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  • At the St Ita's and St Joseph's Graduation day were, front from left; Fr Patsy Lynch, Desmond Dreher, Aidan O'Mahony, Siobhan Looney, Principal Grace Sheehan. Back from left; Ann Marie Ladden, SNA Adrian Sheehan, Nicole O'Sullivan, Cian Begley, Cliona Palmer, Jessica Doona, Sharon Sheehan and Luadh Broadberry and Rachel O'Connor. Photo by Dermot Crean

    PHOTOS: A Memorable Day For St Ita’s And St Joseph’s Graduates

    LEAVING school can be an emotional time and it was certainly the case for the 10 graduates from St Ita’s and St Joseph’s School on Friday. Families gathered at the school for a Mass followed by a presentation of certificates to the students who hail from all over Kerry and […]

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  • Former pupils who are currently members of Kerry GAA panels on a visit to Gaelscoil Mhic Easmainn on Friday. Photo by Dermot Crean

    PHOTOS: Kerry Players Return To Gaelscoil To Raise Well-Earned Flags

    IT was a day of celebration at Gaelscoil Mhic Easmainn on Friday as former pupils of the school who play, or have played, with Kerry teams helped raise three flags earned by the school. Jack and Andrew Barry and Jack Morgan were just three of the ten players present who […]

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  • New Business To Attract Tourists To Blennerville Village

    New Business To Attract Tourists To Blennerville Village

    BLENNERVILLE village is sure to see a boost in visitors this summer as a new ten bedroom guest accommodation business has just opened. Following recent renovations, Blennerville Tides Guest Accommodation has opened in The Station House building, directly across from Blennerville Windmill,. The business is owned and managed by local […]

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  • WATCH: West Kerry Singer Getting Attention With New Single

    WATCH: West Kerry Singer Getting Attention With New Single

    ANNASCAUL native Vinnie Flynn is having a good week. The Dublin-based musician has a solo single out under the Bayonets moniker and he’s getting a bit of attention. Having a well-known ‘Fair City’ actress in the video helps too. Popular website Joe.ie made ‘Slow Burning Fire’ its ‘Song Of The […]

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  • Dr Caitlin: The Painful Problem Of Gout

    Dr Caitlin: The Painful Problem Of Gout

    Dr Caitlin O’Connor of Tralee Medical Centre in St Brendan’s Park on the causes and treatment of Gout… Gout causes attacks of pain and swelling in one or more joints. An anti-inflammatory painkiller usually eases an attack quickly. Lifestyle factors may reduce the risk of having gout attacks. These include losing […]

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McCann At The Movies: ‘Cardboard Gangsters’ Is A Welcome Break From Blockbusters

McCann At The Movies: ‘Cardboard Gangsters’ Is A Welcome Break From Blockbusters

June 24, 2017 at 12:22 pm 0 comments

Our movie guy, John McCann, says Cardboard Gangsters is a gritty drama which is a welcome break from the recent blockbuster buffet he’s been feasting on… As a welcome break from the glut of big budget summer blockbusters this week, I settled down in my comfy cinema seat to enjoy […]

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Know Your Rights: Renewing Passport On Time For Holidays

June 24, 2017 at 12:22 pm 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 booked a family holiday and checked my passport to make sure it’s still valid. It is, but it’s due to expire a couple of weeks before I […]

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Kerry Airport To Receive €769,537 In Government Funding

Kerry Airport To Receive €769,537 In Government Funding

June 23, 2017 at 11:55 am 0 comments

KERRY Airport is to get €769,537 in exchequer grants under the Department of Transport, Tourism and Sport’s Regional Airports Programme. Kerry TD and Minister of State at the Department of Transport, Tourism and Sport Brendan Griffin today welcomed the announcement by the Minister for Transport, Tourism and Sport, Shane Ross T.D. […]

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Colm Cooper Announces His Autobiography Is Coming This October

Colm Cooper Announces His Autobiography Is Coming This October

June 23, 2017 at 11:40 am 0 comments

THIS should be good. Colm Cooper’s autobiography is coming this autumn according to the great man himself who tweeted as much earlier today. It will be titled ‘Gooch — The Autobiography’ and is billed as “a compelling and honest autobiography from the much-loved star of Gaelic football, indisputably one of […]

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Mary O'Connell, Aoife Dillane, Rachel Kilgallen and Rebecca Conway at the launch of the Tralee International Children's Games team heading to Kaunas next month. Photo by Dermot Crean

