Archive for March, 2017

Mikey Boyle shoots during the match on Sunday. Photo by Dermot Crean

Here’s The Kerry Team For The Showdown With Laois

March 31, 2017 at 9:12 pm Comments are Disabled

THE Kerry senior hurling team to play Laois in the Allianz Hurling League Division 1B Relegation play-off in O’Moore Park Portlaoise on Saturday (7pm)  shows two changes in from the side defeated by Offaly in Round 5. Brendan O’Leary and Mikey Boyle come into the side with Shane Nolan and Jordan […]

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David Moran, runs passed Tyrone's Peter Harte, in the All-Ireland SFC smi-final last month. Photo by Dermot Crean.

Kerry Team Named For Clash With Tyrone

March 31, 2017 at 8:42 pm 2 comments

BARRY John Keane comes into the Kerry team but fellow Tralee men Jack Barry and Jack Savage are on the bench for the match against Tyrone on Sunday. The team to face the Red Hand county in Round 7 of the Allianz Football League in Fitzgerald Stadium, Killarney on Sunday (2pm) shows […]

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Jamie Hannon, Philip Burn and Fionáin Twomey from St Joseph's Secondary School , Ballybunion, with their project at the Student Enterprise Awards on Friday. Photo by Lisa O'Mahony.

Students Compete For Enterprise Awards At IT Tralee

March 31, 2017 at 4:50 pm Comments are Disabled

STUDENTS from Ballybunion were the senior category  winners in the County Final of the Kerry County Council Annual Student Enterprise Awards was held todayin the Institute of Technology, Tralee. The boys from St. Joseph’s Secondary School won for their “Circulation Foot Stool’ entry where they constructed a circulation foot stool support. Students involved […]

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They look happy to get over this obstacle at the Banna Beast Challenge on Saturday. Photo by Dermot Crean

Four Things To Do This Weekend

March 31, 2017 at 1:51 pm Comments are Disabled

Events are thin on the ground this weekend, but there’s still stuff to get up to… Saturday 1. Fun at the INEC… The first ever Kerry Comic Con is coming to the INEC Killarney on Saturday and Sunday and actors behind some of the biggest adventure movies from Hollywood will be attending the […]

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Silwia Jonczyk at the students' Art and Crafts exhibition on Thursday night in Kerry College of Further Education. Photo by Dermot Crean

PHOTOS: Talented Students Showcase Art At KCFE

March 31, 2017 at 11:52 am Comments are Disabled

THE work of a talented bunch of students was on show up in Kerry College of Further Education on Thursday evening. The QQI Level 5 Art, Craft and Design Post Leaving Certificate students held an inspiring and interesting Art and Craft Exhibition at the Clash college. The one year course is run by Mary […]

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Principal Ann O'Callaghan, Geraldine O'Dwyer, Ryan Leonard, Kieran Donaghy,Liz Doyle, Ruarí O'Rahilly, and Dale Counihan at CBS The Green on Thursday. Photo by Lisa O'Mahony.

CBS The Green Honours Kieran And Ryan For Making Irish Team

March 31, 2017 at 11:42 am Comments are Disabled

TEACHERS from CBS The Green swapped stories on past pupil Kieran Donaghy and sixth year pupil Ryan Leonard, as the school honoured the pair for all of their achievements in sport on Thursday. Both Kieran and Ryan were selected onto the Irish Senior Men’s Basketball Team this year and the teachers spoke […]

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Fuel Prices In Tralee Stations Static Since Beginning Of Year

March 31, 2017 at 11:34 am Comments are Disabled

THE price of petrol and diesel has stayed pretty much the same since the start of the year at the garages around town. In our monthly check on the prices of fuel, it shows that there is no difference between the prices since our last check five weeks ago, apart from around three stations […]

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Fr Pat Crean Lynch, Sandra Cronin, Gerard Mannix, and Eilish Carmody at the Bon Secours Hospital on Wednesday. Photo by Lisa O'Mahony.

Gerard Mannix Retires After 40 Years In Dentistry

March 31, 2017 at 9:49 am Comments are Disabled

STAFF at the Bon Secours Hospital marked the retirement last Tuesday, of dentist, Mr Gerard Mannix. A mass was held by Fr Pat Crean Lynch, and later refreshments were had in the restaurant of the Bons. Gerard has retired from a career in dentistry spanning almost 40 years in Tralee, 20 0f […]

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Here’s How Much Property Was Sold Around Tralee In February

Here’s How Much Property Was Sold Around Tralee In February

March 31, 2017 at 9:49 am Comments are Disabled

THERE were 18 residential properties sold in and around the Tralee area in February this year according the latest figures from the Property Price Register. The properties fetched a total of €2,394,950. The biggest sale was Barrow House for €345,000 while the least amount spent was for an apartment at […]

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Girls just wanna have fun at the KDYS Youth Day in the INEC.

