facilitation, but discovered that in Killarney, retirement is often an invitation to take on something new.

“So this could be true for others, young and older, who might choose to take the step into Rotary, who knows?” she says.

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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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