Archive for June, 2016

Kerry Minor Team Named For Munster Final Date With Cork

Kerry Minor Team Named For Munster Final Date With Cork

June 30, 2016 at 9:31 pm 0 comments

THE Kerry minor team to face Cork this Sunday in the Munster Final has been announced and features two players from the Tralee area on the starting line-up. The game is the opening game of the day at at Fitzgerald Stadium at 12 noon and the team shows one change from the […]

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Tommy Sheehy hands over a cheque of €10,870 to Sean Scally of Enable Ireland. Photo by Gavin O'Connor.

Tommy Raises Huge Sum For Enable Ireland

June 30, 2016 at 4:44 pm 1 comment

A BALLYROE man has raised €10,870 for Enable Ireland after completing a cycling tour of Provence in the South of France. Tommy Sheehy, who is originally from Castleisland, climbed Mount Ventoux in aid of Enable Ireland. The challenge covered Lyon to Nice over the rugged French countryside. On this tour, Tommy conquered […]

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Three Out Of Five Kerry Houses Sold At Allsop Auction

Three Out Of Five Kerry Houses Sold At Allsop Auction

June 30, 2016 at 3:47 pm 0 comments

KERRY properties went under the hammer at the Allsop Auction  in Dublin today but there was only three out of five sold. The properties are in Lixnaw, Lyrecrompane, Ballyheigue, Valentia, and Listowel and were part of the auction at the RDS in Ballsbridge on Thursday. This house (above) at 37 Slí na Faiche, Lixnaw, had […]

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REPORT/PHOTOS: Tralee Men Play Their Part In Kerry’s Munster Junior Final Victory

REPORT/PHOTOS: Tralee Men Play Their Part In Kerry’s Munster Junior Final Victory

June 30, 2016 at 1:09 pm 0 comments

Gavin O’Connor watched Kerry win three in a row Munster Junior football titles at Austin Stack Park last night… Kerry 0-14 Cork 0-13 THEY were made sweat a little, but a one point victory over Cork was enough to ensure three-in-a-row Munster Juinor titles for Kerry at Austin Stack Park on […]

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Ring Of Kerry Cycle Organisers Ready For The Masses

Ring Of Kerry Cycle Organisers Ready For The Masses

June 30, 2016 at 11:59 am 0 comments

HUNGRY cyclists will consume 23,000 sandwiches and wash them down with 10,000 litres of water at this year’s Ring Of Kerry Cycle according to organisers. This Saturday sees thousands of cyclists descend on Killarney and the southern half of the county for the event which is in its 33rd year. The event is bringing together […]

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Grainne Browne, Sandra Young, Maeve Young and Anne Browne at the outdoor performance of Sense and Sensibility in Ballyseedy Castle. Photo by Gavin O'Connor.

PHOTOS: Hundreds Enjoy A Classic Performance At Ballyseede Castle

June 30, 2016 at 11:38 am 0 comments

HUNDREDS of people went out to Ballyseede Castle Hotel for two special open-air performances this week, one of which helped out a great cause. Jane Austen’s classic, ‘Sense And Sensibility’, was performed by the Chapterhouse Theatre Company on Tuesday and Wednesday and the weather held out for the most part to provide a great way to […]

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Orlagh Winters: Some People Share Too Much About Their Kids On Social Media

Orlagh Winters: Some People Share Too Much About Their Kids On Social Media

June 30, 2016 at 9:59 am 1 comment

LAST week I posted on my personal page that I couldn’t understand the new phenomenon of parents posting their children’s school reports on Facebook. Lots of people agreed with me and some disagreed. My argument is that with all the pressures that children experience today, do they really need to […]

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‘Friends’ Star And Bear Grylls Are In Kerry To Shoot US TV Show

‘Friends’ Star And Bear Grylls Are In Kerry To Shoot US TV Show

June 29, 2016 at 10:05 pm 0 comments

MATT Le Blanc must have had a word with his former ‘Friends’ co-star about the beauty of Kerry, because Courteney Cox is in the Kingdom filming at the moment. She’s here to do a TV show with renowned adventurer and survivalist, Bear Grylls, and is no doubt enjoying the elements. The show […]

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Unveiling a plaque that's celebrates the official opening of the new Blennerville National School, were from left: Bishop of Kerry Ray Browne, Principal Terry O'Brien, Frank Garvey (Blennerville National School Board of Management), former goverment minister, Jimmy Deenihan and Blennerville National School pupils Sheola Mcelligott and Martin Laucher. Photo by Gavin O'Connor.