PHOTOS: Tralee Teens Ready For Games In Lithuania Next Month

June 23, 2017 at 10:34 am 0 comments

ATHLETES and their families gathered in The Rose Hotel on Thursday night as final preparations are made for the Tralee International Children’s Games trip to Lithuania early next month. Eighteen young Kerry athletes are all set for the trip of a lifetime to this year’s International Children’s Games and Cultural […]

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Gaelscoil Mhic Easmainn pupils at their Graduation Ceremony at the school on Thursday night. Photo by Dermot Crean

Graduation Day Arrives For Gaelscoil Mhic Easmainn Pupils

June 23, 2017 at 10:33 am 0 comments

IT was an emotional Thursday night for all present at Gaelscoil Mhic Easmainn’s school hall, for the Sixth Class pupils graduation ceremony. The class, who began in Junior Infants in 2009, will depart for secondary school this autumn so it was a chance for families to get together and reflect […]

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Families To Flock To Kilflynn This Weekend For Fairy Festival

Families To Flock To Kilflynn This Weekend For Fairy Festival

June 23, 2017 at 10:33 am 0 comments

THE weekend has arrived and in Kilflynn it’s going to be a very special one. Knighthood, wizards potions, fairy trails and a huge array of crafts form just some of the magical journey to be experienced on Saturday and Sunday in the village for the Kilflynn Enchanted Fairy Festival. Saturday […]

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Five Things To Do This Weekend

Five Things To Do This Weekend

June 23, 2017 at 10:27 am 0 comments

It’s pretty quiet around town this weekend, but there’s still a few things to do out and about… Saturday 1. A birthday party… Garvey’s Supervalu is celebrating 25 years in Rock Street this weekend and Saturday is family fun day. Expect to see Kerry footballers, cartoon characters for the kids, […]

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Twenty Per Cent Of Denny Street Buildings Are Empty

Twenty Per Cent Of Denny Street Buildings Are Empty

June 23, 2017 at 9:52 am 0 comments

KERRY County Council in association with the Heritage Council and Tralee Chamber Alliance will host a free public seminar on Friday, June 30 at Kerry County Museum on the future of Denny Street. The aim of the seminar is to stimulate change and to transform Denny Street from a place to […]

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Pupils enjoying Active Schools Week at Spa NS on Thursday. Photo by Dermot Crean

PHOTOS: Warriors Drop In To Spa NS For Active Schools Week

June 22, 2017 at 6:05 pm 0 comments

THE beautiful weather provided a perfect time for Spa NS to hold their Active Schools Week and on Thursday there were some familiar faces at the school. Kieran Donaghy, Dusan Bogdanovic and John Dowling from Tralee Warriors imparted some basketball tips to eager youngsters and it looked like they were […]

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Taxi Drivers Protest As Incomes Plummet Due To Rank Problem

Taxi Drivers Protest As Incomes Plummet Due To Rank Problem

June 22, 2017 at 3:41 pm 2 comments

TRAFFIC around Tralee was disrupted on Thursday afternoon as local taxi drivers held a slow-drive protest in convoy around town for two hours. The drivers were highlighting the issue of the location of the new main rank since The Mall has been closed off to them since May. The taxi […]

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Kerry Hairdresser To Compete In  L’Oréal Awards Grand Final

Kerry Hairdresser To Compete In L’Oréal Awards Grand Final

June 22, 2017 at 2:40 pm 1 comment

A KERRY hairdresser, who has a salon in Tralee, will find out if he is ‘worth it’ early next month when he competes in the grand final of the 51st L’Oréal Colour Trophy Awards, which will take place at O’Reilly Hall, UCD, Dublin on Monday, July 3. No stranger to […]

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Maeve Ferris who organised the Charity Yoga Class in the Town Park on Wednesday. Photo by Dermot Crean

PHOTOS: A Relaxing Yoga Session In The Park For Charity

June 22, 2017 at 11:39 am 1 comment

THE Town Park was the beautiful setting for a charity lunchtime yoga class on Wednesday. as over 30 people put down their mats for a spot of relaxation and exercise. Maeve Ferris of Ebb And Flow Yoga, was behind the idea and explained how it came about. “Today is International […]

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Talented Na Gaeil Players Off To Féile This Weekend

Talented Na Gaeil Players Off To Féile This Weekend

June 22, 2017 at 10:57 am 0 comments

ANOTHER momentous weekend awaits players from Na Gaeil as they will head off to the Under 14 Féile na nÓg tournament in Cavan and Monaghan. The team held a training session on Wednesday and afterwards they were presented with their Féile gear and the schedule for the weekend was previewed […]

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Al Porter, the host of 'Blind Date' coming to TV3 this summer.

