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  • Three New COVID-19 Cases In Kerry, 32 Confirmed Nationally Today

    Three New COVID-19 Cases In Kerry, 32 Confirmed Nationally Today

    THERE were three new cases of Coronavirus reported for Kerry this evening, with the total number now at 314 for the county. The number of people who have tested positive for the virus in the Republic of Ireland so far, now stands at 25,670 after 32 new cases were confirmed […]

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Wheels in Motion. Celebrating its 20th anniversary this August, the Tour de Munster charity cycle will once again take to the roads of Munster from the 6th to 10th of August for its most important tour yet in order to raise vital funds for the Munster branches of Down Syndrome Ireland and individual beneficiaries. Picture ahead of this year's tour are Nichola Power and her daughters Caoimhe (right), Cliona (left) and Cara along with Paul Sheridan, Founder and Tour Organiser.

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    Tour De Munster To Roll Into Tralee Next Month

    THIS August, the Tour de Munster charity cycle is celebrating the 20th running of the event and will set out on its most important tour yet in order to raise vital funds for the Munster branches of Down Syndrome Ireland and individual beneficiaries. The cyclists will pay their annual visit […]

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  • Ryanair To Cut Flights On Kerry-UK Routes In August And September

    Ryanair To Cut Flights On Kerry-UK Routes In August And September

    RYANAIR has announced it will remove up to 1,000 flights from its UK-Ireland routes in August and September with Kerry, Cork, Knock and Shannon routes affected. They company released statement this afternoon said it will cut the flights due to what it terms Ireland’s “defective quarantine restriction on EU visitors”. […]

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  • Launching the run were, in front, Mary Gardiner, Andrea O'Donoghue and Michelle Greaney. At back; Ollie O'Sullivan with Liam, John and Stephen Griffin. Photo: Dermot Crean

    Charity Run/Walk To Get People Moving On Bank Holiday Weekend

    WITH many running events postponed for the moment, here’s something to look forward to and train for over the coming fortnight. The ‘Kerry Goes Pink For Livie Virtual Run/Walk’ will take place over the August Bank Holiday weekend with all funds raised going towards the plight of a little lady, […]

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  • TEAM GEANEY FOR  Gene… Cycle for University Hospital Kerry - ICU
Gene Tangney of the Black Valley, Killarney,  became the name in everyone’s hearts and minds during the  Covid-19 Lockdown in Ireland. Gene contracted the horrific coronavirus, resulting in medical professionals at University Hospital Kerry placing him in an induced coma and ventilator to assist in his breathing for 3 months. He remains in hospital today, and is making a slow but steady recovery. 
Fundraiser and cyclist Denis Geaney and his  ‘Team Geaney’ crew are planning to Cycle the Ring of Kerry on Saturday 25 th July 2020, to raise funds for University Hospital Kerry (UHK) ICU department. In line with HSE guidelines recommendations, it will only be members of  Team Geaney’s  crew that  will cycle on the day. They are encouraging people to donate to the Go Fund Me Page. 
To donate please use GoFundMe https://gf.me/u/ygcrtc , from left, Eileen O’Leary, Mike Doherty,  Denis Geaney, Siobhan Tangney, Batt O’Sullivan, Derry Healy, Mike Brosnan. Photo: Valerie O’Sullivan /NO REPRO FEE

    ‘Team Geaney’ To Cycle Ring Of Kerry For ICU Department At UHK

    A RING of Kerry cycle will take place later this month in aid of University Hospital Kerry (UHK) ICU department to thank them for taking care of a well-known Kerry man who was seriously ill with COVID-19. Gene Tangney of the Black Valley, contracted coronavirus, resulting in medical professionals at […]

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IT Tralee To Support Bioeconomy Market-Uptake Through European BIOSWITCH Initiative

IT Tralee To Support Bioeconomy Market-Uptake Through European BIOSWITCH Initiative

July 14, 2020 at 9:31 am 0 comments

INSTITUTE of Technology Tralee have received funding to participate in a new Horizon 2020 Biobased Industries Joint Undertaking (BBI JU) project called ‘BIOSWITCH’, which kicked off with an online meeting on June 9. BIOSWITCH works directly with brand owners, consumers and other stakeholders to support market-uptake of biobased products. With […]

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Aqua Dome To Remain Closed For Rest Of 2020

