• Presentation Tralee students, at back; Eva Valor, Julia Szarota, in front, Róisín Buckley, Aoibhe McKenna and Erica Lucid with their Peann2 product at the Kerry County Council Student Enterprise Awards at the IT Tralee on Friday. Photo by Dermot Crean

    PHOTOS: Young Entrepreneurs Excel At Student Enterprise Awards

    THE County Final of the Kerry County Council Annual Student Enterprise Awards was held  on Friday in the IT Tralee and a Tralee school won the most Enterprising School Award. Presentation Secondary School won the award for its work in fostering entrepreneurship within the school and was presented with the […]

  • Katherine Lynch (RTÉ’s “Wagons Den”), Cheryl Fergison (EastEnders favourite Heather Trott), Maureen Nolan (The Nolans) and Casualty’s Rebecca Wheatley,

    ‘Menopause The Musical’ Coming To The INEC Next Month

    FOLLOWING multiple sell out performances, the ultimate girls night out, “Menopause the Musical” is embarking on another Irish nationwide tour this spring with an all- star cast…and its coming to Kerry. This popular comedy hosts a cast of hormonal women, memory loss one-liners and innuendo-laden versions of pop classics and […]

  • Rahma Chairi and Alan O'Shea of Alvention Ltd with his Rodfendr product at the IT Tralee Enterprise Showcase on Friday. Photo by Dermot Crean

    Businesses Compete For €5,000 In Funding At Enterprise Showcase

    THE Busy Botanist was the winner of the €5,000 top prize in the annual IT Tralee Enterprise Showcase on Friday. This event provided an ideal opportunity for start-ups to make their pitch for the annual award. Exhibitors included past and current New Frontiers participants, IT Tralee Research Centres while information on […]

  • Kerry Ladies Team To Face Armagh On Sunday

    Kerry Ladies Team To Face Armagh On Sunday

    THE Kerry ladies football team faces Armagh in the Lidl Ladies NFL Division 2 Round 6 game on Sunday at the Athletic Grounds, Armagh. Throw in is at 12noon and here’s the team. 1 Laura Fitzgerald – Na Gaeil 2 Tara Breen – Beaufort 3 Kayleigh Cronin – Dr Crokes 4 […]

  • Pupils taking part in the Céilí Mór at Derryquay NS on Friday. Photo by Dermot Crean

    Derryquay NS Looks Forward To Open Day

    A VIBRANT school will host an open day next Thursday, March 28, to showcase all it has to offer prospective pupils and their families. Derryquay National School, 5 km from Tralee on the main Dingle road, is a primary school at the centre of a vibrant community.  It has a […]



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Know Your Rights: School Transport Scheme

March 23, 2019 at 10:14 am 0 comments

Know Your Rights has been compiled by Kerry Citizens Information Service which provides a free and confidential service to the public… Question: My daughter is starting secondary school in September and we live 5 kilometres from her school. Am I eligible for the School Transport Scheme? Answer: You may qualify for the […]

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Brie Larson as 'Captain Marvel'.

McCann At The Movies: ‘Captain Marvel’ Is A Blockbuster To Satisfy Fans

March 23, 2019 at 10:12 am 0 comments

John McCann says ‘Captain Marvel’ is a steady addition to the superhero canon that holds its own amongst the Marvel collection… Longer evenings and clocks going forward must only mean one thing — summer blockbuster season and a endless glut of superheroes at Tralee Omniplex. This year’s Marvel machine begins with […]

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Kerry Camogie Team In Action In Tralee This Sunday

Kerry Camogie Team In Action In Tralee This Sunday

March 22, 2019 at 10:08 pm 0 comments

THE footballers aren’t the only Kerry side in action on Sunday. As well as the Kerry ladies football team in action in Armagh at 12 noon, closer to home you can see the Kerry Camogie team play. They will face Galway at John Mitchel’s GAA grounds at 2pm in Division […]

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Paul Murphy takes off for Kerry against Roscommon in Croke Park on Sunday. Photo by Gavin O'Connor.