PHOTOS: Over 1,400 Enjoy KDYS Youth Day

March 31, 2017 at 9:48 am Comments are Disabled

A TRULY amazing day was had by nearly 1,400 teenagers on Sunday at the annual KDYS Youth Day in Killarney INEC. This event has been running for over 40 years and sees the involvement of KDYS youth club members, along with hundreds of volunteers from across the Diocese of Kerry. […]

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Daniel Collins gets his shot off to score a point during the match on Sunday. Photo by Dermot Crean

PREVIEW: Can Kerry Stay In Division 1B By Overcoming Laois Challenge?

March 31, 2017 at 9:43 am Comments are Disabled

Mike O’Halloran looks forward to a big day for the Kerry hurlers as they face Laois in Portlaoise in the Division 1B relegation playoff… Kerry hurling fans make their way to Portlaoise on Saturday evening for the play off game against Laois to decide which one of them will remain […]

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Star-Studded Line-Up For Lee Strand & NDC Health And Wellbeing Evening

Star-Studded Line-Up For Lee Strand & NDC Health And Wellbeing Evening

March 30, 2017 at 5:20 pm Comments are Disabled

LEE Strand and the National Dairy Council are delighted to announce an exciting evening centred on Health and Wellbeing on Thursday 6th April in the Brandon Hotel, Tralee. The event will host high profile guest speakers including: Derval O’Rourke, Irish Olympic Athlete and cookbook author; Aidan O’Mahony, Kerry Football legend and […]

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What A Difference A Lick Of Paint Makes

What A Difference A Lick Of Paint Makes

March 30, 2017 at 4:59 pm 1 comment

IT’S amazing how just a lick of paint can brighten up a street. Painters are working on The Corner House – popularly known as Godley’s Bar in years gone by – and passers-by and motorists have noticed how a coat of paint has really brightened up the Rock Street/Pembroke Street […]

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Aideen Fox, Sarah Ferguson, Rachel O'Regan and Laura Harty  at the Mounthawk Parent's Council Table Quiz on Wednesday. Photo by Lisa O'Mahony.

PHOTOS: Mounthawk Parents Council Holds Annual Table Quiz

March 30, 2017 at 2:30 pm Comments are Disabled

STUDENTS and parents tasted their general knowledge at Mercy Mounthawk Secondary School on Wednesday night. Organised by the Parents Council, the annual quiz is a big fundraiser and all money raised goes back into the school. The quiz was held in the school’s new Centenary Hall, as opposed to the previous years […]

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Madeline Doyle, Aileen Diggins, Miriam O'Callaghan, Andrea O'Donoghue, Mark Sullivan, Aine Moriarty and Linda McMahon at the launch of the Midsummer's Ball at the Rose Hotel on Wednesday. Photo by Lisa O'Mahony.

Miriam O’Callaghan Launches Midsummer’s Charity Ball In The Rose Hotel

March 30, 2017 at 12:47 pm Comments are Disabled

THERE’LL be some well-known faces gracing a charity ball in the Rose Hotel this June with some great prizes to be won. The Midsummer’s Ball in aid of the Palliative Care Unit at UHK will take place on June 9, at the hotel and Miriam O’Callaghan was in town on Wednesday […]

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David Moran, Catríona Uí Churráin, and Colm Ó hAiniféin with rang a cúig at Gaelscoil Mhic Easmainn at the launch of their Junior Enterprise Project. Photo by Lisa O'Mahony.

Gaelscoil Mhic Easmainn Pupils Magnetic Project Attracts Great Interest

March 30, 2017 at 11:57 am Comments are Disabled

AS part of the Junior Entrepreneur Programme, fifth class pupils at Gaelscoil Mhic Easmainn set up their own business called Mi Magnets. The students sold thousands of fridge magnets to local clubs as part of the project. Austin Stacks Club commissioned the students to develop personalised magnets for the club, to […]

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Tralee-Based Author’s Forthcoming Book To Be Inspired By Joanne O’Riordan

Tralee-Based Author’s Forthcoming Book To Be Inspired By Joanne O’Riordan

March 30, 2017 at 10:02 am 1 comment

A TRALEE-BASED author launched his third children’s book on Monday, in the scenic surroundings of  An Clochán National School at the foot​ of Mount Brandon where the book is set. ‘Gravespeakers: Crispin’ is the third book in the series by Anthony Garvey – the others are Gravespeakers: Maria and Gravespeakers: Ruth […]

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Mick Quinn in his Ford Escort.

