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“We’ll fight wind turbine plans”




By Michelle Crean

East Kerry locals - in fear for their health and well-being - this week called for an urgent public meeting as plans for wind turbines and a solar farm for their area became known.

A huge gathering turned out in Barradubh Community Field on Tuesday evening where health issues were aired as they became aware that 14 wind turbines 190 metres in height could potentially become part of their landscape.

Although it’s thought that plans for the project are in the very early stages, locals formed the East Kerry Wind Awareness Group (EKWAG) in a bid to oppose it - as they say it’ll not only ruin their beautiful landscape but cause a huge disruption to their lives due to the flicker and sound of the “monstrous” turbines.

In recent weeks, locals became aware of the plans for the project after landowners were approached by Galway consultancy business Land Solutions within MKO who represent the developer. It’s understood that no contracts have yet been signed.

Surveys were also being conducted on the roads in and around the Knocknahoe, Knockyshehane, Raheen, Barraduff and Carrigeen areas, explained local Margaret Campion.

“As far as we know no planning has gone in for the turbines and the solar farm yet,” Margaret told the Killarney Advertiser.
“But we have heard through the neighbours that surveys were being carried out in the area last month including an Environmental Impact Survey in the Raheen area.”

She explained that this area is not open for consideration by the Council and that as a community they’ll fight any plans going forward.

“The developers just want to make money, some people have no scruples. Where I live there’s a lovely walk where I can enjoy peace and quiet. To think that’ll just be ripped up is something altogether. It’s annoying to think people can land in anywhere and see what they can do with it. We don’t know the exact area yet as it’s early stages but whether it’s next to me or not we work as a community and will stick together.”

The Sliabh Luachra Wind Awareness Group (SLWAG), who won their High Court challenge in December for similar plans in their area, say that they will fully support their neighbours.

John McGarry from Land Solutions within MKO declined to make any comment when contacted yesterday (Thursday) by the Killarney Advertiser.

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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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