Archive for January, 2018

Cian Devine, Sean Caplis and Timothy Grimes, cast members in Mercy Mounthawk's 'My Fair Lady' at Siamsa Tíre on Thursday night. Photo by Dermot Crean

PHOTOS: ‘My Fair Lady’ Playing To Packed Audiences At Siamsa Tíre

January 26, 2018 at 10:34 am Comments are Disabled

MERCY Mounthawk students are playing to full houses at Siamsa Tíre this week as they stage the classic musical, ‘My Fair Lady’. The students and staff members involved have put in a massive effort over the past few months and it’s all paying off creating a wonderful experience for themselves […]

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Five Things To Do This Weekend

Five Things To Do This Weekend

January 26, 2018 at 10:15 am Comments are Disabled

Thankfully January is nearly behind us, so why not see it off by going to or taking part in one of these events… Friday 1. Quiz time… If you fancy testing your general knowledge tonight, Na Gaeil GAA Club is hosting a table quiz at 8pm. This is to help […]

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Pubs Will Be Allowed Serve Alcohol On Good Friday From Now On

Pubs Will Be Allowed Serve Alcohol On Good Friday From Now On

January 25, 2018 at 4:03 pm Comments are Disabled

PUBLICANS in Kerry will have to option to open on Good Friday from now on after the Dail just passed legislation to allow alcohol to be served on the holy day. The Seanad had already passed the amendment to the Intoxicating Liquor Act and will now go to the Aras […]

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09-01-2018 NO REPRO FEE, MAXWELLS DUBLIN
€245,500 ANNOUNCED FOR MUSIC CAPITAL SCHEME 2017
Pic shows ( l to r ) Abigail Byrne and Damien Czerwonka students from St Agnes Community Centre for Music and Arts. Music Network today welcomed the announcement by Josepha Madigan TD, Minister for Culture, Heritage and the Gaeltacht, confirming funding of €245,500 for the Music Capital Scheme 2017.
The Music Capital Scheme, supported by the Department of Culture, Heritage and the Gaeltacht and managed by Music Network, comprises two distinct awards that provide funding for the purchase of musical instruments to both non-professional performing groups and to professional musicians.
For further information, please contact: Louise Walsh, Communications Manager, Music Network: (01) 4750224 / communications@musicnetwork.ie


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Meeting In Tralee On How To Access Fund To Buy Musical Instruments

January 25, 2018 at 2:35 pm Comments are Disabled

CALLING all musicians, bands, collectives, music groups, music organisations, schools and interested communities. An information session on a new capital fund that will support the purchase of musical instruments will take place in Tralee Library in Moyderwell, at 5pm next Thursday, February 1. Everyone is welcome. The Music Capital Scheme, […]

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Casement Station.

Record Numbers Travelled On Kerry Dublin Rail Line Last Year

January 25, 2018 at 2:27 pm Comments are Disabled

A TOTAL of 619,000 passenger journeys were recorded on the Dublin to Kerry rail line in 2017, the highest figures ever recorded on the route.  This represents a 4.1% increase on 2016. Iarnród Eireann has attributed economic improvements, greater numbers of people in employment, and record tourist numbers visiting the […]

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KCFE

KCFE Beat IT Tallaght In Higher Education Championship

January 25, 2018 at 1:59 pm Comments are Disabled

KERRY College of Further Education Tralee had a great win in the Higher Education Championship (Corn na Mac Leinn) on Wednesday in John Mitchel’s sports grounds against Institute of Technology Tallaght. This is the first year KCFE have competed at this level and they are now through to a quarter-final […]

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Patrick McDonnell

Short Film To Be Made In Tralee Next Week

January 25, 2018 at 12:39 pm Comments are Disabled

A SHORT film is to be shot in Tralee next week. ‘Abbeyleaks’ is to be produced by local actor/writer man Patrick McDonnell and he has a director at the helm with previous experience on a number of top US TV shows. Kerry County Council has advertised that there will be […]

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WATCH: Tralee Comedian’s Video On Why He Hates Rugby Is Dividing People

WATCH: Tralee Comedian’s Video On Why He Hates Rugby Is Dividing People

January 25, 2018 at 11:34 am 2 comments

A TRALEE comedian who posted a video of why he hates rugby has received a mixed response to say the least…but he has got over 31,000 views so far for it! Shane Clifford has been posting up some very funny stuff over the past few years and his latest, in […]

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Aldi at John Joe Sheehy Road.

