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  • Elena Buckley, Megan O'Brien and Grace Stack at the Kerry ETB Awards at the Rose Hotel on Thursday night. Photo by Lisa O'Mahony.

    PHOTOS: Kerry ETB Graduates Receive Certificates At Ceremony

      SOME 620 certificates were issued by Kerry ETB Training Centre for Autumn 2017 and over 150 graduates were present for a presentation of certificates ceremony at The Rose Hotel on Thursday night. Awards were presented on the evening for 57 courses completed both as full time day courses and […]

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  • New Company To Provide Therapy Through Outdoor Adventure

    New Company To Provide Therapy Through Outdoor Adventure

    A NEW company has started in Camp with an innovative way at providing therapy through outdoor activities. New Wave Adventure Therapy, is a company run by Philip and Jasmin Stallard, launched this month. It offers an alternative to young people and adults seeking therapy and recovery for a range of […]

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  • 19.10.17 

Lero expansion announced as new member signs €400,000 research deal to boost patient care

The Institute of Tralee (IT Tralee), which was today named as the latest member of Lero, the UL headquartered Irish Software Research Centre, has announced a new €400,000 research programme with Bon Secours Hospital Tralee designed to boost patient care. Pictured at the announcement in Tralee were: Niamh Prendervillie ,Pat Lombard and Breda Doyle  of the Bon Secours Hospital Tralee
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NEWS RELEASELero researchers at IT Tralee win €400,000 contract to apply technology to a healthcare setting -	Aim is to ensure efficient use of resources to deliver a remarkable patient experience -	Lero expansion as IT Tralee becomes the ninth member of the Irish national software research centre-	“Clever use of technology can ensure the efficient use of resources across the Irish health system without major capital spending”Tralee; Thursday, 19th October, 2017: The Institute of Tralee (IT Tralee), which has been named as the latest member of Lero, the Irish Software Research Centre, has announced a new €400,000 research programme. The programme is one of a number of initiatives marking a collaboration between IT Tralee and Bon Secours Hospital Tralee (BSHT) to develop new activities in teaching, research and education. Today also saw the signing of a formal agreement between IT Tralee and Bon Secours Hospital Tralee to mark this enhanced partnership arrangement. Dr. Oliver Murphy, President of the IT Tralee at the signing ceremony said, “The IT Tralee and the Bons Secours Hospital Group have an established educational partnership spanning a number of years. The signing of today’s MOU marks the extension of this partnership beyond education into the area of research and we look forward to the impacts this collaboration will have not just on our respective organisations but on the region in general.”The Lero projects which will run under the programme are designed to optimise patient care at the Tralee Hospital by ensuring the efficient use of resources.  The three-year programme will analyse current procedures for bed management and theatre scheduling and pilot the application of intelligent systems to improve relevant patient pathways. The research is supported by Science Foundation Ireland. “Efficient resource management, particularly bed management, is a critical issue right across the Irish health sector,” commented Dr. Joseph Walsh, Lero principal investigator at IT Tralee. “Clever use of technology such as the implementation of systems of this type can result in the efficient use of beds across the health system without major capital spending. Bon Secours aims to use the benefits of this research across its other four hospitals in Ireland.”“Patient satisfaction is of paramount importance to us,” added TJ O’Connor, Hospital Manager, Bon Secours Hospital Tralee. “We are looking at our processes from the patient’s point of view and working to remove steps in the delivery of our service that the patient would not find valuable.” He added, “This programme will benefit our hospital and staff as well as our patients by releasing staff time for care.”Clinical Director of Bon Secours Hospital Tralee, Dr. Helena Moore, commented, “This research programme will help us to sustain excellence in patient care, as well as confidence in a timely, efficient service for our referring GPs.”Professor Ita Richardson, co-principal Investigator of Lero, the Irish Software Research Centre added, “The programme will help achieve earlier patient admission and ensure multi-disciplinary access to information on bed and surgical resource availability as well as discharge status of a patient.”  The Bon Secours Health System is the largest private healthcare provider in Ireland, comprising five hospitals in Tralee, Cork, Dublin, Galway and Limerick and a Care Village in Cork.  As Ireland’s largest independent hospital group, Bon Secours Health System is renowned for the quality of its service provision coupled with a rich tradition in healthcare.Bon Secours Health System is a not‑for‑profit organisation with a mission centred on providing compassionate, world-class medical treatment to all those it serves. With over 3,000 staff, 876 beds and 410 leading consultants, Bon Secours treats in excess of 280,000 patients per year and will invest over €150 million over the next five years in expanding its current services.   IT Tralee is the ninth third level institution to join Lero, the Irish Software Research Centre, which is recognised as a global leader in software research.  IT Tralee joins Lero software research experts from Dublin City University, Dundalk Institute of Technology, NUI Galway, Maynooth University, Trinity College Dublin, University College Cork, University College Dublin and University of Limerick.  Lero (www.lero.ie), which is the only centre which combines researchers from all Republic of Ireland universities, is funded by Science Foundation Ireland as well as by contracts from Irish and international technology corporations.EndsPress queries:Ronnie Simpson, Simpson Consulting PR,E: ronnie@simpsonconsulting.ie; Mob: 086 855 9410

