Archive for September, 2017

Teachers and pupils square up for the basketball game at the school  on Friday. Photo by Dermot Crean

PHOTOS: Action-Packed Celebration Of Flags And Fitness At Spa NS

September 30, 2017 at 2:13 pm Comments are Disabled

SPA N.S. was certainly the place to be last Friday as the students hosted an action packed celebration of flags, food and fitness. In the morning the student council organised a special whole school assembly to celebrate the Spa National School’s success in retaining their status as a top Healthy […]

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Wednesday 27th Sept to cover the launch of the ITT Strategic Plan at 5.30pm at the Solas
 Pictured Gillian O'Sullivan , Breday O'Dwyer and Siobhan McSweeney from the IT Tralee . 
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IT Tralee Plans For Future With €64m In Buildings Over Next Ten Years

September 30, 2017 at 1:46 pm Comments are Disabled

THE IT Tralee aims to construct a number of buildings over the next ten years — including a student residential complex — at the North Campus costing over €64m . This was revealed as Mr Lionel Alexander, Chair of the IT Tralee Governing Body formally launched the IT Tralee Strategic Plan: A […]

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Here’s Where Residential Property Was Sold Around Tralee In August

Here’s Where Residential Property Was Sold Around Tralee In August

September 30, 2017 at 10:37 am 1 comment

THE most up to date statistics from the Residential Property Price Register shows that August was another busy month for sales of houses and apartment in the Tralee area. There were 27 properties sold fetching a total of €3,763,000. The house that sold for the most was in Ballyroe for […]

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Bank Of Ireland’s ‘Brexit Roadshow’ Is Coming To Tralee

Bank Of Ireland’s ‘Brexit Roadshow’ Is Coming To Tralee

September 30, 2017 at 10:36 am Comments are Disabled

TWO Bank of Ireland ‘Prepare for Brexit Roadshow’ events are coming to Kerry to help support businesses to become informed and prepared for Brexit. They take place on Wednesday, October 25 in Dromhall Hotel, Killarney from 8.15am and in Meadowlands Hotel, Tralee from 1pm that same day. Bank of Ireland has […]

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SPONSORED: Top Kerry School To Hold Open Days This Month

SPONSORED: Top Kerry School To Hold Open Days This Month

September 30, 2017 at 10:36 am Comments are Disabled

A SCHOOL which is renowned for its renowned for its high standard of Post-Primary education is holding two open days in October. Coláiste Íde is an all-Irish 7 day boarding school for girls situated in the Dingle Peninsula which has been ranked No.1 in Kerry in No.2 in Munster in the […]

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Dr Caitlin: The Causes, Symptoms And Treatment Of Cataracts

Dr Caitlin: The Causes, Symptoms And Treatment Of Cataracts

September 30, 2017 at 10:34 am Comments are Disabled

Dr Caitlin O’Connor of Tralee Medical Centre in St Brendan’s Park on the problem of cataracts… What is a cataract?  Cataract is the word used to describe an area of increasing cloudiness in the lens of the eye — the lens of the eye is located behind the iris (the […]

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Know Your Rights: ‘Can I Get The Flu Vaccination For Free?’

September 30, 2017 at 10:34 am Comments are Disabled

Know Your Rights has been compiled by Kerry Citizens Information Service which provides a free and confidential service to the public… Question: I have been recommended to get a flu vaccination. Can I get it for free? Answer: Influenza, usually known as the flu, is highly infectious and anyone can get it. […]

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McCann At The Movies: ‘Maze’ Is A Solid If Underwhelming Political Drama

McCann At The Movies: ‘Maze’ Is A Solid If Underwhelming Political Drama

September 30, 2017 at 10:33 am Comments are Disabled

Our movie guy, John McCann, says ‘Maze’ has more of a ‘TV movie’ feel than anything else… A seasoned campaigner on the film festival trail, this week saw the general release of Stephen Burke’s Maze starring Tom Vaughan Lawlor and Barry Ward. Inspired by the true events of the 1983 […]

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Live TV Coverage For Kerins O’Rahillys’ Kerry SFC Semi-Final

Live TV Coverage For Kerins O’Rahillys’ Kerry SFC Semi-Final

September 29, 2017 at 7:36 pm 1 comment

IF anyone can’t make it out to Fitzgerald Stadium in Killarney next week then they can always catch the Garveys Supervalu Kerry SFC semi-finals on the box. In what surely is a first, EirSport will screen both the Kerins O’Rahillys v South Kerry and Dr Crokes v West Kerry matches […]

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Contestants in the 'Lip Sing' Contest Jimmy Adams, Bridie Courtney, Amy Crean and Michael Hurley. Photo by Dermot Crean

PHOTOS: Meet The Contestants For Enable Ireland Kerry’s ‘Lip Sing’ Event

September 29, 2017 at 3:55 pm Comments are Disabled

AFTER the huge success of last year’s event, the Enable Ireland Kerry ‘Lip Sing’ returns this year with some very eager contestants who can’t wait to hit the stage! They will be holding the event on Saturday,  October 14 at Ballyroe Heights Hotel. Twelve acts will battle it out to […]

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Ogie Sheehy and his wife Kathleen at the awards ceremony.

