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Fires now under control – but crews on standby for next 24 hours

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By Michelle Crean
The fires which tore through Killarney National Park this weekend are finally under control with the worst of the danger over following further extensive work this morning (Monday) by fire crews and the Air Corps.
However, the next 24 hours will be critical with helicopter crews and the fire service on standby in case any fires re-ignite.
Minister of State at the Department of Housing, Local Government and Heritage Malcolm Noonan, and Minister for Housing, Local Government and Heritage Darragh O’Brien are due to visit Killarney today to assess the severity of the damage – and plan to meet with NPWS and Fire Service staff who have worked through the weekend to try to bring the fire under control.
Up to one third of the Park – approx. 2,000 hectares – has been scorched with flora and fauna wiped out and last night’s fires came as close as 10 metres to a church and school in the Black Valley area.
Most of the fires are now under control including near Tomies Wood as fire crews from five different districts concentrated on the area which also saw properties under threat. Fires also became a real threat for The Oak Woods but fire fighters managed to avert danger.
The cause of the fire is still being investigated but it’s believed to have begun on the Kenmare Road area at approximately 11pm on Friday night – escalated by the strong winds.
Firefighters and the emergency services as well as volunteers have gone to heroic efforts over the past few days in a bid to bring the blaze under control.
According to former Park Ranger Peter O’Toole, “it’s the worst fire in the National Park in living memory”.
“Without a doubt it’s the worst fire in the Park in living memory,” he told the Killarney Advertiser, comparing it to the 1984 fire which destroyed a large part of the Park.
“It’s devastating,” he said, speaking about the impact the fire has had on the ecology. “Some will never survive again I imagine. There’s a lot of work to be done.”
Cllr Donal Grady said the true scale of what has happened is hard for people to comprehend.
“It’s heartbreaking to see the birds, all the flora and fauna, the eggs devastated. Their habitats are absolutely ruined and people really don’t understand how bad it is.”
There’s also huge concern about carbon from the fires entering lakes in the coming days and weeks which will have another significant impact on the local environment.
People are being asked to continue to stay away from the Tomies Woods and the Muckross areas in particular.

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Get on your bike from The Rose Hotel!

  There’s an energetic way to explore Tralee and its surrounds this summer as a new bike rental company has teamed up with The Rose Hotel. Tralee Bike Rental have opened a new bike kiosk located at the hotel where visitors and locals can now hire a bike. “This is a fantastic service for our […]

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There’s an energetic way to explore Tralee and its surrounds this summer as a new bike rental company has teamed up with The Rose Hotel.

Tralee Bike Rental have opened a new bike kiosk located at the hotel where visitors and locals can now hire a bike.

“This is a fantastic service for our customers and we are thrilled to be part of this new collaboration with Tralee Bike Rental. We wish Maurice and his team the very best of luck, and I know all our guests and visitors to Tralee are going to really enjoy this new service exploring Tralee and its surrounds,” Mark Sullivan, General Manager, The Rose Hotel, said.

Tralee Bike Rental have a fleet of comfortable, top quality Hybrid Bikes – ideal for a leisurely cycle, and power assisted eBikes. For families, child seats or trailer for the little legs that can’t cycle yet can be provided!

“We are thrilled to have our new business, Tralee Bike Rental, located on the grounds of The Rose Hotel,” Maurice Whelan, Tralee Bike Rental, said.

“With so many visitors coming to Tralee, we feel this will be a fantastic service and partnership. Included in the bike rental is access to a self-guided tour via our App, which has preloaded moderate and more energetic cycling tours of Tralee.”

The Rose Hotel have a new package, Tralee Activity Break, with bike hire included. You can book this package online at www.therosehotel.com or call 066 7199100.

To contact Tralee Bike Rental, visit www.traleebikerental.ie or call 085 2605817.

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Currow kids go toddling to raise vital funds

  70 toddlers from Currow Play School have become Ireland’s littlest fundraisers as they stepped out to raise vital funds for vulnerable children. They took part in the Barnardos Big Toddle which this year has the theme of ’Community Helpers’. Barnardos currently works with just under 18,000 children and families across Ireland and the funds raised will support Barnardos Early Years […]

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70 toddlers from Currow Play School have become Ireland’s littlest fundraisers as they stepped out to raise vital funds for vulnerable children.

They took part in the Barnardos Big Toddle which this year has the theme of ’Community Helpers’.

Barnardos currently works with just under 18,000 children and families across Ireland and the funds raised will support Barnardos Early Years services.

“This year, Currow Play School turns 25 and we have been taking part in Barnardos Big Toddle since 2006, which is 18 years of toddling in aid of vulnerable children,” Catherine Fleming form Currow Play School said.
“Our toddle is a highlight for the children and the team every year. It’s fantastic to get the little ones involved in something so worthwhile at a young age, it’s always a great day of fun. Barnardos provides a huge number of services in communities across Ireland, but these can only continue with help from the public. The toddle runs throughout June so I would implore anyone with toddlers or wobblers at home to sign up for Barnardos Big Toddle supported by Pipin Pear today.”

Anyone wishing to take part can register today at www.barnardos.ie/bigtoddle.  

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Facials are also suitable for men

  In need of rejuvenation after lockdown or looking for a great gift idea for Father’s Day? All the facials we offer are suitable for both men and women. CACI treatments truly deliver visible results. It’s the equivalent to a good workout in the gym, but for the face. Our gentleman’s CACI facial treatment targets […]

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In need of rejuvenation after lockdown or looking for a great gift idea for Father’s Day? All the facials we offer are suitable for both men and women. CACI treatments truly deliver visible results.

It’s the equivalent to a good workout in the gym, but for the face. Our gentleman’s CACI facial treatment targets the razor bumps, in-grown hairs, and skin impurities. It finishes with a tightening and firming of the muscles resulting in a youthful well defined jawline. Since reopening I have seen a huge uptake on the male facials.

We work with the CACI Synergy system, a medical grade machine which provides you with treatments for acne scarring, dehydrated skin, fine lines and wrinkles, and loose sagging skin. Along with offering the full facial we specialise in the eye revive which is great during these times as the eyes are highlighted.

We also focus on the jowl lift which concentrates on the neck and jawline. A course of treatments is recommended for best results.
 

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What makes the CACI facial so unique is it offers real results without damaging the skin. It works deep into the basal layer of the skin, strengthening the foundation of the skin and stimulating the growth of collagen and elastin. It originated in the medical field working on stroke patients and Bell’s Palsy suffers. They discovered that the side they were working on the effected side, started to look younger and more lifted after treatments, hence its entry into the beauty industry. CACI treatments give visible results even after one treatment.

The dual action of SPED microcurrent/LED light therapy technology is so advanced and innovative.

The entire process takes 80 minutes. It starts with deep cleansing using an orbital micro-dermabrasion with light therapy, followed by the ultra-sonic actuator for deep cleansing and gentle exfoliating, propelling impurities to the skin’s surfaces, followed by micro current lifting using a specific technique, this also includes the LED light therapy. We then use the wrinkle comb – an alternative to Botox – which is intense light therapy. It’s all finished off with a silicone mask soak in hyaluronic acid, which has an extremely cooling effect and is hydrating. We use a galvanic current to push this amazing product deep into the lower levels of the skin. A truly results driven facial suitable for both men and women.

For more information call Jill on 064 6632966.

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