Archive for April, 2015

Number Of Patients Waiting On Trolleys In KGH In March Up Two-Thirds On 2014 Figure

Number Of Patients Waiting On Trolleys In KGH In March Up Two-Thirds On 2014 Figure

April 23, 2015 at 4:12 pm Comments are Disabled

THERE was an almost two-thirds increase in the number of patients waiting on trolleys in Kerry General Hospital in March compared to the same month in 2014, according to an analysis compiled by the Irish Nurses and Midwives Organisation (INMO). There were 126 patients waiting on trolleys in KGH last month, […]

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Charity Concert To Be Held For Kerry Hospice Foundation

Charity Concert To Be Held For Kerry Hospice Foundation

April 23, 2015 at 2:18 pm Comments are Disabled

  A CHARITY concert will be held on next Sunday, April 26 with to help raise funds for the Kerry Hospice Foundation. ‘The Voices For Hospice’ concert, featuring the Kerry Choral Union (Seniors and Juniors) will celebrate 25 years of the Kerry Hospice Foundation (KHF) which was formed back in 1990. Proceeds […]

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At the St John of Gods 'I Have A Dream' musical on in Siamsa Tire were, from left: Teresa O'Brien, Joe Burkett, Brona Enright, Sharon O'Sullivan, Niamh O'Connor and Dan O'Connor. Photo by Gavin O'Connor.

PHOTOS: St John Of God Puts On Dream Musical In Siamsa Tíre

April 23, 2015 at 12:14 pm Comments are Disabled

IT was a great two days of performances from the people at St John Of God who have been working together with local secondary school students on a musical which went down a storm in Siamsa Tire this week. ‘I Have A Dream’ was worked on by the clients from the St John Of […]

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Tralee Shopping Centre Units Sold At Dublin Auction

Tralee Shopping Centre Units Sold At Dublin Auction

April 23, 2015 at 11:46 am Comments are Disabled

AT the second time of asking, units at Tralee Shopping Centre which went unsold at an auction in February, went under the hammer again today and this time a buyer was found. The ten units with a reserve price of between €125,000-€175,000 were sold at the Allsop Auction in the RDS Dublin for a […]

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Tralee Rowathon Rescheduled For This Weekend

Tralee Rowathon Rescheduled For This Weekend

April 23, 2015 at 11:19 am Comments are Disabled

TRALEE Rowing Club (TRC) will host their rescheduled 24-hour charity rowing event this weekend, as they look to raise much-needed funds for the completion of their new clubhouse that is being built. The event had originally been set to take place on March 28 but had to be postponed due to bad weather on […]

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At the Institute of Technology Tralee Sports and Societies awards night were, from left: Ciara Guerin, Micheal Doheny and Ciara Murphy. Photo by Gavin O'Connor.

PHOTOS: IT Tralee Sports And Societies Clubs Hold Awards Night

April 23, 2015 at 11:02 am 1 comment

THE Sports and societies clubs of IT Tralee, came together to present awards and recognise the achievements of all the different clubs. Along the player of the year for the sports teams, citations were also handed out for those that gave up their time to volunteer and fundraise over the […]

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Pres Girls Enjoy ‘Instant’ Success At National Enterprise Awards

Pres Girls Enjoy ‘Instant’ Success At National Enterprise Awards

April 23, 2015 at 10:14 am Comments are Disabled

THEY’RE really on a roll in Presentation Secondary School! After winning the AIB Build A Bank competition last week (click here), two more students from the school have had more national success in Dublin. Transition Year students, Lauren Kelly and Maria Daly, won most the Most Creative Use Of Social […]

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Kerry County Museum To Host Casement Exhibition To Mark Centenary Of Rising

Kerry County Museum To Host Casement Exhibition To Mark Centenary Of Rising

April 23, 2015 at 10:03 am 1 comment

THE County Museum in Tralee will mark the 100th anniversary of the 1916 Rising by hosting a national Roger Casement exhibition  in 2016. The exhibition will feature information on his life, career and the part that he played in the Rising and will cost an estimated €90,000, with half of this being funded by […]

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Greg Horan in action for Austin Stacks in last year's county final replay. Photo by Dermot Crean.

