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All are welcome to play their cards right to help Maureen

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HEADFORD resident Maureen Kelliher was diagnosed with multiple sclerosis in February of last year and since then, her everyday life has changed drastically because of her condition.

Unable to walk without any support Maureen uses a walking aid constantly to help her go about her everyday life. “What most would take for granted like simply being able to sit in a car or do the shopping, is a struggle Maureen strives to overcome,” said her friend Mary McCarrick. “She has always been an active member of the community and though she remains one, her circumstances have become extremely different since her diagnosis."

In recent weeks her pals joined forces to form the organisation Friends of Maureen Kelliher and they are currently organising a few fundraisers. “The funds raised will make life a little easier for Maureen and her four children for the future,” said another friend, Ann Courtney.

All are welcome to support a card drive which takes place at 7pm February 19 in the community hall in Glenflesk. “We would appreciate support on the night and/or a donation of spot prizes would be greatly appreciated,” said Mary.

In addition, on March 4, the group is hosting a coffee morning in the Kerry Way Bar from 10.30am to 1pm. “Again all support and spot prizes would be greatly appreciated,” said Ann.

Having ignored her symptoms for a long time, Maureen says wishes she had contacted her doctor sooner. “Therefore, it is essential that those who think that they might be experiencing symptoms of M.S. to contact their doctor sooner rather than later,” she added.

Maureen described the support she and her family have received from the MS Society of Ireland, the HSE and the local community as “overwhelmingly positive”. “It is with their help that life has become easier for Maureen and her family to cope with the circumstances they have been faced with,” added Ann.
Donations can be given to the following credit unions – Killarney Credit Union, BIC: KIROIE21
IBAN: IE81KIRO99219319086211, A/C number 60169; Rathmore Credit Union, BIC: RDRNIE21, IBAN: IE65RDRN99106300229745, A/C number 14087. "You can also put your donation in an envelope and drop it into Denis O'Brien’s shop in Glenflesk; Spillane’s Bar, Headford; or Tadgh O'Donoghue's Shop, Barraduff," added the Friends of Maureen Kelliher.
 


 
Front, Mary Lyne, John O'Donoghue, Deputy Danny Healy-Rae, Mary McCarrick, Maureen Kelleher; back, Derry Healy, Denis O'Sullivan, Jack O'Donoguhue, Tim Murphy, Claire Brosnan, Kathleen O'Connor, Ann Courtney, Peg and Mary O'Sullivan.
PICTURE: DYLAN CLIFFORD

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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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