    ITT And Bon Secours Team Up For Research Programme

    THE Institute of Tralee (IT Tralee),  has announced a new €400,000 research programme. The programme is one of a number of initiatives marking a collaboration between IT Tralee and Bon Secours Hospital Tralee (BSHT) to develop new activities in teaching, research and education. Thursday also saw the signing of a […]

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  • Dr Caitlin: Causes And Treatment Of Swollen Lymph Glands

    Dr Caitlin: Causes And Treatment Of Swollen Lymph Glands

    Dr Caitlin O’Connor of Tralee Medical Centre in St Brendan’s Park on swollen lymph glands…  There are a number of causes of swollen lymph glands. The most common cause is infection. See your doctor if you have swollen lymph glands and you do not know why they have swollen, or if […]

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  • McCann At The Movies: A Return To Form For Lego Franchise

    McCann At The Movies: A Return To Form For Lego Franchise

    Our movie guy, John McCann says ‘The Lego Ninjago’ movie is an entertaining way to spend 90 minutes of your time… This third instalment in the Lego movie series revolves around the battle for Ninjago City which calls to action a young Master Builder Lloyd, aka the Green Ninja, along […]

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Eoin, Jenny, Larry, Pat and Kate Sheehy from Tralee. Larry graduated with a degree in BSc. Business Information Systems (BIS) from UCC on Wednesday, October 18th.

PHOTOS: Kerry Students Graduate At UCC Ceremony

October 20, 2017 at 11:01 am 0 comments

GRADUATION season is well underway around the country at the moment. The BSc. Business Information Systems (BIS) Conferring and annual Graduation Breakfast took place in UCC on Wednesday, October 18 and, of course, there were a number of Kerry people among the recipients. The IT Tralee graduation ceremony takes place […]

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Marie Brosnan with Cathy Crowley and Dorota Szosdakows at Recovery Haven's Pink Nails Coffee Morning on Thursday.

PHOTOS: Recovery Haven Paints It Pink For Breast Cancer Awareness

October 20, 2017 at 10:38 am 0 comments

RECOVERY Haven Kerry hosted its annual Pink Nails Coffee Morning at its Tralee headquarters at Haig’s Terrace to mark Breast Cancer Awareness Month on Thursday morning. Visitors were pampered by professionals, free of charge, while also enjoying a cuppa and a chat with the other guests. Marisa Reidy, PR and […]

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The Rose Hotel.

The Rose To ‘Rock For Sudan’ As Bon Secours Staff Hold Fundraiser

October 20, 2017 at 10:37 am 0 comments

THEY’VE had an 80s/90s disco night, a memorable Lip Sync event and now they’re going to rock the Rose on the bank holiday weekend. The staff at Bon Secours Hospital in Tralee are holding the ‘Rose Rocks For Sudan’ night on Sunday, October 29 at The Rose Hotel. It’s all […]

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Wind And Rain Warnings For Kerry As Storm Brian Approaches

October 20, 2017 at 10:26 am 0 comments

KERRY County Council has asked members of the public to exercise caution over the next 36 hours as the county is subject to two weather warnings associated with Storm Brian. A Status Orange warning for wind is in place for Kerry from 3am to 6pm on Saturday with winds of […]

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Karen Pullen, Luke Pullen, Sean Pullen and Gavin Pullen at the Open Night of CBS The Green on Thursday. Photo by Lisa O'Mahony.

