Archive for January, 2018

Ken Tobin To Oversee Tralee Chamber Alliance Changes

Ken Tobin To Oversee Tralee Chamber Alliance Changes

January 31, 2018 at 7:00 pm Comments are Disabled

TRALEE Chamber Alliance has appointed local businessman and entrepreneur, Ken Tobin, to oversee the recently announced plans to restructure and re-energise Tralee Chamber Alliance from February 1. Over the course of a six-month contract, Mr Tobin’s duties will include the day-to-day management of Tralee Chamber Alliance following the departure of […]

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Bunyan's Shop in Ballybunion.

Kerry Man Claims His €500,000 From Euromillions Ticket Bought In Ballybunion

January 31, 2018 at 3:22 pm Comments are Disabled

THE person who bought their Euromillions ticket in Ballybunnion claimed their €500,000 prize today National Lottery HQ in Dublin. The lucky EuroMillions Plus Quick Pick ticket was sold in Bunyan’s Shop on Doon Road, Ballybunnion. The winner is a Kerry man and said he has no firm plans as of […]

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Gaelscoil Mhic Easmainn U11 team, winners at the
Tralee Credit Union Schools Quiz  at the Brandon Hotel Tralee on Sunday. Photo By Domnick Walsh

PHOTOS: Tralee Area Schools Excel At Credit Union Quiz

January 31, 2018 at 11:26 am Comments are Disabled

LAST weekend all over Ireland 25,000 primary school children tested their brain power at their annual Credit Union Schools Quiz. The questions, compiled nationally by primary school teachers covered such general topics as geography, history, music, literature and sport. Tralee Credit Union held their Noreen Lynch Annual Schools Quiz on […]

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Ladies who are heading to Spain to walk part of the Camino de Santiago in aid of Irish Guide Dogs for the Blind, with 'Walker' the puppy, at The Meadowlands Hotel. From left; Anne Condon, Josephine Flood, Margaret O'Shea and Joan Hill. Photo by Dermot Crean

Dance At The Meadowlands To Help Irish Guide Dogs For The Blind

January 31, 2018 at 10:53 am Comments are Disabled

A DANCE will be held in The Meadowlands Hotel in February to help local ladies with their fundraising efforts for the Irish Guide Dogs For The Blind. Six members of the Tralee divisional branch of the association are heading to Spain in August to walk part of the Camino de […]

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The contestants in 'Strictly Young Dancing'.

PHOTOS: ‘Strictly Young Dancing’ Fun This Weekend In Ballyroe

January 31, 2018 at 10:53 am Comments are Disabled

THE excitement is building for what should be an amazing event this coming Saturday night. The Ballyroe Heights Hotel is the venue for the first ever ‘Strictly Young Dancing’ event. The competition sees students from various stage schools around town taking part. They include The Oliver Hurley School of Musical Theatre, Revolution […]

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Kerry College of Further Education Principal Mary Lucey (right) and Childcare teacher Ellen Moloney at the 'Take It Or Leave It' shelf at the college. Photo  by Dermot Crean

KCFE Helps Students With ‘Take It Or Leave It’ Initiative

January 31, 2018 at 10:52 am Comments are Disabled

THE Kerry College of Further Education has started an in-house initiative where course attendees can help out fellow students in need. The ‘Take It Or Leave It’ initiative sees students leave unwanted non-perishable food on a shelf just inside the entrance to the college in Clash. Then, other students who need […]

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Santa 5k Fun Run Raises €6,000 For Children’s Ward At UHK

Santa 5k Fun Run Raises €6,000 For Children’s Ward At UHK

January 31, 2018 at 10:34 am Comments are Disabled

THE annual Tralee Santa 5k Fun Run was a huge success back in December and the fruits of that occasion were presented this week. Around 500 people took to the road last month to raise much needed funds for the children’s ward at University Hospital Kerry. Thanks to everyone’s efforts a […]

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Whet The Appetite For Six Nations With Table Quiz In The Ashe

Whet The Appetite For Six Nations With Table Quiz In The Ashe

January 31, 2018 at 10:34 am Comments are Disabled

IT’S a massive weekend for rugby fans as Ireland kick off their Six Nations campaign against the French. While no doubt a few diehards from Tralee will be heading off to Paris for the 4.45pm game on Saturday, the night before will see the local club faithful gather at The […]

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Local Theatre Group To Stage Play In Siamsa This Week

