Archive for May, 2018

€142,000 Provided For Projects In Disadvantaged Communities In Kerry

€142,000 Provided For Projects In Disadvantaged Communities In Kerry

May 31, 2018 at 5:02 pm Comments are Disabled

€142,000 will be provided to disadvantaged communities in rural and urban areas in Kerry through the Community Enhancement Programme. Typical enhancements under the Community Enhancement Programme could include the renovation of community centres, community amenities, improvements to town parks and common areas and spaces, CCTV equipment and energy efficiency projects. […]

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Jimmy Deenihan at the start of the Pedal In The Park event from Tralee Bay Wetlands on Friday evening. Photo by Dermot Crean

Two Great Events To Get Families On Their Bikes In Tralee

May 31, 2018 at 4:27 pm Comments are Disabled

KERRY Recreation & Sports Partnership, in collaboration with local cycling clubs, are inviting families of all ages to participate in the ‘Pedal in The Park’ and ‘Any Bike Will Do’ events in Tralee, part of a series of forthcoming events for National Bike Week. These events are aimed at getting […]

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Golf Classic To Help Kerry Schoolboys/Girls League

Golf Classic To Help Kerry Schoolboys/Girls League

May 31, 2018 at 4:11 pm Comments are Disabled

A GOLF Classic will be held next Monday to fundraise for the Kerry Schoolboys/Girls League and Under 15 League Of Ireland. It will be held at Beaufort Golf Club and teams of four are €200. Tee box/green sponsorship is €50. Prizes include; • 4 Ball in Tralee Golf Cub • 4 […]

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Some of the children learning music at Moyderwell with Principal Moira Quinlan, music teacher Lucy Tanner and Deputy Principal Máire Jones. Photo by Dermot Crean

PHOTOS: Moyderwell School Is Hitting The Right Note With Music Programme

May 31, 2018 at 12:41 pm Comments are Disabled

THE assembly hall at Moyderwell Mercy Primary School was filled with music on Wednesday as the school held a concert to showcase the talents of their young musicians taking part in their music programme. Students played a wide range of pieces, from traditional to classical, during the event which was […]

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Public Seminar On Future Of Denny Street

Public Seminar On Future Of Denny Street

May 31, 2018 at 11:14 am 1 comment

A FREE public seminar on the further revitalisation and rejuvenation of Tralee’s Denny Street will take place at the Kerry County Museum on Friday,  June 8 from 9am to 1pm. It follows a similar event in 2017 which was hosted by the Tralee Chamber Alliance and Kerry County Council and […]

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Man Dies While Walking Near Slieve Mish Mountains

Man Dies While Walking Near Slieve Mish Mountains

May 31, 2018 at 9:56 am Comments are Disabled

A MAN has died while out walking near the Slieve Mish mountains last night. The man, said to be aged in his 50s, suffered a cardiac arrest and passed away before an ambulance reached the scene. The alarm was raised at about 8.30pm last night, when it was reported that […]

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Minister Suggests Old Denny Site As Location For New Courthouse

Minister Suggests Old Denny Site As Location For New Courthouse

May 31, 2018 at 9:34 am 2 comments

THERE are reports that the Minister of Justice favours the Island Of Geese site as the location for a new Courthouse in Tralee. Minister Charlie Flanagan visited the Courthouse earlier this month and was shocked at the state of the building. A  source close to Minister Flanagan says he recommended […]

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Pupils from St Brendan's NS Blennerville looking forward to the fashion show with teacher Sorcha Ryan. Colette Price and Gráinne Smith of the Parents Council and teacher Olivia Ní She. Photo by Dermot Crean

Pupils To Take To The Catwalk For Blennerville School Fashion Show

May 31, 2018 at 9:06 am Comments are Disabled

IT’S showtime as St Brendan’s National School, Blennerville are taking to the catwalk tonight, for their Fashion Show fundraiser. The event will take place in Ballyroe Heights Hotel and promises to be a fantastic night of entertainment, fashion and fun for all the family. The event has been planned for […]

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Pictured are the U16 county squad in their club colours Michele King & Mark Sullivan of The Rose Hotel and Christena Curtin, Vice Chairperson KLGFA.

