Archive for May, 2018

Under 16 team members Rebecca Conway, Mary O'Connell and Rachel Kilgallen at the Tralee Imperials awards night in The Rose Hotel on Thursday night. Photo by Dermot Crean

PHOTOS: Tralee Imperials Honours Players At Annual Awards

May 4, 2018 at 12:43 pm Comments are Disabled

THE Rose Hotel was the venue last night as a local basketball club honoured its players at their annual awards. Tralee Imperials has over 300 members and many of them were there to see Daire Kennelly receive a special trophy to mark his participation with the Irish Under 16 team […]

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Spa NS pupils with Elma Walsh and Principal Peter Linehan launching the Donal Walsh 6km Walk/Run at the school on Thursday. Photo by Dermot Crean

Spa NS Looks Forward To The Donal Walsh 6k Challenge

May 4, 2018 at 10:25 am Comments are Disabled

THERE was a real buzz of excitement and anticipation at Spa N.S.  as the 2018 ‘Donal Walsh Spa 6K Challenge’ was launched on Thursday. This will be the fifth year of the event and the whole school community is busy organising an amazing family fun day in honour of Donal, […]

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Rosie McGrath, a contestant in the upcoming Churchill GAA Lip Sing Battle. Photo by Dermot Crean

Five Things To Do Around Tralee This Weekend

May 4, 2018 at 10:22 am Comments are Disabled

It’s going to be dry, it’s going to be sunny (at times anyway) and it’s a long weekend. Time to be happy. Here’s a few things on at the weekend… Friday 1. A musical treat… Award winning director, Oliver Hurley presents a variety of musical theatre excerpts from, The Greatest Showman, […]

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Tralee Golf Club To Host Kerry Senior Scratch Cup

Tralee Golf Club To Host Kerry Senior Scratch Cup

May 3, 2018 at 3:52 pm Comments are Disabled

TRALEE Golf Club will be the venue for  the Kerry Group sponsored 2018 Kerry Senior Scratch Cup on May 12/13. The trophy will be played for as a 54 hole tournament with a total prize fund of €2,500. Current West of Ireland Champion – Rob Brazil; 2017 West Champion – Barry Anderson; Current […]

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Niall Lucey with children Seamus, Tadhg, Hannah Mai and Ellen at the launch of the Paul Lucey Memorial Run on Monday night. Photo by Dermot Crean

Paul Lucey Memorial Run To Take Place On Monday

May 3, 2018 at 2:56 pm Comments are Disabled

A NEW 5k/10k event will take place this bank holiday Monday to remember a great servant to the Austin Stacks Club. The ‘Run for the Rock — Paul Lucey 10km / 5km Memorial Runwill honour the memory of  a proud Austin Stacks man who played with the club and won an […]

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Tralee Flood Management Scheme To Cost Over €15m

Tralee Flood Management Scheme To Cost Over €15m

May 3, 2018 at 2:14 pm Comments are Disabled

A FLOOD relief scheme for Tralee, estimated to cost over €15m, will go ahead as the town was included in a list of  five large scale projects to get priority and will proceed to detail, design and construction phase.  Fourteen other schemes will get underway in six river catchment areas nationwide costing between €1m and €5m, and […]

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Diarmuid Brennan, David Malone, Breda O'Sullivan and Heather Lowham at the Inspired tea day fundraiser on Wednesday. Photo by Dermot Crean

PHOTOS: Inspired Group Holds Tea Day Fundraiser For Alzheimer’s Society

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

THERE was a buzz of activity at the Inspired centre on Friary Lane on Wednesday as the members of the group held a fundraiser. “We’re hosting a tea day for the Alzheimers Society of Ireland,” said Maree O’Connor of Inspired. ” The idea came from one of our participants, Sinead, […]

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Up and over...a competitor clears the fence at the Kingdom County Fair on Sunday. Photo by Dermot Crean

Kingdom County Fair Set To Deliver Fun For All The Family

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

IT’LL be all the fun of the fair on Sunday week as the Kingdom County Fair celebrates its 70th birthday with a whole host of competitions and entertainment on the day. Thousands of people are set to make their way to Ballybeggan on Sunday, May 13 for the event. There’s a lot to […]

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Tralee Expected To Be Included In €1bn Flood Defences Plan Announced Today

Tralee Expected To Be Included In €1bn Flood Defences Plan Announced Today

May 3, 2018 at 9:34 am Comments are Disabled

TRALEE is expected to be included in the new one billion euro flood risk management plan to be announced by Taoiseach Leo Varadkar in Athlone today. Researchers looked at 300 areas in a six-year study  including 90 coastal areas, most impacted by flooding. It has been carried out by the Office of […]

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From left; Chris Quain and Celene Moloney from Skydive for Autism with Chris ‘Sebastian’ McLoud and Moira Dean from Meadowlands Hotel.

