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Emotional preschool video clocks up over 10k views

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By Michelle Crean

 

At this time of year everyone waits in anticipation of the infamous John Lewis adverts - but from now on it'll instead be a local preschool - after their emotional video online this week clocked up over 10,000 views.

Knowing the difficulty this year has brought to children and their grandparents over the COVID restrictions, staff from Holy Cross Mercy Preschool decided to take matters into their own hands and make their own heartwarming video.
Within the first 24 hours, the ‘Believe In The Magic Of Christmas’ video was viewed more than 10,000 times and has even been viewed and shared in Ireland, UK, USA, Spain and Poland to name a few - and is still going strong!

Staff at the preschool have been overwhelmed by the positive reaction and huge feedback received after their video was uploaded to their Facebook and Instagram pages this week.

Staff member, Katie O'Connor, who has a background in media and a very creative eye, had a vision to bring all elements of this feel-good, uplifting video together.

"We're just trying to bring a bit of joy to the children and their families," Katie told the Killarney Advertiser.
"They were delighted and said it really brightened up their day. I heard from a few people that it made them cry. It really hits home and is really relevant at this time of year, especially this year."

The video summarises the story of the children preparing personalised gifts for their grandparents who are apart from them and the delight when the gifts are delivered and received. This year’s Christmas decorations – made by the preschoolers – were very meaningful and appropriate in that they contained photographs of the children with their loved ones – some they have not been able to meet due to the ongoing COVID restrictions.

"Katie and staff were very mindful to follow all public health guidelines during organisation and recording of the video," Marie Slattery from the preschool said.
"Even Connie O'Shea the postman was carefully chosen as he is a relative to one of the children and the grandparent. He went above and beyond to help out as he donned his postman uniform on a Sunday to enable Katie to record."

What makes it even more special, Katie remarked, is that none of these interactions in the video were rehearsed or staged – they were all genuine precious moments captured exactly as it happened.

"We would like to take this opportunity to thank all those involved in the production of the video, Katie for her vision and the staff of the preschool who ably and enthusiastically helped.
A special word of thanks goes to the children, parents and grandparents who brought the magic alive by simply showing their love. Feedback through the Facebook, Instagram, text messages, phone-calls and general word of mouth has been phenomenal."

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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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