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COMPASSIONATE: Public Health Nurse Anne-Marie Byrne who works at St Anne's Health Centre will be on duty on Christmas Day. Photo: Michelle Crean

By Michelle Crean

While most will be tucking into the turkey and ham on Christmas Day - many compassionate frontline workers will be on duty helping others.

Public Health Nurse Anne-Marie Byrne, who works at St Anne's Health Centre on St Margaret's Road, will be one of those dedicated to her patients.

Essential worker Anne-Marie, after discussing the options with her team, opted to remain working and will call to her patients.

The compassionate carer told the Killarney Advertiser this week that she doesn't mind and will put her Christmas plans on hold to help her patients.

"Christmas to us is like any other day," Anne-Marie, who lives in Glenbeigh, told the Killarney Advertiser.
"Patients still need the care and support of nurses. Sickness doesn't go away just because it's Christmas. I would like to think if it were me or my family who were sick that the services would be there."

And it's not the only sacrifice she has made this year as Anne-Marie, who is originally from Kinnity in Co Offaly has only been home once this year and was hoping to jump into the car after work onChristmas Day to see her family.

However, due to the latest increase in COVID numbers and restrictions she now cannot travel home.

"I'll miss my family, especially Santy with my nieces."

She added that the team at St Anne's Health Centre wish everyone a healthy and happy Christmas.

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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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