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Finish line is sight for Killarney Micro Track

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By Sean Moriarty

The team behind Killarney’s new micro track are asking the people to remain patient as they prepare for the track’s official opening.

Construction is all but finished at the New Road amenity, perimeter fencing and goalposts were due to be installed this week and Moloney Construction are in the process of completing tasks on the snag list – a normal process in any building project.

It was hoped that the facility would be officially opened next month and that it would be possible to allow sports clubs and individuals to pre-book slots at the track which also boasts an astro-pitch and a basketball court. The track’s floodlights were successfully tested on Monday.

However, new COVID-19 regulations have thrown their plans into disarray. With the situation changing every day they have been forced to delay plans until they get a better idea on how they might be able to accommodate and manage large groups.

Plans for an official opening, which was to include a list of big name Irish athletes, have been put on hold.

Officials are also waiting on Department of Education guidelines as the facility was always going to be made available to local schools free of charge.

“Bear with us,” fundraiser Jerry Griffin told the Killarney Advertiser. “We are a group of volunteers and without the work of these volunteers there is no way we would be where we are today. This facility will be open to every club in Killarney but we are trying to set up a proper booking system – we don’t have a receptionist waiting at the other end of the phone – and all that is up the air with the virus. Please be patient with us, delaying the opening is the sensible thing to do.”

Fundraising for the €140,000 project remains on-going via Killarney Micro Track’s GoFundMe page.

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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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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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