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Bach and Handel to take centre stage in Friary

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IT CELEBRATED its landmark 150th anniversary recently and the Franciscan Friary will be the venue for another milestone this week when it stages the historic first performance in Kerry of excerpts from Bach’s Christmas Oratorio.

Excerpts from Handel’s Messiah will also be included in the concert, which will take place tomorrow, Wednesday, December 20, at 8pm.

The Christmas Oratorio comprises six shorter works each of which was originally intended to be performed in churches in Leipzig on a different day during the Christmas season in 1734.

As for Handel's Messiah, it was composed in Ireland. “Handel was invited to Dublin, the British empire’s second city at that time, by the Lord Lieutenant to give a series of concerts,” said conductor Aidan O’Carroll. “While in Dublin he set about writing the Messiah in the form of an oratorio – an un-staged opera.”

Legend has it that the work was written in a fever of invention in a mere 19 days. Its premiere was on April 13, 1742, in Neil’s Music Hall, Fishamble Lane, Dublin, close to Christ Church. Its success was immediate. Due to public demand for tickets a large number of extra performances had to be arranged.

Gentlemen were requested in the broadsheets of the time to “leave off their swords” and ladies their hoops so that the maximum number of places might be created.

Soloists Aisling O’Carroll, Sarah-Ellen Murphy, Ryan Morgan and Cormac Lawlor will be joined by the Kerry Chamber Choir and Orchestra under the direction of Aidan O’Carroll.

To encourage younger people to attend, children go free accompanied by an adult. Tickets are available at the Friary office 064-6631334 or from Kerry School of Music on 066-7120077.

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Gleeson Dental now offering facial aesthetics

Gleeson Dental, located on St Anthony’s Place, is now offering facial aesthetics. It is the latest offering from the town centre practice. Dr Susan Gleeson graduated as a general dental […]

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Gleeson Dental, located on St Anthony’s Place, is now offering facial aesthetics.

It is the latest offering from the town centre practice.

Dr Susan Gleeson graduated as a general dental surgeon 27 years ago.

She previously worked in England and Cork before returning home to Killarney in 2009 to take over her father’s dental practice with her sister Katie.

“More recently, I decided to pursue my keen interest in facial aesthetics. Hence, I embarked on an intensive training course,” she told the Killareny Advertiser.
“This mentorship is under the guidance of Dr Sheila Li, a Harley Street based dentist with over 10 years’ experience in facial aesthetics. Every year following an interview process, Sheila takes on six trainees and I was lucky enough to get this amazing training opportunity.”
The course is a year-long process involving in-depth learning and hands-on clinical training days in Dr Sheila’s Harley Street clinic.
The course, also, extends to treatment planning cases with Dr Sheila, thus allowing access to her vast knowledge when planning treatments for Dr Gleeson’s patients.
“Therefore, I am now able to offer a vast array of facial aesthetic treatments at Gleeson Dental. These treatments include the use of Botox to reduce the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles. In addition to this, Botox has a wide range of additional applications, including the treatment of tooth grinding, headaches, gummy smiles, neck bands and excessive underarm sweating,” she added.
Dermal filler treatments are, also, available to treat issues related to volume loss while skin booster treatments such as Sunekos and Profhilo can be used to regenerate and rehydrate tired looking skin.
Facial aesthetics may conjure up images of over-filled expressionless people but Susan hopes to change people’s view of it.

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Killarney postcode V93 home to the county’s most-expensive properties

With properties both for rent and for sale in short supply, prices in the Killarney area have remained strong. In fact, houses with the V93 eircode were, once again, the […]

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With properties both for rent and for sale in short supply, prices in the Killarney area have remained strong.

In fact, houses with the V93 eircode were, once again, the most expensive homes in Kerry over the past 12 months according to data published by the CSO Residential Property Price Index. The report shows that in the year to December 2023, the average cost of buying a home in Kerry was €242,000 up 5% from the previous year’s figure of €230,000
Nationally that figure now stands at €327,000.
The average house price within the V93 eircode region was €284,000, 17% approx. above the average price for a home within the county.
With supply levels at an all time low and with very little new construction in the pipeline, there is little sign of this changing in the immediate term.

Commenting on the market, Ted Healy of DNG, has expressed concern with the low volume of properties available for sale at present.
‘We have lots of interested buyers seeking property in the Killarney area but unfortunately, we cannot satisfy the demand at present. The past 12 months has seen us securing sales in record time for record levels.”

DNG Ted Healy will be launching a new development of townhouses in the Woodlawn area to the market in the coming months and report that demand is exceptionally high.
The expect these properties to sell out in record time.
And with construction due to commence shortly on another scheme of detached houses on Muckross Road, it is looking like a busy year ahead.
However, this will not be enough to satisfy the demand at present. Properties within the V93 area are highly sought after and in very short supply, resulting in strong prices being achieved.
So is now a good time to sell your property? Yes, according to DNG Ted Healy who is actively seeking properties for sale to satisfy their ever expanding list of buyers.

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