Archive for February 14th, 2018

Record Number Of Patients On Trolleys At UHK Today

Record Number Of Patients On Trolleys At UHK Today

February 14, 2018 at 2:20 pm Comments are Disabled

THERE are 35 patients waiting on trolleys at University Hospital Kerry today according to figures from the Irish Nurses and Midwives Organisation. This is a record number at the hospital since the INMO started compiling  figures based on daily checks in emergency departments and wards across the country 12 years […]

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A €333,000 Winning Euromillions Ticket Has Been Bought In Kerry

A €333,000 Winning Euromillions Ticket Has Been Bought In Kerry

February 14, 2018 at 10:02 am Comments are Disabled

THE National Lottery have this morning appealed to EuroMillions players in Kerry to check their tickets after one lucky player scooped the Match 5 + Lucky Star prize of €333,913 in Tuesday night’s €138 million EuroMillions draw. The winning Quick Pick ticket was sold at The Reeks Gateway Centra on […]

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Noranne Scollard, Mary Ann Dennehy, Teresa Higgins-Walker, Suzanne O’Sullivan, Kitty Walsh & Kelly Robbins at the Lee Strand Annual Social on Saturday night at the Ballygarry House Hotel in Tralee. Photo by Domnick Walsh

PHOTOS: A Night Of Awards And Style At Lee Strand Social

February 14, 2018 at 9:15 am Comments are Disabled

OVER 300 people attended the 55th year of the Lee Strand Annual Social on Saturday night at the Ballygarry House Hotel in Tralee. The annual gathering attended by farmers, shareholders, staff and customers of Lee Strand was a wonderful social evening of fine dining, great music and dancing. On arrival guests were welcomed with […]

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Bridie Roche, Damien Roche and Richie Houlihan at the fundraiser in aid of Recovery Haven at Kirby's Brogue Inn on Tuesday. Photo by Dermot Crean

PHOTOS: Pancakes At The Brogue Fundraiser For Recovery Haven

February 14, 2018 at 9:15 am Comments are Disabled

THERE was a stream of people into Kirby’s Brogue Inn all morning as people tucked into pancakes in aid of Recovery Haven. Fiona Kirby, husband Kevin and team served up free pancakes with every tea and coffee bought between 10am and 12 noon and patrons were invited to make a […]

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Students from the Institute of Technology Tralee travelled to Dublin to represent the Institute’s Hotel, Culinary Arts and Tourism Department at the Chef Ireland Culinary Competitions. The national competition, organised by the Panel of Chefs of Ireland and endorsed by the World Association of Chefs Societies, Students Pictured back in Tralee at the HCT North Campus were Castleisland man James O Sullivan Duck Dish – Bronze Medal winner , Dingle lady Nita Comerford Moul - Duck Dish – Bronze Medal winner and  Tralee lady Victoria Rinsma - Beef Fillet Dish – Bronze Medal winner . Also in picture is student memtor Dan Browne of the IT Tralee . 
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IT Tralee Culinary Students prove their skills and knowledge at Chef Ireland CompetitionsStudents from the Institute of Technology Tralee travelled to Dublin to represent the Institute’s Hotel, Culinary Arts and Tourism Department at the Chef Ireland Culinary Competitions. The national competition, organised by the Panel of Chefs of Ireland and endorsed by the World Association of Chefs Societies, is held as part of one of Ireland`s largest hospitality and culinary events, Food and Bev Live 2018.Food and Bev live provides an opportunity for Ireland’s most talented student chefs and hospitality students from colleges all across the country to go head-to-head in tightly fought contest across a broad variety of competitions.  The team of four students from the IT Tralee, who are currently studying a 3-year BA in Culinary Arts, competed across three categories and they were not left lacking when it came to prizes.  Shaun O Connor from Valentia Island achieved a bronze medal in the Irish Lamb competition where he showcased the very best of Kerry produce in using a lamb rump from Ring of Kerry Lamb. In the Silver Hill Duck senior competition, Nita Comerford Moul from Dingle and James O Sullivan from Castleisland were both awarded a bronze medal. Victoria Rinsma from Canada, who joined the programme at IT Tralee this year, took part in the Irish Beef Fillet competition open class and was awarded a bronze medal. The college mentor for all competitors was Chef Lecturer Dan Browne (Listowel). With the exception of the Lamb competition the students were competing in Open and Senior Class competitions against all levels of qualified chefs. Commending the students on their achievements, Head of Departments of Business & Hotel, Culinary Arts and Tourism Ray O’Connor-Desmond said: “We would like to congratulate and acknowledge how proud we are of our students and their great achievement on a national stage. There is no doubt that such achievements will greatly enhance their future career prospects. We would also like to make special mention of Chef Dan Browne, for his dedication and commitment in preparing the students for the competition and all those who helped make this a reality for the students.”Two students from the National Learning Network in Tralee, who are currently undertaking the Minor Award in Culinary Skills Springboard Programme at the Institute of Technology Tralee, Imelda O Reilly and Craig Coady, were also awarded bronze medals in the Irish Pork Junior Class & Hot Dessert Open Class. Imelda was announced as the overall class winner in the Hot Dessert Open Class competition. ##END##--------------------------------------------Shaun O Connor - Lamb Dish – Bronze Medal Victoria Rinsma - Beef Fillet Dish – Bronze MedalNita Comerford Moul - Duck Dish – Bronze MedalJames O Sullivan Duck Dish – Bronze Medal For additional information please contact Sarah.flaherty@staff.ittralee.ie

IT Tralee Students Bring Home Medals From Chef Ireland Competition

February 14, 2018 at 9:15 am Comments are Disabled

STUDENTS from the Institute of Technology Tralee travelled to Dublin to represent the Institute’s Hotel, Culinary Arts and Tourism Department at the Chef Ireland Culinary Competitions and brought home four bronze medals. The national competition, organised by the Panel of Chefs of Ireland and endorsed by the World Association of Chefs Societies, […]

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At the presentation of the award to Baile Mhuire Day Care Centre on Tuesday were Aidan Kelly, Development Officer with Baile Mhuire; Paddy Garvey, Chairperson of Baile Mhuire; Padraig Mallon of Kerry Group; John Stack, Chairperson of NEWKD and Eamon O'Reilly, NEWKD. Photo by Dermot Crean

Baile Mhuire’s Contribution To Tralee Area Recognised With Award

February 14, 2018 at 9:14 am Comments are Disabled

KERRY Group in partnership with NEWKD presented a Community Vibrancy Recognition Programme Award to the Baile Mhuire Day Care Centre in Balloonagh on Tuesday. The award recognises their valuable contribution to the community vibrancy of the Tralee area, the social supports in the provision of day care services for older people and Community, […]

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A United Front Against Court Sittings Moving Out Of Town Centre

A United Front Against Court Sittings Moving Out Of Town Centre

February 14, 2018 at 9:14 am 1 comment

AN Alliance of Tralee businesses, town centre traders , legal practitioners and public representatives will be writing to Minister for Justice and the Courts Service outlining a joint position that court hearings should remain in the Courthouse on Ashe Street . Members of the various interests met on Tuesday afternoon […]

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Na Gaeil  Léiriú team and mentors, in their new gear, ready for the All Ireland in Sligo this weekend.

Na Gaeil Group All Set To Compete In All-Ireland Scór Na nÓg Final

February 14, 2018 at 9:12 am Comments are Disabled

AFTER months of rehearsals, success at county and provincial level, a group of youngsters from the Na Gaeil club will bid for All-Ireland glory this weekend. On this Friday evening, a coach full of young people, their mentors, families and friends will set off for Knockarea, Sligo for the All-Ireland […]

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