Archive for May, 2017

Cillian Griffin Recieveing his Silver Medal in theboy's u16 Combined Events  Irish Life Health National Combined Event Championships at Morton Stadium in Santry, Co Dublin

Tralee Harriers Athletics Club News

May 31, 2017 at 5:20 pm Comments are Disabled

Competition News Last weekend saw three Tralee Harriers athletes head for Morton Stadium in Santry, Co. Dublin, for the Irish Life Health National Combined Events and the AAI Games. Two athletes competed on Saturday in the combined events, and although the weather was only suitable for the two ducks that […]

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Tralee Bay Swimming Club News

Tralee Bay Swimming Club News

May 31, 2017 at 5:14 pm Comments are Disabled

By Kevin Williams The World Series is the main summer events of the club comprising of 8 swims and 4 BBQs. Each race is maybe up of 4,different groups of all abilities. From A Elite, B Advanced C Casual / Improvers and D Newcomers. Each swimmer then receives a handicap […]

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Tralee Golf Club News

Tralee Golf Club News

May 31, 2017 at 5:07 pm Comments are Disabled

Saturday 127th May  Junior Scratch  Cup sponsored by Garveys Supervalu 1st : Danny Leen (6) 78 Gross 2nd : James O’Shea (8) 79 Gross 3rd : Kevin Lucey (6) 79 Gross 4th :  Donie O’Keefe (5) 80 Gross 1st Nett : Mark Lefevre ( 9) 72 Nett 2nd Nett : Alan […]

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Sheila McMahon Buckley, Catherine Sheehy, Laura Sheehy, Sinead Reidy and Corrine Evans taking part in the Lunchtime Mile on Wednesday. Photo by Dermot Crean

PHOTOS: Corinne Encourages People To Get Walking In Beautiful Town Park

May 31, 2017 at 3:36 pm Comments are Disabled

A TRALEE physiotherapist was in the Town Park again at lunchtime to encourage people to take part in the ‘Lunchtime Mile’. Dr Corinne Evans, based in High Street, organised the first event last month and is hoping people will get active during the summer months while the weather is dry […]

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Tubs on Tour…Ryan Turbridy tries out a skateboard presented to him by Barry Liston, Skateboard maker.Ryan Tubridy at the Coast Cafe, Ballybunion, Co Kerry, as Fáilte Ireland has joined forces once again this year with the show,‘Tubs on the Wild Atlantic Way’ , as part of its ‘Embrace the Wild Atlantic Way of Life’ summer marketing campaign.   This year, the tour focuses on a selection of seaside towns and island with Ryan broadcasting live with RTE Radio 1 as he tours the Wild Atlantic Way.Photo:Valerie O’Sullivan/FREE PIC/NO REPRO

PHOTOS: Ryan Tubridy Enjoys Ballybunion Hospitality For Radio Show

May 31, 2017 at 2:24 pm Comments are Disabled

THERE was great excitement at The Coast Café in Ballybunion this morning where Ryan Tubridy broadcasted his RTE show. The Late Late Show host had a great time speaking with Brendan Kennelly, local entrepreneur Barry Liston, editor of Ballybunion News Ger Walsh and a host of guests as part of […]

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Last Minute Tips As Students Prepare For The State Exams

Last Minute Tips As Students Prepare For The State Exams

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

Career Guidance Counsellor and freelance writer, Billy Ryle, has some last minute tips for students as they prepare for the Leaving Cert and Junior Cert exams… The waiting is almost over for about 120,000 exam candidates – about 4,000 from Kerry – as the State Exams get underway on Wednesday […]

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Exhibition Of ‘Silent Books’ At Tralee Library For Month Of June

Exhibition Of ‘Silent Books’ At Tralee Library For Month Of June

May 31, 2017 at 11:11 am Comments are Disabled

“Silent Books, from the world to Lampedusa and back” is the title of an exhibition that will take place at Tralee Library from June 2 to June 30. It consists of over 100 recent, wordless picture books from around the world, from Mexico to the U.S. via Denmark, Iran and beyond. […]

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The Duke of Kent meets members of the Fenit 8th Kerry Scouts during his visit to Fenit RNLI on Tuesday afternoon. Photo by Dermot Crean

