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Killarney Library opens a new chapter for young readers

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BOOKWORMS will always remember their childhood holidays as the perfect opportunity to catch up with the antics of our favourite fictional characters.
Now Killarney Library will help open new chapters to create happy memories for younger generations of readers. The Summer Stars reading programme was launched in libraries across Kerry this week and it invites children to participate in a challenge that will keep them reading throughout the school summer holidays.

The reading challenge started on Monday and will run during the summer until August 22. “Each year Kerry Library runs summer reading programmes for primary schoolchildren to promote literacy development during the holidays and to encourage non-readers to engage with books,” said Eamon Browne of Killarney Library.

“Taking part is easy, just call into to Killarney Library and register. Each child who registers for the free programme joins in the fun of reading lots of exciting books during the summer,” said Eamon. “Children will receive their own Summer Stars reading Card to record their progress and the Summer Stars Reward Stamp will be added to their card at the library for each book read.”

At the end of the programme, all children who have participated will be invited to attend an awards event. The challenge will also include an interactive website where participants can play related themed games, review books, communicate with selected authors at: http://www.librariesireland.ie/summer-stars/

“The Summer Stars programme provides the whole family with an opportunity to explore the full range of events and facilities which are available in their local library,” added Eamon.

Killarney and all other Kerry libraries – Tralee Listowel, Ballybunion, Dingle, Kenmare, Killorglin, Caherciveen, Castleisland and the mobile libraries – are offering the challenge.

“Through this fun activity Kerry Library hopes to continue the promotion of books and libraries as an enjoyable and rewarding activity throughout the summer,” added Eamon.
For more information contact: Killarney Library at 064-6632655 or check out our website www.kerrylibrary.ie or better still give a call to Killarney Library.

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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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