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  • No Rise Again In Kerry But 68 New COVID-19 Cases Reported Nationally

    No Rise Again In Kerry But 68 New COVID-19 Cases Reported Nationally

    THERE was no new case of Coronavirus reported for Kerry this evening, with the total number since the start of the pandemic still at 318. The number of people who have tested positive for the virus in the Republic of Ireland so far, now stands at 26,712 after 68 new […]

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  • PHOTOS: #Tralee On Social Media This Week

    PHOTOS: #Tralee On Social Media This Week

    Every week we compile photos of Tralee and beyond posted on Twitter and Instagram.  If you’d like a photo to feature, just tag #Tralee and we’ll see it… We’ve had stunning weather over the past couple of days… Lady captains day @traleegolflinks couldn’t ask for better weather #golf #tralee #SUNRISE […]

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  • The lanterns on the lake at the Recovery Haven 'Celebration of Light' at the Tralee Bay Wetlands on Thursday night. Photo by Dermot Crean

    Recovery Haven Moves ‘Celebration Of Light’ Ceremony Online This Year

    WITH COVID-19 playing havoc with charity activities right around the county, cancer support charity, Recovery Haven Kerry, has chosen to move its annual Celebration of Light ceremony online. The charity will host the event on its Facebook page on Thursday, August 20 at 8pm and are inviting the public to […]

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  • No Rise In Kerry But Huge Increase In COVID-19 Cases Reported Nationally Today

    No Rise In Kerry But Huge Increase In COVID-19 Cases Reported Nationally Today

    THERE was no new case of Coronavirus reported for Kerry this evening, with the total number since the start of the pandemic still at 318. The number of people who have tested positive for the virus in the Republic of Ireland so far, now stands at 26,644 after 174 new […]

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  • Know Your Rights: Returning To School 

    Know Your Rights: Returning To School 

    Know Your Rights has been compiled by Kerry Citizens Information Service which provides a free and confidential service to the public (for any updates to the following text, click here)… Question: When schools reopen, what health and safety rules will children have to follow?  Answer: The Government plans to reopen schools at the […]

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Christopher Nolan on set with Christian Bale as Batman.

Finnegan On Films: The Movies Of Christopher Nolan At The Omniplex

August 8, 2020 at 10:55 am 0 comments

Our movie guy, James Finnegan, takes a look at one of modern cinemas finest directors, Christopher Nolan, with a couple of his movies playing at Tralee Omniplex… It has been a good couple of weeks for those who enjoy the films of director, producer and writer Christopher Nolan. While we […]

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No Increase In Kerry COVID-19 Cases, But 98 More Reported Nationally

No Increase In Kerry COVID-19 Cases, But 98 More Reported Nationally

August 7, 2020 at 7:22 pm 0 comments

THERE was no new case of Coronavirus reported for Kerry this evening, with the total number since the start of the pandemic still at 318. The number of people who have tested positive for the virus in the Republic of Ireland so far, now stands at 26,470 after 98 new […]

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Launching the West Kerry Honda 50 and Classic Bike Run charity event were, from left; Sean Kerins, John O'Regan, Dr Tom McCormack, Maura Sullivan, Elfa Asarina, Jason Clifford and Donal O'Regan. Photo by Dermot Crean

Saddle Up For The West Kerry Honda 50 And Classic Bike Run

August 7, 2020 at 2:29 pm 0 comments

WITH summer passing by without many events taking place, those of you with a Honda 50 or classic motorbike might be interested in this day out next weekend. The West Kerry Honda 50 and Classic Bike Run takes place on Sunday, August 16 from 12 noon and will see participants […]

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Built in 1820,‘Coltsmann’s Castle’, or Flesk Castle, Killarney, Karl O’Mahony, Architect and John Knightly gave a tour of the Castle on Sunday, as part of Kerry County Council’s Kerry’s architectural heritage  the focus of the inaugural Architecture Kerry festival this weekend. The Castle is recorded monument & protected structure which has been in ruins since it was abandoned in the mid 1940’s. With the storms of recent years knocking some of the surrounding mature trees & the coinciding works on site we are privileged to be bringing Flesk back to life as it re-emerges in the landscape and local consciousness.
The O’Reilly family, with Killarney Connections,  bought Flesk in 2005 and carried out a clean-up to get beyond the layers of rubble and undergrowth.Photo:Valerie O’Sullivan/FREE PIC