Seven Kerry Players Make Club Championships All-Star Selection

April 22, 2015 at 5:09 pm 1 comment

  TWO Austin Stacks men were among seven Kerry players included on the Gaelic Life Magazine Gaelic Life All-Ireland Club All Stars team selection. Three members of the Ardfert team who won the All-Ireland Intermediate Club Final and one from Brosna’s  All-Ireland Junior Club winning team made the selection which was decided by a combination of public votes […]

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Kerry County Council Motor Tax Office, Princes Quay.

Here’s How Much It Cost To Move Motor Tax Office To Old Town Council Building

April 22, 2015 at 4:32 pm Comments are Disabled

  KERRY County Council have revealed how much it cost to move the motor tax office from county buildings to the old town council building on Princes Quay. The figure was released after a question from Cllr Johnny Healy Rae (Ind) regarding the costs and the reason for the move at the monthly meeting […]

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Cllr Calls For Cameras On Flyovers After Recent Dangerous Behaviour

Cllr Calls For Cameras On Flyovers After Recent Dangerous Behaviour

April 22, 2015 at 12:25 pm Comments are Disabled

A COUNCILLOR has called for action after the recent dangerous incidents by vandals on flyovers. Cllr Pat McCarthy (FG) called for the installation of covert cameras on these bridges to stop people from dropping stones and sandbags onto vehicles. The latest serious incident occurred on March 3 when a father and son were […]

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VIDEO: Local Landmarks As You’ve Never Seen Them Before

VIDEO: Local Landmarks As You’ve Never Seen Them Before

April 22, 2015 at 11:41 am Comments are Disabled

WELL, would you look at that. If the new drone footage of our local area is anything to go by, we really do live in a beautiful and spectacular part of the world. A stunning new short film has been uploaded to YouTube by ‘OctoFly Media’ of well known beauty spots within […]

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Ardfert on the map on RTE's Nine News

Ardfert Was The Hottest Spot In Ireland Yesterday

April 22, 2015 at 11:26 am Comments are Disabled

ARDFERT was the place to be for sun worshippers yesterday as the village had the highest temperature recorded in Ireland. Last night, RTE’s Nine News highlighted Ardfert’s national high temperature of 21 degrees, confirming what all ‘Ardfertians’ know already – it’s the hottest spot around. Continued below… The nation is currently enjoying a ‘mini-heatwave’ […]

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Report That Fels Point Hotel Will Be Sold To Rose Of Tralee Company Within Days

Report That Fels Point Hotel Will Be Sold To Rose Of Tralee Company Within Days

April 22, 2015 at 10:58 am Comments are Disabled

THE Rose of Tralee company is expected to finalise the purchase of the Fels Point Hotel from NAMA according to a report in today’s edition of The Kerryman. The paper reports that NAMA have named the Rose of Tralee’s offer as their preferred choice and a €4m deal should be done in […]

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Kerry County Council buildings in Rathass.

Cllr Calls For End To Tralee Council Tenants Providing Deposit Prior To Taking House

April 22, 2015 at 10:15 am Comments are Disabled

A FIANNA Fáil councillor has called for an end to the practice of asking new tenants for a deposit prior to taking up a house with the local authority. Cllr Norma Foley asked why this was the case in Tralee and not in any other part of the county at the monthly meeting […]

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At the Tralee shoppers meeting in the Ashe Hotel were, from left, in front: Laura Lee Murphy, Geraldine O'Brien andAndrea Brosnan. Back: Ciara O'Connor, Siobhan Fitzgerald, Majella Horgan and Jennifer Gleeson. Photo O'Connor.

