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  • Councillor Calls For Designated Dog Park Facility In Tralee

    Councillor Calls For Designated Dog Park Facility In Tralee

    A LOCAL councillor has asked the Council to investigate the potential for opening a designated dog park facility in town. Fianna Fáil Cllr Norma Foley brought the motion at last week’s meeting of Tralee Municipal District councillors.  She said she had received numerous requests from members of the public to […]

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  • The site near Listowel.

    Open Day At Archaeological Site In North Kerry

    ARCHAEOLOGISTS working on behalf of Kerry County Council have uncovered a number of archaeological sites on the route of the N69 Listowel Bypass, including burnt mounds (prehistoric cooking sites) and charcoal-production pits at Coolnaleen Lower and the remains of a 19th-Century dwelling at Curraghatoosane. A team of archaeologists from Archaeological […]

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  • A Day To Bring That Old Mattress To North Kerry Landfill

    A Day To Bring That Old Mattress To North Kerry Landfill

    KERRY County Council is providing householders in the county wishing to dispose of old mattresses with the opportunity to do so on Saturday, August 10. Clean, dry mattresses will be accepted at the North Kerry Landfill at Muingnaminane near Tralee between 9am and 3pm and for no charge. Deposits from […]

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  • Pictured at the 2019 Centra Quality Awards was Fionan Horgan and Norrie Horgan from Horgan’s Centra, Ardfert with (far left) Martin Kelleher, Managing Director of Centra Ireland; and (far right) Irene Collins, Managing Director of EIQA. Pic: Don MacMonagle

    PHOTOS: Stores Around Kerry Receive Centra Food Quality Awards

    THERE were celebrations all round for 17 Centra stores in Kerry, as they were recently recognised for excellence in the fields of hygiene and food safety within their businesses, and graciously accepted distinguished awards at the 2019 Centra Food Quality Awards. The setting for this prestigious awards ceremony was the […]

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  • Call For Fans To Show Up For Vital Kerry Ladies Football Clash With Westmeath

    Call For Fans To Show Up For Vital Kerry Ladies Football Clash With Westmeath

    THE Kerry Senior Ladies play Westmeath in the TG4 All Ireland Series this Sunday and the Kerry LGFA is calling on football fans to give them support. It’s the third and final round in group 3 with the winners progressing to the All Ireland Quarter Final. The game is on […]

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Kilmoyley Native Needs Your Vote In Beauty Blog Awards

Kilmoyley Native Needs Your Vote In Beauty Blog Awards

July 23, 2019 at 3:53 pm 0 comments

A KILMOYLEY native who runs a facebook and instagram blog called ‘Lotions and Potions’ about all things skincare, has made the long list for the Beauty Blog Awards. Niall Fitzgerald is hoping people will take time to give him a vote to progress to the next stage of the competition. […]

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Representative of Down Syndrome Kerry accept a cheque from Tralee Chamber Alliance on Monday.

Chamber Alliance Event Raises Funds For Down Syndrome Kerry

July 23, 2019 at 3:25 pm 0 comments

THE proceeds of a lovely event held back in April were presented to a great organisation on Monday. The Tralee Chamber Alliance organised its annual Family Fancy Dress Charity Fun Run in the Town Park on Easter Saturday and this year it was Down Syndrome Kerry that benefitted from the […]

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Denise O'Dowd collects the keys for her new Hyundai Kona from Suzanne Ennis, Marketing & Business Development Manager of Cara Credit Union. Also pictured is her husband Seamus and children Oísin, Muireann and Fionn, Noel O'Connor and Marcus O'Shea from Adams of Tralee and Derry Fleming of Cara Credit Union. Photo by Dermot Crean

Denise Drives Away In New Hyundai Thanks To Cara Credit Union

July 23, 2019 at 2:56 pm 0 comments

A TRALEE native had a reason to celebrate on US Independence Day when she found out she was the latest winner of the Cara Credit Union Members Car Draw. Denise O’Dowd (nee Costello) lives in Dingle now, but is originally from Blackrock in Tralee and she was told on July 4 […]