Here’s The Kerry Team To Face Roscommon On Sunday

March 22, 2019 at 8:03 pm 0 comments

KERRY senior footballers can seal a league final place by avoiding a defeat in Roscommon on Sunday. Their final game of the Allianz Football League Division 1 will see them face the Connacht side who are in a relegation dogfight so a tough game awaits. There’s a number of changes […]

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Excited Presentation students meet Jake Carter in the school gym on Friday. Photo by Dermot Crean

PHOTOS: Excited Students Enjoy Jake Carter Performance In Presentation

March 22, 2019 at 5:27 pm 0 comments

FRIDAY got a whole lot better for Presentation Secondary School students when a music star turned up this afternoon. Jake Carter is on a whistle-stop promotional tour of Kerry for his new single and upcoming concert in the INEC on April 27. The Dancing With The Stars 2018 winner made […]

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Students at the Donal Walsh Livelife Film Competition Awards on Wednesday at the Brandon Hotel Conference Centre. Photo by Dermot Crean

PHOTOS: Hundreds Attend Livelife Film Awards For Primary School Entrants

March 22, 2019 at 2:39 pm 0 comments

THE 6th Donal Walsh Live Life Film Festival Awards for Primary Schools took place in the Brandon Conference Centre, Tralee on Wednesday. The overall aim of the festival is to promote positivity and living life.  With over 300 primary school attendees, the place was electric with wonderful performances from Limerick […]

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Kerry Spa Named Best In Europe At Awards Ceremony

Kerry Spa Named Best In Europe At Awards Ceremony

March 22, 2019 at 2:13 pm 0 comments

A KERRY spa has won the Hotel Spa of the Year at the European Hotel awards held in Geneva this week. The ESPA spa at the five-star Europe Hotel & Resort, Killarney was the winner of the prestigious awards which celebrate the best in luxury and hospitality across the continent. […]

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Council To Welcome Twinning Delegation From Palestinian Town On Monday

Council To Welcome Twinning Delegation From Palestinian Town On Monday

March 22, 2019 at 10:07 am 0 comments

A MEMORANDUM of Understanding to develop a twinning relationship between Tralee and Beit Sahour, Palestine will be signed by the Mayor of Tralee, Cllr Graham Spring and the Mayor of Beit Sahour, Jihad Khair, during a ceremony in the Council Chamber at County Buildings on Monday. The event will also […]

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Fr Philip Mulryne.

Former Man Utd Player To Speak At ‘Ceiliúradh na nÓg’ In Tralee

March 22, 2019 at 9:45 am 0 comments

OVER 450 post-primary students from across the Diocese of Kerry are gathering together for a celebration day in the Brandon Hotel on Wednesday next, where the guest speaker is a former professional footballer turned who became a priest. All post-primary schools in the Diocese of Kerry were invited to participate […]

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Listellick NS pupil Rachel Foley with Barry, Shane, Elaine and Norman Foley at the Confirmations at Our Lady and St Brendan's Church on Thursday. Photo by Dermot Crean

PHOTOS: Confirmation Day Arrives For Listellick And Holy Family Pupils

March 22, 2019 at 9:28 am 0 comments

THE big day arrived on Thursday for the boys and girls of two Tralee schools. Families gathered at Our Lady and St Brendan’s Church on Thursday morning as pupils from Listellick and Holy Family NS were Confirmed by Bishop of Kerry Ray Browne. A number of other clergy were present […]

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Pupils prior to taking part in the Presentation Primary School 'No Boundaries' concert at Siamsa Tíre on Thursday night. Photo by Dermot Crean

PHOTOS: Presentation Pupils And Friends Put On A Fantastic Show At Siamsa

March 22, 2019 at 9:27 am 0 comments

SIAMSA Tíre’s theatre was sold out on Thursday night as over 300 pupils from Presentation Primary took part in a fantastic concert showing the talent and creativity at the school. Presentation has been taking part in the Creative Schools Programme and is part of a five year pilot project that aims […]

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First years from Presentation and CBS The Green who are taking part in the Snap It Shut initiative.

First Years To Go Without Their Mobiles For Two Weeks

March 22, 2019 at 9:25 am 0 comments

IT’S a big sacrifice. First year students in Presentation and CBS The Green have volunteered for a joint initiative between the two schools to “Snap It Shut”. It saw over 120 students put their mobile devices into sealed and stapled brown envelopes on Tuesday and agree not to use them […]

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St John’s Ashe Street To Host Free Choral Concert From US University Choir

March 22, 2019 at 9:24 am 0 comments

A FREE choral concert will be given in St. John’s Church of Ireland, Ashe Street, Tralee at 7.30pm on Tuesday, March 26. St. Mary’s Cathedral Choir, Killarney, Director Aidan O’Carroll will host Brown University Alumni Chamber Choir and String Quartet from the United States. Admission is free and a voluntary collection […]

