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Rowing together for a Wild Atlantic Way weekend

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Above: Members of Portmagee Rowing Club, Co Kerry, training for The All-Ireland Coastal Rowing Championships which will be hosted by Donegal Bay Rowing Club, at The Lakeside Centre, Ballyshannon, Co Donegal, this weekend, Friday, August 12, to Sunday, August 16. PICTURE: VALERIE O'SULLIVAN

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ALL eyes may have been on the Olympics at the weekend as high winds meant Sunday’s rowing events were postponed at the Lagoa Stadium in Rio, but conditions were perfect in Kerry as members of Portmagee Rowing Club got some training in ahead of the All-Ireland Coastal Rowing Championships.

The eagerly anticipated championships will take place at The Lakeside Centre, Ballyshannon, Co Donegal, this weekend. Donegal Bay Rowing Club is hosting the event, as 2700 rowers will descent on the magnificent Wild Atlantic ways oldest town in Ireland.

Donegal town will also be celebrating its inaugural Donegal Bay Maritime Festival.

More than 500 rowing crews from Cork, Kerry, Wexford, Wicklow, Dublin, Antrim, Belfast, Donegal, will each be competing for medals and a trophies, in the most coveted of rowing championships.

The opening ceremony and association awards will take place in Surfers Bar at the Sandhouse Hotel, Rossnowlagh, at 7.30pm on the Friday evening.

Leading adventurer, endurance athlete and mountaineer Jason Black will be the guest speaker.

Event PRO Mary B Teahan, said: “It is so fantastic to see a new club like Donegal Bay Rowing Club, hosting this years event. Competitors from along our Wild Atlantic Way from Cork to Donegal, from Wexford to Antrim will be participating in this year’s championships.”

The type of boat used in the Coastal Rowing Championships is called a “one design”.
 


 
Above: Members of Portmagee Rowing Club, Co Kerry, training for The All-Ireland Coastal Rowing Championships which will be hosted by Donegal Bay Rowing Club, at The Lakeside Centre, Ballyshannon, Co Donegal, this weekend, Friday, August 12, to Sunday, August 16; stroke, David Hussey, Fergus Keating, Madie Taylor and Thomas Hussey. 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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