Public Give Their Opinions On Tralee Shopping At Open Forum

April 22, 2015 at 10:02 am Comments are Disabled

AROUND 70 members of the public gathered in the Ashe Hotel on Monday night to give their thoughts as part of open forum about how to make the shopping experience in Tralee a better one. The event, led by retail members of Tralee Chamber Alliance and the Institute of Technology […]

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An Bord Pleanála Grants Planning Permission For New School At Listellick

An Bord Pleanála Grants Planning Permission For New School At Listellick

April 21, 2015 at 4:21 pm Comments are Disabled

AN Bord Pleanála has given outline planning permission to Listellick NS to proceed with the building of a new school on the proposed site. The appeal lodged by the Commissioners of Public Works, on behalf of the Minister for Education and Skills, Jan O’Sullivan to appeal Kerry County Council’s refusal to grant […]

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Fears For Ladbrokes Jobs As Examiner Appointed To Business

Fears For Ladbrokes Jobs As Examiner Appointed To Business

April 21, 2015 at 4:07 pm Comments are Disabled

  THERE are fears of job losses after an interim examiner was appointed to the Irish arm of the ‘Ladbrokes’ Bookmakers business. The betting company – which has two shops based in Tralee on Edward Street and Market Street – currently employs over 840 people in 196 shops around the country. They […]

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50 Unit Local Authority Housing Development Planned For Lohercannon

50 Unit Local Authority Housing Development Planned For Lohercannon

April 21, 2015 at 3:38 pm Comments are Disabled

A FIFTY unit local authority housing development is planned for the Lohercannon area in 2017. The plan emerged during a presentation by John Breen, Director of Services at Kerry County Council, of the targets for delivery under the Social Housing Strategy 2015, 2016 and 2017 at the monthly meeting of the authority […]

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Orlagh Winters: We Really Are A Generous And Charitable Nation

Orlagh Winters: We Really Are A Generous And Charitable Nation

April 21, 2015 at 3:09 pm Comments are Disabled

  ON Friday night last there was a wonderful ball held in Ballygarry House in aid of Irish Motor Neurone Disease Association. The ball named the Primrose Ball was held in memory of the late Tommy Brosnan. Over 350 people attended to help raise funds for IMNDA and also to […]

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At the launch of  'Rockie Night at the Dogs' were, from left: Yvonne O'Brien, Aidan O'Connor, Kieran Donaghy, Liam Lynch, Dan Foley and Declan Dowling. Photo by Gavin O'Connor.

Rockies To Hold Dog Night In Aid Of ‘Nuns Field’ Development

April 21, 2015 at 2:23 pm Comments are Disabled

AUSTIN STACKS GAA faithful will come together for a ‘Rockie Night at the Dogs’ in aid of the ongoing development at their Connolly Park grounds. The whole thing takes place on May 22 at the Kingdom Greyhound Stadium and is expected to be a mega night of fun, surprises, local rivalry and […]

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Nathan’s Back As Rose Of Tralee Street Carnival Line-Up Announced

Nathan’s Back As Rose Of Tralee Street Carnival Line-Up Announced

April 21, 2015 at 2:10 pm Comments are Disabled

NATHAN Carter, Hometown, Stereokicks, Hudson Taylor, Gavin James, Riptide Movement, Sharon Shannon and the Kilfenora Céilí Band are just a few of the acts that will all perform live at this year’s Rose of Tralee International Street Festival. A Full Access Street Ticket (F.A.S.T.) to see all eight acts will go […]

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“I’m Sad The Next Generation Won’t Have ‘Granda Bill’. That’s What Upsets Me Most”

“I’m Sad The Next Generation Won’t Have ‘Granda Bill’. That’s What Upsets Me Most”

April 21, 2015 at 12:14 pm Comments are Disabled

Fiona Kirby of Kirby’s Brogue Inn speaks to us about her father Bill’s death and a special fundraiser they are hosting to highlight an issue close to her heart… A SPECIAL fundraiser will take place at the Brogue Inn next week and one which will have special resonance for the Kirby family. […]

