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Explore the county with Kerry’s Well-being Walks

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WALK FOR WELL-BEING: Walking groups from all over Kerry pictured in Ballyseedy Woods at the launch of Kerry's Well-being Walks. Front row from left: Eithne Garvey (Dingle Hillwalking Club), Maurice Reen (Sliabh Luachra Hillwalking Club), Mary Pattwell and John Linehan, (Ballymac Glenageenty Ramblers). Back row from left: Mary B. Clifford (Laune Mountaineering Club), Noel O' Neill (Dingle Hillwalking Club), Askea Calnan (Community Walking Programme Facilitator), Mícheál MacGuidhir (Dingle Hillwalking Club), Bridget Moriarty (Laune Mountaineering Club). Photo: Pauline Dennigan

After months of lockdown and with the reopening of the county, Kerry Recreation and Sports Partnership is delighted to announce a new walking initiative called 'Kerry’s Well-being Walks', as a continuation of Kerry County Council’s 'In this Together Kerry' campaign.

Previous campaign elements included the 'Kerry Step Challenge', 'In the Bag' and 'Let’s Get Kerry Cycling' initiatives.

Kerry’s Well-being Walks are commencing week beginning July 13 and will continue for six weeks. This is an invitation for people within and beyond the local communities, to join the walking clubs for a series of low-level trail walks, which are suitable for all fitness levels. This is a fantastic opportunity for anyone who would like to socialise and extend one’s social circle by meeting new people and getting active while being outdoors in nature.

The walks will take place in the Ballymacelligott, Dingle, Killorglin and Sliabh Luachra geographical areas courtesy of the Dingle Hillwalking Club, Ballymac-Glanageenty Ramblers, Laune Mountaineering Club and Sliabh Luachra Hillwalking Club.

“This programme is only possible because of the generous time given by representatives of our local hill walking clubs," Askea Calnan, the Community Walking Programme Facilitator, said. "It is a fantastic opportunity to meet new people in the community and perhaps even begin a new adventure.”
"While walking with the clubs social distancing will always be maintained and need to mindful and respectful of the requests of the walking leaders. We are not quite there yet but in this together we’ll get through."

Anyone interested in joining the walks, all information can be found on our website, www.getkerrywalking.ie; and Facebook page: Get Kerry Walking. The cost is €10 plus a small service fee for all six walks. This programme fee includes a neck buff and will aid in rolling out and expanding this initiative across our county. It’s important that one must pre-register as groups sizes are restricted to 15 participants in each location, so please sign up early to avoid disappointment.

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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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