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  • Reidun Schlesinger and Ross Brassil at the protest in The Square on Wednesday. Photo by Dermot Crean

    Local Musicians Call For Clarity On Return To Work At Protest In Tralee

    MUSICIANS from the Tralee area and beyond gathered in the Square on Wednesday afternoon, in a show of solidarity after the difficulties they have faced since the beginning of the pandemic. They were joined by local publicans and business owners who supported them in their call for clarity and guidance […]

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  • Tommy Sheehy Tommy Sheehy (right) who is raising funds with a series of challenges for Enable Ireland Kerry over the coming months.

    Tommy’s Takes On Series Of Challenges For Enable Ireland Kerry

    WELL-KNOWN cyclist Tommy Sheehy is embarking on an extraordinary series of cycling challenges this year to support Enable Ireland Kerry Services. Tommy, who has to date raised over €100,000 for Enable Ireland, kicks off his first challenge in August when he will attempt an ‘Everesting’ Challenge. The concept of Everesting […]

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  • Volunteers who took part in the clean-up in Banna on Saturday.

    Forty Bags Of Rubbish Collected During Banna Beach Clean-Up

    A CLEAN-UP of Banna beach on Saturday saw 50 volunteers show up and 40 bags of rubbish removed from the beach, dunes and car-park. Organised by Banna Coastcare, Ray Foley, Clean Coasts Officer, kicked off the morning with an informative talk about marine life and the impact of litter and […]

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  • The bike handed into Tralee Garda Station.

    Tralee Gardaí Look To Reunite Bike With Owner

    TRALEE Gardaí are looking to reunite a bike with its owner. A bicycle was found unlocked on Market Street, Tralee and was been handed into Tralee Garda Station on the Tuesday at 8pm. It’s an Apollo Mountain Bike, primarily black with red and grey markings. If you can prove you’re […]

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  • Teresa Lonergan, Conall Ó Cruadhlaoich , Ann O’Dwyer, Margaret Godley, Liam Mc Gill and Jennifer Barry

    Kerry ETB Schools Receive Centre Of School Leadership Endorsement

    KERRY Education and Training Board (Kerry ETB) are the first ETB schools in the Country to receive endorsement by the Centre of School Leadership (CSL) Kerry Education and Training Board (Kerry ETB) are delighted to announce that they are the first Education & Training Board in the Country to receive […]

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Anne Marie Fuller

New Green Party Rep For Tralee Area As Anne Marie Fuller Steps Down

June 22, 2021 at 2:56 pm 0 comments

ANNE-MARIE Fuller has stepped down as the Green Party representative for the Tralee Local Electoral Area (LEA) to take on the role of chairperson of the Kerry Sustainable Energy Co-op. She has been the Green Party’s Tralee representative since the 2019 local elections when she polled in eighth place in […]

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Call Out To Arts Groups And Artists Ahead Of Culture Night

Call Out To Arts Groups And Artists Ahead Of Culture Night

June 22, 2021 at 1:41 pm 0 comments

THE Arts Office at Kerry County Council has begun work on the Culture Night 2021 programme and is looking for input. Culture Night 2021 is on Friday, September 17 and a wide range of artistic and cultural events are to take place in the county and nationwide. Culture Night is a […]

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Goodluck Uzama and Samuel Kiwanuka at the new mural at the Tralee International Resource Centre. Photo by Dermot Crean

New Mural Celebrates African Community In Tralee

June 22, 2021 at 10:20 am 0 comments

TRALEE International Resource Centre (TIRC) is celebrating the African community living in Tralee by unveiling a large mural at their premises in Boherbee. The mural was started on Africa Day (May 25th) when people were asked to submit ideas for the artwork, and since then local artist Teresa Galvin, has […]

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Gardaí Appeal For Information After Burglary And Theft From Vehicle Incidents

Gardaí Appeal For Information After Burglary And Theft From Vehicle Incidents

June 21, 2021 at 3:33 pm 0 comments

GARDAI say there has been an increase in the amount of thefts from vehicles in the Tralee area over the past few of weeks. They are urging people to be vigilant and to ensure the vehicle is locked when unattended. The appeal comes as clothing items were taken from the […]

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Funding Approved For Waste Water Treatment Plant In Fenit

