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BAKE OFF: Tara Tangney and Tracy Coyne pictured with Charlie Mae Mac Sweeney are organising a bake off next week in aid of the Great Bake Off for Crumlin and Temple Street. Photo: Michelle Crean

By Michelle Crean

It’s time to break out the baking equipment as two local ladies are planning a fundraiser for Crumlin Children’s Hospital and Temple Street.

Legion GAA club members, Tracy Coyne, previous winner TV3’s Great Irish Bake Off, and Tara Tangney of Tara’s Baked Bouquets, have organised the event to raise money for the children’s hospital.

‘The Great Irish Bake Off’  takes place next Friday, May 28 and Saturday, May 29 and both will be judging the competition.

It is open to all people not just Legion members and there are six categories: bread, tart/pie, cookie, small decorated cake, cupcake/muffin, large decorated cake but no fresh cream. There are two prizes for each category and drop off will be at Legion Clubhouse between 6-8pm next Friday.

Cake sale of baked goods will take place at Legion Clubhouse from 9.30am to 12.30pm on Saturday May 29.

And should you wish to donate some goods but not be judged in the competition that’s perfectly ok too, they said.

The duo are friends with Legion Club Secretary Lara O’Brien whose daughter Charlie Mae had open heart surgery shortly after birth last year. Now 17-months-old, she’s thriving but the women wanted to do something to help. Just last weekend Lara herself raised over €10k by running a marathon around Killarney with the funds going to play therapists in Crumlin.

“We’re delighted to be supporting such a great fundraiser,” Tracy Coyne told the Killarney Advertiser.

“We’re encouraging all the small bakers to get involved having been honing their skills over lockdown. We’re very excited to be looking at all their efforts.”

Tara, who will be personalising some cupcakes on Saturday and will be giving out tips and tricks, added that both she and Tracy “are happy to be giving something back”.

Entry is €1 and will be donated to Temple St/Crumlin. There will be a form to fill out on the day. Winners will be announced live on Legion’s Facebook page at 11am.

If you have any queries please contact legion.secretary.kerry@gaa.ie or alternatively Tara Tangney at 087 226 0209 or Tracy Coyne 087 760 0099.

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Green light for teen accommodation

By Michelle Crean  Plans for sheltered accommodation to house homeless teenagers in foster care have been given the go ahead. An Bord Pleanala has approved a three-storey building in Flemings Lane just off High Street, which will have eight bedrooms, two one bedroom apartments and one two bedroom apartment. The teens living within the premises […]

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By Michelle Crean
 

Plans for sheltered accommodation to house homeless teenagers in foster care have been given the go ahead.

An Bord Pleanala has approved a three-storey building in Flemings Lane just off High Street, which will have eight bedrooms, two one bedroom apartments and one two bedroom apartment.

The teens living within the premises will be supervised by applicant Eileen O’Brien who will live on the ground floor of the premises.

The two one-bed apartments on the second floor would either be rented out or used for independent living for the teenagers as they reach adulthood.

The two-bed apartment will be on the third floor. There are also plans for balconies at second and third floor levels.

The proposed apartment building is contemporary in design with a mix of stone and render finish on the lower floors and synthetic burned timber finish on the upper floors. The second floor is recessed at the front and the third floor is recessed at the front and the rear with a decorative feature on the front elevation comprising dark grey timber steel poles. The building will also have a flat roof.

Planning permission was granted subject to 14 conditions including a two-metre high boundary wall to be constructed on south, south-western boundaries of the site and there’s to be no overnight commercial guest accommodation.

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Fans return to Fitzgerald Stadium after eight months

By Sean Moriarty Officials from Fitzgerald Stadium remain hopeful that crowd capacity at the venue can be increased to 500 spectators in time for the Munster final on July 25 – subject to both national health guidelines and Kerry qualifying for the game. Last Saturday evening’s National League semi-final between Kerry and Tyrone was the […]

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By Sean Moriarty

Officials from Fitzgerald Stadium remain hopeful that crowd capacity at the venue can be increased to 500 spectators in time for the Munster final on July 25 – subject to both national health guidelines and Kerry qualifying for the game.

Last Saturday evening’s National League semi-final between Kerry and Tyrone was the first game at the stadium since the 2020 Kerry Petroleum Intermediate Club Football Championship Quarter-Final when Glenbeigh-Glencar played Beaufort on October 4 last year.

Due to current restrictions only 200 fans were allowed attend Saturday’s big match. That will remain in place for Kerry’s opening Munster Championship tie with Clare on June 26.

“It had been more than eight months since Fitzgerald Stadium welcomed back fans to the venue,” stadium PRO Tatyana McGough told the Killarney Advertiser. “Everything went exceptionally well.”

She is hopeful that more restrictions will be eased on July 5, paving the way for an increase in capacity to 500 fans in time for the July 25 Munster Final.

“It is likely that from July 5 up to 500 spectators may be permitted to attend games. We hope this number will increase for the Munster Final. If it is a Cork versus Kerry Munster Final the game will be fixed for Sunday July 25 at 4pm in the Fitzgerald Stadium. The stadium’s staff are very confident in being able to host any number of fans that may be allowed.”

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Garda appeal to park legally at beaches and public amenities

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An Garda Siochana is appealing to the public to park legally in designated car parks and spaces when visiting beaches, beauty spots and other public amenities. 

The good weather has seen an increase in dangerous illegal parking at these locations across the country in recent weeks. An Garda Siochana wants people to enjoy the summer but do so safely.

Parking illegally can lead to unnecessary risk and dangers such as pedestrians being forced to walk along dangerous roads. It can also prevent emergency services from gaining access to these amenities a seaside locations which could lead to the loss of life. 

“We encourage the public to plan their journeys and think safety first when parking your vehicle,” the Gardai said in a statement. 

“The outcome of parking illegally could be far more serious than a FCPN or vehicle towing and puts others and your own life at risk. 

An Garda Siochana reminds and encourages the public to social distance and follow public health guidelines when attending these locations this Summer.

An Garda Siochana is also supporting National Water Safety Awareness Week (June 14th – 20th). Information on this campaign and general water safety can be found on Water Safety Irelands Website – www.watersafety.ie/national-water-safety-awareness-week/

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