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Inspirational students interviewed for RTÉ show



TV TIME: Students from Killarney Community College Darja Puzanova, Julia Olabode, Caoimhe Fleming, Aoife O'Brien, Ben Cussen pictured with teacher Lorraine Crowley, RTÉ presenter Bláthnaid Treacy and cameraman Conor Lenehan. Photos: Michelle Crean



By Michelle Crean

They're only back to school a matter of weeks - but five students will soon be featuring on RTÉ - after their inspirational project was nominated for a National Garda Youth Achievement Award.

One of the country's fastest rising TV presenters, Bláthnaid Treacy, who currently hosts the National Lottery and RTÉ 2FM's popular chart show, was in town on Monday to film the group at Killarney Community College about their 'Be Dementia Aware' project for a segment on the 'Today' show with Maura and Dáithí.

Luckily the weather played ball as Bláthnaid, who was accompanied by cameraman Conor Lenehan, interviewed the Young Social Innovators (YSI) and their teacher Lorraine Crowley outdoors.

The group, comprising of Aoife O'Brien, Caoimhe Fleming, Julia Olabode, Ben Cussen and Darja Puzanova, won the National Young Social Innovators Social Media Award in 2018 for their hard work and dedication promoting awareness of dementia using many social media platforms.

The campaign raised money for the Alzheimer Society of Ireland and The Rockmount Care Centre in Kilgarvan where their information booklet is still on show to this day. The students' work has meant so much to many families.

Their teacher nominated the group for the Kerry Garda Youth Awards 2019 which took place in January this year and it won the group award on the night. Further to that, Tralee Garda Station put the group forward for the National Garda Youth Awards that was meant to take place in April this year but was delayed due to COVID-19. RTÉ then chose to film them as part of this nomination.

"The dedication and care 'Be Dementia Aware' showed throughout this project is an inspiration to all young people," Lorraine, the students' YSI guide, told the Killarney Advertiser.

"Caoimhe, Julia, Ben, Aoife and Darja showed amazing commitment and passion as they worked tirelessly to promote awareness of Dementia and support families and people who have dementia. This award nomination is very well deserved and to be filmed by RTÉ Today has been the icing on the cake for the five students. It was such a fun afternoon with Bláthnaid and camera man Conor."

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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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