Archive for March, 2018

Most of the participants at the start of the Tralee Good Friday Walk for Kerry Hospice at The Grand Hotel. Photo by Dermot Crean

PHOTOS: Good Friday Walks Raise Funds For Kerry Hospice

March 31, 2018 at 10:45 am Comments are Disabled

THE annual Good Friday walks for Kerry Hospice provided a chance for people to get an active start to the day for a great cause. There were two walks in the Tralee area — one taking off from the Grand Hotel and the other from The Tankard in Spa/Fenit. The […]

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Here’s Where Residential Property Was Sold Around Tralee In February

Here’s Where Residential Property Was Sold Around Tralee In February

March 31, 2018 at 10:44 am Comments are Disabled

THE most up to date statistics from the Residential Property Price Register shows that February was another very good month for sales of houses and apartment in the Tralee area. There were 29 properties sold, fetching a total of €5,396,371. The property that sold for the most in Tralee in […]

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At the relaunch of the new St Pat's GAA club website at then Station House on Friday evening were Marie Fitzgibbon, Dipo Dairo (PRO), Jimmy Mulligan (Chairman), Tadhg O'Halloran (Club Delegate) and special guest Aidan O'Mahony. Photo by Dermot Crean

St Pat’s Relaunch Website As Juveniles Receive Medals

March 31, 2018 at 10:44 am Comments are Disabled

ST Pats held a rescheduled medal presentation for juvenile players at The Station House on Friday evening. Former Kerry star, Aidan O’Mahony, was the special guest and gave out the medals to the Under 12 girls side who won the County League Shield and the Under 15 team who won […]

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Rooney Mara as Mary Magdalene.

McCann At The Movies: A Lot To Admire, But ‘Mary Magdalene’ Just Falls Short

March 31, 2018 at 10:43 am Comments are Disabled

John McCann says ‘Mary Magdelene is a well-crafted biblical tale that just falls short of director Garth Davis’ standard… Following on from the huge success of his debut feature film ‘Lion’, director Garth Davis takes on the retelling of a famous religious tale in the shape of Mary Magdelene. This […]

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Know Your Rights: Part-Time Work And Social Welfare Payments

March 31, 2018 at 10:42 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’m working part-time on a low wage. Do I qualify for any social welfare payments? Answer: It depends on your personal circumstances. Many people work part-time before taking up full-time […]

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Applegreen In Tralee Giving Free Coffee/Tea To Drivers On Friday And Monday

Applegreen In Tralee Giving Free Coffee/Tea To Drivers On Friday And Monday

March 30, 2018 at 1:36 pm Comments are Disabled

THE three Applegreen service stations in Tralee are giving out a free coffee or tea to drivers today (Friday) and Monday. The company has teamed up again with the Road Safety Authority Ireland to help drivers stay alert on Irish roads this Easter weekend. On Friday 30th March and Monday […]

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The Icon of The Holy Family will visit Tralee next month.

Icon Of The Holy Family To Visit Tralee Next Month

March 30, 2018 at 1:19 pm Comments are Disabled

ST John’s Church in Tralee will host a visit of the Icon of the Holy Family in April. The Icon of the Holy Family is a large three panelled piece representing the Holy Family at home, and on either side, Jesus healing a young girl and Jesus at the Wedding […]

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The former Goblin factory.

Former Goblin/The Kerryman Site In Clash Sold

March 30, 2018 at 9:28 am 1 comment

THE former Goblin/Kerryman site in the Clash Industrial Estate has been sold. The 15.2 acre site includes 120,000 square feet of commercial units. The Goblin site has been vacant for well over ten years while NEWKD had offices in former Kerryman site for a while — before moving to town a […]

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Four Kerry Properties To Be Sold At Online Auction

Four Kerry Properties To Be Sold At Online Auction

March 30, 2018 at 9:10 am Comments are Disabled

A DETACHED five-bed house in Ballyheigue and eight houses near Banna are two of four Kerry lots that will go to an online auction next month. Bidx1 (formerly Allsop) are holding an online auction on Friday, April 13 beginning at 8am. Among the Kerry properties is a detached five bedroom house […]

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Cara Credit Union Name Officially Launched At Open Day

Cara Credit Union Name Officially Launched At Open Day

March 30, 2018 at 9:10 am 2 comments

THURSDAY was a historic day for Tralee Credit Union as, after 50 years, the name was changed. It was decided to rebrand it as Cara Credit Union as there are now three offices in Tralee, Castleisland and Killorglin and the directors felt the name “Tralee Credit Union” is not fully […]

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Kids and volunteers from Campabilities in the Town Park on Thursday. Photo by Dermot Crean

Kids With Visual Impairment Join Junior Park Run Team

March 30, 2018 at 9:09 am Comments are Disabled

TRALEE Town Park was the venue for a special event on Thursday when kids from Campabilities took part in a Junior Park Run. Campabilities is a national camp run for kids with Vision Impairment, with 42 campers from 16 counties in Ireland. Campabilities which is being run by Cara which has an […]

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Martin Ferris.

