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Killarney locals came out in force over the weekend and helped to raise funds for Down Syndrome Kerry - by partaking in the Tom Crean Unsung Hero Cycle in association with Tour de Munster.

The cycle and family fun weekend took place on both Saturday and Sundayat Ballyseedy Home & Garden, Tralee.

The event, only in its second year, saw over 280 cyclists take to the road to raise essential funds for Down Syndrome Kerry.

The weekend pays homage to renowned explorer Tom Crean and also remembers Down Syndrome Kerry member, Emily Keohane, who sadly passed away in 2017.

The cycle included a 75km or 44km route on Saturday.

“Setting out from Ballyseedy at 10am, the cyclists took in Camp, Annascaul, Inch and Castlemaine before reaching the finish line at Ballyseedy to enjoy a BBQ, live music with the renowned Liam O’Connor and family fun,” Madeleine Doyle, from Beaufort who is PRO for Down Syndrome Kerry, said.
“Taking to the road in support again this year was David Wallace, former Munster and Ireland rugby player along with Aidan O’Mahony, former Kerry footballer and Dancing with The Stars winner, along with former Kerry Footballer Kieran Donaghy.

“Many cyclists from Killarney also took to the road to raise funds for DSK including Ken and Margaret O’Sullivan, parents of Ciara. No strangers to cycling, Danny Brosnan and Anthony Cronin spent the day on the bike, while Danny’s daughter Caoimhe and Anthony’s niece Niamh enjoyed the family fun at Ballyseedy.”
On Sunday, the inaugural Tom Crean historical walk took place, which included the cemetery where he was laid to rest and his family home in Annascaul. The walk was guided by Tom Crean’s granddaughter Aileen Crean O’Brien and Bill Sheppard, author of the book ‘Honouring Tom Crean’, who told many stories of Tom Crean’s life.

Family fun and activities continued in Ballyseedy with Zumba and drumming lessons as well as a BBQ, she added.

“A huge thanks to all the cyclists and sponsors who made the day a huge success for its second year.”

 

 

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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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