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Manor West Summer Fair to celebrate local food producers and craftspeople

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ALL roads will lead to Manor West Shopping Centre and Retail Park at the weekend as its Summer Food and Craft Fair takes place this Saturday, July 29, from 12 noon to 5pm. The summer event is the first in a series of markets which will take place this year.

The food and crafts fair held in Manor West in past years are always a big draw and it’s an opportunity to celebrate the wealth of artisan producers who have thriving businesses in the Kingdom. An interesting and eclectic mix of local businesses will be showcasing their goods on the day, with produce such as artisan cheeses, Spanish cuisine, spices and seasonings, homemade cakes, jams and health snacks. There will also be some beautiful handmade creations, wood burning pieces and much more.

Speaking about the fair, Melanie Harty from Harty’s Foods said: “I just love taking part in the Manor West fairs. It’s a fantastic opportunity for all local business people to showcase their produce and creations as well as test any new ideas that they are trying to introduce to market. Derek has always been a great supporter of us and in return we are of him and Manor West.”

The fair promises to be a funfilled day out for all the family with balloon modellers, face painters and popular characters from the Kingdom Party Pals as well as Tony the Magician. Radio Kerry will also be there during the day chatting with some of the producers and craftspeople, playing great music, taking requests from visitors to the centre and there will be an opportunity to win some special spot prizes!

Derek Rusk, centre manager, said: “Supporting local is something everyone here at Manor West is very passionate about and we are delighted to be able to hold a Summer event that allows local artisan producers to showcase their products lovingly made in Kerry as well as offer a new experience to visitors – both local and the many holiday makers stopping off at Manor West. We hope everyone comes out to show their support and enjoys all the fun on the day.”

For more information on Manor West Shopping Centre and Retail Park and upcoming events visit www.manorwest.ie
 


 
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Above: Pictured at a previous Manor West fair are Teresa Foley, Heavenly Baked, Derek Rusk, manager, Manor West Shopping Centre, and Melanie Harty of Harty’s Foods. PICTURE: DOMNICK WALSH

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More than  38,000 homes, farms and businesses across the country without power

Gale force winds associated with Storm Barra, with gusts of over 130 km/h, are continuing to cause damage to the electricity network, currently affecting more than  38,000 homes, farms and businesses across the country. The damage is mainly attributable to fallen trees on overhead lines as a result of the high winds. ESB Networks’ crews will […]

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Gale force winds associated with Storm Barra, with gusts of over 130 km/h, are continuing to cause damage to the electricity network, currently affecting more than  38,000 homes, farms and businesses across the country.

The damage is mainly attributable to fallen trees on overhead lines as a result of the high winds. ESB Networks’ crews will continue to work late into the evening to restore power to those affected, where safe to do so, but unfortunately, some customers will remain without electricity overnight.

Since early morning and despite challenging conditions, ESB Networks have continued to restore power to customers across the country.
With the storm still crossing the country, more damage and interruptions to supply can be expected. ESB Networks reminds the public that if you come across fallen wires or damaged electricity network, never, ever touch or approach these as they may be LIVE and extremely dangerous.

All internal resources and contractors remain on alert and are responding to electricity outages once it is safe to do so. With a Red weather warning in the Southwest in effect until 9 pm tonight, and Co Clare until 1 am on Wednesday morning, some of our crews may not be mobilised on the ground until the worst of the severe weather passes.

We are advising all those impacted by outages that they should prepare to be without electricity overnight and into tomorrow, with some customers potentially without power beyond that. It is very important that any customers who use electrically powered medical devices should contact their healthcare professional to make alternative arrangements if necessary.

In addition to safety procedures associated with power restoration, crews continue to work under all national Covid-19 protocols with respect to hygiene, social distancing and PPE.

Customers without power can check for updates on when their fault is expected to be repaired at www.powercheck.ie

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“Avoid the Ballycasheen area of Killarney” Kerry County Council

County Kerry is now bearing the full brunt of Storm Barra and the Kerry Severe Weather Coordination Team reminds everyone that a Status RED weather warning, the highest such warning, remains in place for Kerry until 9pm. Kerry County Council is advising people to avoid the Ballycasheen area of Killarney Due to the significant risk […]

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County Kerry is now bearing the full brunt of Storm Barra and the Kerry Severe Weather Coordination Team reminds everyone that a Status RED weather warning, the highest such warning, remains in place for Kerry until 9pm.

Kerry County Council is advising people to avoid the Ballycasheen area of Killarney

Due to the significant risk to life and property, members of the public should remain indoors and not travel for the rest of the evening. Everyone is advised to follow updates on weather warnings from Met Éireann as well as the local media and social media.

There are an increasing number of roads closed or blocked because of fallen trees, electricity poles and spot flooding. Council crews will respond to issues when it is safe to do so and with the assistance of other agencies where required.

The N71 road at the Suspension Bridge in Kenmare remains closed to traffic as does the N70 Tralee to Castlemaine Road at the hairpin bends. There are a significant number of local and regional and local roads blocked or partially blocked by fallen trees, electricity poles and debris in all parts of the county so travel should be avoided.

The Ballycasheen Road in Killarney and Main Street in Ballybunion (and the surrounding area) should be avoided due to concerns about potential falling debris.

The Council’s emergency contact number is 066 7183588 and it will be operational through this evening and tonight.

Fallen electricity wires/poles and power outages should be reported to ESB Networks on 1800 372 999.

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