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The changing face of Killarney’s Streets



As work began on changing the face of Killarney streets this week to implement greater social distancing measures Kerry County Council say that in consultation with High Street traders the following was agreed:

· 1 large loading bay to be provided in the Glebe car park with three smaller loading bays

· KCC will examine the overall layout of the Glebe car park to assess if further suitable loading areas can be accommodated

· The provision of three car parking spaces on Monsignor O’Flaherty Road, subject to the approval of An Garda Síochána

· KCC will provide a loading bay outside Killarney Carpet & Furniture Store

· Increase in 15 minute set down high turnover spaces from 5 to 7pm

· Encourage resident parking permit holders to park in High Street car park.

· Rock Road car park will be free from 9-12am for July and August

“As a result of further consultation with traders we re-examined the plan for Lower High Street,” a Kerry County Council spokesperson said.

“In the redesign of the carriageway we are able to facilitate two parking spaces on the right hand side above New Market Lane (Milk Market Lane). The two parking spaces in the previous plan between Pawn Office Lane and Barry’s Lane have to be removed to facilitate parking on the opposite side. This revision has necessitated the repurposing of the loading bay at Dealz from 12pm to a pedestrian area. This is due to constraints on the footpath.

“These measures were intended to be implemented by way of temporary bollards. Guidance from the National Transport Authority has meant alternative temporary measures may be used. In the case of High Street as parking will remain outside on much of the carriageway, the temporary measures will be implemented by way of temporary kerbing. This has helped in the design of the carriageway."

The overall impact on parking is 13 spaces as previously identified.

There’ll be 15 minute set downs between Sewell’s Corner and Pawn Office Lane, between New Market lane and Hogan’s Lane, and between Bowers Lane and Ball Alley Lane.

There will also be three age friendly spaces provided between Sewell’s Corner and Pawn Office Lane.

The disability bay on the right hand side of High Street is being relocated further up the street with the agreement of the Killarney Access Group.

The implementation of these measures began on Wednesday evening.
“Again, these measures are to provide for a ‘Safe Street’ environment for all users of the town centre, to comply with current public health guidance on social distancing.”


What do you think of the new bollards and widened footpaths throughout the town? Do you think it looks unsightly or will this help with social distancing for pedestrians?

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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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