Tralee Company Wins At National IMSTA Awards

September 29, 2017 at 3:06 pm Comments are Disabled

A TRALEE company has been named as “The Most Cost Effective Product/Service” at the Irish Medical and Surgical Trade Association (IMSTA) MedTech Awards 2017. ViClarity, which provides Auditing, Risk & Compliance software to the Healthcare and Financial Services industry, were shortlisted for the award and invited by the Health Innovation Hub […]

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, Mandy Maguire and Peter Clifford of Gala Oakpark and Mounthawk with Colin McTaggart (left) Retail Operations Executive at Gala Retail Services at the Gala Ireland Conference , Trade Show and Awards held in Killarney. Photo By Domnick Walsh © Eye

Tralee Stores Bring Home Gold And More At Gala Awards

September 29, 2017 at 2:12 pm Comments are Disabled

THREE Gala convenience stores from Tralee have been awarded the ‘Gold Standard’ for excellence in retail at the 2017 Gala Annual Conference and B.E.S.T Awards, which took place this week at The Malton Hotel, Killarney this week. The three stores that received the gold award at the Gala B.E.S.T Awards […]

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Members of the Kingdom Wheelblasters Club were present for the presentation of a cheque from representatives of Bluebird Care, Erica O'Shea, Annette Gaughan and Carly O'Donovan which will go towards buying two custom measured chairs. Photo by Dermot Crean

Sponsorship Boost For Kingdom Wheelblasters Club

September 29, 2017 at 9:17 am Comments are Disabled

KINGDOM Wheelblasters members and their families gathered in the John Mitchels Complex in Ballyseedy on Thursday to be presented with a sponsorship cheque by Bluebird Care. The €1,500 will go towards two new custom-measured sports chairs for two boys — Dean Mc Carthy, Cian Horgan, both 13. The Cheque presentation was made […]

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Maura Sullivan of Kerry Hospice accepts a cheque from St Brendan's NS Blennerville pupils Iseult Brick Dunne, Tommy Costello and Yvie Ross with Principal Terry O'Sullivan, after the school raised €1,105 after a cakesale at the school earlier this month. Photo by Dermot Crean

Blennerville School’s Cakesale Raises Funds For Kerry Hospice

September 29, 2017 at 9:15 am Comments are Disabled

THE schoolchildren in St Brendan’s NS Blennerville pulled out all the stops to raise funds for Kerry Hospice during the annual coffee morning fundraiser earlier this month. Some of the classes baked cakes and all pupils brought in €2 each to buy the goodies. Later that afternoon the parents came in for […]

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CBS The Green pupils with teachers Helen Kelliher and Caroline Dillane, Lee Strand's Teresa Higgins Walker and Foley's SPAR's Kieran Ahern, looking forward to Sunday's fun run.

CBS The Green On Its Marks For Fun Run This Weekend

September 29, 2017 at 9:15 am Comments are Disabled

CBS The Green is set to host its third annual 5k/3K timed fun run this Sunday and they are still inviting people to take part. The secondary school is busy preparing for the run which takes place on at 1pm on October 1. Both routes are fast and flat and […]

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Five Things To Do Around Tralee This Weekend

Five Things To Do Around Tralee This Weekend

September 29, 2017 at 9:13 am Comments are Disabled

The weekend is here and there’s sport, lip synching, fun running and threshing to look forward to. Here’s a few suggestions of what to get up to… Saturday 1. Get your book signed… Francis Brennan will be signing copies of his new book in O’Mahony’s Books on Castle Street on […]

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Eamonn Fitzmaurice Set To Be Kerry Boss For Next Three Years

Eamonn Fitzmaurice Set To Be Kerry Boss For Next Three Years

September 29, 2017 at 9:09 am Comments are Disabled

EAMONN Fitzmaurice is set to be the Kerry senior team manager up to 2020. In a statement by Tim Murphy, Chairman Kerry County Board on the Kerry GAA website this morning, he says he  will be proposing that Éamonn Fitzmaurice  (in addition to completing his current term  for the coming year) […]

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‘The Princess Bride’, ‘The Shining’ And ‘Godfather II’ On The Big Screen? Yes Please!