Funding Approved For Waste Water Treatment Plant In Fenit

June 21, 2021 at 1:38 pm 0 comments

IRISH Water has announced that funding has been announced for a new waste water treatment plant in Fenit. The announcement was made at today’s monthly meeting of Kerry County Council. Fianna Fáil Cllr Mikey Sheehy and Sinn Féin Cllr Deirdre Ferris have both welcomed the news. The project will now continue […]

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Munster Technological University Awarded Over €2.2m Under Springboard+ Initiative

Munster Technological University Awarded Over €2.2m Under Springboard+ Initiative

June 21, 2021 at 12:11 pm 0 comments

MUNSTER Technological University has secured €2,219,980 in funding to provide 837 places under the Government’s Springboard+ and Human Capital Initiatives for the academic year 2021/2022. In total, MTU is offering 28 Springboard+ courses as part of its suite of part-time offering. A further €616,400 was received to offer 106 places […]

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Tralee School Selected For Safe Routes To School Programme

Tralee School Selected For Safe Routes To School Programme

June 21, 2021 at 11:17 am 0 comments

A NUMBER of Tralee schools are among the 170  nationally which have been notified that they have been selected for inclusion in the first round of the Safe Routes to School (SRTS) Programme to support walking and cycling infrastructure for primary and post-primary schools. Mercy Secondary School Mounthawk, Moyderwell Mercy Primary […]

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PHOTOS: #Tralee On Social Media This Week

PHOTOS: #Tralee On Social Media This Week

June 20, 2021 at 1:22 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 or #TraleeToday and we’ll see it… For the day that’s in it… At University Hospital Kerry. #UHK #Tralee #Kerry pic.twitter.com/Kud1LnyH5M — ’, ☘️ (@mikodonnell) June 19, 2021 […]

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Slingshot fun. Photo by Dermot Crean

PHOTOS: A Fun Day For Pupils At Listellick NS

June 20, 2021 at 12:33 pm 0 comments

SADLY, school tours and all the excitement that goes with it, is a no-no again this year, but the folks at Listellick NS decided to have their own fun day on Friday instead. “The advice from the Department of Education was that it was best not to have school tours […]

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St John Of God Services in Monavalley

Sponsored: St John Of God Recruiting For Nurses, Social Care Workers And Care Assistants

June 20, 2021 at 11:58 am 0 comments

ST John of God services in Kerry are currently recruiting for new positions to meet the increasing needs of people across the county. Saint John of God Kerry Services provides a range of programmes and services for adults and children with an intellectual disability throughout the Kerry region. A person-centred […]

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Rachel Doherty, Leah Kavanagh and Laura Foley at Molly J's Courtyard Bar @ Benners Hotel on Thursday evening. Photo by Dermot Crean

PHOTOS: Molly J’s At Benners Proves A Popular Addition To Tralee’s Nightlife

June 19, 2021 at 10:30 am 0 comments

THE past 15 months has been devastating for the hospitality industry, but it’s also forced people to get more creative in how to deal with opening up during a pandemic. The Meadowlands Hotel have built an attractive outdoor terrace, Ballygarry House Hotel have made similar alterations and Skelper Quane’s in […]

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In front; Kim Greene, Rachel O'Connor and Jessica O'Connor. At back; Jenny Power, Emma Herlihy and Gráinne Howard at The Klub at Kerins O'Rahillys  on Friday evening. Photo by Dermot Crean

PHOTOS: Having Fun In The Sun At Tralee Bars And Restaurants

June 19, 2021 at 10:26 am 0 comments

WE’VE been blessed with the weather these past couple of evenings and it made heading out for a drink or a bite to eat a much more pleasurable experience. The crowds were out in force on Friday night with Skelper Quane’s revamped outdoor facilities persuading large numbers to head west […]

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Know Your Rights: Supports Available for Fathers

Know Your Rights: Supports Available for Fathers

June 19, 2021 at 10:22 am 0 comments

Know Your Rights has been compiled by Kerry Citizens Information Service which provides a free and confidential service to the public… An important celebration that takes place on the third Sunday each June is fast approaching, Father’s Day. This yearly celebration is the perfect time to show our appreciation for […]

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Robert de Niro as Jake La Motta.

Finnegan On Films: Winners, Almost Winners and Notable Mentions

June 19, 2021 at 10:21 am 0 comments

Our movie guy, James Finnegan, recommends Martin Scorsese’s masterpiece (well, one of them anyway!) and a modern musical classic… THE one film that regularly appears in the ‘Greatest of All Time’ lists is Raging Bull (TG4 Saturday 9.35pm). If you were to give the one line summary, it is the […]

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Kerry County Council buildings in Rathass.