Ferris Wants Investigation Into Work Practices And Workloads At UHK

March 29, 2018 at 8:35 pm Comments are Disabled

A KERRY TD has called on the HSE to investigate work practices and workloads at University Hospital Kerry. Sinn Féin TD Martin Ferris was speaking in the Dáil yesterday where he said he met management at the hospital on January 29 to voice concerns about workplace practices and low morale […]

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Front; Helena McDonagh, Rachel Fitzgerald and Linda O'Sullivan. At back; Siobhan O'Connor, Triona McCorry, Kirsty Nowak, Cecelia O'Callaghan and Nicola O'Connor, contestants in the Ardfert NS 'Lip Sing Battle' at the launch of the event at Ballyroe Heights Hotel on Thursday evening. Photo by Dermot Crean

Hundreds Expected For Ardfert NS ‘Lip Sing’ Event At Ballyroe

March 29, 2018 at 10:55 am Comments are Disabled

THE final countdown is on for Saturday’s Ardfert National School ‘Lip Sing’ event and the organisers have made extra tickets available on the night. After two sell-out Strictly Come Dancing events over the past couple of years, the school to host their first ‘Lip Sing Battle’ at the Ballyroe Heights […]

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Planning has been lodged for a skate park on the green area just below the car park at Tralee S

Planning Lodged For Skate Park At Tralee Sports And Leisure Centre

March 29, 2018 at 10:04 am Comments are Disabled

PLANNING has been lodged with Kerry County Council for an 800 sq.m skate park in the grounds of Tralee Sports and Leisure Centre. The planning was lodged by Billy Downes on behalf of the Tralee Skate Park Community Group on March 1 and it is hoped that in time funding […]

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At the presentation of a cheque from the Bon Secours to the UHK Chemotherapy Unit fund were, from left; Hospital Mission Leader at Bon Secours Owen McCarthy; Lana Raftery, Jack Diggins, Joseph Diggins, Mary Fitzgerald UHK, Teresa Walsh UHK, Elsa Cenaj and Manager of Bon Secours Tralee, TJ O'Connor. Photo by Dermot Crean

Bon Secours Presents Cheque To University Hospital Kerry Unit Fund

March 29, 2018 at 10:03 am Comments are Disabled

IT’S been over a month since the 12 couples took to the dance floor at Ballygarry House Hotel for ‘Sickly Come Dancing’ and the money is still coming in. On Wednesday, the Bon Secours handed over a cheque for €1,500 to go towards the fund to extend the Chemotherapy unit […]

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Coláiste Gleann Lí students taking part in the 'Pop-Up Gaeltacht'. Photo by Dermot Crean

Coláiste Gleann Lí Students Organise ‘Pop-Up Gaeltacht’

March 29, 2018 at 10:02 am Comments are Disabled

COLÁISTE Gleann Lí marked Seachtain Na Gaeilge last week with their own ‘Pop-up Gaeltacht’ last Thursday. Organised by the First Years, there was a host of activities including a raffle for Easter Eggs with the Healthy Haven canteen supplying the treats. Every student made the effort for the day and […]

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Seamus Harty

Young Tralee Musician Gets Nice National Exposure

March 28, 2018 at 5:27 pm Comments are Disabled

WE’VE known about the talents of Seamus Harty for a while in Tralee, but today he got a bit of exposure on a national news website. The 16 year old singer/songwriter was featured in a story on BreakingNews.ie by Tralee woman, Anna O’Donoghue. The website has around 490,000 like for its […]

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Sean Dowling.

Sean’s One Of 30 Selected In Ireland For US Programme

March 28, 2018 at 4:54 pm Comments are Disabled

A BLENNERVILLE man has been selected to participate in the Washington Ireland Program for Service and Leadership (WIP) this year. Former Mercy Mounthawk pupil, Sean Dowling, will head to the USA with 29 other students from Ireland and Northern Ireland. “It’s a real honour and privilege to be selected for […]

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Jake Carter.

‘Dancing With The Stars’ Winner For Kerry Gig This Friday

March 28, 2018 at 1:22 pm Comments are Disabled

FRESH from winning RTE’s Dancing on the Stars on Sunday, Jake Carter kicks off his national tour at the INEC Acoustic Club this Good Friday. Following his success on Dancing With The Stars, Jake is keen to strap on his guitar and get back on the road with his band […]

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The 20th annual Tralee Good Friday Walk taking off from The Grand Hotel. Photo by Lisa O'Mahony.

