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Killarney teacher’s video raises funds for UHK



LOCKDOWN SONG: Killarney Community College teacher Mike Lynch recorded a song with his family to raise funds for University Hospital Kerry.

By Michelle Crean

One Killarney teacher didn’t let the lockdown boredom set in once school was over as he and his family recorded a song - social distance style – for charity.

Mike Lynch, who has been teaching Maths and PE in Killarney Community College for the last 10 years, teamed up with 15 members of his musical family, including his daughter Emma who has just finished Sixth Year at the school, with each videoing themselves singing at home.

The family chose Michael Jackson’s ‘We are the World’ and re-wrote it to ‘'We are the World - COVID-19', changing the lyrics to suit the present situation so many have found themselves in.

And they also added a GoFundMe page: ‘Lynch Family Support for UHK Tralee’ with a target of €500 to donate as a thank you to staff at University Hospital Kerry who are working on the frontline. However, with almost 40,000 views and hundreds of shares online, the video, individually posted up online by the family members, has so far raised approximately €1,400 with donations still coming in.

“It was my brother Jerry who came up with the idea, he was the brains behind it all,” Mike, speaking to the Killarney Advertiser this week, said.
“My sister’s wedding last year was when we all sang together as a family for the first time and Jerry wanted us all to record a couple of lines for this. Then we started writing our own lyrics, there was 15 of us in total including my parents John and Lena and their grandchildren.”

Mike, who lives in Tralee, comes from a very musical family with many of them members of Tralee Musical Society.
He said that they’re overwhelmed with the response to the five minute-long project.

“It wasn’t easy doing it individually as Jerry had to learn new editing skills! It was great craic."

For the end of the video the family are united to complete the harmony of the song but remained socially distanced from each other.

"We had a target of €500 to raise and are overwhelmed with the response so far. They’re our own local frontline workers and deserve a bit of a dig out.”

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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.
for more information or to make an appointment call Jill at 064-6632966


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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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