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Record setting Liebherr cranes arrive in New Jersey

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Three Liebherr Ship to Shore (STS) container cranes - weighing 6,000 tonnes and the largest single objects ever to be engineered in Ireland - have arrived at Maher Terminals in the Port of New York and New Jersey.

BRIDGE: The cranes on board a specialist vessel the 'Biglift Baffin' after passing under Verrazzano-Narrows Bridge last Saturday.

NeNEW YORK:The 'Biglift Baffin' ship carrying Liebherr cranes strikes a pose against the New York City skyline.

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The Liebherr cranes, built in Fossa and assembled at Doyle Shipping Group's Cork dockyard near Cobh, were on board a specialist vessel, the 'Biglift Baffin' and arrived last Saturday (September 10) after passing under both the Verrazzano-Narrows Bridge and the Bayonne Bridge.

The partly assembled cranes were then shipped from Cobh to the USA where they arrived at Sandy Hook anchor point on September 5.

The vessel dropped anchor while preparing for crossing under both the Verrazzano-Narrows Bridge and the Bayonne Bridge.

In order to safely pass under the bridges, tidal conditions had to be optimum. The low tide at 3pm on September 10 gave sufficient clearance for the vessel and partly assembled cranes to pass.

Liebherr engineers boarded the vessel and the booms on the cranes were lowered. Vessel ballast tanks were filled to lower the vessel position in the water, further reducing the height of the cranes above sea level.

The vessel raised anchor on Saturday and made good progress, passing under the taller Verrazzano-Narrows Bridge, before making its way toward the Bayonne Bridge.

It approached the bridge at 3.12pm local time and under the expert supervision of the local harbour pilots, had cleared the bridge by 3.19pm.

It was a tight squeeze, with water levels slightly higher than forecast, but well within planned expectations, with the vessel and cranes safely navigating under the bridge with less than 60cm to spare.

The vessel then docked at Maher Terminals shortly after.

Unloading is taking place all this week and is expected to be completed this weekend.

The cranes will then be fully assembled and commissioned before entering service in the coming months.

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"The supply of these cranes marks an important milestone in the history of Liebherr Container Cranes Ltd in Killarney," Gerry Bunyan, MD Sales with Liebherr, told the Killarney Advertiser.

"We commenced the shipping of fully assembled cranes from Cobh several years ago and the cranes recently delivered to New Jersey are the largest to date and the first cranes to be transported partially assembled.
The cranes and this project is testament to all the employees working at the facility in Killarney and serves to illustrate the Engineering capability prevailing at the plant," he said.

"These Ship to Shore cranes, when fully commissioned, will take their place alongside eight previously delivered cranes to Maher Terminals and we expect will make a significant contribution to the efficient handling of container traffic in the North American and global market."

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The actor to play Michael Collins revealed

Killarney Musical Society has revealed that the renowned Keith Dwyer Greene will take the lead role in ‘Michael Collins A Musical Drama’. The society is in the final stages of […]

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Killarney Musical Society has revealed that the renowned Keith Dwyer Greene will take the lead role in ‘Michael Collins A Musical Drama’.

The society is in the final stages of preparation  for  its March 5 to 7 performances at the INEC.

Final rehearsals are in full flight at the Heights Hotel and earlier this week Keith Dwyer Greene arrived in full costume.

He had spent the day with the army’s The Band 1 Brigade of The Irish Defence Forces, where he is a full-time flautist.

He is also co-owner and founder of The Bellevue Academy of Performing Arts.

Keith trained in music and musical theatre in University College Cork and The Cork School Of Music.

“He has performed with many musical societies and had many great leading roles. He worked with the late Bryan Flynn who wrote the book, music and lyrics of ‘Michael Collins A Musical Drama’. He has great admiration for him and says what he did with this show is genius. Keith says he adores the role of Michael Collins,” explained PRO Linda O’Donoghue.

Flynn’s book, music and lyrics can only be secured by two musical society’s each year.
Michael Collins A Musical Drama is a moving, dynamic, resonant piece of musical theatre.

It is the dramatization of a changing period of Irelands history. It brings to life The 1916 Rising, The War Of Independence and The Civil War.

“At the same time it is telling an intimate, human love story and how love and politics inflamed the period. This musical drama has war, heroism, love, villainy, tragedy and triumph all wrapped up. It has a distinctly Irish voice. Such numbers as ‘Fly the flag of Freedom ‘ will have the hairs standing on the back of your neck and ‘Every Heart Awaken ‘ will bring tears to your eyes,” added Linda.

Tickets available at The INEC box office and from a pop-up box office at The Laurels Bar, Market Cross from 12 noon to 4pm on Friday and Saturday this week.

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Gleeson Dental now offering facial aesthetics

Gleeson Dental, located on St Anthony’s Place, is now offering facial aesthetics. It is the latest offering from the town centre practice. Dr Susan Gleeson graduated as a general dental […]

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Gleeson Dental, located on St Anthony’s Place, is now offering facial aesthetics.

It is the latest offering from the town centre practice.

Dr Susan Gleeson graduated as a general dental surgeon 27 years ago.

She previously worked in England and Cork before returning home to Killarney in 2009 to take over her father’s dental practice with her sister Katie.

“More recently, I decided to pursue my keen interest in facial aesthetics. Hence, I embarked on an intensive training course,” she told the Killareny Advertiser.
“This mentorship is under the guidance of Dr Sheila Li, a Harley Street based dentist with over 10 years’ experience in facial aesthetics. Every year following an interview process, Sheila takes on six trainees and I was lucky enough to get this amazing training opportunity.”
The course is a year-long process involving in-depth learning and hands-on clinical training days in Dr Sheila’s Harley Street clinic.
The course, also, extends to treatment planning cases with Dr Sheila, thus allowing access to her vast knowledge when planning treatments for Dr Gleeson’s patients.
“Therefore, I am now able to offer a vast array of facial aesthetic treatments at Gleeson Dental. These treatments include the use of Botox to reduce the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles. In addition to this, Botox has a wide range of additional applications, including the treatment of tooth grinding, headaches, gummy smiles, neck bands and excessive underarm sweating,” she added.
Dermal filler treatments are, also, available to treat issues related to volume loss while skin booster treatments such as Sunekos and Profhilo can be used to regenerate and rehydrate tired looking skin.
Facial aesthetics may conjure up images of over-filled expressionless people but Susan hopes to change people’s view of it.

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