Local Theatre Group To Stage Play In Siamsa This Week

January 31, 2018 at 10:33 am Comments are Disabled

FANS of local theatre are sure to enjoy a play running from Thursday at Siamsa Tíre. The stalwarts of the Tralee drama scene, Zyber Theatre return to Siamsa with play from John Fraher. ‘What time is it in Bangkok?’ is billed as a madcap comedy set in an institution for […]

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Abbeydorney GAA Club News

Abbeydorney GAA Club News

January 30, 2018 at 11:07 am Comments are Disabled

CLUB MEMBERSHIP : Abbeydorney GAA Senior and Juvenile Annual Club Membership 2018 is now open and you can NOW REGISTER ONLINE…. You will have the facility to pay online by Credit Card, Debit Card (such as Visa/Debit). Please follow the link : http://abbeydorneygaa.ie/#clubmembership and Select one of the Membership plans to REGISTER. COSTS :- […]

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St Brendan’s Basketball Club News

St Brendan’s Basketball Club News

January 30, 2018 at 10:48 am Comments are Disabled

ST. BRENDAN’S BASKETBALL CLUB NOTES By Alan Cantwell RESULTS Lee Strand U14 Boys Div 3 St. Paul’s 19 St. Brendan’s 32 Lee Strand U12 Boys Div 1 Rathmore 62 St. Brendan’s 47 Lee Strand U18 Cup St. Mary’s 54 St. Brendan’s 76 Lee Strand U14 Boys Div 3 Plate St. […]

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Tralee Golf Club News

Tralee Golf Club News

January 30, 2018 at 10:48 am Comments are Disabled

Sunday 28th January Captains Drive in (Margaret O Shea & Kevin Mc Carthy) Front 9: 1st Tim Leahy, Bob Dillon, Kieran Dinan, Mike Galvin. 47pts 2nd Pat Williams, John Paul Enright, Steve Renardson. 45pts 3rd Phillip O Sullivan, Ger MacNamara, Noel Barrett, Brian Lennon. 43pts Back 9: 1st Eamon O’Sullivan, Fergie […]

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St Brendan’s Park FC News

St Brendan’s Park FC News

January 30, 2018 at 10:47 am Comments are Disabled

St. Brendan’s Park Fc Club Notes Club Results U13 Premier St. Brendan’s Park Fc 4 : 0 Killarney Celtic Skechers SFAI Cup St. Brendan’s Park Fc 1 : 6 Charleville Munster Youth Cup 1/4 Final St. Brendan’s Park Fc 1 : 0 Ballingarry Greyhound Bar Cup Fenit Samphires 2 : […]

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Tralee Imperials Basketball Club News

Tralee Imperials Basketball Club News

January 30, 2018 at 10:47 am Comments are Disabled

REPORTS Tralee Imperials v Tralee Tigers u12 Plate 1/4 Final 2018 Our u12 boys (Team 1) played Tralee  Tigers in a closely fought Shield 1/4 Final on Monday evening in Presentations Gym. Our first quarter team set the tone for a strong defensive display with Brian doing an outstanding job […]

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Kerry Under 17 Badminton Team. L/R,: Adele O'Brien, Jack McGovern, Eva Browne, Hasib Almned, Caoimhe O'Donoghue Flynn, Seamus Bradley, Caoimhe Burke, Christopher O'Donoghue, Amanda Flynn, Cathal O'Donovan  at the Munster Juvenile Inter County Badminton Competition held UL Limerick Sunday 28 January.

Kerry Badminton Association News

January 30, 2018 at 10:47 am Comments are Disabled

BADMINTON NEWS Sunday last at the Killarney Sports Arena saw the commencement of both the senior and juvenile Kerry Badminton County Championships which are once again kindly sponsored by CPC.IE, ltd. Senior Championships; For a singles championships the entries received for all 3 divisions on show (divisions 1,3 &5)was a […]

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Austin Stacks

Austin Stacks GAA Club News

January 30, 2018 at 10:46 am Comments are Disabled

Austin Stack Club Juvenile Notes PEIL FAOI 6: NB…NB…Please, note CHANGE of VENUE for the U6 boys (2012/13)! They will be in action in The Green CBS Gym at 11am (as ‘mock’ examinations will be taking place in Meánscoil Chnoc an tSeabhaic). See you all in The Green! PEIL FAOI 8: Nota Bene…Please, note change of venue for […]