‘The Princess Bride’, ‘The Shining’ And ‘Godfather II’ On The Big Screen? Yes Please!

September 28, 2017 at 4:44 pm Comments are Disabled

NOW here’s something cinema fans will absolutely love! The Tralee Omniplex is starting a new season of movie screenings entitled #Bring It Back where movie lovers can see old favourites on the big screen on Monday nights at 7.30pm. Tickets are €8. The October line-up is just dynamite. After the nostalgic […]

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SPONSORED: Gilroys — A One-Stop Shop For Building, Maintenance And Renewable Energy Services

September 28, 2017 at 4:02 pm Comments are Disabled

  WHETHER it’s a business you operate from, or the home you live in, there’s a company based in Ardfert which is a one-stop for all building, maintenance and renewable energy services. Gilroys specialises in Green Energy ( Renewables ) Micro Generation, PV Solar Panels in grid or stand alone, Thermodynamic […]

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Tony and Mary Heffernan of Liams Lodge pictured on the site of Liams Lodge in Blennervillie just outside Tralee Co Kerry . The respite centre will cost over €14m to build and fit out and will create an estimated 117 new jobs locally when it opens.

Planning Permission granted for new National Respite Centre for Kids with Genetic and Rare Disorders in Blennerville Co Kerry . 
Planning permission was granted this week by Kerry County Council to allow planning to begin on the construction of a new national respite centre for children with genetic and rare disorders in Curragraigue, Blennerville, Co Kerry.
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PRESS INFO _____ An Bord Pleanala upholds Planning Permission for “Liam’s Lodge” a new Children’s Respite & Palliative Care Support Centre
 
 
28 September 2017
 
An Bord Pleanala has this week upheld the Planning permission granted by Kerry County Council  earlier this year to allow the construction of “Liam’s Lodge” a new national respite centre for children with complex needs, genetic, rare & life limiting disorders in Curragraigue, Blennerville, Co Kerry.
 
The respite centre will cost over €14m to build and fit out and will create an estimated 117 new jobs locally when it opens. It is anticipated that the facility will be up and running by 2021 and will cater for over 1,000 families a year. It will provide national respite, and palliative care supports for children primarily from the west coast and Munster areas.
 
The facility, the first of its kind in Ireland, which is being spearheaded by the Saoirse Foundation (https://www.saoirsefoundation.com/) will include eight three bed family residential lodges, 14 two bed residential family lodges, a reception area, four therapy rooms, two sensory rooms, five physiotherapy suites, three offices with meeting rooms, a playroom, a cafeteria and staff facilities. 
 
Speaking today Tony Heffernan the CEO of the Saoirse Foundation the charity behind the Liam’s Lodge initiative said; “We are thrilled that planning permission for Liam’s Lodge has finally been granted. We are really eager now to get this facility up and running as quickly as we can because we know just much a facility like this is needed. We aim to staff Liam’s lodge with loving care givers who will provide the best of care to our special guests allowing Mom and Dad and healthy siblings to take a break, relax and spend some quality time with their family in a quiet, nurturing environment.  We have personal experience of the challenges that caring for a seriously ill child with complex needs can pose for the whole family and we know how much this kind of respite care is really needed.” 
 
Also speaking today Mary Heffernan said; “In recent years Tony and I lost both our children Saoirse and Liam to Battens disease when they were just five years old.  We understand only too well how families caring for seriously ill children could do with a place to go to recharge their batteries and allow their whole family time to relax and be looked after by people who understand their situation and needs. That’s what Liam’s Lodge will be. We’re now going to go full throttle at fundraising to get this facility up and running as quickly as we can.”
 
The good news of the An Bord Pleanala decision, is the perfect end to a great week for the Heffernan’s personally, who just a few days ago, renewed their wedding vows after 16 years of marriage. Speaking today Tony Heffernan said; “Three years ago our son Liam passed away on our 13th wedding anniversary and since then we’ve been hoping for a “happy” day to mark in the calendar. This news from An Bord Pleanala is the perfect news to cap off a brilliant week.”
 
