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The Chef’s Table: Retro Dishes With Renewed Appeal

The Chef’s Table: Retro Dishes With Renewed Appeal

March 26, 2017 at 11:32 am 0 comments

Mark Doe of ‘Just Cooking’ cookery school in Firies, has some dishes you may be familiar with but are well worth revisiting… Due to the great feedback from the last time we ran these recipes, I thought it would be good to cover it again. I love food memories of […]

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Ogie Moran and Eileen O'Shea performing in the Kerins O'Rahillys GAA Strictly Come Dancing. Photo by Dermot Crean

PHOTOS: Over 1,000 People Wowed By Kerins O’Rahillys Strictly Come Dancing

March 26, 2017 at 11:14 am 0 comments

THEY were some movers last night! The inaugural Kerins O’Rahillys GAA Strictly Come Dancing took place in the Brandon Hotel and it was an incredible success with well over 1,000 people in attendance. Kerry GAA legend, Ogie Moran, showed he’s a nifty mover off the field too, when he and dance […]

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Roger Harty: True Courage

Roger Harty: True Courage

March 26, 2017 at 11:13 am 0 comments

WHAT is very helpful here is to look at the etymology of the word ‘Courage’. It comes from the French word ‘le coeur’ meaning Heart. So when we talk and act from ‘The Heart’ we are showing true courage. Where is the evidence of this? All we need to do is […]

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Know Your Rights: When You’re Called For Jury Duty

Know Your Rights: When You’re Called For Jury Duty

March 26, 2017 at 11:13 am 0 comments

Know Your Rights has been compiled by Kerry Citizens Information Service which provides a free and confidential service to the public… Question I have been called for jury service but I’m not sure if I can take the time off work. What are my employment rights if I attend for […]

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Barry's Bakery.

The Loss Of Barry’s Bakery Is A Sad Time For Tralee

March 25, 2017 at 3:00 pm 2 comments

IT was with great sadness that we heard the news of the closure of Barry’s Bakery on Rock Street yesterday. Barry’s sliced pan, the pan loaf and the vanilla slices in particular, were synonymous with growing up in the town and the news about the loss of 20 jobs is especially devastating. A […]

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Churchill GAA's 'Strictly Come Dancing' Contestants. Photo by Lisa O'Mahony.

PHOTOS: Meet The Churchill GAA ‘Strictly Come Dancing’ Contestants

March 25, 2017 at 10:41 am 0 comments

THE Oyster Tavern was the place to be for Churchill GAA faithful on Friday night, as their first ‘Strictly Come Dancing’  event was officially launched. The dancers were introduced to those present, who had a chance to purchase tickets – which will soon be like gold dust – for the […]

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PHOTOS: Maria Walsh Opens New Treatment Room At Exposé Beauty Lounge

PHOTOS: Maria Walsh Opens New Treatment Room At Exposé Beauty Lounge

March 25, 2017 at 10:30 am 0 comments

EXPOSÉ Beauty Lounge was buzzing on Friday evening for the the opening of the new upstairs treatment room by former Rose of Tralee, Maria Walsh. There was a steady stream of ladies to the stylish salon at Mounthawk throughout the evening to avail of a range of offers including 20% off products on the […]

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"Ah sure, isn't it yourself."

PHOTOS: Mounthawk Students Have Fun Aiming To Break World Record

March 25, 2017 at 10:19 am 0 comments

IT was a weird sight from the balcony of the Mercy Mounthawk gym on Friday afternoon as hundreds of students aimed to break a world record. Hundreds of white-clad figures milled around aiming to break the record of having the most number of ‘ghosts’ in one location and raise funds for the Kerry […]

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Mercy Moyderwell pupils who were confirmed on Thursday at St John's Church. Photo by Dermot Crean

PHOTOS: CBS And Moyderwell Pupils Enjoy Confirmation Day

March 25, 2017 at 10:13 am 0 comments

THERE was standing room only in St John’s Church on Castle Street on Thursday, as nearly 90 children from schools in town celebrated their Confirmation Day. There were three classes from CBS Primary School, two from Mercy Moyderwell and also a few pupils from St John’s Ashe Street and Mercy Mounthawk receiving […]

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Dr Caitlin: What You Need To Know About Chickenpox

Dr Caitlin: What You Need To Know About Chickenpox

March 25, 2017 at 10:08 am 0 comments

Dr Caitlin O’Connor of Tralee Medical Centre in St Brendan’s Park on Chickenpox… What is chickenpox? Chickenpox is a highly contagious illness that usually occurs in children, although adults can also be affected. It causes a rash on the skin with blisters, which can be very itchy. It is caused […]

