Archive for June, 2018

Yummy Cafe Named ‘The Best Family Restaurant In Ireland’

Yummy Cafe Named ‘The Best Family Restaurant In Ireland’

June 3, 2018 at 9:38 am Comments are Disabled

WELL fair play to them. A Tralee cafe/restaurant has been named Ireland’s favourite family restaurant by a national radio station. Organised by Today FM’s Weekend Breakfast programme, Yummy Cafe on Dominick Street was the only Kerry restaurant on the shortlist for a competition to find where families can enjoy the […]

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Caherleaheen pupils  celebrate their overall win in the Tralee Primary School Sports. Photo by Dermot Crean

PHOTOS: Caherleaheen Pupils Excel In Track And Field Events

June 3, 2018 at 9:28 am Comments are Disabled

THE kids from Caherleaheen had something to celebrate recently as they won the overall Best School award in the Tralee Area Primary Schools Sports day. Held at the Tralee Harriers grounds on the Dan Spring Road recently, schools from all around the town competed in track and field events. Pupils from […]

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At the presentation of the cheque at the Chemotherapy Unit on Friday were, in front, General Manager of the UHK Fearghal Grimes, Mary Fitzgerald, Cora Walsh and Teresa Walsh. At back; Margaret Jones, Joseph Diggins, Therese Carroll, Paul McCarthy and Sean O'Dowd. Missing from photo is Mairead Enright. Photo by Dermot Crean

Hospital’s ‘Sickly Come Dancing’ Raised Incredible Amount For Chemotherapy Unit

June 3, 2018 at 8:59 am Comments are Disabled

THE fruits of the hard work of the Committee of the University Hospital Kerry and Social Club were presented to the Chemotherapy Day Unit on Friday afternoon. Their ‘Sickly Come Dancing’ event held back in February when 12 couples took to the floor of the Ballygarry House Hotel to raise funds […]

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PHOTOS: #Tralee On Social Media This Week

PHOTOS: #Tralee On Social Media This Week

June 3, 2018 at 8:58 am Comments are Disabled

Every week we compile the best of photos posted on Twitter and Instagram about and around Tralee. Here’s what you’ve been snapping this week…  If you’d like a photo to feature, just tag #Tralee in it and we’ll see it… A blast from the past… Some pics of those dealers […]

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Sergeant Eileen O'Sullivan with John Brosnan and Sean Farrell and the Scoil Eoin team at the Community Garda schools football blitz at Na Gaeil GAA Club on Friday morning. Photo by Dermot Crean

PHOTOS: Schoolchildren Enjoy Garda-Organised Football Blitz

June 3, 2018 at 8:58 am Comments are Disabled

THERE was some great football played at Na Gaeil GAA Grounds on Friday morning for the inaugural Community Policing Garda Blitz in association with Cumann na mBunscoil. Nine teams from eight primary schools from the Tralee area — Abbeydorney, CBS, Holy Family, St Brendan’s Fenit, Spa, Scoil Eoin, Scoil Nuachabháil, Gaelscoil Mhic […]

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Roger Harty: Shakespeare Got It Right!

Roger Harty: Shakespeare Got It Right!

June 3, 2018 at 8:56 am Comments are Disabled

AT the risk of being accused of repeating myself ad nauseam, I’m going to say it one more time. To find solutions to the deeper aspects of life it is far better to ask the right questions rather than looking for the right answers. To this end Shakespeare was spot […]

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Local artist Mikel with portraits of music legend Jimi Hendrix and artist Francis Bacon as well as locals Willie Seeler, Christy McCarthy and James O'Brien. Photo by Dermot Crean

PHOTOS: Artists Brighten Up Denny Street With ‘Art In The Park’

June 2, 2018 at 4:48 pm 2 comments

THERE were some fabulous paintings on display at the first day of a new initiative from Tralee Chamber Alliance on Saturday. Artists from all over the county were invited to sign up for the initiative which will see them put their work on the railings of the town park on […]

