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Tralee Chamber Alliance President Kevin McCarthy and Mayor of Tralee Jim Finucane with Chris Chong Whi and Bial Dong Mei at the opening of the Chinese New Year Festival in Tralee on Saturday. Photo by Dermot Crean

Chinese New Year Festival Kicks Off In Tralee And There’s More Fun Today

January 25, 2020 at 9:45 am 0 comments

CHINESE New Year Celebrations may be more muted than usual in the homeland, due to the Coronavirus outbreak, but Tralee kicked off its own party yesterday on The Mall and the fun will continue until February 2. There was a big screen set up in The Mall with the official countdown […]

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Just Mercy.

Finnegan On Film: ‘Just Mercy’ Is Well Worth Your Time

January 25, 2020 at 9:45 am 0 comments

Jamie Foxx gives an amazing performance in a powerful and important movie, says our movie guy, James Finnegan… ONE of my all-time favourite films – and books – is “To Kill a Mockingbird”. The story of how lawyer, Atticus Finch, defends a black man wrongly accused and convicted of raping […]

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Shane Conway under pressure. Photo by Dermot Crean

Kerry Hurling Team To Face Mayo Announced

January 24, 2020 at 9:40 pm 0 comments

THE Kerry hurling team to play Mayo in Round 1 of the Allianz Hurling League, Division 2A, tomorrow, Saturday, January 25, at 2pm in Elvery’s MacHale Park, Castlebar is as follows: 1. (GK) Martin Stackpoole,  Leac Sna 2. Sean Weir, Na Niallaigh Crotta 3. Bryan Murphy, An Tochar 4. Eric Leen, Naomh Breandanaigh 5. Tomas O’Connor, Na Niallaigh […]

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Kerry Team For League Opener Against Dublin Named

Kerry Team For League Opener Against Dublin Named

January 24, 2020 at 8:08 pm 0 comments

  AND so it begins again. Kerry kick-off their Allianz National Football League campaign with a marquee clash against the All-Ireland champions in Croke Park tomorrow night at 7.15pm. Despite some players being unavailable, it’s still a very strong side to face Dublin. David Moran won’t be taking part tomorrow […]

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Chamber Wants New Government To Create Hundreds Of Jobs A Year For Tralee

Chamber Wants New Government To Create Hundreds Of Jobs A Year For Tralee

January 24, 2020 at 2:44 pm 0 comments

TRALEE Chamber Alliance today released their General Election 2020 Manifesto, calling on the incoming Government to support the needs of Kerry’s Capital to create up to 400 new jobs a year. The detailed manifesto outlined a number of key areas to be addressed to support Tralee grow in population by […]

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Colin 'Poshey' Aherne.

Join Poshey And Co. For Final Night Of 31 Day Challenge Fundraiser

January 24, 2020 at 2:16 pm 0 comments

THE annual ’31 Day January Challenge for Positive Mental Health’ will, of course, come to an end next Friday and the organisers are inviting everyone — even those who haven’t been taking part in the challenge — to come together for the final 5k. Over €12,700 has already been raised […]

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The new play facility in the Town Park playground.

Town Park Playground’s €47,000 Extension Officially Opened

January 24, 2020 at 1:41 pm 0 comments

KERRY County Council has officially opened a new extension to the playground in Tralee Town Park which includes specialised play equipment for children with disabilities and special needs. Kerry County Council received grant aid of €12,000 from the Department of Children and Youth Affairs for the upgrade of the playground, […]

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Cllr Wants Something Done About Junction At The Kerries

Cllr Wants Something Done About Junction At The Kerries

January 24, 2020 at 11:32 am 0 comments

A TRALEE councillor wants something done about a junction on the outskirts of town, which he described as dangerous for motorists. Labour Councillor Terry O’Brien had a motion before the Tralee Municipal District meeting earlier this month that  Kerry County Council look at the junction linking to the Kerries road […]

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Call-Out To Artists To Submit For Kerry Visual Artists’ Showcase

Call-Out To Artists To Submit For Kerry Visual Artists’ Showcase

January 24, 2020 at 10:55 am 0 comments

KERRY County Council is inviting artists to express their interest in being part of the Kerry Visual Artists’ Showcase. The showcase is a professionally curated annual exhibition, for qualified artists, working across all media and genres within visual arts and who are from, or living in Kerry. It recognises local […]

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Mary O'Shea (seated centre) of O'Shea's Gala Blennerville hands over a cheque for €350 to Marian Moore and Treasa Walsh of St Vincent de Paul Tralee on Thursday night. Also included are members of Curraheen Choir, Brendan O'Brien, Cathy O'Grady, Phil Leen and Christy Browne. Photo by Dermot Crean

SVP Presented With Funds Raised By Choir At O’Shea’s Gala In Blennerville

January 24, 2020 at 10:16 am 0 comments

REPRESENTATIVES from St Vincent de Paul were on hand to accept a cheque for €350 at O’Shea’s Gala in Blennerville on Thursday night. The money was raised when the Curraheen Community Choir set sang carols for just one hour on an evening before Christmas, just outside the entrance to the […]