Tralee Gears Up For Influx Of Rally Enthusiasts

March 30, 2017 at 10:01 am Comments are Disabled

RALLYING returns to Kerry for the first time this year with the annual Circuit of Kerry Rally, based in Tralee on Sunday. The Rose Hotel-sponsored rally is the first of four major rallies set to take place in The Kingdom this year and organiser, Kerry Motor Club, has set a high […]

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Students of Presentation Secondary School, Listowel, Cara O'Brien, Sadhbh Carmody, Selena McCool, Eimear Quin, and Kaylene Chute at Ceiliúradh na nÓg at the Brandon Hotel on Wednesday. Photo by Lisa O'Mahony.

PHOTOS: Students From Around Kerry Attend Ceiliúradh na nÓg

March 30, 2017 at 9:57 am Comments are Disabled

THE Ceiliúradh na nOg took place on Wednesday, March 29 at the Brandon Hotel, Tralee. Ceiliúradh na nOg is a faith programme for Transition Year and Fifth Year students and 300 of them, representing 15 of the post-primary schools from throughout the diocese, took part on the day. The students were given the […]

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Picture shows Poet Professor Brendan Kennelly with President Michael D Higgins at a reception in the Shelbourne Hotel on St. Stephen’s Green,Dublin  where he received  the inaugural Kerry Association in Dublin Arts Award.The award was presented to Professor Brendan Kennelly by President of Ireland Michael D. Higgins. 
President Higgins presented the bespoke piece of Dingle Crystal to Brendan and in his address, President Higgins paid tribute to his close personal friend and fellow poet. The President spoke of Brendan’s ‘immense’ influence on Irish arts and society.  
The Kerry Association in Dublin was established in 1951 and aims to develop the great sporting, literary and cultural heritage of Kerry. 2017 is the inaugural year of the Association’s Arts Award which was sponsored by Kerry Group plc and it is intended to be an annual reward, to recognise a Kerry individual’s excellence in the Arts. Professor Kennelly was chosen by the selection committee to be the first recipient of the award for his outstanding achievements in Literature. Jimmy Deenihan, former TD and Minister for Arts, Heritage and the Gaeltacht, chaired the selection committee.  
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President Higgins Makes Special Presentation To Brendan Kennelly

March 30, 2017 at 9:56 am Comments are Disabled

THE inaugural Kerry Association in Dublin Arts Award was presented to Professor Brendan Kennelly by President of Ireland Michael D. Higgins this evening at a reception in the Shelbourne Hotel on St. Stephen’s Green. President Higgins presented a bespoke piece of Dingle Crystal to Brendan and in his address, President Higgins […]

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What Twitter Had To Say About The Kerry Under 21s

What Twitter Had To Say About The Kerry Under 21s

March 30, 2017 at 9:51 am Comments are Disabled

The Kerry Under 21s beat Cork on Rebel soil for the first time in 20 years last night. Jack O’Connor’s charges did it in style too at Pairc Uí Rinn racking up 2-16 in a 16 point win over the home side. Andrew Barry won the man of the match […]

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PREVIEW: Warriors Hope To End First Season On A High

PREVIEW: Warriors Hope To End First Season On A High

March 29, 2017 at 3:46 pm Comments are Disabled

Garvey’s Tralee Warriors have breathed new life into basketball in Tralee says Timmy Sheehan. Now they travel to Donegal to see if they can end their season on a high…  Tralee has enjoyed a long and varied basketball history both at local and national level. The return to the top […]

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Marie O'Connor, Liz O'Gorman, Dominic Rollo-Walker, Rosie McGrath, Steven Buckley, Yvonne O'Brien, Patricia O'Connor, Sinead Joy, Labhaoise O'Connor, Kerry O'Mahony, and Denise O'Mahony at Inspired on Tuesday. Photo by Lisa O'Mahony.

