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    Gardaí To Have More Foot Patrols In Tralee During Christmas Shopping Period

    GARDAI say there will have a greater presence in Tralee during the Christmas shopping period. There will be dedicated foot patrols in Tralee town centre and in Manor West, beginning from now until Christmas. They will be calling into businesses to offer advice on security, CCTV and crime prevention. Continued […]

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  • Lost iPhone And Set Of Keys Handed Into Tralee Garda Station

    Lost iPhone And Set Of Keys Handed Into Tralee Garda Station

    TWO items have been handed into Tralee Garda Station which gardaí would like to reunite with their owners, An iPhone X was found in the Manor West Shopping Centre car park yesterday and handed into the station. It’s a black phone but it’s locked with no photos or distinguishing features. […]

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  • Gardaí Investigate Criminal Damage And Theft Incidents In Tralee

    Gardaí Investigate Criminal Damage And Theft Incidents In Tralee

    GARDAI are looking for the public’s assistance in their investigations into criminal damage and theft incidents in the Tralee area. On the night of Monday, November 4 into the morning of November 5, two vehicles had their tyres slashed in the Gallowsfield estate. The cars, a black Nissan Quasqai and […]

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  • Member of the Organizing Committee of the upcoming Careers Fair & Information sessions, from left Guidance Counsellors -  Bernie Slattery (Brookfield College & St. Michael's Listowel) 
Eibhlín Ní Mhuicheartaigh (Gaelcholáiste Chiarraí)
Niamh Dwyer (Scoil Phobail Sliabh Luachra, Rathmore)
Mary Dowling (Kerry College of Further Education, Listowel Campus). Photo by Domnick Walsh

    Guidance Counsellors Organise Talks And Careers Fair At Kerry Sports Academy

    THE Kerry Branch of Guidance Counsellors has organised a Careers Fair and Information Talks to mark College Awareness Week. The series of Information Talks are on Tuesday, November 19th at 7pm and 8pm and the Careers Fair takes place on Wednesday, November 20th from 9am to 1pm. Both events will take […]

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  • Patrice Diggin, Pete Young and Michelle Costello celebrate the win.

    REPORT/PHOTOS: Clanmaurice Through To All-Ireland Final

    Risteárd Ó Fuaráin on the Kerry club’s win in the semifinal on Sunday… Clanmaurice 0-11 St Brenda’s 0-3 Following Kerry’s All-Ireland victory in September, Clanmaurice will be hoping to repeat the feat as they face Raharney of Westmeath in the All-Ireland Junior Club Camogie Final on Sunday, 24 November. Clanmaurice […]

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1969 minors Joe Parker, Niall Murphy, John O'Keeffe and Tim Clifford at the function to honour members of the 1969 minor and 1994 senior championship winning teams. Photo by Dermot Crean

PHOTOS: Celebrating The Champions Of 1994 And 1969 At Stacks Clubhouse

November 11, 2019 at 12:57 pm 0 comments

IT’S been a good weekend for Austin Stacks GAA Club. With East Kerry winning the county championship, it means the Rockies will enter the Munster Club Championship at the semi-final stage where they will play Nemo Rangers next Sunday in Páirc Ui Rinn at 1.30pm. At half-time during Sunday’s county […]

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Catherine Sugrue, Jo O'Connor and Deirdre Lyons at the Ireland AM event at Ballygarry House Hotel on Sunday morning. Photo by Dermot Crean

PHOTOS: Over 200 Enjoy ‘Ireland AM’ Event At Ballygarry

November 11, 2019 at 11:51 am 0 comments

THEY came from all over the county and far beyond for the first Ireland AM lifestyle event at Ballygarry House Hotel on Sunday. Hosted by Anna Daly Simon Delaney and Deric Ó h’Artagáin from the Virgin Media One show, over 200 (mostly) ladies paid  €85 a head to enjoy a wonderful […]

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At the launch were, back row, from left: Priscilla Lynch, Cork Kerry Community Healthcare; David O'Sullivan, Interagency Emergency Mgt. Office; Cllr. Damien Boylan, deputising for the Lord Mayor of Cork; Inp. James Hallahan, An Garda Siochana; Kieran Minihan, Ambulance Service; Cllr. Christopher O'Sullivan, Mayor of the County of Cork; Niall Kelleher, Cathaoirleach of Kerry County Council, and John Donegan, Sen Eng. Cork Co. Co.; Front (left) Ruth Buckley, Dep. Chief Executive, Cork City Council and Kevin Higgins, Cork Fire Service.(Pic: Brian Lougheed)  