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Average Residential Property Price In Kerry Fell By 6% In Past Decade

Average Residential Property Price In Kerry Fell By 6% In Past Decade

January 24, 2020 at 10:00 am 0 comments

THERE were 390 residential buildings under construction in Kerry in December 2019, according to the latest GeoView Residential Buildings Report, published by GeoDirectory and EY-DKM. There were 1,443 residential property transactions (13% of these were new dwellings) in Kerry in the 12 months to October 2019, with an average property price of […]

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Nominees Sought For Connect Kerry Hair and Beauty Awards

Nominees Sought For Connect Kerry Hair and Beauty Awards

January 23, 2020 at 3:44 pm 0 comments

THE Connect Kerry Hair and Beauty Awards are now open for nominations. The glam event which takes place on Sunday March 1 at The Rose Hotel, Tralee, is inviting you to tell us who you feel is deserving of an award in the Beauty Industry. “The Connect Kerry Hair and […]

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Daly Criticises Fine Gael Cllr’s Comments On Health Service Privatisation

Daly Criticises Fine Gael Cllr’s Comments On Health Service Privatisation

January 23, 2020 at 3:19 pm 0 comments

SINN Féin Councillor Pa Daly has criticised the comments of a Kerry Fine Gael candidate who suggested privatising the health service after a period of time if reforms did not work. Speaking on Radio Kerry, Listowel Municipal District Cllr, Mike Kennelly, said that the current reform process by the HSE […]

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‘Meet And Greet’ Local Gardaí At Event In Tralee

‘Meet And Greet’ Local Gardaí At Event In Tralee

January 23, 2020 at 2:07 pm 0 comments

GARDAI in Kerry are inviting local communities to a ‘meet and greet’ opportunity at over 300 venues across Ireland, including four in Kerry, on Friday, January 31. Local Gardaí, IFA branch representatives and representatives from community groups involved in the National Rural Safety Forum, will engage with the local community […]

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Mike and Sinead McCarthy

Tralee Business Wins At Irish Wedding Awards 2020

January 23, 2020 at 11:33 am 0 comments

A TRALEE business is celebrating this week after winning a category at the 4th Irish Wedding Awards 2020 in Dublin on Monday night. The Kerry Wedding Store & Bridal Boutique won the Wedding Boutique of the Year Munster award. The business is run by Michael and Sinead McCarthy and opened […]

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Aldi Recruiting 13 Staff For Jobs In Kerry Stores

Aldi Recruiting 13 Staff For Jobs In Kerry Stores

January 23, 2020 at 10:39 am 0 comments

ALDI announced today that it is recruiting 13 staff for its stores in Kerry. Opportunities available include Store Assistant and Assistant Store Manager roles across Aldi’s seven Kerry stores. The supermarket giant also announced that it is increasing its minimum wage rate to match the Living Wage Technical Group’s recommended […]

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Contestants Sought For London Rose Selection

Contestants Sought For London Rose Selection

January 23, 2020 at 10:19 am 0 comments

THE London Rose centre is looking for entrants for their selection for this year’s Rose of Tralee festival. They are hosting a Q&A night at Bentley’s Mayfair on February 10 for potential applicants. The event will be starting at 7.30pm with the attendees given the opportunity to speak with the […]

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Kerry People Encouraged To Enter EY Entrepreneur Of The Year Programme

Kerry People Encouraged To Enter EY Entrepreneur Of The Year Programme

January 23, 2020 at 10:07 am 0 comments

KERRY entrepreneurs are encouraged to put themselves forward for the EY Entrepreneur Of The Year 2020 programme. They have the chance to follow in the footsteps of well-known Kerry business people as Brian McCarthy, Fexco; Jerry Kennelly, Stockbyte; Alan Scroope, Freeflow; Mike Fitzgerald, Altobridge and Edmond Harty, Dairymaster have all won […]

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Drag Act Show For Benners Next Month

Drag Act Show For Benners Next Month

January 23, 2020 at 9:51 am 0 comments

ANOTHER major drag show is coming to Tralee next month. Maddens at Milk Market Lane have already held two successful drag shows since the summer — one in their own premises and the other in The Ashe Hotel. Now they are a planning a major show called ‘Paris Is Burning’ […]

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The fire service at the entrance to the beer garden area at Sean Óg's last night after the fire was brought under control.

Fire Service Called To Sean Óg’s Bar Last Night

January 23, 2020 at 9:21 am 0 comments

A BAR in Tralee had to call the Kerry Fire Service after a fire broke out in their beer garden area last night. Shortly after 9.30pm, two fire units and a water tanker were called to Sean Óg’s Bar on Bridge Street. The fire was quickly attended to and extinguished. […]

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Mercy Mounthawk's Steven Bowler, Leeroy Leeroy Odiahi, Daire Kennelly and David Goreanskii at the school on Wednesday. Photo by Demrot Crean

Mercy Mounthawk Hails Its Basketball Cup-Winning Heroes

January 22, 2020 at 3:14 pm 0 comments

IT’S been a long time coming but the top schools basketball trophy is finally residing in Mercy Mounthawk. The boys were crowned Under 19 A All Ireland Schools Cup champions yesterday for the first time when the beat St Patrick’s Secondary School, Castleisland by 81 to 64 at the National […]

