Archive for April, 2018

The railings at Tralee Town Park will be brightened up this summer.

Artists Will Have A Great Place To Park Their Paintings This Summer

April 7, 2018 at 10:28 am 2 comments

THE railings at the Town Park will resemble those at St Stephen’s Green in Dublin this summer in a new initiative to bring even more colour to the area. Tralee Chamber Alliance is organising an outdoor exhibition space called ‘Art in the Park Tralee’. This event will provide artists an opportunity to […]

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KCFE Students Prepare For Night Of Art And Music In The Ashe Hotel

KCFE Students Prepare For Night Of Art And Music In The Ashe Hotel

April 7, 2018 at 10:27 am Comments are Disabled

THE Ashe Hotel will be buzzing next Friday as students from Kerry College of Further Education hold an exhibition and CD launch. Art and music lovers have a delightful evening to look forward to as they showcase their talents from 6pm to 8pm at ‘The Pursuit Of Artyness’. The QQI […]

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Know Your Rights: Voting In The Forthcoming Referendum

April 7, 2018 at 10:27 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: How do I check if I can vote in the forthcoming referendum? If I’m not in Ireland on polling day, can I still vote? Answer: To vote in a […]

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Ready Player One.

McCann At The Movies: A Visually Stunning Blockbuster From Spielberg

April 7, 2018 at 10:26 am Comments are Disabled

Our movie guy, John McCann, was blown away by ‘Ready Player One’ which is a must for retro gaming fans… After dealing with a more serious subject matter earlier in the year with ‘The Post’, iconic director Steven Spielberg returns this time around to the genre that he more or […]

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Launching the 'Ask For Angela' campaign in Tralee on Friday were, Danny Leane of The Abbey Inn, Sgt Tim O'Keeffe, Bernie Moore of An Chearnóg, IT Tralee students Tomás Duane, Jacy Ybanez and Febielyne Nicolas and David Scott of Tralee Chamber Alliance. Photo by Dermot Crean

‘Ask For Angela’ Campaign To Help People Feel Safer On Night Out

April 6, 2018 at 10:35 pm Comments are Disabled

PUBS in Tralee, supported by local Gardaí, have backed Tralee Chamber Alliance’s roll-out of the ‘Ask For Angela’initiative for people who feel unsafe on a night out. The campaign encourages people who might find themselves in an uncomfortable situation to ‘Ask for Angela’ at the bar. When a customer uses the code-phrase ‘Ask For […]

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Christopher Mongans with his Coach Doniejack Griffin after his win in the National Stadium on Thur evening

Tralee Boxer To Fight For All-Ireland Title On Saturday

April 6, 2018 at 12:59 pm Comments are Disabled

A YOUNG Tralee boxer will fight for an All-Ireland on Saturday morning. Christopher Mongans of Tralee Boxing Club will take to the ring to compete for an All Ireland Boy 2 54Kg title after a convincing 5-0 win over much fancied Jake Buckley Rosslare B.C at the National Stadium on […]

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Mike Edgar who will abseil down Croke Park for charity.

Tralee Man Plans To Abseil Down Croke Park For Charity

April 6, 2018 at 11:02 am Comments are Disabled

A TRALEE man is going to abseil down Croke Park to raise awareness of a mental health support organisation. Mike Edgar, a student in IT Tralee, decided to take on the challenge because he is passionate about the issue of mental health. The former Mercy Mounthawk student has set up […]

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Paul Cotter, Kevin O'Connor and Noel Keane in Croí which opens this Friday in town. Photo  by Dermot Crean

Blennerville School To Host The ‘Gangsters’ For Fundraiser

April 6, 2018 at 11:02 am Comments are Disabled

BLENNERVILLE Playschool is holding a Food Demonstration in association with Croí Restaurant next weekend. The renowned Tralee Culinary Gangsters will be demonstrating how to cook wild, local, fresh foraged food at Blennerville school on Sunday, April 15 at 1pm. This promises to be a fun-filled, family-friendly event and adults are asked […]