Aldi Has Plans To Extend Premises At John Joe Sheehy Road

January 25, 2018 at 10:46 am Comments are Disabled

GERMAN supermarket giant, Aldi, intends to apply to Kerry County Council for planning permission to extend their premises at John Joe Sheehy Road. The development will consist of a single storey extension of 264 square metres to the eastern elevation of the existing store for use as retail floorspace and […]

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Mike McDonnell, Woodlands Caravan Park, Simone Langemann, Independent Tourist Consultant to Kerry County Council, Aisling Foley, The Rose Hotel, Monika Wörmann, Tourism Ireland, Sean McDaid, Do Dublin & Noel Ryan, Kerry Airport.

Tralee Well Represented At Destination Kerry Stand At German Fair

January 25, 2018 at 10:30 am Comments are Disabled

KERRY products were in high demand at CMT – Europe’s largest consumer travel fair – in Stuttgart last week and Tralee was well represented. A Kerry County Council/Destination Kerry initiative saw Kerry showcasing its tourism products and activities with other Irish destinations at the Ireland Stand at the nine-day event. […]

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Siobhan Mather.

Fundraiser To Help Young Girl Battle Rare Form Of Cancer

January 25, 2018 at 9:48 am Comments are Disabled

A FUNDRAISER will take place in Killorglin next month to help a two year old girl battling a rare child cancer. Siobhan Mather is living in the UK but has strong connections to Kerry through her grandfather Dave Murphy from Portmagee and her grandmother, Teresa Foley from Glencar. Siobhan still has […]

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Tralee Boxing Club News

Tralee Boxing Club News

January 24, 2018 at 6:09 pm Comments are Disabled

Tralee Boxing Club will host their annual boxing tournament at our Boxing club in Monavalley Tralee on Sunday 4th February. Boxing will commence at 2pm. This is always a great tournament to prepare for Kerry County Championships which is also being held at Tralee Boxing Club the following week. With the […]

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WATCH: Celebrations As Presentation Girls Win All-Ireland Basketball Final

WATCH: Celebrations As Presentation Girls Win All-Ireland Basketball Final

January 24, 2018 at 3:29 pm Comments are Disabled

THE Presentation Tralee basketball team won their All Ireland U16B Subway School Cup Final this afternoon against Muckross Park College, Dublin. The girls won on a final score of 33 to 28, at the National Basketball Arena in Tallaght. They led 22 to 19 at half-time and played brilliantly to […]

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Jamie Carragher.

Liverpool Legend Jamie Carragher Is Coming To Kerry

January 24, 2018 at 3:04 pm Comments are Disabled

LIVERPOOL legend Jamie Carragher is coming to Kerry this April. The former defender and current Sky Sports pundit will be in Killarney to discuss his Anfield career and current events at Liverpool and in the football world, all told in his hilarious yet disarmingly honest style at a live show at […]

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Christie Hennessy’s Children To Celebrate Their Father’s Life With INEC Show

Christie Hennessy’s Children To Celebrate Their Father’s Life With INEC Show

January 24, 2018 at 12:37 pm Comments are Disabled

THE children of Tralee’s most famous singer/songwriter have announced a concert in the INEC to celebrate the life and career of their father. Christie Hennessy’s children will perform as ‘Hennessy’ at the Killarney venue on Friday, June 15 as part of a five date tour. Amber, Hermione and Tim who […]

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Banna Beach Resort Is Putting On A Ford Fiesta

Banna Beach Resort Is Putting On A Ford Fiesta

January 24, 2018 at 11:47 am Comments are Disabled

THE good people at Banna Beach Resort are organising an event which is a must for lovers of all things Ford. The Irish Ford Fair is set to take place over a weekend in September and they are looking for vintage, classic, modified, new, old, race, rally, agricultural and pretty […]

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Petmania Tralee.

