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Council launches ‘Let’s Get Kerry Cycling’ campaign

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KERRY CYCLING: Pictured at the launch of the ‘Let’s Get Kerry Cycling’ were: John Murray (LGKC Project Manager), Cora Carrigg (Kerry Recreation & Sports Partnership), Brian Neenan, Tara Silva and her Mum Claire Neenan, Dave Elton (Chain Gang Cycling Club) and Avril Hewitt (Chain Gang Cycling Club). Photo: Domnick Walsh

 

 

As part of the national campaign aimed at promoting activity, mental well-being and staying connected during the COVID-19, Kerry County Council has launched ‘Let’s Get Kerry Cycling’.

 

This announcement sees this initiative being rolled out over the coming weeks, commencing Friday, July 3 and will run until Sunday, August 16.  Previous campaign elements included the ‘Kerry Step Challenge’ and the ‘In the Bag’ initiative.

 

The #inthistogetherkerry campaign is building on the concept of doing something that makes people feel a little healthier and a little happier during current times. Therefore, Kerry County Council, Kerry Recreation and Sports Partnership/Sport Ireland and the Chain Gang Cycling Club have developed a unique and enjoyable programme of simple cycling themed activities, which are suitable for people of all ages and abilities.

 

The ‘Let’s Get Kerry Cycling’ initiative involves a six-week programme comprising of six fun themed activities, based on the humble bicycle. The weekly activities will include Week One; cycling solo or with a friend to the shop or perhaps meet for an outdoor cuppa, Week Two; a family cycle, Week Three; a cycle to a historical monument or a Wild Atlantic Way sign, Week Four; a cycle wearing ones’ favourite club or county colours, Week Five; a cycle to the water’s edge wrapping up the six weeks by cycling a marathon (42.1km) over seven days during the final week!

One will have lots of fun completing these manageable challenges and activities and possibly meet and greet other cyclists and neighbours along the journey throughout ones’ locality. Its envisaged that individuals and family members will exercise personal responsibility over the six-week timeframe, bearing in mind the themed cycles are to be completed within the current HSE and recommended travel guidelines.

To get involved, all sign up all details are on the sports partnership website www.kerryrecreationandsports.ie via Eventbrite and why not follow us on Facebook.

In This Together Kerry’ is spearheaded by a group comprising Kerry County Council’s Community Department, the Kerry Public Participation Network, the Kerry Age Friendly Programme, Healthy Kerry, Kerry Recreation and Sports Partnership, Kerry Library, Kerry County Museum and the Kerry Arts Programme.

 

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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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