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  • Kerry Cases Up By 41 With 1,025 More Reported Nationally

    Kerry Cases Up By 41 With 1,025 More Reported Nationally

    KERRY has seen a rise of 41 cases in the health authorities’ daily update this evening, while no additional deaths were reported. The incidence in the county over the past 14 days is now 291 per 100,000 (16th highest nationally) with 431 cases confirmed in the same period. The official […]

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  • Jennifer Boyle & John Keane (Parent Council members) with Terence Dineen (Principal) and Lisa Harkin look on as Luke Boyle. George &Sam Keane admire Lisa's painting with John Hume's words 'The answer to difference is to respect it'.

    Inspirational Murals Celebrated At St Joseph’s NS In Ballyheigue

    TWO murals were officially celebrated at St Joseph’s NS in Ballyheigue during the week. The murals, painted by a former pupil, were inspired by two significant deaths over the past few months, that of George Floyd and John Hume, as principal of the school Terence Dineen explains. “During the lockdown […]

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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… Lockdown can’t stop a good walk…   View this post on Instagram   Autumn in the Park 😊 #tralee #kerry #parks #ireland […]

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  • Some Spooky Stories From Local Actors On Halloween Weekend

    Some Spooky Stories From Local Actors On Halloween Weekend

    IF you’re looking for some fun and a few spooky stories for the Halloween weekend, then a local drama production will deliver the thrills on YouTube. ‘The Philomena Dramatics’ will present ’24 Hours Of Horror! Story-Terrors’ on the social media platform next Friday, October 30 and Saturday, October 31. Written […]

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  • Philip Nugent, Lynn Haughton and Martin Tobin launching the Green Alley Awards.

    Kerry Start-Ups Encouraged To Enter Green Alley Awards

    THE Department of Communications, Climate Action and Environment and the European Recycling Platform (ERP), Ireland’s only pan-European compliance scheme for WEEE and Waste Battery compliance, has called on Kerry start-ups to enter the 2020 Green Alley Awards, Europe’s first start-up awards scheme for the circular economy. The awards are aimed […]

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Kerry Cases Rise By 40 With 879 More Reported Nationally This Evening

Kerry Cases Rise By 40 With 879 More Reported Nationally This Evening

October 24, 2020 at 5:54 pm 0 comments

KERRY has seen a rise of 40 cases in the health authorities’ daily update this evening, while four additional deaths were reported, all of which occurred this month. The incidence in the county over the past 14 days is now 269 per 100,000 (16th highest nationally) with 398 cases confirmed […]

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Jennifer

Gardaí Renew Appeal For Information On Teenager Missing From Tralee

October 24, 2020 at 5:07 pm 0 comments

GARDAI are renewing their appeal to the public for assistance in tracing the whereabouts of 15-year-old Jennifer Dunkova, who is missing from the Tralee area since Wednesday, 14th October. Jennifer is described as being approximately 5 feet 3 inches tall with a normal build, brown hair and brown eyes. When […]

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Principal Robbie O'Connell pins a 'Keep Smiling' badge on a Senior Infants pupil at Blennerville NS on Friday. Photo by Dermot Crean

PHOTOS: Blennerville Pupils Encouraged To ‘Keep Smiling’ Through Tough Times

October 24, 2020 at 9:38 am 0 comments

THERE was great fun at St Brendan’s NS in Blennerville on Friday as children dressed up for a Halloween party before the well-earned mid-term break. And when they resume their studies in just over a week’s time, the Principal will have a surprise to cheer them up during these tough […]

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Organisers present the proceeds of this year's 54321 Challenge to representatives from Enable Ireland, Kerry Hospice and Skellig Stars.

54321 Challenge Raises Nearly €35,000 For Three Great Causes

October 24, 2020 at 9:38 am 0 comments

THE gruelling 54321 Challenge was held back in August and raised nearly €35,000 for three worthy causes. The challenge, which started eight years ago with a team of five people taking part over four days, completing three cycles, and climbing two mountains for one cause – a local charity. The […]

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Lily James in 'Rebecca'.

