Archive for September 28th, 2017

‘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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