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Killarney farmers complete ‘Dusk till Dawn’ challenge

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DUSK TILL DAWN: Some of the members of the Killarney Young Farmers Group who took part in the Winter Solstice charity event. Photo: Valerie O'Sullivan

 

By Sean Moriarty

 

On the longest night of the year Killarney Young Farmers Discussion Group raised a staggering €8,000 for the Kerry Hospice Foundation by pushing a milk-cart over 343 laps of An Riocht Athletic Track.

The group of 15 farmers, from mid-Kerry, took turns at steering the milk-cart around the track.

After drawing lots for start times, group member Paudie O’Brien started at 4.30pm on Sunday evening.

By 8.45am on Monday the group had completed 343 laps of the track and a total of 137.05kms or 3.26 marathons.

John Fleming of Muckross Creamery did his stint ‘behind the wheel’ between 4.40am and 6am on Monday morning.

He explained to the Killarney Advertiser the idea behind the plan.

“We wanted to do something to mark the end of the year, but a Christmas party was out. It was first suggested to walk all night on the longest night of the year, but that idea soon grew into the idea of pushing the milk cart,” John, who is the group secretary, said. “We drew lots for time slots, it was agreed that we would turn up 20 minutes before our time to encourage the previous participant, and we were all on track for one hour and 20 minutes each. The Riocht track was ideal, it was safe, well-lit and away from everybody.”

The Killarney Young Farmers Discussion Group was formed as both a business and social group to help and support farmers in the area. As well as group meeting, which were curtailed this year, the group also organises industry site visits and social events. This year they expanded that to include charity events.

The 15 farmers who participated in the challenge were: James Paul Mangan, Dan Daly, Edward Sullivan, EoghanMcCarthy, John Fleming, John McCarthy, Mike Quirke, Niall Browne, Paddy Sheehan, Paudie O'Brien, Seamus Foley, Sean Joy, Shane Carroll, Tim Fitzgerald, and Colm Counihan.

Search Killarney Young Farmers on GoFundMe.com to make a donation.

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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.

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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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