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Teenager Dies In Road Accident Near Abbeyfeale

Teenager Dies In Road Accident Near Abbeyfeale

March 24, 2017 at 10:56 pm 0 comments

Gardai are investigating a two vehicle fatal road traffic collision that occurred on the N21 at Wards Cross on the Limerick side of Abbeyfeale, Co. Limerick at approximately 7.40pm this evening. A 19 year old male was fatally injured when the vehicle he was driving was involved in a collision with a […]

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Here’s The Kerry Team For Showdown With Offaly

Here’s The Kerry Team For Showdown With Offaly

March 24, 2017 at 8:59 pm 0 comments

The Kerry Senior Hurling Team to play Offaly in the Allianz Hurling League on Sunday next in Austin Stack Park has one change in from the side defeated by Galway. Tom Murnane comes in at full back in place of the injured Rory Horgan. The team captained by Daniel Collins of […]

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Lining up for the national anthem.

Kerry Team To Face Cavan On Sunday Announced

March 24, 2017 at 8:48 pm 0 comments

The Kerry Team to play Cavan in Round 6 of the Allianz Football League in Breffni Park on Sunday  shows two changes in personnel from the side that drew with Dublin in Round 5. Fionn Fitzgerald, fresh from success with Dr Crokes comes back to action. He joins Paul Murphy, […]

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Hundreds Of Students To Attend Céiliúradh Na nÓg Next Week In Tralee

Hundreds Of Students To Attend Céiliúradh Na nÓg Next Week In Tralee

March 24, 2017 at 4:29 pm 0 comments

OVER 300 post-primary students from across the Diocese of Kerry are gathering together for a celebration day in the Brandon Hotel, Tralee on Wednesday, March 29. All post-primary schools in the Diocese of Kerry were invited to participate in ‘Ceiliúradh na nÓg.’  The purpose of this initiative is to develop […]

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Mercy Mounthawk students wearing yellow to mark Daffodil Day at the school on Friday. Photo by Dermot Crean

Mounthawk Goes Yellow To Raise Funds For Daffodil Day

March 24, 2017 at 12:38 pm 0 comments

THERE was the usual hustle and bustle during the morning break at Mercy Mounthawk on Friday, but there was something different about the students. “The school community is celebrating 30 years of Daffodil Day and to mark it we’re having a non-uniform day,” said teacher Sinead Thornton. The students were asked […]

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Lisa McGrath, Deirdre O'Mahony, and Siobhan O'Mahony at Marek's Makeup Masterclass at CH Chemists on Thursday night. Photo by Lisa O'Mahony.

PHOTOS: Ladies Get A Masterclass From Marek At CH Chemists

March 24, 2017 at 12:00 pm 0 comments

ON Thursday night, renowned international makeup artist Marek Hegli gave a makeup masterclass at CH Chemists, The Mall. Marek has a huge celebrity clientele including Millie Mackintosh and in the masterclass, Marek taught people all about the latest makeup trends and told all about this year’s BAFTAs. Marek currently works with Harrods […]

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Jimmy Deenihan Confirms He Has Retired From Political Life

Jimmy Deenihan Confirms He Has Retired From Political Life

March 24, 2017 at 11:40 am 0 comments

FORMER government minister and North Kerry TD, Jimmy Deenihan, has confirmed he will not run in the next general election and has retired from politics. He made the announcement on Radio Kerry’s ‘Kerry Today’ programme this morning. “It was a considered decision. I look back over my career with a lot […]

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Tom O'Connor and Grace Boyle, AIB, ITT students who organised Recfest Rosie Brown, Lisa O'Mahony, Joe Monaghan and Dale Brosnan with Sarah Leahy and Mary Rose Cantillon, AIB, at Recfest on Abbey Street on Thursday. Photo by Dermot Crean

PHOTOS: ‘Recfest’ Brings Employers And Graduates Together

March 24, 2017 at 9:56 am 0 comments

THE first ever ‘recruitment festival’, RecFest, was  held in Tralee yesterday on Abbey Street. Stalls were taken by businesses from all around Kerry lining the pedestrianised way – between Yummy Cafe and the Abbey Inn – including PhoneWatch, The Rose Hotel, Fexco, Oakview Village Childcare and more. Sponsored  by AIB, the event allowed graduates […]

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Shannon McInerney (ProPlan Property Management) Catriona Kennedy, Rose McGrath and Marcella Daly (Kingdom Crash Repairs) contestants in the Kerins O'Rahillys GAA Club 'Strictly Come Dancing' event. Photo by Dermot Crean