Finnegan On Films: A Remake, A Documentary And A Super Spy On Netflix

October 24, 2020 at 9:37 am 0 comments

Since we will all be staying in for a while, here are three selections available on Netflix to consider chosen by our movie guy, James Finnegan… One of Alfred Hitchcock’s most famous films is Rebecca. Based on the novel by Daphne du Maurier and made in 1940, it got him […]

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Rise Of 15 In Kerry Cases, 777 More Reported Nationally This Evening

Rise Of 15 In Kerry Cases, 777 More Reported Nationally This Evening

October 23, 2020 at 6:30 pm 0 comments

KERRY has seen a rise of 15 cases in the health authorities’ daily update this evening while seven additional deaths were reported. The incidence in the county over the past 14 days is now 255 per 100,000 (16th highest nationally) with 377 cases confirmed in the same period. The official […]

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Sponsored: Take A Virtual Tour Presentation Secondary School Castleisland

Sponsored: Take A Virtual Tour Presentation Secondary School Castleisland

October 23, 2020 at 5:31 pm 0 comments

By Principal, Katherina Broderick PRESENTATION Secondary School Castleisland will host a virtual tour of our school on Thursday, November 5 at 7.30pm. Presentation Secondary School Castleisland is a CEIST School with a strong focus on our Christian ethos where the care and respect for every person is at the centre […]

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Sponsored: Find Out More About Invisalign At Mac Domhnaill Dental Open Day

Sponsored: Find Out More About Invisalign At Mac Domhnaill Dental Open Day

October 23, 2020 at 4:18 pm 0 comments

IF you have been thinking about getting Invisalign Clear Braces and you would like to invest in your smile, then you are in luck! For two days in November, Mac Domhnaill Dental on Upper Rock Street are offering you some massive savings that you will not want to miss out […]

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Bishop Ray Browne at the official opening of the new 15-bed specialist palliative in-patient unit at University Hospital Kerry on Friday afternoon. Photo by Dermot Crean

Bishop Encourages 100% Co-operation In Adhering To Restrictions

October 23, 2020 at 3:21 pm 0 comments

BISHOP of Kerry Ray Browne has asked parishioners to give 100% co-operation in adhering to the Level 5 restrictions. In his pastoral message, he asks people to support and encourage each other through the next six weeks. “I encourage each and every one of you, to hold your heads high, and […]

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IT Tralee Students Win National Smarter Travel Campus Award

IT Tralee Students Win National Smarter Travel Campus Award

October 23, 2020 at 2:27 pm 0 comments

IT Tralee’s Business students have won a national award for the best marketing campaign in the Smarter Travel Campus Awards organised by the National Transport Authority. The winning group of students; Laura Moloney, Lisa Preus, Helena Bijl and Zoë Lieux developed a marketing campaign to promote cycling as a sustainable […]

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Ken Tobin of Tralee Chamber Alliance.

Chamber Boss Hits Out At Businesses Using Loophole To Continue Trading During Restrictions

October 23, 2020 at 11:05 am 0 comments

THE Tralee Chamber Alliance Chief Executive has expressed his anger at some multi-national retailers in Tralee who are continuing to trade under Level 5 Restrictions. Ken Tobin said there is frustration amongst local retailers and other concerned business owners in Kerry, as day one of the Level 5 restrictions saw […]

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Cllr Deirdre Ferris.

Councillor Suggests Hampers Or Takeaways For Employees In Place Of Christmas Parties

October 23, 2020 at 9:11 am 0 comments

A LOCAL Sinn Féin councillor has come up with an idea for employers to treat their staff this Christmas in place of the annual party which is highly unlikely to go ahead in its traditional form this year. Tralee Municipal District Cllr Deirdre Ferris is calling on those in the […]

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Part of the seizure by gardai.

