Archive for April, 2017

The second year Gaelcholáiste Chiarraí basketball team with coach Sinead Bí Chathasaigh.

Gaelcholáiste Girls Going For Basketball Glory Next Week

April 27, 2017 at 4:20 pm 0 comments

A TEAM from Gaelcholáiste Chiarraí are off to the National Basketball Arena in Tallaght next Tuesday to bid for an All-Ireland title. The second year girls team will take part in the Junior B part of the competition and got to the finals by beating St Marys High School, Midelton and […]

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Walkers on the Climb To Remember last year.

People Urged To Take Part In ‘Climb To Remember’

April 27, 2017 at 3:34 pm 0 comments

THE 6th annual charity ‘Climb to Remember’ to the summit of Carrauntoohil takes place on Sunday, May 14th and will see people from all over Munster rise to the challenge of climbing Ireland’s highest peak in memory of a loved one, with funds raised going towards The Mercy Hospital Foundation. The ‘Climb to […]

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Aileen Kennedy, IT Tralee, Aidan O'Mahony, Jackie Ruttledge, IT Tralee and Ogie Moran at the 'Tri And Move' event at IT Tralee on Wednesday evening. Photo by Dermot Crean

PHOTOS: Staff And Students ‘Tri And Move’ At College

April 27, 2017 at 1:24 pm 0 comments

AIDAN O’Mahony was on hand to start an event yesterday which was aimed at getting staff and students in IT Tralee together and moving. The ‘Tri and Move ITT’ event was a combination of two events, a 5km individual/family fun walk/jog and a fun team triathlon. The triathlon consisted of a 5km run […]

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McDonalds Tralee’s Two-Storey Restaurant Option Kept “Under Consideration”

McDonalds Tralee’s Two-Storey Restaurant Option Kept “Under Consideration”

April 27, 2017 at 1:05 pm 0 comments

MCDONALDS in Tralee will keep the option to build a new restaurant under consideration, as it looks to refurbish its existing outlet later this year. Earlier this week, it was reported that there were plans to refurbish the existing restaurant in Manor in September, which would take three weeks to […]

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The New Stone Monument At Ballymullen Roundabout Looks Great

The New Stone Monument At Ballymullen Roundabout Looks Great

April 27, 2017 at 11:41 am 0 comments

ISN’T it lovely? Walkers and motorists might have seen the striking new monument recently erected  at Ballymullen roundabout. The stone structure, which is emblazoned with the Rose of Tralee logo, was financed by Eibhlin and Dick Henggeler of The Rose Hotel who have done so much to make that roundabout look attractive […]

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Marie Charland of Creme De La Crepe with Ellanna Mulcahy and Majella Shanahan at the Food For Thought event at the ITT on Wednesday afternoon. Photo by Dermot Crean

PHOTOS: Culinary Experts Give ‘Food For Thought’ At ITT Event

April 27, 2017 at 11:16 am 0 comments

THE ‘Food For Thought’ showcase held yesterday was a must for anyone interested in food and the culinary arts. A farmers market, cooking demonstrations, workshops, panel discussions and much more took place at the North Campus of the IT Tralee. This food market featured companies from all over Kerry with paella, cheese, donuts and […]

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Betesaida Shows She Has A Nose For Success

Betesaida Shows She Has A Nose For Success

April 27, 2017 at 11:10 am 0 comments

AN employee of CH Chemists has become just the second person in the country to receive a prestigious qualification in her field. Betesaida Hailegeorgis, the fragrance counter manager at the famous Tralee business in The Mall, has been certified with the Fragrance Foundation UK as a Fragrance Specialist. She passed with […]

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Cllr Michael O’Shea, Cllr Terry O’Brien, Mayor Alex Morse, Chief Executive Moira Murrell and Cllr Jim Finucane at the meeting with the delegation from Holyoke, MA.

