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Eclectic mix of moody portraits and landscapes

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Killarney Camera Club had a huge response to its recent ‘moody’ themed competition attracting an eclectic mix of portraits and landscapes.

The top three in the Unrestricted category were:

1st Place: Terry MacSweeney, Image 20, Storm Brewing, 168 points
2nd Place: Julia Deady, Image 21, Moody Arthurs, 160 points
3rd Place: Conor Healy, Image 14, Ross Castle Pier, 158 points

Terry gave an insight into the photographic process of his sublime winning image of the iconic 1903 Sunbeam wreck on Rossbeigh strand with its ghostly skeletal ribs jutting out from the sands.

“Following storms in the winter of 2017 the Sunbeam wreck was washed away from the beach at Rossbeigh and I was resigned to thinking that I would never get to photograph it again," Terry said.

"Luckily I met a friend who told me that it had actually been washed down to the island at the end of the beach. The island was only accessible at low tide and my friend and I took some photos of the wreck when the tide came in. It was quite atmospheric with distant ominous storm clouds creating a fitting backdrop to the wreck, as it floated on the incoming tide. I didn't mind getting soaked by the sea as I took my photographs which turned out to be the last ones I would take of the Sunbeam. A few days later, storms broke the wreck up even more. A small fragment of it can still be seen at low tide at the far end of the island."

A video of the trip is on his YouTube channel www.youtube.com/TerryMacSweeney.

Conor Healy's image 'Ross Castle Pier', taken on the pier at Ross Castle the day after Storm Eunice, also won the Novice category with 158 points.

"The water level was extremely high. It was a 25 second exposure taken at 5.30p," he said.

Other winners in the Novice category: 2nd place: Eoin Foley, Image 4, Fight Night, 146 points and 3rd place: Maryann Heidtke, Image 18, Sean,141 points.

Check out all the competition entries on www.killarneycamerclub.ie. The club continues to meet fortnightly on Thursday night via Zoom and new members are always welcome. Anyone interested in joining can email secretary@killarneycameraclub.ie.

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Help reduce the appearance of cellulite  

By Jill O’Donoghue from Killarney Toning and Beauty Studio Needless to say we all know what cellulite looks like, but there are many ways to reduce its appearance and help […]

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By Jill O’Donoghue from Killarney Toning and Beauty Studio

Needless to say we all know what cellulite looks like, but there are many ways to reduce its appearance and help us look and feel better about it.

Yes, people often assume it’s down to a weight issue but it is associated with diet and exercise. It can affect all ages, male and female. There are many ways to help reduce and eliminate it.

Nothing can substitute for eating a healthy diet and getting enough exercise. Just as with other signs of ageing, cellulite is best managed first and foremost by focusing on maintaining a healthy weight long term. But certain topical treatments may help it become less noticeable and improve skin’s overall appearance, if used regularly. Dry body brushing is one technique to try by brushing upwards every day towards the heart for increased blood circulation.

Using anti-cellulite products can help if you are doing regular exercise and watching your diet, but if you feel you need a boost to get you headed in the right direction, there is a few different salon treatments that can be of benefit.

The Universal Contour Body Wrap is a great treatment which results in inch loss due to the detoxing effect of the sea clay or also the Electro Cellulite Massage rollers (ECM) by CACI Machine, which is a 12-session course over four weeks, this is recommended for desired results.

Pilates is always an amazing lifestyle choice. Having the toning tables for the past 30 years in Killarney, we are lucky to hear the amazing results from our clients past and present. Some have even been with us since we started! The male and female reviews have reported reduced cellulite with weekly appointments, improved posture, increased energy and mostly reduced cellulite.

To book an appointment or to find out more information, call 064 6632966. 

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Car dealers are now hubs for Ukrainian donations

Two Kerry-based car dealers are part of a national campaign to provide essential aid for Ukraine. Donagh Hickey Motors in Rathmore and Adam’s of Tralee are the two local garages […]

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Two Kerry-based car dealers are part of a national campaign to provide essential aid for Ukraine.

Donagh Hickey Motors in Rathmore and Adam’s of Tralee are the two local garages that have signed up for the project.

Under the scheme, the garages will be used as collection hubs for essential equipment that will be transported to the war torn country.

“We have a very large and loyal customer base and we are appealing through them to make donations,” Adam’s of Tralee General Manager, Marcus O’Shea, told the Killarney Advertiser.

“Any dealer could have signed up for this but we are one of only two in Kerry to do so.”

The garages, following advice from humanitarian agencies in Ukraine, have created a very specific list of what is urgently needed out there.

These include generators, solar battery chargers, batteries, power banks, flashlights, drones and tablets.

Medical equipment like First Aid kits (NATO standard) and other medical items are also sought.

People can assist by either dropping goods to the two garages or by making a donation via www.safeharbourforukraine.org.

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