Archive for April, 2018

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Know Your Rights: Back To Work Family Dividend

April 21, 2018 at 10:08 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 am getting Jobseeker’s Allowance and have just been offered a job. My husband looks after our two children at home. Can I get any social welfare assistance if […]

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McCann At The Movies: ‘Michael Inside’ Will Leave A Lasting Impression

McCann At The Movies: ‘Michael Inside’ Will Leave A Lasting Impression

April 21, 2018 at 10:08 am Comments are Disabled

Our movie guy, John McCann, says ‘Michael Inside’ is a compelling social prison drama that deserves all the critical acclaim it’s getting… Written and directed by Frank Berry, Michael Inside tells the story of  Michael McCrea, (played by Dafhyd Flynn)  an impressionable eighteen-year-old who lives with his grandfather Francis (Lalor Roddy) in […]

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NEWKD To Receive Over €1m In Funding Under Government Programme

NEWKD To Receive Over €1m In Funding Under Government Programme

April 20, 2018 at 3:55 pm Comments are Disabled

KERRY North East & West Kerry Development (NEWKD) is to receive €1,058,725  through the Department Rural and Community Development Social Inclusion and Community Activation Programme (SICAP). Seanad Leas-Cathaoirleach and Fine Gael Senator Paul Coghlan said the Minister for Rural and Community Development, Michael Ring, confirmed to me that funding of €1,629,599 will […]

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Minister Brendan Griffin is joined by local athlete Shona Heaslip and pupils from Blennerville, Caherleaheen, Listellick and CBS Primary schools at the launch of 'The Daily Mile' at St Brendan's NS Blennerville on Friday morning. Photo by Dermot Crean

Blennerville School Welcomes Minister For Launch Of ‘The Daily Mile’

April 20, 2018 at 3:12 pm Comments are Disabled

ST Brendan’s NS in Blennerville was the venue this morning for Athletics Ireland to announce the ‘Pilot’ launch of ‘The Daily Mile’, hosted by Kerry Recreation and Sport Partnership. Brendan Griffin TD, Minister of State for Tourism and Sport and John Foley, CEO of Athletics Ireland, launched the Primary Schools […]

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Gaelcholáiste Chiarraí Students Win Prize At National Junk Kouture Awards

Gaelcholáiste Chiarraí Students Win Prize At National Junk Kouture Awards

April 20, 2018 at 1:29 pm Comments are Disabled

GAELCHOLAISTE Chiarraí students were among the prize winners at the national final of the Junk Kouture competition at the 3 Arena last night. With thousands attending the event, the Tralee school was represented by ‘Fear Leighis Na Mara Plaisteach’ from Lennox Beaujouan, Peadar Toibin and Seán Ó Loingsigh. They won […]

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Kerry Gardaí Detect 16 Cases Where Alcohol Was Sold To Minors Since January 2017

Kerry Gardaí Detect 16 Cases Where Alcohol Was Sold To Minors Since January 2017

April 20, 2018 at 1:03 pm Comments are Disabled

GARDAI in Kerry have carried out Test Purchasing of alcohol operations which have led to 16 detections since January 2017. Test Purchasing is where an underage person, selected by gardaí, enters a bar, supermarket or off-licence and attempts to buy alcohol, while a plain clothes member of An Garda Síochána […]

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Chief Supt Expresses Concern Over Assaults On Gardaí In Kerry

Chief Supt Expresses Concern Over Assaults On Gardaí In Kerry

April 20, 2018 at 12:31 pm 1 comment

THERE have been 27 gardaí in Kerry injured on duty since January 2017 it was revealed at the Joint Policing Committee meeting in Kerry County Council buildings on Friday. Kerry Garda Division Chief Superintendent, Tom Myers, said the vast majority of these incidents were assaults on garda members including being […]

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Mercy Mounthawk pupils with new IT equipment bought by funds raised by the Parents Council. Also included is Elaine Clancy, Parents Council, Kathleen Holmes, Chairperson of Parents Council, Shane Kissane, Deputy Principal and Will Nolan, IT/Computing teacher. Photo by Dermot Crean

