Archive for September, 2018

Three Men Die In Tragedy Off Kerry Coast

Three Men Die In Tragedy Off Kerry Coast

September 30, 2018 at 9:39 pm Comments are Disabled

THREE men have died after a tragedy off the Kerry coast. Gardai are investigating the suspected fishing tragedy after the bodies of the three men were discovered shortly after 6pm this evening on a stretch of coast just outside Cahersiveen. An upturned Rigid Inflatable Boat (RIB) was found nearby and it is […]

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Colm Cooper tackles John C O'Connor in the Kerins O'Rahillys v Dr Crokes match on Sunday in Strand Road. Photo by Dermot Crean

Here’s The Draw For The Kerry SFC Semi-Finals

September 30, 2018 at 5:20 pm Comments are Disabled

THE draw for the semi-finals of the Garvey’s Supervalu Kerry SFC semi-finals has just been made. It pits Kerins O’Rahillys against Dr Crokes and East Kerry against Dingle. The games will be played on the weekend of October 14/15 and times and venues will be decided later. Kerins O’Rahillys will certainly […]

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Ken Tobin and Tom O'Leary of HQ Tralee with Tracy Keogh, Community Manager at Bank of Ireland at the Grow Remote Conference at The Rose Hotel on Friday morning. Photo by Dermot Crean

PHOTOS: Tralee Shows Companies It’s Ideal For Remote Working

September 30, 2018 at 3:04 pm Comments are Disabled

THE inaugural ‘Grow Remote’ conference was held at The Rose Hotel in Tralee on Friday. Delegates from Adadoo, Shopify, Nearform and others were present  to discuss remote-working opportunities in Ireland. The conference aimed to promote the benefits of remote working for businesses, for workers and the communities they live in. Ken Tobin […]

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PHOTOS: #Tralee On Social Media This Week

PHOTOS: #Tralee On Social Media This Week

September 30, 2018 at 2:41 pm Comments are Disabled

Every week we compile the best of photos posted on Twitter and Instagram of Tralee and beyond… If you’d like a photo to feature, just tag #Tralee and we’ll see it… Glad you enjoyed it… Great end to my trip to Tralee for @GrowRemoteIrl Ya gotta have fun too. Thanks […]

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Conor Cleary.

Tralee Man Wins Prestigious Patrick Kavanagh Poetry Award

September 30, 2018 at 12:07 pm Comments are Disabled

A TRALEE native has won a prestigious poetry award. Conor Cleary is the winner of the 2018 Patrick Kavanagh Award. The result was announced at the present Patrick Kavanagh Centre in Inniskeen, Co Monaghan, on Friday. A former Mercy Mounthawk student, Conor Cleary now lives in Glasgow. He has recently graduated […]

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Greg Horan gets his shot away.

PHOTOS: Dingle Goals Destroy Stacks’ Championship Ambitions

September 30, 2018 at 11:45 am Comments are Disabled

Austin Stacks 0-9 Dingle 3-9 GOALS win games and Austin Stacks came up empty in that department on Saturday evening in their clash with Dingle in the Garvey’s Supervalu Kerry SFC quarter-final in Austin Stack Park. The men from the west struck three times in the first half in a […]

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PHOTOS: Kerins O’Rahillys Hold On Despite St Brendan’s Comeback

PHOTOS: Kerins O’Rahillys Hold On Despite St Brendan’s Comeback

September 30, 2018 at 10:29 am Comments are Disabled

Kerins O’Rahilly 3-11 St Brendan’s 1-15 IT was a strange game in some ways on Saturday night at Austin Stack Park, as Kerins O’Rahillys advanced to the semi-finals of the Garvey’s Supervalu Kerry SFC at the expense of a St Brendan’s side who will rue a slow start. The Strand […]

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Moyderwell Mercy Principal Moira Quinlan and Sean Kelly raise the Erasmus flag at the school. Photo by Dermot Crean

Sean Kelly Raises The Erasmus Flag At Moyderwell School

September 29, 2018 at 10:48 am Comments are Disabled

SEAN Kelly MEP along with Jim Mullen, Executive Director of Léargas visited Moyderwell Mercy Primary School on Friday to celebrate their inaugural Erasmus+ flag. The was in recognition of the school’s participation in an Erasmus+ project exploring the teaching of English as a second language. Funded by the EU, a […]

