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Over €35,000 allocated to Killarney community groups




By Sean Moriarty

A total of 18 Killarney-based community groups will share €35,498 thanks to funding released this week under the Community Enhancement Programme (CEP).

The CEP is funded by the Department of Rural and Community Development and has provided a total of €155,358 for 82 different projects in Kerry in 2020.

The range of projects supported include upgrading of CCTV equipment, purchase of IT equipment for community usage, adaptations or equipment needed as a result of COVID-19, improvements works to create safe outdoor recreation spaces, accessibility projects, provision of comfortable, safe meeting spaces for older people both indoor and outdoor.

Residents of Ballyspillane were amongst the biggest winners in the scheme with the Community and Family Resource Centre getting €4,000 and the Ballyspillane Resident's Association an additional €3,000. The Muckross Community Association also received €3,000.

Killarney Arts Working Group will receive €5,000.

Both the Fossa Community and Development Association and Ballydribeen Residents Association are in line for €1,000 each.

Killarney Looking Good Committee received a total of €4,500 under two different applications, while Clann Housing and Killarney Lions Club each netted €1,000 under the scheme.

Killarney Men's Shed got €1,700 and Social Action Group Rathmore will get €2,098.

Sporting organisations to benefit from the grants include the Barraduff Community Field Organisation (€1,000), Glenflesk GAA (€4,000), Killarney Celtic Football Club (€500), Muckross Rowing Club (€700) and Killarney Valley Athletic Club (€1,000).

The funding is being administered by the Community Department in Kerry County Council in co-operation with the Local Community Development Committee (LCDC).

Cllr Niall Kelleher’s term as chair of the LCDC came to an end on Wednesday but his last job before handing over the role to the next chair was to announce this year’s round of funding.

“There are many very worthwhile community groups that will benefit from this,” he told the Killarney Advertiser. “These are volunteer groups – and the contribution of the volunteers is important.”

Cllr Marie Moloney has also welcomed the funding.

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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.
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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.
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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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