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International Lions Club visits Killarney

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The board of Lions Club International visited Killarney over the St Patrick’s Bank Holiday weekend.

Willing the children a 'half day' Global President of the Lions Club Worldwide Brian Sheehan USA visits The Mon ringing the old school bell. Pictured from l-r: Lori Sheehan Brian Sheehan (Global President) and Killarney Lions Club President Denis Doolan. Photo: Marie Carroll-O'Sullivan

Willing the children a 'half day' Global President of the Lions Club Worldwide Brian Sheehan USA visits The Mon ringing the old school bell. Pictured from l-r: Lori Sheehan Brian Sheehan (Global President) and Killarney Lions Club President Denis Doolan. Photo: Marie Carroll-O'Sullivan

All the way from the USA Lori Sheehan with her husband Global President of Lions Club Brian Sheehan plants one of many trees at Maurice O'Donoghue Park with local secondary school students. Pictured l-r: John Fuller Lori Sheehan Brian Sheehan (Global Lions Club President) with Aoibhín Kelly (St Bridget's Presentation). Photo: Marie Carroll-O'Sullivan

All the way from the USA Lori Sheehan with her husband Global President of Lions Club Brian Sheehan plants one of many trees at Maurice O'Donoghue Park with local secondary school students. Pictured l-r were: Denis Doolan (Lions Club President Killarney) John Fuller Lori Sheehan Global Lions Club President Brian Sheehan Aoibhín Kelly (St Brigid's Killarney) Sean O'Leary (St Brendan's College) and Aliza Gul (Killarney Community College). Photo: Marie Carroll-O'Sullivan

Lions Club Global President Brian Sheehan visits Killarney with 87 other delegates to see the works of Killarney Lions Club one being Kerry Stars where the President nails a basketball challenge at Killarney Leisure Centre. Photo: Marie Carroll-O'Sullivan

Global President of Lions Club World Wide Brian Sheehan visits Killarney with his wife Lori and 87 other delegates who stayed at the Europe Hotel and visited many premises who benefitted from local Lions Club fundraising. Pictured at The Mon NS cooking up a storm were L-R Michael O'Driscoll SNA Marian O'Connor Teacher Olga Ncube measuring carefully AJ O'Shea with Lori Sheehan & Global Lions Club President Brian Sheehan. Photo: Marie Carroll-O'Sullivan

Global President of the Lions Club Brian Sheehan with his wife Lori (left of centre) enjoyed his trip to the Killarney Leisure Centre with over 87 delegates gathering in Killarney to visit the Killarney Lions and view the fundraising projects undertaken one of which with the Kerry Stars. Photo: Marie Carroll-O'Sullivan

A party of almost one hundred board members from throughout the world, led by International President Brian Sheehan, spent three days in town following a Board meeting in Belfast.

Lions is the largest service club organisation in the world with 1.4 million volunteers serving communities in 200 countries and territories.

The highlights of their visit were a tour of the sensory room in the Monastery School, tree planting in Maurice O’Donoghue Memorial Park with Transition Year students from Killarney’s secondary schools, and a basketball training session with athletes from Kerry Stars Special Olympics. Their trip culminated in a reception hosted by Killarney Lions Club at Killarney Racecourse where they were welcomed by the Mayor of Killarney, Cllr Niall Kelleher.

“This is a huge honour for the local Lions Club in Killarney,” said Denis Doolan, President of Killarney Lions Club.

“We do our best to provide support where it’s needed in our community, so it was great to be able to show the International Board some of the work we have done with organisations like Kerry Stars and local schools.”

To commemorate the trip, Lions Club International and Killarney Lions Club made donations to help complete the sensory room at the Monastery school and provide further support for Kerry Stars activities.

The Killarney Lions Club through its members, assists various groups and individuals in and around the community. Lions do this through voluntary activities, fundraising and by holding various types of events in support of many local causes.

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The actor to play Michael Collins revealed

Killarney Musical Society has revealed that the renowned Keith Dwyer Greene will take the lead role in ‘Michael Collins A Musical Drama’. The society is in the final stages of […]

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Killarney Musical Society has revealed that the renowned Keith Dwyer Greene will take the lead role in ‘Michael Collins A Musical Drama’.

The society is in the final stages of preparation  for  its March 5 to 7 performances at the INEC.

Final rehearsals are in full flight at the Heights Hotel and earlier this week Keith Dwyer Greene arrived in full costume.

He had spent the day with the army’s The Band 1 Brigade of The Irish Defence Forces, where he is a full-time flautist.

He is also co-owner and founder of The Bellevue Academy of Performing Arts.

Keith trained in music and musical theatre in University College Cork and The Cork School Of Music.

“He has performed with many musical societies and had many great leading roles. He worked with the late Bryan Flynn who wrote the book, music and lyrics of ‘Michael Collins A Musical Drama’. He has great admiration for him and says what he did with this show is genius. Keith says he adores the role of Michael Collins,” explained PRO Linda O’Donoghue.

Flynn’s book, music and lyrics can only be secured by two musical society’s each year.
Michael Collins A Musical Drama is a moving, dynamic, resonant piece of musical theatre.

It is the dramatization of a changing period of Irelands history. It brings to life The 1916 Rising, The War Of Independence and The Civil War.

“At the same time it is telling an intimate, human love story and how love and politics inflamed the period. This musical drama has war, heroism, love, villainy, tragedy and triumph all wrapped up. It has a distinctly Irish voice. Such numbers as ‘Fly the flag of Freedom ‘ will have the hairs standing on the back of your neck and ‘Every Heart Awaken ‘ will bring tears to your eyes,” added Linda.

Tickets available at The INEC box office and from a pop-up box office at The Laurels Bar, Market Cross from 12 noon to 4pm on Friday and Saturday this week.

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Gleeson Dental now offering facial aesthetics

Gleeson Dental, located on St Anthony’s Place, is now offering facial aesthetics. It is the latest offering from the town centre practice. Dr Susan Gleeson graduated as a general dental […]

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Gleeson Dental, located on St Anthony’s Place, is now offering facial aesthetics.

It is the latest offering from the town centre practice.

Dr Susan Gleeson graduated as a general dental surgeon 27 years ago.

She previously worked in England and Cork before returning home to Killarney in 2009 to take over her father’s dental practice with her sister Katie.

“More recently, I decided to pursue my keen interest in facial aesthetics. Hence, I embarked on an intensive training course,” she told the Killareny Advertiser.
“This mentorship is under the guidance of Dr Sheila Li, a Harley Street based dentist with over 10 years’ experience in facial aesthetics. Every year following an interview process, Sheila takes on six trainees and I was lucky enough to get this amazing training opportunity.”
The course is a year-long process involving in-depth learning and hands-on clinical training days in Dr Sheila’s Harley Street clinic.
The course, also, extends to treatment planning cases with Dr Sheila, thus allowing access to her vast knowledge when planning treatments for Dr Gleeson’s patients.
“Therefore, I am now able to offer a vast array of facial aesthetic treatments at Gleeson Dental. These treatments include the use of Botox to reduce the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles. In addition to this, Botox has a wide range of additional applications, including the treatment of tooth grinding, headaches, gummy smiles, neck bands and excessive underarm sweating,” she added.
Dermal filler treatments are, also, available to treat issues related to volume loss while skin booster treatments such as Sunekos and Profhilo can be used to regenerate and rehydrate tired looking skin.
Facial aesthetics may conjure up images of over-filled expressionless people but Susan hopes to change people’s view of it.

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