PHOTOS: Momentous Day In Blennerville As New School Is Officially Opened

June 29, 2016 at 4:52 pm 0 comments

YEARS of hard work and toil came to its fruition on Wednesday when the new St Brendan’s NS Blennerville was officially opened. Attended by parents, school children, local politicians and members of the Blennerville community, former goverment minister Jimmy Deenihan, was the man who did the honours of unveiling a […]

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Know Your Rights: Cohabiting And Social Welfare Payments

June 29, 2016 at 4:09 pm 0 comments

Know Your Rights has been compiled by Citizens Information Service which provides a free and confidential service to the public.  Information is also available online at citizensinformation.ie and from the Citizens Information Phone Service, 0761 07 4000. Question I have applied for a means-tested Jobseeker’s Allowance but I was told […]

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Tralee Responders Receives €3,000 Boost From JP McManus Fund

Tralee Responders Receives €3,000 Boost From JP McManus Fund

June 29, 2016 at 1:25 pm 1 comment

THE Tralee Community Responders received a boost this morning  when they got a cheque for €3,000 in the post. The group had applied to the JP McManus Benevolent Fund, listing their aims, monies required and other details. A panel looks at each application and they got word three weeks ago that they were being awarded €3,000 for the scheme. This morning, […]

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Young Joshua In National Talent Competition Final

Young Joshua In National Talent Competition Final

June 29, 2016 at 12:09 pm 0 comments

A YOUNG man from the Mitchels area will be hoping to better 27 other singers at the final of Teenstars Ireland in Dublin this Saturday. This is the second year, Joshua Roche (12), will take part in the prestigious contest with stardom and a shot at success on his mind. Teensters Ireland is a […]

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Meeting About Proposed Mental Health Drop-In Centre Tomorrow Night

Meeting About Proposed Mental Health Drop-In Centre Tomorrow Night

June 29, 2016 at 11:27 am 0 comments

THERE will be an open meeting for those interested in the possibility of setting up a mental health drop-in centre in Tralee. ‘The Open Door Community Initiative’ event will take place in The Rose Hotel, tomorrow night, Thursday, at 7:30pm. The initiative is spearheaded by prominent local mental health campaigner, Ger Collins. The […]

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Sixth class pupils at the Holy Family NS graduation at Our Lady and St Brendan's Church on Tuesday night. Photo by Dermot Crean

PHOTOS: Sixth Class Pupils Say Farewell To Holy Family Schooldays

June 29, 2016 at 10:29 am 0 comments

FORTY-FIVE pupils gathered together for one of the last times at a special graduation ceremony at Our Lady and St Brendan’s Church on Tuesday evening. The girls and boys from Holy Family school were joined by family members and staff of the school to celebrate their journey from junior infants to […]

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Motorcyclist Dies In Accident Near Sneem

Motorcyclist Dies In Accident Near Sneem

June 28, 2016 at 11:36 pm 0 comments

  GARDAI in Killarney are investigating a fatal single vehicle road traffic collision which occurred outside the village of Sneem, this evening. The collision occurred at approximately 6.45pm on the Cahersiveen to Sneem Road (approx. 3 miles outside Sneem). A motorcyclist travelling along the road came off the motorcycle and […]

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A killer whale spotted off the coast of Slea Head. Photo by Richard Creagh.