July 14, 2020 at 9:00 am 0 comments

THE Aqua Dome, has announced that it will remain closed for the remainder of the year and it’s possible that this will continue to be the situation until Easter 2021. The directors of the Aqua Dome considered the recommended regulations to keep staff and customers safe during the Covid 19 […]

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No Rise In Kerry COVID-19 Cases, 11 More Reported Nationally This Evening

No Rise In Kerry COVID-19 Cases, 11 More Reported Nationally This Evening

July 13, 2020 at 6:26 pm 0 comments

THERE was no new case of Coronavirus reported for Kerry this evening with the number remaining at 311 for the county. The number of people who have tested positive for the virus in the Republic of Ireland so far, now stands at 25,638 after 11 new cases were confirmed this […]

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Gardaí Appeal For Witnesses To Assault On Woman In Tralee

Gardaí Appeal For Witnesses To Assault On Woman In Tralee

July 13, 2020 at 4:36 pm 0 comments

GARDAI are appealing for witnesses to an alleged assault on Strand Street on Sunday afternoon. A woman aged in her 50s sustained injuries and required treatment in hospital. The assailant was aged in his 20s and gardaí are following a definite lead in relation to the incident but would like […]

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Gardaí Investigate Burglaries And Thefts From Vehicles In Tralee Area

Gardaí Investigate Burglaries And Thefts From Vehicles In Tralee Area

July 13, 2020 at 4:21 pm 0 comments

GARDAI are investigating burglaries and theft incidents in the Tralee area over the past week and are hoping for the public’s assistance. On Friday, July 10, at 4.30am, in the Killeen Wood estate, a person was awoken by a noise in the house and when they investigated they saw a […]

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Cllr Pa Daly.

Daly Calls For Greater Controls Over People Coming Into Ireland During COVID-19 Crisis

July 13, 2020 at 3:48 pm 0 comments

SINN Féin TD for Kerry, Pa Daly, has called for greater controls over arrivals of visitors into Ireland. Deputy Daly believes the government has failed to put adequate controls into place to ensure that people arriving to Ireland follow an effective quarantine process. “Covid-19 is out of control in certain […]

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Recovery Haven Announces Gradual Reopening Of Services At Haig’s Terrace

Recovery Haven Announces Gradual Reopening Of Services At Haig’s Terrace

July 13, 2020 at 12:14 pm 0 comments

CANCER Support charity Recovery Haven Kerry has announced the gradual reopening of its main house in Tralee, having been forced to move its services to online platforms for over three months because of Covid19 restrictions. As restrictions begin to ease, however, the charity is moving on to offering face to […]

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HSE Warns Public About Scam Relating To COVID-19 Contact Tracing

July 13, 2020 at 12:07 pm 0 comments

THE HSE is urging the public to be vigilant in light of reports of a telephone/text scam from criminals claiming to be HSE contact tracing and testing staff. The fraudulent calls and text messages claim that the person has been identified as a close contact of someone who has Covid-19 […]

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Council Opens Online Book Of Condolences For Late Jack Charlton

Council Opens Online Book Of Condolences For Late Jack Charlton

July 13, 2020 at 11:02 am 1 comment

KERRY County Council has opened an online Book of Condolence for the late Jack Charlton. The Council says that due to COVID-19 they are unable to operate a traditional Book of Condolences so they have provided a link where people can leave their message. “Kerry is a county with a […]

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PHOTOS: #Tralee On Social Media This Week

PHOTOS: #Tralee On Social Media This Week

July 12, 2020 at 12:28 pm 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… Glad you enjoyed the Tralee… Having the craic in @Ballybuniontour with a swim followed by @LoveListowel and & Tralee @kerryman_ie . #loveIreland […]

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Miriam Murphy.

