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New priest appointed to Fossa parish as Fr Tom retires

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RETIRING: Fr Tom Looney pictured in June 2019 celebrating his Golden Jubilee Mass with Bishop Ray Browne at the Church of Christ, Prince of Peace. Picture: Eamonn Keogh

By Michelle Crean

This week, Bishop Ray Browne announced clerical changes for a number of parishes across Kerry including a new Parish Priest for Fossa.

Fr Niall Geaney from Our Lady and St Brendan’s Church in Tralee will, on Wednesday, August 5, take over from Fr Tom Looney in Fossa, due to his retirement.

Speaking about the new appointments Bishop Ray Browne said this week that he had hoped for very few changes in light of the current pandemic.

"My hope was to have very few new appointments this summer. This became even more a priority in the light of the Coronavirus. Amid the Coronavirus the welcomes and farewells are difficult for the priests and their communities. Sadly, in recent months two of our priests died, Fr Liam Comer and Fr Michael Fleming. Both were faith-filled, capable priests and much loved by their communities. Sincere sympathy to their families and to their parish communities."

He also thanked Fr Tom Looney for his dedicated years to the communities he served in and wished him well.

"Fr Tom Looney is also retiring this year. We thank him and wish him well. Our priests demonstrate a great spirit of willingness to accept new appointments, in the interest of best serving all the 53 parishes in the diocese."

This week Fr Looney had a message for his parishioners.
"I am delighted to let the people of Fossa know that as I shall be retiring from August 5 next Bishop Ray Browne has appointed Kiltegan Missionary Fr Niall Geaney, who is a native of Castleisland, as Parish Priest of Fossa. We wish naoi gcéad mile fáilte to this veteran Missionary who has served Pobal Dé in Nigeria, Sudan, Uganda and Kenya, and also every blessing and good health in his new appointment. Can I sincerely thank you for all your co-operation and great help during my Fossa years."

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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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