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Daly Slams Decision To Cut Funding To Disability Services

Daly Slams Decision To Cut Funding To Disability Services

January 22, 2020 at 2:05 pm 0 comments

SINN Féin General Election candidate for Kerry, Pa Daly, has called the announced cut to disability services as “unacceptable”. Disability service providers were recently notified by the HSE that they will be facing a funding cut of 0.7% for 2020. This will result in a cut of €160,000 for St Mary […]

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Gaelcholáiste Chiarraí students modelling Junk Kouture entries. Included are, back from left; Ella Ní hAnnáin, Laura Ní Lionnáin, Katie de Rossa, Aoife Ní Shuilleabháin, Máire Sabhaois and Saoirse Ní Mhaoldomhnaigh. In front; Ella Ní Bhroin and Ella Nic Gabhann. Photo by Dermot Crean

PHOTOS: Gaelcholáiste Students Make Big Effort For Junk Kouture

January 22, 2020 at 1:52 pm 0 comments

THEY’RE a very creative bunch in Gaelcholáiste Chiarraí and students there always make a huge effort for an annual competition to highlight environmental issues. Junk Kouture is a fashion competition using recycled materials, which challenges young people to design, create and model high-end couture from everyday junk. Teacher Deirdre Ní Shíocháin […]

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Con O'Connor of Pieta House (right) accepts a cheque from Paul Donovan, Micheál Maher, Ciara Hotchkiss and Anne Lenihan of Borg Warner on Monday. Photo by Dermot Crean

Proceeds From Two Fundraisers Presented To Pieta House

January 22, 2020 at 11:43 am 0 comments

THE proceeds of two separate fundraisers, held by a company and a local club, were handed over to Pieta House on Monday. Con O’Connor from the Moyderwell-based suicide prevention and counselling centre was presented with cheques totalling €2,100 by Borg Warner and the Tralee Flower and Garden Club. Staff from […]

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Principal Aoife Benton and teacher Maura O'Doherty in class at St John's Parochial School. Photo by Dermot Crean

Sponsored: See All St John’s Parochial School Can Offer During Open Week

January 22, 2020 at 9:23 am 0 comments

PARENTS of young children starting school this September have a big decision to make over the coming months and a little school in the town centre is hoping they can help them make up their minds next week. St John’s Parochial School, located off Ashe Street adjacent to St John’s […]

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Launching the Progressive Pathways event were, in front; Deirdre Kearin, NEWKD and Mairead O'Sullivan, SKDP. At back; Valerie Moore, IT Tralee; Linda O'Sullivan, Employability Kerry; Miriam Ryan, Employability Kerry; Pat O'Donovan, NEWKD and Kieran Barry, Department of Employment and Social Protection. Photo by Dermot Crean

Hundreds To Attend Progressive Pathways 2020 At The Rose Hotel

January 22, 2020 at 9:19 am 0 comments

THE Progressive Pathways Fair returns again this year and it’s a great opportunity for people aged 16 or over, with health issues, illness, disability or other support needs, to find out more about their employment options. The Fair — which takes place at The Rose Hotel on Friday, January 31, […]

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Bertie Ahern at a past Killarney Economic Conference.

High-Profile Speakers For Killarney Economic Conference

January 22, 2020 at 9:18 am 0 comments

ECONOMIC, civic and political leaders from Ireland, the UK and Europe will gather in Kerry this Friday, January 24, for the third annual Killarney Economic Conference. The event, at The Brehon in Killarney, will see former Taoiseach, Bertie Ahern, reflecting on the Good Friday Agreement and the likely impact of […]

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The team at Ballyroe Heights Hotel celebrating their recent WeddingDates.ie awards. Photo: Joe Hanley

Sponsored: Multiple Awards Prove Ballyroe Heights Hotel Is A Perfect Wedding Venue

January 22, 2020 at 9:17 am 0 comments

BALLYROE Heights Hotel, Tralee is on Top of the World after receiving three prestigious awards in the weddingdates.ie annual awards recently. The results are based on reviews submitted to the weddingdates.ie website by couples who have loved their experience at various wedding venues that were eligible for the awards. Ballyroe […]

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Under 12 Austin Stacks girls. Photo by Adrienne McLoughlin

Stacks U12 And U14 Girls Presented With Medals

January 21, 2020 at 6:19 pm 0 comments

AUSTIN Stacks Ladies U12 and U14 were presented with medals at a function in Connolly Park on Monday 20th January to honour their achievements during the year. The U12’s had over 30 players during their year.  They won the Tralee Town League Div. 1 Cup and the North Kerry Div. […]

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Photo by Francis Bennett

PHOTOS: Kerry ETB Schools Students Honoured At Annual Awards

January 21, 2020 at 3:24 pm 0 comments

THE annual Kerry ETB Student Award ceremony took place on Friday last at IT Tralee. It is an event when Kerry ETB celebrates the achievements of students and learners from their Post Primary Schools and Youthreach centres. Sixty-four student awards were presented with awards at the ceremony, which is a […]

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