Death Of Renowned Tralee Soprano Miriam Murphy

July 11, 2020 at 12:28 pm 0 comments

THE death has taken place yesterday of renowned soprano Miriam Murphy. Tralee native Ms Murphy passed away in London, where she was based. As a child she began singing in choirs in town and attended the Kerry School of Music. She was also taught by Veronica Dunne in Dublin before […]

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Greenway Group Urges Council To Complete Project Ahead Of 2021 Tourist Season

Greenway Group Urges Council To Complete Project Ahead Of 2021 Tourist Season

July 11, 2020 at 11:58 am 0 comments

A LOCAL group who are keen to see the Tralee-Fenit Greenway up and running as soon as possible have issued a call to local politicians to do all they can to have it ready for the 2021 tourist season. The ‘Friends Of The Tralee To Fenit Greenway’ have expressed disappointment […]

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Call For Council To Do More To Curb Litter And Anti-Social Behaviour Problems In Fenit

Call For Council To Do More To Curb Litter And Anti-Social Behaviour Problems In Fenit

July 11, 2020 at 11:58 am 0 comments

A SINN Fein Councillor has asked Kerry County Council to introduce a programme of measures to curb littering and anti-social behaviour in Fenit. Cllr Deirdre Ferris made the call at Tralee Municipal District meeting on Monday, following complaints from constituents in Fenit area over issues of deliberate littering and anti-social […]

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Kelby Guilfoyle.

Tralee Author’s Debut Novel Available To Buy Online

July 11, 2020 at 11:57 am 0 comments

A TRALEE author has just released their debut novel which is currently available to buy online. Kelby Guilfoyle is a 23 year old author who identifies as non-binary. Their debut novel ‘Poppy’ released July 3, takes place in Tralee and is a love letter to growing up in small town Ireland, […]

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Finnegan On Films: It’s Back To The Omniplex And Three Crowd-Pleasers

Finnegan On Films: It’s Back To The Omniplex And Three Crowd-Pleasers

July 11, 2020 at 11:57 am 0 comments

With Tralee Omniplex back to business, our movie guy James Finnegan takes a look at some great old movies playing as part of the ‘Bring It Back’ season… The great news that the Omniplex has reopened is another sign of the gentle return to what passes for normal. Yes, these […]

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No Increase In Kerry Cases Today, 25 Additional Cases Reported Nationally

No Increase In Kerry Cases Today, 25 Additional Cases Reported Nationally

July 10, 2020 at 7:03 pm 0 comments

THERE was no new case of Coronavirus  reported for Kerry this evening with the number remaining at 310 for the county. This has not changed since Saturday, June 20. The number of people who have tested positive for the virus in the Republic of Ireland so far, now stands at […]

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Jerry Lynch of the Lynch family presents a cheque for €1,800 to General Manager of UHK Fearghal Grimes accepting on behalf of frontline staff at the hospital. Photo by Dermot Crean

Lynch Family Presents UHK Staff With €1,800 After Fundraiser

July 10, 2020 at 3:30 pm 0 comments

A WELL-KNOWN musical family from Tralee made a presentation to University Hospital Kerry staff this morning. The Lynch family, who have many members involved with Tralee Musical Society, decided to record their own version of ‘We Are The World’ and set up a gofundme page with all money raised going […]

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Plans Published For Pedestrian Crossings And Traffic Calming Measures At Rock Street/Connolly Park

July 10, 2020 at 12:21 pm 0 comments

PLANS for traffic calming measures at the entrance to Connolly Park and a new pedestrian crossing on Upper Rock Street have been published by Kerry County Council. The proposal includes the realignment of the Junction of the L-6706 Connolly Park and R-556 Upper Rock St, the provision of a Pedestrian […]

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Kerry Gardaí Receive New Machine To Help Detect ‘Drug Driving’

July 10, 2020 at 11:56 am 0 comments

MEMBERS of the Kerry Divisional Drugs Unit have been given use of a ‘Dräger Drug Test 5000’ machine with the aim of further disrupting those involved in the sale and supply of drugs in Kerry. Head of the Roads Policing Unit, Inspector Tony Sugrue said; “This is just another way […]

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The Gaelscoil Mhic Easmainn Class of 2020 at their graduation  evening at the school on Thursday evening. Photo by Dermot Crean

PHOTOS: A Farewell To Gaelscoil Mhic Easmainn For Sixth Class Graduates

July 10, 2020 at 10:34 am 0 comments

THE sixth class pupils of Gaelscoil Mhic Easmainn had been together eight years, so it was only fitting that they met up one last time before post-primary beckons in September. The school organised a special ceremony at the school on Thursday, adhering to social distancing guidelines, which saw Fr Francis […]

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No Change In Number Of Kerry Cases, Six More Deaths Reported Nationally

No Change In Number Of Kerry Cases, Six More Deaths Reported Nationally

July 9, 2020 at 6:28 pm 0 comments

THERE was new case of Coronavirus  reported for Kerry this evening with the number remaining at 310 for the county. This has not changed since Saturday, June 20. The number of people who have tested positive for the virus in the Republic of Ireland so far, now stands at 25,565 […]