Public Asked Submissions In Relation To Local Property Tax

June 18, 2021 at 2:17 pm 0 comments

KERRY County Council has opened a period of public consultation in relation to next year’s Local Property Tax and is inviting submissions from the public, up to 5pm on Friday, July 2. The Finance (Local Property Tax) Act, 2012 (as amended) provides that Elected Members of a local authority may […]

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Gardaí And Council Ask People To Park Responsibly At Kerry Beaches

Gardaí And Council Ask People To Park Responsibly At Kerry Beaches

June 18, 2021 at 2:02 pm 0 comments

KERRY Gardaí, Kerry County Council and the HSE are appealing for motorists to park legally and responsibly when visiting public beaches and amenity areas. Last week there were parking issues at beaches and amenity areas throughout Kerry in which vehicles were blocked in and roadways obstructed. In many instances, including […]

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Lisa Healy, Emma Nolan, Karen O'Carroll, Gráinne O'Connor and Michelle Daly at the outdoor terrace at The Ashe Hotel on Thursday evening. Photo by Dermot Crean

PHOTOS: Enjoying The Outdoor Summer Around Tralee Bars And Restaurants

June 18, 2021 at 10:24 am 0 comments

RESTAURANTS and bars in Tralee continue to enjoy a steady trade since reopening nearly two weeks ago and it looks many will be booked out for the weekend. Wth the weather being so kind on Thursday evening, we decided to visit some of the hostelries in town to sample the […]

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Presentation Primary School Fourth Class students Hala Wael and Ellie O'Brien with the dragon they made during their Artists in Schools project in conjunction with the Arts Council. Photo by Dermot Crean

PHOTOS: Presentation Pupils Artistic Talents Flourish Under Creative Schools Initiative

June 18, 2021 at 10:12 am 0 comments

PRESENTATION Primary School’s Creative Schools initiative is having a hugely positive effect on pupils. The pupils have engaged in a number of programmes throughout the year which have developed their literacy and creative skills, increased their confidence and allowed them to express themselves. Creative Schools is a flagship initiative of […]

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At the presentation of €5,000 to the Kerry Hospice Foundation by the Chain Gang Cycling Club at The Meadowlands Hotel on Thursday evening were, front from left; John Murray of the Chain Gang and Maura Sullivan accepting for Kerry Hospice Foundation. Back from left; David Elton (Chain Gang); Bridie O'Connor (Kerry Hospice); Pat Keohane (Chain Gang); Avril Hewitt (Chain Gang); Ita Behan (Kerry Hospice) and Seamus Cotter (Chain Gang). Photo by Dermot Crean

Chain Gang Cycling Club Presents €5,000 To Kerry Hospice Foundation

June 18, 2021 at 9:43 am 0 comments

THE proceeds of three fundraisers held over the past year were presented to the Kerry Hospice Foundation at The Meadowlands Hotel on Thursday. The Tralee Chain Gang Cycling Club held a ‘Spin Into Spring’ event aimed at getting people out cycling earlier this year. They held a coffee morning event […]

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Tralee Toastmaster Of The Year Award For James

Tralee Toastmaster Of The Year Award For James

June 18, 2021 at 9:37 am 0 comments

TRALEE Toastmasters has announced their new committee for 2021/22 and the winner of their 2021 Tralee Toastmaster of the Year Award. At their recent AGM, outgoing President Sergey Udaltsov decided that the entire membership should be invited to vote for the award and the winner was James Finnegan. The following members […]

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Fearghal Kirby with Roksana Jamroz at MJ's Diner in Clash which now has a new carvery and hot and cold deli counter.

Sponsored: New Hot/Cold Deli Counter And Carvery Opens At MJ’s Diner

June 17, 2021 at 5:01 pm 0 comments

IT’S onwards and upwards for MJ’s Diner as they introduce a new addition to their thriving culinary business at Clash. Fearghal, Jen, Kevin and Fiona have been busy preparing for the reopening of society over the past number of months and this week revealed their new hot and cold deli […]

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Jimmy Moran (centre) welcomed home by the Strand Road community.

