Archive for December, 2017

A happy trio at the Christmas Day swim in Fenit. Photo by Dermot Crean

PHOTOS: A Massive Turnout For Christmas Day Swim In Fenit (Part 1)

December 27, 2017 at 10:39 am Comments are Disabled

Billy Ryle on a wonderful morning of fun in Fenit at the annual Christmas Day Swim… Ideal conditions prevailed for the 66th annual Christmas Day swim in Fenit where the wonderful tradition of the Yuletide swim was inaugurated in 1952. The early morning rain had passed over by the time […]

Read more ›
Crib Vandalised And Jesus Figure Stolen In The Square

Crib Vandalised And Jesus Figure Stolen In The Square

December 24, 2017 at 11:20 am 4 comments

FOR the second year in a row, the crib in The Square has been vandalised. Around 11.30pm last night a group of three or four youths were seen next to the crib. Soon after the perspex was broken and the baby Jesus figure taken rom the crib. Gardai are investigating […]

Read more ›
Mikey Sheehy and Ger Power with Robbie Kelleher and Paddy Cullen share a laugh onstage at the Austin Stacks GAA Corporate Lunch at Ballygarry House Hotel on Friday. Photo by Dermot Crean

REVIEW 2017: The News From February…

December 24, 2017 at 9:11 am Comments are Disabled

Continuing our review of the year, here’s some of the news we brought to you during February… • A TRALEE woman was among teams and individuals who excelled in sport during 2016  honoured at the first ever Kerry County Council Annual Awards Event at County Buildings. Four county teams were honoured […]

Read more ›
Ted Moynihan at the turning of the sod on the new palliative care unit at UHK back in November 2016.

REVIEW 2017: The News From January

December 24, 2017 at 9:10 am Comments are Disabled

We begin our review of the stories we brought you this year at the obvious starting point – January… • IT emerged that new car sales in Kerry increased by almost a fifth in 2016 on the previous year according to statistics released by the Society of the Irish Motor Industry (SIMI). […]

Read more ›
PHOTOS: #Tralee On Social Media This Week

PHOTOS: #Tralee On Social Media This Week

December 24, 2017 at 9:10 am 1 comment

Every week we compile the best of photos posted on Twitter and Instagram about and around Tralee. Here’s what you’ve been snapping this week…  If you’d like a photo to feature, just tag #Tralee in it and we’ll see it)… You decide… Tralee, Co.Kerry. Northern Lights (in the South-West)? Light […]

Read more ›
Santa and Mrs Claus at the Christmas Swim in Fenit on Sunday. Photo by Dermot Crean

Six Things To Do Over The Next Few Days

December 24, 2017 at 9:09 am Comments are Disabled

SO then, the big day is almost here, the presents are bought (we hope!) and all that’s left to do is make time for friends and family. However, if you do feel like heading outdoors, here’s a few suggestions… 1. Get to town early on Christmas Eve… You probably have […]

Read more ›
Roger Harty: The Real Meaning Of Christmas

Roger Harty: The Real Meaning Of Christmas

December 24, 2017 at 9:09 am 2 comments

IT would truly be a shame if we were to lose out on the real meaning of Christmas in our lives. Yes, it is a wonderful time for celebration, presents, food, visiting friends and relations and gathering of families. Yet, if we are to be honest, there is a certain […]

Read more ›
Tom Greaney, Cianán Ferris, Oonagh Ferris, Georgie Flaherty, Deirdre Ferris, Eamonn Ferris and Jacinta Boyd from EF Signs in Kirby's Brogue Inn on Friday night. Photo by Dermot Crean

PHOTOS: Simply Having A Wonderful Christmas Party Time

December 23, 2017 at 11:37 am Comments are Disabled

SANTA’S almost here and the town is in full party mode. We took a final trip around town with the camera on Thursday and Friday and met companies and groups of friends enjoying a night out. Scroll down for photos…