Gardaí Seize €85,000 Of Suspected Methedrone In Tralee

October 23, 2020 at 9:06 am 0 comments

Gardaí have arrested and charged a man in relation to the seizure of €85,000 of suspected methedrone in Tralee on Thursday. As part of an ongoing operation targeting the sale and supply of drugs in the county, Gardaí from the Divisional Drugs Unit, assisted by the Tralee Community Policing Unit […]

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Kerry Cases Increase By 22 With 1,066 More Reported Nationally

Kerry Cases Increase By 22 With 1,066 More Reported Nationally

October 22, 2020 at 6:15 pm 0 comments

KERRY has seen a rise of 22 cases in the health authorities’ daily update this evening while three additional deaths were reported. The incidence in the county over the past 14 days is now 269 per 100,000 (16th highest nationally) with 398 cases confirmed in the same period. The official […]

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Met Éireann Issues Wind Warning For Kerry

Met Éireann Issues Wind Warning For Kerry

October 22, 2020 at 3:21 pm 0 comments

AND we’re back to the weather warnings again. After rain and wind warnings earlier this week on Monday, Met Éireann has now issued a Status Yellow Wind warning for Kerry, Donegal, Galway, Mayo and Clare. South to southwest winds will reach mean speeds of 50 to 65 km/h with gusts […]

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CBS The Green students who have project in the BT Young Scientist Exhibition. Front from left; Ethan Ward, Conor Flaherty and Philip Tracey. Second row, Preston O'Keeffe and Joel Varghese. At back are teachers Jennifer Stack, Eilín Enright and Máire Fitzgerald. Photo by Dermot Crean

CBS The Green Students Have Three Entries In BT Young Scientist Competition

October 22, 2020 at 2:21 pm 0 comments

IT may be only October, but some students at CBS The Green Tralee have been very busy since going back to school and are looking forward to displaying their scientific prowess at Ireland’s most prestigious competition for schools. The school has three projects through to the BT Young Scientist Competition […]

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Business To Arts Invites Kerry Nominations For Annual Awards

Business To Arts Invites Kerry Nominations For Annual Awards

October 22, 2020 at 1:53 pm 0 comments

BUSINESS to Arts launched the call for Kerry nominations for their annual awards. The Awards champion businesses, artists and arts organisations across the country that work together in areas such as sponsorship, commissioning and CSR programmes, which involve creativity in the community and in the workplace. At the awards launch, Business […]

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Deputy Pa Daly.

Deputy Daly Calls For Additional Staff For UHK Rheumatology Department

October 22, 2020 at 11:05 am 0 comments

SINN Féin TD for Kerry, Pa Daly, has called for additional resources to be provided for UHK’s Rheumatology Department. Deputy Daly said he has written to Minister for Health Stephen Donnelly asking his support for additional resources in the department which he said is grossly under-staffed and resourced at the […]

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A Rise Of 29 In Kerry COVID-19 Cases, 1,167 More Reported Nationally

A Rise Of 29 In Kerry COVID-19 Cases, 1,167 More Reported Nationally

October 21, 2020 at 6:06 pm 0 comments

KERRY has seen a rise of 29 cases in the health authorities’ daily update this evening while 3 deaths were reported. The incidence in the county over the past 14 days is now 264 per 100,000 (14th highest nationally) with 390 cases confirmed in the same period. The official number […]

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Paula Murrihy.

Acclaimed Tralee Mezzo-Soprano To Take Part In Online Concert This Weekend

October 21, 2020 at 3:36 pm 0 comments

A TRALEE mezzo-soprano will take part in a special online concert this Saturday which is a must for classical music and opera lovers. Irish National Opera has joined forces with the Office of Public Works to present three of Ireland’s greatest living singers, mezzo-sopranos Paula Murrihy, Sharon Carty, and Tara […]

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Ultan Dillane.

Ultan Dillane In Matchday Squad For Italy Six Nations Game

October 21, 2020 at 3:04 pm 0 comments

NOW here’s something that could give us a Lockdown lift this weekend. We could do with a bit of a pick-me-up after Level 5 Restrictions so it would be great to see Ultan Dillance get some game-time for Ireland. He has been named in the match day squad for the […]

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Punter Wins €33,000 In Kerry Betting Shop After Placing €1 On Euromillions

Punter Wins €33,000 In Kerry Betting Shop After Placing €1 On Euromillions

October 21, 2020 at 2:00 pm 0 comments

A PUNTER in Kerry turned their €1 flutter on the Euromillions draw  into a huge windfall from the bookies. The anonymous punter placed the tiny bet in a local BoyleSports shop for Tuesday evening’s EuroMillions main draw and picked four numbers to land at massive odds of 33,000/1. The punter […]

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Diana Meriakri.

