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‘Is flooding something we are always going to have to dread?’

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The Switzers' home in Glenflesk which was hit by flooding.

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THE deluge caused by the December storms has resulted in serious flooding in areas across Kerry including Glenflesk, Beaufort and Fossa in the past month. One of the families whose home was flooded was the Switzers in Glenflesk.
Elizabeth and Damien Switzer and their three young sons had to move to the upper floor of their home when the ground floor was completely submerged in water. “Storm Desmond closed in and totally flooded the house – no sandbags could help!” Elizabeth told the Killarney Advertiser.
Neighbours and friends rallied round, even to the extent of delivering sandbags by teleporter. “People were wonderful,” said Elizabeth.
“We’re a happy bunch and we get on with things but going forward we’re just worried if it comes again what help is out there? Is this something we are going to have to dread?”
There have been many calls for action in the wake of flood damage in Kerry. Councillors Danny Healy-Rae and Niall Kelleher have spoken of the need to dredge rivers where flooding occurs.
“It’s a proven method, but there seems to be more concern for our fish than for our people and that is not right,” said Councillor Niall Kelleher.
Ten houses were flooded in Glenflesk on December 5, with flooding occurring in Beaufort and Fossa residences also, and many other homes in these areas and also in Kilcummin under threat of flooding.
A road in Foiladane, Glenflesk, was blocked with residents unable to go to and from their homes for almost two days. “I have fierce sympathy for those people whose Christmases were turned upside down,” said Councillor Danny Healy-Rae.

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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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