Council Launches Photography Competition As Part Of Architecture Kerry Festival

August 7, 2020 at 10:56 am 0 comments

KERRY County Council has launched a photography competition as part of this year’s Architecture Kerry Festival which invites participants to submit their images of Kerry’s built environment. Architecture Kerry is held during the last weekend of September features talks, guided tours and exhibitions to showcase the extraordinary built environment on […]

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Kerry Airport

Kerry Airport Reports Increased Profit And Passenger Numbers For 2019

August 7, 2020 at 10:45 am 0 comments

KERRY Airport has reported increased profits and passenger numbers in the Annual Report & Accounts for the 12-month period ended December 31, 2019. While the CEO of Kerry Airport, Mr John Mulhern, welcomed the report, he also acknowledged the challenges the airport would face in the future in the wake of […]

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The dog seized by Tralee gardaí in the Ardfert area on Thursday.

Gardaí Appeal For Information After Emaciated Pup Seized In Ardfert Area

August 7, 2020 at 10:20 am 0 comments

GARDAI in Tralee are appealing for any information in relation to an emaciated pup seized in the Ardfert area on Thursday. The animal was seized by Tralee Gardaí from a group of men in suspicious circumstances.  The dog has since been taken by gardaí to a veterinary clinic for care. […]

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Birds Amusements To Implement Range Of Measures To Protect Customers

Birds Amusements To Implement Range Of Measures To Protect Customers

August 6, 2020 at 11:25 pm 0 comments

BIRDS Amusements said they will adhere to all public health guidelines and COVID-19 regulations when they open at the grounds of Harriers Athletic Club, Dan Spring Road, from Saturday 15th to Sunday 30th August, operating from 12pm until 8pm daily. Director Don Bird said a visit to the popular funfair […]

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Criticism Of Decision By Birds Amusements To Come To Tralee This Month

Criticism Of Decision By Birds Amusements To Come To Tralee This Month

August 6, 2020 at 9:00 pm 1 comment

Sinn Féin Tralee MD councillors, Cathal Foley and Deirdre Ferris are calling on the Bird family to reconsider their decision to open for two weeks in Tralee this month. Tralee area councillors were notified this evening about the decision by Birds to set up their amusements in the Harriers Site […]

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No Rise In Kerry COVID-19 Cases, 69 More Reported Nationally

No Rise In Kerry COVID-19 Cases, 69 More Reported Nationally

August 6, 2020 at 7:01 pm 0 comments

THERE was no new case of Coronavirus reported for Kerry this evening, with the total number since the start of the pandemic still at 318. The number of people who have tested positive for the virus in the Republic of Ireland so far, now stands at 26,372 after 69 new […]

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Over €2m In Funding For Housing Adaptation Grants In Kerry

Over €2m In Funding For Housing Adaptation Grants In Kerry

August 6, 2020 at 1:54 pm 0 comments

THE Department of Housing, Planning and Local Government has announced funding totalling over €2 million (€2,568.365 in total including KCC’s 20% match funding) for Kerry County Council for the 2020 Housing Adaptation Grant for Older People and People with a Disability living in private houses. Minister for Education and Kerry […]

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No Rise In Kerry COVID-19 Cases, 50 More Reported Nationally

No Rise In Kerry COVID-19 Cases, 50 More Reported Nationally

August 5, 2020 at 6:21 pm 0 comments

THERE was no new case of Coronavirus reported for Kerry this evening, with the total number since the start of the pandemic still at 318. The number of people who have tested positive for the virus in the Republic of Ireland so far, now stands at 26,303 after 50 new […]

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The Memory Balloon Walk on Ballyheigue Beach last weekend was a huge success.

Over €2,000 Raised For Palliative Care Unit From Memory Balloon Event

August 5, 2020 at 3:03 pm 0 comments

THE Memory Balloon Walk for Palliative Care was a hugely successful event on Bank Holiday Monday with people attending adhering to socially distancing guidelines. Funds raised on the day were €2,053.85 which will be presented to the Palliative Care Unit. Event organiser Natasha McCrohan along with her committee members Ann […]

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Popular Ballybunion North Kerry Beach Gets New stat of the art Toilet Facilities . Pictured at the opening were Mayor of Listowel Mike Foley : Back L/R : John Kennelly  KCC , Darragh O’Sullivan and Pat O’Leary . .
With the introduction of the hugely successfully Wild Atlantic Way initaitive, Ballybunion has witnessed a growth in popularity over the last few years.
However, the infrastructure serving the Blue Flag beaches was not up to the standard of a modern seaside destination.
In 2016 the toilet facilities at the Ladies’ Beach were completely refurbished by Kerry County Council, and now those Toilet Facilities overlooking the Men’s Beach are now open .
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The new public toilets at the Mens’ Beach in Ballybunion were opened by Cllr Michael Foley, Cathaoirleach of Listowel Municipal District on Friday.
 