Eight Things To Do Around Tralee This Weekend

March 24, 2017 at 9:49 am 0 comments

Rejoice! It’s Friday. Dancing, beautifying, hurling and Mother’s Day are among the things to see, do and celebrate over the weekend, in and around Tralee… Friday 1. Get Exposéd… Exposé Beauty Lounge is the place to be on Friday night. The salon at Mounthawk is opening a new upstairs treatment room with former Rose of Tralee, Maria […]

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PHOTOS: It Was A Colourful Day At KCFE Today

PHOTOS: It Was A Colourful Day At KCFE Today

March 23, 2017 at 4:06 pm 0 comments

THE end of year Colour Fun Day took place in the Kerry College for Further Education on Thursday, March 23, from 11am until 1 pm. The Sports Therapy First Year students came up with the idea that staff and students would run, walk or dance their way through a 5km route after first getting colourful. All […]

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Mikey McCarthy, Kerry Travellers Health and Community Development Project, Mary Cahill O'Connor, Anita Quilligan, Annette Leahy, Nora O'Brien, Sinead Donnelly, Shanakill Family Resource Centre, Helen Parker, CH Chemist, Junior Locke, Shanakill Family Resource Centre, and Maeve Fitzgerald, Marie Keating Foundation at the coffee morning held at Shanakill Family Resource Centre. Photo by Lisa O'Mahony.

Coffee Morning For Cancer Awareness Held At Shanakill Family Resource Centre

March 23, 2017 at 3:18 pm 0 comments

SHANAKILL Family Resource Centre, Rahoonane Community Centre and Kerry Travellers Health and Community Development Project organised a coffee morning at Shanakill FRC on Thursday, March 23 in order to raise awareness around cancer. The date was decided so that it would coincide with the anniversary of the the first ever Daffodil Day in Ireland, […]

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Doireann Barrett, The Gluten Free Kitchen Company, Maura Sheehy, Maura's Cottage Flowers and Catriona Py Collins, CPC Marketing Consultants at the launch of the Bank of Ireland Enterprise Towns event at the Castle Street on Wednesday evening. Photo by Dermot Crean

PHOTOS: Big Support At Launch Of Bank Of Ireland Enterprise Town Event

March 23, 2017 at 2:08 pm 0 comments

A HUGE crowd turned up in Bank of Ireland, Castle Street on Wednesday night for the launch of Tralee Enterprise Town. The launch, which had Mayor of Tralee, Terry O’Brien in attendance, saw businesses, sports clubs, charities and community organisations from all over the town register to showcase their organisations at […]

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21/03/2017. FREE TO USE IMAGES. Energia Get Ireland Growing Fund. Pictured are winner Kerry Recovery Haven, from left, Alison Canavan Wellness Coach, Kenneth Reynolds, Karen O'Donohoe GIY and Amy OíShaughnessy from Energia at the presentation of the ëEnergia Get Ireland Growing Fundí celebration. GIY and Energia are supporting community projects all across the country to the tune of Ä70,000, today (March 21sT) community and voluntary organisations have been granted funds to start or further develop a community food-growing project in their area. Picture: Patrick Browne


2017 ëEnergia Get Ireland Growingí fund awards grants of Ä70,000 to projects across 31 counties in Ireland

 

The Energia Get Ireland Growing Fund run by GIY (Grow It Yourself) in partnership with Energia today (March 21st) awards a fund of Ä70,000 to food growing projects by community groups, schools and not-for-profit organisations all across the country.

 

The teams behind 85 community projects are today all being granted with funds for their unique plans. Groups from Kerry to Donegal and beyond will be presented with their funding amounts ranging from Ä500 to Ä2,000.

 

Projects set for support include a grow garden for the Irish Wheelchair Association Centre in Carlow, the provision of tools and seeds for the Horticulture course at the Ballymun Adult Read and Write Scheme, project funding for a community garden initiative for the South Inner City Community Development Association supporting residents of the Liberties, a food growing project for Galway Simonís new Residential Service ëTuÌ Bhrianí in Galway City which currently caters for youths aged 18 to 25 years of age. In Monaghan a funding award goes to Youth Work Ireland in Clones; they plan to use a derelict piece of land behind their youth cafe to build a vegetable patch. In Kerry a funding award goes to the Recovery Haven ñ Organic Fruit and Veg Garden Club, the team behind the Recovery Haven Kerry Cancer

Three Tralee-Based Community Projects Receive Funding

March 23, 2017 at 12:11 pm 0 comments

  THREE Tralee-based groups will benefit from funding as part of the Get Ireland Growing Fund run by GIY (Grow It Yourself) in partnership with Energia. There are 85 winners of the grants nationally from a fund of €70,000. Rath Oraigh Childcare (€500), TIRC Women Group (€1,000) and Recovery Haven (€2,000) in Tralee will […]

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Ciara Mulcare and Tanya Sheehan at Kerry ETB Education and Training Fair at the Brandon Hotel on Wednesday. Photo by Lisa O'Mahony.