Rose Hotel Sponsors Kerry Ladies Gaelic Football Juvenile County League

May 31, 2018 at 9:06 am Comments are Disabled

THE Rose Hotel has joined forces with the Kerry Ladies Gaelic Football Association become sponsors of the Juvenile County League. At the launch event on Wednesday, May 23, Mark Sullivan, General Manager, said; “The Rose Hotel are thrilled to be associated with the underage ladies county football leagues, we have […]

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The team reps with Paudie Dineen, Jim Garvey and Chairman of county board Tim Murphy.  Photo by Mike O'Halloran

PHOTOS: The Draw For Round 1 Of The Kerry SHC Has Been Made

May 30, 2018 at 9:23 pm Comments are Disabled

Mike O’Halloran was at the 1st Round Draw for the The Garvey’s SuperValu Kerry Hurling Championship tonight at Tralee Bay Wetlands… Ballyduff and Abbeydorney will square off again this year in round one of The Garvey’s SuperValu Kerry Hurling Championship, Causeway and St Brendan’s will again meet in the opening […]

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Tommy Kelliher presents Thomas Kelliher Memorial Cup to Christopher Mongans. Tralee

End Of Season Tournament At Tralee Boxing Club

May 30, 2018 at 4:19 pm Comments are Disabled

By Donie Jack Griffin THERE was a great turnout at Tralee Boxing Club on Sunday for the end of season annual tournament. Ten boxing clubs were well represented from Bantry, Cashenvale, Sliabh lucrha, Sunnyside, Tipperary, Vikings, Urlingford, Corpus-Christi, OLOL, and Tralee. The best boxer on the day was our own […]

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Sean Mhuileann apartments.

Tralee Properties Among Five Kerry Lots Sold At Auction

May 30, 2018 at 3:41 pm Comments are Disabled

FIVE residential properties in Kerry were sold in the latest online auction from Bidx1 on Wednesday. There were eight Kerry lots up for bids today and three are still available to be bought. Two more auctions will take place tomorrow and Friday with more Kerry properties for sale. Today, a house […]

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Students taking part in the end of year graduation show.

Siamsa Training Academy Students Perform End Of Year Show

May 30, 2018 at 1:16 pm Comments are Disabled

SIAMSA Tíre was proud to present its Level 3 Final Year pupils of the National Folk Theatre (NFT) Training Academy at their end of year graduation show on Tuesday. This performance showcased what the students have learned over the previous three years at Siamsa Tíre in the disciplines of traditional […]

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Last Minute Tips As Students Make Final Preparations For The State Exams

Last Minute Tips As Students Make Final Preparations For The State Exams

May 30, 2018 at 12:58 pm Comments are Disabled

With the State exams just a week away, Billy Ryle gives some last minute tips for students… The county is basking in glorious sun shine so it must be exam time. In fact, the waiting is almost over for about 120,000 exam candidates – about 4,000 from Kerry – as […]

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The champ Dominic O'Brien with the One Furlong Dash Perpetual Trophy and his dinner for two. Photo by Gavin O'Connor.

Who Will Win The ‘Race Of Champions’ This Bank Holiday Monday?

May 30, 2018 at 9:16 am Comments are Disabled

IT’S that time of the year again! An occasion when the great athletes of our time show their talents on Rock Street to decide who take home the ‘Race of Champions’ trophy on this Bank Holiday Monday. The name has changed from the ‘One Furling Dash’ which has been won […]

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Ladies To Lunch At The Oyster In Aid Of Palliative Care Unit

Ladies To Lunch At The Oyster In Aid Of Palliative Care Unit

May 30, 2018 at 9:16 am Comments are Disabled

THE Spa Fenit Hospice Committee are busy preparing for their upcoming Midsummer Ladies Lunch  which is set to be a fantastic way to spend a Saturday afternoon next month. This new fundraising event for the Palliative Care Unit University Hospital Kerry takes place on Saturday, June 16, at The Oyster […]

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Breda OMahoney, Kerry Rose 2017 and Daithi O'Se at the launch of the Rose of Tralee 10Km with Tralee Harriers AC on Saturday. Photo by Will Nolan

Breda And Daithí Help Launch The Rose Of Tralee 10k

May 30, 2018 at 9:15 am Comments are Disabled

THE Rose of Tralee 10km was launched on Saturday by Rose of Tralee Host Daithi O’Se and last year’s Kerry Rose, Breda O’Mahony on Saturday last at the Ballyroe Heights Hotel in Tralee. Also in attendance were Oliver Hurley, Festival of Kerry, Una O’Mahoney Radar Retail and Martin Fitzgerald Chair of […]

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Get set for the summer at Boyles Patio and Stove Centre.

