Archive for September, 2016

IT Tralee North Campus

IT Tralee To Get €590,000 In Capital Grant Funding

September 30, 2016 at 4:48 pm Comments are Disabled

IT TRALEE is to be allocated €590,000 as part of a capital grant for Institutes of Technology. The Minister for Education, Richard Bruton, has allocated a total of €10 million for the 14 ITs across the country via the Higher Education Authority. “For the third year in a row, Tralee IT is receiving […]

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Diarmuid Photo by Gavin O'Connor.

PHOTOS: All-Ireland Champs Return To Gaelscoil Mhic Easmainn

September 30, 2016 at 4:37 pm Comments are Disabled

GREEN and gold and great excitement filled the halls of Gaelscoil Mhic Easmainn for the arrival of past pupils and All-Ireland minor champions with Kerry, Diarmuid O’Connor and Ryan O’Neill. For Diarmuid, there was a chance to view a poem he wrote a number of years ago which hints at future […]

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At Irish Cancer Society the Paint  it  Pink coffee morning  were, from left: Eileen King, Chriss Griffin, Mary O'Halloran, Maureen Roach, Pat Flaherty. Photo by Gavin O'Connor.

Coffee Morning Launches Irish Cancer Society Month Of Breast Cancer Awareness

September 30, 2016 at 1:07 pm Comments are Disabled

THE Irish Cancer Society volunteers in Tralee have launched the ‘Paint it Pink’ breast cancer awareness month, which will run throughout the month Local members held a coffee morning in Kirbys Brogue Inn on Friday morning which included prizes along with plenty of chat for a vital cause. The charity group are appealing for […]

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PHOTOS: Tralee Harriers Get Moyderwell Pupils Fit4Class

PHOTOS: Tralee Harriers Get Moyderwell Pupils Fit4Class

September 30, 2016 at 12:35 pm Comments are Disabled

MOYDERWELL Primary School has teamed up with Tralee Harriers to launch Fit4Class at the school. Tralee Harriers has successfully run a club/school links project for a number of years with support from Kerry Recreation and Sports Partnership and Kerry County Council. This year the club is promoting the Athletics Ireland’s Fit4Class programme in […]

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Barry John Keane lays off a pass as James O'Donoghue looks on in the Killarney Legion v Kerins O'Rahillys game on Sunday. Photo by Dermot Crean

PREVIEW: Will O’Rahillys Have Enough To Beat The Crokes?

September 30, 2016 at 10:55 am Comments are Disabled

Gavin O’Connor looks at the Kerins O’Rahillys v Dr Crokes, Senior Football County Championship quarter-final, Austin Stack Park on Saturday at 1:30pm…  WHEN Austin Stacks defeated Dr Crokes in the club final earlier this month, they may have done their neighbours in Strand Road no favours at all. That one point defeat for Crokes has […]

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Six Things To Do Around Tralee This Weekend

Six Things To Do Around Tralee This Weekend

September 30, 2016 at 10:47 am Comments are Disabled

It’s a busy weekend for sport, family fun and entertaining fundraisers this weekend. Here’s a few things to get up to… Friday 1. A minor celebration… Na Gaeil GAA’s clubhouse in Killeen is the place to be tonight as their Kerry minors bring the cup to the club. It will […]

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There’ll Be A Distinctly Kerry Feel To The Late Late Show Tonight

There’ll Be A Distinctly Kerry Feel To The Late Late Show Tonight

September 30, 2016 at 10:34 am Comments are Disabled

SURE they might as well bring it down to Kenmare altogether. Friday night is Late Late Show night and he’ll give Graham Norton a run for his money among Kerry viewers as the county will be well represented in the Montrose studio. Apart from True Blood star Alexander Skarsgård, former […]

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Many Support Programmes And Classes This Autumn At Recovery Haven

Many Support Programmes And Classes This Autumn At Recovery Haven

September 30, 2016 at 10:09 am Comments are Disabled

THIS autumn is busy in Recovery Haven with a number of services available to those affected by cancer. This October will see the return of their very successful Men’s Prostate Programme. This is a 6 week course and is aimed at men who have been diagnosed with prostate cancer in the past […]

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At the launch of the 'Recovery Haven Family Gameshow' were Patricia Glavin (Glavin Family). Philomena Stack (Recovery Haven), Lana McDonagh, Terry and Mark O'Brien (O'Brien Family) Eileen Comerford (Recovery Haven) and Deirdre Power (Glaven Family). Photo by Gavin O'Connor.