Tralee Store To Get Pets In Shape With ‘Operation TransPAWmation’

January 24, 2018 at 11:15 am Comments are Disabled

IT’S not just for humans apparently. While many people are watching their diet and pounding the roads to get healthier for 2018, Petmania has started a new health regime for family pets. The chain of stores launched their ‘Operation TransPAWmation’ initiative which will take place in Tralee and 11 other […]

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Tralee Hotels Feature In TripAdvisor Travellers Choice Awards 2018

Tralee Hotels Feature In TripAdvisor Travellers Choice Awards 2018

January 24, 2018 at 10:03 am Comments are Disabled

THREE Tralee hotels have featured in the TripAdvisor Travellers Choice Awards 2018 announced this week. Ballygarry House Hotel & Spa has been listed  at No.5 in the Best Hotels in Ireland category with Manor West Hotel at No.24. The Ashe Hotel was listed at N0.10 in the Best Bargain category. Ballygarry […]

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Looking forward to the Donal Walsh Livelife Foundation Film Competition were, seated; Chairperson Marketing Committee Chapter 23 of Kerry and West Limerick Credit Union, Helen Courtney Power and Manager of Bons Secours Hospital Tralee, TJ O'Connor. Back from left; Mary Lucey, LiveLife Film Competition, Maurice Galway, Judge of LiveLife Film Competition and Elma Walsh of Donal Walsh LiveLife Foundation. Photo by Dermot Crean

Still Time To Submit Entries For Donal Walsh LiveLife Film Competition

January 24, 2018 at 10:03 am Comments are Disabled

THERE’S still a couple of weeks to get your entries in for the Donal Walsh #LiveLife National Film Competition 2017/18. The hugely popular competition has three categories Primary School, Secondary School and adult and always throws up some serious filmmaking talent. “We want you to remember Donal and his “Live […]

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St. Brendan’s Girls Academy side that was in action against Gneeveguilla in Rathmore on Sunday

St Brendan’s Basketball Club News

January 23, 2018 at 5:47 pm Comments are Disabled

ST. BRENDAN’S BASKETBALL CLUB NOTES By Alan Cantwell KABB BOYS AND GIRLS U10 BLITZ Congratulations and well done to all our Boys and Girls U10s that competed in the KABB Blitz at Moyderwell on Sunday. It was an action packed day with great performances all round from our teams. Well […]

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Ballyheigue Annual Badminton Tournament took place Commuity Centre Ballyheigue  Sunday. Photo shows the winners of the Division 5 Competition. From left: Paula O'Sullivan Ballyheigue Club presenting Mairead O'Connell Castleisland, and Christy Deane Annascaul with their winning Trophies 
along with Runners Up Erin Stack Moyvane, and Con O'Regan Ballyheigue. Photo by Tom Bradley

Kerry Badminton Association News

January 23, 2018 at 5:40 pm Comments are Disabled

Bishopstown, County Cork and Ballyheigue, County Kerry were the focus of all Kerry Badminton followers on Sunday last. The Munster senior 1 and Junior championships were held in the Cork venue whilst in Ballyheigue the local club played host to all Kerry div. 3,4 and 5 players as they ran […]

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St Brendan’s Park FC News

St Brendan’s Park FC News

January 23, 2018 at 5:27 pm Comments are Disabled

St. Brendan’s Park Fc Club Notes Club Results U12 Div. 2 Killorglin C 3 : 0 St. Brendan’s Park Fc U12B Skechers SFAI Cup Villa Fc(Waterford) 0 : 2 St. Brendan Park Fc U14A Club fixtures Weekending 28/01/18 Saturday 27/1/18 U11 Premier St. Brendan’s Park Fc U11A v LB Rovers […]

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Tralee Golf Club News

Tralee Golf Club News

January 23, 2018 at 5:23 pm Comments are Disabled

Men’s results, Sunday 21st January (12 holes singles) 1st: Sean O Loughlin (12) 24 points. 2nd: Des Fitzgerald (16) 23 points 3rd: Thomas Eoin Dowling (12) 22 points. 20 CARDS PROCESSED. Fixtures: Sat 27th Jan:  Casual Golf Sun 28th Jan: Captains Drive In. 9 Hole Team Competitions. Front & Back 9. […]

