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Lions Christmas Food Appeal in full swing

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SUPPORT: Meadhbh Bennett, Martha Doolan, and Ella Galvin from St Brigid's supporting the Killarney Lion's Club Christmas Food Appeal.

By Michelle Crean

 

Over €1,500 has been raised so far by kind-hearted Killarney secondary schools for Lions Christmas Food Appeal - which is now in full swing. Also, the charitable group have revealed that their Street Collection is going ahead and is confirmed for next Friday, December 18.

The students held a 'No Uniform’ and ‘Hoodie' days led by Transition Year students for the Killarney Lions Club annual Christmas Food Appeal. All money raised for the appeal will go towards providing food hampers for families in need in the Killarney area, which they will receive just prior to Christmas.

Killarney Community College held a 'No Uniform Day' and St Brigid's Presentation Secondary School had a Hoodie Day to raise the funds, which will receive a further boost next week when St Brendan's College will also hold its 'No Uniform Day'.

“Between the amazing support from the Transition Year students and teachers, and online donations to our GoFundMe page, we are making great progress,” Killarney Lions Club President, John Fuller, said. “We are very grateful that we can go ahead with our Street Collection, which we will ensure is in keeping with COVID requirements. All in all it means we will be able to support 75 families this Christmas thanks to everyone’s efforts, which is incredible.”

Anyone interested in making a donation can go to GoFundMe: On-LION Christmas Food Appeal. For further information please contact John Fuller on 087 236 3065 or Denis Doolan on 087 967 0635 or email killarneylionsclub@gmail.com.

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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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