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Online make-up tutorial to benefit Pieta House

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FUNDRAISING TUTORIAL: Make-up Artist Annette O’Brien is planning a make-up tutorial online this Thursday to raise funds for Pieta House. Photo: Michelle Crean

 

By Michelle Crean

One local make-up artist is planning to host her very first online makeup tutorial – and is donating proceeds to charity.

Annette O’Brien , who lives in Killarney, is asking ladies to donate just €10 for a live two hour tutorial – which takes place this Thursday - with all proceeds going to Pieta House.

“I choose Pieta House charity as unfortunately so many of us know someone who has passed away through suicide or else we have close friends who have lost someone dear to them,” Annette explained to the Killarney Advertiser this week.

“I do the Darkness Into Light walk every year and it was due to take place on May 9. I decided to do some fundraising as the walk has been postponed.”

She is planning to do a glam look for the tutorial.

“The best part about this is that I will be on hand to guide people along, they can follow my techniques and ask questions throughout the tutorial. I will chat everything from skincare to brows to make-up. The best part about this is that if they can’t attend the tutorial on the night they’ll have access to it whenever they want and re-watch it again. It will be a fun event, nothing too serious. It’s a chance to sip some wine, learn a new make-up technique and have a bit of time on your own.”

At present, Annette says that she is busy helping to organise dates for her brides as most of them have had to postpone their weddings to 2021.

“Hopefully towards the end of the year I will be back doing bridal make-up once the social distancing lifts. It’s a hard job to do as we work so close to the client. I will be doing plenty more tutorials and offering one-on-one makeup lessons when things get back to normal. My make-up parties will be back in action again once the ban lifts.”

All details for the fundraiser, plus the link to donate can be found on her Facebook page: Annette O Brien Makeup Artist, or on iDonate.ie: ‘Annette O Brien Fundraising For Pieta’.

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Relief as indoor dining finally resumes

By Michelle Crean After almost 500 days of closures the sense of relief was evident this week as restaurants, cafés and bars were finally allowed to welcome customers back in. Some had reopened for outdoor dining previously to help keep their businesses afloat but it was back to normal on Monday. According to the new […]

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By Michelle Crean

After almost 500 days of closures the sense of relief was evident this week as restaurants, cafés and bars were finally allowed to welcome customers back in.

Some had reopened for outdoor dining previously to help keep their businesses afloat but it was back to normal on Monday.

According to the new rules as set out by Fáilte Ireland and the Government, in order for customers to access indoor service, they must show proof that they are fully vaccinated or have recovered from COVID-19 in the past six months. Those who are not yet vaccinated can only be served outside.

A maximum of six people aged 13 and over are allowed per table and it’s advised that face coverings be worn when not at the table, there is no time limit, customers can only eat or drink at a table and not at the bar or counter, and one person must give their details for contract tracing purposes. Live music and dancing is not allowed.

The Killarney Advertiser spoke to a number of businesses this week and overall the feeling was relief that they can finally get back to normal service but the issue of staffing still remains.

Brian Murphy from Courtney’s Bar said he was feeling nervous.

“I’m feeling nervous as we don’t have enough staff,” he said. “It’s a Monday so hopefully we can cope. Things will settle down and we’ll find a level we are all happy with.”

At the Porterhouse Restaurant Lee O’Callaghan said “It’s great to be back open and have people coming into the restaurant”.

“Hopefully we have a long season after being closed for so long.”

Staff at Reidy’s, Ellen Shannon, Rory Carroll and Jack Sweeney, added that they’re delighted to return to indoor dining.

“Hopefully we get back to normal soon and to brighter days ahead.”

At Jimmy Brien’s Bar in Fair Hill, customers echoed the same sentiments about being finally open.

“We are delighted to be back,” Danjoe Aherne said.

“We appreciate everything Alan Breen has done for us. We’re glad to be back home again!” Charlie Buckingham said.

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Time to get your skates on!

By Sean Moriarty People of Killarney are being urged to have their say on a new skateboard park before next week’s deadline. A public consultation on the project has been launched by Kerry County Council. Cllr Donal Grady, who first put forward the idea of a Killarney skateboard park in 2018, is urging the people […]

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By Sean Moriarty

People of Killarney are being urged to have their say on a new skateboard park before next week’s deadline.

A public consultation on the project has been launched by Kerry County Council.

Cllr Donal Grady, who first put forward the idea of a Killarney skateboard park in 2018, is urging the people of the town to have their say.

It is proposed to build the park on land adjacent to the Killarney Sports and Leisure Centre with help and support from the KDYS.

“In 2017 a group of skateboard enthusiasts approached me, they had no designated safe area to enjoy their sport. Sport is vital for youths, stakeboarding increases metabolism, improves balance and enhances coordination use,” Cllr Grady told the Killarney Advertiser.

“Skateboarding is now an Olympic sport. I commend Kerry County Council, management, engineers and the planning team for getting the project to this stage, it’s now up to the people of Killarney to have their say. It’s vital positive submissions are lodged by Wednesday, August 25,”

Submissions can be lodged to the Playground Unit, Finance Dept, Kerry County Council.

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