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€14m Liam’s Lodge Near Blennerville Gets Green Light From An Bord Pleanála

September 28, 2017 at 2:49 pm Comments are Disabled

AN Bord Pleanala has this week upheld the Planning permission granted by Kerry County Council earlier this year to allow the construction of “Liam’s Lodge” a new national respite centre for children with complex needs, genetic, rare and life limiting disorders in Curragraigue, Blennerville. The respite centre will cost over […]

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Wind Warning In Effect For Kerry Until Tomorrow Afternoon

Wind Warning In Effect For Kerry Until Tomorrow Afternoon

September 28, 2017 at 1:32 pm Comments are Disabled

WE’RE only after finishing with a rainfall warning last night and now Met Eireann have issued one for high winds for the county. A Yellow Status Wind Warning for Kerry, Donegal, Galway, Mayo and Clare took effect from 2pm on Thursday to last until Friday at 2pm. Southerly winds 55-65 […]

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PHOTOS: Bons Staff All Set To ‘Sync It For Sudan’ On Saturday Night

PHOTOS: Bons Staff All Set To ‘Sync It For Sudan’ On Saturday Night

September 28, 2017 at 1:22 pm Comments are Disabled

ANTICIPATION is already building for what should be a fantastic night of entertainment in the Brandon Hotel this Saturday night at 8pm. Lip Sync For Sudan will see 10 acts made up of staff from the Bon Secours in Tralee take to the stage performing songs as Michael Jackson, Jedward, […]

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Tralee Food Court Sold For Well Above The Guide Price At Auction

Tralee Food Court Sold For Well Above The Guide Price At Auction

September 28, 2017 at 11:39 am Comments are Disabled

TRALEE Food Court at Mile Height has been sold at the latest online auction held by BidX1 today for €1,685,000. It was one of two Tralee properties which sold for above the guide today. The property, whose tenants include Subway and Burger King had a guide of €1,425,000, but after 21 […]

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Paco To Host Fundraising Fashion And Coffee Morning

Paco To Host Fundraising Fashion And Coffee Morning

September 28, 2017 at 10:28 am Comments are Disabled

A TRALEE fashion outlet will hold another one of their great coffee/fashion mornings agains this Friday for a great cause. Eileen Whelan of  Paco on The Mall has organised the event to raise funds of MS Tralee and North Kerry Branch. From 11am to 1pm, there’ll be teas, coffees and scones […]

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An Invitation To Join The Free Radicals At Siamsa Tíre

An Invitation To Join The Free Radicals At Siamsa Tíre

September 28, 2017 at 10:26 am 1 comment

SIAMSA Tire is inviting young people aged 15 – 20 to explore the world of drama as it announced the launch of its ninth season of the Free Radicals Youth Theatre (FRYT). The first Taster Session will take place on Saturday, September 30 from 4pm-7pm at Siamsa Tíre. Open to […]

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Presentation TY students on one of their many trips last week.

Presentation Transition Years Fit A Lot Into ‘Activity Week’

September 28, 2017 at 10:11 am Comments are Disabled

TY students at Presentation Secondary School in Tralee have completed their first “Activity Week” of the year with a varied schedule of events. The group were lucky that their assigned day for the Ploughing Championships on Tuesday last so they had the best of the weather as well as all […]

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John Coolahan.

John Coolahan To Be Honoured At Education Centre In Tralee

September 28, 2017 at 10:07 am Comments are Disabled

THE Education Centre, Tralee will pay tribute to a great Kerry educator at the launch of his latest publication next week. Tarbert native John Coolahan, Professor Emeritus of Education, NUI Maynooth will attend the Kerry launch of Towards The Era Of Lifelong Learning: A History of Irish Education 1800-2016 on […]

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Medical Conference To Provide Tourism Boost To Town This Weekend

Medical Conference To Provide Tourism Boost To Town This Weekend

September 27, 2017 at 3:41 pm Comments are Disabled

ALMOST 250 doctors and people involved in the medical and pharmaceutical industry will attend a medical conference in The Rose Hotle this weekend, bringing a timely economic boost to the town. The 6th annual scientific meeting of the Primary Care Surgical Association is being held  in The Rose Hotel in […]

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Participants in the Thomas Ashe commemoration parade on Monday night. Photo by Dermot Crean

PHOTOS: Great Turnout For Thomas Ashe Commemoration In Tralee

September 27, 2017 at 3:17 pm Comments are Disabled

A GREAT Irish patriot was remembered in Tralee on Monday evening  with a torchlight parade from Ashe Street to the Ashe Memorial Hall which was attended by hundreds of people. The commemoration in memory of Thomas Ashe, who died after being force-fed while on hunger strike on September 25, 1917, […]

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20 Residential Units In Tralee Estate Sold For €1.1m At Auction

20 Residential Units In Tralee Estate Sold For €1.1m At Auction

September 27, 2017 at 12:26 pm Comments are Disabled

TWENTY residential units in a Tralee estate were sold for €1,100,000 at an online auction held by BidX1 (formerly Allsop) this morning. It was one of a number of Kerry lots for sale this morning on the website which included other Tralee properties (see below). The units in Fairway Heights, […]

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