Families Are Game For Fundraiser At Ballyroe

September 30, 2016 at 9:50 am Comments are Disabled

NINE families will do battle against each other for a great cause tonight (Friday) at the Recovery Haven Kerry Family Gameshow. Taking place at the Ballyroe Heights Hotel, the game, compered by Andrew Morrissey of Radio Kerry, will comprise of two rounds with five questions in each round. General knowledge questions in the vein of […]

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Vote To Help NLN Centre In Clash Get An Outdoor Gym

Vote To Help NLN Centre In Clash Get An Outdoor Gym

September 29, 2016 at 4:25 pm Comments are Disabled

THE National Learning Network Tralee has been shortlisted to the final 14 of the KBC Bright Ideas Awards winning €4,200 for their efforts. But now they are looking for public votes from the local community for Una Flynn’s idea, Body & Mind, a project which aims to build an outdoor gym for the students […]

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Kerry Film Festival Launches Programme For October Event

Kerry Film Festival Launches Programme For October Event

September 29, 2016 at 3:35 pm Comments are Disabled

THE Kerry Film Festival (KFF) has just announced its programme for the upcoming festival from October 19-23 which promises a wealth of film treats for film fans and film professionals alike. Details of the 17th edition of the festival were launched at the cinema in Killarney on Wednesday night followed by drinks in Scott’s […]

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Kerry And Austin Stacks Legend’s Medals Sell For Tens Of Thousands At Auction

Kerry And Austin Stacks Legend’s Medals Sell For Tens Of Thousands At Auction

September 29, 2016 at 12:50 pm Comments are Disabled

A LEGENDARY Tralee footballer’s medal collection has been sold for €40,000 at auction yesterday. Kerry and Austin Stacks footballer, Joe Barrett’s GAA medal collection went under the hammer at an auction in the Kilkenny Ormonde Hotel with a guide price of between €30,000 and €40,000. It is not known who bought the […]

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The teams line-up for the parade. Photo by Dermot Crean

Who Will Make The Kerry Hurling All-Stars Team?

September 29, 2016 at 12:46 pm Comments are Disabled

AFTER the excitement of the Kerry county hurling championship, the standout performers are set to be honoured next month at what has become an annual event in north Kerry. The Kerry Hurling All-Stars is a not-for-profit event, organised to honour the hurlers who participate in the County Senior Hurling Championship for […]

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Ultan Dillane. Photo by Gavin O'Connor.

Could Ultan Dillane Be On His Way Back To Munster?

September 29, 2016 at 12:20 pm Comments are Disabled

THERE is speculation that Ultan Dillane could be on his way back to his home province, according to a report in the Irish Independent today. The former Tralee RFC player has been linked with a return to Munster and is believed to be open to the idea according the article. The […]

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Busola Akintope, Dakota Carter O'Flynn, Laura Egan and Amy Byrne at the performance of Phantom of the Opera by The Light Opera Society of Tralee. Photo by Gavin O'Connor.