Single Kerrymen Wanted To Appear On TV3’s ‘Blind Date’

June 21, 2017 at 5:32 pm 1 comment

GO on lads, ye know ye want to. Fine specimens of Kerry manhood are wanted as contestants of the forthcoming TV3 version of the classic show ‘Blind Date’. After the producers were inundated with single female applicants, they were surprised that not as many single men have applied to appear […]

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Garvey’s To Celebrate 25th Anniversary With Weekend Of Giveaways And Offers

Garvey’s To Celebrate 25th Anniversary With Weekend Of Giveaways And Offers

June 21, 2017 at 4:36 pm 0 comments

IT’S been 25 years since Coronation Street star Ken Morley arrived on Rock Street to officially open Garvey’s Supervalu to much fanfare with crowds thronging the streets outside. While his character — bespectacled ‘Freshco’ supermarket manager Reg Holdsworth — has faded from memory, the business on Rock Street has gone […]

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WATCH: With This Passion, It’s No Wonder Cillard Retained Their Féile Title

WATCH: With This Passion, It’s No Wonder Cillard Retained Their Féile Title

June 21, 2017 at 3:45 pm 0 comments

WHILE the footballers of Na Gaeil and Austin Stacks prepare for the Féile na nÓg tournament in Sligo this weekend, they can look to Cillard for inspiration. The north Kerry camogie club retained their Feile Na Gael Camogie Championship Division 6 title at the weekend in Kilkenny/Wexford with some amazing […]

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Tralee People Meet The Queen At Centenary Of Bombing Of School In London

Tralee People Meet The Queen At Centenary Of Bombing Of School In London

June 21, 2017 at 3:00 pm 0 comments

RELATIVES of a Tralee woman who saved the lives of many schoolchildren during World War 1, met Queen Elizabeth as she was remembered in London last Thursday on the centenary of a terrible event in the English capital. The relatives were found after a public appeal by Kerry genealogy researcher, Martine Brennan, […]

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The Austin Stacks squad heading to Féile this weekend. Back Row-Evan Foley, John Duggan, Conor Kirby, Joey Nagle, Conor Horan, Jordan Kissane, Brian McElligott, Armin Heinrich, Ruairi OConnell, Cian Dillane, Cillian Litchfield.

Middle Row-Kevin Barry, Leon Gallacher, Enda Cahill, Josh Lynch, Dean Rusk, Ben Quilter, Shane Bastible, Gavin Slattery, Sean Collins, Gearoid Killgallon.

Front Row-James Charles, Declan Lacey, Jack Doyle, Dylan Hurley, Daragh Moriarty, Michael Lesniak, Johnny Feeley, Donnacha Fox, Caydon OMahoney, Donnacha Sayers.

Stacks To Bid For Glory In Sligo At Féile na nÓg Tournament

June 21, 2017 at 12:24 pm 1 comment

THERE’S great excitement in Austin Stacks this week as youngsters prepare to head off to Sligo for the All Ireland U14 Feile football tournament. This will be the fifth year in a row that The Rockies will travel to the Feile tournament going to Derry (2013), Galway (2014), Wexford (2015) — […]

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Martin Ferris.

Martin Ferris Highlights Plight Of 10-Year-Old Kerry Boy Waiting For Operation

June 21, 2017 at 11:10 am 0 comments

KERRY Sinn Féin TD Martin Ferris has critiscised the Minister for Health and the HSE over the delay a young Kerry boy is experiencing in waiting for an urgent operation at Crumlin Childrens Hospital. He said the family of a 10 year old Listowel boy who had his surgery postponed […]

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Music Initiative Enables Presentation Pupils To Develop Their Talent

Music Initiative Enables Presentation Pupils To Develop Their Talent

June 21, 2017 at 10:43 am 0 comments

PUPILS from Presentation Primary School showcased their musical talents thanks to programme from Kerry Music Education Partnership. The second class pupils put on an impressive musical display on Tuesday when they performed new pieces composed with the help of musician and tutor, Donal Moroney. Second class pupils completed the introductory […]

