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No language barrier in Kerry

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ANYONE walking along the stretch of the Kerry Way between Lord Brandon’s Cottage and the Bride Valley on a recent Saturday could be forgiven for wondering which country exactly they were in given the multi-lingual tones that were to be heard along the route.

This was all to do with a walk organised by the Kerry Folklore Group (Béaloideas Chiarraí) aimed at promoting the multi-lingual Kerry Way Folklore & Heritage App but also coincided with a major announcement in relation to the next phase of this project.

The app, which currently covers the stretch of the Kerry Way between Lord Brandon’s Cottage and Glencar, provides users with the opportunity to learn about the heritage and important archaeological sites along the route. People also get to hear what life was like down through the years in the region through hearing recordings of local people. Once downloaded, the different elements are triggered by GPS as one walks along the route.

Amongst those on the walk to experience the app was German Ambassador Herr Matthias Hӧpfner and his wife Tina, Kerry’s newest Minister Brendan Griffin, football legend Micky Ned O’Sullivan, MEP Seán Kelly and representatives of tourism businesses and organisations from around the region. Welcoming everyone to the event, chair of Kerry Folklore Johnny O’Connor thanked all of the organisations who supported the development of the App and said that it was the hope of committee that it would encourage many more people to enjoy the Kerry Way walk while helping to preserve the heritage of the region.

Before the walkers set off on the route, SKDP CEO Noel Spillane broke the excellent news that the Kerry Folklore project application for circa €20,000 in funding under the 2014-2020 Rural Development (LEADER) Programme to enable the app cover the remaining sections of the Kerry Way had been successful. Kerry Group’s Frank Hayes then announced that Kerry Group would again be delighted to provide the match funding to enable the completion of the project. This news added a spring to the step of all the walkers in attendance. Visit www.kerrywayfolkloreandheritage.com to download.
 


 
Above: Minister of State Brendan Griffin, joined by German Ambassador Herr Matthias Hӧpfner and his wife Tina, MEP Sean Kelly, Gloria O’Driscoll, SKDP, chairperson, Frank Hayes, Kerry Group, Noel Spillane, CEO, SKDP, Mickey Ned O’Sullivan, John O’Connor, Declan Murphy, Fáilte Ireland, Sean O’Suilleabháin, founder, Kerry Way, Seán De Buitléir, SKDP, Margo Boerma, tour guide, Mike Morris, Solas. PICTURE: VALERIE O'SULLIVAN

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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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