Read more ›
Simple Tips For Recycling Over Christmas

Simple Tips For Recycling Over Christmas

December 23, 2017 at 11:37 am Comments are Disabled

WASTE and where to put it might not seem top of your priorities at the moment, but it is a problem with all the wrapping and rubbish accumulated over Christmas. Well Kerry County Council have issued a quick guide of what goes where that might help over Christmas. Kerry County […]

Read more ›
McCann At The Movies: New ‘Jumanji’ Is Solid Blockbuster Fare

McCann At The Movies: New ‘Jumanji’ Is Solid Blockbuster Fare

December 23, 2017 at 11:16 am Comments are Disabled

Our movie guy, John McCann saw ‘Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle’ and says it’s an entertaining enough way to spend 90+ minutes at the Omniplex… Another week, another blockbuster and yet another reboot! This time it’s the mid 90s Robin Williams vehicle that gets a modern day upgrade to appeal […]

Read more ›
.

Know Your Rights: Prescription Charges

December 23, 2017 at 11:15 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 a medical card but I seem to be paying more than the monthly cap for prescription charges for my family. Why would this happen and how can […]

Read more ›
Launching Radio Kerry's Christmas Jumper Day in aid of St Vincent de Paul were, front from left; Andrew Morrissey, Paddy Kevane (St Vincent de Paul) and Pat Kelly. Back from left; Alan Finn, Elaine Kinsella, Junior Locke (St Vincent de Paul), Melanie O'Sullivan and Brendan Fuller. Photo by Dermot Crean

Christmas Jumper Day Raises Over €15,000 For St Vincent de Paul

December 22, 2017 at 2:00 pm Comments are Disabled

THIS year’s Christmas Jumper Day was another enormous success and had already raised over €15,000 for St Vincent de Paul. Organised by the charity with Radio Kerry, it saw people all over the county in schools and businesses don the jumper and donate to the great cause on Friday, December 15. […]

Read more ›
Abbey Inn To Mark 20th Anniversary Of Famous ‘Janus’ Events

Abbey Inn To Mark 20th Anniversary Of Famous ‘Janus’ Events

December 22, 2017 at 11:19 am Comments are Disabled

AN event is taking place in The Abbey Inn on St Stephens Night which is definitely one for the dance music purists, with the legendary Mark Kavanagh and internationally renowned Tralee woman DJ Eibhlin, appearing at the venue. Back in 1997, nightclubs in Tralee were still adjusting to the new […]

Read more ›
Frank Hayes, Director of Corporate Affairs at Kerry Group presents a cheque for €10,000 to Paddy Kevane and Junior Locke accepting on behalf of St Vincent de Paul. Photo by Dermot Crean

Kerry Group Makes Large Donation To St Vincent de Paul

December 22, 2017 at 10:08 am Comments are Disabled

IT’S the busiest time of the year for St Vincent de Paul as they try to help as many people in need as they can at Christmas. Their job was made a bit easier on Thursday when Kerry Group made a donation of €10,000 to the organisation in the county. […]

Read more ›
Catherine Dolan on the occasion of her retirement as school traffic warden at the school with Frank Hartnett of Kerry County Council, Mayor of Tralee Norma Foley and Principal of CBS Primary, Denis Coleman. Photo by Dermot Crean

PHOTOS: ‘I Leave My Heart With All Of You’ — Catherine Hangs Up Her ‘Lollipop’

December 22, 2017 at 10:08 am Comments are Disabled

IT was an emotional day at CBS Primary School on Thursday, as the pupils and staff said farewell to a much-loved member of the school family. Catherine Dolan from Knockmoyle has been school traffic warden for the past 18 years at the school and hung up her ‘lollipop’ this week. […]

