Archive for February, 2018

Maree O'Connor, Maeve O'Connor, Labhaoise O'Connor, Sinead Joy, Denise O'Mahony, Breda O'Sullivan and Eileen Whelan of Paco at the Paco Coffee Morning/Fashion Show in aid of Inspired on Friday morning. Photo by Dermot Crean

PHOTOS: Paco’s Fundraiser Is An Inspiring Success

February 25, 2018 at 12:34 pm 0 comments

A TRALEE fashion outlet hosted a great coffee/fashion morning on Friday which raised €530 for a great cause. Eileen Whelan of  Paco on The Mall  organised the event to raise funds for the Inspired group based at Friary Lane. Members of the group modelled fashions from the store and there was […]

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PHOTOS: #Tralee On Social Media This Week

PHOTOS: #Tralee On Social Media This Week

February 25, 2018 at 12:33 pm 0 comments

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)… A great job done… 20 people – 2 Hours – […]

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Maryanne McCarthy, Carmel Patton, Anne McGillycuddy, Emma Galvin, Maura Mason and Annemarie O'Flaherty at the University Hospital Kerry 'Sickly Come Dancing' night in Ballygarry House Hotel on Friday. Photo by Dermot Crean

PHOTOS: All The Style From The ‘Sickly Come Dancing’ Event (Part 2)

February 25, 2018 at 12:33 pm 0 comments

OVER 700 people had a great time at the University Hospital Kerry ‘Sickly Come Dancing’ event in Ballygarry House last night. As we told you yesterday (click here for previous coverage)  Allan Morales and Hazel Reid were the judges winners and the public and audience winners were Chris Carmody/Joe Diggins […]

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Pictured at Cork County Hall with Mayor of Cork County, Cllr. Declan Hurley and Brittany McDonough, Director of Global Partnerships at MassChallenge (on right of County Mayor) for the closing ceremony of Bridge to MassChallenge Cork boot camp, were the 12 successful start-ups that will advance to the next stage of the international competition.
Over fifty Irish start-ups applied to the competition, twenty were shortlisted to take part in a three-day intensive boot camp in Cork and these 12 successful start-ups will advance to a week-long all expenses paid boot camp in Boston in April 2018. From this, the top two companies will be selected to go forward to second round judging for one of MassChallenge’s international accelerators. See www.corkcoco.ie/b2mccork #B2MCCork
The twelve successful companies were: Alcass Health Solutions Ltd; BioBind; CroiValve; CortechsConnect; Gasgon Medical; Hidramed Solutions Ltd; Marion Surgical; Medrec.io;  myAccessHub;  Nasal Medical; Remedy Biologics Ltd; ViClarity.
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Two Tralee-Based Companies Make Final 12 In Bridge To MassChallenge

February 25, 2018 at 12:33 pm 0 comments

TWO Tralee-based companies in the Tom Crean Centre have progressed to the final 12 in the Bridge To MassChallenge. ViClarity a Governance, Risk and Compliance technology provider and myAccessHub a company who provide businesses with assessment and training services to increase their accessibility, particularly for people with Autism, have made […]

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KCFE To Host Information Evening For Parents Of School Leavers

KCFE To Host Information Evening For Parents Of School Leavers

February 25, 2018 at 12:32 pm 0 comments

PARENTS and guardians of school leavers are invited to an Information Evening Talk being held by Kerry College of Further Education, Clash, Tralee this Thursday, March 1, commencing at 6.30pm. The event is specifically geared towards educating parents on the full-time further education options available at the college which can […]

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Roger Harty: The Creation Of Adam

Roger Harty: The Creation Of Adam

February 25, 2018 at 12:31 pm 0 comments

THERE is an old Chinese proverb which says that ‘One picture creates ten thousand words’. For me without doubt the painting of ‘The Creation Of Adam’ by Michelangelo is one such painting. It is the central painting of the ceiling in the Sistine Chapel in the Vatican and in my […]

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Aoife O'Reilly of SouthKerry Skillsnet, Adrienne Dowd of Adrienne Dowd book keeping services, Kara McDonagh and Noranne Keane of Sean Taaffe group at the 'Pitch Masterclass — Pitch, Present, Propose' event organised by Kerry Businesswomen's Network in association with Kerry Local Enterprise Office at The Rose Hotel on Friday. Photo by Tara Donoghue Photography

