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  • Members of Tralee Art Group at Baile Mhuire for Culture Night on Friday. Photo by Dermot Crean

    PHOTOS: Enjoying A Night Of Culture In Tralee

    FROM delving into the Bronze Age at Siamsa to enjoying meat pies in Maddens, there was loads going in town for Culture Night on Friday. The evening was dry so people could move around to different events if they wished and they had much to choose from. There was a […]

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  • WATCH: Kieran’s A Star As Always On ‘The Late Late Show’

    WATCH: Kieran’s A Star As Always On ‘The Late Late Show’

    SURE he’s an ‘oul pro at this craic by now! Kieran Donaghy made another appearance last night on The Late Late Show and was his usual charming self in front of hundreds of thousands of viewers. The 35-year-old Rockie announced his retirement from the Kerry team last week and he […]

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  • Deirdre Burke and Louise Quill at the opening event of the Tralee Food Festival on Friday evening. Photo by Dermot Crean

    PHOTOS: A Delicious Start To Tralee Food Festival At The Ashe Hotel

    THE Tralee Food Festival kicked off last night with an event at The Ashe Hotel which bodes well for the rest of the weekend. Guest enjoyed a platter of treats including ‘Annascaul black pudding and Kerry Farm Apples with smoked relish’, miniature lamb burgers, chilli and coriander infused tiger prawns, […]

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  • Cian Begley (centre) from Ballydavid who is off to Poland next week for the Halliwick Gala, pictured here with swimming coach Mairead Sheehan and his dad Donnacha. Photo by Dermot Crean

    Kerry Swimmers In Poland For Halliwick Gala

    FIVE swimmers from Kerry are in Poland today (Saturday) competing in the Halliwick Gala. It’s a competition based on the Halliwick Concept, which is an approach to teaching all people, in particular, focusing on those with physical and/or learning difficulties, to participate in water activities, to move independently in water, […]

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    Know Your Rights: Farm Assist Payments

    Know Your Rights has been compiled by Kerry Citizens Information Service which provides a free and confidential service to the public… Question: I have a small farm that I work on full-time but the profit margins are very low. I am married with two children. Is there any State support available? […]

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McCann At The Movies: ‘Crazy Rich Asians’ Gives Boost To Rom-Com Genre

September 22, 2018 at 9:28 am 0 comments

John McCann says ‘Crazy Rich Asians’ is a charming film that gives a well needed boost for the rom-com genre… The beloved rom com has taken a battering in recent times with such a severe decline in quality that it was doubted that it could ever return to its’ former […]

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What Twitter Had To Say About Donnchadh Walsh Retiring From Kerry

What Twitter Had To Say About Donnchadh Walsh Retiring From Kerry

September 21, 2018 at 3:39 pm 0 comments

The tributes have been coming thick and fast from his former Kerry teammates and fans since Donnchadh Walsh announced his retirement from inter-county football this morning. Here’s what people were tweeting about the great Cromane man… @DonnchadhWalsh congrats on a great career in the green and gold 👏🏻 — John […]

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Mercy Mounthawk basketballers Daire Kennelly, Sean and Tim Pollmann-Daamen and Leeroy Odiahi who are off to Irish squad training camps this weekend.

Mounthawk Basketballers Off To Irish National Squad Training Weekend

September 21, 2018 at 2:55 pm 0 comments

FOR the first time in Mercy Mounthawk’s history, the school has four players heading to Gormanstown, Co. Meath this weekend for the Irish national squad training weekend. Sean and Tim Pollman-Daamen are 3rd year students and have been training with the Irish under 16 team with the last year. This […]

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Ken Tobin of Yummy Cafe and John Harty of Taste Kerry look forward to the Taste Trail at this year's Tralee Food Festival. Photo by Dermot Crean

Something For All Tastes At The Tralee Food Festival This Weekend

September 21, 2018 at 2:32 pm 0 comments

SO it’s finally here and people are in for a real treat at many pubs, hotels and restaurants over the next three days. The fourth annual Tralee Food Festival will see a taste trail, live music, special menus, food market, a family fun day and much more to tantalise the […]

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Banna Is The Place For Motor Enthusiasts At The Ford Fair

Banna Is The Place For Motor Enthusiasts At The Ford Fair

September 21, 2018 at 2:08 pm 0 comments

IN case you’d forgotten, the inaugural Irish Ford Fair takes place this weekend out in Banna Beach Resort and there’s a great line-up of events planned. Co-sponsored by Kerry Motor Works Tralee, all vintage, classic, modified, new, old, race, rally, agricultural and pretty much anything with a Ford badge on […]