Read more ›
Fionn Fitzgerald lets fly. Photo by Dermot Crean

Fionn Fitzgerald To Captain Kerry In 2018

December 22, 2017 at 10:05 am Comments are Disabled

THE Chairman of the Dr Crokes Club has informed the Chairman and Executive of Kerry GAA that the club is nominating Fionn Fitzgerald as Kerry Senior Football Captain for 2018. The 27 year old defender previously captained Kerry to lift Sam Maguire in 2014 when they beat Donegal. He succeeds […]

Read more ›
Gaelcholáiste Chiarraí sixth year students prepare to sleep overnight in the school to highlight homeless issue. Also pictured is Manager of Arlington Lodge Ronan Doherty and Paul Williams caretaker at Arlington Lodge. Photo by Dermot Crean

PHOTOS: Gaelcholáiste Students Sleep In School To Raise Funds For Arlington Lodge

December 22, 2017 at 9:49 am 1 comment

STUDENTS at Gaelcholáiste Chiarraí showed their generosity by fundraising for Arlington Lodge this Christmas. On Thursday night, 48 sixth year students held a sponsored overnight stay at the school to highlight the homeless situation in the country. “It’s a good opportunity for the students to learn about Arlington Lodge,” said […]

Read more ›
Mark Doe’s Recipes For A Delicious Christmas Dinner

Mark Doe’s Recipes For A Delicious Christmas Dinner

December 22, 2017 at 9:35 am Comments are Disabled

Mark Doe of ‘Just Cooking’ Cookery School in Firies has recipes and tips to serving up an amazing Christmas dinner… The key to a stress free Christmas lunch is preparation and timing. You want to be able to enjoy the day without being tied to the stove all day long. Below you […]

Read more ›
Small Businesses In Kerry Received €346,000 In Grant Aid In 2017

Small Businesses In Kerry Received €346,000 In Grant Aid In 2017

December 21, 2017 at 4:18 pm Comments are Disabled

SMALL businesses in Kerry received almost €350,000 in grant aid this year according to Kerry Local Enterprise Office, while Kerry County Council spent a further €260,000 on training initiatives. In their end of year review, Kerry LEO say they demonstrated a strong performance in 2017 as renewed confidence becomes evident […]

Read more ›
Tralee Sports Complex, KDL And Kerry GAA To Receive Grants

Tralee Sports Complex, KDL And Kerry GAA To Receive Grants

December 21, 2017 at 11:32 am Comments are Disabled

THE Tralee Sports and Leisure Complex will receive €31,000 from the government in the latest sports capital grants allocation. The Kerry District Soccer League and Kerry GAA will also benefit from grants. Sports Capital grants for Kerry in 2017 have broken through the two million euro mark with these three […]

Read more ›
Prices At The Pumps Rise By Eight Cents Per Litre Since August

Prices At The Pumps Rise By Eight Cents Per Litre Since August

December 21, 2017 at 11:15 am Comments are Disabled

THE price of petrol and diesel at the filling station pumps around Tralee has risen by around four cent per litre since we last did a survey eleven weeks ago. But looking a little further back, the cheapest price back on August 10 for petrol was €1.26 per litre compared […]

Read more ›
.

PHOTOS: Competition Proves ‘Pres Girls Got Talent’

December 21, 2017 at 9:27 am Comments are Disabled

THERE was huge excitement at Presentation Secondary School, Tralee on Monday as the first ever “Pres Got Talent” competition celebrated the huge range of musical talents from all years in the school. Two shows were held for the school in the Pres Primary Hall – Junior cycle students between 10 […]

Read more ›
Garda Cathy Murphy with Santa and Inspector Donal Ashe face the camera while Garda Mary Gardiner belts out a tune during fundraising activities on The Mall on Wednesday. Photo by Dermot Crean

PHOTOS: Gardaí Show Their Musical Side By Fundraising On The Mall

December 21, 2017 at 9:26 am Comments are Disabled

IT’S become a Christmas tradition over the past number of years and yet again the gardaí brought some seasonal cheer to the streets of Tralee on Wednesday. Members of the force came out to The Mall for their annual festive fundraising drive aided by local musician and created a great […]