PHOTOS: Fenit Gives A Warm Welcome To Royal Visitor

May 31, 2017 at 10:43 am Comments are Disabled

IT was a momentous day for Fenit and the RNLI as a member of the British royal family came to the village on Tuesday. HRH The Duke of Kent, Prince Edward, a first cousin of Queen Elizabeth II, arrived by helicopter during a beautiful sunny afternoon, seeing the area at its best. The […]

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An Early Start To The Weekend With ‘Tasty Thursdays’ At Dott’s Bar

An Early Start To The Weekend With ‘Tasty Thursdays’ At Dott’s Bar

May 31, 2017 at 10:14 am Comments are Disabled

DOTT’S Bar at The Rose Hotel has been introducing something different over the past couple of weeks with its ‘Tasty Thursdays’. Each Thursday night has a different theme and the past two weeks has seen beers and cocktails served with a delicious food platter, carefully selected to match the drinks being tasted. This week it’s […]

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Female Cyclist Dies In Road Accident At Gap Of Dunloe

Female Cyclist Dies In Road Accident At Gap Of Dunloe

May 30, 2017 at 7:49 pm Comments are Disabled

Gardaí are appealing for witnesses following a fatal road traffic collision at the Gap of Dunloe this afternoon, Tuesday, May 30, at approximately 3pm. The collision involved a cyclist and a 4 X 4 vehicle. The cyclist, a woman in her 60s was pronounced dead at the scene. The driver […]

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An Garda Síochána

Burglaries And Drug Offences Up In Kerry In First Quarter Of 2017

May 30, 2017 at 6:13 pm Comments are Disabled

THERE was an increase in burglaries and drug offences in Kerry in the first three months of 2017 compared to the same period last year, according to the latest Kerry Garda Division crime statistics. The figures for January 1 to March 31, 2017, were revealed at the meeting of the […]

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Moving Vigil In The Square Remembers Victims Of Violence Around The World

Moving Vigil In The Square Remembers Victims Of Violence Around The World

May 30, 2017 at 2:25 pm Comments are Disabled

THERE was a great turnout in The Square in Tralee on Monday evening for a vigil to remember the violence and brutality against innocent children, women and men in Manchester and around the world. Organised by Sylvia Thompson with the help of Dr Rizwan Khan of the Kerry Islamic Outreach Society, it […]

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Tralee Educate Together Pupils Win Maths Poster Competition

Tralee Educate Together Pupils Win Maths Poster Competition

May 30, 2017 at 1:37 pm Comments are Disabled

TWO Tralee Educate Together National School senior infants pupils won the overall prize in this year’s Under 7 category in the ‘Have You Got Maths Eyes’ poster competition. Sophie Rinkevica and Jaroslava Dunkova were successful in the competition which is run every year in collaboration with IT Tallaght, Maths Week Ireland […]

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Gaelcholáiste Students Receive Gaelbhratach In Dublin

Gaelcholáiste Students Receive Gaelbhratach In Dublin

May 30, 2017 at 1:21 pm Comments are Disabled

STUDENTS from Gaelcholáiste Chiarraí with the Coiste Gaeilge (committee of students who help to organize events and promote Irish in the school) were awarded the Gaelbhratach, by Clíodhna Ní Chíosáin, an Irish actor from the clár teilifíse, Afraic. Seventy schools attended the awards day, which was held in Leopardstown Racecourse. The […]

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Gardaí Look For Information After Damage To Car In Manor West

Gardaí Look For Information After Damage To Car In Manor West

May 30, 2017 at 10:12 am Comments are Disabled

GARDAI in Tralee are appealing to the public for information in relation to damage to car at the weekend. On Sunday, May 28, a grey BMW was badly damaged in Manor West car park, between 1.30pm -2.15pm. It was parked in row 3, adjacent to Gloria Jean’s coffee shop. The offending […]

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Eclectic Line-Up Of Entertainment For Bank Holiday Weekend At Ashe Hotel

Eclectic Line-Up Of Entertainment For Bank Holiday Weekend At Ashe Hotel

May 30, 2017 at 10:11 am Comments are Disabled

THE Ashe Hotel is planning a weekend of diverse entertainment for the coming bank holiday weekend with fab food, quirky cocktails and great music. They kick things off this Friday with the launch of their brand new outdoor terrace complete with an Eriba vintage caravan bar serving a selection of speciality […]

