Archive for August, 2018

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Here’s The Kerry Minor Team For Sunday’s All-Ireland Final

August 31, 2018 at 10:57 pm Comments are Disabled

KERRY minors are attempting the unprecedented this Sunday in Croke Park as they look for their fifth All-Ireland title in a row. The eyes of the whole county will be on the young footballers on Sunday at 1.15pm on TG4 while there will be a couple of thousand lucky tickets […]

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All smiles at Listellick NS. Photo by Dermot Crean

PHOTOS: All Smiles From The New Arrivals At Listellick School

August 31, 2018 at 2:12 pm Comments are Disabled

THEY had all settled down at Listellick NS by the time we visited the new arrivals on Friday. Ms Ríona Ruane will certainly be kept busy with 30 new pupils in her junior infants class at the school on the hill. “We had no tears yesterday and we have a […]

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Worst August Ever For Patients Waiting On Trolleys At UHK

Worst August Ever For Patients Waiting On Trolleys At UHK

August 31, 2018 at 1:39 pm Comments are Disabled

THIS month has been the worst August on record for overcrowding at University Hospital Kerry, the Irish Nurses and Midwives Organisations (INMO) has revealed today. The INMO’s monthly Trolley Watch analysis shows that 300 admitted patients were forced to wait on chairs or trolleys in August 2018 at UHK – an […]

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Gemma Sugrue with Jenny Greene.

Jenny Greene And RTE Orchestra Back In The INEC This Winter

August 31, 2018 at 1:21 pm Comments are Disabled

  LAST year they lifted the roof off the INEC Killarney with two sell out shows and now 2FM Live with Jenny Greene and the RTÉ Concert Orchestra are returning to the INEC Killarney on Friday 7 December to do it all over again. The collaboration has sold out shows all over the […]

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New arrivals at Presentation Primary having fun on their first day at school. Photo by Dermot Crean

PHOTOS: First Day At School Around Tralee

August 31, 2018 at 8:40 am Comments are Disabled

JUNIOR Infants familiarising themselves with their surroundings on Thursday as they began their education at schools around town. At Moyderwell Mercy there were 52 children in the two classes getting to know each other and their teachers, Ms Sarah Daly and Ms Ciara O’Sullivan. There were a few anxious little […]

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Junior Infants at Scoil Eoin on their first day at school, on Thursday. Photo by Dermot Crean

PHOTOS: Scoil Eoin Welcomes Excited New Arrivals

August 31, 2018 at 8:39 am Comments are Disabled

THE largest primary school in Tralee saw dozens of new arrivals on Thursday as junior infants began their educational journey. The parents were more nervous than the little ones, as over sixty children settled into the three classes at Scoil Eoin in Balloonagh. The children weren’t long settling in once […]

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Candlelight Vigil In Pearse Park To Remember Those Lost To Suicide

Candlelight Vigil In Pearse Park To Remember Those Lost To Suicide

August 30, 2018 at 6:21 pm Comments are Disabled

THERE is to be a candlelight vigil held next month, with those who have been affected by suicide encouraged to come down to Pearse Park to remember those  they have lost. The event will take place on World Suicide Day, September 10 at 8.30pm in the with members of the […]

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Tralee Woman Says Carers Should Visit Mobile Information Service On Dementia

Tralee Woman Says Carers Should Visit Mobile Information Service On Dementia

August 30, 2018 at 5:48 pm Comments are Disabled

A TRALEE woman, who cares for her mother who was diagnosed with dementia in 2014, says an information service coming to town next week is a great point of contact for carers of alzheimer’s and dementia patients in Tralee and surrounding areas. The Alzheimer’s Society of Ireland’s Mobile Information service, […]

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Glamorous Awards Night To Honour Kerry’s Hospitality Workers