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Margaret Doody, Bridie O'Connor and Margaret Crean at the coffee morning in aid of Kerry Hospice at Na Gaeil GAA Club on Thursday. Photo by Dermot Crean

PHOTOS: Brewing Up Around The Town For A Great Cause

September 21, 2018 at 12:41 pm 0 comments

KETTLES were boiled and ovens were working overtime all around Tralee yesterday morning as businesses and homes held fundraisers for the annual Kerry Hospice Coffee Morning. Thousands of euro was raised around the town, county and nationwide in the event which has been going now for over 26 years. Na […]

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Former Kerry Managers Pay Tribute To Donnchadh Walsh On His Retirement

Former Kerry Managers Pay Tribute To Donnchadh Walsh On His Retirement

September 21, 2018 at 11:05 am 0 comments

FORMER Kerry managers have paid tribute to Donnchadh Walsh who announced his retirement from inter-county football this morning. Éamonn Fitzmaurice, former Senior Football Manager said the Cromane man has given fantastic service to Kerry over the years. “I would like to congratulate Donnchadh on his retirement this morning. He has […]

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The launch of Culture Night activities for 2018.

Seven Things To Do In Tralee On Culture Night

September 21, 2018 at 10:39 am 0 comments

Culture Night is here and events take place this evening at venues all over the county. There’s a bit going on in Tralee as you can see below… 1. Youth has its fling… The programme in Tralee opens with a youth choral performance at The Ashe Hotel at 5.00pm. Lisa Curran […]

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Donnchadh Walsh Retires From Inter-County Football

Donnchadh Walsh Retires From Inter-County Football

September 21, 2018 at 10:13 am 0 comments

ANOTHER great Kerry player retires. Donnchadh Walsh has announced his retirement through his club Cromane’s social media platforms. The 34 year old has won three All-Ireland medals, eight Munster titles and two Division 1 titles. In a statement, Walsh said: “For the last 15 years, I have devoted my life […]

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Members of the Kerry minor panel who won the All-Ireland a few weeks ago in Croke Park were honoured at their school, CBS The Green on Thursday. From left; Devon Burns, Joe Linehan, Sean Quilter and Padraig White. Photo by Dermot Crean

CBS Honours Its Kerry Minors And High Achievers In Sport

September 20, 2018 at 4:51 pm 0 comments

THE gym at CBS The Green was packed with students and staff on Thursday afternoon to honour the recent sporting achievements by certain pupils. The four lads who were on the Kerry minor panel who won the All-Ireland this year, thus making five-in-a-row history, came in for special mention. Sean […]

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20th September 2018

Winners of the Bridge Network Invention of the Year Awards, presented at UCC, are Prof. Cian O’Mathuna (Tyndall) for market-leading magnetics techology to improve battery life of mobile devices, Kieran Meade (Teagasc) for his neonatal next generation vaccine invention and Aleksandra Augustyniak (IT Tralee) for NutraECM,an anti-skin ageing innovation.  

Photo: Cathal Noonan

Helena And Aleksandra Win IT Tralee Invention Of The Year

September 20, 2018 at 4:21 pm 0 comments

INNOVATIONS that solve key challenges in today’s society from cancer diagnostics, skin ageing, mobile battery life to neonate vaccinations were among the winners of the prestigious Bridge Network Invention of the Year 2018 awards hosted by University College Cork this week. The IT Tralee, Invention of the Year was won […]

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Lisa Jordan.

Well-Known Beauty And Lifestyle Blogger For CH Masterclass

September 20, 2018 at 9:06 am 0 comments

CORK-BASED beauty, fashion and lifestyle blogger and social influencer, Lisa Jordan is coming to CH Tralee for a beauty masterclass next month. Known for her Just Jordan brand, the mother of one will present the masterclass in collaboration with NOTE Cosmetics on Saturday, October 13 from 12noon to 2pm. Tickets […]

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Tralee Library Hosting Event For Young Children On Saturday

Tralee Library Hosting Event For Young Children On Saturday

September 20, 2018 at 9:06 am 0 comments

THE local library is getting into the Tralee Food Festival spirit when it hosts a special event for the little ones on Saturday morning. ‘Bears, Books & Blankets’ is  a healthy Teddy Bears Picnic and Storytime for children aged 3 – 6 years beginning at 11.30am. Children can bring their […]