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Austin Stacks

Austin Stacks GAA Club Juvenile News

May 30, 2017 at 12:07 am Comments are Disabled

  UNDER 6 FOOTBALL: Under 6 training in Caherslee (i) at 11am on Sunday and (ii) at 5.45pm on Thursday. See you all in Caherslee! UNDER 8: Playing times: (i) 11am Sunday and (ii) 6.30pm on Thursday (GoGames). UNDER 10 FOOTBALL: Football times: (i) 6.30pm on Thursday and (ii) 11am on Sunday. […]

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John Mitchels GAA Club News

John Mitchels GAA Club News

May 29, 2017 at 11:42 pm Comments are Disabled

SENIOR MEN CO LEAGUE: Round 4: Home to Dr Crokes (June 3rd) Please note that this match has now been rescheduled to take place on Saturday June 3rd at the earlier time of 6.30 p.m. PLEASE SUPPORT OUR SENIOR MENS TEAM Round 5: Away to An Ghaeltacht (June 11th) Round […]

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Ballymacelligott GAA Club News

Ballymacelligott GAA Club News

May 29, 2017 at 11:38 pm Comments are Disabled

Ballymac Senior County League Fixtures Ballymac will be away to Ballydonoghue  on Saturday 03/06 at  7.3pm.  We welcome all support in the crucial League game. Ballymac  u14 Ladies V Rathmore Ballymac u14 ladies and Rathmore went head to head in the county league division two final last Tuesday evening in […]

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Tralee Parnells GAA Club News

Tralee Parnells GAA Club News

May 29, 2017 at 11:32 pm Comments are Disabled

Summer Camp 2017: Tue 11 to Th 13 July, 10 am to 1 pm.  Hurling & Camogie camp for boys and girls age 7 to 14 in Caherslee GAA grounds, equipment can be provided. Facebook Photo With Pro-Plan, Sponsors of Tralee Parnells: A nice photo on https://www.facebook.com/TraleeParnellsHurlingClub of David Brick, Rory Kerins […]

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Kerins O’Rahillys GAA Club News

Kerins O’Rahillys GAA Club News

May 29, 2017 at 11:24 pm Comments are Disabled

Danno Keeffe: Next weekend will mark the 50th anniversary of the death of the great Danno Keeffe one of our most decorated past players. To mark the occasion, the club will host a special commemorative evening on Friday night next 2nd June commencing at 8 pm to recall and remember […]

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St Pats

St Pats GAA Club News

May 29, 2017 at 11:08 pm Comments are Disabled

Lotto There was no winner of our Club Lotto Jackpot on Sunday night last. The numbers drawn were 09, 13, 16 & 17. The five €30 consolation prizes went to Eileen O’Sullivan c/o Byrnesworth, Brendan & Sharon Reille c/o Byrnesworth, Marguerite Trant Curraheen, Graham Foran c/o Rock Inn and John Kelliher Lohercannon. […]

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Wayne Guthrie scores his second half goal. Photo by Dermot Crean

Austin Stacks GAA Club News

May 29, 2017 at 10:58 pm Comments are Disabled

SENIOR FOOTBALL: Austin Stacks 4-13; Killarney Legion 3-6. For the seventh time in eight seasons we have qualified for the quarter final stage of the Co. Championship after a brilliant ten points victory in a game played in an overcast but dry Connolly Park on last Friday evening (26th May). We […]

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Under 8 girls who played a challenge game versus Glenbeigh Glencar on Thursday evening last. It was their very first game and there was so much excitement amongst parents and players !

Milltown Castlemaine GAA Club News

May 29, 2017 at 10:51 pm Comments are Disabled

Fun Football: Some fantastic fun was had at our underage training on Thursday evening last. Many thanks to all the coaches and mentors who continue to give of their time. We are delighted to have the support of the secondary school students who are passing on their skills to our […]

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Na Gaeil GAA Club News

Na Gaeil GAA Club News

May 29, 2017 at 10:37 pm Comments are Disabled

JUNIOR FOOTALL LEAGUE:    Na Gaeil defeated Moyvane in the latest round of this competition on  Friday evening last on a scoreline  of 4-10 to 10 pts . U14:   Na Gaeil and Killarney Legion met in the final of the County League last Wednesday evening in Castleisland.  The game […]

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Churchill GAA Club News

Churchill GAA Club News

May 29, 2017 at 10:30 pm Comments are Disabled

U10: We had huge numbers for U10 training last Sunday morning. Great to see so many parents coming along to support the children. Trophy winners this week were: Michael O’Sullivan, Ciara Brown, Grace Hamilton, Gregory Clifford and Sean Michael Redican. No training Wed 1st June. Training continues as normal next […]

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St Ita’s & St Joseph’s, Tralee wins €500 in Lee Strand Cash 4 Schools Draw -- Pictured on the day was student  Luke Scollard who welcomed Lee Strand too his school .  . 