Glamorous Awards Night To Honour Kerry’s Hospitality Workers

August 30, 2018 at 8:39 am 1 comment

DO you know a bartender, hotel receptionist, publican, chef or many others in the Kerry hospitality industry who deserves an award? Well, the inaugural Connect Kerry Hospitality Awards will take place at a Black Tie Gala Ceremony on Tuesday, October 9 at Ballygarry House Hotel and they are looking for […]

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Great New Bus Service To Tralee From Local Link

Great New Bus Service To Tralee From Local Link

August 30, 2018 at 8:38 am 1 comment

LOCAL Link Kerry (LLK) have enhanced the Route 283 Bus timetable to include a stop in Denny Street for those wishing to go down town for work, shopping or for the students attending the Kerry College for Further Education campus that is opening in Denny Street. The revised timetable also […]

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Eli, Rian and Noel on their first day at school in Gaelscoil Mhic Easmainn on Wednesday morning. Photo by Dermot Crean

PHOTOS: Schooldays Begin At Gaelscoil For Junior Infants

August 30, 2018 at 8:37 am Comments are Disabled

NO bother to them. The new junior infants arrived at Gaelscoil Mhic Easmainn on Wednesday morning and they took to primary school like ducks to water. There were very few tears shed as the 51 pupils settled into the two classes under Olive Ní Ghearáin and Laura Ní Dhonghaile. “We […]

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At the presentation of the proceeds of the Robert O'Dowd Memorial 5/10k event were, front, Eoin Kelliher, Sandra O'Dowd, Fiona O'Dowd and Joe Hennerbery. At back; Karl Keohane, Linda O'Connor, Ellie Laverty, Timmy O'Dowd, Michelle Greaney, Martin Dennehy, Lorraine McCarthy, Eileen Horan, Matt Moloney and Tommy O'Dowd. Photo by Dermot Crean

Robert’s Run Raises Thousands For Palliative Care Unit

August 30, 2018 at 8:36 am Comments are Disabled

IT was a night when the community of Tralee came together to remember a much-loved Tralee man and the Palliative Care Unit at UHK was the big winner. Back on Friday, August 3, around 650 people hit the road for the Robert O’Dowd Memorial 5k/10k walk/run and the upshot of […]

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Gleesk Viaduct on the South Kerry Greenway

Planning Lodged For 32km South Kerry Greenway

August 29, 2018 at 5:14 pm Comments are Disabled

KERRY County Council has today lodged the planning application for the South Kerry Greenway with An Bord Pleanála. The planning application is being made for the development of a greenway amenity measuring almost 32km between Glenbeigh and Reenard on the Iveragh Peninsula in south Kerry. Meanwhile, Tralee Municpal Council will […]

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Former winner and award-winning violinist Mairead Hickey from Cork at the launch of the Top Security Frank Maher Classical Music Awards 2018 at the Crawford Art Gallery. With a €5,000 top prize, they are Ireland’s largest classical music competition for secondary schools and closing date for entries is Friday 14th September 2018. www.frankmaherclassicalmusicawards.com

Call For Young Kerry Musicians To Enter €5,000 Awards

August 29, 2018 at 4:17 pm Comments are Disabled

  The search is on for Kerry entries for Top Security’s Frank Maher Classical Music Awards for 2018 and, with a €5,000 top prize, they are Ireland’s largest classical music competition for secondary schools. The Awards are open to sixth year post-primary students of string, woodwind, brass and piano. The […]

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Some of the new arrivals at Scoil Nuachabháil. Photo by Dermot Crean

PHOTOS: New Junior Infants Welcomed At Schools

August 29, 2018 at 3:42 pm Comments are Disabled

IT’S been a morning of great excitement for children at some schools in the Tralee area as they welcomed new arrivals. While most schools will open again tomorrow, we called to a few this morning including Clogher, Scoil Nuachabháil and Tralee Educate Together. There were ten junior infants settling in […]

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Council To Consider Plans For 28 Local Authority Units Near Connolly Park