PHOTOS: Audiences Are Loving ‘Phantom Of The Opera’ In Siamsa Tíre

September 29, 2016 at 12:13 pm Comments are Disabled

THE Light Opera Society of Tralee are in the midst of a five-day run of their production of Andrew Lloyd Webber’s, ‘Phantom of the Opera’ in Siamsa Tire. Theatregoers were in early on Wednesday evening to catch the second performance of the classic musical about a beautiful soprano who becomes […]

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Launching the Interfirm Soccer Tournament were, from left: Simon McCarthy, Martin Dennehy, James Sugrue, Eamon Fitzmaurice, TC Counihan, Eoin Kelliher, Pa Daly, Anthony Moriarty and Carl Keohane. In front: Fionn Ó Dálaigh and Darragh Moriarty. Photo by Gavin O'Connor.

Huge Interest In Upcoming Charity Inter-Firm Soccer Competition

September 29, 2016 at 11:42 am Comments are Disabled

THERE has been amazing interest in the revived Tralee Inter-Firm soccer blitz, particularly in the over 35s competition. Inter-firm soccer was hugely popular from the 60s right through to the late 1990s, when the Low Field would be packed with spectators watching the action on summer evenings. “We have teams travelling from Cork […]

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SEAI Launch of One Good Idea.
Photo Chris Bellew / Copyright Fennell Photography 2016

Ardfert Pupils Help Launch National SEAI Competition

September 29, 2016 at 11:20 am Comments are Disabled

ARDFERT Central National School and Scoil Phobail Sliabh Luachra pupils helped the Sustainable Energy Authority of Ireland (SEAI) officially launch this year’s One Good Idea competition. Ardfert are no strangers to success in the competition. Having won the first ever Primary Schools category in the Sustainable Energy Authority of Ireland’s (SEAI) One Good Idea […]

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Bus Driver Honoured By Council For 25 Years Of Service To Town

Bus Driver Honoured By Council For 25 Years Of Service To Town

September 29, 2016 at 10:49 am Comments are Disabled

A MAN who has been driving around Tralee for the past 25 years, was honoured for his service to the town on Monday. Mike Culloty of the Tralee People’s Bus Service, received special recognition at the beginning of the meeting of Tralee Municipal District councillors where he was praised for providing […]

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Councillor Proposes Heritage Trail Around Tralee

Councillor Proposes Heritage Trail Around Tralee

September 29, 2016 at 10:07 am Comments are Disabled

THE Council is to consider a motion that a heritage trail be developed around Tralee. Sinn Féin Cllr Pa Daly brought the motion at the meeting of Tralee Municipal District councillors on Monday. He said their was huge scope for developing a Heritage Trail around the town with Scotia’s Glen, […]

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Hospital Asking Patients To Only Attend Emergency Department In Urgent Cases

Hospital Asking Patients To Only Attend Emergency Department In Urgent Cases

September 28, 2016 at 4:48 pm Comments are Disabled

UNIVERSITY Hospital Kerry is asking patients to only attend their emergency department if it’s urgent, as it’s experiencing a high level of activity and non-urgent patients will face significant delays. There were 12 people waiting on trolleys at the hospital today according to the Irish Nurses and Midwives Organisation figures, down from a […]

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Councillor Proposes Exhibition Of Tralee Clubs’ Contribution To GAA

Councillor Proposes Exhibition Of Tralee Clubs’ Contribution To GAA

September 28, 2016 at 4:35 pm Comments are Disabled

A TRALEE councillor put forward a motion this weekthat an exhibition of Tralee’s contribution to Kerry GAA and on a national level be held in the Kerry County Museum. Speaking at the Tralee Municipal District meeting on Monday, Fianna Fáil councillor, Norma Foley, said Tralee is the capital of the county and we […]

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Kerry Arts Festivals Benefit From Funding

Kerry Arts Festivals Benefit From Funding

September 28, 2016 at 3:17 pm 1 comment

THREE Kerry arts festivals and initiatives will benefit from the Arts Council collaborative arts scheme which was announced by Minister Heather Humphreys at the Arts Council in Dublin on Tuesday. Kerry County Council, along with Cork County Council and Limerick County Council, was awarded €10,000 funding for the Sliabh Luachra Music […]

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Tralee Properties Sell At Allsop Auction In Dublin