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Mercy Mounthawk students Kate Waldron, Isabel Curran and Samuel Abubakar at the ‘New Life in Old Spaces’ symposium at the chapel of the former Balloonagh Convent in Tralee on Friday. Photo by Dermot Crean

PHOTOS: Architecture Kerry Festival Kicks Off In Beautiful Balloonagh Chapel

September 29, 2018 at 10:48 am Comments are Disabled

THE beautiful surroundings of Balloonagh Convent Chapel was the setting yesterday morning for the beginning of the Architecture Kerry Festival. A wide-ranging symposium, ‘New Life in Old Spaces’ was hosted there and Victoria McCarthy, Architectural Conservation Officer, Kerry County Council, was delighted with how it went. “It’s the inaugural symposium, part […]

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Contestants, front row left to right: Aileen Galvin, Debbie Guerin, Nadia Woods, Cliona Caplis, Donna Flaherty. Back Row left to right Denis Mannix, Jordan Bowler, Rosemary Broderick, Mary Higgins, George Lowe, Brian Hurley, Jackie O'Mahony and Wayne Enright.

PHOTOS: Amazing Talent To Take The Stage For John Mitchels ‘Lip Syng’

September 29, 2018 at 10:48 am Comments are Disabled

THE countdown is on. The John Mitchels club has run a fantastic ‘Strictly’ fundraiser for the past couple of years, but this time they’ve turned their attention to a Lip Sync event to be held in Ballygarry House Hotel on the October Bank Holiday weekend. The acts are currently in […]

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Know Your Rights: Getting The Flu Vaccine

September 29, 2018 at 10:47 am 2 comments

Know Your Rights has been compiled by Kerry Citizens Information Service which provides a free and confidential service to the public… Question: I’m thinking of getting the flu vaccine. Can you tell me about this vaccine? Answer: Influenza, usually known as the flu, is highly infectious and anyone can get it. However […]

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Staff at Der O’Sullivan’s Fine Food store in Tralee, Co. Kerry celebrate selling a winning EuroMillions Plus top prize winning ticket worth €500,000.

€500,000 Winning Euromillions Ticket Sold In Tralee

September 29, 2018 at 10:47 am Comments are Disabled

THERE were four €500,000 Irish winners in the Euromillions plus draw last night and one of those tickets was sold in Tralee! People in Limerick, Kerry, Sligo and another person online won the prizes and if you bought your ticket in Der O’Sullivan’s on the Mall you better get check […]

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Budget And Brexit Breakfast Event At Ballygarry

Budget And Brexit Breakfast Event At Ballygarry

September 29, 2018 at 10:46 am Comments are Disabled

KERRY County Council Local Enterprise Office in association with Peevers Slye Cotter (PSC Taxation Services) will present a Budget 2019 & BREXIT Breakfast Briefing in Ballygarry House Hotel, Tralee on Thursday, October 11 from 8.30am to 10.30am. Better hurry though because places are almost gone. The briefing will summarise the main points arising from the Budget announced […]

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'A Simple Favour'

McCann At The Movies: ‘A Simple Favour’ Is A Mystic Movie Of Mystery

September 29, 2018 at 10:45 am Comments are Disabled

John McCann says ‘A Simple Favour’ is a mysterious thriller with more twists and turns than a rollercoaster ride!… This week’s movie at Tralee Omniplex sees Bridesmaids director Paul Feig serve up a feature quite removed from his usual comedic fare with ‘A Simple Favour’, a dark thriller filled with numerous twists and turns. […]

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Ballyheigue Wins Junior Hurling County Title

Ballyheigue Wins Junior Hurling County Title

September 29, 2018 at 10:43 am Comments are Disabled

Michael O’Halloran watched Ballyheigue become Junior Hurling County Champions last night… Ballyheigue 3-8 Duagh 1-9 Ballyheigue are the 2018 Garvey’s SuperValu Junior Hurling Champions after defeating Duagh on the perfect sod that is Abbeydorney GAA grounds. A foul on Ger Guerin presented him with a point from the free. Michael Boxer […]

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Get Involved In The Free Radicals Theatre Group At Siamsa