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Rose Festival Launches Commemorative Coin To Mark Milestone Year

Rose Festival Launches Commemorative Coin To Mark Milestone Year

July 23, 2019 at 2:23 pm 0 comments

A Limited-Edition Commemorative Coin designed and produced by Tipperary Crystal, the lead sponsor of the Rose of Tralee International Festival, has been unveiled to mark next month’s 60th Year Celebrations of the Festival. It features the unique 60th anniversary Rose of Tralee motif on both sides and is a collector’s […]

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IT Tralee/CIT Promise To Work With Department To Address Issues In Report On MTU

IT Tralee/CIT Promise To Work With Department To Address Issues In Report On MTU

July 23, 2019 at 12:14 pm 0 comments

THE Munster Technological University (MTU) Consortium of Cork Institute of Technology and the Institute of Technology Tralee says it will work with the Department of Education and Skills to address the issues raised in a report made public yesterday. The International Advisory Panel and the views of the Board of […]

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Walking On Cars

Walking On Cars Announces December Date At INEC

July 23, 2019 at 12:11 pm 0 comments

FOLLOWING on from an amazing summer of festivals, Kerry’s own Walking on Cars announce they will bring their Colours 2019 – One Last Dance Tour to the Gleneagle INEC Arena on Saturday, December 21. The four-piece group from Dingle, whose debut catapulted them to fame in their homeland and abroad, […]

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Cllr. Jim Finucane, An Cathaoirleach of Kerry ETB  and Professor John O’Halloran, Deputy President and Registrar of University College Cork, exchange contracts after the signing of a Memorandum of Understanding contract that will see both institutions working together to enhance opportunities for and engagement in outdoor education and training at Cappanalea, The National Centre for Outdoor Education and Training (NCOET), which is based at Oulagh West, Caragh Lake, Killorglin, Co. Kerry. The Centre, with accommodation for 50 people is located on 57 acres on the side of Caragh Lake, with access to 120 more acres of wilderness and the wider beautiful countryside around the Centre, including the MacGillycuddy Reeks and Killarney National Park. Also in photo are back from left, Ms. Maria Brennan, Director of Organisation, Support & Development, Kerry ETB, Colm McEvoy, Chief Executive of Kerry ETB, Brendan Griffin TD, Minister of State at the Department of Transport, Tourism and Sport, Seán Ó Suilleabháin, Chairperson of Board of NCOET and Donal Dowd, Director, Cappanalea NCOET.
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Kerry ETB And UCC Sign Memorandum Of Understanding

July 23, 2019 at 11:29 am 0 comments

KERRY Education and Training Board (Kerry ETB) and University College Cork (UCC) signed an agreement that will see both institutions working together to enhance opportunities for and engagement in outdoor education and training at Cappanalea, The National Centre for Outdoor Education and Training (NCOET), which is based at Oulagh West, […]

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Danielle Favier, left, Fáilte Ireland, Bridget Fitzgerald, Economic Officer, Kerry County Council, MIke Scannell, Kerry County Council and Josephine O’Driscoll, Fáilte Ireland, at the launch of a blueprint for the revitalisation of the Uíbh Ráthach Gaeltacht in south Kerry, developed as a model to be used for other rural revitalisation projects,  issued by Údarás na Gaeltachta on behalf of the Uíbh Ráthach Interagency Taskforce,  by Government Chief Whip and Minister of State for Gaeilge, the Gaeltacht and the Islands, Seán Kyne T.D. at Skelligs Chocolate Factory, St Finan’s Bay, Co Kerry.Photo:Valerie O’Sullivan/NO REPRO /FREE PIC***/Issued 22/07/2019

Aim To Create 145 New Jobs In South Kerry Gaeltacht Area

July 23, 2019 at 11:07 am 0 comments

THE creation of 145 new jobs and a digital hub were part of the blueprint for the revitalisation of the Uíbh Ráthach Gaeltacht in south Kerry, that has been developed as a model to be used for other rural revitalisation projects. Issued by Údarás na Gaeltachta on behalf of the Uíbh […]