Mayor Of US City Visits Tralee With View To Possible Twinning

April 27, 2017 at 10:22 am 0 comments

  THE Mayor of Holyoke, Massachusetts visited town this week to open discussions on a possible twinning arrangement between his home town and Tralee. Mayor Alex Morse met with the Mayor of Tralee, Cllr Terry O’Brien and other representatives from Kerry County Council including Cathaoirleach Cllr Michael O’Shea and Chief Executive, […]

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Diarmuid Leen (AIB), Shane Walsh (JRI America), Sean Ryan (Aspen Grove Solutions), Sean Healy (AIB), John Drummey (Tralee Chamber Alliance), Brid McElligott (ITT), Cllr Terry O'Brien (Mayor of Tralee), Kieran Ruttledge (Tralee Chamber Alliance), Francis Fitzgibbon (Storystock), Michael Scannell (Tralee Town Manager), Caroline McEnery (HR Suite), Ogie Moran (ITT), Edmond Harty (Dairymaster).

Tralee Delegation Meets With Tánaiste And Ministers About Key Issues In Town

April 27, 2017 at 10:06 am 0 comments

THREE Cabinet Ministers, including the Tánaiste, have given commitments to retain full court services in Tralee, to retain the Kerry-Dublin PSO and to secure a high quality client for the Advanced Technology Building at Kerry Technology Park. Tralee Chamber Alliance led a delegation of high profile business people and public […]

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Corinne Evans, Sadie Evans, Jennifer Flaherty and Laura Sheehy at the Lunchtime Mile event on Wednesday in the Town Park. Photo by Dermot Crean

PHOTOS: A Healthy Option For Lunchtime In Town Park

April 26, 2017 at 4:16 pm 0 comments

THE medical community was well represented in the Town Park this lunchtime for an event to promote physical activity. The ‘Lunchtime Mile’ event was the brainchild of physiotherapist, Corinne Evans who is based in High Street. She asked other health professionals to lead by example in taking part in a run/walk in the […]

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Presentation Girls Enjoy Trip To Barcelona

April 26, 2017 at 3:40 pm 0 comments

WHILE we enjoyed some fine weather around these parts recently, it wasn’t as good as that experienced by girls from Presentation Tralee a few weeks ago. The 5th Year students from the school recently enjoyed a trip to Barcelona. The tour schedule was hectic and included a visit to Casa Mila, La […]

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Margaret Kissane, Editor, Connect Kerry and organiser of Connect Kerry Women in Business Awards with this year’s Judges (back from left), Orla Diffily, Jill Hannon, John Canty and Antoinette Butler.

Nominations Sought For Women In Business Awards

April 26, 2017 at 1:39 pm 0 comments

THE deadline for nominations for the third annual Connect Kerry Women in Business Awards is fast approaching. People are being asked to enter yourself or nominate a business woman you feel deserves recognition, in the awards which celebrate and recognise the enormous entrepreneurial talent and success of women who both own […]

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Increase In Speed Checks For 24 Hour Period Tomorrow

Increase In Speed Checks For 24 Hour Period Tomorrow

April 26, 2017 at 12:24 pm 0 comments

GARDAI are advising motorists to slow down on the roads in advance of the Bank Holiday weekend and to this end they will be conducting a 24 operation in Kerry and around the country tomorrow. There will be a significant increase in garda checkpoints and Go Safe speed detection van […]

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Mommy Moments: Even The Dog Gets A Shout Before Me!

Mommy Moments: Even The Dog Gets A Shout Before Me!