SPONSORED: Boyles Patio And Stove Centre To Hold Open Day This Saturday

May 29, 2018 at 7:32 pm Comments are Disabled

THE weather has been glorious over the past week and many of you might be wondering about getting a beautiful patio area to get the most out of your garden space. Well this Saturday you’ll have a chance to see the the amazing garden solutions and stylish paving options at […]

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Austin Stacks

Austin Stacks GAA Juvenile News

May 29, 2018 at 6:05 pm Comments are Disabled

The Austin Stack Club Juvenile Notes     Club Aibhistín de Staic PEIL FAOI 6/8/10: (i) Last Sunday’s planned trip to Puck (Cill Orglan) didn’t take place because of weather conditions (báisteach) but we hope to travel to play Laune Rangers this coming Sunday (3ú). We’ll meet at the clubhouse, Connolly Park, […]

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Tralee Golf Club News

Tralee Golf Club News

May 29, 2018 at 5:59 pm Comments are Disabled

Mens  results Saturday 26th May Junior Scratch cup 1st Ray Deering (Nenagh) 75 2nd Niall Henry (Killeen Castle) 76 3rd Mark Leahy (Tralee) 76 4th Gerard O’Sullivan (Tralee) 77 Full Nett Result 1st Brian O’Callaghan (Fermoy) 71 2nd Jason Ryan (Lee Valley) 71 Number of Cards 165 Sunday 27th May […]

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Repro Free 29.5.18 - Kerry Students win Top EPA award .. 
Pictured Presentation Secondary School Milltown students Amber Pomeranz and Lauren Lehane .. 

The EPA has found the winners of this year’s External link The Story of Your Stuff competition in Co. Kerry.  Amber Pomeranz and Lauren Lehane, students at Presentation Secondary School Milltown, teamed up to tell the story of chewing gum – from its history to how it’s currently manufactured and how innovative ways are being found to reduce its negative impact on the environment after use.

Winners of 2018 The Story of Your Stuff competition

This is the second year the EPA has hosted their secondary school competition, The Story of Your Stuff.  Dr Easkey Britton, five-time Irish national surf champion, was chosen as the ambassador for this year’s campaign. Students were asked to submit stories about the life cycle of an everyday object with an underlying theme of recycling and sustainability.  The submitted entries focused on everything from wellies to wheels. The judges were impressed with the entrants’ ability to approach the competition with a creative and refreshing perspective.

Speaking about the winning entry, Dr Easkey Britton said,

“I’m completely inspired by the creativity from everyone who participated in The Story of Your Stuff competition. It showcases so powerfully the talent and potential for young people to engage with issues they care about and create stories with positive impact. Congratulations to winners Amber and Lauren for their unique and highly creative perspective on the story of chewing gum. Incredibly well researched, beautifully illustrated using stop motion techniques, with a cyclical narrative and strong take-away message and solutions for a cleaner environment and healthier society.”

Although Amber and Lauren faced tough competition from students around the country, their innovative use of animation and their storytelling skills captured the judges’ attention and h

Pres Milltown Girls Win National Competition

May 29, 2018 at 2:14 pm Comments are Disabled

THE EPA has found the winners of this year’s national ‘The Story of Your Stuff’ competition and they’re from Kerry. Amber Pomeranz and Lauren Lehane, students at Presentation Secondary School Milltown, teamed up to tell the story of chewing gum – from its history to how it’s currently manufactured and […]

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Baile Mhuire Healthcare Assistant Pauline O'Sullivan with Aidan Kelly and the superfluous sign. Photo by Dermot Crean

The Curious Case Of The Disappearing (And Reappearing) Sign At Baile Mhuire

May 29, 2018 at 12:54 pm Comments are Disabled

HERE’S a puzzler. The people at Baile Mhuire are still wondering who returned a large sign which was stolen the weekend before last, but suddenly reappeared three days later. Two six foot by four foot signs — which ask people to sign up to cycle the Ring of Kerry for […]

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Local musician Danny Goggin and Simply Red's Mick Hucknall.