PHOTOS: Hundreds Attend Open Night At CBS The Green

October 20, 2017 at 2:53 am 0 comments

THE bad weather didn’t deter parents and prospective students from attending CBS The Green’s Open Night on Thursday. Over 500 people turned up on the night to see all the school has to offer. Teachers were on hand to welcome the guests to the school and to show them around. The […]

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Shane Conway gets his shot away despite Jack Goulding's attempts. Photo by Dermot Crean

The Kerry Hurling All-Stars To Honour The County’s Best

October 20, 2017 at 2:52 am 0 comments

THE Kerry Hurling All Stars nominees have been announced after another entertaining season of hurling. This is a not for profit event, organised to honour the Hurlers who participate in The County Senior Hurling Championship, for their dedication to the code, their clubs and to acknowledge the contribution of their […]

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Six Things To Do This Weekend

Six Things To Do This Weekend

October 20, 2017 at 2:50 am 0 comments

Friday seems to be the night packed with events this weekend but Sunday might appeal to sports fans… Friday 1. Tips from Triona…  Well known beauty and fashion Triona McCarthy of the Sunday Independent and TV3 fame is in CH Chemists at 7pm for their ‘Autumn Beauty Edit’ in association […]

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Contestants in Ballyheigue GAA Strictly Come Dancing, . Photo by Dermot Crean

PHOTOS: Meet The Ballyheigue GAA ‘Strictly Come Dancing’ Contestants

October 19, 2017 at 10:25 am 0 comments

IT’S just three weeks away now and all that practice looks like it is paying off for the dancers in the  Ballyheigue GAA ‘Strictly Come Dancing’. They gathered on Wednesday night at their clubrooms for a photoshoot and the sense of fun and camaraderie was evident among all contestants as […]

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New ‘Garden Of Contemplation’ To Be Opened In Pearse Park On Saturday

New ‘Garden Of Contemplation’ To Be Opened In Pearse Park On Saturday

October 19, 2017 at 10:24 am 0 comments

A NEW space created by members of a religious faith in Kerry will be officially opened at Pearse Park on Saturday at 3pm. The wooden structure containing various types of plants was constructed by Kerry’s Baha’i community and is almost ready to be unveiled. The community decided to build the […]

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Teachers Rita O'Donoghue and Clem O'Keeffe with students Laura Scanlon, Doireann Thomas, Marie Blanche and Aisling O'Connell in the polytunnel at the Presentation Secondary School Open Night on Wednesday. Photo by Dermot Crean

PHOTOS: Huge Turnout At Presentation Secondary School Open Night

October 19, 2017 at 10:24 am 0 comments

THE Presentation Secondary School Open Night was a casualty of Storm Ophelia on Monday, but the word must have went out far and wide that it was rescheduled for Wednesday evening as there was a huge turnout. Staff and students were on hand to welcome parents and guardians of sixth […]

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Ciara Tierney (right) from Tricel talking to Darren Holly, Elsa Cenaj and Dona Bunjaku at the IT Tralee Careers Fair on Wednesday. Photo by Dermot Crean

PHOTOS: Companies Meet With Students At IT Tralee’s Careers Fair

October 19, 2017 at 10:24 am 0 comments

REPRESENTATIVES from companies all over Kerry and beyond manned almost 40 stands at the annual IT Tralee Careers Fair on Wednesday. The Fair is an opportunity for companies to network with staff and students of the college, and a opportunity to present in workshops during the fair which provides students […]

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Top Beauty Journalist Set For CH Appearance On Friday

Top Beauty Journalist Set For CH Appearance On Friday

October 19, 2017 at 10:23 am 0 comments

BEAUTY and fashion journalist, Triona McCarthy, is looking forward to her CH Chemists appearance this Friday. The sometime TV presenter will be in the store at 7pm for their ‘Autumn Beauty Edit’ in association with Clarins. Triona has recently been on our TV screens in RTE’s Celebrity Operation Transformation, but […]

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Workers Install New Benches At The Mall

Workers Install New Benches At The Mall

October 18, 2017 at 3:22 pm 0 comments

IF you were walking in the Mall over the past week you’ll have noticed a few small changes. While most of the work is still continuing past Quinlans on Bridge Street, workers have also been adding a few things to the main Mall. A number of bins have been put […]

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Public Information Session On ‘Areas For Action’ For Kerry Waterways

Public Information Session On ‘Areas For Action’ For Kerry Waterways

October 18, 2017 at 2:51 pm 0 comments

A PUBLIC information and feedback session on the ‘Areas for Action’ for Kerry’s waterways will take place in the Rose Hotel in Tralee tonight, Wednesday, October 18 at 7pm. The draft River Basin Management Plan 2018 – 2021 was published in February 2017, for a six-month public consultation period. During […]

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Status Yellow Rainfall Warning Issued For Thursday

October 18, 2017 at 11:53 am 0 comments

A NEW weather warning has been issued by Met Eireann for Thursday and the weekend is looking bleak too. A Status Yellow Rainfall Warning for Munster, Dublin, Carlow, Kildare, Kilkenny, Louth, Wexford, Wicklow and Meath will come into effect from midnight tonight for 24 hours. Continued below… Heavy rain is […]

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Tralee People Targeted By Scam Callers From African And Asian Numbers