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Gardaí Ask For Public’s Assistance As They Investigate Thefts In Tralee Area

Gardaí Ask For Public’s Assistance As They Investigate Thefts In Tralee Area

July 22, 2019 at 3:58 pm 0 comments

GARDAI in Tralee are appealing to the public for any information regarding a number of theft in the greater Tralee area over the past few weeks. Seven hanging baskets were taken from Curley’s Garden Centre in Ballinorig West, on Thursday, July 18 between 12noon and 1pm. Over in Camp, Ballyseedy, […]

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Bestselling Author To Give Storytelling Session For Children This Saturday

Bestselling Author To Give Storytelling Session For Children This Saturday

July 22, 2019 at 3:38 pm 0 comments

TRALEE Library is putting on a free event next Saturday morning which children will enjoy. They will have two storytelling sessions at 10.15am and 11.30am with bestselling author Roisin Meaney – “Elephants, bunnies and bumblebees” for children aged 3 – 6 years. Children are encouraged to bring along a teddy with […]

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Roses with representatives from soccer clubs launching the Rose Bowl competition. Photo by Dermot Crean

Roses Launch New Girls Underage Rose Bowl Soccer Tournament For 60th Year Of Festival

July 22, 2019 at 2:16 pm 0 comments

THE Rose Bowl, a new girls underage girls soccer tournament has been launched to coincide with the 60 Year Celebrations of the Rose of Tralee International Festival. Organised by the Kerry School Boys and Girls League, the day-long event for Under 13s from eight leagues will take place at Mounthawk […]

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The cast of 'Mikey Tatey saves Arraglin'.

Local Man’s Comedy To Be Staged At The Ballymac Bar

July 22, 2019 at 1:10 pm 0 comments

THEATRE returns to The Ballymac Bar this Thursday night with a play penned by a local man. Hy-Breasal Productions will stage Frank Houlihan’s absurd Kerry comedy, ‘Mikey Tatey Saves Arraglin’, at the Boherbee premises at 8.30pm. There are eight actors on stage in this production, all travelling to perform from […]

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Action from the game.

PHOTOS/REPORT: Strong Second Half Performance Secures Victory For Kingdom

July 22, 2019 at 12:44 pm 0 comments

By Risteárd Ó Fuaráin PRO Kerry returned to action on Saturday when they welcomed Offaly to Hermitage Park, Lixnaw in the Liberty Ireland Premier Junior Camogie Championship. On a perfect day for camogie, Patrice Diggin had Kerry two points ahead by the 8th minute mark with two frees. Offaly got off […]

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Cllr Wants To Create A ‘Christmas Experience’ In Town Park This December

Cllr Wants To Create A ‘Christmas Experience’ In Town Park This December

July 21, 2019 at 12:02 pm 0 comments

A TRALEE councillor has asked is it possible to create a ‘Christmas Experience’ in the Town Park this December. Cllr Toireasea Ferris made the request to the Council at the meeting of Tralee Municipal District councillors on Tuesday. She said people flock to Killarney and Fota Island in Cork for […]

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Call For A Community Gardening Day At Town Park

Call For A Community Gardening Day At Town Park

July 21, 2019 at 12:01 pm 0 comments

A DAY where experienced gardeners could help out the horticulturalist in the Town Park was suggested by a councillor at the meeting of Tralee Municipal District of Kerry County Council on Tuesday. Cllr Toireasa Ferris was speaking after motions by Cllr Sam Locke and Mayor Jim Finucane requested that the […]

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RehabCare Blennerville To Host Barbecue And Jumble Sale On Tuesday

RehabCare Blennerville To Host Barbecue And Jumble Sale On Tuesday

July 21, 2019 at 12:00 pm 0 comments

REHABCARE Blennerville are holding their annual open day with a BBQ and Jumble Sale on Tuesday, July 23 from 11.30am to 2.30pm. The event sees the facility invite families, friends and visitors to the centre for the Jumble sale and food which raises proceeds towards local activities for their service […]

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The late James Lucey.