Don’t Forget The Good Friday Walks For Kerry Hospice

March 28, 2018 at 1:09 pm Comments are Disabled

GOOD Friday is just a couple of days away and people are being urged to support the two walks in aid of the Kerry Hospice in the Tralee area. The Tralee walk will begin from The Grand Hotel at 10am on Friday, March 30. Walkers in the 22nd annual event […]

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Taking off at the start of the Fancy Dress Fun Run on Saturday in the Town Park. Photo by Dermot Crean

Lots To Look Forward To At Tír Na nÓg Festival This Weekend

March 28, 2018 at 12:49 pm Comments are Disabled

WHILE the Easter Tea Party in the Ashe Hotel is sold out, there is still much to enjoy for youngsters at the upcoming Tír na nÓg Children’s Festival this weekend in Tralee. First up is the free children’s party and puppet show at Caballs Toymaster on Saturday morning  from 10am […]

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IWA Tralee Branch To Host Table Quiz

IWA Tralee Branch To Host Table Quiz

March 28, 2018 at 12:29 pm Comments are Disabled

FANCY testing the general knowledge for a great cause next week? Well, the Irish Wheelchair Association Tralee branch is hosting their annual table quiz in the Greyhound Bar on Thursday, April 5 at 8.30pm. Tables of four are €40 and there will be spot prizes and refreshments on the night. […]

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New Development Planned At John Joe Sheehy Road/Slatts Car Park Area

New Development Planned At John Joe Sheehy Road/Slatts Car Park Area

March 28, 2018 at 11:19 am 1 comment

A PLANNING application has been lodged with Kerry County Council to build a pharmacy, cafe, medical offices and retail units adjacent to Slatts Car Park/John Joe Sheehy Road. The application is to build a three-storey mixed use development (c.2,217m) to consist of a pharmacy, a cafe and three commercial/retail units […]

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Tralee Toastmasters are looking for new members.

Tralee Toastmasters Plan 25th Anniversary Celebration

March 28, 2018 at 10:24 am Comments are Disabled

TWENTY-FIVE years ago, the world got a new Toastmasters club, established in Tralee. The club grew, matured  and now it is proud to be a fine member in the family of the Irish Toastmasters’ clubs. To celebrate their  anniversary, the club is holding an open event in Kerins O’Rahilly’s GAA club on Saturday, […]

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Austin Stacks

Austin Stacks GAA Club Juvenile News

March 27, 2018 at 5:19 pm Comments are Disabled

  BALLRAÍOCHT (Membership): Club membership for all our juvenile players is now due. Spriocdáta: March 31st. Please ensure that your future star footballer is registered in time.Unregistered players are not covered by insurance and will not be permitted to play in official matches after March 31st. If you have not received a membership form please contact […]

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Kerry Juvenile Mixed Doubles Championships Saturday 24 March at Killarney Sports & Leisure Centre. Pictured, from left; Winners of the Un 15 Mixed Doubles Championships, Christopher O'Donoghue Moyvane & Adele O'Brien Killarney along with Runners Up, Ciara Knightley & Cathal Donovan Annascaul. Photo by Thomas Bradley

Kerry Badminton Association News

March 27, 2018 at 5:15 pm Comments are Disabled

  Kerry Badminton News from Junior Griffin Friday night last, March 23rd, 2018 saw the final stages of the  closing programme of another Kerry Badminton Association, CPC.IE sponsored, County Championships at the Killarney Sports Arena and on the night it was the divisions 2 &4 mixed doubles championships that took […]

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Tralee Boxing Club News

Tralee Boxing Club News

March 27, 2018 at 5:07 pm Comments are Disabled

By Donie Jack Griffin A hard weekend for Tralee Boxing Club, as three boxers travelled to the National Stadium for All Irelands semi/finals. John, Mike, Patrick McCarthy, along with Tommy & Noel (coaches} took the long road on Friday evening last for weigh in & boxing early Saturday morning. For […]

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Tralee Golf Club News

Tralee Golf Club News

March 27, 2018 at 5:02 pm Comments are Disabled

Mens results (Sunday 25th March)  Castle Bar Spring League Plate: Team Colm Sheehy beat Team Brian Waldron Club Singles: 1st: Barry Murphy (14) 44 Points 2nd: Hugh O’Farrell (15) 40 Points 3rd: Tom O’Driscoll (20) 39 Points 4th: Willie Goulding (9) 39 Points Fixtures: Fri. 30th Mar. Castle Bar Spring League […]

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St Brendan’s Park FC News

St Brendan’s Park FC News

March 27, 2018 at 4:59 pm Comments are Disabled

St. Brendan’s Park Fc Club Notes Club Results Weekending 25-3-18 U12 Premier. Park FC 1 : 3 Killarney Athletic U13 Premier. Mastergeeha 0 : 1 Park FC U15 Premier Killorglin 3 : 0 Park FC Denny U17 League St. Brendan’s Park Fc 7 : 1 Killarney Athletic Sunday.11/3/18. Killarney Athletic […]

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Eoin Liston, Philip Sicat, Denis Murphy and Mark Corkery collect their Life & Pensions Broker of the Year Award from Aidan McLoughlin ITC at the fifth annual Life, Pensions and Investment (LPI) Industry Awards in the Mansion House, Dublin, last Thursday night (22nd of March).

Tralee Company Wins Top National Accolade Again

March 27, 2018 at 4:00 pm Comments are Disabled

FOR the second year in a row, Tralee based financial planning practice, Premier Financial, have won a top national industry accolade. They scooped the prestigious Best Life & Pensions Broker of the Year Award at the fifth annual Life, Pensions and Investment (LPI) Industry Awards in the Mansion House, Dublin, […]

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