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Kilcummin development plan gets the go ahead




By Sean Moriarty

Elected members of Killarney Municipal District (KMD) voted unanimously to adopt a new development plan for Kilcummin village at Wednesday’s bi-monthly meeting.

The three to five-year plan will focus on developing the community and it will concentrate on infrastructural areas like roads, footpaths, broadband and the aesthetics of green areas, signage and facilities.

A draft version of the plan was presented by area engineer John Ahern.

He outlined the key elements of the proposed works which will increase road safety in the village as well as greatly improving the look of the area.

The main aspects of the plan include the construction of two raised pedestrian crossings, traffic calming measures, new footpaths and the placing of powerlines underground reducing the number of poles and overhead cables in the area.

One of the most significant moves, and one that will change the daily lives of the people of the area is the plan to make the School Road one-way.


The plan, seen by the Killarney Advertiser, states: “The road network in the village requires upgrading to include adequate pedestrian and cycling infrastructure. The provision and extension of footpaths and public lighting, the undergrounding of services and the implementation of some minor traffic calming measures will create a more attractive and safer village”.

The plan was accepted by all elected members of KMD and is expected to move to the next phase very soon.

Kilcummin will expand and we are trying to be ahead of the curve,” Mr Ahern told the meeting.

Local councillor Marie Moloney, who is also a member of the Kilcummin Looking Committee, the local organisation that pushed for the development plan, welcomed the news.

“I am satisfied with what has been proposed,” she told the meeting, and was particularly pleased with the idea to make the School Road one-way.

However, Cllr Moloney and several other councillors, questioned the Council’s decision not to include table-top speed ramps on the approach to the village.

Mr Ahern said it would be possible to revisit the table-top speed ramp proposal as it would not cost a lot of money to add them in once the main works were completed, but they will not be included in the first phase.

Other councillors, especially Niall Kelleher who represents the people of Rathmore and Barraduff said the Kilcummin plan could act as an example project to all other villages on the outskirts of Killarney.

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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.
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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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