Parents Council Helps Mounthawk Pupils Take Coding To A New Level

April 20, 2018 at 9:50 am Comments are Disabled

STUDENTS from Mercy Secondary School Mounthawk are getting the chance to code with Raspberry Pi computers this year, thanks to funding from the Parents Council. First year pupils this year have been timetabled computer science classes which allows them to explore various areas of computational logic, develop games and now […]

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Rose of Tralee Jennifer Byrne, gives her support to the Darkness Into Light Walk when she visited the Tralee centre on Thursday. Also  included is Centre Manager Cora O'Brien, Maureen Curtin (Clinical Support and Con O'Connor of Pieta House. Photo by Dermot Crean

Rose Jennifer Gives Her Support To Darkness Into Light Walks

April 20, 2018 at 9:49 am Comments are Disabled

THE Rose of Tralee, Jennifer Byrne, paid a visit to Pieta House in Tralee on Thursday to get a sense of the amazing work underway there. She also lent her support to its major fundraiser, Darkness Into Light, which takes place at 4.15am on May 12 in Tralee from CBS […]

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Pictured Left to Right: Yann O'Carroll, Nathan McDonnell, Ballyseedy Home and Garden Centre, Kevin Donovan, Down Syndrome Ireland (DSI) Kerry and Amber Donovan pictured at the recent launch of The Unsung Hero charity cycle 2018. www.facebook.com/unsungherocycle2018/

Five Things To Do At The Weekend

April 20, 2018 at 9:49 am Comments are Disabled

The weather is set to be mainly dry on Friday and Saturday so here’s a few things to do over the weekend… 1. Enjoy the weather… At last! Dry weather…well, until Saturday evening anyway! It’s time to get out and enjoy it while you can so hit the outdoors and […]

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Appeal To ‘Bike Safe’ As Figures Show 11 Motorcyclists Died On Kerry Roads Since 2010

Appeal To ‘Bike Safe’ As Figures Show 11 Motorcyclists Died On Kerry Roads Since 2010

April 19, 2018 at 3:09 pm Comments are Disabled

THE Road Safety Authority (RSA) and An Garda Síochána are appealing to motorcycle riders to ‘Bike Safe’ as the risk to riders’ safety is set to increase over the summer months. The appeal comes as statistics show 11 motorcyclists have died on Kerry roads between 2010 and 2017, the fourth […]

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Participants ready for the Tri and Move event at IT Tralee on Wednesday evening. Photo by Dermot Crean

PHOTOS: ITT Staff And Students Get Active At ‘Tri And Move’

April 19, 2018 at 10:54 am Comments are Disabled

IT Tralee hosted an event aimed at getting staff and students in IT Tralee together and moving in the ‘Tri and Move ITT’ on Wednesday evening. It was a combination of two events, a 5km individual/family fun walk/run and a fun team triathlon. The triathlon consisted of a 5km run followed by a […]

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Jemi John and Saoirse Horgan apply the effects make-up to Orla O'Brien during the special make-up art event on Wednesday at Presentation School. Photo by Dermot Crean

PHOTOS: Pres Students In Colourful Collaboration With Kerry ETB

April 19, 2018 at 10:53 am Comments are Disabled

A COLOURFUL, fun and educational event took place in Presentation Secondary School on Wednesday which saw students get a taste of photography and special effects make-up art. In a collaboration between the Transition Years and tutors and trainees from Kerry ETB Training Centre in Monavalley, a special make-up event was […]

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Bons To Hold ‘Teddy Bear’ Event To Familiarise Children With Hospital Situation

Bons To Hold ‘Teddy Bear’ Event To Familiarise Children With Hospital Situation

April 19, 2018 at 10:36 am Comments are Disabled

THE Bon Secours Hospital in Tralee is to hold a ‘Teddy Bear Hospital’ on Sunday week to get children used to a hospital setting and put their minds at ease. The purpose of the free event is for kids to bring in their teddies to the hospital for some TLC, and […]

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Over €2,500 In Prizes Up For Grabs At Bingo Fundraiser

Over €2,500 In Prizes Up For Grabs At Bingo Fundraiser

April 18, 2018 at 3:29 pm Comments are Disabled

FANS of  bingo might want to make note of this date. The Parents Association of Presentation Secondary School, Milltown has launched their Fundraising Bingo Night, in aid of school funds and there’s loads of prizes on offer. The first game will commence at the school at 7pm on Thursday, April […]

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Jackie McCull (left) and Angela Hickey (second right) of the Cashel Ward at UHK accept a cheque from Kelly Sheahan and David Scott of Tralee Chamber Alliance.

