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Memorial walk to honour much loved Killarney lady

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By Michelle Crean

Cancer care charities have been badly impacted by COVID-19 so Killarney locals are planning to do what they can to help. To honour the late Margaret O'Connor from Kilbrean, Killarney and formerly of Tournanough, who sadly passed away in August this year, family and friends are planning a 10km walk in her honour.

Unlike previous walks where locals could gather together, the 'Margaret O'Connor Memorial Walk' doesn't have a specific date due to the current restrictions on social gatherings.

However, the organisers are asking those wishing to take part over the Christmas period to do so within their own family bubbles.

"Margaret passed away on August 9, this year," one of the organisers Paddy O'Sullivan, a family friend told the Killarney Advertiser.

"She was a great person, very popular and well-known in dancing circles all over the country. Therefore the organisers are asking people to walk 10km with family or in a safe bubble any day, any place over the Christmas season."

Margaret was cared for in her final weeks in the Palliative Care Unit at University Hospital Kerry. In appreciation for the wonderful love and care she received they plan to make a donation to the Palliative Care Unit.

A temporary account has been opened in Killarney Credit Union for donations and the account will remain open until January 15, 2021. At that stage all funds received will be transferred directly to Palliative Care, Tralee.

"No hospice walks could be held and Daffodil Day was cancelled as well as several other local fundraisers. This wonderful facility in Tralee needs your support more than ever."

Details for donations are as follows: Account Name: Margaret O'Connor Memorial, IBAN: IE73KIRO99219319550985, BIC: KIROIE21.

"Please support. Thank you and have a very happy and safe Christmas."

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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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