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New speed indicator light for Glenflesk village

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By Sean Moriarty

A new speed indicator light is to be installed in Glenflesk village in the coming weeks which is just one step of many road safety requirements for the area.

On Wednesday, Paul Curry of the Kerry National Roads Design Office, hosted a Killarney Municipal District briefing where he confirmed plans to place the speed indicator sign in the village.

Locally politicians, particularly Cllr Maura and TD Danny Healy-Rae have been campaigning for traffic calming devices in the village for years.

A local woman was fatally injured while crossing the road there in December 2017.

While Cllr Maura Healy-Rae welcomed the decision to install a speed indication sign, she said it was only the first step of many needed to make the village safe for pedestrians.

“These measures need to be implemented in full to avoid any further loss of life at this location but it is important to bear in mind this is one step to address speed and safety concerns at this location,” she told the Killarney Advertiser after Wednesday’s meeting. “The speed limit was reduced, but there is ongoing concerns regarding speed in Glenflesk. I have tabled numerous motions regarding these issues and have called for the need for a full traffic calming scheme inclusive of traffic calming measures, upgrading of the pedestrian crossing and the erection of speed indicator signs. Kerry County Council and the Kerry National Roads Design Office are currently preparing a number of options for a traffic calming scheme and are engaging and consulting with residents and businesses in the area. This is a welcome step in the process that I have campaigned for, for a long time.”

Her father Danny, a former elected member of Kerry County Council and now a TD in Dáil Éireann campaigned for these measures during his time as a councillor.

“This is one part of addressing the ongoing speed and safety issues at this location. This is something we have both been looking for, for a very long time and there have been several motions raised on this important matter,” he told the Killarney Advertiser.

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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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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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