Hundreds Raised By Chamber For Children’s Ward At UHK

April 18, 2018 at 3:12 pm Comments are Disabled

THE Cashel Children’s Ward was the beneficiary of profits from an annual children’s event at Easter organised by Tralee Chamber Alliance. The Under 12’s Kids Fun Run in Tralee Town Park took place on Easter Saturday as part of the Tír na na Óg Children’s Festival with Zumba dancing with Linda […]

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Teachers Liz Doyle and Geraldine O'Dwyer with CBS students in front, Brian O'Sullivan, Robert Kerins, Paul McCarthy and Tadhg Kerins. At back; Neil Stuart, Liam Magee and Daniel Porojan. Photo by Dermot Crean

CBS Students In Sleepout To Highlight Homelessness Issue

April 18, 2018 at 1:21 pm 1 comment

STUDENTS from CBS The Green will sleep outside the school on Friday night to raise awareness of the issue of homelessness in Ireland. The Peace and Justice and Student Council are in the middle of a campaign on the issue and a number of events have taken place, culminating on […]

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IT Tralee Introduces Pharmacy Technician Programme

IT Tralee Introduces Pharmacy Technician Programme

April 18, 2018 at 11:05 am Comments are Disabled

THE Institute of Technology Tralee has announced the introduction of a new Pharmacy Technician programme for CAO entry in September 2018. This NFQ Level 6, two-year programme is the only one of its kind being offered in the Munster Region and the IT Tralee is one of a handful Institutes […]

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Back row; Adele Conway, Samantha ward, Aoife Flavin, Aideen Spillane, Naomi O'Leary, Dawn Lenihan, Niamh O'Halloran Colbert, Anna Flannery, Sandra O'Shea, Katie Mc Coy, Chloe Carroll.Front row; Cliona Moran, Kayleigh Muphy, Shannon Brown, Danielle Horgan, Shannon Murphy at the opening of the new Hairdressing Salon facility at Kerry ETB in Monavalley.

PHOTOS: Kerry ETB Opens New Salon For Hairdressing Trainees

April 18, 2018 at 10:41 am Comments are Disabled

HAIR Salons from across Kerry gathered at Kerry ETB Training Centre’s all-new Hairdressing Salon in Monvalley on Monday for an opening evening to showcase their futuristic looking new facility and to meet the current crop of young hairdressers. Visitors spent two hours mingling with staff, trainees and other business owners […]

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Launching the Storyboxes project were in front Sr Laurence O'Brien, Sr Colette Stafford and Tom O'Connor. Back: Ina Mulhall, Karen Walsh, Evelyn Dore, Charlotte O'Halloran, Mary O'Brien and Maurice O'Keeffe. Photo by Dermot Crean

Evelyn To Talk ‘Storyboxes’ On RTE’s ‘Today’ Show

April 18, 2018 at 10:38 am Comments are Disabled

A LOCAL teacher will appear on RTE’s Today show today (Wednesday) with Daithí O Sé and Maura Derrane after the success of an initiative to bring joy to older people in nursing homes. Evelyn Dore of Moyderwell Primary and Karen Walsh of CBS created ‘Storyboxes’,  a box with books, CDs […]

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Blennerville School And Parents Introduce Ban On Smartphones Among Pupils

Blennerville School And Parents Introduce Ban On Smartphones Among Pupils

April 18, 2018 at 10:26 am 3 comments

A LOCAL primary school has instigated a pilot programme with parents, where children will not use smartphones or social media applications for the remainder of the school year. The programme is being run by St Brendan’s NS in Blennerville after it was discovered that some sixth class pupils had access […]

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Ferris Hits Out At Suggestion Of Closing Hazardous Dale Road