PHOTOS: Great Turnout For KBN’s ‘Pitch Masterclass’ Event At Rose Hotel

February 24, 2018 at 10:41 am 0 comments

THERE was a very good turnout at the latest event hosted by the Kerry Businesswomen’s Network on Friday at The Rose Hotel. ‘Pitch Masterclass — Pitch, Present, Propose’ saw KBN in association with Kerry Local Enterprise Office host the event which was open to male and females and suitable for managers, team […]

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The opening dance at the University Hospital Kerry 'Sickly Come Dancing' night in Ballygarry House Hotel on Friday. Photo by Dermot Crean

PHOTOS/VIDEO: Fantastic Fun At UHK’s ‘Sickly Come Dancing’ (Part 1)

February 24, 2018 at 10:40 am 0 comments

YOU wouldn’t want to get sick last night, because it seemed like the entire medical community from University Hospital Kerry was in Ballygarry House Hotel! The occasion was the ‘Sickly Come Dancing’ Contest, organised by the hospital’s social club, where 12 couples took to the floor to raise funds for the […]

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Volunteers who got together at the railway tracks near Blennerville to try to clean up the rubbish which washed up after recent high tides and flooding. Photo by Dermot Crean

Volunteers Collect A Phenomenal Amount Of Rubbish At Old Railway Line

February 24, 2018 at 10:34 am 0 comments

IN just two hours on Friday afternoon, volunteers cleaning up the disused railway line between Blennerville and Tralee collected 115 bags of rubbish. On Monday, local woman Catherine Dolan came across the rubbish, which had washed up after recent storm flooding and high tides. She put an appeal out on […]

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Oisin Spillane of Mercy Mounthawk (pictured here competing at North Munster Cross Country at, Pallaskenry last month) was 4th yesterday.

PHOTOS: Tralee School Athletes Among Medals At Munster Championships

February 24, 2018 at 10:33 am 0 comments

Report: Adrienne McLoughlin QUALIFIERS from North and South Munster  Post-Primary Schools competitions competed in the Munster Schools Cross-Country Championships which were held at Waterford I.T. on Friday. The course was dry underfoot and hilly, making for fast racing.  Well done to all who competed and congratulations to our Kerry athletes […]

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The CBS team who won the CBS Primary Hoops Tournament on Friday.

PHOTOS: Hosts Win CBS Primary Schools Hoops Basketball Tournament

February 24, 2018 at 10:33 am 0 comments

THE CBS Primary Hoops Tournament was held at the John Mitchels Sports Complex in Ballyseedy and it was another hotly contested event. Twelve teams from the North Kerry area took part in the tournament which is now in its fourth year. The tournament aims at giving Primary school boys in the Tralee area a chance to […]

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Mikey Boyle in Kerry v Meath Christy Ring Cup match in Austin Stack Park on Saturday. Photo by Gavin O'Connor

PREVIEW: Kerry May Have To Win Big Against Meath On Sunday

February 24, 2018 at 10:30 am 0 comments

Mike O’Halloran says Kerry will probably need to win by a good margin against Meath if they want to keep their Division 2A title hopes alive… THE big news from the Kerry hurling camp is the omission of Shane Nolan from the starting fifteen for the crunch game against Meath […]

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Kerry Camogie Side To Face Clare On Sunday Named

Kerry Camogie Side To Face Clare On Sunday Named

February 24, 2018 at 10:28 am 0 comments

THE Kerry Senior Camogie Team to face Clare at Meelick at 2pm on Sunday in Division 3 of the Littlewooods Ireland National Camogie League has been named and it’s an all Clammaurice line-up. 1 Alanna Maunsell Clanmaurice 2 Aine O’Connor Clanmaurice 3 Niamh Leen Clanmaurice 4 Michelle Costello Clanmaurice 5 […]

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Saoirse Ronan and Laurie Metcalf in 'Lady Bird'.