James Lucey — A Poet Who Wrote Passionately About Tralee

July 21, 2019 at 11:59 am 0 comments

John Griffin, Tourism Officer with Kerry County Council, pays tribute to James Lucey who passed away recently… James (Jimmy) Lucey (1949-2019), the prolific local poet who had that rare gift of language to make ordinary events appear extraordinary, has been laid to rest in Rathass Cemetery, Tralee on Saturday, July […]

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Roger Harty: A Little Less Conversation

Roger Harty: A Little Less Conversation

July 21, 2019 at 11:57 am 0 comments

IT is often said that the vibration of music can enhance our lives immeasurably. I totally agree but the lyrics of a song can also play a huge part. To this effect I want to draw your attention to the lyrics of a song recorded by Elvis Presley in 1968. […]

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PHOTOS: Classy Cars On ‘The Cannon Run’ Pull Into The Rose Hotel

July 20, 2019 at 11:14 am 0 comments

FRIDAY evening and the sound of revving engines filled the air as some amazing cars pulled into ‘The Rose Hotel’. Stunning Ferraris, Porsches and Lamborghini cars stood out the most but there were Austin Martins, Mercedes and Audis too creating quite a stir for people in the hotel. The drivers […]

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Cliona Hagan.

Top Country Star To Play Ballyheigue During August Bank Holiday Weekend

July 20, 2019 at 11:13 am 0 comments

TOP Irish Country star, Cliona Hagan, is coming to Ballyheigue in two weeks time for a concert at the local Community Centre. It has been an amazing couple of years for the Tyrone native filled with awards nights, festivals, arenas and shows. She has been awarded Female Vocalist of the Year at […]

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The Main Street in Blennerville.

Cllr Wants Something Done About Old Vacant Buildings In Blennerville

July 20, 2019 at 11:13 am 1 comment

A LOCAL councillor is worried that somebody is going to be injured or worse if something isn’t done about old properties on the main street in Blennerville village. Speaking at the Tralee Municipal District meeting of councillors on Tuesday, Cllr Terry O’Brien asked that Kerry County Council look into setting […]

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Minister Opens New Social Housing Units In Tralee

July 20, 2019 at 11:12 am 1 comment

THE Minister for Housing, Planning and Local Government, Mr Eoghan Murphy TD, performed the official opening of 33 new local authority social housing units in Kerry on Friday and also visited two sites in Tralee and Killarney where a total of 82 new homes are currently under construction. Minister Murphy […]

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REPORT: Crotta Get The Better Of Ballyduff To Advance In Hurling Championship

REPORT: Crotta Get The Better Of Ballyduff To Advance In Hurling Championship

July 20, 2019 at 11:11 am 0 comments

Mike O’Halloran watched the Garvey’s Supervalu Kerry Senior Hurling Championship First Round replay between Crotta and Ballyduff at Austin Stack Park on Friday evening… Crotta O’Neills 1-16 Ballyduff 0-10 A comprehensive and well deserved win for Crotta over Ballyduff last night at Austin Stack Park. Crotta blitzed Ballyduff in the […]

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Know Your Rights: Regulation Of Short-Term Lettings

July 20, 2019 at 11:10 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: I have a second property, which I would like to rent out to visitors for short stays. Are there any procedures I need to follow?     Answer: Yes, there […]

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Stephen O'Brien in full flight under the close watch of Neil Gallagher. Photo by Dermot Crean.

Here’s The Kerry Team To Face Donegal On Sunday

July 19, 2019 at 7:59 pm 0 comments

KERRY will be hoping to build on the momentum from last week’s stunning victory over Mayo when they face Donegal in Croke Park on Sunday at 4pm. They have just named their starting 15 for the All-Ireland SFC Quarter-Final Phase 2 game, but seeing as they made four changes prior […]

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Irish Greyhound Board Ends Sponsorship With Rose Of Tralee Festival

Irish Greyhound Board Ends Sponsorship With Rose Of Tralee Festival

July 19, 2019 at 5:45 pm 0 comments

THE Irish Greyhound Board has withdrawn its sponsorship of the Rose Of Tralee Festival. In a statement today, the Irish Greyhound Board (IGB)  said they took the decision after consultation with the Festival organisers. The move comes after what the IGB called “malicious online threats” against Rose of Tralee ambassadors, […]