April 26, 2017 at 11:33 am 0 comments

Our ‘mommy’ columnist, Jennifer Kissane, finds herself far down the pecking order when it comes to having her name called by her infant son… THESE last few weeks have been very busy with Fionn getting a lot more active. He now has four teeth, which has created a mini munching machine! He […]

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Coren Hughes with Eljakim Schrijvers from the Bebras Organisation

Scoil Eoin Balloonagh Pupil Wins National Competition

April 26, 2017 at 10:46 am 0 comments

A SCOIL Eoin student is celebrating after winning the BEBRAS Computational Thinking Challenge Final in NUI Maynooth last Saturday. Sixth class pupil Coren Hughes from the Balloonagh school won first place in the 10-12 age group category. The competition aims to identify and encourage students who have a talent in the area […]

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Presentation Tralee Are National AIB Build A Bank Winners Again

Presentation Tralee Are National AIB Build A Bank Winners Again

April 25, 2017 at 6:49 pm 0 comments

THEY’VE done it again. The students from Presentation Secondary School Tralee have won the top prize of €5,000 at the AIB Build A Bank Challenge competition beating off opposition from all over the country. The Butterfly Bank, is made up of TY students: Manager – Sadbh Kilgallen, Assistant Manager – Ciara […]

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Kerry Comhaltas News

Kerry Comhaltas News

April 25, 2017 at 5:44 pm 0 comments

FLEADH CHEOIL CHIARRAÍ Following last years success Feadh Cheoil Chiarraí will again be held in Tralee from May 17th to 21st. As well as all the formal competitions the fleadh will bring plenty of entertainment to Tralee for all ages, the Square will be the hub of activity with lots […]

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Tralee Imperials Basketball Club News

Tralee Imperials Basketball Club News

April 25, 2017 at 5:37 pm 0 comments

Our under 16 girls travelled to the AICC’s in Carlow at the weekend and had a very enjoyable weekend. They played Letterkenny Blaze in the first game on Saturday Morning and unfortunately lost 39-32 which meant they were unlikely to top the group. Up next were Longford Falcons and they […]

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Tralee Golf Club News

Tralee Golf Club News

April 25, 2017 at 5:24 pm 0 comments

Results: Saturday 22nd April 9round 2 fourball ) sponsored by Bailys solicitors 1st: Darren P O’Sullivan (1) & Gerard O’Sullivan (5) 46 Points 2nd: Eoghan O’Donnell (3) & Mark D O’Sullivan (12) 44 Points Results: Sunday 23rd april (18 holes singles) 1st: Brian o’Leary (11) 43 Points 2nd: Ciaran Nolan Tighe (08) […]

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Date, Venue And Time Fixed For Stacks And O’Rahillys Clash

April 25, 2017 at 4:17 pm 0 comments

IT’S set to be a very  busy weekend on the GAA championship scene with two local derbies taking place. Austin Stacks and Kerins O’Rahillys will play at 6pm on Sunday at Austin Stack Park in Round 1 of the County Championship Relegation Playoff. Extra-time will be played if needed. There’s […]

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Fáilte Ireland Announces €96,250 In Funding For 31 Kerry Festivals

Fáilte Ireland Announces €96,250 In Funding For 31 Kerry Festivals

April 25, 2017 at 3:02 pm 0 comments

Fáilte Ireland has announced an allocation of €96,250 in funding to 31 festivals in Kerry, as part its 2017 Regional Festivals & Participative Events Programme. Over a third of this goes to Dingle events with Other Voices €20,000, Dingle Food Festival €7,000 and the Dingle Film Festival €4,000, the biggest allocations. While […]

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Chairman of the Kingdom County Fair Committee, John Groarke, with committee members and well wishers at the launch of the event on Monday evening in The Meadowlands Hotel. Photo by Dermot Crean

The Countdown Is On To The Kingdom County Fair

April 25, 2017 at 1:39 pm 0 comments

THERE’S less than two weeks to go to the Kingdom County Fair which offers up a whole host of competitions and entertainment on the day. Thousands of people are set to make their way to Ballybeggan on Sunday, May 7 for the event which is in its 68th year. There’s a lot to […]

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Pictured are Selena and Lisa Finn serving goodies to Fia and Abbey Murphy, Aoibheann Brick, Ben Murphy and Mary Scanlon all from Tralee at Tour de Munster’s Official Charity Partnership Announcement event at Ballyseedy Home & Garden Centre, Tralee on Saturday, April 22nd.
Down Syndrome Ireland (DSI) Munster Branches are again the main beneficiary of this year's charity cycle which takes place from August 10th – 13th. A new addition to this year’s Tour de Munster is the option for cyclists to select their own beneficiary and raise awareness for it. For more information see www.tourdemunster.com. Pic: Pauline Dennigan. NO FEE FOR REPRO