These toilets were funded under the 2017 Town & Village Renewal Scheme with a grant investment of €200,000 with match funding coming from the Strategic Community Support Fund of Kerry County Council.
 
This project is an example of ongoing investment in Ballybunion and North Kerry Tourism infrastructure, and follows on from the refurbishment of the public toilets at Ladies’ Beach in Ballybunion and refurbishment of the Gleann Road.
 
Work will also shortly be commencing on a new Adult Outdoor Exercise Area and upgrading of the playground in Ballybunion.
 
Kerry County Council would like to acknowledge the support of the people of Ballybunion and the Ballybunion Community Forum, Ballybunion Development Company and Ballybunion Tidy Towns.

New Public Toilets Opened At Men’s Beach In Ballybunion

August 5, 2020 at 1:39 pm 0 comments

THE new public toilets at the Mens’ Beach in Ballybunion were opened by Cllr Michael Foley, Cathaoirleach of Listowel Municipal District on Friday last. The toilets were funded under the 2017 Town & Village Renewal Scheme with a grant investment of €200,000 with match funding coming from the Strategic Community Support Fund […]

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Man Arrested After Burglary In Milltown Area

Man Arrested After Burglary In Milltown Area

August 5, 2020 at 12:23 pm 0 comments

GARDAI have arrested and charged a man in relation to a burglary at farmyard in Milltown, on Tuesday, August 4. At around 12 midday the owner of the property arrive home to see two men loading farm machinery, taken  from a shed, into their car. The two men abandoned their car […]

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Healy Rae Calls On Government And NPHET To Take More Imaginative Approach To Pubs Reopening

Healy Rae Calls On Government And NPHET To Take More Imaginative Approach To Pubs Reopening

August 5, 2020 at 11:11 am 0 comments

DEPUTY Michael Healy Rae and fellow Independent TDs have called for a meeting with the Government and the National Public Health Emergency Team (NPHET) to come up with a more imaginative approach to facilitate rural pubs being able to reopen. Yesterday it was announced that pubs not serving food would remain […]

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Action from the game. Photo by Steve Baker

REPORT/PHOTOS: Causeway Looking Good As They Beat St Brendan’s

August 5, 2020 at 10:07 am 0 comments

Mike O’Halloran watched Causeway overcome St Brendan’s in the North Kerry Championship yesterday…. St Brendan’s 0-17 Causeway 3-16 “There’s no stopping Causeway.” That was one man’s comment at the end of the North Kerry Championship game where Causeway overcame St Brendan’s. Causeway look good and are playing with the confidence […]

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One New Case In Kerry, 45 Additional COVID-19 Cases Reported Nationally

One New Case In Kerry, 45 Additional COVID-19 Cases Reported Nationally

August 4, 2020 at 5:36 pm 0 comments

THERE was one new case of Coronavirus reported for Kerry this evening, with the total number since the start of the pandemic now at 318. The number of people who have tested positive for the virus in the Republic of Ireland so far, now stands at 26,253 after 45 new […]

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Tralee Gardaí Look For Public’s Assistance In Tracing Stolen Items

Tralee Gardaí Look For Public’s Assistance In Tracing Stolen Items

August 4, 2020 at 3:09 pm 0 comments

GARDAI in Tralee are asking for the public’s help after theft incidents in town over the past few weeks. On Sunday, July 19, at about 6pm, a skateboard was stolen from the playground in the Town Park. The item was a gift and the owner is anxious to get it […]

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Book Of Condolences Opened For John Hume

August 4, 2020 at 1:10 pm 1 comment

The Cathaoirleach of Kerry County Council, Cllr Patrick Connor Scarteen has opened an online Book of Condolences for the late Nobel laureate and peacemaker, John Hume. Cllr Connor-Scarteen said that John Hume made an immense contribution to peace on the island of Ireland and that he was pleased to afford […]

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Met Éireann Issues Rainfall Warning For Kerry

Met Éireann Issues Rainfall Warning For Kerry

August 4, 2020 at 11:27 am 0 comments

MET Eireann has issued a Status Yellow Rainfall Warning for Kerry taking effect this afternoon. The weather warning, which also effects Cork and Clare, says heavy rain will arrive this evening, tonight and tomorrow morning ad will give accumulations of 20 to 40mm, with potentially higher amounts in mountainous areas. […]

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The new road-finisher paver acquired by Kerry County Council.