PHOTOS: Incredible Sighting Of A Killer Whale Off The Kerry Coast

June 28, 2016 at 3:24 pm 1 comment

THERE has been a very rare sighting of one of the ocean’s most interesting mammals off the Kerry Coast. Whale-watchers out at sea sighted a killer whale near Slea Head on Monday. The experts on the boat identified  it to be an elderly individual named John Coe, who is well known to whale-watchers around these […]

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PHOTOS: Tralee Golf Club Captain’s Prize And Results

PHOTOS: Tralee Golf Club Captain’s Prize And Results

June 28, 2016 at 2:49 pm 0 comments

THE Tralee Golf Club Captain’s Prize took place on Sunday with Sean O’Loughlin winning out on a score of 42pts. Here are the results with photos below… Sunday 26th June (Captains Prize to the men) Liam Nolan 1st   Sean O’Loughlin (13)    42 Points 2nd   Tony Johnson (17) 40 Points 3rd   Kelan […]

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Austin Stacks GAA Club Juvenile News

Austin Stacks GAA Club Juvenile News

June 28, 2016 at 2:23 pm 0 comments

CAMPA PEILE ‘CÚL’: Don’t forget to book a place in the Kerry (Bord na nÓg) ‘Cúl’ Summer Football Camp in Connolly Park from July 4th to July 8th. Book early –secretary.austinstacks.kerry@gaa.ie. PEIL FAOI 6/8/10: (i) No…no…no football on Sunday morning…KY v Tipp/Cork! Best wishes to all Kerry players in Sunday’s Munster finals. […]

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Crowning Glory...Getting in the mood for Ireland's oldest festival - Puck Fair, Killorglin, celebrating over 400 years of one of the World's most quirkiest festivals. Held on the 10th -11th and 12th August every year. Where else only in Killorglin, would a wild mountain goat be crowned King and reign over a town for three days?– where a goat is King and people act the goat!  included at the launch on Rossbeigh Beach, were, The Lady in Waiting - Bláthaid Carney, left, Killorglin, Queen of Puck Fair,  Kerry Lynch, Caragh Lake.  As well as being Ireland’s original and oldest ‘Gathering Festival’ it features 2 days of family fun, live music and events. For more information see www.puckfair.ie.Photo:Valerie O'Sullivan/***FREE PIC***

Packed Programme Of Puck Fair Events Launched

June 28, 2016 at 1:11 pm 0 comments

IRELAND’S oldest festival is coming around again and the launch of Puck Fair’s packed programme took place recently at Rossbeigh Beach. Families, day-trippers, weekend revellers and visitors from far and wide are called to Killorglin from August 10-12 to enjoy Ireland’s original and oldest ‘Gathering Festival’. The pinnacle of the […]

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VIDEO: All The Magic Of Tralee 800 Celebrations Captured In Great Clip

VIDEO: All The Magic Of Tralee 800 Celebrations Captured In Great Clip

June 28, 2016 at 12:46 pm 0 comments

SPINNING Yarns video productions has just uploaded a clip to YouTube showing all the fun of Tralee’s 800 celebrations recently. From the US orchestra on Friday, through the pageantry, medieval battles, banquets, live music in the Square, family fun in the Park and much more it shows the rain didn’t really […]

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National Newspaper Raves About Tralee Restaurant

National Newspaper Raves About Tralee Restaurant

June 28, 2016 at 12:14 pm 1 comment

A LOCAL restaurant owner was delighted to wake up on Sunday morning to a glowing review for his business. One of Ireland’s most popular newspapers, The Sunday World, ran a review of Il Forno Woodfired Pizzeria And Italian Restaurant in Courthouse Lane and they were impressed to say the least. The […]

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At the cheque handover of €3,000 to Recovery Haven were, from left: Lisa O'Donoghue Delve, Brian Delve, Anne Curran, Mary O'Donoghue, Patricia O'Donoghue, John McCarthy and Kennith Reynolds,

Family Raises Incredible Amount For Cancer Services In Kerry

June 28, 2016 at 11:23 am 0 comments

A CAHERSIVEEN family who lost a loved one last year have raised an incredible amount of money for cancer services in Kerry. €35,000 has been raised in all for Cahersiveen Hospital’s Hospice Ward (€20,000), the Oncology Day Care Unit at Kerry General Hospital at Kerry University Hospital (€10,000), Recovery Haven […]

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Derry Fleming (Tralee Credit Union) hands over the keys of a new Nissan Pulsar to Linda O'Connor. On the right, from left, Siobhain O'Connor, Peter O'Connor, Marie O'Connor and Sheila Fitzgerald. Photo by Gavin O'Connor.

