Connect with us

News

New chef is serving up mouth-watering meals

Published

on

By Michelle Crean

There's a new face behind the scenes at one local restaurant on High Street who is serving up mouthwatering meals to the customers.

 

Hemant Tajpuriya has joined the team at TOBA as their new Head Chef, creating authentic southeast Asian recipes.

From Nepal, located in southeast Asia, Hemant's ethos ties in nicely with TOBA's who have a strong emphasis on delivering healthy, nutritious, clean food for customers at great value.

Hemant coming on board re-enforces this authenticity, explained Manager Darragh Walshe.

"Hemant brings enormous experience to our team," Darragh told the Killarney Advertiser.
"He grew up in a small town called Biratnagar located in the southern part of Nepal, with a passion for cooking and went on to graduate with a diploma in food production and quality control."

Hemant arrived in Ireland six years ago to further his education, has worked in some of the best well known Asian restaurants since his arrival and has been the Head Chef for the past three years in his most recent position.

Good fortune has brought Hemant to TOBA. He was down visiting a friend in Killarney during the summer who happened to be a member of the TOBA team and was introduced to Darragh.

"It was the feel good factor that Hemant had for the town of Killarney and the people that made his decision an easy one. He said since his arrival in Ireland he has never seen a town so beautiful. He has been made to feel really welcome by everyone he has met and is looking forward to the next chapter in his life in Kerry."

OPEN

Darragh said that TOBA will remain open going forward as a takeaway and delivery service.

"It was a devastating blow earlier this week for the entire hospitality sector and for Killarney in particular," he said.

"We want to keep our doors open to provide a service for the community. We are just about to reach our one year anniversary and it has been one hell of a rollercoaster. Despite all the setbacks we go to work each day with a positive frame of mind and just keep plugging away. The locals were absolutely brilliant to us over our opening few months and during the lockdown in particular they were unbelievably supportive. We ran some social media campaigns as a sign of our appreciation for all the local heroes for their efforts during the early stages of the pandemic and it is because of all this support that we will keep the business going."

TOBA will be open five days a week for the moment from Wednesday to Sunday from 4.30pm to 9.30pm. "We will provide takeaways, collections and deliveries every night and we will run some competitions to try and keep the spirits up during these difficult times."

Continue Reading
Advertisement

News

County Board open to GAA museum proposals

By Sean Moriarty The Kerry County GAA Board said it would operate “an open door policy” for any plans to build a GAA museum in the county. There have been talks at a political level to build such a museum in Kerry with political rivals in Killarney and Tralee both pushing for it to be built […]

Published

on

0212683_shutterstock1835613118.jpg

By Sean Moriarty

The Kerry County GAA Board said it would operate “an open door policy” for any plans to build a GAA museum in the county.

There have been talks at a political level to build such a museum in Kerry with political rivals in Killarney and Tralee both pushing for it to be built in their home town.

Before he retired from politics in April, Michael Gleeson was campaigning to build a GAA and cultural museum on the grounds of Fitzgerald Stadium.

His campaign goes back several years before the recession set in, with a €0.5 million bridging loan secured from Croke Park along with funding from Fáilte Ireland. That funding was lost with the onset of the recession before 2010.

Tim Murphy, the outgoing chairman of the Kerry County Board, has confirmed to the Killarney Advertiser that no approaches have been made to the County Board at executive level during his five year stint at the helm.

However, he said the Board would be open to such approaches provided there is sound financial planning behind the project in place.

“The first and most important aspect is the capital funding and my understanding is there needs to be Fáilte Ireland funding in place first,” he told the Killarney Advertiser. “If it gets up and running, there needs to be very clear talks with all stakeholders so everyone knows each others expectations. A museum attracts footfall, but it costs a lot of money to run. We would offer an open door policy to all proposals but funding, first from a capital point of view and then from an operational point of view, will need to be in place.”

Attachments

Continue Reading

News

Loreto pupils are happy to help save the planet

By Michelle Crean School pupils are fast becoming the next generation of environmentalists thanks to a brand new litter-picking campaign. Happy to help save the planet one bit of litter at a time are the children from Scoil Bhríde, Loreto NS, who are currently partaking in the Picker Pal Programme. It’s all about taking on […]

Published

on

0212695_0212741IMG3776_1.jpg

By Michelle Crean

School pupils are fast becoming the next generation of environmentalists thanks to a brand new litter-picking campaign.

Happy to help save the planet one bit of litter at a time are the children from Scoil Bhríde, Loreto NS, who are currently partaking in the Picker Pal Programme.

It’s all about taking on a litter-picking adventure in their local area as well as learning songs, reading storybooks, filling in activity books while witnessing that their real-world actions are making a positive difference and inspiring others to join the movement.

Picker Pals is a unique primary school programme that gives children the tools and motivation to become the next generation of environmentalists, teacher Claire O’Meara explained.

“The Picker Pal Programme is a fantastic initiative and will go a long way to raise awareness of the impact litter has on our environment,” she told the Killarney Advertiser.

Real litter-picking is motivated by a Picker Pack made from upcycled dinghy sails and containing adult and child litter-picking tools, gloves, hi-vis vests and safety information.

“This pack is then taken home by a different pupil every week. That child takes their adult on a litter-picking adventure. The children then tell the story of their litter-picking adventures through art and writing. Raising awareness is an essential part of the solution to littering. Picker Pals gives young people the tools and positive motivation to steward their local environment and make the world a better place.”

The programme, run by environmental NGO VOICE Ireland, is funded by the Department of the Environment, Climate and Communications and various local authorities across Ireland.

Now in its third year of operation, over one thousand schools all across Ireland will be taking part in the Picker Pals programme this year. In Kerry, 29 schools are taking part, and Scoil Bhríde, Loreto is delighted to be included, she added.

Attachments

Continue Reading

LOCAL ADS

Last News

Advertisement

Sport

Trending