Celene And Chris To Take A Skydive For Autism Ireland

May 3, 2018 at 9:14 am Comments are Disabled

A TRALEE couple are taking a dive for Autism Ireland next month and they’re holding a fundraising table quiz to help them on their way to raising money for the charity. Celene Moloney and Chris Quain will be doing a Skydive at Irish Parachute Club in June. “There is a great […]

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Tralee Golf Club News

Tralee Golf Club News

May 2, 2018 at 4:04 pm Comments are Disabled

Spring Medal Competition (David Power PGA) Sunday 29th April 1st          Maurice M O’Connor (10) 67 Nett 2nd        Padraig Moynihan (13) 70 Nett 3rd         Donie O’Keeffe (5) 71 Nett 4th         Kevin Lucey (6) 71 Nett Best Gross:         Gerard Deegan (1) 74   CSS:  73   Number of Cards Processed: […]

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At Kerry Badminton Association function held at River Island Hotel Castleisland Tuesday 24 April. Where the launch of Billy Lacey Peputual Cup took place.
This photograph shows,  Junior Griffin Chairman Kerry Badminton Presenting the Cup to Billy Lacey along with past and present players from all the Clubs in Kerry who were present on the night to wish him well. .
Regards,
Tom Bradley.

Kerry Badminton Association Launches Billy Lacey Perpetual Cup

May 2, 2018 at 3:56 pm 1 comment

By Junior Griffin The Kerry Badminton Association officers met  at the River Island Hotel, Castleisland on Tuesday night (April 24) last  to launch a new perpetual cup which will be presented to the winners of the division 3 mixed  doubles league competition and  to honour the services that he has […]

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Image Skincare Expert To Give Tips At CH Chemists Event

Image Skincare Expert To Give Tips At CH Chemists Event

May 2, 2018 at 3:03 pm Comments are Disabled

CH Chemists will host national IMAGE Skincare Trainer, Caroline Casey, at a special event on Friday week, May 11. An expert in her field, Caroline will be going through all the new lines in IMAGE Vital C & Ageless Range and will be giving the perfect resolutions to aging later. […]

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TV Documentary To Show How A Son Of Kerry Helped Track Down The ‘Son Of Sam’ Serial Killer

TV Documentary To Show How A Son Of Kerry Helped Track Down The ‘Son Of Sam’ Serial Killer

May 2, 2018 at 12:45 pm Comments are Disabled

THE story of how a Kerry-born NYPD cop led the hunt that tracked down and captured a notorious cold-blooded serial killer who caused terror in the Big Apple in the hot summer of 1976, will be told in a TG4 documentary on Wednesday, May 16. The ‘Son of Sam’ killer […]

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Discover ‘History In A Box’ At Kerry County Museum

Discover ‘History In A Box’ At Kerry County Museum

May 2, 2018 at 12:30 pm Comments are Disabled

KERRY County Museum will host ‘History in a Box’, a new, innovative project by The Centre for Digital Humanities, Maynooth University on Saturday, May 12. This free inter-generational workshop is suitable for teenagers aged 12-16 and their parents and grandparents. History in a Box tells the story of Mount Street Bridge, […]

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The Churchill senior team.

Churchill GAA Club News

May 2, 2018 at 12:14 pm Comments are Disabled

Senior: Churchill came agonisingly close to pulling off one of the upsets of the season when they lost to Beaufort by a single point after extra time in the Junior Premier Championship Semi-Final in Milltown on Saturday evening. Churchill almost had the ideal start when Chris Hurley hit the crossbar with […]

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Kerry ETB Entry Is Runner-Up In National Competition For Apprentices

Kerry ETB Entry Is Runner-Up In National Competition For Apprentices

May 2, 2018 at 12:09 pm Comments are Disabled

APPRENTICES from Kerry ETB Training Centre have come 2nd in the ‘Generation Apprenticeship’ National Competition in an award ceremony in Dublin on Monday. The Kerry ETB Training Centre entry will now be displayed at the Construction Industry Federation (CIF) Headquarters ‘Construction House’ located on Canal Road, Dublin 6. The entry […]

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Oisín and Sean Óg with Orla Brennan and Dr Eilish Broderick, Head of the International Medical Commencement programme at ITT, at the 'Teddy Bear Hospital' event on Sunday. Photo by Dermot Crean

PHOTOS: Children See How Hospital Isn’t Such A Scary Place At Event In The Bons

May 2, 2018 at 11:16 am Comments are Disabled

CHILDREN got a sense of what happens in the children’s ward when the Bon Secours Hospital hosted a special event on Sunday . The ‘Teddy Bear Hospital’ was a free event to get children used to a hospital setting and put their minds at ease. Children brought in their own teddies […]

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Just four of the Born To Run members who completed last year's Couch To 5k programme: Noreen Quirke, Catherine O'Connor, Rita Ryan and Anthony O'Connor.