Jimmy Welcomed Back To Strand Road After Long Illness

June 17, 2021 at 4:53 pm 0 comments

THE STRAND Road community was out in force on Thursday afternoon to welcome Jimmy Moran back to his shop. Jimmy suffered a brain haemorrhage after a procedure a few months ago and there was huge support and well wishes for him while he was recovering. He was welcomed home today […]

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Banna Beach Clean-Up Planned For Saturday

Banna Beach Clean-Up Planned For Saturday

June 17, 2021 at 1:13 pm 0 comments

THE first big Banna Beach Clean-Up of the summer takes place this Saturday morning. The Banna Coastcare group is encouraging everyone to come along meeting at 10am in the main car park with the clean-up scheduled to finish at 11.30am. As an extra incentive to make it a family morning […]

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Louise Brosnan from Dingle on the new RTE Player show.

Kerry Chef To Feature On New RTE Player Show

June 17, 2021 at 12:04 pm 0 comments

A DINGLE chef will appear on a brand new RTÉ Player original series called ‘Battle of The Food Trucks’ which begins on Tuesday next. James Patrice is the host as food truck chefs from across Ireland will go head-to-head to be crowned Ireland’s finest food truck. Louise Brosnan is a trained […]

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Kerry Singers Invited To Apply For ‘Take On Me’ RTE Game Show

Kerry Singers Invited To Apply For ‘Take On Me’ RTE Game Show

June 17, 2021 at 9:26 am 0 comments

A PRODUCTION company is looking for singers from Kerry to apply to take part in a new TV show. ‘Take On Me’ is a singing competition game show to be broadcast on Saturday nights, which will require contestants to have tactics as well as talent. Shinawil is looking for singers […]

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Prizewinners in the Phoenix Women's Centre's photo competition received their prizes at the Meadowlands Hotel on Wednesday. Picture are, from left; Ann Sheehan (2nd), Anne Kelly (1st) and Noreen O'Shea (3rd) holding their winning entries. Photo by Dermot Crean

Ladies Receive Prizes For Capturing Beauty Of Kerry In Photo Competition

June 17, 2021 at 9:26 am 0 comments

THREE ladies received their prizes at The Meadowlands Hotel on Wednesday, after their photos were chosen from hundreds of entries in a competition run by the Phoenix Women’s Centre. The fundraising competition, ‘Woman’s Eye — The Natural Beauty of the Kingdom a Captured by The Women Of Kerry’, attracted nearly […]

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Mayor of Kerry Cllr Patrick Connor Scarteen pictured with some members of the Steering Committee at the launch of the 2020 Kerry Mental Health and Wellbeing Fest.

Register Now For Kerry Mental Health And Wellbeing Fest

June 16, 2021 at 5:12 pm Comments are Disabled

THE closing date of Friday, June 25, to register an interest in hosting an activity or event during the 2021 Kerry Mental Health and Wellbeing Fest, is fast approaching. This year’s #KerryMHWFest will run from October 9-16. It is held annually to highlight World Mental Health Day on October 10. Organised […]

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€106,355 For Kerry Projects Under Community Monuments Fund

€106,355 For Kerry Projects Under Community Monuments Fund

June 16, 2021 at 3:20 pm Comments are Disabled

THREE Kerry projects will receive €106,355 between them from the Community Monuments Fund. The Community Monuments Fund aims to enable important conservation works to be carried out on archaeological monuments which are deemed to be significant and in need of urgent support. The funding will go to Ballinskelligs Castle  (€77,705); […]

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Tralee Chamber Wins Best Digital Marketing Campaign Award

Tralee Chamber Wins Best Digital Marketing Campaign Award

June 16, 2021 at 2:55 pm Comments are Disabled

TRALEE Chamber of Commerce was named the winner of the Best Digital Marketing Campaign Award at the Chamber Awards 2021 on Wednesday. The awards, hosted by Chambers Ireland and sponsored by Zurich, recognise the outstanding work of chambers of commerce throughout the country in supporting local, regional and national business. […]

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Ross Brassil who is organising the protest in the Square on June 23. Photo by Dermot Crean

Local Musicians To Get Vocal On Difficulties Facing Industry At Tralee Protest

June 16, 2021 at 10:48 am Comments are Disabled

A LOCAL musician is hoping for a good turnout next Wednesday for a protest at the difficulties faced by all involved in the music industry in the county. Ross Brassil from Tralee, who plays in pubs and at functions in the local area, has organised the ‘Kerry Music Industry Stands […]

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