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Sing-song brightens residents’ day



SINGING: Pupils from Kilcummin National School, pictured with Garda Brendan O'Donovan, gathered outside Our Lady of Lourdes Nursing Home to sing Christmas carols on Wednesday morning.


By Michelle Crean

Sounds of Christmas carols from young voices brought a huge sense of happiness to many in Our Lady of Lourdes Nursing Home this week.

Pupils from First and Second Class at Kilcummin National School gathered at a social distance outside the home and sang loud and proud on Wednesday morning as part of the An Garda Síochána 'Christmas Together' campaign.

The pupils were joined by the organiser, Garda Brendan O’Donovan, who collected cards created by the pupils of Kilcummin NS for the residents of the nursing home and other nursing homes in the Killarney area.

"We are encouraging families to drop presents for the residents and staff of the nursing homes in the Killarney vicinity, to Killarney Garda Station," principal Gillian Sheehan told the Killarney Advertiser.

"The cards and gifts will be dropped to the residents after undergoing a rigorous sanitising process by Garda Brendan and his colleagues at Killarney Garda Station. Thanks to Garda O'Donovan for his commitment to this festive community initiative. Thanks also to class teacher Miss McCarthy and SNA Teresa for organising the visit to the grounds of our neighbouring nursing home. We look forward to welcoming the residents back into the school in the future when it will be safe to do so. In the interim, we hope to help the An Garda Síochána 'Christmas Together' campaign with some outdoor, socially distanced, carol singing and music. Our senior pupils will spread some festive cheer to the residents of the Heather Lee Nursing Home with a short outdoor music session, thanks to teacher Mr Kelliher and Tony O’ Connor, Kilcummin Comhaltas, later this week. This event is weather dependent, so we are preparing a live Zoom session in the event that the clouds try to dampen festive spirits in Kilcummin!"

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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.
Magnesium Chloride has valuable mineral salt and permits cellular balance, combats stress and fluid retention, and has anti-bacterial properties.

Zinc oxide, bacterium properties and anti-inflammatory.

Sodium Chloride detoxifies tissues and tightens the skin.

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.
The skin may feel a little different while the clay is working, but the results are worth it. It’s a great treatment after weight loss, pregnancy, liposuction or just re-energises you as a whole.
for more information or to make an appointment call Jill at 064-6632966


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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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