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Final Preparations In Place For Musical Society’s ‘Children Of Eden’

Final Preparations In Place For Musical Society’s ‘Children Of Eden’

April 6, 2018 at 11:00 am Comments are Disabled

NOT long to go now. Following on from the huge success of ‘Jesus Christ Superstar’ staged in 2017, the award-winning Tralee Musical Society (TMS) will present ‘Children of Eden’ next week in what is an eagerly anticipated production. The show will run nightly from Wednesday, April 11 to Saturday, April […]

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Barry John Keane and Colm Cooper tangle. Photo by Dermot Crean

Five Things To Do Around Tralee This Weekend

April 6, 2018 at 10:49 am Comments are Disabled

The Easter holidays are coming to an end but there’s still a few things to do over the weekend… Friday 1. Getting lippy in Churchill… With just a month a go, the Churchill GAA Club Lip Sing 2018 event will be officially launched at the Oyster Tavern tonight. The contestants […]

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Keeping Up A Time-Honoured Tradition At The US Masters

Keeping Up A Time-Honoured Tradition At The US Masters

April 6, 2018 at 10:40 am 1 comment

WELL you have to keep some traditions, don’t you? I mean it’s been going for, oh, a whole six years now, so I mean it wouldn’t be the same sitting down to watch the US Masters without a Kerry jersey flashing across our screens. It all started in 2012 with […]

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Martin Bealin, Eddie Attwell and Tom Flavin who will appear at the Taste Kerry event later this month at the ITT.

Taste Kerry Event Is A Must For People In Food Industry

April 5, 2018 at 12:48 pm Comments are Disabled

TASTE Kerry’s Annual Food Showcase will see the launch of the Kerry Seafood Resource pack, an in-depth exploration of Kerry’s Fishing Industry and its communities, a valuable resource developed for the hospitality and tourism industry. The one-day TasteKerry Food Showcase will be held at IT Tralee on April 26, 9.00 am – […]

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‘Spring Into Storytime’ To Entertain Children On Saturdays At Tralee Library

‘Spring Into Storytime’ To Entertain Children On Saturdays At Tralee Library

April 5, 2018 at 12:37 pm Comments are Disabled

HERE’S a great idea to get kids reading this season. ‘Spring into Story-time’ is back on Saturdays this April at Tralee Library. These events provide an ideal opportunity for children to take time to enjoy stories in their local library and experience reading as an activity which is fun, entertaining and […]

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The principal cast members in 'Hairspray' from the Bryan Carr School of Performing Arts at Siamsa Tire on Wednesday. Photo by Dermot Crean

PHOTOS: Super Entertainment At ‘Hairspray’ In Siamsa Tíre

April 5, 2018 at 12:07 pm Comments are Disabled

THE young actors, singers and dancers from the Bryan Carr School of Performing Arts put on a marvellous show at Siamsa Tíre this week. In four performances over Tuesday and Wednesday they thrilled hundreds of people of all ages with the popular musical based on the 1988 John Waters movie […]

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Circuit Of Kerry Rally To Thrill Motorsport Fans This Sunday

Circuit Of Kerry Rally To Thrill Motorsport Fans This Sunday

April 5, 2018 at 10:48 am Comments are Disabled

The Rose Hotel will be a hive of activity this Sunday as the base for the Circuit of Kerry Rally which has attracted a strong entry field this year. Martin Walsh previews what’s to come… The splendid and iconic west Kerry scenery provides the backdrop to Sunday’s second round of […]

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REPORT: Causeway Beat Ballyduff In County League Clash

REPORT: Causeway Beat Ballyduff In County League Clash

April 5, 2018 at 10:30 am Comments are Disabled

Mike O’Halloran on the Kerry County Hurling League Division 1 clash in Ballyduff on Wednesday night… Ballyduff 0-8 Causeway 0-19 Causeway overcame the county champions in this game played in Ballyduff’s home patch on Wednesday evening. The game was hardly a classic, but Causeway were worthy of their win in […]