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Brendan Griffin

Brendan Griffin Appointed Junior Minister

June 20, 2017 at 3:30 pm 0 comments

KERRY Fine Gael TD, Brendan Griffin has been appointed junior minister with responsibility for tourism and sport. The Castlemaine man was promoted to the ministerial ranks today by Taoiseach Leo Varadkar, whom Deputy Griffin had supported in his bid to become party leader. Deputy Griffin was elected to Kerry County […]

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Fabrik Welcomes Tom Zanetti For Leaving Cert ‘Blowout’

Fabrik Welcomes Tom Zanetti For Leaving Cert ‘Blowout’

June 20, 2017 at 2:32 pm 0 comments

AS most students will be finished the Leaving Cert by Thursday, it’s time to party. Well Fabrik Nightclub at Godfrey Place have something special planned for the night with Tom Zanetti and K.O. Kane set to rock the venue for what they’re billing as ‘Kerry’s Official Leaving Cert Blowout’. Tom […]

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Tralee Golf Club Youngsters Win Munster Skills Title

Tralee Golf Club Youngsters Win Munster Skills Title

June 20, 2017 at 1:52 pm 0 comments

YOUNG members of Tralee Golf Club were successful in a Munster competition at the weekend. The u15 team became Munster Skills champions after winning the competition in Ballykisteen, Co. Tipperary on Saturday. The team consisted of Mark Stephenson, Eoin Higgins, Fionan Egan and Donagh Stephenson. Team Manager, Paul Stephenson said; […]

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Google Streetview Car Filming In Town But Is It A Few Months Too Soon?

Google Streetview Car Filming In Town But Is It A Few Months Too Soon?

June 20, 2017 at 12:53 pm 0 comments

THE Google car was travelling around Tralee yesterday filming the streets of the town for its Google Streetview Maps service. The last time it was updated was September 2014 just before the All-Ireland final so green and gold were prominent colours on the streets and shops, despite it being a […]

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St Brendan's Ivan Parker celebrates his second half goal with Diarmuid Herlihy (right).  Photo by Dermot  Crean

Times, Dates And Venues Announced For Championship Hurling And Football Games

June 20, 2017 at 12:04 pm 0 comments

THE venues, dates and times for the  Garvey’s Supervalu Kerry Senior Hurling Championship Round 1 and Round 3 of the Kerry Senior Football Championship have been announced. In the football, Austin Stack Park in Tralee will host three of the four Round 3 ties, including St Brendans v East Kerry […]

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An Garda Síochána

Heating Oil Stolen From Homes Near Tralee And Lixnaw

June 20, 2017 at 10:56 am 0 comments

THREE homes were targeted by thieves who stole home heating oil from tanks in the past week. Gardaí are warning homeowners to take security measures after a house on the outskirts of Tralee and two homes in Lixnaw were hit. Although it is unusual for thieves to target oil tanks […]

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Members of the Inspired group dancing at the start of the Inspired Fashion Show at the Ballyroe Heights Hotel on Friday night. Photo by Dermot Crean

PHOTOS: Wonderful Night Of Fashion And Fun With Inspired Group

June 19, 2017 at 3:46 pm 0 comments

MEMBERS of Inspired put on a great show on Friday night in Ballyroe Heights Hotel. Their fashion show was hugely enjoyable for the approximately 200 who attended, including writer Billy Keane, Deputy Michael Healy Rae and renowned designer Don O’Neill who attended with his husband Pascal Guillermie. The show was […]

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Gardaí Warning Of Workmen Conning Elderly People

Gardaí Warning Of Workmen Conning Elderly People

June 19, 2017 at 3:00 pm 0 comments

GARDAI are asking the public to be wary of conmen operating in the Kerry area recently. The men go from house to house in vans, usually targeting older people, offering guttering, house maintenance and pavement work. Most of them are not legitimate and are scamming people for large amounts of […]

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Over €7,000 In Prizes Awarded By Bathrooms 4U After Colouring Competition

June 19, 2017 at 2:37 pm 0 comments

OVER 60 Kerry primary schools signed up for the Bathrooms 4U colouring competition and on Saturday the winners were announced. The competition which started in early May was about encouraging and rewarding self expression, creativity and imagination among young artists throughout Kerry. There were some super prizes up for grabs […]

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