‘Be Winter Ready’ Campaign For Kerry Launched

November 11, 2019 at 10:56 am 0 comments

THE regional “Be Winter Ready” campaign for Cork and Kerry was launched last week. The awareness campaign is an inter-agency initiative across Cork and Kerry involving the HSE, Kerry County Council, Cork City Council, Cork County Council, local Fire Services and An Garda Síochána. The public awareness campaign was launched […]

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Mary Fitzgerald and Mikey Sheehy launch the upcoming information evening on Men's Cancers. Photo by Dermot Crean

Comfort For Chemo Kerry To Host Free Information Evening On Men’s Cancers

November 11, 2019 at 10:39 am 0 comments

COMFORT for Chemo Kerry will host a free information evening— ‘Maintenance For Men’ — on Men’s Cancers on Tuesday, November 19 from 7.30pm to 9.30pm at The Rose Hotel. One in three men get cancer every year . We need to take action and it is predicted that by taking […]

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Roger Harty: Why Did The Chicken Cross The Road?

Roger Harty: Why Did The Chicken Cross The Road?

November 10, 2019 at 12:21 pm 0 comments

I WAS looking at Facebook during the week and up popped an image which for me finally produced the answer to the age old question – Why did the chicken cross the road? It showed a picture of a chicken in the middle of the road with a word bubble […]

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Caroline Collins, Jack Collins and John Collins at the Tralee Harriers Awards Night at Manor West Hotel on Friday night. Photo by Dermot Crean

PHOTOS: The Tralee Harriers Athletics Family Gathers For Awards Night

November 10, 2019 at 11:30 am 0 comments

By Paul Griffin TRALEE Harriers held their awards night on Friday in the Manor West Hotel. Guest of honour was Jim Finucane, Mayor of the Tralee Municipal District. This yearly Dinner Dance highlights the athletes’ achievements where they receive awards marking their success. Every year there is an overall Junior and Senior athlete […]

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Maria Dwyer, Orla O'Reilly, Dorcas Oyewande and Laura Harty at the Mercy Mounthawk Awards for high achievers. Photo by Dermot Crean

Honouring The High-Achieving Students At Mercy Mounthawk

November 10, 2019 at 11:29 am 0 comments

CURRENT and former students of Mercy Mounthawk were honoured on Saturday for their excellent results in the State exams this year. This is an annual celebration of the academic achievements of the students attended by them and their families. Nine students from the Leaving Cert and four Junior Cert students […]

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The under 11/12s who received awards from captain of the Causeway team Muiris Delaney at the Tralee Parnells Awards Night at Gaelscoil Mhic Easmainn on Friday night. Photo by Dermot Crean

PHOTOS: Parnells Look Back On Season At Annual Awards

November 10, 2019 at 11:29 am 0 comments

YOUNG players from Tralee Parnells gathered in Gaelscoil Mhic Easmainn on Friday evening for the club’s annual awards. Awards were given from under 6 to under 16 players while there were refreshments and baked goods from the parents while Big Jim supplied the music. Muiris Delaney, captain of the Kerry […]

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PHOTOS: #Tralee On Social Media This Week

PHOTOS: #Tralee On Social Media This Week

November 10, 2019 at 11:29 am 0 comments

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… Deric was out running this morning… Join me for a early morn 5km run & Atlantic sunrise swim in Blennerville, Tralee tomorrow […]

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Bernard Casey

Tickets Still Available For Bernard Casey At The INEC

November 10, 2019 at 11:28 am 0 comments

BERNARD Casey has become a quite the phenomenon in his home county over the past couple of years. Following the success of two sold out shows in the Acoustic Club, the man from Portage announced a gig earlier this year for the INEC Killarney on November 30th and it sold […]

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Slight Fall In People On Live Register In Tralee Last Month