Tralee Properties Sell At Allsop Auction In Dublin

September 28, 2016 at 3:11 pm Comments are Disabled

TWO Tralee properties went under the hammer at the Allsop Auction in Dublin today. Three Kerry properties in all went to auction at the RDS in Ballsbridge – a lock-up unit in Tralee, a property at Railway Terrace and a detached house near Farranfore. A seven bedroom property, 1248 and 1249 Railway Terrace, Tralee, had a […]

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SPONSORED: Craft Makers Hosting Number Of Courses And Workshops Next Month

SPONSORED: Craft Makers Hosting Number Of Courses And Workshops Next Month

September 28, 2016 at 1:03 pm Comments are Disabled

A NUMBER of workshops are due to commence at the Craft Makers Centre on Ashe Street next month. Leaving Certificate Syllabus Course in Art with teacher, artist and designer Rebekah Wall will take place on Tuesday evenings from  October 11 2016 to April 11 2017. It’s €840 per person for the year including all materials, books […]

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Launching #Firtslightkerry100 were, TD Michael Healy Rae, David Moran and Jennifer Foran Smyth Fundraising Manager FirstLight. Photo by Gavin O'Connor.

Call For Kerry People To Help Bereavement Support Charity

September 28, 2016 at 12:09 pm Comments are Disabled

AN organisation that provides professional support to bereaved parents has launched an appeal to businesses in Kerry to give them a helping hand. Every year in Kerry, over 130 parents, families and professionals are affected by the devastation of losing a child or young person suddenly. Limerick-based bereavement charity, FirstLight, seek […]

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Commercial Centre In Manor West On The Market At €4.5m Guide Price

Commercial Centre In Manor West On The Market At €4.5m Guide Price

September 28, 2016 at 11:42 am Comments are Disabled

A COMMERCIAL centre in Manor West has gone on the market at a guide price of €4,500,000. Manor West Neighbourhood Centre is comprised of seven retail units and a restaurant with tenants such as Topaz and Boyle Sports, Seamus O’Sullivan Butchers and more. It is located adjacent to Manor West Retail Park and McDonalds Restaurant. Sherry […]

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Kerry County Council buildings in Rathass.

Tralee Councillors Give Support To Postmasters Campaign

September 28, 2016 at 11:03 am Comments are Disabled

TRALEE Municipal District councillors have called on the Government find the €75m required to help sustain the Post Office network in Ireland. Speaking at the Tralee Municipal District meeting on Monday, Cllr Norma Foley (FF) said all councillors supported the Postmasters in their campaign to maintain the excellent services they provide. […]

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Cones on the Ballingarry Roundabout. Photo by Gavin O'Connor.

Here’s The Reason For The Traffic Delays At The Roundabout Near Ballygarry

September 28, 2016 at 10:25 am Comments are Disabled

IF you are one of those people who have been delayed in traffic at peak times around the Ballygarry roundabout recently, you may have been wondering why two lanes on that roundabout has been reduced to one. The company that built the Tralee bypass, BAM Construction, are carrying out remedial works […]

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Ballygarry Wins Wedding Venue Category At Prestigious Awards

Ballygarry Wins Wedding Venue Category At Prestigious Awards

September 27, 2016 at 10:01 pm 1 comment

A TRALEE hotel was among the winners in a prestigious awards ceremony on Tuesday night. Hotel & Catering Review runs the prestigious Keelings Farm Fresh Gold Medal Awards, which have recognized and rewarded excellence in the Irish hospitality and catering industries for 28 years. Ballygarry House Hotel was shortlisted in the Wedding Venue […]

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Tralee Art Group News

Tralee Art Group News

September 27, 2016 at 6:01 pm Comments are Disabled

Tralee Art Group’s Next Meeting: Monday October 3rd. Monthly meeting- 1st Monday of every month at 7pm Baile Mhuire Day Care Centre, Balloonagh, Tralee. Come along and release your creative being!

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