Tralee People Targeted By Scam Callers From African And Asian Numbers

October 18, 2017 at 11:35 am 0 comments

THE past day has seen a spate of scam calls to people in Tralee and Kerry from numbers in African and Asian countries. The numbers start with +231 or +235 so the advice is don’t answer the phone, or if you see a missed call from a number starting with […]

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Launching the German Night in aid of Kerry Hospice at The Oyster Tavern were TJ O'Connor, John Murray, Gemma Lougheed, Marie McSweeney, Margot McGrath and Nuala Finnegan. Photo by Dermot Crean

Fundraising Night Of Top Cuisine From German Master Chefs At The Oyster

October 18, 2017 at 11:03 am 0 comments

THERE’S a feast of German cuisine coming to The Oyster Tavern soon and you won’t want to miss it. Guests will enjoy a traditional Bavarian menu at the wonderful Oyster Tavern on Friday November 3 prepared by two Master Chefs Liam Mc Mahon and Thomas Kraus. Liam, who has lived […]

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Launching the fundraising fashion show at ADAPT at Matt Talbot Road were, from left; Manager of the shop Helena Slattery, Angela Mitchell, Sharon Brosnan, Caitlin Lyons, Bridget O'Sullivan, Mary O'Sullivan, Breda Moriarty and Brenda Diggins. Photo by Dermot Crean

Adapt Shop Prepares For Fashion Show This Friday

October 18, 2017 at 10:27 am 0 comments

THE Adapt shop on Matt Talbot Road will be transformed into a venue for a fashion show this Friday night for a special fundraiser. Last November they held their first show in aid of the organisation and it was a massive success. Now, Helena Slattery – manager of the shop which […]

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Tralee Credit Union Wins Two National Awards

Tralee Credit Union Wins Two National Awards

October 17, 2017 at 2:48 pm 0 comments

FRIDAY 13th is unlucky for some, but not for Tralee Credit Union who will record the date as reaching a significant milestone in their history. Last Friday, at a Gala Luncheon at the 2017 Credit Team of the Year Awards in the Louis Fitzgerald Hotel in Dublin, they were crowned […]

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Repro Free -- Call for nominations….Celebrating 20 Years of the Lee Strand/Kerry Garda Youth Achievement Awards
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PRESS INFO -- Celebrating 20 Years of the Lee Strand/Kerry Garda Youth Achievement Awards
 
The Lee Strand/Kerry Garda Youth Achievement Awards 2017 was officially launched this week in Lee Strand in Tralee. This year the awards will be presented at a 20 Year Celebration Ceremony in the Ballyroe Heights Hotel, Tralee on Friday, January 26th, 2017. Since 1998 the awards have acknowledged the achievements of young people from Kerry between the ages of 14 years and 19 years. Awards will be presented for the Overall Winner, Certificates of Distinction, Certificates of Merit and the Voluntary Group Award.

Speaking at the launch Chief Superintendent Tom Myers stated “An Garda Síochána are delighted to be associated with the Lee Strand Kerry Garda Youth Achievement Awards. We often underestimate the worth of our youth who are both innovative and important to our future. It is important to recognise their excellence in the area of sports, arts, culture, charities or caring for a relative or friend. The awards have a positive effect on our wider community and I would like to extend our appreciation and thanks to Lee Strand for their continued sponsorship and support over the past 20 years.”

John O’Sullivan, General Manager, Lee Strand stated “Lee Strand has a strong commitment to supporting initiatives within the local community and we are delighted to support the Kerry Garda Youth Achievement Awards for 20 years. The awards provide a great opportunity to celebrate and recognise the achievements of the young people of Kerry, who have made a positive impact within their local community.”  
 
The closing date for receipt of nominations is Friday, December 8th, 2017. Any member of the public can nominate a young person whom they feel has made a contribution to their local area. Nominations are accepted from individuals, community and voluntary groups, schools and youth clubs/organisation. The winners will be selected by a panel of judges who are community volunteers from around the county under the chairmanship of Chief Superintendent Tom Myers, An Garda Síochána. Nominations are available from any Garda Station in Kerry; K.D.Y.S. Office in Tralee, Killarney and Listowel or by contacting Tralee Garda Station on 066 7102311. Nomination forms are also available to download on www.leestrand.ie

Young People To Be Honoured At Lee Strand/Kerry Garda Youth Achievement Awards

October 17, 2017 at 2:16 pm 0 comments

NOMINATIONS are being sought for the Lee Strand/Kerry Garda Youth Achievement Awards 2017 which was officially launched this week in Lee Strand. This year the awards will be presented at a 20 Year Celebration Ceremony in the Ballyroe Heights Hotel, Tralee on Friday, January 26, 2017. Since 1998 the awards […]

