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Fossa Active Retired receive funds for fun!

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By Michelle Crean

Members of Fossa Active Retired are currently enjoying getting back into the bowling spirit after receiving funding for new activity mats.

 

After months of lockdown for many of the group's over 70s, members are once again coming together to enjoy a game of bowls although in more restricted numbers with a high level of safety measures in place.

Every Thursday and Friday from 3pm to 5.30pm, they enjoy the social interaction of a game on the two new mats which were part funded by the Community Support Fund from Kerry County Council.

Costing over €1,200 each, the group were delighted to receive €750 towards their new purchase.

"Fossa Active Retirement Association would like to acknowledge receipt of financial support from Kerry County Council under the Community Support Fund which is really appreciated as it is a great help towards the purchase of two new indoor bowling mats," Secretary of Fossa Active Retirement, Brendan Lynch, told the Killarney Advertiser.

He explained that the group are lucky that it has the space in Fossa hall to be able to play bowling in a safe manner.

"Normally we have three mats but we're limiting ourselves to two mats, eight people per mat. The hall is spacious so we can socially distance in a safe manner. We're very lucky as our COVID officer has done a great job."

And he added that people are delighted to be back to a bit of activity and they're following all the guidelines by distancing and hand sanitising.

"It's a nice gentle activity, it's fun. For most of us we enjoy the camaraderie."

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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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