St Ita’s & St Joseph’s in Tralee was filled with lots of excitement when Lee Strand visited this week to present a cheque of €500 in the Cash 4 Schools Draw. Speaking at the presentation Luke Scollard who represented the student council stated “I would like to thank Lee Strand for the kind donation. This money will be put towards technology for our school. We would also like to thank Lee Strand for giving us homework diaries each year. It is nice for our students to see the keen interest Lee Strand show in our school system. Earlier in the year Ms Healy took us as part of our preparation for work course to visit Lee Strand. We saw how the company operates and it showed us where we can get employment in the future. Once again a very big thank you to Lee Strand from all in St Ita’s & St Joseph’s.”

John O’Sullivan, General Manager, Lee Strand said “We would like to congratulate our third winner this year St Ita’s & St Joseph’s and wish all schools the best of luck in the final draw. This year Lee Strand will present a total of €2,000 to schools in Kerry & West Limerick providing much valued financial support for schools”.
 
To enter simply collect 10 Mighty Mikey Milk mascots printed on Lee Strand 1 Litre and pint cartons or 2 Litre plastic bottles. Post your 10 mascots along with your name, address and telephone number to: Win €500 Cash 4 Schools Competition, Lee Strand, Ballymullen, Tralee, Co. Kerry. The next draw will take place on Friday, June 16th. For further information please contact 066 71 21084 or visit www.leestrand.ie
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St Ita’s And St Joseph’s Wins €500 Thanks To Lee Strand Cash 4 Schools

May 29, 2017 at 3:08 pm Comments are Disabled

ST Ita’s and St Joseph’s in Tralee was filled with lots of excitement when Lee Strand visited this week to present a cheque of €500 in the Cash 4 Schools Draw. Speaking at the presentation Luke Scollard who represented the student council said; “I would like to thank Lee Strand […]

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Repro Free 29.5.17 .Minister for Mental Health and Older People Helen McEntee today (Monday May 29th) launched Connecting for Life Kerry. 


Pictured at the launch were -- Gerry Raleigh Dir if the National office Suicide Prevention  , Minister for Mental Health and Older People Helen McEntee , Aileen Brosnan and Julieann Lane of the resource officers suicide prevention team . 
Minister for Mental Health and Older People Helen McEntee today (Monday May 29th) launched Connecting for Life Kerry. 
The launch took place at the  at the Institute of Technology, Tralee Co Kerry  and was attended by a large number of those involved in the drafting of the plan, including community and voluntary groups and members of the public from across Kerry. 
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Minister for Mental Health and Older People Helen McEntee today (Monday May 29th) launched Connecting for Life Kerry. 
The launch took place at IT Tralee and was attended by a large number of those involved in the drafting of the plan, including community and voluntary groups and members of the public from across Kerry. 
The four-year plan runs from 2017 to 2020 inclusive, and its vision is a County Kerry where fewer lives are lost through suicide, and where communities and individuals are empowered to improve their mental health and wellbeing. 
The development of Connecting for Life Kerry included extensive county-wide consultation with the public, community and voluntary organisations, public bodies and with health care professionals. 
In total, 689 people took part in the consultation process. Five large public meetings took place in towns across the county; workshops were arranged with 12 targeted priority groups, a further 13 workshops took place with healthcare professionals and the public also had the opportunity to take part in surveys. 
This extensive feedback then formed the basis for a set of actions which are the backbone of the plan – a summary of some of those actions is included below. 
While the development of the plan was led by HSE Mental Health Services, it will be implemented by the entire community.

Minister Helen McEntee said: 

"This action plan for Kerry is based on the same vision, goals, objectives and measurable outcomes as outlined in the national strategy. It sets out a vision where fewer lives are lost through suicide, and where communities and individuals are empowered to improve their mental health and wellbeing. The plan launched today is the result of the hard work of a huge number of individuals, community groups, statutory and non-government agencies, working together to promote positive mental health. I congratulate all involved in the creation of this plan. This sets out a roadmap to address suicide and self-harm. It is important that we all continue to work together, at all levels, to identify people at risk and to ensure that appropriate services are in place to provide the help and support needed. If we do this, I believe that we will achieve our goal of fewer lives lost to suicide.”
  