Slight Fall In People On Live Register In Tralee Last Month

November 9, 2019 at 1:13 pm 0 comments

THE number of people on the Live Register in Tralee fell slightly last month according to the latest data from the Central Statistics Office. There was a drop of 52 to 2,972 people signing on at the Tralee office in October. Tralee bucked the trend among the six other offices […]

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Three Arrested After Cash And Drugs Seizure At House In Tralee

Three Arrested After Cash And Drugs Seizure At House In Tralee

November 9, 2019 at 12:33 pm 0 comments

GARDAI have arrested two men (early and late 20s) and a woman (early 20s) following the seizure of €4,150 of suspected drugs and €1,700 in cash during the search of a house in the Cois Abhainn area of Tralee on Saturday morning. At approximately 4am, Gardaí from the Divisional Drugs […]

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Kieran Sweeney, Bernie Moriarty, Diarmuid Moriarty, Dariuss and Adrian Benner at the Tralee Rock, Blues and Motorcycle Festival at Meadowlands Hotel on Friday night. Photo by Dermot Crean

PHOTOS: Rocking Out In The Meadowlands At Rock, Blues And Motorcycle Festival

November 9, 2019 at 12:22 pm 0 comments

THE Meadowlands Hotel was rocking on Friday night as the 6th annual Tralee Rock, Blues & Motorcycle Festival kicked off with some great music. Held in aid of Kerry S.P.C.A. , the event is run by the Gin Palace Bar-Stewards and it was just the beginning of some great entertainment […]

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Models Kayla Lacey, Eabha Coffey and Arbresha Kastrati at the ADAPT Fashion Show in Ballyroe Heights Hotel on Friday night. Photo by Dermot Crean

PHOTOS: Hundreds Enjoy ADAPT Fashion Show In Ballyroe

November 9, 2019 at 11:20 am 0 comments

WITH over 300 tickets sold prior to the event, the annual ADAPT Kerry Charity Shop Fashion Show on Friday night was sure to be a success. It didn’t disappoint as the function room in the Ballyroe Heights Hotel filled up nicely to see models take to the catwalk, wearing fashions available […]

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Barbara Byar with Janna Burns at the launch of Barbara's book  at Madden's on Friday evening. Photo by Dermot Crean

PHOTOS: Maddens Hosts Barbara’s Book Launch

November 9, 2019 at 11:02 am 0 comments

MADDENS on Milk Market Lance proved the perfect spot for the launch of a local writer’s first foray into literary fiction on Friday evening. Barbara Byar, an American native who has lived in Kerry for many years now, launched her debut short fiction collection, ‘Some Days are Better than Ours’ […]

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Cllr Calls For Water To Be Made Available At All Burial Grounds In Kerry

Cllr Calls For Water To Be Made Available At All Burial Grounds In Kerry

November 9, 2019 at 11:00 am 0 comments

A CALL has been made for water to be provided at all burial grounds in Kerry. Councillor Michael Cahill raised the matter at a recent meeting of Kerry County Council, where he stated that over 50% of all Burial Grounds in the county did not have any water facility. The […]

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Teacher Mary Slattery , Principal Barry O’Leary , Paddy Rusk and Aoife Kelliher Students at O’Brennan national School As part of National Science Week, 
Pictured with Dr Siobhan MacSweeney - Head of Research IT Tralee . 

The Kerry Science Festival, funded by Science Foundation Ireland (SFI) and led by IT Tralee, will host a programme of free public engagement events, workshops, science shows, talks, laboratory demonstrations, science walks and other science-related events to demonstrate how science can inspire and enable people to act positively to mitigate climate change

The Festival themed “A Prospective on Climate Change” will feature over 40 events developed in collaboration with industry, businesses, public bodies, schools, libraries, teachers, researchers and students throughout Kerry. 
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Connecting Climate Change and STEM at Kerry Science Festival

Co. Kerry, Friday October 25th: As part of National Science Week, The Kerry Science Festival, funded by Science Foundation Ireland (SFI) and led by IT Tralee, will host a programme of free public engagement events, workshops, science shows, talks, laboratory demonstrations, science walks and other science-related events to demonstrate how science can inspire and enable people to act positively to mitigate climate change

The Festival themed “A Prospective on Climate Change” will feature over 40 events developed in collaboration with industry, businesses, public bodies, schools, libraries, teachers, researchers and students throughout Kerry. 