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Austin Stacks

Austin Stacks GAA Club Juvenile News

January 23, 2018 at 5:19 pm Comments are Disabled

ACADAMH na nÓG: Mighty U6 and U8 football last Sunday morning! Very promising players with talent to burn! And our 2018 football activity is in good hands! The Sunday morning groupings will continue as follows: (i) Under 6 Boys (born 2012/13) at 11am at the Mounthawk Gym. William Kirby, Keith McKensie, Johnathon Magnier, […]

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Tralee Imperials Basketball Club News

Tralee Imperials Basketball Club News

January 23, 2018 at 5:16 pm Comments are Disabled

Training continues at the following timesGIRLS Senior Academy U10s Monday 6-7pm, Mounthawk and Thursday 5-6pm, Balloonagh ***Monday 18th Sept in Balloonagh*** U11s Tuesday 6-7pm, Balloonagh and Saturday 10-11.15 am, Cumann Iosaef U12s Team 1 Wednesday 6-7pm, Mounthawk and Friday 5.45-7.15pm, Mounthawk U12s Team 2 Wednesday 6-7.30pm, John Mitchells U14s Team 1 Monday 7-8pm, Balloonagh and Wednesday 7-8.30pm, Presentation U14s Team 2 Tuesday 8-9pm, Balloonagh and Friday 7-8.30pm, Presentation U16 Girls Wednesday 7-8pm, Mounthawk and Friday 7.15-8.30pm, Friday BOYS Senior […]

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Status Orange Wind Warning As Storm Georgina Approaches

Status Orange Wind Warning As Storm Georgina Approaches

January 23, 2018 at 3:25 pm Comments are Disabled

THERE’s a Status Orange Wind Warning for Ireland issued by Met Eireann for tonight. A depression now named Storm Georgina will track to the northwest of the country tonight with southwest winds reaching mean speeds between 65 and 80 km/h, gusting up to 120 km/h for a time tonight. However, […]

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An Bord Pleanála Grants Permission For Betting Shop On Pembroke Street

An Bord Pleanála Grants Permission For Betting Shop On Pembroke Street

January 23, 2018 at 1:05 pm Comments are Disabled

AN Bord Pleanála has granted planning permission for a new bookmakers next to The Greyhound Bar on Pembroke Street. Bar One Racing, who don’t have an presence in town yet, was granted permission last year, but this was appealed by three parties to An Bord Pleanála. However, in a judgement […]