How Born To Run Club Can Get You Off The Couch And Running That 5k

May 2, 2018 at 10:13 am Comments are Disabled

HAVE you ever wished that you could jog or run a 5k, but don’t know where to start? Well, on Tuesday May 8, Born To Run Tralee Marathon Club will launch its annual “Couch to 5k” programme, which is free to join, friendly and most of all, fun. Over a […]

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Eilish O Donoghue, Lisa O'Carroll, Victor Sheehan, Brid Bowler, Thomás Hayes, Fiona Leahy, Liz Maher at the GDPR Seminar in The Rose Hotel on Thursday. Photo by Tara Donoghue

PHOTOS: Businesspeople Pack The Rose Hotel For GDPR Seminar

May 2, 2018 at 9:35 am Comments are Disabled

THE Kerry Businesswomen’s Network’s latest seminar was booked out with people wanting to learn about the upcoming GDPR which comes into effect at the end of the month. Brian Honan, CEO of BH Consulting, one of Ireland’s foremost experts on cybersecurity, took those present through what GDPR will mean for […]

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Siamsa Tíre Prepares For 50th Anniversary Of First Performance Of Fadó Fadó

Siamsa Tíre Prepares For 50th Anniversary Of First Performance Of Fadó Fadó

May 1, 2018 at 4:12 pm Comments are Disabled

  THE cast of Siamsa Tíre, the National Folk Theatre of Ireland are in final rehearsals for the 50thanniversary of its first performance of Fadó Fadó – its first folk production of authentic traditional Irish music, song and dance that portrays rural life in Ireland long ago. The cast for this year’s […]

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New Car Sales Down Nearly 12% In April Compared To Same Month Last Year

New Car Sales Down Nearly 12% In April Compared To Same Month Last Year

May 1, 2018 at 3:16 pm Comments are Disabled

NEW car sales in Kerry took a dip of 12 percent in April 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 131 new car sales in Kerry last month compared to 148 in April of […]

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Members of the Kerry Choral Union at the Celebration Of Light at the Tralee Bay Wetlands on Tuesday night. Photo by Dermot Crean

Kerry Choral Union Concert In Aid Of Recovery Haven

May 1, 2018 at 2:09 pm Comments are Disabled

KERRY Choral Union will host their much anticipated Spring Concert at St John’s Church, Ashe Street, Tralee on Sunday, May 13th at 7.30pm. Now an annual event, the wonderful concert of choral music will be conducted by Sharon Reidy and is being organised once again to raise vital funds for […]

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The cast of 'It Takes A Village' at rehearsals for 'It Takes a Village' performance at Culture Night in Siamsa Tire on Friday. Photo by Dermot Crean

Call Goes Out To Register Events For Culture Night 2018

May 1, 2018 at 12:04 pm Comments are Disabled

CULTURE Night may be nearly five months away, but Kerry County Council is asking anyone who wants to hold an event to get in touch with them and register it. This year Culture Night falls on Friday September 21st from 5pm – 11pm and involves venues, groups and artists opening […]

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Tickets On Sale For Rose Festival Events But There’s Free Concerts Too

Tickets On Sale For Rose Festival Events But There’s Free Concerts Too

May 1, 2018 at 11:32 am Comments are Disabled

TICKETS are now available for a range of events at this year’s Rose of Tralee International Festival, including the Rose Ball, TV Selections, Fashion Show and Celebration of Roses. Of course there is also free street entertainment and the line-up includes Dancing with the Stars winner Jake Carter, X Factor Finalists the […]

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‘What’s Going On With Basketball In Tralee Is Terrific’

‘What’s Going On With Basketball In Tralee Is Terrific’

May 1, 2018 at 10:32 am Comments are Disabled

GARVEY’S Tralee Warriors new coach for the 2018/2019 season, Pat Price, says he is thrilled to be part of the club’s set-up and praised how basketball has been developed in the town. The former Demons and Neptune coach was introduced to the players, committee and assembled press in the Brandon […]

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Dr Terry Stephens.

Tourism Interests Invited To Hear Insights From Industry Expert At Free Seminar

May 1, 2018 at 10:01 am Comments are Disabled

THE Kerry Tourism Industry Forum, supported by Fáilte Ireland, is hosting a seminar with renowned tourism industry expert, Dr Terry Stevens on Thursday, May 3, in The Brehon, Killarney. The half day workshop will examine the future of tourism in Kerry. It is free and is open to industry owners […]

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