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Glenflesk and Firies cross the finish line to win Killarney Credit Union prizes

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WHEN Killarney Credit Union launched its “Your Club, Your Credit Union" competition it drew huge interest as new credit union members were swift to respond to its call to nominate a club of their choice. And Glenflesk GAA Club took a bow as first prize winner as it received €1,000 from Killarney Credit Union chairman Pat Delaney on Friday, with Firies GAA Club being presented with second prize of €250.

Explaining the competition, Helen Courtney Power, Killarney Credit Union's business development officer, said: “When a new member joins the credit union, they can nominate a club of their choice. The nominations for clubs are collated and the largest nominations received wins the first prize.”

The competition is open to all types of sports clubs – for instance, football, hurling, rugby, tennis, basketball and cycling. Membership of the credit union is open to all those living and working in the common bond of Killarney Credit Union. This includes Killarney and Kenmare town, the townlands of Fossa, Kilcummin, Glenflesk, Kilgarvan, Sneem, Kileentierna, Tuosist, Sneem and Firies.

Credit Union membership is open to all ages from newborn to pensioners. You will need to provide two forms of identification to join, generally photo and address identification. Further details on membership are included on www.killarneycu.ie.
 


 
Above: Killarney Credit Union Chairman Pat Delaney presents prizes of €1250 to the winning clubs of Glenflesk and Firies GAA in the "Your club, your credit union” promotion, where credit union members nominated their club to win the prize. Seated are Derry Healy, Glenflesk GAA Club, and Bridie Breen, Firies, GAA Club. Back from left are Noelle Murphy and Breda Kelly, Glenflesk, Helen Courtney Power (Business Development Officer, Killarney Credit Union), Dylan Callaghan, and Conor Henderson, Firies GAA Club. PICTURE: EAMONN KEOGH

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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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