Highlights at this year’s Kerry Science Festival 2019 include an ‘Effects of Climate Change’ VR experience, a ‘Climate Hack’ for second level students, advanced biotechnology food and cosmetic testing, a climate-themed movie screening, the Eccentric Energy Show, and a range of other events in partnership with Killarney National Park, Tralee Bay Wetlands, Dingle Seaworld, Dairymaster, Enercon, and Tralee Chamber Alliance, among others.

IT Tralee will also host a flagship event as part of the Festival, consisting of a ‘Women in STEM’ Careers event and a Climate Change Family Showcase.

The Women in STEM careers event will take place at IT Tralee’s North Campus on Friday November 15th from 6-9pm and will include a careers discussion for females of all ages to understand how a career in STEM goes beyond numbers, equations and lab coats! Participants will get the opportunity to engage in discussion, learn something new, and meet others females who have made significant leaps in their STEM careers.

The following day, on Saturday November 16th, a family Showcase event will take place at IT Tralee’s North Campus. This daylong event offers a vast array of fun, educational and interactive events for all age’s including VR experiences, scientific testing, robotics, weather forecasting, electric vehicle display, sustainable food making, zoology, book reading, children’s sustainable recycling workshop, slime experiments and much more. A full day of family fun is guaranteed!

Details on all of the events as part of Kerry Science Festival can be found at www.kerryscience.com. 

Kerry Science Festival events are free, but many will require registration, as places on interactive workshops are limited. For further information please contact info@creancentre.com   066 7144229.

-ENDS- 
*Editor’s Notes:* 

Kerry Science Festival is an Institute of Technology Tralee initiative and is developed by a team representing education and industry across Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) from the Kerry region area, funded by Science Foundation Ireland. 
Media contact ben.slimm@staff.ittralee.ie.

Special Family Event At IT Tralee For Science Week

November 8, 2019 at 5:53 pm 0 comments

IT Tralee, funded by Science Foundation Ireland (SFI), will host a family showcase event at IT Tralee’s North Campus on Saturday, November 16, as part of National Science Week This daylong event offers a vast array of fun, educational and interactive events for all age’s including VR experiences, scientific testing, robotics, […]

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Kerry College To Provide Free Culinary Arts Course In Dingle

Kerry College To Provide Free Culinary Arts Course In Dingle

November 8, 2019 at 12:53 pm 0 comments

TO address the skills gap and staff shortage in hospitality and tourism sectors in County Kerry, a new fully funded course in Dingle may be of interest. Applications are open for the upcoming Certificate in Culinary Arts (Food Preparation and Cooking) run at Dingle Cookery School which starts on Monday, […]

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Meet The ‘Kingdom Trooper’ And Help Raise Funds For Cian

Meet The ‘Kingdom Trooper’ And Help Raise Funds For Cian

November 8, 2019 at 12:44 pm 0 comments

A LOCAL man will become a minion of the evil empire later this month to help raise funds for a young boy battling Leukemia. Photographer Keith McGlynn will don a Star Wars’ stormtrooper outfit and station himself in Manor West Shopping Centre on Sunday, November 24 where he is hoping […]

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Sponsored: Find Out About Hybrid At Series Of Talks At Kelliher’s Toyota

November 8, 2019 at 12:20 pm 0 comments

KELLIHERS Toyota in Rathass are hosting a series of talks and Q&A sessions this evening and tomorrow morning on the benefits of buying a Hybrid. They take place at 5pm and 7pm on Friday and tomorrow morning (Saturday) at 11am. The team at Kelliher’s will set out why it’s now […]

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Thirty Patients Waiting On Trolleys At UHK Today

Thirty Patients Waiting On Trolleys At UHK Today

November 8, 2019 at 12:04 pm 0 comments

THERE are 3o patients waiting on trolleys at University Hospital Kerry today according to figures from the Irish Nurses and Midwives Organisation. It’s been a busy week at the hospital as yesterday there were 23 patients on trolleys and 24 on Wednesday, 21 on Tuesday and five on Monday. Tuesday […]

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Drugs Seized At House In Killeen Area Of Tralee

