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€1,500 up for grabs with our ‘Shop Local’ campaign

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GIVEAWAY: Launching the Killarney Advertiser's #BigXmasGiveaway were: Denis Walsh (Duty Manager SuperValu), Ann Galvin, Aidan Quirke (General Manager Killarney Advertiser), Margaret Cahill, and Chris Davies (Business Development Manager Killarney Advertiser). Photo: Michelle Crean

 

Here at the Killarney Advertiser we want everyone to have an extra special Christmas - so what's better than a MEGA giveaway!

We have teamed up with Daly's SuperValu and lots of local shops to offer our loyal readers a €1,000 shopping voucher, €500 cash AND lots of other spot prizes.

It's all part of our #BigXmasGiveaway as our way of supporting local businesses in the run up to Christmas.

All you have to do is shop and spend at least €10 in any participating store to receive a voucher. You must collect all four of our coloured vouchers; red, blue, green and purple - and then send them into the Killarney Advertiser office on High Street to be entered into the 'Big Christmas Giveaway Draw'.

“Since 1973 the Killarney Advertiser has been supporting local and now more than ever we all need to shop local, eat local and get behind our community this Christmas," Aidan Quirke, General Manager of the Killarney Advertiser, said. "A big thank you to Daly’s SuperValu and all our local businesses that have put up prizes for the draw on Monday, December 21. Our 'Shop Local' campaign in conjunction with Daly’s SuperValu is a much needed boost to our local businesses. Along with great prizes for readers, it’s a great time to support your local business community and be in with chance to have an extra special Christmas.”

The support local Christmas Campaign kicks off next Friday, November 27, explained Chris Davies, Business Development Manager.

"Local businesses still have a few days to register their business and receive vouchers for their customers."

If you would like more information you can call Chris on 087 6898824 or email sales@killarneyadvertiser.ie.

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Do facial treatments hurt?

It can be difficult to book your first facial, as you aren’t sure what your skin needs or what’s involved, but don’t worry, as that’s our job to make it […]

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It can be difficult to book your first facial, as you aren’t sure what your skin needs or what’s involved, but don’t worry, as that’s our job to make it an easy process.

One of the most asked questions I get asked is do facials hurt? The short answer is no, but I have to admit it depends on your skin type and what is required. Squeezing black heads isn’t the most comfortable moment during a facial, but we always have the skin well prepared, exfoliated and softened, and use steam to open the pores. Mostly a facial is super relaxing and comfortable.

Summer weather tends to bring with it oily skin and breakouts, but it’s often less acne prone in the winter. This doesn’t mean you shouldn’t be getting regular facials throughout the year however. The best way to see the benefits of a facial is to get them consistently. A good facial will have the products tailored to your skin type.

You have nothing to loose but excess oil and dead skin cells. I have a feeling men are more sensitive than women as they always ask about the pain involved first!

Give me a call to book in or if you’ve any other questions ring 064 6632966.

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Plan ahead for College Open Days

Niamh Dwyer is a Guidance Counsellor in Scoil Phobail Sliabh Luachra, Rathmore. For more careers information see www.mycareerplan.ie or follow @mycareerplan on Facebook, Instagram or Twitter.

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By Niamh Dwyer, Chairperson of the Kerry Branch of Guidance Counsellors
 

The College Open Day season for 2023 entrants starts in earnest in early October.

From then on, the Higher Education Institutes (HEIs) and Agricultural colleges will showcase what they have to offer to potential students. Further Education Colleges tend to host their open days from January onwards. Thankfully HEIs are back to hosting in-person open days but many are offering more specific information sessions on particular courses and departments virtually. College Open Days give students and parents a great chance to find out lots of interesting and detailed information about courses of interest and the many supports available, as well as giving the opportunity to get a feel for the college by availing of campus tours. You will find a complete list of the open days in the events sections of www.qualifax.ie and on www.careersportal.ie so take some time to make a list of the ones you want to attend.

Prepare and plan 

Do some basic research on the courses on offer. Check the entry requirements for each course of interest as you will need to meet these to be eligible to compete for a place on the course. Check out the modules and whether Erasmus or travel abroad options are available, as well as work placement. Don’t ignore a course or open day because you don’t expect to get enough points. You may do far better than you anticipate.
Have a good look at the college website – register for the open day in advance, download the schedule of talks and make note of the ones you want to attend. Make sure to download a map of the campus so you know exactly where to find the talks and presentations of interest. Jot down any questions you have as you will hopefully get a chance to talk to college staff and/or current students. Plan to arrive in plenty time as there are likely to be very large crowds attending. On the day, try to gather information about accommodation, clubs and societies and student supports. Many HEIs run talks for parents and on grants, HEAR (Higher Education Access Route) and DARE (Disability Access Route to Education) so check them out. Make sure to get contact details for any staff members which may be important later for follow-up questions.

Atmosphere

There is nothing like a College Open Day to give you a sense of what the campus feels like. Soak up the atmosphere and consider if the size of the campus is the best fit for you. Larger campuses can be intimidating for some students while exciting for others. Smaller campuses can feel more comfortable and manageable. You will know what feels right for you. Bear in mind that open days have a festival feel to them and regular college days are not always like that. This may be your only chance to visit the campus before you register there as a student so make the most of your day and enjoy it!

Niamh Dwyer is a Guidance Counsellor in Scoil Phobail Sliabh Luachra, Rathmore. For more careers information see www.mycareerplan.ie or follow @mycareerplan on Facebook, Instagram or Twitter.

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