Lucky O’Connor Family Wins Big Again With Credit Union

June 28, 2016 at 10:40 am 0 comments

A FAMILY from Racecourse Road has gone and done it again in the Credit Union Members Car Draw. Linda O’Connor has won a brand new Nissan Pulsar, four years after her father, Peter, won a car in the same members draw. The work of mother Marie has paid off, as she […]

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Andrew Barry of Kerry in action. Photo by Dermot Crean

Kerry Junior Team Announced For Munster Final

June 27, 2016 at 9:19 pm 0 comments

TRALEE area clubs are well represented on the Kerry Junior Football team to face Cork in the Munster Championship Final this Wednesday evening in Austin Stack Park (7.30pm). There are four changes in personnel from the side that defeated Limerick in the semi final. Na Gaeil’s Andrew Barry starts in the […]

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Kerins O’Rahillys GAA Club News

Kerins O’Rahillys GAA Club News

June 27, 2016 at 8:46 pm 0 comments

Senior Football Round 3 of the Garvey’s Senior County Championship will be played on Sunday July the 10th. We will play Legion at 3.30. It is the second game in a double bill. The first game is at 2pm between St Kieran’s and Rathmore. Senior Co League Kerins O’Rahillys v […]

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Yellow Status Rainfall Alert Issued For Kerry

June 27, 2016 at 7:54 pm 0 comments

  THERE’S hard rain on the way. While the weather hasn’t been that bad of late, things are going to change drastically from later tonight as Met Eireann has issued a Yellow Status Rainfall Warning for Kerry and many other counties. Carlow, Kilkenny, Wexford, Wicklow, Cork, Kerry, Limerick, Tipperary and Waterford […]

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John Mitchels GAA Club News

John Mitchels GAA Club News

June 27, 2016 at 5:59 pm 0 comments

SENIOR TEAM – Division 1 Round 7: Home to Legion (2nd July) PLEASE SUPPORT OUR SENIOR TEAM Round 8: Away to Kilcummin (17th July) Round 9: Home to Austin Stacks (24th July) Round 10: Home to Dingle (14th August) Round 11: Away to Kerins O’Rahilly’s (4th or 25th Sept) FEILE […]

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Tralee Parnells GAA Club

Tralee Parnells GAA Club

June 27, 2016 at 5:52 pm 0 comments

Under 13: Out u13s played a great match away to Kilmoyley only losing out by a last attack goal. There were some outstanding performances. In the absence of our regular goalkeeper Evan Foley volunteered and pulled off a series of fine saves. Darragh Maloney is playing his best ever hurling […]

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Ballymacelligott GAA Club News

Ballymacelligott GAA Club News

June 27, 2016 at 5:47 pm 0 comments

LOTTO The lotto was held in Ballygarry House on Monday 20th June 2016 for a jackpot of €3,400.  Numbers drawn were 3,10,23,25.  There was no winner. Lucky Dips. 1. Aidan Savage, Kielduff 2. Michael O Shea, c/o Tony Marshall 3. Mick O Connell, Castleisland 4. Ashling & Mike Keane, Lyrecrompane […]

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Austin Stacks GAA Club News

Austin Stacks GAA Club News

June 27, 2016 at 5:40 pm 0 comments

SENIOR FOOTBALL: With our postponed round 5 Co. League game, against Kerins O’Rahillys now fixed for Saturday, 6th August, our next outing will be on Saturday evening next (2nd July) in the scheduled round 7 game. The game, which is part of a double header with our B team, starts at 7.30pm B […]

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