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Box clever for a delicious Christmas gift for a loved one abroad

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The hampers and care packages from Just Like Home are always welcome gifts. PICTURE: MIKI BARLOK

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SET up by an enterprising husband-and-wife team, Just Like Home is an exciting Irish company selling a selection of much-loved Irish products such as Barry’s Tea, Tayto Crisps, Cadburys Chocolate and Bisto Gravy across the globe.

These products are sent with a personalised message and delivered to any country in the world. There are currently three different products with pricing starting from €19.99 for the mere essentials. “We basically packaged up all the treats that people miss from home when they go abroad and send them more of a care package than a hamper of products that they don’t necessarily want,” said Donogh O’Herlihy.

As for the contents of a typical hamper? Your recipient will be treated to six packs of Tayto Cheese & Onion, a selection box, two packs of Meanie, two packs of Hula Hoops BBQ flavour, a box of Barry's Tea Gold Blend (40 teabags), a box of Lyons Original Blend (40 teabags), Bisto Gravy (original, 170g), Knorr curry sauce, Knorr Farmhouse Vegetable soup, Jaffa cakes, Cadbury fingers, Cadbury Purple Snack (six), Cadbury Extra Large Dairy Milk, 100g, Cadbury Crunchie (four bars), Cadbury Curly Wurly, and Lovehearts (two packs). “The company was created on the premise that most families now have at least one family member living and working abroad. Just Like Home was set-up in April 2012 and has already delivered over 7,000 packages to countries such as the United States, Australia, New Zealand, Canada, England, South Korea, Hong Kong, India, Singapore, Dubai, Cayman Islands, Colombia, Vietnam, Georgia and strangely enough Ireland!” said Donogh

“Many recipients now open the parcel on Skype in-front of their families on Christmas morning – it seems that the contents just help to bring them all a little closer to home. As well as online orders, we take hundreds of orders over the phone in the weeks leading up to Christmas – each recipient of our parcels receives a personalised note from the sender and these messages can be very emotional.” Check out www.justlikehome.ie
 


 
Above: The hampers and care packages from Just Like Home are always welcome gifts.
PICTURE: MIKI BARLOK

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Local activities this weekend for National Heritage Week

A number of events will take place in Killarney this weekend as part National Heritage Week 2022 which runs until this Sunday. This year’s theme is biodiversity and sustainability. Tomorrow […]

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A number of events will take place in Killarney this weekend as part National Heritage Week 2022 which runs until this Sunday.

This year’s theme is biodiversity and sustainability. Tomorrow (Saturday) the Life in the Bogs – Family Funday in Cronin’s Yard, Beaufort, runs from 10.30am – 2.30pm.
Activities include; Bog in a Bottle activity – learn about how bogs are made, Plants of the Bog – learn about the different plants in the bog and how to tell them apart, Pond Dipping in Bog Pool – Use nets and find out what creepy crawlies can be found in Bog pools, Birds and Mammals of the Bog – learn about the different animals that live in our bogs, and a Scavenger Hunt. Tickets are free but bring €2 for parking.

On Sunday the Harpers for Heritage concert takes place at Muckross Schoolhouse with Fiachra Ó Corragáin, Máire Ní Chathasaigh and Chris Newman from 7.30pm to 9pm.

There’ll also be an exhibition from the Killarney National Park Photography Competition based on the theme of ‘Our History, Our Future’ in Killarney House and Gardens while the Me and the Moon will create Bee/Bug hotels and sustainable eco bird feeders today (Friday) and tomorrow (Saturday) from 11am – 4pm at Muckross Schoolhouse.

The Heritage Council is encouraging people to visit www.heritageweek.ie to see what other events are taking place in their locality or across the country. Participants can browse the website and create a bespoke National Heritage Week ‘Events Trail’ to help them plan their week according to their location, their particular heritage interests and their preferred event type, such as a festival, performance, exhibition or re-enactment.

“This year, National Heritage Week looks to the past to create a better future,” Chief Executive of the Heritage Council of the Heritage Council, Virginia Teehan, said.

“The theme of sustainable heritage and biodiversity encourages us all to reflect on how our history and heritage can play a part in protecting our planet. Whether it’s learning a new skill like embroidery, blacksmithing or pottery making; better understanding how to prevent biodiversity loss in our own back gardens or country lanes; or gaining fresh insight into the history of our art, music or the Irish language and sharing this knowledge among friends and family, there are endless ways to get involved. I would encourage people to visit the National Heritage Week website and browse the vast array of events and projects taking place and plan their week.”

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Killarney girl has an important part to play in Rose Festival

By Michelle Crean A little Killarney girl has had her dreams come true after being selected as a Rose Bud in this year’s Rose of Tralee International Festival. Chloe Nott […]

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By Michelle Crean

A little Killarney girl has had her dreams come true after being selected as a Rose Bud in this year’s Rose of Tralee International Festival.

Chloe Nott (7) from Fossa was thrilled to find out that she has been paired with Arizona Rose Sophie Owen.

She’s now super excited as the Festival kicks off tonight (Friday) and is looking forward to being part of the big parades which attract thousands to the streets of Tralee tomorrow (Saturday) and again on Sunday.

“We found out about three weeks ago, she was picked from hundreds from all around the country,” Chloe’s mom Gemma told the Killarney Advertiser.

Last Saturday the Rose Buds came together for the first time in the Meadowlands Hotel in Tralee where they met the Kerry Rose Édaein O’Connell and received their sashes.

Tonight (Friday) they’ll enjoy a party in the Meadowlands and have a busy weekend meeting and greeting people when they take part in the Festival’s activities including a trip to the Kingdom Greyhound Stadium.

“I’m so excited to meet my Arizona Rose,” Chloe, who is going into Second Class in Fossa National School, said.

Gemma and her husband Eric and son Luke (9) went to Reidys in Killarney to tell Chloe the exciting news.

“My mom gave me a rose and told me I was a Rose Bud. After she told me I was bursting with excitement.”

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