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World rally event will showcase ‘world class’ Kerry

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Confirmation that Tralee has been given the green light to host a stage of the World Rally Championship, pending government funding and approval of a calendar slot by the promoter, has been described as a fantastic boost for the county by Killarney Chamber of Tourism and Commerce.

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Munster Technological University in Tralee will play a central role if, as expected, Motorsport Ireland’s bid to stage the WRC proceeds with Kerry confirmed as one of three chosen locations, along with Limerick and Waterford.
The proposal is that they would alternate as host locations for Rally Ireland between 2025 and 2027 under the terms of the proposed combined three-year deal.
The funding decision is currently under consideration by the Department of Tourism, Culture, Arts, Gaeltacht, Sport and Media.
Killarney Chamber noted that the event, said to be worth over €300 million in the three-year period, is watched by a global television audience of close on 250 million people and the promotional opportunities for the entire county of Kerry would be immense.
In addition, it would attract thousands of people to Kerry, including crews, their back-up teams, families and rally supporters from all over the world.
The MTU North Campus, which incorporates the Kerry Sports Academy, has been identified as one of the preferred locations that meets the very strict WRC criteria.
Hugely impressed Motorsport Ireland officials described the state-of-the-art Tralee venue as “world class”.
The announcement was expected to be the selection of one location to host the WRC and the decision to rotate three venues came as a big surprise.
Killarney Chamber congratulated everybody involved in the successful Tralee bid and said their determination and powers of persuasion are a great advantage to the county.
“This is possibly a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to promote Kerry to a very loyal audience who love the sport and relish the spectacular terrain over which the drivers compete”.
“The event will showcase Kerry in the best light and, now that this crucial hurdle has been cleared, all our fingers are crossed that it will be ratified and funded,” said a statement issued by Chamber joint presidents Pádraig Treacy and Johnny McGuire.
It is anticipated that some of the stages incorporated in the rally would include iconic Kerry rally locations such as Moll’s Gap, Caragh Lake and Ballaghbeama and that would really help put the beauty of the county on the world map, the Chamber added.

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Gleeson Dental now offering facial aesthetics

Gleeson Dental, located on St Anthony’s Place, is now offering facial aesthetics. It is the latest offering from the town centre practice. Dr Susan Gleeson graduated as a general dental […]

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Gleeson Dental, located on St Anthony’s Place, is now offering facial aesthetics.

It is the latest offering from the town centre practice.

Dr Susan Gleeson graduated as a general dental surgeon 27 years ago.

She previously worked in England and Cork before returning home to Killarney in 2009 to take over her father’s dental practice with her sister Katie.

“More recently, I decided to pursue my keen interest in facial aesthetics. Hence, I embarked on an intensive training course,” she told the Killareny Advertiser.
“This mentorship is under the guidance of Dr Sheila Li, a Harley Street based dentist with over 10 years’ experience in facial aesthetics. Every year following an interview process, Sheila takes on six trainees and I was lucky enough to get this amazing training opportunity.”
The course is a year-long process involving in-depth learning and hands-on clinical training days in Dr Sheila’s Harley Street clinic.
The course, also, extends to treatment planning cases with Dr Sheila, thus allowing access to her vast knowledge when planning treatments for Dr Gleeson’s patients.
“Therefore, I am now able to offer a vast array of facial aesthetic treatments at Gleeson Dental. These treatments include the use of Botox to reduce the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles. In addition to this, Botox has a wide range of additional applications, including the treatment of tooth grinding, headaches, gummy smiles, neck bands and excessive underarm sweating,” she added.
Dermal filler treatments are, also, available to treat issues related to volume loss while skin booster treatments such as Sunekos and Profhilo can be used to regenerate and rehydrate tired looking skin.
Facial aesthetics may conjure up images of over-filled expressionless people but Susan hopes to change people’s view of it.

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Killarney postcode V93 home to the county’s most-expensive properties

With properties both for rent and for sale in short supply, prices in the Killarney area have remained strong. In fact, houses with the V93 eircode were, once again, the […]

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With properties both for rent and for sale in short supply, prices in the Killarney area have remained strong.

In fact, houses with the V93 eircode were, once again, the most expensive homes in Kerry over the past 12 months according to data published by the CSO Residential Property Price Index. The report shows that in the year to December 2023, the average cost of buying a home in Kerry was €242,000 up 5% from the previous year’s figure of €230,000
Nationally that figure now stands at €327,000.
The average house price within the V93 eircode region was €284,000, 17% approx. above the average price for a home within the county.
With supply levels at an all time low and with very little new construction in the pipeline, there is little sign of this changing in the immediate term.

Commenting on the market, Ted Healy of DNG, has expressed concern with the low volume of properties available for sale at present.
‘We have lots of interested buyers seeking property in the Killarney area but unfortunately, we cannot satisfy the demand at present. The past 12 months has seen us securing sales in record time for record levels.”

DNG Ted Healy will be launching a new development of townhouses in the Woodlawn area to the market in the coming months and report that demand is exceptionally high.
The expect these properties to sell out in record time.
And with construction due to commence shortly on another scheme of detached houses on Muckross Road, it is looking like a busy year ahead.
However, this will not be enough to satisfy the demand at present. Properties within the V93 area are highly sought after and in very short supply, resulting in strong prices being achieved.
So is now a good time to sell your property? Yes, according to DNG Ted Healy who is actively seeking properties for sale to satisfy their ever expanding list of buyers.

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