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Met Eireann Says We’re In For Some Heavy Rain On Thursday

April 4, 2018 at 3:59 pm Comments are Disabled

IT’S about to get a bit wet tomorrow afternoon after the lovely sunshine we’ve been enjoying today. Met Eireann has issued a Status Yellow Rainfall Warning for eight counties including Kerry. In the 24 hour period from Thursday afternoon to Friday afternoon, there’ll be between 30 and 50 mm of […]

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Tralee Golf Club News

Tralee Golf Club News

April 4, 2018 at 11:16 am Comments are Disabled

Mens results Sunday 1st April  MC1 Sponsored by TLI Group 1st: David Sheehy (9) 37 Points 2nd: Padraig Daughton (7) 37 Points 3rd: Michael Leahy (8) 37 Points 4th: Ger Hill (18) 37 Points 5th: Gerry Ryan (13) 36 Points 6th: Donal O’Connell (15) 36 Points Best Gross: Eoghan O’Donnell 34 […]

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The Kerry Masters Team event took place Friday 30 March Presentation Hall Killarney.
This photograph shows the players who took part in the Masters Competition. Photo by Tom Bradley

Kerry Badminton Association News

April 4, 2018 at 11:14 am Comments are Disabled

By Junior Griffin Competitive badminton returns to the Tralee Sports Centre next Sunday April 8th for the first time in 10 years with the staging of the Paddy Sugrue Tournaments which caters for divisions 2 to 5. Mr Sugrue was former President of Tralee’s County Club and also the Kerry Badminton […]

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Austin Stacks

Austin Stacks GAA Club Juvenile News

April 4, 2018 at 11:12 am Comments are Disabled

PEIL FAOI 6: Our Sunday action will take place in Caherslee on Sunday at 11am. PEIL FAOI 8: (i) Caherslee is the place to be at 11am on Sunday. (ii) On Wednesday April 4th we participated in the Kerry County Board U8 7-aside football blitz at the John Mitchel Club. Our two teams […]

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At the launch of the Kevin Casey Award 2018 were, back row from left: Terrace Talk's Tim Moynihan, Marguerite Casey (Kevin’s Wife), Majella O’ Connell (Kevin’s sister), Martin Casey (Kevin’s brother), Mary Casey (Kevin’s mother), James O Connor, Adrian O Sullivan, Paddy Casey (Kevin’s father). Front Row: Kevin’s three sons, James, Mark & Paul Casey, nieces Maria & Meath O'Connell and nephew Liam O Connell.

Radio Kerry Launches Kevin Casey Award For Young Sports Journalists

April 4, 2018 at 10:47 am Comments are Disabled

RADIO Kerry has launched this year’s award in memory a former journalist at the station who passed away in January 2017. The Kevin Casey Award for Young Sports Journalists is for young people aged between 15 and 18 and fancy becoming a sports journalist or reporter. Entrants are asked to write up […]

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Community Alert Neighbourhood Watch Meeting In Rose Hotel

Community Alert Neighbourhood Watch Meeting In Rose Hotel

April 4, 2018 at 10:41 am Comments are Disabled

THE annual Kerry Garda Divisional Community Alert Neighbourhood Watch Text Alert meeting takes place this Thursday, April 5, at 7pm in The Rose Hotel. The meeting will be chaired by Kerry Garda Division Chief Supt Tom Myers and superintendents from each district in Kerry will be attending. Chief Supt Myers will […]

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Gardaí Investigate Break-in To Car In Monavalley

Gardaí Investigate Break-in To Car In Monavalley

April 4, 2018 at 10:31 am Comments are Disabled

GARDAI are asking the public for any assistance into their investigation into a break-in to a car last week. The incident occurred on Tuesday, March 27, between 7pm and 8pm in Monavalley Industrial Estate. The owner returned to their car to find the window of the car smashed and a […]

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Tralee People Asked To Take Survey On The Town