Head of Mental Health Services with the HSE’s Cork Kerry Community Healthcare Organisation Sinead Glennon said: 
“This is a community issue and we need the entire community to be involved. That’s why the plan itself was developed in a collaborative way, with as much consultation as possible. 
Today that this is the beginning of the process, not the end – the real work begins now in implementing the plan and making it a reality. We look forward to working with everyone at the launch, and the wider community, in lifting this plan from the page into reality.” 
  
Resource Officer for Suicide Prevention Julieann Lane said that the plan had been based on county-wide consultation, with great engagement from the public, communities, voluntary bodies and other agencies. 
“This has led to a comprehensive action plan for Kerry, with all agencies stepping forward to support in roles as lead agency or partner agency. This will mean that going forward for implementation we have a very strong platform and commitment from across the county.” 
Her comments were echoed by fellow Resource Officer for Suicide Prevention Aileen Brosnan, who facilitated last year’s consultation. 
“Throughout this process, the central role which local communities across our county play in supporting each other and the resilience of people in Kerry to work together to support each other was evident. It is this sense of community in Kerry which is a strength that we must build upon.” 
  
Chief Officer of the Cork Kerry Community Healthcare Organisation Ger Reaney said: 
“I wish to pay tribute to the many people who have played a role in bringing this plan together. It’s important that this cross-community approach continues as the plan is implemented. We in the Community Healthcare Organisation look forward to working with all to implement this important plan.” 
  
Some of the actions in the plan include: 
  
·         Working with local media to develop a regular slots on radio and in print for the promotion of positive mental health. 
·         Exploring the feasibility of developing a mobile unit with information on local services and supports. 
·         Looking at ways to support drop-in information points in local communities to direct those in need of support and help. 
·         Giving GPs and those working in primary care information on supports available in their areas. 
·         A local plan to increase awareness of training such as SafeTALK and ASIST. 
·         Delivering training in suicide prevention to agencies in contact with people vulnerable to or at risk of suicidal behaviour. 
·         Delivering campaigns from pre-school level onwards to promote a positive understanding of mental health and well-being. 
·         Community-based workshops on positive mental health and wellbeing for priority groups. 
·         A targeted campaign for young people in priority communities, in particular the Travelling community and LGBTI in order to increase awareness of the supports that are available. 
·         An examination of whether the Suicide Crisis Assessment Nurse (SCAN) service can be developed for Kerry. 
·         Gardai in Kerry will be further up-skilled to respond to suicidal behaviour and to those bereaved by suicide. 
·         An audit will take place of the means and locations across Kerry where suicide and attempted suicide has taken place. Preventative measures will be built-in eg lighting, signage and barriers. Crisis support numbers will be displayed at structures such as bridges, piers and life buoy stands.

Plan Launched To Help Prevent Lives Being Lost Through Suicide In Kerry

May 29, 2017 at 2:56 pm 1 comment

  MINISTER for Mental Health and Older People Helen McEntee today launched Connecting for Life Kerry, a four year plan which it’s hoped fewer lives will be lost through suicide. The launch took place at IT Tralee and was attended by a large number of those involved in the drafting of […]

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Fergal And Barry To Take To The Road For Animal Help Net

Fergal And Barry To Take To The Road For Animal Help Net

May 29, 2017 at 2:10 pm 1 comment

TWO local men are off monkeying around the west Kerry peninsula this weekend all for a great cause. Barry O’Connor and Fergal Cunningham are off taking on the Monkey Bike Challenge this Sunday, June 4. This is their biggest challenge to date on the smallest of machines. They are attempting […]

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Free RSA Child Seat Check Service In Tralee This Week

Free RSA Child Seat Check Service In Tralee This Week

May 29, 2017 at 1:54 pm Comments are Disabled

THE RSA Check it Fits Service is coming to Tralee this Wednesday so you can check that child car seats and restraints are correctly fitted. This is a free service for parents to avail of practical advice and expert fitting of their child car seats. Research from the Road Safety Authority’s ‘Check […]

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