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VIDEO: Watch CBS The Green Win Russell Cup Final

VIDEO: Watch CBS The Green Win Russell Cup Final

April 21, 2015 at 10:11 am Comments are Disabled

CBS The Green 1-10  P.S. Chorca Dhuibdne 0-11 A well taken goal by pocket rocket Dan Goggin half way through the first half, coupled with three superb long range points from Sean Quilter and a fantastic point blank save from Ciaran Murray, were the deciding factors in this highly entertaining […]

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Na Gaeil's, David Culloty, looks for options while being shadowed by Churchill's Gareth Walsh. Photo by Gavin O'Connor.

Na Gaeil GAA Club News

April 20, 2015 at 9:13 pm Comments are Disabled

NA GAEIL SENIOR: Na Gaeil faced Churchill out in their new pitch in the heat for the first round of the junior championship. The first half was an extremely even affair with both sides trading scores. Darragh Carmody was deadly accurate from dead ball kick scored Na gaeil opening three scores with Dan […]

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Austin Stacks GAA Club News

Austin Stacks GAA Club News

April 20, 2015 at 3:50 pm Comments are Disabled

  SENIOR FOOTBALL: Our Seniors now have a busy three weeks ahead of them, starting on next Saturday evening (25th April) with a trip out the road to Ardfert for our first game (quarter final) in this season’s Club Championship. Throw in at 6.30pm with extra time if required. Ardfert, […]

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Kerins O’Rahilly’s GAA Club News

Kerins O’Rahilly’s GAA Club News

April 20, 2015 at 3:46 pm Comments are Disabled

  Senior Football Castleisland Mart Senior Club Championship Kerins O’Rahillys 1-13 Legion 1-14 A great second half display by Legion gave them the narrowest of wins in this absorbing Club tie played at the Strand Road grounds on Saturday night in ideal conditions. This game had everything with outstanding displays […]

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Churchill's new pitch was looking incredible on Sunday. Photo by Gavin O'Connor.

GAA Round Up: O’Rahilly’s Out While Mitchels, Na Gaeil And Ballymac March On

April 20, 2015 at 3:32 pm Comments are Disabled

THE weekend saw the opening round of the club championship with all Tralee area sides taking part, except for Austin Stacks who received a bye. Scroll to the bottom for photos… Senior Club Championship Kerins O’Rahilly’s 1-13 – 1-14 Killarney Legion A very disappointing evening in Strand Road for Kerins O’Rahilly’s […]

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PHOTO: Anthony’s One Step Closer To Las Vegas Final

PHOTO: Anthony’s One Step Closer To Las Vegas Final

April 20, 2015 at 2:35 pm Comments are Disabled

  THE saying goes that in debating if you can’t convince them, then you must just try to confuse them. This may be the case for most, but not for one local man after he convinced judges and progressed through the latter rounds of a speaking/debating competition. Anthony Garvey (click […]

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Maureen Kelly from Listowel, Co. Kerry has won €21,000 on the National Lottery’s Million Euro Challenge game show on RTE on Saturday. Pictured at the presentation of prizes are from left to right: Dermot Griffin, Chief Executive at the National Lottery; Jennifer Kelly-Scannell, Maureen’s daughter  guest support on the show; Maureen Kelly, the winning player and The Million Euro Challenge Host Nicky Byrne. The winning ticket was bought from Garveys Supervalu, Convent Street, Listowel. Pic: Mac Innes Photography

Maureen Takes Home €21,000 On Saturday Night Game Show

April 20, 2015 at 11:24 am Comments are Disabled

A LISTOWEL woman took home €21,000 after appearing on the National Lottery’s The Million Euro Challenge game show on RTE. Maureen Kelly was appearing on the 15th episode of the new show which is hosted by Nicky Byrne and which was aired last Saturday April 18. Maureen said she wasn’t sure […]

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