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Con O'Connor of Pieta House receives a cheque for €662 from CBS The Green Principal Anne O'Callaghan with staff and students. Photo: Joe Hanley

PHOTOS: CBS Students And Staff Help Out Pieta House

March 21, 2019 at 4:25 pm 0 comments

PUPILS at CBS The Green, Tralee held a school fundraiser in aid of Pieta House last Friday. The school held a non-uniform day and each student wore an orange, yellow or red piece of clothing. These colours were chosen to symbolise the movement from darkness to light. “This is an […]

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Sr Marie Lyons presenting her father's medals to Fr Pat Ahern and Jonathan Kelliher of Siamsa Tíre.

Historic Medals Find New Home At Siamsa Tíre

March 21, 2019 at 2:54 pm 0 comments

TODAY at Siamsa Tíre – the National Folk Theatre of Ireland (NFT), Sister Marie Lyons presented a case of 35 historic medals won by her father, Irish Dance Master Jack Lyons of Ballybunion. The national medals were won for both music (Jack played the concertina) and Irish dance and includes […]

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Joe Linehan, Danny Greaney and Oisin O'Connor before going on stage at the opening night of the CBS The Green students' production of 'The Playboy Of The Western World'. Photo by Dermot Crean

PHOTOS: CBS Students Impress Audiences With ‘The Playboy Of The Western World’

March 21, 2019 at 12:08 pm 0 comments

THERE was a packed house in CBS The Green on Wednesday night for the opening of their latest production, John Millington Synge’s ‘The Playboy of the Western World’. There were fantastic performances all around by the Transition Years in the pop-up theatre in the school foyer and the stage design looked incredible […]

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Cumann Iosaef.

State Funding Announced For Tralee-Based Organisations

March 21, 2019 at 9:37 am 0 comments

FOODSHARE Kerry and Tralee Community Care Action Company which is based at Cumann Iosaef, are just two of 17 services in Kerry to benefit from €1.7m in funding from the Government’s Community Services Programme (CSP). Tralee Community Care Action Company will receive the largest amount in Kerry with €233,330, while […]

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Club Chairman Terry O'Brien and Warriors players Kieran Donaghy and Keith Jumper present a cheque for €300.00 to the staff of the Cashel Children's Ward at University Hospital Kerry.

Warriors Raise Funds For Arlington Lodge And Children’s Ward At UHK

March 21, 2019 at 9:30 am 0 comments

IN the busiest week of the season for Garvey’s Tralee Warriors, members of the squad and committee took some time out to deliver proceeds from the club’s fundraising activities to two very worthy local causes. As the club prepares for the Super League finale this weekend, Club Chairman Terry O’Brien and […]

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The Ashe Hotel Group GM Ruth O’Sullivan and Deputy Manager of The Ashe, Padraic Hanrahan accepting the award in Limerick last night.

Two Tralee Winners In Irish Restaurant Awards Munster Regional Final

March 21, 2019 at 9:22 am 0 comments

THERE were two Tralee winner in the Munster Regional Final for the 2019 Irish Restaurant Awards which took place in the Strand Hotel, Limerick, last night. Alfie’s at The Ashe Hotel won ‘Best Casual Dining’ venue in Kerry while Yummy Cafe won the ‘Best Kids Size Me’ meal (see full […]

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Martin Moore and Mags O'Regan Quillinan (second and third from left) present the proceeds of the Santa 5k run to representative off CMRF Crumlin.

Santa 5k Run Raises Thousands For Two Great Causes

March 20, 2019 at 8:17 pm 0 comments

HUNDREDS of people took part in the sixth annual Santa 5k Fun Run in December and the results of that fundraising event were presented today. The event, which is organised in memory of Fiona Moore, of Caherslee who passed away in 2013, raises much needed funds for deserving children’s charities and […]

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St John of God actors looking forward to 'Sister'.