Tralee People Asked To Take Survey On The Town

April 4, 2018 at 10:25 am 1 comment

TRALEE Chamber Alliance is looking for feedback from the people who live and work in Tralee to develop a strong brand for the town. A short survey is available from www.ThisIsTralee.ie and the questions range from perceptions of pride in Tralee to how the respondents would like others to view the town. […]

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Credit Union Warns Members About Phishing Scam

Credit Union Warns Members About Phishing Scam

April 4, 2018 at 10:24 am Comments are Disabled

CARA Credit Union is warning about a phishing scam which is targeting members. The newly-rebranded Credit Union with offices in Tralee, Killorglin and Castleisland, put a post on its Facebook page yesterday where they said members who have been targeted will receive an email from an address that seems legitimate, […]

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All Together Now..The final call has been made for groups and individuals to sign up for this year’s County Clean Up which takes place on Saturday, 14 April. This week, several local organisations including Kerry GAA, Kerry IFA and Kerry ICMSA have announced their support and that of their members for the day-long event which takes place with the support of KWD Recycling and Kerry County Council. from left, Pat O’Driscoll, IFA, John Breen, Director of Services, Kerry County Council, Moira Murrell, Chief Executive, Kerry County Council, Cathaoirleach Kerry County Council, Cllr.John Sheahan, Oonagh O’Connor, Environmental Officer Kerry County Council, Mike Teahan, ICMSA, Tim Murphy, Chairman Kerry County Board of the GAA, Tadgh Healy, KWD, Sales Manager.Photo:Valerie O’Sullivan/FREE PIC***

Final Call For Groups To Sign Up For County Clean-Up Day

April 4, 2018 at 10:23 am Comments are Disabled

THE final call has been made for groups and individuals to sign up for this year’s County Clean Up which takes place on Saturday, 14 April. This week, several local organisations including Kerry GAA, Kerry IFA and Kerry ICMSA have announced their support and that of their members for the day-long […]

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Casement Station.

Businesswoman Calls For Review Of Security After Incident On Train To Tralee

April 3, 2018 at 2:53 pm 2 comments

A TRALEE businesswoman has called on Irish Rail to review their security policy after an incident as she travelled between Mallow and Tralee on Sunday. Mags Kissane of Connect Publications was attending Mallow Races with her husband and decided to travel by rail to the event. Everything was fine on […]

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New Car Sales In Kerry Down 10% In March Compared To Same Month In 2017

New Car Sales In Kerry Down 10% In March Compared To Same Month In 2017

April 3, 2018 at 2:08 pm Comments are Disabled

NEW car sales in Kerry took a dip of around 10 percent in March compared to the same month in 2017 according to the latest official statistics released today by the Society of the Irish Motor Industry (SIMI) There were 343 new car sales in Kerry last month compared to 383 in March […]

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front row L>R Bernie Mannix, Austin Stacks treasurer; Elma Nix, Austin Stacks secretary; John Horan, GAA President; Liam Lynch, Austin Stacks Chairman.
back row L>R Ger Mannix; Adrienne McLoughlin, Austin Stacks photographer;  Damien McLoughlin; Máiréad Fernane, Austin Stacks Vice-Chairman; Tim Guiheen.

Austin Stacks Collects Second MacNamee Award At Croke Park

April 3, 2018 at 12:54 pm Comments are Disabled

  AUSTIN Stacks were presented with a national GAA award for “Best New Digital Initiative” for the Stacks100.ie website initiative. at Croke Park last Thursday night.   This is the club’s second national MacNamee Award, previously winning in 2014 with ‘Rockumentary’ – the story of that year’s Co & Munster […]

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John Mitchels GAA Club News

John Mitchels GAA Club News

April 3, 2018 at 12:35 pm Comments are Disabled

  INTERMEDIATE CHAMPIONSHIP – Round 1 Ardfert​​​ v ​​John Mitchels​​​: We played Ardfert in Round 1 of the Intermediate Championship on Saturday evening with throw in at 5.00 p.m. It was a dry and sunny evening with a strong wind blowing from the Mitchels end to the Horans side. Ardfert […]

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