McCann At The Movies: ‘Lady Bird’ Is A Charming Coming Of Age Tale

February 24, 2018 at 10:15 am 0 comments

Our movie guy, John McCann, says ‘Lady Bird’ sees Saoirse Ronan in award-winning form in a movie that will resonate with audiences… Nominated for five Academy Awards and the winner of two Golden Globes Ladybird is the semi autobiographical tale of writer/director Greta Gerwig’s adolescence upbringing in Sacremento, California. Christine “Lady Bird” […]

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Jack Barry tries his luck.  Photo by Dermot Crean

Here’s The Kerry Team To Play Galway On Sunday

February 23, 2018 at 9:07 pm 0 comments

JACK Barry makes a return to midfield for Kerry in a team which sees David Clifford return to the starting line-up to face Galway in Austin Stack Park on Sunday (2.30pm). Barry O’Sullivan of Dingle partners the Na Gaeil man in midfield and Barry John Keane of Kerins O’Rahillys retains […]

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Met Éireann Has Issued A Weather Warning…For An Entire Week

Met Éireann Has Issued A Weather Warning…For An Entire Week

February 23, 2018 at 4:23 pm 0 comments

THIS is a sign that Met Eireann are confident we’re going to be pretty cold for the next week. A Status Yellow Weather Advisory has been issued for Ireland as exceptionally cold weather is forecast for next week with significant wind chill and severe frosts. Disruptive snow showers are expected […]

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Here’s How Much Kerry Players Have Won On Winning Streak Over The Years

Here’s How Much Kerry Players Have Won On Winning Streak Over The Years

February 23, 2018 at 4:12 pm 0 comments

IT’S a big weekend for the National Lottery as they celebrate the 1,000th show this Saturday night. Angela O’Sullivan from Killarney will be the 233rd Kerry person to appear on the show over the past 28 years. In fact, the 232 Kerry players have won the seventh most money in […]

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Tammy and Paddy O'Connell and Michael McCormack before the cycle in aid of Fenit Lifeboat on Saturday morning. Photo by Dermot Crean

Plenty Time To Prepare For Annual Fenit RNLI Cycle Fundraiser

February 23, 2018 at 2:49 pm 0 comments

ATTENTION all cyclists! The annual Fenit RNLI Annual 50km Cycle Fundraiser is stet to take place on Saturday, May 5 this year. Details of the 16th annual Fenit Lifeboat charity fun cycle have just been announced and the 50 kilometre event will see cyclists make their way from Tralee through Farranfore and […]

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Repro Free - Irish Women’s Rugby captain Ciara Griffin with students from Presentation secondary school, Castle Island to promote Bus Éireann’s ‘Go Places’ competition. The competition invites TY students to share their memories of their journey to school. Deadline for entries is March 16. Pictured with Kerry native Ciara Griffin, captain of the Irish Women’s Rugby team are TY students . Pictured L/R Leanne Sugrue , Lisa Brosnan,  Kayla O'Connor and Lizzie May Hartnett  .  For more information see www.goplaceswithbe.ie 
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PRESS INFO - Irish Women’s Rugby captain teams up with TY students to promote Bus Éireann’s Go Places competition 3 weeks to closing date for Bus Éireann’s Transition Year competition TY students invited to create memories of their school journey For immediate release, February 19, 2018Kerry native Ciara Griffin, captain of the Irish Women’s Rugby team, teamed up with students from Presentation secondary school, Castleisland Co. Cork to promote the Bus Éireann competition for transition year students – ‘Go Places’. The March 16th deadline for entries to the competition is now fast approaching - and with just 3 weeks to go, Ciara Griffin is encouraging transition year students to enter.   As part of the competition, students are being invited to submit projects – in words, photographs, or videos – about their journey to school. Whether they travel by foot, bike, car or bus – Bus Éireann want to hear about their journey.  Where do they go? How do they spend that time? Who do they travel with? Who are the people and what are the places in their community that they pass by every day, and what are their stories? Bus Éireann has operated the School Transport Scheme on behalf of the Department of Education and Skills for 50 years. Every day in Kerry, it transports 5,340 pupils to and from school on 185 buses under the scheme. That breaks down into each day 28,568kms on 289 school routes.Three lucky winners will receive an iPad and the overall winners will also receive a day trip with entry to Tayto Park for their class driven by a private coach.Six nations rugby star, Ciara Griffin, recalls her journey on the bus to Castleisland school. She said, “I remember waiting with my friends at handball alley to get the bus to Presentation School Castleisland. We always had good fun on the bus, catching up, doing homework, sometimes we even threw the ball around! It was also a great way to make friends with people who aren’t in your class. Kerry students should definitely capture those memories. There’s only 3 weeks to go in the competition so get your creative juices flowing!”Go Places with Bus Éireann is open to all TY students from across the Republic of Ireland. Deadline for entries is March 16th, 2018. For more information visit www.goplaceswithbe.ie Ends //NOTES TO EDITOR *The School Transport Scheme has been operated by the CIE Group/ Bus Éireann since 1967. Bus Éireann was established as a separate company under the CIE group of companies in 1987. Media Contact:Q4 Public Relations: Sinéad McGovern (087) 6411725 // Cora Lanigan (087) 3537419 . 
About the School Transport Scheme Every day, in the region of 115,000 children from 3,000 schools travel to and from school on the scheme nationally, on 4,500 vehicles across 6,500 routes. This adds up to more than 40 million individual journeys school children under the scheme annually. This includes 12,000 Special Educational Needs (SEN) students and 25,000 children who travel on a concessionary basis (those who are not automatically eligible but who may be accommodated if there are places remaining after eligible students are catered for).  The scheme supports 7,500 jobs across Ireland, as 90% of the scheme is delivered by SME contractors on behalf of Bus Éireann.  Last year, Bus Éireann marked 50 years’ operating the School Transport Scheme.