Council To Consider Plans For 28 Local Authority Units Near Connolly Park

August 29, 2018 at 2:26 pm Comments are Disabled

COUNCILLORS are to decide on approving proposals to build a new housing development on an area adjacent to Connolly Park and Stacks Villas. At the next Tralee Municipal District meeting on Monday afternoon, they will consider the Manager’s Report and Recommendation, in accordance with Section 179 (3) (a) of the Planning […]

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Event In Town Park To Mark ‘Season Of Creation’

Event In Town Park To Mark ‘Season Of Creation’

August 29, 2018 at 9:04 am Comments are Disabled

THE Diocese of Kerry is taking up the challenge of plastic pollution for the ‘Season of Creation’ 2018 and with this in mind an event is taking place in the Town Park this Saturday. The season runs from  September 1st to October 4th a time when Christian Churches around the […]

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Talk On Options Outside CAO At Kerry College Of Further Education

Talk On Options Outside CAO At Kerry College Of Further Education

August 29, 2018 at 9:01 am Comments are Disabled

SCHOOL leavers and adults considering a return to education are invited to an Information Session on Further Education Options Outside of CAO at Kerry College of Further Education (KCFE), Clash, Tralee tonight (Wednesday) commencing at 6.30pm sharp. The Information Session will highlight how career goals can be achieved through Level […]

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Twelve Rural Post Offices In Kerry To Close

Twelve Rural Post Offices In Kerry To Close

August 28, 2018 at 8:50 pm Comments are Disabled

BALLYMACELLIGOTT and Kilflynn Post Offices are among 12 rural offices that An Post has announced will close as part of An Post’s rationalisation plan. An Post today published the locations of 159 Post Offices nationally where the serving postmaster has opted to retire under an agreement between An Post and the […]

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Sean Taaffe

Sean Taaffe Appointed Judge For World Hair Championships

August 28, 2018 at 2:50 pm Comments are Disabled

A KERRYMAN has been selected as a judge at the OMC World Hair Championships in Paris this year. Sean Taaffe, who has salons in Tralee, Killarney and Killorglin, has been successful himself in the competition in the past. “It’s a huge shock and honour to be asked to judge at […]

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Tralee Golf Club News

Tralee Golf Club News

August 28, 2018 at 2:38 pm Comments are Disabled

20th August Ballyroe Heights Hotel Open Golf classic 1st  Damien Griffin (15), Brendan Griffin (19), Daniel Griffin (8) & Sandra O’Sullivan(24).92 Points. 2nd Sean Corcoran (12), John Shier (17), Frank Dore (7) & Eoin Shier (13). 92 Points. 3rd Domo Lyne (10), Mike Halloran (13), Mary Savage (13) & Brid Halloran […]

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The launch of Culture Night activities for 2018.

Range Of Tralee Events Lined Up For Culture Night 2018

August 28, 2018 at 2:30 pm Comments are Disabled

A RANGE of events have been announced for Tralee venues for Culture Night which takes place on Friday, September 21, 2018. In Kerry the event is in its 14th year and the selection this year is “one of the best to date”, said Cathaoirleach of Kerry County Council, Norma Foley […]

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Back row; Thomas Foley, Pyro desserts; Conor Hyde, Bullseye Food Consultancy; Jim Garvey, SuperValu; Michael Killoury, Musgraves; Mary Kate Mageean, SuperValu; Victor Sheahan, Kerry Local Enterprise Office; Ollie Diggin, Ardfert Dairy
Front row – Nicola Lynch, The Little Juice Factory; Paul Walker, Blair Farm Charcuterie; Eibhlis Diggin, Ardfert Dairy; Orla Walsh, chocolate biscuit cake & quiche.

