Archive for April 5th, 2017

Tickets Selling Fast For Health And Wellbeing Evening On Thursday

Tickets Selling Fast For Health And Wellbeing Evening On Thursday

April 5, 2017 at 2:48 pm Comments are Disabled

IT’S just one more night until Lee Strand and the National Dairy Council welcome hundreds of people for a Health and Wellbeing Evening in the Brandon Hotel, Tralee. The event on Thursday will host high profile guest speakers including: Derval O’Rourke, Irish Olympic Athlete and cookbook author; Aidan O’Mahony, Kerry Football […]

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The DIL Tralee Committee members Pat Turner, Mairead McMahon, Martin Brosnan, Marilyn O'Shea, Gillian Goggin Anne O'Shea, and Aidan O'Sullivan releasing lanterns at the Kerry Launch of Darkness Into Light on Tuesday. Photo by Lisa O'Mahony.

Darkness Into Light Kerry Launch Lights Up Tralee Wetlands

April 5, 2017 at 2:33 pm Comments are Disabled

THE Kerry launch of Darkness Into Light took place at Tralee Bay Wetlands on Tuesday night. The launch was kicked off with a few words from Pieta House Chief Clinical Officer, Cindy O’Connor, where she thanked everyone for supporting Pieta House. The guests were then invited to release lighting ‘lanterns of […]

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A ‘Double Double’ For Tralee Warriors Player And Coach In Monthly Awards

A ‘Double Double’ For Tralee Warriors Player And Coach In Monthly Awards

April 5, 2017 at 11:22 am Comments are Disabled

THE winners of the Basketball Ireland Players and Coaches of the Month awards for March have been announced today and Garveys Tralee Warriors are among the winners again. In fact, for the second month in a row, both star player Trae Pemberton and Head Coach, Mark Bernsen have scooped the Player […]

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WATCH: The Gooch Gets ‘The Shawshank’ Treatment

WATCH: The Gooch Gets ‘The Shawshank’ Treatment

April 5, 2017 at 10:30 am Comments are Disabled

ANYONE who’s familiar with the classic movie, ‘The Shawshank Redemption’, might like this. Impersonator Aidan Tierney is obviously a big fan of Colm Cooper as he mimics Morgan Freeman’s character, Red’s dialogue from the famous prison flick for this tribute to the footballing genius. Uploaded around midnight last night, it’s already received […]

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Repro Free -- Tralee based, Premier Financial Services wins top award - Premier Financial Services staff pictured - From left
Philip Sicat, Anne Corkery, Mark Corkery, Eoin Liston, John Reen, Denis Murphy, Elaine Hennessy and Colette Clohessy. 
Kerry win in Croke Park!

Tralee based, Premier Financial Services, won the prestigious LPI Best Investment Broker in Ireland Award at the annual Life, Pensions and Investment Industry Awards in Croke Park. Photographed from left are : 

Tralee based financial services consultancy, Premier Financial Services, has won the industry’s top accolade, after being awarded the prestigious LPI Best Investment Broker in Ireland Award at the annual Life, Pensions and Investment Industry Awards in the Croke Park Stadium, Dublin, last week (23rd March). Over 530 financial services professionals attended the LPI Awards Gala, a celebratory night to recognise and commend those at the forefront of their industry. Premier Financial Services’ win is in recognition of their excellence, professionalism and dedication in providing their client base with the best investment consultancy and advice in Ireland today. For more information visit www.premierfinancial.ie. Telephone: 066 718 5723 or email: info@premierfinancial.ie

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Tralee Financial Services Firm Celebrates A Win In Croke Park

April 5, 2017 at 9:44 am Comments are Disabled

A TRALEE-BASED financial services consultancy, Premier Financial Services, has won the industry’s top accolade, after being awarded the prestigious LPI Best Investment Broker in Ireland Award at the annual Life, Pensions and Investment Industry Awards in the Croke Park Stadium, Dublin, recently. Over 530 financial services professionals attended the LPI Awards […]

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Ruadhrí Mac Amhlaoibh, Liam Ó Múirí, Stiofán Ó Fearail, Daithí Ó Ruaidh, Keith Ó Briain, Kevin Shorthall, Caitlín Nic Giollaghunna and Faith Peskett at the Seo Linn Concert at the Rose Hotel on Tuesday. Photo by Lisa O'Mahony.