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GENEROUS DONATION TO THE ROCK CLUB: A cheque presentation was made to Tralee’s Austin Stack Juvenile Club at a training session in the Mercy Mounthawk Hall on Sunday last. Billy Ryle, Austin Stack club member and author of "From Fenit Bathing Slip to the High Court", gave a very generous donation of €1,000 from the book proceeds. The club is greatly appreciative of Billy's generosity in assisting the juvenile structure of The Rock Club. Sa phictiúr a ghlac Adrienne McLoughlin tá (cúl ó chlé): William Kirby (trainer), Tim McMahon (Juvenile Chairman), Billy Ryle (book author/club member), Jonathan Magnier (trainer); (tosach ó chlé) Billy Kirby, Finn McKenzie, Kyle O'Flaherty, Conor McCannon, Noah Diggin, Rocco McMahon, Jamie Quillinan. Slán beo leis an gCarraig!

Billy Donates Money From Book Sales To Austin Stacks Juvenile Club

January 30, 2018 at 10:43 am Comments are Disabled

SOME of the proceeds from a book by a local author were presented to Austin Stack Juvenile Club last Sunday. Billy Ryle wrote “From Fenit Bathing Slip to the High Court” which was launched last year. A cheque presentation was made to Tralee’s Austin Stack Juvenile Club at a training session in the […]

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Recovery Haven To Hold Open Day This Weekend

Recovery Haven To Hold Open Day This Weekend

January 30, 2018 at 10:42 am Comments are Disabled

TO mark World Cancer Day this weekend, Recovery Haven Kerry will open its doors to the public this Saturday morning, February 3, to showcase the range of free services it offers to those affected by cancer. From 11am -1pm, the public are invited to visit the cancer support house at […]

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Pictured to the front - Teresa Higgins Lee Strand , Caherleaheen NS Principal Mary Connolly and students David Cullinan and Amy Noonan . 

Big €500 Win for Caherleaheen NS, Tralee in Lee Strand Cash 4 Schools Draw

Lee Strand visited Caherleaheen NS in Tralee this week to present a cheque of €500 in the Cash 4 Schools Draw. John O’Sullivan, General Manager, Lee Strand said “Once again this year Lee Strand will present a total of €2,000 to schools in Kerry & West Limerick providing much valued financial support for schools. We would like to congratulate our second €500 winner Caherleaheen NS and wish all schools the best of luck in the next two draws.”
 

Speaking at the presentation Mary Connolly, Principal stated “Caherleaheen is a gem of a school on the outskirts of Tralee with a wonderful school community. We have always been blessed, year in year out, with fantastic parents and a highly motivated Parent Associations. This year was another example of that. They organised Lee Strand milk to be delivered daily to our pupils and they also drove the collection of Mighty Mikey Milk tokens. The kids love the high quality Homework Journals which arrive from Lee Strand every September. So you can imagine how delighted they were when Caherleaheen won the draw. One particular boy in First Class, David Cullinan, was especially delighted because one night he and his granddad had helped his Mum count the tokens into bundles of 10. There were hundreds and hundreds of tokens! He told  me they drove through heavy traffic to Lee Strand’s office to drop off the tokens, straight after school on the day of the Christmas holidays. The staff are thrilled too, because we are now even closer to reaching our fundraising target to buy Literacy Lift Off resources. This is where our Lee Strand win will be invested. It costs over €8,000. This win, when combined with our Bingo Bonanza Afternoon in The Rose Hotel on Sunday 4th Feb will bring us over the line and accelerate reading fluency and comprehension, while instilling a love of reading in all our pupils. It’s a great start to 2018 and this lucky windfall from Lee Strand heralds a great 2018 for the children, parents and staff of Caherleaheen. We can’t thank Lee Strand enough!”

 
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 Wednesday, February 28th, 2018. For further information please contact 066 7121084 or visit www.leestrand.ie

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€500 For Caherleaheen School In Lee Strand Cash 4 Schools Draw

January 30, 2018 at 10:41 am Comments are Disabled

THERE was great excitement when Lee Strand visited Caherleaheen NS in Tralee last week to present a cheque of €500 in the Cash 4 Schools Draw. “Once again this year Lee Strand will present a total of €2,000 to schools in Kerry & West Limerick providing much valued financial support […]

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Participants take off at the Park Run in conjunction with Operation Transformation on Saturday morning. Photo by Dermot Crean

Celebrate Tralee Parkrun’s Third Birthday This Weekend

January 30, 2018 at 10:40 am Comments are Disabled

IT’S become a part of the weekend for many people around town and on Saturday, the Parkrun family will celebrate the third birthday of the Tralee event. Everyone is welcome to come down to the Town Park on Saturday morning at 9.30am to celebrate the milestone. It doesn’t matter if […]