Actors From St John Of God Prepare For ‘Sister’ Act In Siamsa

March 20, 2019 at 5:04 pm 0 comments

THE talented actors of Saint John of God Kerry Services are preparing to tread the boards of Siamsa Tire yet again next week in their musical production of ‘Sister’. This show, on Tuesday, March 26 and Wednesday, March 27 at 8pm provides individuals with a musical platform to showcase their acting, […]

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Paul Cotter, Kevin O'Connor and Noel Keane in Croí which opens this Friday in town. Photo  by Dermot Crean

Over Ten Jobs To Be Created With Opening Of New Restaurant

March 20, 2019 at 2:15 pm 0 comments

THE team behind Croí Restaurant in the Square are busily preparing for their new venture which is set to create around 10 full-time jobs and a few more part-time positions within the next few weeks. Paul Cotter, Noel Keane and Kevin O’Connor have enjoyed great success since they opened the […]

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Mayor Graham Spring next to a photo of his late grandfather Dan Spring, a former Cathaoirleach of Kerry County Council. Photo by Dermot Crean

Mayor Of Tralee Graham Spring To Retire From Politics

March 20, 2019 at 12:36 pm 0 comments

LABOUR councillor and current Mayor of Tralee, Graham Spring, has announced he is stepping down from politics and will not run in the local elections in May. Speaking on Radio Kerry this morning, he said cited family reasons and concentrating on developing a career away from politics while he is […]

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Mary O'Donnell

Mary Invites You Into Her ‘Capsule’ For A Great Evening Of Beauty, Fashion And More

March 20, 2019 at 10:26 am 0 comments

WELL-KNOWN beauty expert Mary O’Donnell is bringing her first live show to Tralee on Saturday, March 30 in the Ashe Hotel. Mary from Tralee is one of Ireland’s leading beauty experts on TV, radio, social and as a brand ambassador. The focus of evening is “Capsule” so focussing on what you […]

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The launch of the Paul Lucey 'Run For The Rock' at the Austin Stacks GAA Clubhouse on Tuesday. Photo by Dermot Crean

Return Of The Paul Lucey Memorial ‘Run For The Rock’

March 20, 2019 at 10:07 am 0 comments

IT was a wonderful success last year with over 400 people of all ages taking part so the Paul Lucey ‘Run for the Rock’ just hd to return this year. And with it being the silver jubilee of Stacks 1994 county championship victory, the team Paul trained will pay a […]

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Fergal O'Sullivan drives to the basket against UCD Marian on Saturday night. Photo by Liam Ryan

Tickets For Warriors Showdown With UCD On Sale Thursday

March 20, 2019 at 9:22 am 0 comments

IT’S the game anyone with an interest in Garvey’s Tralee Warriors wants to be at, so it has to be an all-ticket affair. The Tralee side face UCD Marian in the complex on Sunday at 5pm for the second time in 24 hours in what could be the Men’s Superleague […]

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Gardaí Warn Of Counterfeit Notes In Circulation In Tralee

Gardaí Warn Of Counterfeit Notes In Circulation In Tralee

March 19, 2019 at 4:41 pm 0 comments

GARDAI are warning businesses to be aware that counterfeit €50 notes may be in circulation in Tralee. On Friday, March 15, gardaí became aware of two incidents where fake notes were tendered at businesses in the town. One business discovered the note was fake after the fact, while the other […]

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Gardaí Appeal For Information After Burglary In Ardfert

Gardaí Appeal For Information After Burglary In Ardfert

March 19, 2019 at 3:20 pm 0 comments

GARDAI are appealing to the public for information after a burglary at a house in Ardfert at the weekend. A house in the Square in the village was broken into between 12.30pm and 3pm. The front door of the house was prised open and a sum of cash was taken. […]

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At the launch of the NEWKD Strategy on Social Enterprise on Tuesday were, front from left; Pam Dillane, John Stack and Elaine Kennedy. Back from left; Seamus O'Hara, Trisha Dowling, Eamon O'Reilly, Diana McCarthy and Robert Carey. Photo by Dermot Crean

NEWKD Launches Strategy On Social Enterprise

March 19, 2019 at 2:01 pm 0 comments

THE NEWKD Strategy on Social Enterprise was officially launched today (Tuesday) in IT Tralee by Minister Brendan Griffin at 12.30pm. Social Enterprise is alive and thriving in Kerry across a wide range of sectors such as food poverty, transport, community gyms and centres, and older persons’ supports. Social enterprises have […]

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SPONSORED: Great Offers As ‘March Madness’ Continues At Nolan’s Londis

SPONSORED: Great Offers As ‘March Madness’ Continues At Nolan’s Londis

March 19, 2019 at 11:46 am 0 comments

NOLAN’S Londis on North Circular Road is the place to get great bargains this month as it continues its ‘March Madness’ promotion. The past couple of weeks has seen incredible value on a range of items and this week is no different at the family-owned business. From the deli counter, […]

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