Drugs Seized At House In Killeen Area Of Tralee

November 8, 2019 at 10:10 am 0 comments

GARDAI have seized approximately €1,400 euro of suspected controlled drugs following a search at a house in the Killeen area of Tralee on Thursday November 7. As part of an ongoing operation into the sale and supply of drugs, Gardaí from the Divisional Drugs Unit in Kerry carried out a search […]

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Man Arrested After Burglary In Tralee Last Month

Man Arrested After Burglary In Tralee Last Month

November 8, 2019 at 9:37 am 0 comments

GARDAI in Tralee have arrested and charged a man in his 40s in relation to a burglary at a shop on Abbeycourt, Tralee on the night October 9. Shortly after 8am on October 10, Gardaí received a report of a burglary that had occurred overnight. During the burglary a large […]

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Six Things To Do Around Tralee This Weekend

Six Things To Do Around Tralee This Weekend

November 8, 2019 at 9:37 am 0 comments

Who says November is a boring month? Well, ok it is, but try and make the most of the pre-party season by heading out and about to some of these events!… Friday 1. Barbara’s book launch… Local author Barbara Byar will launch her debut short fiction collection – ‘Some Days […]

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Moving On Staff: L to R Lisa O Flaherty Employment Support Worker & Lisa Fingleton Project Coordinator
Photo Credit: Ciara O’Donnell

‘Moving On’ Programme Secures Funding Until 2022

November 7, 2019 at 5:00 pm 0 comments

THE ‘Moving On’ employment programme, which offers women free training, support and links with employers, has been successful in securing PEIL funding for the next three years up to Autumn 2022. Supported by NEWKD, the programme, which starts again in Tralee in January, is looking for new recruits and will host […]

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Looking forward to 'Rise' at Benners next month were, in front; Denise Mahony and Miss Fiona McCarthy. At back; Liz John Lane with Josh Moore, Stephen Buckley, Eoin O'Sullivan, Conagh Forbes and Tommy Cole. Photo by Dermot Crean

Club Night Fun For Adults With Physical And Intellectual Disabilities

November 7, 2019 at 4:37 pm 0 comments

ADULTS with physical and mental disabilities from all over the county are encouraged to come along to a club night in Tralee next month. Organised by service users in Enable Ireland Tralee, ‘Rise’, which takes place on Saturday, December 14 in Benners Hotel, will give a chance for adults to […]

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Ardfert NS Student Council helps Dan Murphy load the 200 Christmas shoeboxes donated by the children.

Ardfert Children Show Generosity With Shoebox Appeal

November 7, 2019 at 2:18 pm 0 comments

ARDFERT school children filled almost 200 shoeboxes with beautiful gifts for children in Africa and Eastern Europe as part of The Christmas Shoebox Appeal by Team Hope. The shoeboxes will be distributed based on need alone and they bring joy and excitement to children living in very difficult situations. For […]

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Tickets Selling Fast For Sunday’s ‘Ireland AM’ Event At Ballygarry

November 7, 2019 at 2:05 pm 0 comments

WITH just days to go, over 180 people have already bought tickets for a special one-day event at Ballygarry House Hotel where they will welcome the Ireland AM team. Hosted by Anna Daly, Simon Delaney and Deric Ó h’Artagáin from the popular Virgin Media One show, it features your favourite […]

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Construction Work On Tralee-Fenit Greenway To Start In Early 2020

Construction Work On Tralee-Fenit Greenway To Start In Early 2020

November 7, 2019 at 10:28 am 0 comments

IT’S anticipated that construction work on the Tralee-Fenit Greenway will not start until early 2020. Cllr Mikey Sheehy asked Council Management for a projected start/finish date for the long awaited greenway at the meeting of Tralee Municipal District councillors on Monday. The Council said it is presently progressing the necessary […]

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Sinead O'Shea, Mary O'Connell and Phil Daly at the opening of the 'Esoteric' exhibition from Tralee Art Group members on display at the Library. Photo by Dermot Crean

PHOTOS: An ‘Esoteric’ Exhibition From Tralee Art Group Opens At The Library

November 7, 2019 at 9:48 am 0 comments

ALL styles of paintings and other media are on display at the new exhibition from members of Tralee Art Group which opened on Tuesday at Tralee Library. There was a large crowd in attendance for the official opening by Radio Kerry’s Deirdre Walsh and art lovers will have ample opportunity […]

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