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Join the monster parade at Killarney Outlet Centre this Sunday

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Sally MacMonagle-Hussey, winner of the best dressed adult prize sponsored by Select Hotels, pictured with her daughters Amelie, Sophie and Juno at the annual HalloweÍen fancy dress parade in Killarney Outlet Centre on Sunday. PICTURE: EAMONN KEOGH

GHOSTS and ghouls will mingle with monsters and zombies at the Killarney Outlet Centre Halloween fancy dress parade this Sunday, October 30. The fun commences at 2pm and continues until 6pm with spooky swarms converging on the Outlet Centre.

Take it from us, it’s always a spook-tactic event, with covetable prizes and free fun activities for whole family.

The lucky winners of the fancy dress parade will receive a Roller RX Scooter for the best-dressed boy and a Speed Scooter for the best-dressed girl, both sponsored by O’Connor’s World of Wonder. The best-dressed family in association with Select Hotels will win a fabulous family break in Kenmare Bay Hotel B&B and one dinner for two adults and two children sponsored by Select Hotels and Kenmare Bay Hotel. The best-dressed adult will collect a family pass for Killarney Ghost Tours. All entrants are asked to donate €1 in support of Killarney Rotary Club’s campaign to End Polio Now.

Killarney Outlet Centre manager Paul Sherry said: “Every child will be given a goodie bag, kindly sponsored by Killarney Advertiser and there’s even a treat in store for parents, as everyone who comes along to the party will receive a voucher from Select Hotels of Ireland offering a free second night’s stay when you book one night away at any Select Hotel nationwide.”

The event will feature bouncy castles with A Time to Party, free Halloween face painting to put the finishing touch to your outfit and the chance to get creative at the free Halloween recycled arts and crafts workshops.

There will be free children’s entertainment with spooky storytelling sessions and Punch and Judy puppet shows in the yurt from 2pm to 4 pm. Killarney Candle Makers and Clay Fun will also be on hand to help you create a personalised candle or clay design – a small materials charge applies.
Ireland’s premier Outlet Centre hosts a bespoke arts, crafts and food fair on the ground floor on Saturday, October 29 and Sunday, October 30.
 


 
Above: Sally MacMonagle-Hussey, winner of the best dressed adult prize sponsored by Select Hotels, pictured with her daughters Amelie, Sophie and Juno at the annual HalloweÍen fancy dress parade in Killarney Outlet Centre on Sunday.
PICTURE: EAMONN KEOGH

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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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