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Sheep Mops for Killarney National Park

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An ingenious system to reduce the prevalence of ticks that carry Lyme disease, in Killarney National Park, has been put forward by Fianna Fáil Councillor, Michael Cahill at this month's meeting of Kerry County Council.

Councillor Cahill has proposed that the Minister for Agriculture urgently investigate the effectiveness of a scheme introduced in the Scottish Moors, whereby sheep, having been regularly dipped to eradicate the ticks that carry Lyme disease were allowed graze there.

"This would reduce the spread of these dangerous ticks to humans," he said.

“These ‘Sheep Mops’ as they are known, could be used in Killarney National Park as a method of preventing this horrible, debilitating disease.
A man, who describes himself as a ‘Lyme Survivor’, recalled t when there were 3,000 sheep in the National Park. I believe it could be a very simple, cost effective project to introduce and apparently it has been an amazing success on the Scottish Moors."

“Dr John Lambert, who is an expert in the area of Lyme disease in Ireland, informed me that many GP's are not aware or informed of the symptoms of Lyme. He said that the HSE do not keep records of those effected in this country, in the United Kingdom, in Germany or any other known location. Dr Lambert said that the figure may be as high as 2,500 affected every year but we don't know,” said the Rossbeigh based Councillor.

“The figure is 70,000 in both Germany and France every year. Testing is not perfect and there is not a good understanding of it. Dr Lambert said that prevention and early intervention is critical. He said that wooden ‘Beware of Ticks’ signs should be erected in all Parks and areas where deer are present”, added Cahill.

“Finally, I would like again to call on the HSE to introduce testing and treatment at University Hospital Kerry as the numbers of cases are continuing to rise in both Kerry and Cork and from what we know the figures are higher in the Southern part of Ireland than the rest of the country," he told the meeting.

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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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Killarney postcode V93 home to the county’s most-expensive properties

With properties both for rent and for sale in short supply, prices in the Killarney area have remained strong. In fact, houses with the V93 eircode were, once again, the […]

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With properties both for rent and for sale in short supply, prices in the Killarney area have remained strong.

In fact, houses with the V93 eircode were, once again, the most expensive homes in Kerry over the past 12 months according to data published by the CSO Residential Property Price Index. The report shows that in the year to December 2023, the average cost of buying a home in Kerry was €242,000 up 5% from the previous year’s figure of €230,000
Nationally that figure now stands at €327,000.
The average house price within the V93 eircode region was €284,000, 17% approx. above the average price for a home within the county.
With supply levels at an all time low and with very little new construction in the pipeline, there is little sign of this changing in the immediate term.

Commenting on the market, Ted Healy of DNG, has expressed concern with the low volume of properties available for sale at present.
‘We have lots of interested buyers seeking property in the Killarney area but unfortunately, we cannot satisfy the demand at present. The past 12 months has seen us securing sales in record time for record levels.”

DNG Ted Healy will be launching a new development of townhouses in the Woodlawn area to the market in the coming months and report that demand is exceptionally high.
The expect these properties to sell out in record time.
And with construction due to commence shortly on another scheme of detached houses on Muckross Road, it is looking like a busy year ahead.
However, this will not be enough to satisfy the demand at present. Properties within the V93 area are highly sought after and in very short supply, resulting in strong prices being achieved.
So is now a good time to sell your property? Yes, according to DNG Ted Healy who is actively seeking properties for sale to satisfy their ever expanding list of buyers.

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