Ferris Hits Out At Suggestion Of Closing Hazardous Dale Road

April 18, 2018 at 9:43 am Comments are Disabled

A KERRY Sinn Féin councillor has hit out at a suggestion at Monday’s Kerry County Council meeting that the Dale Road could be closed on health and safety grounds. The suggestion came from  Fine Gael councillor, Aoife Thornton,  in the Listowel area who said that the condition had deteriorated so […]

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The Kingdom Castleisland Grade H Team represented Kerry at the Munster Badminton Club League Finals. Front Row : Mary Bradley Manager, Eibhlis Brosnan, Caitriona Browne, Mairead O'Connell.
Back Row,: DJ Fealey, Josh Horan, Dylan Browne, Luke O'Loughlin. Photo by Tom Bradley

Kerry Badminton Association News

April 17, 2018 at 3:58 pm Comments are Disabled

BADMINTON NOTES by Junior Griffin The badminton programme of last weekend was dominated by  the end of season Munster competitions which were played in the UL Arena of Limerick and these included the rescheduled  Brewster Cup  competition on the Saturday and the Munster Club finals on the Sunday. When the […]

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Austin Stacks GAA Club Juvenile News

April 17, 2018 at 3:50 pm Comments are Disabled

PAUL LUCEY RUN: Our inaugural 5/10km Paul Lucey Memorial Walk/Run for The Rock will take place on May 7th which is earmarked as ‘Lá na gClub(anna)’. It promises to be a big club day! It is hoped that anybody who has any association with the club will participate in this event. If interested, one may register […]

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St Brendan’s Basketball Club News

April 17, 2018 at 3:45 pm Comments are Disabled

By Alan Cantwell The St. Brendan’s Basketball Club teams had a fantastic weekend of action on the courts in Kerry, Cork and Galway with mixed fortunes but some really great performances all round. Our Boys U16s completed a brilliant season by finishing runners up in the All Ireland Club final […]

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Tralee Golf Club News

Tralee Golf Club News

April 17, 2018 at 3:39 pm Comments are Disabled

Mens Results Sat 14th April 2018 – Foursomes / Fourball Round 2: 1st Mark Sheehy (14) & Ned O’Shea Jnr (11) 44pts 2nd Anthony O’Connor (17) & Mike Galvin (17) 41pts 20 Pairings Entered. Sunday 15th – club competitions cancelled. Fixtures: Sunday 22nd April: MC 3 Bailys Solicitors 9 Hole […]

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Seamus Harty To Play On National Radio Show Tonight

Seamus Harty To Play On National Radio Show Tonight

April 17, 2018 at 3:12 pm Comments are Disabled

HE’S been featured on a national news website in the past few weeks and now Seamus Harty will get more great exposure on a popular radio show tonight (Tuesday). The Tralee singer/songwriter will appear on Louise Duffy’s ‘Ireland’s Sonic Youth’ show which starts at 7pm. The series was born out of […]

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Noreen Wins €500 For School In Lee Strand Cash 4 Schools Draw

Noreen Wins €500 For School In Lee Strand Cash 4 Schools Draw

April 17, 2018 at 2:39 pm Comments are Disabled

LEE Strand visited Coolick NS in Kilcummin on Monday to present a cheque of €500 in the Cash 4 Schools Draw. Speaking at the presentation Irene O’Keeffe Principal stated; “We are delighted to win €500 in the Lee Strand Cash 4 Schools. The money will be used to re-stock our […]

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Kerry ETB Further Education And Training Fair Is Well Worth A Visit

Kerry ETB Further Education And Training Fair Is Well Worth A Visit

April 17, 2018 at 1:21 pm Comments are Disabled

EXCITEMENT is building for the Kerry ETB Further Education and Training Event of the year as the list of live skill demonstrations and event activities continues to grow. The event takes place on this Thursday, April 19 from 11am-6pm at the Brandon Hotel Tralee. And if you live outside Tralee, […]

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SPONSORED: How Tralee VTOS Took Tara From The Classroom To The Staffroom

SPONSORED: How Tralee VTOS Took Tara From The Classroom To The Staffroom

April 17, 2018 at 12:57 pm Comments are Disabled

Tara Conway tells her story about how Tralee VTOS set her on the way to a new career… Returning to education can be daunting for any adult, especially when school never suited them. I left school when I was in 5th year, my school reports always said ‘giddy in class […]

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