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Lorraine O'Sullivan, Rebecca Bentley and Jolanta Dziewa who all qualified in Hairdressing at the Kerry ETB awards in The Rose Hotel on Thursday evening. Photo by Dermot Crean

PHOTOS: Kerry ETB Learners Receive Their Qualifications At Rose Hotel

June 2, 2018 at 11:03 am Comments are Disabled

THE Kerry ETB Training Centre Presentation of Certificate Ceremony took place at The Rose Hotel on Thursday evening. Some 470 Certificates were issued by Kerry ETB Training Centre for Summer 2018 and many were present to receive them on the night with family members looking on. Certificates were presented to learners across […]

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Shauna Shanahan, Amanda Whelan, Maureen Molyneaux and Natalie Canty at the table quiz in the Meadowlands Hotel on Friday night. Photo by Dermot Crean

PHOTOS: Celene And Chris Hold Table Quiz For Autism Ireland Skydive

June 2, 2018 at 11:03 am Comments are Disabled

IT’S just two weeks to go now until a Tralee couple take a dive for Autism Ireland. Celene Moloney and Chris Quain will be doing a Skydive at Irish Parachute Club on June 16 up in Offaly. “It’s getting very close now. I normally wouldn’t jump off a chair and I’ll […]

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At the presentation of some of the proceeds from the recent Optimal Fitness Corporate Challenge were Michelle Greaney of Optimal Fitness, Audrey Moran of Tralee/West Kerry Branch of MS Society, Jillian O'Sullivan and Joan Crowley of Killarney Branch of MS Society and Ed O'Regan of Aspen Grove. Photo by Dermot Crean

Running Event Raises €800 For Local MS Societies

June 2, 2018 at 11:02 am Comments are Disabled

A CHEQUE for €800 was presented to two local branches of the MS Society on Friday afternoon. Around 200 people took part in the Optimal Fitness Tralee’s 5k and 10k Corporate Challenge from Aspen Grove on Friday, May 25 and some of the proceeds went to the Tralee and Killarney branches […]

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Principal of KCFE Mary Lucey, Brenda McEvoy, award winners Annie Burke (Achievement), Bogumila Gedrzejwska (Beauty Therapy), Linda O'Shea Dowling and Mandy O'Sullivan, Flair Hair and Beauty at the Kerry College of Further Education Awards on Thursday evening. Photo by Dermot Crean

PHOTOS: Students Honoured An Inaugural KCFE Awards Night

June 2, 2018 at 11:02 am Comments are Disabled

KERRY College of Further Education (KCFE) held its first Awards Ceremony on Thursday to recognise the academic success and achievements of the 2018/19 student body cohort. The event was hosted at the college campus and a crowd of over 140 attended to celebrate the success of the students. Over 50 […]

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Know Your Rights: Getting An Irish Passport Card

June 2, 2018 at 11:01 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 18 and flying to Spain for a holiday this summer. Can I use a passport card when travelling to Spain, and how do I apply for one? […]

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McCann At The Movies: ‘Solo’ Is A Fun-Filled Ride With One Of Cinema’s Heroes

McCann At The Movies: ‘Solo’ Is A Fun-Filled Ride With One Of Cinema’s Heroes

June 2, 2018 at 11:00 am Comments are Disabled

Our movie guy, John McCann, says ‘Solo: A Star Wars Story’ is a summer blockbuster worthy of your hard-earned cash… With more baggage than an airport carousel (original directors Phil Lord and Christopher Miller left the project in 2017 due to creative differences) and an estimated budget over $250 million, […]

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There Were 80 New Cars Sold In Kerry Last Month

There Were 80 New Cars Sold In Kerry Last Month

June 1, 2018 at 4:41 pm Comments are Disabled

NEW car sales in Kerry took a dip of 12 percent in May 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 80 new car sales in Kerry last month compared to 90 in May of […]