PHOTOS: Gaelcholáiste Chiarraí Students Enjoy Concert By Seo Linn

April 5, 2017 at 9:35 am Comments are Disabled

GAELCHOLÁISTE Chiarraí Students enjoyed a concert by the Irish Band, Seo Linn, in the Rose Hotel on Tuesday. Seo Linn are a new, young, Irish band that have a passion for the Irish language. They sing original songs but also do a powerful take on some contemporary songs. Not only […]

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PHOTOS: Warriors Visit Schools With Champions Trophy

PHOTOS: Warriors Visit Schools With Champions Trophy

April 5, 2017 at 9:28 am Comments are Disabled

IT’S been some few days for Garveys Tralee Warriors. In fact, it’s been a whirlwind eight months for the new arrivals in the Men’s Superleague. The weekend though was something special. They faced Templeogue in the National Champions Trophy final on Sunday afternoon in Letterkenny and after Kieran Donaghy levelled to […]

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DATE ANNOUNCED FOR COUNTY CLEAN-UP DAY 2017 . Moira Murell Chief Excu of Kerry County Council will be on the roads of Kerry with Mayor of Tralee Cllr Terry O'Brien and Noel O'Reilly from KWD . 
 
Volunteers are being asked to participate in the 2017 County Clean-Up Day which will take place on Saturday, 8 April.
 
Now in its sixth year, the County Clean-Up, which takes place with the support of Kerry County Council and KWD Recycling, has proven to be a wonderful community event in which people clean up their respective areas and make their localities spick and span.
 
The event was launched this evening (Monday) at the Ballygarry House Hotel in Tralee to coincide with seminar for Tidy Towns groups from across the county.
 
The aim of the annual event is to ensure that visiting tourists and locals alike can see the true beauty of the Kerry countryside without unsightly litter strewn on the sides of the roads. Last year 3,500 people volunteered their time to clean sections of road and other public places in Kerry, and collected 7,000 bags of waste - amounting to 70 tonnes of waste.
 
This year the County Clean-Up Day is being extended and adopted by our neighbours in west Cork.
 
It is hoped to have as many groups, communities and individuals as possible out on the day to help create awareness and in turn help prevent people littering. Posters will be placed in local shops in the coming days encouraging people to sign up and correspondence is being sent out to all the voluntary groups and Tidy Towns committees who have been involved over the last six years.
 
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Call For Public To Help Out In Tralee For County Clean-Up Day

April 5, 2017 at 9:22 am 2 comments

THE Tralee Tidy Town Group and Team Bramble are calling on everyone to take part in this Saturday’s County Clean-Up event. As a town, Tralee has scored five Gold Medals in a row and the groups are encouraging all to keep up our standards to receive a 6th. The Tralee Tidy Town Group are […]

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Kerry team trainer Eamonn Fitzmaurice and footbaler James O'Donoghue took time out from training this week for one big push for the Kerry Expo which takes place in the INEC, Killarney on Sunday next April 9th.
The Kerry EXPO It is one of the largest business gatherings in the county where SME’s, Entrepreneurs, Large Industry, State & Semi State bodies meet in a social, fun and interactive environment which will attract people to come and work in Kerry.
Photo shows Kerry trainer, Eamonn Fitzmaurice,  Kerry footballer James O'Donoghue with Karie Larkin, Astellas Killorglin and Sinead Delaney, Enercon with an old Ford Car at the Kerry EXPO push at Fitzgerald Stadium this week.
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furthe information: liz.maher@kerryexpo.ie 

