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Glenflesk flood plan will cause the “world of problems”



A plan to raise the height of the N22 near Glenflesk, in an effort to avoid flooding in the area, will cause further problems, according to Cllr Maura Healy-Rae. At this week’s Kerry County Council meeting she tabled a motion asking Kerry County Council and the Transport Infrastructure Ireland (TII) to outline plans for the improvement of the N22.

She told the meeting that there is widespread concern that the road will be further raised in the Glenflesk area which could ultimately contribute to additional flooding.

“The residents fear that their homes, lands and property will be flooded if the road is raised further and that a plan that prepares for the 100 year flood, could adversely affect these residents every day in between that period," Cllr Healy-Rae said.

She also stated that surface road water damaging entrances and property is a burden that residents endure all over the county and is where much of councillors allocation is spent and worries that the raising of the N22 will bring a whole other world of problems.

KCC responded by outlining how the N22 has become flooded near Garries Bridge, Glenflesk specifically in December 2015 when the road was impassable. As a result of this event a flood study was commissioned to examine the River Flesk catchment area and to identify flood alleviation options which could ensure that the N22 national primary road would be serviceable during severe weather events.

Cllr Healy-Rae highlighted that this study was done prior to the clearing of the river, which took place following the securing of a visit from then Minister Kevin ‘Boxer’ Moran by Deputy Danny Healy-Rae and a subsequent deputation brought to the Killarney Municipal District by Cllr Healy-Rae.

She added that the clearing of the river has been a tremendous success and deemed so by the residents of the area and is something that must be done more routinely. She also called for revisions or alterations to be made to the flood study as a result of clearing the river.

KCC outlined that the option to raise the N22 in a flood neutral manner is being assessed further and the outcome of this assessment will be presented to the members of Killarney Municipal District in 2021.

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Detox Wrap will leave you feeling energised

It may be the last few weeks of the holidays but, it is no better time treat yourself to a body detox wrap. This wrap is suitable for males and […]




It may be the last few weeks of the holidays but, it is no better time treat yourself to a body detox wrap.

This wrap is suitable for males and females.
This wrap will boost your energy levels and make you feel like yourself again. Having loads of BBQs and nights out or feeling bloated and sluggish, unmotivated.
This wrap is a great way to boost energy by increasing lymphatic drainage, which helps the body’s natural detox system to release bad toxins. By aiding the lymphatic system and increasing the negative, harmful toxins. Your body will immediately start to feel better, more motivated, and increased energy. Your skin will feel better and bring your glow back.

The process is having sea clay applied all over the body, followed by bandages wrapped in a specific way to lift and firm the skin and finally you are tucked up in a heated blanket….. to sweat out the negative toxins. following the treatment, you have a three-day detox, no tea, coffee, fried fatty foods, fizzy drinks, processed foods or even a shower to leave the active clay and get to work on the lymphatic system.

This is a seriously great treatment, that really works if you follow the process. As the heat from the blanket helps to open your pores on the body the sea clay can go into the deep layers of the skin, when you unwrap the clay is trapped in the skin and its ingredients get to work.

Bentonite has excellent drainage properties for full detox and skin clarification.

Magnesium sulphate stimulates peripheral skin circulation, exfoliating and anti-inflammatory.
Magnesium Chloride has valuable mineral salt and permits cellular balance, combats stress and fluid retention, and has anti-bacterial properties.

Zinc oxide, bacterium properties and anti-inflammatory.

Sodium Chloride detoxifies tissues and tightens the skin.

They work best the longer they are left on the skin and the longer you detox. I wouldn’t claim a 2-hour treatment can do amazing results without the homework. The clay isn’t dirty looking on the skin, it looks more like a cloud of chalky dust on the outer skin, the active properties have been absorbed into the skin.
The skin may feel a little different while the clay is working, but the results are worth it. It’s a great treatment after weight loss, pregnancy, liposuction or just re-energises you as a whole.
for more information or to make an appointment call Jill at 064-6632966


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Puck Goat removed from platform in searing heat

Organisers of Puck Fair have taken King Puck down from his platform to protect the wild mountain goat from the heat. Today mark’s day two of the three-day fair in […]




Organisers of Puck Fair have taken King Puck down from his platform to protect the wild mountain goat from the heat.

Today mark’s day two of the three-day fair in Killorglin town. As part of the fair’s tradition a wild mountain goat presides over the town from his tall platform over the course of the three days.

Organisers employ a dedicated vet to look after the goat and a team of experienced goat handlers are also on duty for the duration of the festival.

There is also a temperature monitoring device on the platform.

As temperatures hit 29 degrees today (Thursday), the vet and handlers decided it was safer for the goat to be removed from the platform for the rest of the day.

“He is currently resting in the shade,” spokesperson Marcella O’Connor told the Killarney Advertiser. “The handlers were monitoring him in case it got too hot, the decision was made to take him down, and the vet says he is happy.”

A decision will be made tomorrow (Friday) on the goat’s return to the platform for the final day of the fair.


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