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Maeve Ferris (right) teaching a yoga class to Treasa Walsh, Marian Moore, Rebecca McDaid and Dan Fleming at Shanakill Resource Centre on Tuesday. Photo by Dermot Crean

Shanakill Centre Holds Events For Child And Family Support Week

September 20, 2018 at 9:05 am 0 comments

THERE was a range of events held in Shanakill Family Resource Centre on Tuesday as part of Tusla’s National Child and Family Support Week. “It’s a public awareness week from Tusla so we concentrated on was helping people deal with everyday stress and anxiety, The speakers were very informative and […]

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Teacher Iníon Ní Mhuircheartaigh with Gaelcholáiste Chiarraí pupils Saoirse Ní Mhaoldomhnaigh, Cheyenne Tanner, Molly Ní Bhrosnacháin and Eoin Mac Uileagóid and their Cycle Against Suicide Ambassador Award. Photo by Dermot Crean

Awards And Victories For Gaelcholáiste Chiarraí Students

September 20, 2018 at 9:03 am 0 comments

GAELCHOLÁISTE Chiarraí were awarded the Cycle Against Suicide  Ambassador award on Monday of last week at a ceremony in Dublin in recognition of the work the students did last year in the school to promote positive wellbeing. The Ambassador School Programme  is school-led, and involves the completion of “Five Gears” […]

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Double Olympic Gold Medal winner Kelly Holmes helps promote next Thursday's Coffee Morning in aid of Kerry Hospice. Included from left are Maura Sullivan and Mary Shanahan of Kerry Hospice, Director of Nursing Marie O'Connell and Andrea O'Donoghue of Kerry Hospice. Photo by Dermot Crean

Support Kerry Hospice Coffee Morning

September 20, 2018 at 9:00 am 0 comments

The annual coffee morning in aid of Kerry Hospice continues on Friday with an event in Blennerville Windmill Cafe from 11am. Loads of venues in Kerry took part on Thursday including Na Gaeil GAA Club, The Grand Hotel, AIB and Rehabcare Resource Centre in Blennerville. This year marks the 26th annual […]

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The Coastguard Restaurant in the Dingle Skellig Hotel will host a very special event in October.

A Very Special Wine Weekend At The Dingle Skellig Hotel

September 19, 2018 at 4:41 pm 0 comments

WHILE many people head to Dingle in early October for their famous Food Festival, it may be worth waiting for this instead a couple of weeks later, especially if you like wine, great food and luxury! This October, the Dingle Skellig Hotel are pleased to welcome a very special guest […]

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Still Time To Apply For Courses At KCFE

Still Time To Apply For Courses At KCFE

September 19, 2018 at 4:24 pm 0 comments

IT’S exciting times for Kerry College of Further Education (KCFE) as they recently opened a new campus in Denny Street to complement the ‘mothership in Clash. The good news for  leaving certificate students, mature students wishing to return to college and those wishing to up-skill and change career direction, is that […]

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Edwina Duggan and Leo O'Connor, Heart of Killarney (left) with kiosk manufacturer Tommy Hassett and Miriam Joy's brother Eoin launching the fundraising initiative.

Fundraising Initiative To Help Young Mother Battling Cancer

September 19, 2018 at 4:05 pm 0 comments

A YOUNG mother-of-two who is battling with a devastating form of cancer is to benefit from an innovative fundraising initiative to help finance her very expensive treatment. Primary school teacher Miriam Joy is undergoing a hugely expensive new treatment to help in her battle with triple negative breast cancer. She […]

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Kerry Man Braves Storm Ali To Claim His €500,000 Euromillions Prize

Kerry Man Braves Storm Ali To Claim His €500,000 Euromillions Prize

September 19, 2018 at 3:03 pm 0 comments

A PLUCKY Kerry man has braved the force of Storm Ali to travel to Lotto HQ in Dublin to collect a cheque for €500,000 after he won the EuroMillions Plus top prize on Friday August 31st. The lucky Kerry man who purchased his ticket at the Spar Store in Cahirciveen […]

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Kieran and Mary O'Shea, O'Sheas Gala with with their B.E.S.T Award for Excellence in Retail with Colin McTaggart Retail Operations Executive, Gala Retail.