Retail Breakthrough For Kerry Food Start-Ups

August 28, 2018 at 11:37 am Comments are Disabled

FIVE food and drink producers from around the county, have made a retail breakthrough this month by securing a space on SuperValu shelves through the Food Academy programme. Ollie Diggin, Ardfert Dairy; Paul Walker, Blair Farm Charcuterie; Nicola Lynch, The Little Juice Factory; Thomas Foley, Pyro desserts; and Orla Walsh, […]

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Tralee Rowing Club Invites Adults To Open Day

Tralee Rowing Club Invites Adults To Open Day

August 28, 2018 at 11:03 am Comments are Disabled

TRALEE Rowing Club is inviting people to their Open Day for adults on Saturday, September 1, at the Canal in Tralee from 11.30am to 2.30pm. This is a great opportunity to try rowing, meet their coaches and adult rowers. The club will have rowing machines and boats available and no […]

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Local Journalist’s New Book To Hit The Shops On Saturday

Local Journalist’s New Book To Hit The Shops On Saturday

August 28, 2018 at 11:02 am Comments are Disabled

A KERRY journalist and author is about to release her latest book, ‘Eat the Moon’. Killarney native Breda Joy has already published three books, ‘Brian Crowley: Against the Odds, A Biography’; ‘Hidden Kerry, The Keys to the Kingdom’  and ‘The Wit & Wisdom of Kerry’. Now she turns her attention to […]

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Spring Section Winners Herds competition front: John Dillon, chairman; Michael Laffan judge;  James Egan, Geraldine Harty secretary with Sarah and Jacqui O'Connell. Back from left: Ross O'Neill, Sean Begley, Peter Kennelly, president I.H.F.A.; Richard Langford and Donal O'Connell at the annual Kerry Friesian Breeders Herds Competition Awards Ceremony at Ó Riada's Bar and Restaurant, Ballymacelligott. Photograph: John Reidy

PHOTOS: Kerry Holstein Friesian Breeders Club Annual Awards

August 28, 2018 at 11:02 am Comments are Disabled

By John Reidy Holstein Friesian Breeders Club held its annual herds competition awards night at Ó Riada’s Bar and Restaurant in Ballymacelligott recently. The competition is open to pedigree herds from all over Kerry and judging was carried out over a week during the summer by Limerick man, Michael Laffan […]

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Learn More About Tralee VTOS Courses At Information Morning

Learn More About Tralee VTOS Courses At Information Morning

August 28, 2018 at 11:01 am Comments are Disabled

THOSE with an interest in getting back into education should pay a visit to Tralee VTOS at Clash on Wednesday, August 29, for an Open Information Morning, from 10am to 1pm, about the services they offer. The information morning gives details on the two year Leaving Cert course, QQI Level 3 General […]

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Investigation Into Alleged Racist Verbal Attack On Rose Of Tralee

Investigation Into Alleged Racist Verbal Attack On Rose Of Tralee

August 27, 2018 at 9:48 pm 1 comment

GARDAI in Kilkenny are investigating after allegations of a racist verbal attack on the new Rose of Tralee, Kirsten Mate Maher. According to the RTE website, it is alleged Ms Maher and her boyfriend were abused by two male customers in a fast food takeaway on John Street, Kilkenny at […]

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The Austin Stacks 'Strictly Come Dancing' contestants in the Dome on Saturday night. Photo by Dermot Crean

Austin Stacks GAA Club News

August 27, 2018 at 7:29 pm Comments are Disabled

STRICTLY COME DANCING: Our thanks to Adrienne McLoughlin for the following Report; In what has become an annual event on the Tralee social calendar, Austin Stacks brought the 8th annual Strictly Come Dancing to the Festival Dome on Saturday 25th August.  The 14 couples, listed below, were put through their […]

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Kerins O’Rahillys GAA Club News

Kerins O’Rahillys GAA Club News

August 27, 2018 at 6:32 pm Comments are Disabled

Seniors: Saturday next 1st September sees us in first round action in the senior county championship when we take on North Kerry divisional side Feale Rangers in Listowel where throw in is @ 17.30. When we last met in 2016 we had six points to spare on a final score […]

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