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A Fishy Fundraiser In Aid Of Fenit RNLI At The College

A Fishy Fundraiser In Aid Of Fenit RNLI At The College

October 17, 2017 at 12:57 pm 0 comments

THERE’S something fishy going on in IT Tralee next week and it’s a must for anyone with a love of seafood. Fish will be on the menu as Fenit RNLI in a joint venture with the ITT will host a fundraiser at the North Campus of the college on Wednesday, […]

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Council Chief Thanks Staff, Emergency Services And Public For Co-operation During Storm

Council Chief Thanks Staff, Emergency Services And Public For Co-operation During Storm

October 17, 2017 at 12:54 pm 0 comments

THE Chief Executive of Kerry County Council has thanked members of the public in the county for their support and co-operation during Storm Ophelia on Monday. The Council is continuing to assess the damage caused by the storm and has already cleared many roads of fallen trees, branches and other […]

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All Set For Paul Galvin’s ‘Story Of Shelby’ Event In The Brandon

All Set For Paul Galvin’s ‘Story Of Shelby’ Event In The Brandon

October 17, 2017 at 9:40 am 1 comment

DUNNES Stores and Paul Galvin will present an event at The Brandon Hotel, this Friday night which will benefit his local GAA club. The Story of Shelby Autumn/Winter 17, will see appearances by hurling legend Joe Canning and Paul’s wife Louise Duffy while other brands showing on the night are Savida, […]

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Hundreds Attend Diocesan Assembly In Tralee

Hundreds Attend Diocesan Assembly In Tralee

October 17, 2017 at 9:39 am 0 comments

SOME 300 parish personnel gathered in Tralee from across the 53 parishes for the Diocesan Assembly in the Brandon Hotel on Sunday. Dr. Dan O’Connell, lecturer at Mary Immaculate College, Limerick, presented the keynote address exploring the importance of family.  Dr O’Connell is co-author of  ‘Grow in Love’ which is […]

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Fenit earlier today. Photo by Liam Geary

STORM UPDATE: Council To Fully Assess Damage Caused By Ophelia On Tuesday

October 16, 2017 at 8:50 pm 0 comments

KERRY County Council is reminding members of the public that the Code Red Level weather warning remains in place for the county until 1am on Tuesday and that people should remain indoors and avoid travelling tonight until Storm Ophelia passes. It will be Tuesday before Kerry County Council will be able to […]

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IT Tralee Will Be Open Tomorrow But KCFE To Stay Closed

October 16, 2017 at 5:56 pm 0 comments

DESPITE the fact that the Department of Education  has decided that national and secondary schools will not open tomorrow, this does not apply to third level institutions. A case in point is our local college in Tralee. They have issued the following on their Facebook page; “The IT Tralee will […]

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STORM UPDATE: All Schools To Remain Closed Tomorrow Says Minister

STORM UPDATE: All Schools To Remain Closed Tomorrow Says Minister

October 16, 2017 at 3:55 pm 0 comments

ALL schools will remain closed on Tuesday, the Minister for Education has confirmed. Despite the fact that the storm will have abated by tomorrow morning, Minister Richard Bruton gave the reasons for the closure to remain in place in a series of tweets. He stated; “Following careful consideration by the […]

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Tralee in the eye of the storm earlier. Photo via Wild Water Adventures

Storm Update: Council News On Damage Caused By Ophelia

October 16, 2017 at 2:43 pm 0 comments

STORM Ophelia continues to cause problems all over the county but no major incidents have been reported in Tralee. After the sun shone for over an hour and a half, it’s clouding over now and the rain has started. The following issues have been reported to Kerry County Council as […]

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Storm Update: Kerry To Get Strongest Winds This Afternoon

Storm Update: Kerry To Get Strongest Winds This Afternoon

October 16, 2017 at 11:30 am 0 comments

KERRY County Council has supplied the following update on the storm affecting the county as of 12noon today • N70 road at Blackwater Bridge is partially blocked • Tree resting on power line at Kilmurry Road, Kenmare • Tree down at Dromoughty Road, Kenmare • Tree down at Over the […]

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PHOTOS: Families Enjoy A Walk By The Canal For Kerins O’Rahillys

PHOTOS: Families Enjoy A Walk By The Canal For Kerins O’Rahillys

October 16, 2017 at 9:39 am 0 comments

THERE was a huge turnout for the Kerins O’Rahillys GAA Club Juvenile and Ladies Canal Walk on Sunday. Families gathered at the clubhouse at 11am and over 150 men, women and children set off to the canal in cloudy but dry conditions. The walk was a fundraiser for the club […]

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