PHOTOS: More From The Down Syndrome Kerry Fun Day At Ballyseedy

April 25, 2017 at 12:27 pm 0 comments

  A GREAT Family Fun Day was held at Ballyseedy Home & Garden Centre in association with the Kerry Branch of Down Syndrome Ireland on Saturday. Details of the charity partnership, that sees the 17th annual Tour De Munster Charity Cycle once again “share the journey” with Down Syndrome Ireland (DSI) Munster […]

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‘Kerry For Choice’ Calls On Government To Set A Date For Referendum

‘Kerry For Choice’ Calls On Government To Set A Date For Referendum

April 25, 2017 at 10:15 am 0 comments

THE Kerry for Choice group has issued a statement calling on the government to set a date for a referendum on the Eighth Amendment. “The recommendations from the Citizens’ Assembly once again show that there is a need for choice and change. The government must now respect the will of […]

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Gardaí Issue Appeal On RTE After Sexual Assault In Tralee

Gardaí Issue Appeal On RTE After Sexual Assault In Tralee

April 24, 2017 at 10:37 pm 0 comments

GARDAI have issued an appeal on RTE’s Crimecall programme tonight, after a sexual assault in Tralee  last year. Back August 2016, a woman was walking home in the Monavalley area at about 3am when a light-coloured metallic three-door Fiat Punto Hatchback pulled up alongside her. The driver tried to speak to her  but […]

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Austin Stacks And Kerins O’Rahillys To Meet In Relegation Playoff

Austin Stacks And Kerins O’Rahillys To Meet In Relegation Playoff

April 24, 2017 at 9:50 pm 0 comments

IT’LL be a case of old town rivalries renewed this weekend as Austin Stacks and Kerins O’Rahillys have been drawn to meet again. And there’s a lot at stake too in the first round of the Garveys Supervalu Kerry Senior Football Championship relegation playoff, as the winner will secure senior championship football for […]

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Kerins O’Rahillys GAA Club News

Kerins O’Rahillys GAA Club News

April 24, 2017 at 6:00 pm 0 comments

Seniors  We played host to Kenmare in the first round of the Castleisland Mart Senior Club Championship in Strand Road on Sunday 23rd April 2017 and disappointingly exited the Championship after a 1 point defeat 1-13 to 1-14. We were forced to lineout without David Moran,John Ferguson Con Barrett & […]

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Austin Stacks GAA Club News

Austin Stacks GAA Club News

April 24, 2017 at 5:53 pm 0 comments

ONLINE REGISTRATION: The online registration site for the new GAA Membership Card and grma rewards programme is now live. Austin Stacks Club Members who are over 18 years can register for the programme at www.gaa.ie/grma. Registered Members will receive their official GAA Membership Card personalised with their name, club and GAA membership […]

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St Pat’s GAA Club News

St Pat’s GAA Club News

April 24, 2017 at 5:45 pm 0 comments

Lotto There was no winner of our Club Lotto Jackpot on Sunday night last. The numbers drawn were 02, 03, 09 & 28. The five €30 consolation prizes went to Darren O Callaghan c/o Poff Motors, Terry and Annette Boyle Derrymore, Jack Lawlor Ballyheigue, John Moynihan Camp and Mary Reidy Blennerville. Next […]

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Churchill GAA Club News

Churchill GAA Club News

April 24, 2017 at 5:34 pm 0 comments

Senior: Churchill will be looking to book their place in the Semi-Final of the Junior Premier Championship when they make the short journey into Na Gaeil on Saturday evening. This is another tough draw following on from our impressive win over Ballydonoghue last time out. Throw-In for this one is […]

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