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Dairymaster, IT Tralee And Lero In €2m Research And Development Partnership

Dairymaster, IT Tralee And Lero In €2m Research And Development Partnership

January 30, 2018 at 10:39 am Comments are Disabled

FARMERS could soon be able to avail of Artificial Intelligence to assist in managing their farm as a result of a new €2m Research & Development partnership announced today by Kerry dairy equipment manufacturer Dairymaster, IT Tralee and Lero, the Irish Software SFI Research Centre. The programme is backed by […]

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Fund Set Up To Help Social Enterprises In Kerry

Fund Set Up To Help Social Enterprises In Kerry

January 30, 2018 at 9:40 am Comments are Disabled

A NEW €1.6m fund to support social enterprises in Ireland has been established by Social Innovation Ireland (SIFI), in partnership with Kerry County Council and all 31 Local Authorities across Ireland. Social enterprises are organisations whose mission is to have a positive effect on society. They generate revenue through their […]

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WATCH: Great Video Shows How Much Tralee And North Kerry Has To Offer

WATCH: Great Video Shows How Much Tralee And North Kerry Has To Offer

January 30, 2018 at 9:36 am 1 comment

IT might not seem like tourist season at the moment, but people all over Europe and the world are scouring websites looking for places to spend their hard-earned cash in the coming year. Hopefully they’ll  come across this video by Richard Dwyer of Spinning Yarns Video Productions which shows what […]

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Milltown/Castlemaine GAA Club News

Milltown/Castlemaine GAA Club News

January 29, 2018 at 4:08 pm Comments are Disabled

Registration Day and Football Gear Swap Shop It’s that time of year again when the evenings are getting longer, and our children have a spring in their step! The coaches and mentors at our club have been busy up-skilling during the winter months and are eagerly looking forward to imparting their new skills during […]

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Morgan Sheehy, John Herlihy, Ger Donnelly and Pat Sheehy at the Scór fundraising table quiz at Na Gaeil GAA Club on Friday night. Photo by Dermot Crean

Na Gaeil GAA Club News

January 29, 2018 at 4:05 pm Comments are Disabled

Juvenile: Our juvenile season is now up and running with all teams back doing light training and games. Watch these notes for reports etc. and make sure that mentors/coaches have parents’/guardians’ phone numbers for texts to keep families informed of times and venues etc.. We hope that everyone will enjoy […]

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Gardaí Investigate Theft From Person On Oakpark Road

Gardaí Investigate Theft From Person On Oakpark Road

January 29, 2018 at 3:57 pm 1 comment

GARDAI are asking for the public’s assistance in relation to a theft from a person on the Oakpark Road. The incident happened on Wednesday, January 24 at around 11.30pm. Gardai are not releasing details of exactly what happened, but they are asking anyone who was in the Oakpark area around […]

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Ballymacelligott GAA Club News

Ballymacelligott GAA Club News

January 29, 2018 at 12:32 pm Comments are Disabled

Fixtures for the 2018 Senior Football League Div 2 Ballymac Senior Team gained promotion in 2017 and will now play in Division 2 of The Senior Football League in 2018. We have 5 away games and 6 home games including the last round at home to Currow! The competition is […]

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John Mitchels GAA Club News

John Mitchels GAA Club News

January 29, 2018 at 12:30 pm Comments are Disabled

ANNUAL CONVENTION: The annual Convention took place last Saturday in Chamfers Boherbee. It was a very successful AGM reflecting on the success of the last year in particular our Senior Men holding their Division 1 status and looking forward to further development of the Club in the year to come. […]

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Tralee Parnells GAA Club News

Tralee Parnells GAA Club News

January 29, 2018 at 12:27 pm Comments are Disabled

Workshop With Martin Fogarty and Joey Carton: This Friday David O Dea has organised a workshop at I.T. Tralee on the 2nd of February from 6.30 to 8 with two of the top hurling men in the country attending. All managers, coaches and parents thinking of getting involved with coaching […]

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St Pats

St Pat’s GAA Club News

January 29, 2018 at 12:25 pm Comments are Disabled

Lotto There was no winner of our Club Lotto Jackpot on Sunday night last. The numbers drawn were 15, 19, 20 & 30. The five €30 consolation prizes went to PJ Higgins Lohercannon, S. Quill Lohercannon, Graham c/o The Rock Inn, Darragh Murphy Derrymore and Dave Curtin Brosna. Next week’s Lotto will […]

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