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Pizza success for Nathalie’s new DIY kits

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PIZZA SUCCESS: Nathalie Perrin from The Wood Oven Kenmare is now offering new DIY pizza kits at Neighbour Food in Killarney.

By Michelle Crean

The quick onset of COVID meant massive changes to businesses last year – and while many owners faced full closure – some have completely changed how they serve their customers.

That’s what happened to Nathalie Perrin who was kept extremely busy attending farmer’s markers, campsites and other events cooking artisan pizzas on a wood fire stove. However, she had to do a complete 360 degree turn to stay afloat as every event cancelled overnight.

On Thursday, Nathalie, who has been running The Wood Oven Kenmare since 2015, began selling her new Dough It Yourself Artisan Pizza Kits at Killarney’s Neighbourfood, located on the Tralee/Killarney road at O’Callaghan Coaches.

She introduced her new product just before Christmas but is ready for the Killarney market as she expands, and it has been going very well.

The kits, which are also selling in Centra in Kenmare, include a unique dough and signature sauce recipe which Nathalie created herself. There’s enough to make two 10 inch pizzas – which she says is a fabulous way for families to cook together.

“I had mainly been doing private parties, food fairs, farmer’s markets and going to two campsites in Fossa. I’ve got a Gazebo with a woodfired oven,” Nathalie told the Killarney Advertiser. “And last year everything went.”

“Because of COVID I launched this and it’s been busy and exciting. It’s great family fun and a treat. The instructions, which are in the box, are easy to follow.”

Selling at €9.50, the dough is vegan, while the sauce is dairy free and vegan also. She’s also working on a recipe for a Gluten Free version.

“I put a lot of love into it. I hope to get into local shops in Killarney soon.”

You can pre-order Nathalie’s pizza box at neighbourfood.ie via O’Callaghan’s Coaches on the Tralee Road and orders are ready for collection every Thursday afternoon.

You can also find more information on Facebook and Instagram: The Wood Oven Kenmare, or call Nathalie on 087 9362662 or email thewoodoverkenmare@gmail.com.

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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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