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Two of Ireland’s best known personalities - TV Stylist and Presenter, Marietta Doran, left and TV Stylist and business woman, Celia Holman Lee who will judge the McElligotts Honda Ladies Day which will be held on Friday 13th of September on the penultimate day of the annual 7 day Listowel Harvest Racing Festival pictured at the launch in Listowel County Kerry.
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Two of Ireland’s best known personalities - TV Stylist and business woman, Celia Holman Lee and TV Stylist and Presenter, Marietta Doran were today announced as the judges of the McElligotts Honda Ladies Day which will be held on Friday 13th of September on the penultimate day of the annual 7 day Listowel Harvest Racing Festival. One of the most popular events on the Irish racing and fashion calendar, the McElligotts Honda Best Dressed Lady will win an all new and super stylish Honda Civic for a year plus a cheque for €3,000. This is the fourth year McElligotts Tralee and Honda Ireland have sponsored this hugely successfully fashion event which attracts over 28,000 stylish race-goers from all over Ireland and beyond. Ladies Day is one of the many highlights at the annual 7 day Listowel Harvest Racing Festival which this year runs from Sunday 8th to Saturday 14th of September 2019. For more information visit www.listowelraces.ie. #listowelraces #mcelligottshondaladiesday

In addition to the all new Honda Civic with €3,000 cash for the McElligotts Honda Best Dressed Lady, there are also cash prizes for the two runners up (€1,000 and €500 respectively) the Jazziest Headpiece (€500), and Most Stylish Selfie (€300)! Celia and Marietta will personally select all the finalists who will then be interviewed on the McElligotts Honda stage located near the Old Wier (town entrance) to the course. The organisers have ensured there is ample space for everyone who wants to see all the finalists  interviews on stag

A Car For A Year And €3,000 Is Top Prize At Listowel Races Ladies Day

July 19, 2019 at 2:38 pm 0 comments

TWO of Ireland’s best known fashion personalities – TV Stylist and business woman, Celia Holman Lee and TV Stylist and Presenter, Marietta Doran, were today announced as the judges of the McElligotts Honda Ladies Day. Taking place Friday, September 13 on the penultimate day of the annual 7 day Listowel […]

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Mairead O'Connor, Noreen Middleton, Molly Dwyer, Katie Madigan and Danielle Dume at the Bubbles and Brunch event in aid of Enable Ireland Kerry services at the Muckross Park Hotel on Thursday. Photo by Dermot Crean

PHOTOS: ‘Bubbles And Brunch’ Fundraiser For Enable Ireland Kerry

July 19, 2019 at 2:30 pm 0 comments

BEFORE all the fun of the racing yesterday, guests at a special fundraiser enjoyed the perfect start to the day at Muckross Park Hotel and Spa. ‘Bubbles and Brunch’ in aid of Enable Ireland Kerry Services was attended by over 60 people who enjoyed a prosecco jazz reception in the […]

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Kerry Makes Top Three In The World In Travel Website’s ‘Bucket List’ Destinations

Kerry Makes Top Three In The World In Travel Website’s ‘Bucket List’ Destinations

July 19, 2019 at 2:20 pm 0 comments

KERRY is near the top of many travellers bucket list destinations according to a new survey by a popular global travel website. Big 7 Travel, which has an audience of 1.5 million, has announced the official list of the ‘Top 50 Bucket List Destinations 2019’ and Kerry comes in at N0.3, beating […]

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University Hospital Kerry Experiencing Significant Overcrowding

University Hospital Kerry Experiencing Significant Overcrowding

July 19, 2019 at 1:49 pm 0 comments

UNIVERSITY Hospital Kerry is advising people not to attend the facility unless it’s a genuine emergency, due to significant overcrowding. The Emergency Department is currently extremely busy, with increased patient attendances causing extreme overcrowding for the past 48 hours. Management says it wants to keep ED services for patients who […]

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