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Move it this March to support a worthy cause

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By Michelle Crean

Completing 30 minutes of exercise each day will not only benefit your health but also a charity during the month of March.

The National Council for the Blind of Ireland (NCBI) has launched its latest fundraiser and is calling on all challengers who are interested in participating in their Move Into The Light event.

Paul O’Connell, who is the NCBI Shop Manager on High Street, is appealing to locals to get involved.

Participants can walk, run, cycle or swim - whatever exercise they want, with funds going to the charity which helps people with sight loss.

The 30-day challenge offers the perfect opportunity to fundraise for NCBI to enable them to provide vital services and supports to the 55,000 people spread across Ireland who are living with sight loss, Paul explained.

"It's great to see NCBI organising an event like Move Into The Light because anyone, anywhere can get involved," Paul told the Killarney Advertiser.

"It’s a great opportunity for members of our community here in Killarney to get out and about as the evenings get brighter, all the while raising money for a good cause. We encourage many participants in Killarney to pass our shop while they're out on their 30 minutes of exercise a day throughout March. If you do pass the shop, don’t hesitate to pop in - you might bag a bargain while you’re on your travels!"

Every person who signs up will receive a free Move Into The Light t-shirt, along with a dedicated sponsorship pack.

Those who wish to sign up can do so on NCBI’s website www.ncbi.ie/move-into-the-light/ or by email fundraising@ncbi.ie.

Challenge progress pictures and more can be shared on social media through the hashtag #TeamMoveIntoTheLight or by joining our dedicated Move Into The Light Facebook Group.

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Gleeson Dental now offering facial aesthetics

Gleeson Dental, located on St Anthony’s Place, is now offering facial aesthetics. It is the latest offering from the town centre practice. Dr Susan Gleeson graduated as a general dental […]

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Gleeson Dental, located on St Anthony’s Place, is now offering facial aesthetics.

It is the latest offering from the town centre practice.

Dr Susan Gleeson graduated as a general dental surgeon 27 years ago.

She previously worked in England and Cork before returning home to Killarney in 2009 to take over her father’s dental practice with her sister Katie.

“More recently, I decided to pursue my keen interest in facial aesthetics. Hence, I embarked on an intensive training course,” she told the Killareny Advertiser.
“This mentorship is under the guidance of Dr Sheila Li, a Harley Street based dentist with over 10 years’ experience in facial aesthetics. Every year following an interview process, Sheila takes on six trainees and I was lucky enough to get this amazing training opportunity.”
The course is a year-long process involving in-depth learning and hands-on clinical training days in Dr Sheila’s Harley Street clinic.
The course, also, extends to treatment planning cases with Dr Sheila, thus allowing access to her vast knowledge when planning treatments for Dr Gleeson’s patients.
“Therefore, I am now able to offer a vast array of facial aesthetic treatments at Gleeson Dental. These treatments include the use of Botox to reduce the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles. In addition to this, Botox has a wide range of additional applications, including the treatment of tooth grinding, headaches, gummy smiles, neck bands and excessive underarm sweating,” she added.
Dermal filler treatments are, also, available to treat issues related to volume loss while skin booster treatments such as Sunekos and Profhilo can be used to regenerate and rehydrate tired looking skin.
Facial aesthetics may conjure up images of over-filled expressionless people but Susan hopes to change people’s view of it.

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Killarney postcode V93 home to the county’s most-expensive properties

With properties both for rent and for sale in short supply, prices in the Killarney area have remained strong. In fact, houses with the V93 eircode were, once again, the […]

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With properties both for rent and for sale in short supply, prices in the Killarney area have remained strong.

In fact, houses with the V93 eircode were, once again, the most expensive homes in Kerry over the past 12 months according to data published by the CSO Residential Property Price Index. The report shows that in the year to December 2023, the average cost of buying a home in Kerry was €242,000 up 5% from the previous year’s figure of €230,000
Nationally that figure now stands at €327,000.
The average house price within the V93 eircode region was €284,000, 17% approx. above the average price for a home within the county.
With supply levels at an all time low and with very little new construction in the pipeline, there is little sign of this changing in the immediate term.

Commenting on the market, Ted Healy of DNG, has expressed concern with the low volume of properties available for sale at present.
‘We have lots of interested buyers seeking property in the Killarney area but unfortunately, we cannot satisfy the demand at present. The past 12 months has seen us securing sales in record time for record levels.”

DNG Ted Healy will be launching a new development of townhouses in the Woodlawn area to the market in the coming months and report that demand is exceptionally high.
The expect these properties to sell out in record time.
And with construction due to commence shortly on another scheme of detached houses on Muckross Road, it is looking like a busy year ahead.
However, this will not be enough to satisfy the demand at present. Properties within the V93 area are highly sought after and in very short supply, resulting in strong prices being achieved.
So is now a good time to sell your property? Yes, according to DNG Ted Healy who is actively seeking properties for sale to satisfy their ever expanding list of buyers.

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