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Kevin Leahy did what they said could not be done

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By Sean Moriarty

Killarney people could be among the first people to see a documentary on local adventurer Kevin Leahy’s exploits in the Arctic.

Kevin, who runs the Blacksheep Hostel on New St, has finished his second arctic ultra-marathon since February.

On Sunday last he completed the 500km Lapland Arctic Ultra in Sweden after five and half days in the frozen wilderness.

Last month he finished the 500km Yukon Ultra in Canada.

Alongside him for both journeys was local filmmaker and director Adrian McCarthy.

His Grandview Media production company is now in the process of editing footage from both races and footage of Kevin’s preparations over the last two years.

It will be turned into a documentary called ‘1000kms of Chaos’ and Adrian is hopeful it will be screened at the local film festival later this year.

“We start 20 weeks of editing this week and hope to launch it in September, so hopefully we can show it at the Kerry International Film Festival,” Adrian told the Killarney Advertiser.

“That’s a story for another day. Right now Kevin is the story. He is an amazing man. People that know this sport said finishing two Ultra races like this could not be done in such a short space of time. These athletes usually do one event every six months. The idea itself may have been crazy but the execution was meticulous. Everything he said he was going to do over the last two years – he did it. No one knew if this could even be done but he has done it. What’s next – Everest would be too small for this man. He is the kind of fellow who would want to walk across Greenland or the South Pole but he would take a canoe to get there.”

Kevin enjoyed an extended holiday in Sweden this week but he will be home in time to give a talk on his achievements at next weekend’s Wander Wild Festival.

 

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Help reduce the appearance of cellulite  

By Jill O’Donoghue from Killarney Toning and Beauty Studio Needless to say we all know what cellulite looks like, but there are many ways to reduce its appearance and help […]

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By Jill O’Donoghue from Killarney Toning and Beauty Studio

Needless to say we all know what cellulite looks like, but there are many ways to reduce its appearance and help us look and feel better about it.

Yes, people often assume it’s down to a weight issue but it is associated with diet and exercise. It can affect all ages, male and female. There are many ways to help reduce and eliminate it.

Nothing can substitute for eating a healthy diet and getting enough exercise. Just as with other signs of ageing, cellulite is best managed first and foremost by focusing on maintaining a healthy weight long term. But certain topical treatments may help it become less noticeable and improve skin’s overall appearance, if used regularly. Dry body brushing is one technique to try by brushing upwards every day towards the heart for increased blood circulation.

Using anti-cellulite products can help if you are doing regular exercise and watching your diet, but if you feel you need a boost to get you headed in the right direction, there is a few different salon treatments that can be of benefit.

The Universal Contour Body Wrap is a great treatment which results in inch loss due to the detoxing effect of the sea clay or also the Electro Cellulite Massage rollers (ECM) by CACI Machine, which is a 12-session course over four weeks, this is recommended for desired results.

Pilates is always an amazing lifestyle choice. Having the toning tables for the past 30 years in Killarney, we are lucky to hear the amazing results from our clients past and present. Some have even been with us since we started! The male and female reviews have reported reduced cellulite with weekly appointments, improved posture, increased energy and mostly reduced cellulite.

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Car dealers are now hubs for Ukrainian donations

Two Kerry-based car dealers are part of a national campaign to provide essential aid for Ukraine. Donagh Hickey Motors in Rathmore and Adam’s of Tralee are the two local garages […]

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Two Kerry-based car dealers are part of a national campaign to provide essential aid for Ukraine.

Donagh Hickey Motors in Rathmore and Adam’s of Tralee are the two local garages that have signed up for the project.

Under the scheme, the garages will be used as collection hubs for essential equipment that will be transported to the war torn country.

“We have a very large and loyal customer base and we are appealing through them to make donations,” Adam’s of Tralee General Manager, Marcus O’Shea, told the Killarney Advertiser.

“Any dealer could have signed up for this but we are one of only two in Kerry to do so.”

The garages, following advice from humanitarian agencies in Ukraine, have created a very specific list of what is urgently needed out there.

These include generators, solar battery chargers, batteries, power banks, flashlights, drones and tablets.

Medical equipment like First Aid kits (NATO standard) and other medical items are also sought.

People can assist by either dropping goods to the two garages or by making a donation via www.safeharbourforukraine.org.

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