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Killarney VTOS to hold virtual information evening

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Killarney VTOS is inviting people from the Killarney area to attend a virtual information session tomorrow (Tuesday) to hear about their up and coming QQI Level 3 and 4 courses.

The virtual event will provide people with information on how to upskill in areas such as ECDL, Career Planning, Internet Skills and much more.

VTOS are proud to be one of the leading providers of Adult Education for Killarney and surrounding areas, supported by Kerry Educational and Training Board (KETB) for the past 28 years. Their team endeavours to provide adult learners with a supportive caring environment which will enable them to achieve their full potential.

“The Killarney VTOS vision of education has evolved since our commencement in 1993," Mary A. O’Connor told the Killarney Advertiser.

"At the core of Killarney VTOS has been the broad understanding of education being a lifelong instrumental life skill. Central to this is the learners’ well-being, enabling him/her to develop, grow and commence their journey either into employment and/or further education. Learners leave Killarney VTOS prepared and equipped with self-awareness, self-knowledge and a relevant skillset to competently enter the world of work or progress to further education and training.”

The QQI/ICDL certificates that the learners achieve through the VTOS programmes are proof of their commitment, determination, hard work and perseverance. Killarney VTOS believe that the centre plays a vital role in the promotion of positive mental health and they are committed to providing a safe and supportive environment for building life skills and resilience amongst our learners.

Their programmes include Information and Communication Technology Skills - QQI Level 3 and 4, and Employment Skills - QQI Level 5.

Modules include; Communications, Work Experience, Payroll ICDL/Advanced ICDL, Expert ICDL standard, Manual Handling, Fire Safety Training, and First Aid.

“If you decide to join our Killarney VTOS programme, we hope that your time with us will be enjoyable and rewarding, leading you to either return to the workforce or progress to further education and training and beyond.”

The VTOS Virtual Zoom Information Session takes place tomorrow evening at 7pm via this link: https://zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_zoGkLsyASLWzQGz_aSVzNQ

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How to have the best skincare routine at home

By Jill O’Donoghue from Killarney Toning and Beauty Studio Home care is essential for glowing, youthful skin. It’s like brushing your teeth, it must be done twice a day. Step […]

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By Jill O’Donoghue from Killarney Toning and Beauty Studio

Home care is essential for glowing, youthful skin. It’s like brushing your teeth, it must be done twice a day.

Step one: Cleanse to remove sweat, oil, dirt and other pollutants that your skin naturally collects throughout the day and night. It’s the first step in your skincare routine and shouldn’t be rushed.

How to do it; Cleanse your skin in the morning and in the evening to keep your pores clear and your face fresh. Your cleanser may vary based on skin type, but with all cleansers, the general consensus is to apply them using an upward, circular motion so as to prevent wrinkles from forming. Make sure your hands are clean in order to prevent excess dirt from entering your pores.

Step two: There is a lot of confusion around toner, and when you’re first establishing a daily skincare routine, it may even seem unnecessary. But most experts agree that toning is an important addition to your skin care routine with beneficial effects for your skin. After you cleanse your skin of impurities, toner removes any residue left behind by the cleanser as well as any make-up or oils your cleanser might have missed. The added cleansing effects help prepare your skin to absorb moisturiser and minimise the appearance of pores. Some toners may have PH balancing and antiseptic effects as well. Apply toner right after you have cleansed your skin while it is still damp. The best way to apply it is with a cotton pad or cotton ball, simply soaking cotton pad with toner and wiping upward and out, starting at your neck.

Step 3: Exfoliate. Our skin is constantly shedding millions of skin cells every day, but sometimes those cells can build up on the surface of our skin and need some extra help to be removed. Exfoliating removes these dead skin cells that have accumulated in our pores. If you struggle with blackheads, acne or breakouts, you’re not going to want to miss this step.

It’s best to exfoliate after toning and before moisturising. You should exfoliate one to three times a week, but this depends on your skin type and how it reacts to exfoliation. Experiment and find what works best for you. There are chemical exfoliators and granule exfoliators such as your traditional sugar or salt scrub. Both can be effective tools for removing dead skin cells, but chemical exfoliating ingredients like AHA and BHA are often more effective in getting deep into your pores and removing buildup.

Properly cleansed skin will allow your next steps e.g. serums and moisturisers get to the right layers of the skin where they will be most effective.

For a skincare consultation or more advice just ask Jill on 064 6632966.

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Annual Christmas motorbike charity road run launched

The Kerry Bikers are hosting their annual Christmas Bike Run on December 18. The event will raise funds for St Francis’ Special School at St Mary of the Angels in […]

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The Kerry Bikers are hosting their annual Christmas Bike Run on December 18.

The event will raise funds for St Francis’ Special School at St Mary of the Angels in Beaufort and Eagle Lodge in Tralee.

Now in its sixth year, the run, which is organised by an amalgamation of several Kerry motorcycle clubs under the banner of Kerry Bikers, will visit Killarney.

The run gets underway at 10.30am from Tralee. The first stop off is in Sheahan’s Centra on the Muckross Road where the Tralee group will be joined by local motorcyclists before setting off on a yet to be decided route.

“We will announce the route in Killarney. Last year we went to Killorglin, Farranfore and Castleisland. This year Abbeyfeale and Listowel may be in reach and if so we will make donations to Nano Nagle Special School too,” organiser Dave Foley said.

Over one hundred motorcycles are expected to take part in the run. Last year the full convoy measured 1.6km from start to finish.

“We hope to exceed that this year,” added Foley

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