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Tralee Creches Among The Kerry Childcare Providers To Receive €250,000 In Funding

Tralee Creches Among The Kerry Childcare Providers To Receive €250,000 In Funding

June 1, 2018 at 4:28 pm Comments are Disabled

OVER €250,000 in capital grants has been awarded to Kerry childcare providers, including some in Tralee. The announcement was made by the Minister for Children and Youth Affairs, Dr. Katherine Zappone. A total of €6.87m in Capital funding will be awarded to providers of Early Years and School Age Childcare […]

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International Call-Up for Garvey’s Tralee Warriors Players Past And Present

International Call-Up for Garvey’s Tralee Warriors Players Past And Present

June 1, 2018 at 3:49 pm Comments are Disabled

GARVEY’S Tralee Warriors Eoin Quigley and former Warriors player Ryan Leonard have been selected for the Ireland Senior Men’s team at this year’s FIBA 3×3 Europe Cup qualifiers. They will join Black Amber Templeogue’s Stephen James and Scott Kinevane of UCD Marian on international duty for the qualifying rounds of […]

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Cllr Jim Finucane, Chairperson of the Kerry ETB Board officially opens the new science lab at Kerry College of Further Education watched by Principal of KCFE Mary Lucey and staff. Photo by Dermot Crean

New Science Laboratory Facility Opened At Kerry College Of Further Education

June 1, 2018 at 3:17 pm Comments are Disabled

KERRY College of Further Education (KCFE) officially opened its new state of the art Science Lab on Friday with Cllr Jim Finucane, Chairperson of the Kerry ETB Board, cutting the ribbon. This is an acknowledgement of the future plans for KCFE to service the Science and Bio Industries going forward. In […]

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Ladies on the catwalk at the Blennerville School Fashion Show at Ballyroe Heights Hotel on Thursday. Photo by Dermot Crean

PHOTOS: Fun Night On The Catwalk For Blennerville Pupils And Staff

June 1, 2018 at 10:02 am Comments are Disabled

THERE was fashion, fun and great prizes as hundreds attended the St Brendan’s NS Blennerville Fashion Show on Thursday night. The Ballyroe Heights Hotel was the venue for the fundraiser which saw pupils, parents and models take to the runway, displaying fashions from 21 local shops with a wide range of […]

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Tralee Warriors Dusan Bogdanovic, coaches and Tralee Community Gardaí with teams at the blitz on Friday. Photo by Dermot Crean

PHOTOS: Primary Schools Girls Take To The Court For Basketball Blitz

June 1, 2018 at 9:50 am Comments are Disabled

THE Moyderwell school gym was the location on Thursday for the second schools basketball blitz for girls, run by the Community Gardaí. There were nine teams from six schools taking part were Moyderwell, St Brendan’s NS Fenit, Gaelscoil Mhic Easmainn, Presentation Primary, St Brendan’s NS Blennerville. “We decided to organise […]

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Chamber Alliance Concerned About Courthouse Location Reports

Chamber Alliance Concerned About Courthouse Location Reports

June 1, 2018 at 9:45 am 1 comment

TRALEE Chamber Alliance has expressed concerns about reports that the Island of Geese site is being considered as a location of the new Courthouse. It emerged yesterday that Minister for Justice Charlie Flanagan favoured the site and discussions had already taken place with the Courts Service about the matter. Tralee […]

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Fenit RNLI Lifeboat Responds To Five Callouts In One Week

Fenit RNLI Lifeboat Responds To Five Callouts In One Week

June 1, 2018 at 9:34 am Comments are Disabled

FENIT RNLI lifeboat volunteer crews responded very quickly to a number of calls received from people experiencing difficulties while using the sea this week. The calls included assisting a person requiring medical assistance, a person getting into difficulty while swimming and assisting with a sailing vessel which experienced mechanical problems. […]

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