Kerry County Council Gets New €280,000 Road-Finisher Paver

August 4, 2020 at 10:33 am 0 comments

KERRY County Council has added a new €280,000 road-finisher paver to its fleet of machinery. The new unit will assist in the rollout of the annual Roads Programme across the county and was in operation in the past week on the Listowel to Ballylongford road. The paver is a strategic […]

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No Increase In Kerry Cases, 46 New COVID-19 Cases Nationally

No Increase In Kerry Cases, 46 New COVID-19 Cases Nationally

August 3, 2020 at 6:32 pm 0 comments

THERE were no new cases of Coronavirus reported for Kerry this evening, with the total number since the start of the pandemic still at 317. The number of people who have tested positive for the virus in the Republic of Ireland so far, now stands at 26,208 after 46 new […]

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€25,000 Granted To Widen Pedestrian Walkway At Beach In Fenit

€25,000 Granted To Widen Pedestrian Walkway At Beach In Fenit

August 3, 2020 at 11:48 am 0 comments

OVER €114,000 in funding for four Kerry projects has been granted under the Government’s Town and Village Renewal Scheme. The funding is part of an overall package of €2.8 million in funding being announced today to help rural towns and villages to adapt to the COVID-19 pandemic. The four Kerry […]

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Kerry Case Numbers Remain Static But 53 More COVID-19 Cases Confirmed Nationally This Evening

Kerry Case Numbers Remain Static But 53 More COVID-19 Cases Confirmed Nationally This Evening

August 2, 2020 at 6:17 pm Comments are Disabled

THERE were no new cases of Coronavirus reported for Kerry this evening, with the total number since the start of the pandemic still at 317. The number of people who have tested positive for the virus in the Republic of Ireland so far, now stands at 26,162 after 53 new […]

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PHOTOS: #Tralee On Social Media This Week

PHOTOS: #Tralee On Social Media This Week

August 2, 2020 at 10:53 am Comments are Disabled

Every week we compile photos of Tralee and beyond posted on Twitter and Instagram.  If you’d like a photo to feature, just tag #Tralee and we’ll see it… O captain, my captain… Leader #Captain #Kerry #GAA #UHK #Tralee #Championship pic.twitter.com/Z1mizvIXgj — Mike O’Donnell (@mikodonnell) July 31, 2020 Looking good… The […]

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Caherleaheen NS pupil Emma O'Donoghue with parents Alan and Lisa and sister Ava at the Church of the Immaculate Conception in Rathass on Saturday. Photo by Dermot Crean

PHOTOS: Caherleaheen NS Pupils Enjoy First Holy Communion Day

August 2, 2020 at 10:49 am Comments are Disabled

FINALLY, the boys and girls got their day out! After months of waiting, Caherleaheen NS second class pupils and their families gathered at the Church of the Immaculate Conception in Rathass for the First Holy Communion ceremony. The next number of weeks will see First Holy Communions take place all […]

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None In Kerry, But 45 More COVID-19 Cases Reported Nationally

None In Kerry, But 45 More COVID-19 Cases Reported Nationally

August 1, 2020 at 6:23 pm Comments are Disabled

THERE were no new cases of Coronavirus reported for Kerry this evening, with the total number since the start of the pandemic still at 317. The number of people who have tested positive for the virus in the Republic of Ireland so far, now stands at 26,109 after 45 new […]

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Here’s Where Residential Property Was Sold Around Tralee In June

Here’s Where Residential Property Was Sold Around Tralee In June

August 1, 2020 at 12:02 pm Comments are Disabled

THE most up to date statistics from the Residential Property Price Register shows that June was obviously a quieter month than usual for sales, but there were still 13 properties sold around Tralee, fetching a total of €1,831,799. The property that sold for the most money in the Tralee environs […]

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Know Your Rights: How To Deal With Scams

Know Your Rights: How To Deal With Scams

August 1, 2020 at 12:00 pm Comments are Disabled

Know Your Rights has been compiled by Kerry Citizens Information Service which provides a free and confidential service to the public… Question: I think I’ve been scammed, can I get my money back? Answer: If you’ve been scammed, you have been tricked into parting with your money. The scam can come […]

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Broken Law.

Finnegan On Films: New Irish Feature ‘Broken Law’ Hits The Omniplex

August 1, 2020 at 12:00 pm Comments are Disabled

Our movie guy, James Finnegan, says there’s a mix of new releases and old favourites at the Omniplex this week… I am delighted to say that there are not only one, but two, new releases available this week at the Tralee Omniplex.  Even better, one of them is an Irish […]

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