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New university campus calls for St Finan’s site




New university campus calls for St Finan’s site

By Sean Moriarty

The Mayor of Killarney, Michael Gleeson is calling for the former St Finan’s Hospital to be developed into a campus of the newly formed Munster Technological University.

Earlier this week the Institute Technology in Tralee and Cork Institute of Technology announced their amalgamation to form the new university.

From January 2021 Tralee will become a university town.

The mayor says the former hospital site, a landmark and historic building which was constructed in 1852, is the ideal location to locate a satellite campus of the new university as it sits roughly midway between the two main colleges.

Mayor Gleeson has been a long-time campaigner on behalf of the hospital and always said he would not like it to be sold to private bidders – an event that seemed inevitable until this week.

He is calling for the site’s owner, the HSE, and the Department of Education (along with management of the new university) to sit down and trash out a deal to keep the hospital in public ownership.

“It is the perfect place for distant learning, something that we will become the new norm and something that is already being done by the great universities of the world.”

Killarney has a great tradition in offering third-level training courses to Kerry students, especially those who wanted to follow a career in the tourism and hospitality sectors.

The former Torc Great Southern Hotel, the site of the current cinema development used to be converted into a training centre during the winter months.

Mayor Gleeson gave an example of how University College Cork failed to secure nearby hospital property in Cork City and now that it is expanding there is a degree of regret that these properties were not purchased when they came on the market.

“St Finan’s is a building of huge historical and architectural importance since its construction in 1852,” he added. ”Both [college] bodies need to sit down together and engage with the HSE on a national level, UCC now regrets the loss of the nearby hospital. St Finan’s is an ideal place and should not be left fall into private hands – or worse – dereliction.”

Munster Technological University will be the first regional technological university in Ireland.

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Detox Wrap will leave you feeling energised

It may be the last few weeks of the holidays but, it is no better time treat yourself to a body detox wrap. This wrap is suitable for males and […]




It may be the last few weeks of the holidays but, it is no better time treat yourself to a body detox wrap.

This wrap is suitable for males and females.
This wrap will boost your energy levels and make you feel like yourself again. Having loads of BBQs and nights out or feeling bloated and sluggish, unmotivated.
This wrap is a great way to boost energy by increasing lymphatic drainage, which helps the body’s natural detox system to release bad toxins. By aiding the lymphatic system and increasing the negative, harmful toxins. Your body will immediately start to feel better, more motivated, and increased energy. Your skin will feel better and bring your glow back.

The process is having sea clay applied all over the body, followed by bandages wrapped in a specific way to lift and firm the skin and finally you are tucked up in a heated blanket….. to sweat out the negative toxins. following the treatment, you have a three-day detox, no tea, coffee, fried fatty foods, fizzy drinks, processed foods or even a shower to leave the active clay and get to work on the lymphatic system.

This is a seriously great treatment, that really works if you follow the process. As the heat from the blanket helps to open your pores on the body the sea clay can go into the deep layers of the skin, when you unwrap the clay is trapped in the skin and its ingredients get to work.

Bentonite has excellent drainage properties for full detox and skin clarification.

Magnesium sulphate stimulates peripheral skin circulation, exfoliating and anti-inflammatory.
Magnesium Chloride has valuable mineral salt and permits cellular balance, combats stress and fluid retention, and has anti-bacterial properties.

Zinc oxide, bacterium properties and anti-inflammatory.

Sodium Chloride detoxifies tissues and tightens the skin.

They work best the longer they are left on the skin and the longer you detox. I wouldn’t claim a 2-hour treatment can do amazing results without the homework. The clay isn’t dirty looking on the skin, it looks more like a cloud of chalky dust on the outer skin, the active properties have been absorbed into the skin.
The skin may feel a little different while the clay is working, but the results are worth it. It’s a great treatment after weight loss, pregnancy, liposuction or just re-energises you as a whole.
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Puck Goat removed from platform in searing heat

Organisers of Puck Fair have taken King Puck down from his platform to protect the wild mountain goat from the heat. Today mark’s day two of the three-day fair in […]




Organisers of Puck Fair have taken King Puck down from his platform to protect the wild mountain goat from the heat.

Today mark’s day two of the three-day fair in Killorglin town. As part of the fair’s tradition a wild mountain goat presides over the town from his tall platform over the course of the three days.

Organisers employ a dedicated vet to look after the goat and a team of experienced goat handlers are also on duty for the duration of the festival.

There is also a temperature monitoring device on the platform.

As temperatures hit 29 degrees today (Thursday), the vet and handlers decided it was safer for the goat to be removed from the platform for the rest of the day.

“He is currently resting in the shade,” spokesperson Marcella O’Connor told the Killarney Advertiser. “The handlers were monitoring him in case it got too hot, the decision was made to take him down, and the vet says he is happy.”

A decision will be made tomorrow (Friday) on the goat’s return to the platform for the final day of the fair.


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