Irish Captain Ciara Helps Promote Bus Éireann Competition For TY Students

February 23, 2018 at 2:38 pm 0 comments

BALLYMAC native, Ciara Griffin, captain of the Irish Women’s Rugby team, teamed up with students from Presentation secondary school, Castleisland, to promote the Bus Éireann competition for transition year students – ‘Go Places’. As part of the competition, students are being invited to submit projects – in words, photographs, or […]

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Kerry ETB trainees Ieva Grigaite (3rd), Peter Morrissey (2nd) and Noel McElligott (1st) who had a clean sweep in the Adult category at the LiveLife Film Competition Awards this week.

A Kerry ETB One, Two, Three At Film Awards

February 23, 2018 at 10:22 am 0 comments

KERRY ETB Training Centre is celebrating the success of Noel McElligott, Peter Morrissey and Leva Grigaite on their recent win at the Donal Walsh – live life Film Competition this week. The trainees, all studying on Kerry ETB Training Centres Nationally acclaimed Broadcast Production Skills – Film & TV, were thrilled with […]

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Tralee Harriers members, sponsors of the Tralee Marathon series and supporters gather at the official turning on of the lights at their training grounds on the Dan Spring Road on Thursday night. Photo by Dermot Crean

Tralee Harriers Turn On The Bright Lights At Training Grounds

February 23, 2018 at 9:55 am 0 comments

MEMBERS of Tralee Harriers gathered at their training grounds off the Dan Spring Road last night to officially turn on their new floodlights at the track. They were joined by special guest Mayor of Tralee Norma Foley, longtime supporters and sponsors of the Tralee Marathon series which is funding developments […]

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Still Time To Vote For Tralee’s Junk Kouture Entrants

Still Time To Vote For Tralee’s Junk Kouture Entrants

February 23, 2018 at 9:17 am 0 comments

WHILE earlier this week we told you about Mercy Mounthawk’s entry in the Regional finals of the Bank of Ireland Junk Kouture competition (click here), there are three other entries from Tralee schools vying to win. Over in Presentation Secondary School, Edel Campion, Zainab Lawall and Niamh Rahilly created a […]

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Three Things To Do This Weekend

Three Things To Do This Weekend

February 23, 2018 at 9:17 am 0 comments

It’s a busy weekend if sport is your thing, but even if it isn’t, the weather is looking dry enough to get out and about… Friday 1. Fun at Na Gaeil club… Two great nights of comedy drama are guaranteed at ‘One Murder and a Christening’, on Friday and Saturday […]

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Talk On Osteoporosis And Bone Health At The Rose Hotel

