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Students create fairy magic in Deenagh

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FAIRY MAGIC: Students from Killarney Community College Lulu Healy and Luke O'Sullivan pictured with one of the new fairy houses.

By Michelle Crean

Children from Killarney and beyond will be thrilled to discover a magical new fairy trail in Deenagh which has just been unveiled by local students.

Just in time for the midterm break Killarney Community College students launched the 'Deenagh Fairy Trail' with fairy houses designed and created by art and TY students under the watchful eye of art teacher Michelle Mahony and TY co-ordinator Kerri McCarthy.

"Each of the houses is themed on our built and natural heritage," Kerri McCarthy said.

"The students, with Ms Mahony had the idea to create houses for fairies linked to places and themed around Killarney. This idea makes the pieces unique and one of a kind. The ideas started in late 2019 but the project was brought to a halt for some time due to school closures. Ms Mahony was delighted that students got right on task when they started back in September to complete this exciting project."

The materials used for the fairy houses is kept as natural as possible with tree trunks being the main material of construction along with slate and other stones, glass, copper, ceramic and finished off with brightly coloured paints. Each piece has its own theme, she added.

There are seven houses in total and the list are as follows: The Deenagh Fairy, The Waterfall Fairy, The Castle Fairy, The Coppermines Fairy, The Abbey Fairy, The Bricin Dinis Fairy and finally The Fairy of the Forest.

"It has been another wonderful opportunity for the students of Killarney Community College and Ms Mahony to work with Killarney Looking Good to create pieces to enhance the local environment and create a little magic for young and old alike."

Yvonne Quill Chairperson of the Looking Good Committee congratulated the students on such fantastic pieces, each house unique in its own right and with a clear link to heritage and cultural assets.

"This is the second project the students have undertaken in conjunction with the committee and we look forward to working together again in the future. A word of thanks as well to James Purcell who made the signs for each house. We look forward to the children of Killarney getting such joy from the trail."

The project was supported by Kerry County Councils Community Enhancement Programme through the Department of Rural and Community Development.

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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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