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Christmas Food Appeal moves ‘On-LION’ for the first time



ON-LION: Killarney Lions Club have teamed up with students and teachers from The Sem, Killarney Community College and St Brigid's to help them with this year's Christmas Food Appeal fundraiser which is moving online. Pictured with the students are: John Fuller (President Killarney Lions Club), Kerri McCarthy (Killarney Community College) and Denis Doolin (Killarney Lions Club). Photo: Michelle Crean

By Michelle Crean


For the first time in over 40 years one local group has had to make a major change - by taking their annual food appeal fundraising online.

Killarney Lions Club - who, over the past 40 years have delivered thousands of Christmas hampers to needy Killarney families, are once again looking for public support both online and during their traditional street collection, which they hope can go ahead depending on restrictions in place at the time.

This year the group have teamed up with local Transition Year students and teachers from the three secondary schools, St Brigid's, St Brendan's College, and Killarney Community College to help them get a stronger presence online and for assembling the hampers once food is purchased.

“This year has been tough for many people, so our Christmas Food Appeal is more important than ever," Killarney Lions Club President, John Fuller, said.

"We normally depend on our street collection to raise funds but we know that might be a challenge this year. We approached the Transition Years about setting up online and got a fantastic reaction. They are fully behind the appeal and hopefully that will help to make it a success."

The Killarney Lions Club through its members, assists various groups and individuals in and around the community. Lions do this through voluntary activities, fundraising and by holding various types of events in support of a great many local causes.

Anyone interested in making a donation can go to GoFundMe: On-LION Christmas Food Appeal, where a target of €2,000 has been set.

For further information please contact John Fuller on 087 236 3065 or Denis Doolan on 087 967 0635 or email

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Detox Wrap will leave you feeling energised

It may be the last few weeks of the holidays but, it is no better time treat yourself to a body detox wrap. This wrap is suitable for males and […]




It may be the last few weeks of the holidays but, it is no better time treat yourself to a body detox wrap.

This wrap is suitable for males and females.
This wrap will boost your energy levels and make you feel like yourself again. Having loads of BBQs and nights out or feeling bloated and sluggish, unmotivated.
This wrap is a great way to boost energy by increasing lymphatic drainage, which helps the body’s natural detox system to release bad toxins. By aiding the lymphatic system and increasing the negative, harmful toxins. Your body will immediately start to feel better, more motivated, and increased energy. Your skin will feel better and bring your glow back.

The process is having sea clay applied all over the body, followed by bandages wrapped in a specific way to lift and firm the skin and finally you are tucked up in a heated blanket….. to sweat out the negative toxins. following the treatment, you have a three-day detox, no tea, coffee, fried fatty foods, fizzy drinks, processed foods or even a shower to leave the active clay and get to work on the lymphatic system.

This is a seriously great treatment, that really works if you follow the process. As the heat from the blanket helps to open your pores on the body the sea clay can go into the deep layers of the skin, when you unwrap the clay is trapped in the skin and its ingredients get to work.

Bentonite has excellent drainage properties for full detox and skin clarification.

Magnesium sulphate stimulates peripheral skin circulation, exfoliating and anti-inflammatory.
Magnesium Chloride has valuable mineral salt and permits cellular balance, combats stress and fluid retention, and has anti-bacterial properties.

Zinc oxide, bacterium properties and anti-inflammatory.

Sodium Chloride detoxifies tissues and tightens the skin.

They work best the longer they are left on the skin and the longer you detox. I wouldn’t claim a 2-hour treatment can do amazing results without the homework. The clay isn’t dirty looking on the skin, it looks more like a cloud of chalky dust on the outer skin, the active properties have been absorbed into the skin.
The skin may feel a little different while the clay is working, but the results are worth it. It’s a great treatment after weight loss, pregnancy, liposuction or just re-energises you as a whole.
for more information or to make an appointment call Jill at 064-6632966


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Puck Goat removed from platform in searing heat

Organisers of Puck Fair have taken King Puck down from his platform to protect the wild mountain goat from the heat. Today mark’s day two of the three-day fair in […]




Organisers of Puck Fair have taken King Puck down from his platform to protect the wild mountain goat from the heat.

Today mark’s day two of the three-day fair in Killorglin town. As part of the fair’s tradition a wild mountain goat presides over the town from his tall platform over the course of the three days.

Organisers employ a dedicated vet to look after the goat and a team of experienced goat handlers are also on duty for the duration of the festival.

There is also a temperature monitoring device on the platform.

As temperatures hit 29 degrees today (Thursday), the vet and handlers decided it was safer for the goat to be removed from the platform for the rest of the day.

“He is currently resting in the shade,” spokesperson Marcella O’Connor told the Killarney Advertiser. “The handlers were monitoring him in case it got too hot, the decision was made to take him down, and the vet says he is happy.”

A decision will be made tomorrow (Friday) on the goat’s return to the platform for the final day of the fair.


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