Talk On Osteoporosis And Bone Health At The Rose Hotel

February 23, 2018 at 9:16 am 0 comments

A TALK on Osteoporosis and Bone Health will take place at The Rose Hotel on Friday, March 2 at 7pm. The speakers at the event, which is sponsored by CH Tralee and the National Dairy Council, are Professor Moira O’Brien, Osteoporosis and Sports Medicine Consultant, Michelle O’Brien, CEO Irish Osteoporosis Society and Sheila King, Registered […]

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Making sure Kerry tourism businesses are prepared to capitalise fully on an expected upswing in social media searches was the purpose of a Fáilte Ireland workshop which was held in the Brehon Hotel, Killarney. The workshop was held ahead of an up-coming Tourism Ireland social media initiative with popular holiday booking website, TripAdvisor. At the event were from left,Majella Milward, The Ashe Hotel, Tralee, Finola O’Mahony, Tourism Ireland Europe and Marie Galvin, Ballygarry Hotel, Tralee.Photo:Valerie O’Sullivan/FREE PIC***

PHOTOS: Tralee Hotels Represented At Workshop On WAW Tourism Initiative

February 22, 2018 at 4:35 pm 0 comments

REPRESENTATIVES from Tralee hotels and businesses were among those who attended a workshop on Tuesday on how to capitalise on an upcoming social media initiative which will see Kerry promoted on different platforms. Making sure tourism businesses are prepared to capitalise fully on an expected upswing in social media searches […]

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Jack Herlihy, Emer and Jack O' Connor, Mary Murphy , Marcella Herlihy
Pictured at the Tralee Credit Union Ltd reached a milestone last Sunday 18th February when it officially turned 50.  To kick start their 50th year celebrations St. John’s Church in Tralee dedicated the 12 noon Sunday Mass to Tralee Credit Union’s former and current voluntary board of directors in Tralee, Tralee CIE, Castleisland and Killorglin. 
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PHOTOS: Tralee Credit Union Hosts 50th Anniversary Celebration

February 22, 2018 at 3:10 pm 0 comments

TRALEE Credit Union Ltd reached a milestone last Sunday when it officially turned 50. To kick start their 50th year celebrations St. John’s Church in Tralee dedicated the 12 noon Sunday Mass to Tralee Credit Union’s former and current voluntary board of directors in Tralee, Tralee CIE, Castleisland and Killorglin. […]

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A Feast Of Basketball On Saturday At Tralee Sports Complex

A Feast Of Basketball On Saturday At Tralee Sports Complex

February 22, 2018 at 1:55 pm 0 comments

BASKETBALL lovers are very well taken care of this weekend with all of Saturday devoted to the sport in the Tralee Sports Complex court. First of all, Tralee Tigers are hosting their U19 Invitational Tournament which will see teams from St Mary’s Castleisland, St Paul’s Killarney, Hertfordshire Warriors from the […]

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Noel McElligott with his first prize at the LiveLife Film Competition Awards at the Brandon Hotel on Wednesday. Photo by Dermot Crean

PHOTOS: Hundreds Enjoy Donal Walsh Livelife Film Competition Awards

February 22, 2018 at 12:00 pm 0 comments

THE Brandon Hotel came alive yesterday with some well known faces joining the hundreds of students from schools around Munster at the annual Donal Walsh LiveLife Foundation Film Competition Awards. Maurice Galwey, Aidan O’Mahony and RTE’s Teresa Mannion were among the judges attending for the competition awards, which drew a large […]

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Eileen Whelan of Paco Tralee.

Paco To Host Coffee Morning/Fashion Show In Aid Of Inspired

February 22, 2018 at 10:04 am 0 comments

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 for the Inspired group based at Friary Lane. From 11am to 1pm, there’ll be teas, coffees and […]

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Nathan McDonnell at the revamped cafe at Tralee Bay Wetlands. Photo by Dermot Crean

Ballyseedy Breathes New Life Into Tralee Bay Wetlands

February 21, 2018 at 8:02 pm 0 comments

IF you’ve been to the Wetlands in the past couple of months you might have seen some exciting new changes. Back in early December, Ballyseedy Home & Garden Centre branched out and took over the lease for the cafe/restaurant at Tralee Bay Wetlands. The result is a revamp in decor […]

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