Simply Red’s Mick Hucknall Enjoys The Brogue’s Hospitality

May 29, 2018 at 12:05 pm Comments are Disabled

KIRBY’S Brogue Inn has seen its fair share of famous faces enjoy a visit over the years and last night saw one of the UK’s biggest pop stars of the 80s and 90s sample their famous hospitality. Simply Red frontman, Mick Hucknall, is holidaying with family in Kerry and enjoyed […]

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Two Women Rescued From The Water In Fenit Last Night

Two Women Rescued From The Water In Fenit Last Night

May 29, 2018 at 11:35 am Comments are Disabled

TWO women needed to be rescued last night in Fenit Harbour. The swimmers got into difficulty while in the water at Fenit and had to be rescued by Fenit Inshore Lifeboat. The women did not need medical attention after the rescue. Shortly before 10pm, Valentia Coastguard received a call to inform […]

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A presentation was made to Derek O'Shea (second left) by John Ross (fourth from left), Chairman of the Kerry Irish Soccer Referees Society at The Rose Hotel. Alsoncluded are Seamus O'Mahony (Kerry ISRS), Owen Moynihan (Kerry ISRS) and David Fizgerald, The Rose Hotel.

Derek Honoured For Refereeing FAI Junior Cup Final

May 29, 2018 at 11:12 am Comments are Disabled

A PRESENTATION was held in the Rose Hotel on Monday night, to Kerry soccer referee Derek O’Shea. Tralee man Derek was appointed to the 2018 FAI Junior Cup Final between Pike Rovers face North End United at the Aviva Stadium on Saturday, May 12. “This was a great achievement by Derek and […]

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Man Arrested And Heroin Seized In Rock Street Property

Man Arrested And Heroin Seized In Rock Street Property

May 29, 2018 at 9:31 am Comments are Disabled

GARDAI have arrested a man in his 20s and seized heroin and controlled drugs with an estimated value of €1,000. On Monday, at approximately 4pm, Gardaí from the Divisional Drugs Unit in Tralee carried out a search of a property on Rock Street, Tralee. During the course of the search, […]

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U15 team that won the Co. Blitz and will represent Kerry at the Munster Blitz next month

Abbeydorney GAA Club News

May 28, 2018 at 5:43 pm Comments are Disabled

INTER-COUNTY : Brendan O’Leary and James O’Connor are part of the Kerry team that will play Meath in the Joe McDonagh Cup this Saturday afternoon @ 3.00pm in Páirc Tailteann, Meath. Jack Sheehan and Jack Parker were part of the Kerry U17 squad that defeated North Cork in the Celtic […]

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Ballymacelligott GAA Club News

Ballymacelligott GAA Club News

May 28, 2018 at 5:35 pm Comments are Disabled

Round 5 of The Senior County League Ballymac v Glenflesk Saturday 26th of May On what was a a warm summer evening Ballymac were host to Glenflesk in the 5th round of the county league . Glenflesk opened the scoring with a well taken free kick by Darragh Roche awarded […]

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St Pats

St Pat’s GAA Club News

May 28, 2018 at 5:31 pm Comments are Disabled

Lotto There was no winner of our Club Lotto Jackpot on Sunday night last. The numbers drawn were 01, 12, 13 & 19. The five €30 consolation prizes went to Christy Hallinan Rock St, C.Regan Keel, Ann and Brian O Shea Curraheen, Lorraine Kennedy Curraheen and Seamus Trant Curraheen. Next week’s Lotto […]

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Kerins O’Rahillys GAA Club News

Kerins O’Rahillys GAA Club News

May 28, 2018 at 5:26 pm Comments are Disabled

Seniors:  A blistering start that yielded 1-02 in the opening five minutes was the catalyst for this comprehensive win which in truth could have been much more if we had taken our many goal chances. Con Barrett won the throw in and set off on a run towards the Mitchels […]

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