‘Strictly Come Dancing’ Champs Present €500 Prize To Inspired

March 29, 2017 at 2:46 pm Comments are Disabled

WINNERS of the Kerins O’Rahilly’s Strictly Come Dancing, Rosie McGrath and Dominic Rollo-Walker, were at Inspired, Friary Lane, on Tuesday where they donated their winnings from the contest. The pair out-danced some stiff competition on Satuday night to win the Judges Vote and chose to donate their €500 prize to the group. Inspired […]

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Gok Wan is on his way to Newcastlewest next month.

Gok Wan To Host Glamorous Fashion Event This Easter

March 29, 2017 at 1:21 pm Comments are Disabled

FAMOUS celebrity stylist and award winning TV favourite, Gok Wan is coming around these parts soon with his Fashion Brunch Club. He will be getting up close and personal with his fans at a glamorous event on Easter Saturday, April 15, in Newcastlewest, less than an hour from Tralee, where he will […]

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Jack Walsh, Breda Browne, Brendan O’Brien, Ann Walsh, Fr Francis Nolan, Mary Scanlon, Helen O’Sullivan, Donie Wynne, Joan Trant at Annagh Graveyard on Monday. Photo by Lisa O'Mahony,

First Ever Dawn Mass To Be Held In Annagh Cemetery

March 29, 2017 at 12:09 pm Comments are Disabled

ON Easter Sunday morning, April 16, a dawn mass will be held in Annagh Burial Ground at 6am. Organised by the Curraheen Liturgy Group, it is the first time a dawn mass will ever have been held in the area. There will also be an Easter fire lighting ceremony  during […]

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Corinna Hopes To Nail Down Win In National Beauty Awards

Corinna Hopes To Nail Down Win In National Beauty Awards

March 29, 2017 at 11:52 am Comments are Disabled

A BEAUTICIAN from a Tralee hair and beauty salon is one of the only Kerry-based nominees in the National Image Magazine Business of Beauty Awards. Corinna Kennelly a Beauty Therapist and Nail Technician working in Expose Beauty Lounge in Mounthawk, is delighted to bein the perstigious annual  awards. Corinna graduated from […]

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Man Arrested This Morning In Connection With Nicola Collins Murder Investigation

Man Arrested This Morning In Connection With Nicola Collins Murder Investigation

March 29, 2017 at 11:07 am Comments are Disabled

A 44 year old man was arrested this morning in the Limerick City area in connection with the ongoing investigation into the murder of Nicola Collins. He is currently detained at Mayfield Garda Station in Cork under the provisions of Section 4-Criminal Justice Act 1984. Ms Collins (38), a mother […]

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The Search Is On For The 2017 Kerry Rose

The Search Is On For The 2017 Kerry Rose

March 29, 2017 at 10:44 am 1 comment

THE 2016 Kerry Rose Danielle O’Sullivan joined forces with Honor Hurley, Kerry Rose Centre Coordinator and Jonathan Collins, General Manager of the Ballyroe Heights Hotel to launch the search for the 2017 Kerry Rose. This year’s Kerry Rose Selection takes place on June 2 at the Kerry Rose’s sponsor hotel – […]

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Stephen Benner, Kerry Motor Works (left) and Fintan Ryan CEO Tralee Credit Union at the announcement of the Kerry Motor Works deal for of the 2017 series of car draws for Tralee Credit Union members.

Members To Focus On Winning With Credit Union And Kerry Motor Works

March 29, 2017 at 10:26 am Comments are Disabled

TRALEE Credit Union has teamed up with Kerry Motor Works for their 2017 Members Car Draw where a Ford Focus will be given out to lucky winners. The draw, which sees four members drive away with a new car every year,  is hugely popular and Fintan Ryan, CEO Tralee Credit Union, welcomed the […]

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Mairead Fernane, Kerry Hospice Foundation, Kieran Donaghy, Ted Moynihan, Chairman of Kerry Hospice Foundation and Kerry Person of the Year, Mary Shanahan, Kerry Hospice Foundation, Michael Ó'Súilleabháin, Andrea O'Donoghue, PRO of the Kerry Hospice Foundation at the Launch of the Good Friday Walk. Photo by Lisa O'Mahony.

Looking Forward To The 20th Annual Good Friday Walk For Kerry Hospice

March 29, 2017 at 9:53 am Comments are Disabled

THE annual Kerry Hospice Good Friday Walk will set off from The Grand Hotel on April 14, at 10am. It is the 20th Good Friday Walk organised by Kerry Hospice which started in 1998 and was the brainchild of Chairman of the Kerry Hospice, Ted Moynihan. The route will take participants out by Lohercannon to Blennerville, […]

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