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Piaras Kelly of Kerry Climbing, on Cnoc na Peiste, MacGillycuddy's Reeks, organiser, Killarney’s Ultimate High Peaks Challenge which takes place on July 9. PICTURE: VALERIE O’SULLIVAN

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Piaras Kelly of Kerry Climbing, on Cnoc na Peiste, MacGillycuddy's Reeks, organiser, Killarney’s Ultimate High Peaks Challenge, which takes place on July 9. PICTURE: VALERIE O’SULLIVAN
 


 
HAVE you got what it takes to take part in Killarney’s Ultimate High Peaks Challenge? This spectacular one-day event, in the MacGillycuddy’s Reeks, will test participants’ endurance, stamina and self-sufficiency in some of Ireland’s toughest mountain terrain. This year’s challenge takes place on Saturday, July 9.
Kerry is the adventure capital of Ireland and Killarney’s Ultimate High Peaks Challenge is certainly the pinnacle of all mountain adventures with the most dramatic mountain scenery in Ireland.
It promises to be an exhilarating and truly unique event in which participants will self-navigate along a pre-planned marshalled route across the highest mountain range in the country – the magnificent MacGillycuddy’s Reeks.
Adventure enthusiasts will trek over 25km of stunning, wild, rugged mountain terrain ticking off many of Ireland’s highest summits with a total height gain of over 2500 meters.
The event is organised by Piaras and Catherine Kelly of KerryClimbing.ie, both active mountaineers and outdoors enthusiasts with a vast knowledge of the Kerry mountains. “This is not a race…but a challenge event, where participants will test their personal navigational skills, fitness, determination and stamina,” said Catherine.
Piaras added: “The Killarney Ultimate High Peaks Challenge is organised and run by Mountain enthusiasts for Mountain enthusiasts.”
KerryClimbing is one of the leading guiding and mountain adventure activity providers in the South West with extensive experience and knowledge of running safety and rescue back up for a variety of mountain events.
The grand finale to this exhausting but memorable mountain challenge will culminate with a vibrant and well-deserved after-party and barbecue in Cronin’s Yard. The medals will also be presented to mark your participation in the event.
“Here you can finally kick back and enjoy a delicious array of freshly prepared salads, delectable cooked meats and home baked breads all served by our event caterers and chefs and washed down perhaps with a few nice cold beers from the ‘High Peaks’ bar. Enjoy a drink on us as we toast to one truly amazing day!” said Catherine.
“If you’ve any ounce of energy left you might be tempted to take to the floor and dance a jig or two but after such a long tiring day on your feet no one can blame you if you’d much prefer to just chill and relax and soak in the eclectic atmosphere and sounds of traditional Irish music with the stars twinkling above and surrounded by the silhouetted majestic peaks you now know so well.
Registration is now open and places are limited; see www.killarneypeakschallenge.com

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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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