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TRAINING COURSE AIMS TO ENRICH LIVES OF OLDER PEOPLE IN KERRY THROUGH CREATIVITYAge & Opportunity is delighted to announce an exciting new development partnership which will see the innovative Creative Exchanges training programme delivered in Kerry for the first time, with 25 participants taking part at a workshop held in Siamsa Tire Tralee over the weekend . 
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Media Release19 January 2018TRAINING COURSE AIMS TO ENRICH LIVES OF OLDER PEOPLE IN KERRY THROUGH CREATIVITYAge & Opportunity is delighted to announce an exciting new development partnership which will see the innovative Creative Exchanges training programme delivered in Kerry for the first time, with 25 participants taking part.  Creative Exchanges is a QQI accredited course for anyone leading creative activities with older people in care settings, and for those interested in working with older people. Participants develop the skills and confidence needed to plan and facilitate arts activities for older people in either residential or day care settings. This is the first time that the training will be offered in Kerry and is made possible through funding from the Department of Health and Pobal, as part of Kerry’s involvement in the Healthy Ireland plan, and with the support of Siamsa Tíre Home to the National Folk Theatre of Ireland.  Creative Exchanges in Kerry will be delivered in Siamsa Tíre, Tralee over seven one-day sessions, starting on 18th January.  The course brings together practitioners from different arts disciplines to discuss different approaches and to lead participants in arts activity.  Those taking part will have access to Irish experts in the field such as artists Marie Brett, Tom Meskell, Gillian McCarthy, Julie Tiernan and arts educator Bairbre Ann Harkin from the Butler Gallery. Among the participants are care workers, community volunteers, HSE staff and those interested in working with older people in care settings and community groups.  This new initiative will bring a whole new level of creativity into the lives of people in nursing homes and community groups in Kerry by providing the learning and development in relation to guiding creative activities in care settings. Mixing theory, regulations and practical creative work, participants will be able to bring their learning back to their own nursing home or community group, so that people can feel the benefits straight away.Speaking at the course launch Hilary Scanlan, Community Work Manager HSE commented:“We hope that programme participants will gain the skills and knowledge to enable them to deliver varied, innovative and creative programmes in their care settings and communities.  It is a wonderful opportunity to stage this training in an active theatre and arts centre such as Siamsa Tíre. Through this we hope to support varied and stimulating programmes for older people’s groups and encourage active engagement in the community, promoting the vision of Healthy Ireland in Kerry.”Creative Exchanges was developed by Age & Opportunity, the national organisation that inspires everyone to reach their full potential as they age.  The need for such a programme was borne out of research which showed significant benefits for older people in care who have access to the arts. Speaking at the launch, Ciaran McKinney from Age & Opportunity said:“It is so important that those organising activities for older people are skilled and confident in being able to deliver interesting, varied, person-centred activities. These activities can have a direct impact on the quality of life of an older person in care, and in the community.  We are delighted that Creative Exchanges will reach new groups through this initiative". Siamsa Tíre is one of Ireland’s busiest theatres and arts centres and is home to the National Folk Theatre of Ireland, Ireland’s only remaining professional theatre company. It is honoured to host the first Creative Exchanges programme in Kerry. Dedicated to preserving and developing Irish music, song and dance, Siamsa celebrates 50 years of Irish Folk performances. It provides an extensive programme of traditional and contemporary entertainment all year round for both local and growing international audiences and runs a Training Academy to develop new talent in the Irish cultural arts of music, song, dance, storytelling and drama. The Siamsa gallery also hosts exhibitions of Irish and international artists throughout the year and offers a progressive arts programme for locals and in support of artists in Ireland. For more information on Age & Opportunity, visit www.ageandopportunity.ie or find the organisation on Facebook or Twitter (@Age_Opp)ENDSFor further press information and images please contact Anne Kearney on 086 847 9563 or email anne.kearney@ageandopportunity.ieNOTES TO EDITOR:About Age and Opportunity:Age & Opportunity is the national organisation that works to inspire and to create opportunities so that Irish people can live healthy and fulfilling lives as they age.They do this by working with other national and local bodies to provide access to a wide range of activities, events and training opportunities in arts and culture, sport and physical activity, education and active citizenshipAge & Opportunity aims to contribute to changes in attitudes and practices in relation to ageing and older people in Ireland such that as people age they can develop their full potential on three levels – the personal, the societal and the civic - to the extent that each individual chooses.This is informed by international public policy initiatives as well as research showing that participating in society is good for individual health and well-being, and good for communities through the building of social capital. Fundamentally it is also informed by the conviction that full citizenship is the right of everyone no matter what their age or background.

Siamsa Hosts Innovative Programme To Promote Creativity In Older People

January 23, 2018 at 11:58 am Comments are Disabled

AGE & Opportunity’s innovative Creative Exchanges training programme is being delivered in Tralee for the first time, with 25 participants taking part in the first session on Thursday last at Siamsa Tíre. Age & Opportunity is the national organisation that works to inspire and to create opportunities so that Irish people can […]

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Bishop of Kerry Ray Browne launching Catholic Schools Week at Pobalscoil Chorca Dhuibhne last week.

Bishop Of Kerry Launches Catholic Schools Week 2018

January 23, 2018 at 11:09 am Comments are Disabled

CATHOLIC Schools Week 2018 will be celebrated from Sunday, January 28th until Saturday, February.  The theme for the week is: ‘Called to be a Family of Families.’ The programme invites Catholic schools to reflect on and to celebrate the relationship that exists between home, school and parish. To launch Catholic […]

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Fenit Diving Boards Group Happy With Council Meeting On Issue

Fenit Diving Boards Group Happy With Council Meeting On Issue

January 23, 2018 at 10:42 am Comments are Disabled

THE Restore Fenit Diving Boards Campaign (RFDBC) said they very pleased with the meeting with Kerry County Council held yesterday at Council buildings to discuss the issue. A delegation from RFDBC  held a very constructive, cordial and positive meeting with officials to consider the restoration of the diving boards at the […]

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