PHOTOS: Huge Crowds Attend Kerry ETB Education and Training Fair

March 23, 2017 at 11:42 am 0 comments

KERRY ETB held its annual Further Education and Training Fair, on Wednesday from 10am to 6pm at the Brandon Hotel, with a massive turnout of people visiting throughout the day. The event was free and demonstrated a variety of interactive skill demonstrations ranging from stonecutting, to 3D printing that can make prototypes, culinary arts, […]

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at the ITT Ball in the Ballyroe Heights Hotel on Wednesday night. Photo by Dermot Crean

PHOTOS: Glamour From The IT Tralee College Ball At Ballyroe

March 23, 2017 at 11:15 am 0 comments

AROUND 250 people glammed up on Wednesday night for the IT Tralee College Ball at the Ballyroe Heights Hotel. There was a James Bond theme to this year’s event with Martinis upon arrival courtesy of Students Union, while there were no doubt a few guests shaken and stirred by the end […]

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Ms Dineen and Ross McBride with the Spike Ball Leaders of Mercy Mounthawk Secondary School. Photo by Lisa O'Mahony.

PHOTOS: Students Organise Spikeball Tournament At Mounthawk

March 23, 2017 at 10:28 am 0 comments

TRANSITION Year students of Mercy Mounthawk Secondary School organised a spikeball tournament for primary school students around Tralee on Wednesday. The TY Students have been coaching pupils from primary school all around Tralee to play Spikeball over the course of six weeks. They began in December, training CBS Primary School, […]

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Presentation ‘Butterfly Bank’ Flies Into AIB Build A Bank National Final

Presentation ‘Butterfly Bank’ Flies Into AIB Build A Bank National Final

March 22, 2017 at 4:29 pm 0 comments

THE girls from Presentation Tralee kept up a rich tradition by qualifying for the AIB Build A Bank national final. The Butterfly Bank management team is made up of TY students: Manager – Sadbh Kilgallen, Assistant Manager – Ciara Boyd, Innovation Executive – Michelle Doody, Digital Officer – Cara Segal, […]

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Jim Garvey of Garveys Supervalu, and Dave Randle of Randle Bros presenting Chairperson of Tralee Tidy Towns, Sam Locke and Joe Moynihan with the new vehicle for Tralee Tidy Towns. Photo by Lisa O'Mahony.

Garvey’s Supervalu And Randles Bros Sponsor Vehicle For Tralee Tidy Towns

March 22, 2017 at 3:42 pm 0 comments

CHAIRPERSON of Tidy Towns Tralee, Sam Locke, accepted a van on behalf of Tidy Towns Tralee, courtesy of Garvey’s Supervalu and Randles Bros, this morning. Sam Locke said the gesture is greatly appreciated by Tralee Tidy Towns, and will be used to maintain their Gold Medal status. The previous van, which […]

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Tiernan Brosnan with the cheque of €500 he won in the 'Our Big Idea' competition. Also included is Kieran Rutledge of Tralee Chamber Alliance, teacher Shane Kissane and Bank Of Ireland's Shane Enright. Photo: Tralee Chamber Alliance Facebook

Mounthawk Student’s Big Idea Wins €500 In Chamber Alliance Competition

March 22, 2017 at 3:29 pm 0 comments

A MERCY Mounthawk student’s idea earned him a €500 cheque in a  Tralee Chamber Alliance ‘Our Big Idea’ competition. As part of Enterprise Month, Transition Year students from Tralee were asked their big ideas and opinions on what developments they believe should take place in their town and what kind of business […]

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Jack Reynor To Attend Dingle Film Festival Screening Tomorrow

Jack Reynor To Attend Dingle Film Festival Screening Tomorrow

March 22, 2017 at 2:24 pm 0 comments

TOP Irish actor, Jack Reynor, will attend the screening of his new movie at the Dingle International Film Festival (Dingle IFF) tomorrow evening. Reynor will be at the showing of Ben Wheatley’s new film Free Fire in The Phoenix Cinema on Thursday. “Amazingly talented and globally recognised, Jack will make for an […]

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