Read more ›
Arrests Made Following Investigation Into Theft Of Quad Bikes

Arrests Made Following Investigation Into Theft Of Quad Bikes

December 20, 2017 at 6:11 pm Comments are Disabled

Following an investigation into the theft of Quad Bikes following burglaries in the Limerick, Kerry and North Cork area over the past twelve months, Gardaí attached to Newcastlewest Garda Station have arrested two men. Both men (aged 55 and 37) were arrested in the Kilmallock area of Co Limerick yesterday […]

Read more ›
Rose Of Tralee Festival To Receive €30,000 From Fáilte Ireland In 2018

Rose Of Tralee Festival To Receive €30,000 From Fáilte Ireland In 2018

December 20, 2017 at 3:42 pm Comments are Disabled

THE Rose of Tralee International Festival is to receive €30,000 in funding from Fáilte Ireland next year. Funding for the Festival had been cut to €15,000 in 2017, a move heavily criticised at the time by Rose of Tralee International Festival CEO, Anthony O’Gara. Minister of State at the Department of Transport, Tourism […]

Read more ›
Laura Stanisauskaite, Gavin Mulvihill and Jasmine Griffin with Principal Richard Lawlor and Deputy Principal Liam McGill at the launch of the CD at Coláiste Gleann Lí on Wednesday. Photo by Dermot Crean

Coláiste Gleann Lí Students Record CD In Aid Of ISPCC

December 20, 2017 at 3:24 pm Comments are Disabled

STUDENTS of Coláiste Gleann Lí have created and produced a CD in support of the work of the ISPCC this Christmas. The CD consists of five tracks which showcase the talent among the student body at Tralee’s fastest growing post-primary school. The tracks consists of an eclectic range of musical […]

Read more ›
Bank Of Ireland Staff Raise Nearly €40k For Charitable Causes In Kerry

Bank Of Ireland Staff Raise Nearly €40k For Charitable Causes In Kerry

December 20, 2017 at 10:53 am Comments are Disabled

BANK of Ireland staff raised €39,031 for charitable causes in Kerry in 2017 through the bank’s flagship charity and community initiative, Give Together. The charity programme gives Bank of Ireland staff throughout Ireland the chance to lend support to their chosen charities or causes through fundraising and volunteering. In total, just […]

Read more ›
Pupils at the St Brendan's NS Blennerville Christmas Concert at St John's Church on Tuesday evening. Photo by Dermot Crean

PHOTOS: Blennerville School Pupils Sing Festive Favourites

December 20, 2017 at 10:42 am Comments are Disabled

THE pupils of St Brendan’s NS in Blennerville have been performing their annual Christmas concerts this week. On Monday, the junior and senior infants entertained their families in the school hall and on Tuesday it was the turn of 1st to 6th classes to shine in St John’s Church as […]

Read more ›
John Mitchell's U14  County Hurling Champions, with Fr. Mossy Brick  Coach and Michael Quirke Trainer.

PHOTOS: More Images From John Cleary’s ‘T’was Only Like Yesterday’

December 20, 2017 at 10:42 am Comments are Disabled

LOOKING for that last minute Christmas pressie? Well Tralee photographer, John Cleary’s new book ‘T’was Only Like Yesterday’ is a great stocking filler this Christmas. The book of photographs concentrates on the 1980s with images from sporting, religious, social and political life from Tralee and Kerry all contained therein. Here’s a […]

Read more ›
Foil, Arms And Hog Return To Siamsa Next Year

Foil, Arms And Hog Return To Siamsa Next Year

December 20, 2017 at 10:42 am Comments are Disabled

A DATE for your diary if you enjoy the excellent sketches of Foil Arms & Hog. The comedy trio returns to Siamsa Tíre with ‘Oink’, a fast paced sketch show featuring a collection of songs for the elderly, a baggage handler’s interpretive dance and a shop that naively only sells balaclavas….among […]

Read more ›

image