PHOTOS: Tralee Gala Stores Receive Awards For Excellence In Retail

September 19, 2018 at 1:00 pm 0 comments

THREE Gala convenience stores from Tralee and another in Moyvane, have been awarded the Gala B.E.S.T Award for excellence in retail at the 2018 Gala Annual Conference and B.E.S.T Awards, which took place last week at The Killashee Hotel in Naas, Co. Kildare. The B.E.S.T. Award is granted to outstanding […]

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STORM UPDATE: Worst Has Passed As Council Clears Up Storm Ali’s Mess

STORM UPDATE: Worst Has Passed As Council Clears Up Storm Ali’s Mess

September 19, 2018 at 12:45 pm 0 comments

KERRY County Council has supplied a weather and roads update on Storm Ali. They say the worst of the stormy conditions have now passed and the Status Orange warning for Kerry has been lifted. Council staff have been responding to fallen trees and other issues across the county since 5am […]

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A Weeklong Event In Kerry To Get People Walking

A Weeklong Event In Kerry To Get People Walking

September 19, 2018 at 12:22 pm 1 comment

‘LET’S Get Kerry Walking the Distance Week’ will take place from September 24-30 and communities all over Kerry will be donning their walking shoes in an effort to get more active. Kerry Recreation and Sports Partnership invites everyone to participate in this, Kerry’s first ever countywide walking event which is a great […]

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Gardaí Issue Advice After Rise In Thefts From Vehicles In Kerry, Cork And Limerick

Gardaí Issue Advice After Rise In Thefts From Vehicles In Kerry, Cork And Limerick

September 19, 2018 at 11:16 am 0 comments

GARDAÍ in the Southern Region are reminding people to ‘Park Smart’ as recent figures show that there have been almost 170 thefts from vehicle incidents in counties Cork, Kerry and Limerick for the month of August. This is an increase of approximately 90 incidents on the previous month. There is […]

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Town Park Receives Funding For Signage And Repairs

Town Park Receives Funding For Signage And Repairs

September 19, 2018 at 10:37 am 0 comments

FUNDS have been made available for repairs, signage and footpath overlay in Tralee Town Park thanks to the Outdoor Recreation Infrastructure Scheme where a number of rural recreation projects in Kerry will share €189,189. NEWKD will get €14,400 for work in Tralee Town Park and the only other Tralee project to […]

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At the presentation of a cheque to Kerry Cork Health Link Bus were, front; Derry O Sullivan, John O Donoghue (event organiser), Trish Kelly (Cork/Kerry Health Link Bus) Patricia Leen, Breda Dyland ( Cork /Kerry Health Link Bus), John O Sullivan
Back from left; Tom & Donagh O Regan, Bernard Murphy, John Histon.

Cycle Raises €5,000 For Kerry Cork Health Link Bus

September 19, 2018 at 10:17 am 0 comments

A GROUP of local cyclists endured the tough 3 day Circuit of Kerry back in June covering over 600 km and 6000m of climbing to raise €5000 for the Kerry/Cork Health Link Bus. It’s a charity that is close to the heart of many of the group as they have […]

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Storm Ali Causing Damage Around The County

Storm Ali Causing Damage Around The County

September 19, 2018 at 8:40 am 0 comments

STORM Ali is causing damage and traffic disruptions around the county this morning. A Status Orange Wind Warning is in effect until 1pm and people are advised to take great care if travelling. Met Eireann say gusts in excess of 130 km/h are possible in coastal regions of the west […]

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Kerry Badminton Looking For New People To Take Up Sport

Kerry Badminton Looking For New People To Take Up Sport

September 18, 2018 at 5:35 pm 0 comments

By Junior Griffin With the Listowel Races over for another year, the long nights are closing in very fast and many people will be looking for a sporting pastime of some nature in order to pass away those long winter nights. Are you one of those people? Why not consider […]

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Kerry County Council buildings in Rathass.

Nearly €2.5m Paid Out For Claims Against Council In 12 Month Period

September 18, 2018 at 4:02 pm 0 comments

ALMOST €2.5m was paid out for claims made against Kerry County Council between July 1, 2017 and July 1, 2018, according to figures released at the monthly meeting of the council on Monday. The Council supplied the information in reply to a motion by Cllr Brendan Cronin who requested the […]

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The launch of Health and Wellbeing Week.

Loads Of Events In Tralee For Kerry’s First Health And Wellbeing Week

September 18, 2018 at 3:28 pm 0 comments

DOZENS of free events including workshops, seminars, coffee mornings, film screenings and sports events will form part of the first ever Health and Wellbeing Week in Kerry, which is being organised by the HSE and Kerry County Council. The week will coincide with World Mental Health Day and runs from […]

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