Get Involved In The Free Radicals Theatre Group At Siamsa

September 28, 2018 at 3:59 pm Comments are Disabled

Siamsa Tíre, The National Folk Theatre of Ireland, invites young people aged 15 – 20 to get dramatic as it launches its tenth season of the Free Radicals Youth Theatre (FRYT). A Taster Session will take place on this Saturday, September from 4 – 6pm and new members are welcome […]

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Tom Invites You To ‘Arrive And Jive’ At The Grand

Tom Invites You To ‘Arrive And Jive’ At The Grand

September 28, 2018 at 3:44 pm Comments are Disabled

SO what are you doing next Wednesday night. Flopping in front of the telly with a cup of tea and biscuits watching the soaps? Well for the next four Wednesdays, you can get out of the house and head down to The Grand Hotel to meet new people, have fun, […]

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Sinn Fein's Presidential candidate Liadh Ní Riada  meeting people on The Mall on Friday. Photo by Dermot Crean

PHOTOS: Liadh Ní Riada Goes Walkabout In Tralee Town Centre

September 28, 2018 at 2:22 pm 1 comment

SHE’S a busy woman these days. Presidential candidate, Liadh Ní Riada, was pressing the flesh today as she walked around Tralee town centre. The Sinn Féin MEP met and chatted to people in the Square and the Mall as she appealed to the people of Kerry to give her their […]

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Pat Sullivan

Retired Kerry Garda Chief Pat Wins GAA Lotto Jackpot

September 28, 2018 at 1:06 pm Comments are Disabled

A FORMER Garda Chief Superintendent living in Blennerville hit the jackpot recently when he won a GAA lotto draw. Pat Sullivan and his wife Maura went to Killarney to accept the cheque of €15,600 he won in the Dr Crokes GAA lotto. Pat, who served in the top job in […]

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Tralee Properties Bought And Up For Sale At BidX1 Auctions

Tralee Properties Bought And Up For Sale At BidX1 Auctions

September 28, 2018 at 9:21 am Comments are Disabled

THERE were three Tralee area properties sold at the BidX1 online auction last week, while the next one in two weeks time sees one house locally up for sale. A semi detached three bedroom house at 72 Rahoonane in Tralee has a reserve not to exceed €70,000. It extends to […]

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Company Seeks Planning For Garden Centre At Manor West

Company Seeks Planning For Garden Centre At Manor West

September 28, 2018 at 9:20 am Comments are Disabled

A COMPANY has applied for planning for a new garden centre at Manor West. The application from Ashman Developments Ltd is for a development consisting of four retail warehouse units, a garden centre and 330 on-grade car parking spaces, including 7,222 sq. m. of retail space at ground floor and […]

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Kerry's architectural heritage will be the focus of the inaugural Architecture Kerry festival which takes place from the 28th to 30th September. The event will feature talks, free guided tours, exhibitions, workshops and family events all around the county. Pictured at the launch in Ballonagh Convent Chapel are from left Barbara Carey, Carey Architects, Mike Scannell, Director of Services, Kerry County Council, Victoria McCarthy, Architectural Conservation Officer, Kerry County Council, Norma Foley, Cathaoirleach, Kerry County Council, Cormac Kane, Kane Williams Architects and Kate Kennelly, Creative Ireland Coordinator in Kerry. Pic: Pauline Dennigan

Free Public Tours And Exhibitions In Tralee For ‘Architecture Kerry’ Festival This Weekend

September 28, 2018 at 9:20 am Comments are Disabled

KERRY’S architectural heritage will be the focus of the inaugural Architecture Kerry festival this weekend and Tralee venues will host events and tours of buildings. The event, which will showcase and celebrate the best of the county’s architectural heritage, will take place from Friday to Sunday and will feature talks, […]

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Sponsor, Norman Foley of Foleys SPAR Express on the Castlemaine Road with students and teachers Karen Tobin and Helen Kelliher with the trophies and medals up for grabs at the CBS The Green 5k/3k Fun Run on this Sunday, September 30.

