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Michael Healy-Rae to introduce Aunty Nellie

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The team at Aunty Nellie's Sweetshop, Killarney. The official launch will be performed by Deputy Michael Healy-Rae on August 28.

INDEPENDENT KERRY TD Michael Healy-Rae will be like the fabled kid in a candy store when he performs the official launch of Aunty Nellie’s Sweetshop this month.

In a change of pace from the cut and thrust of Dáil Éireann, the Kilgarvan politician will be showing off his sweeter side when he cuts the tape on the popular Killarney shop on Sunday, August 28.

Aunty Nellie’s opened its doors earlier this year creating five new full and part-time jobs, and has proven to be a great addition to shopping in Killarney.

The “Secret Party” on August 28 aims to give a little something back to the local community after a successful first few months.

“This is an invitation to everyone to come along on the day and to join our celebration, it has been a busy few months for us so this is our opportunity to say a big thank you to everyone who has supported us,” store manager PJ O’Sullivan said.

PJ and the team are hoping to treat a few new friends on the day also. “If you haven’t had a chance to visit us yet we would love to see you. There will be lots going on for all the family, and plenty of free samples too,” he said.

The official opening takes place with Deputy Michael Healy Rae at 2pm, but the fun family party will go on all day with entertainment from DJ Liam O’Riordan, face painting and balloons for the children, and some great prizes for kids of all ages up for grabs. The team at Aunty Nellie’s also have a lot of great secret surprises lined up on the day to ensure the party is a sweet success including their own Minion ready to have fun with everyone.

In addition to the cutting of the ribbon by Michael Healy Rae Sunday, August 28, will see the launch of Aunty Nellie’s new loyalty card.

The big launch day will allow Aunty Nellie’s to introduce the huge range of treats available in store including the hugely popular Katie’s Handmade Irish Chocolates, which have gone down a storm with locals and visitors alike. Aunty Nellie’s stocks an unbeatable range of sweets, artisan handmade ice cream from Featherbed Farm and American candies including Day’s sodas, Reeses and Hersheys. Aunty Nellie’s has perfect gifts with hampers which are created for you from retro to your favourite treats, cake plates, cone trees and gift vouchers.

Showing its more romantic side Aunty Nellie’s wedding favours and candy carts have already made dozens of Big Days in the Kingdom just a little bit sweeter.

The Secret Aunty Nellie’s party will kick off at the store in 1 Kenmare Place, Killarney, from 1pm; call instore or check out their Facebook page @AuntyNellies for all the up-to-date developments ahead of the big day.
 


 
Pictured above: Aunty Nellie’s store manager PJ O’Sullivan along with Stephanie Coffey and Ciara Murphy.

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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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