PRESS RELEASE: 
Kerry kicks off a very different type of celebration this year and this festive style business event has something for everyone! The Kerry EXPO takes place on April 9th in the INEC and the entire event promises fun, activity and a stellar line up of family entertainment.  Over 130 businesses will exhibit and the entertainment programme includes, 9ft Robot Ted, Storm Troopers, 6ft Robot Bumble Bee, Magic Shows, The Tall Gent, Drum dancing, Active Kingdom’s drop Zone and red ball wipe out and that’s just the start.

In a bid to stimulate interest and advancement in STEM projects, Kerry based companies and organisations have actively taken steps to encourage children to participate in fun and interactive STEM based workshops. Kids can avail of 3 different programmes, The Wacky Science Pod hosted by Astellas, Designer minds –Engineering & Sphero Robot Race and Circus Workshops with Malachy Kelly. Astellas are offering a €500 School Prize fund and prize of a “Class Trip” to the company in Killorglin and an individual “Student Prize of €50” The competitions will be held at the EXPO on April 9th and registration for workshops is advisable for more details go to Kerryexpo.ie

Meanwhile in the lead up to the event , the EXPO supporting partners and sponsors together Spin South West are offering Secondary Students, an opportunity to win a €500 prize for the winner of the “Why Kerry” story. Secondary students are asked to take a 30sec video of what they most love about living in Kerry and with parental permission, post their video to public youtube and submit the link with their contact details to info@kerryexpo.ie. The winner will be announced at the EXPO.

The GAA’s  Scoretactix on the mini indoor Astro Turf pitch will no doubt attract budding Kerry players. Kids and teenagers will be challenged to score against top goal keepers in a test of skill. GAA have promised lots of prizes and giveaways so don’t be late!

Meanwhile Moms, Dads and grandparents can check out the vintage cars & tractor, or get some tips from the Supervalu Cooking demos and savour some food tastings from the food academy and tipple or two from Celtic Whiskey bar and ladder. The Bon Secours Hospital is offering an amazing list of Free Health checks and will have qualified staff at hand throughout the day. But let’s not forget about the fashion!. Yep it’s a fashion throwback, taking styles and looks from the Vintage and Hollywood era. This show is more performance than runway and features clothing & accessories from Goose, Formerly Yours, Karyn Moriarty, Rebeka Wall, Cathy Troth and sponsor - House of Weddings, Tralee.

The EXPO showcases business, sport, lifestyle, entertainment and recruitment across the entire county. Major industries in collaboration with sponsoring bodies and the sporting industry are set to drive the message, that Kerry is open for business and this county offers an unbeatable life style coupled with career advancement and low cost of living. Collaborative efforts from diverse sectors means, there’s no doubt that Kerry has the ability to steer its own economic growth engine and we are entering into an era of confidence and upturn.

Organiser’s of the Kerry EXPO say the goal here is to highlight the county’s many social and commercial offerings. It is designed to allow companies of all sizes to integrate, while at the same time connect and engage with the Kerry community in a fun and interactive environment. Corporations, industries and organisations across Kerry have collaborated with the GAA and IFA to raise awareness with regards to the social and commercial aspects of the county, in a bid to repopulate both the playing fields and the vacant job positions. The promotion of Kerry as the place to live, work and study is very much showcased as employers and exhibiting organisations believe that Kerry, above other counties, is blessed with both quality of life,  career opportunities and low cost of living. Pressure is mounting to attract trade, investment, employment and suitable individuals to fill job vacancies, as these are identified as the key drivers of growth, particularly in rural Kerry.