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Call For Council To Empty Litter Bins On A More Regular Basis

Call For Council To Empty Litter Bins On A More Regular Basis

July 9, 2020 at 2:54 pm 0 comments

A CALL for greater commitment by the Council to regularly empty public bins across the Tralee Municipal District was made at the meeting of the MD on Monday. Cllr Mikey Sheehy made the call, saying he had received a number of calls on this about overflowing bins in Tralee town […]

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Site For Cycling Pump Track Close To Being Acquired By Council

Site For Cycling Pump Track Close To Being Acquired By Council

July 9, 2020 at 2:10 pm 0 comments

A SITE for a cycling pump track in the Tralee area is in the process of being acquired by Kerry County Council. Fianna Fáil Cllr Mikey Sheehy asked for an update on the position and progress of the proposed Tralee Pump Track at the Tralee Municipal District meeting on Monday. He […]

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Kerry College And Radio Kerry Begin Recruitment For Hands On Media Training

Kerry College And Radio Kerry Begin Recruitment For Hands On Media Training

July 9, 2020 at 11:55 am 0 comments

HAVE you always dreamed of working in radio or the media?  Or are you a media graduate who wants hands on experience. Would you like the opportunity to train in an existing media organization while you learn. If you have a passion for news, sports, research and production, presenting music […]

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Fundraising Walk Aims To Reclaim Bracker O’Regan Road Name From ‘Fat Mile’

Fundraising Walk Aims To Reclaim Bracker O’Regan Road Name From ‘Fat Mile’

July 9, 2020 at 11:22 am 0 comments

THE Chairman of Austin Stacks GAA Club is to undertake a fundraiser for the club which also aims to reclaim the name of a local road named after a Rockie legend. Billy Ryle will walk 100km on the Bracker O’Regan Road from Friday, July 17 to Sunday, July 26. The main […]

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256 Patients Awaiting Orthopaedic Outpatient Appointments At UHK

256 Patients Awaiting Orthopaedic Outpatient Appointments At UHK

July 8, 2020 at 6:32 pm 0 comments

THERE are 256 patients awaiting Orthopaedic Outpatient Appointments in University Hospital Kerry with 111 of them over 66 years of age, with some of those waiting up to a year already for an operation. The most recent figures were released to Deputy Michael Healy Rae by the Department of Health […]

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Kerry’s Total Of Confirmed Cases Back To 310 After One Case Denotified

Kerry’s Total Of Confirmed Cases Back To 310 After One Case Denotified

July 8, 2020 at 6:17 pm 0 comments

THERE was one case of the Coronavirus denotified for Kerry this evening. Yesterday, the number of confirmed cases in the county rose by one to 311, but it has now gone back to 310 again, according to official figures. The number of people who have tested positive for the virus […]

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Wildflowers on the outskirts of town.

Tralee Municipal District Should Lead The Way In Biodiversity Policy Says Cllr

July 8, 2020 at 11:58 am 0 comments

SINN Féin councillor, Cathal Foley, has asked Kerry County Council to explore new, more sensitive methods of grass and weed control throughout the county. He made the call due to the success of the Tralee Municipal District’s effort to enhance biodiversity during the lock-down period ensuring the least negative impact […]

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Cllr Sam Locke.

Cllr Wants Trees On Dan Spring And Killerisk Roads Trimmed For Safety Reasons

July 8, 2020 at 11:03 am 0 comments

A LOCAL councillor says some overhanging branches on footpaths and main roads around Tralee have the potential to kill if they fell on pedestrians/vehicles during bad weather. Cllr Sam Locke (Ind) asked that the Council develop a tree planting and trimming programme for Tralee at the meeting of Tralee Municipal […]

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Cllr Calls Asks For Review Of Time Pubs Need To Remove Street Furniture

Cllr Calls Asks For Review Of Time Pubs Need To Remove Street Furniture

July 8, 2020 at 10:15 am 0 comments

A FIANNA Fáil councillor has asked that the gardaí and Council take a more balanced approach to the 10pm time limit for pubs and restaurants to bring their street furniture in off the footpaths or public spaces. At the meeting of Tralee Municipal District on Monday, Cllr Mikey Sheehy called […]

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