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“Because it’s April Fool’s Day, nobody believed me at first!” says Glenbeigh shop owner  

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PHOTO OF PREVIOUS WIN: Pictured are: Kieran Murphy opening a bottle of champagne to celebrate the €500,000 ticket sold at Sheahan’s Centra Glenbeigh with some staff members and customers Angela Teahan, Josephine Foley, Etain O’Meara, Maureen Griffin and Nadja Konig. Photo: Michelle Cooper Galvin

 

Lottery lightning strikes twice!

Lucky Kerry store sells winning EuroMillions Plus top prize of €500,000 for the second time in five weeks!

 

A lucky store in Glenbeigh, which is described as the ‘Jewel in the Ring of Kerry’ is today toasting their second EuroMillions Plus top prize win of €500,000 in the space of five weeks, after they sold another winning ticket in last night’s (Tuesday) draw.

Sheahan’s Centra store in Glenbeigh, previously sold the winning ticket for the EuroMillions Plus draw on Friday, February 28, and store owner, Aisling Sheahan said that excitement in the picturesque village is starting to grow as she convinces her customers that this latest win isn’t an elaborate April’s Fool prank.

“Because it’s April Fool’s Day, nobody believed me at first!” she said.

“To sell one EuroMillions Plus prize worth €500,000 is amazing, but to sell another one a matter of weeks later is just truly unbelievable. In the space of five weeks, we have sold two prizes worth a combined €1 million. That is just magical stuff for a small village like Glenbeigh.”

The winning EuroMillions Plus numbers for last night’s draw were: 08, 15, 23, 41, 42. The winning Quick Pick ticket was sold yesterday (Tuesday).

This is the third major National Lottery win in two years for Sheahan’s Centra in Glenbeigh, who also sold a winning Lotto Plus 2 ticket worth €250,000 in February 2018.

“We’re a local shop and given the restrictions in place at the moment, the vast majority of our customers are people from the village. We’re absolutely thrilled that one of these people have become a half a million euro richer overnight. Above all, we wish them good health and we hope that they can enjoy the prize once life returns to normality,” added the lucky store owner.

The National Lottery has confirmed that it is still waiting from the previous Glenbeigh winner of the EuroMillions Plus top prize of €500,000 from Friday, February 28.

 

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Relief as indoor dining finally resumes

By Michelle Crean After almost 500 days of closures the sense of relief was evident this week as restaurants, cafés and bars were finally allowed to welcome customers back in. Some had reopened for outdoor dining previously to help keep their businesses afloat but it was back to normal on Monday. According to the new […]

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By Michelle Crean

After almost 500 days of closures the sense of relief was evident this week as restaurants, cafés and bars were finally allowed to welcome customers back in.

Some had reopened for outdoor dining previously to help keep their businesses afloat but it was back to normal on Monday.

According to the new rules as set out by Fáilte Ireland and the Government, in order for customers to access indoor service, they must show proof that they are fully vaccinated or have recovered from COVID-19 in the past six months. Those who are not yet vaccinated can only be served outside.

A maximum of six people aged 13 and over are allowed per table and it’s advised that face coverings be worn when not at the table, there is no time limit, customers can only eat or drink at a table and not at the bar or counter, and one person must give their details for contract tracing purposes. Live music and dancing is not allowed.

The Killarney Advertiser spoke to a number of businesses this week and overall the feeling was relief that they can finally get back to normal service but the issue of staffing still remains.

Brian Murphy from Courtney’s Bar said he was feeling nervous.

“I’m feeling nervous as we don’t have enough staff,” he said. “It’s a Monday so hopefully we can cope. Things will settle down and we’ll find a level we are all happy with.”

At the Porterhouse Restaurant Lee O’Callaghan said “It’s great to be back open and have people coming into the restaurant”.

“Hopefully we have a long season after being closed for so long.”

Staff at Reidy’s, Ellen Shannon, Rory Carroll and Jack Sweeney, added that they’re delighted to return to indoor dining.

“Hopefully we get back to normal soon and to brighter days ahead.”

At Jimmy Brien’s Bar in Fair Hill, customers echoed the same sentiments about being finally open.

“We are delighted to be back,” Danjoe Aherne said.

“We appreciate everything Alan Breen has done for us. We’re glad to be back home again!” Charlie Buckingham said.

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Time to get your skates on!

By Sean Moriarty People of Killarney are being urged to have their say on a new skateboard park before next week’s deadline. A public consultation on the project has been launched by Kerry County Council. Cllr Donal Grady, who first put forward the idea of a Killarney skateboard park in 2018, is urging the people […]

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By Sean Moriarty

People of Killarney are being urged to have their say on a new skateboard park before next week’s deadline.

A public consultation on the project has been launched by Kerry County Council.

Cllr Donal Grady, who first put forward the idea of a Killarney skateboard park in 2018, is urging the people of the town to have their say.

It is proposed to build the park on land adjacent to the Killarney Sports and Leisure Centre with help and support from the KDYS.

“In 2017 a group of skateboard enthusiasts approached me, they had no designated safe area to enjoy their sport. Sport is vital for youths, stakeboarding increases metabolism, improves balance and enhances coordination use,” Cllr Grady told the Killarney Advertiser.

“Skateboarding is now an Olympic sport. I commend Kerry County Council, management, engineers and the planning team for getting the project to this stage, it’s now up to the people of Killarney to have their say. It’s vital positive submissions are lodged by Wednesday, August 25,”

Submissions can be lodged to the Playground Unit, Finance Dept, Kerry County Council.

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