Director of Kerry EXPO, Liz Maher says that “Events like this are extremely costly both from a financial and resource commitment. The support extended by the management team, supporting partners and financial sponsors and sponsors in kind, has been truly amazing. Together major companies, organisations and institutions have contributed greatly, allowing us to bring a day of celebration to Kerry, while at the same time keeping costs at affordable levels for smaller businesses. Contributions & sponsorship has facilitated inclusion and support for small and start-up companies and allowed them to contribute to the greater business community. Even in a time when most large companies are expanding their own horizons they have been generous with both their time and commitment. We are delighted with the collaborative efforts made by all concerned and all have been extremely accommodating and engaging in every aspect of the event. Equally we are extremely lucky to have companies that have a willingness to give back to their community and strong organisations and institutions that are willing to collaborate, sponsor & indeed support an event like the EXPO”. For registration and further details go to: kerryexpo.ie
Further Details: Contact…… Liz Maher 087 950 5998

Kerry EXPO Set To Attract Thousands To INEC This Sunday

April 5, 2017 at 9:21 am Comments are Disabled

A BUSINESS event with a great family entertainment element featuring something for everyone takes place this Sunday and huge crowds are expected to attend. The Kerry EXPO takes place on April 9 in the INEC and the entire event promises fun, activity and a stellar line up of family entertainment. Over […]

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Mariam Galvin Kerry ETB , Kate Kennelly KCC , Anne O'Dwyer Kerry ETB , Mayor of Kerry Michael O'Shea , Miranda Cournane Kerry ETB , Maria Treacy student in Music , Dec Barry KDYS , Helena Hennessey , Moira Murell (Chief Excu of KCC) ,and Bridget Crowley IT Tralee . Pictured at the launch of the Kerry Education and Training Board and Kerry County Council in partnership with the Institute of Technology, Tralee, Kerry Diocesan Youth Service , Ealain na Gaeltachta and local music educators and schools, have announced their intention to apply to Music Generation for up to €600,000 in seed funding to develop new music education initiatives for children and young people across Co. Kerry.
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PRESS INFO -- Kerry Music Education Partnership announces plans to secure Music Generation funding from U2 and The Ireland Funds to increase access to music for children and young peopleKerry Education and Training Board and Kerry County Council in partnership with the Institute of Technology, Tralee, Kerry Diocesan Youth Service , Ealain na Gaeltachta and local music educators and schools, have announced their intention to apply to Music Generation for up to €600,000 in seed funding to develop new music education initiatives for children and young people across Co. Kerry.Music Generation is Ireland’s National Music Education Programme that transforms the lives of children and young people through access to high quality performance music education in their locality. Tuition programmes which encompass all musical genres and all types of instruments and vocal styles, are delivered locally by skilled professional musicians. Initiated by Music Network, Music Generation is co-funded by U2, The Ireland Funds, the Department of Education and Skills and local Music Education Partnerships. Music Generation is already in operation in Louth, Mayo, Sligo, Cork City, Laois, Wicklow, Carlow, Limerick City, Offaly, Westmeath, Clare, South Dublin and Donegal. During its current development phase, Music Generation hopes to include up to 9 additional regions in its programme over the period 2017-2021.For the past number of years, Kerry Music Education Partnership, led by Kerry Education and Training Board, has been working with local providers to pilot a number of new music education initiatives as part of its Take Note Music Project. According to Project Coordinator, Miranda Cournane, “this will be a fantastic opportunity for children and young people across Co. Kerry to access high quality music education initiatives in their own locality. We know from research studies that young people in particular have a need to engage with music. As well as the numerous cognitive benefits that arise from the learning of a musical instrument, children and young people also benefit socially and emotionally from participating in music-making”.

Funding Of €600,000 Sought To Develop Music Education Initiatives in Kerry

April 5, 2017 at 9:18 am Comments are Disabled

KERRY Education and Training Board and Kerry County Council in partnership with the Institute of Technology, Tralee, Kerry Diocesan Youth Service , Ealain na Gaeltachta and local music educators and schools, have announced their intention to apply to Music Generation for up to €600,000 in seed funding to develop new music […]

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