Four Things To Do This Weekend

September 28, 2018 at 9:20 am Comments are Disabled

Sport dominates the weekend and many in town will be torn between two venues. Elsewhere there’s architecture and a fun run… Friday 1. Discover architecture… There’s loads of events planned in Tralee for the weekend as part of the inaugural Architecture Kerry Festival. The event, which will showcase and celebrate […]

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Information Night To Recruit New Samaritans Volunteers

Information Night To Recruit New Samaritans Volunteers

September 28, 2018 at 9:19 am Comments are Disabled

THE Kerry branch of the Samaritans are looking to recruit new volunteers and are holding an information night in Tralee on Friday, October 5 at 7.30pm. Back in July the local branch revealed that to that date in 2018, they have received 14,700 contacts. These contacts include telephone calls, SMS  […]

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NO REPRO FEE 26/9/2018 Pictured are fashion designer Helen Steele, popular photographer Damien Broderick and CEO of Tweak.com, Jerry Kennelly at the launch of the annual One4all Design a Gift Card competition. The trio lead line up of the 2018 judging panel for the competition, which calls on aspiring designers, artists and photographers to submit their own One4all Gift Card designs. The winner is given the incredible opportunity to gain national exposure for their work, with the winning design being turned into a gift card and sold in An Post outlets nationwide and online at One4all.ie in 2019. 
The Design a Gift Card competition is open for entries from Wednesday 3rd of October and closes on Friday the 16th of November 2018. For further information on how to enter the competition and specific guidelines, visit One4all.ie/design. Photograph: Leon Farrell / Photocall Ireland

Call For All Creative Kerry People To Enter Competition

September 28, 2018 at 9:19 am Comments are Disabled

CREATIVE people in Kerry are being invited to enter a competition which could win them a trip to Barcelona and see their winning entry sold in shops all around the country. This October will see the One4all Design a Gift Card competition return, and the 2018 judging panel is on […]

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Launching a new youth club for Tralee were, in front; Jenny Slattery, Elizabeth Slattery, Niamh Higgins and Katie Kennedy. At back; Orlad Higgins, Olga Slattery, Carol Nyhan.

Parents Set Up Youth Club So Teenagers Can Get Together At Weekends

September 27, 2018 at 4:07 pm 1 comment

A GROUP of parents from Tralee have set up a new youth club so that their young teenagers can socialise somewhere safe on Friday nights. The new club is the brainchild of Lisa Martin and Catriona Kennedy who found that their teenage girls wanted to go to discos, but were […]

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James Pembroke and Brian Hurley who made 'Living With Lyme Disease'.

Kerry Filmmakers’ Documentary On Lyme Disease On RTE ONE Next Week

September 27, 2018 at 3:16 pm Comments are Disabled

A DOCUMENTARY made by Kerry filmmakers will broadcast next week on RTE ONE. ‘Living with Lyme Disease’, presented by Kerry native Brian Hurley and co-produced by James and David Pembroke from Currow will be broadcast on Thursday, October 4 at 10.15pm. The programme examines how a tiny tick bite can […]

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Voting Open To Decide Who Wins At the Connect Hospitality Awards

Voting Open To Decide Who Wins At the Connect Hospitality Awards

September 27, 2018 at 2:13 pm Comments are Disabled

THE finalists have been decided and now it’s time to get voting. The Connect Kerry Hospitality Awards will take place at a black-tie gala dinner event in less than two weeks time and the public voting is open for the 20 categories. Organised by Margaret Kissane Publisher and Editor of […]

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Fantastic Line-Up Of Speakers For Horan’s Healthstores Health & Wellness Fest

Fantastic Line-Up Of Speakers For Horan’s Healthstores Health & Wellness Fest

September 27, 2018 at 12:32 pm Comments are Disabled

HORAN’S Healthstores are delighted to announce that they will be holding their premiere Health & Wellness Fest on Saturday the 6th & Sunday the 7th of October at Manor West Hotel Tralee from 10am until 6pm each day. Horan’s Healthstores currently have 14 Health stores in the Munster region.  “Having […]

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Grainne McPolin

Kerry ETB Course On How To Make Audio Documentaries

September 27, 2018 at 11:40 am Comments are Disabled

KERRY ETB Training Centre in Monvalley have launched a new evening course for people who want to learn how to best record, edit, shape and archive local stories. Led by RTE Radio 1’s Gráinne McPolin, this new practical skills evening course explores what makes a good story, how to approach the interview […]

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