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How Chinese is enhancing the school curriculum in Killarney

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CHINESE classes were introduced to St Brendan’s College in Killarney in recent years and as a transition-year student, I feel it is extremely beneficial.

The St Brendan’s College Chinese New Year dinner is an annual event held to support the teaching of Chinese in the school.

The Chinese classes are a unique opportunity to learn the number-one spoken language in the world spoken by approximately 1.051 billion people. Chinese classes can also by availed by people of any age in the evenings for a fee of €50 for 10 classes.

The Chinese New Year celebration on January 31 in The Gleneagle Hotel consisted of dinner of authentic Chinese cuisine, a showcase of Chinese culture including dancing and martial arts performances, followed by a raffle with several spot prizes and hampers supplied by local businesses.

The dignitaries in attendance included the Lord Mayor of Killarney, Councillor Brendan Cronin, the President of Killarney Chamber of Tourism & Commerce, Paul O’Neill, and the head off the UCC Confucius institute, Mr Yongbin Xia.

The Chinese programme is operated by he Confucius Institute, UCC, and the dinner is organised in aid of this. The programme also gives several students from multiple schools the opportunity to visit China for two weeks and attend classes and experience the culture in Shanghai University at each year. This includes 11 students from St Brendan’s College who will be travelling this Easter.

The Chinese New Year dinner was an incredibly enjoyable evening in aid of a great cause. I would recommend everyone to attend next year.
 


 
Above: Qian Qian Jin, Lihui Zhang, Carol Hickson, Mr Xia, Lisa Galwey and Yaqin Ji enjoying the Chinese New Year celebrations hosted by St Brendan's College in the Gleneagle Hotel.

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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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