Former Mercy Mounthawk Student Wins Prestigious Scholarship

October 21, 2020 at 12:29 pm 0 comments

A FORMER student in Mercy Mounthawk has won a prestigious scholarship. Diana Meriakri is now studying Biomedical Engineering at National University of Ireland, Galway, and is one of 36 students in the country to receive a Naughton Scholarship. The Naughton Scholarship is currently worth €20,000 (€5,000 for each year of […]

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Tralee Commis Chef apprentices from Kerry College delivering the meal to Ambulance staff at University Hospital Kerry on Tuesday. Photo by Dermot Crean

Apprentice Chefs From Kerry College Create Meal For Frontline Staff At UHK

October 21, 2020 at 9:32 am 0 comments

TRALEE Commis Chef apprentices, based in Kerry College, Clash Campus, delivered a meal to frontline workers at University Hospital Kerry on Tuesday. As part of their capstone module and the final assessment of their apprenticeship, the students must execute a culinary event. Given the circumstances and restrictions of COVID-19, the […]

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SIPTU Members At Borg Warner Accept Improved Redundancy Terms

SIPTU Members At Borg Warner Accept Improved Redundancy Terms

October 21, 2020 at 9:16 am 0 comments

SIPTU members employed at the car parts manufacturer, BorgWarner in Tralee, voted yesterday to accept improved redundancy terms. SIPTU members had been in dispute with the company over the redundancy terms since the summer when it was announced the plant in Monavalley would close in March 2021. SIPTU Organiser, Joe […]

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Kerry County Council Details Services Available During Level 5 Restrictions

Kerry County Council Details Services Available During Level 5 Restrictions

October 20, 2020 at 5:45 pm 0 comments

Kerry County Council’s Senior Management Team met today to consider the Government’s announcement that the country is moving to the Level 5 category of COVID-19 restrictions and its implications for the services which the council provides to the people of Kerry. In accordance with the Government’s list of essential services, […]

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Kerry Cases Rise By 28 With 13 Deaths Reported Nationally This Evening

Kerry Cases Rise By 28 With 13 Deaths Reported Nationally This Evening

October 20, 2020 at 5:22 pm 0 comments

KERRY has seen a rise of 28 cases in the health authorities’ daily update this evening while 13 deaths were reported. The incidence in the county over the past 14 days is now 247 per 100,000 (15th highest nationally) with 366 cases confirmed in the same period. The official number […]

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Ken Tobin of Tralee Chamber Alliance.

Chamber Calls On Public To Help Save Businesses Through Support And Compliance

October 20, 2020 at 4:27 pm 0 comments

TRALEE Chamber Alliance is asking the people of Kerry to help save businesses by shopping local this Christmas and adhering to all public health guidelines so we can come out of Level 5 restrictions as soon as possible. The Chief Executive, Ken Tobin, said there will be temporary and permanent […]

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The Cara Credit Union team celebrating last year's award.

Credit Unions Claim Sixth ‘Best Customer Service’ Award In A Row

October 20, 2020 at 2:23 pm 0 comments

FOR the sixth consecutive year, credit unions have claimed pole position for the best customer experience in Ireland at the official CXi awards announced today. Credit unions have strengthened their reputation as Ireland’s undisputed CX champions by not just taking the top spot again this year, but by also extending […]

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Kerry Film Festival Presents Annual Awards

Kerry Film Festival Presents Annual Awards

October 20, 2020 at 2:15 pm 0 comments

THE Kerry International Film Festival came to an end on Sunday night with their annual awards which were held online this year. As well as presenting Jessie Buckley with the Maureen O’Hara award, there were a number of other awards up for grabs. The full list of award winning films […]

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