Archive for September 8th, 2018

President of North Munster Region Nicky Fitzgibbon, organiser Tom Hardiman, President of  North Kerry Bridge Congress, Anne Prendiville, President of CBAI Peter O'Meara and Trish Stack  at the opening of the North Kerry Bridge Congress 2018 at The Rose Hotel on Friday evening. Photo by Dermot Crean

North Kerry Bridge Congress Brings People From All Over Ireland To Tralee

September 8, 2018 at 9:47 am Comments are Disabled

BRIDGE players from all over the country are in town this weekend for the North Kerry Bridge Congress 2018 at The Rose Hotel. The popular event has seen almost 50 rooms booked at the hotel for the event and one of the organisers, Tom Hardiman, told that numbers are […]

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Mayor of Tralee Cllr Graham Spring with Cara Keane and Shane O'Connor of GLAN Tralee  launching the new 'Butt Ballot Bin' initiative on The Mall on Friday. Photo by Dermot Crean

WATCH: Smokers Urged To Part In The ‘Butt Ballot Bin’ Poll On The Mall

September 8, 2018 at 9:46 am Comments are Disabled

CIGARETTE butts account for nearly 50% of all litter on the streets of towns and cities across Ireland but a new project aimed at encouraging smokers to put their butts in a bin has been launched in Tralee. Tralee Chamber Alliance’s Environmental Task Force through the Glan Initiative and in […]

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14-8-2018: All dressed on Tuesday for authentic vintage day are, Mary Murphy, Jimmy Moloney, Sonia Blisson, Kieran Moloney, Grace Madden, Imelda Murphy and Orlagh Winters, judge at the launch of the 7 day Listowel Harvest Racing Festival (Sunday 9th to Saturday 15th of September) which will feature The Kerry National on Sept 12th, Ladies Day on Sept 14th and  Listowel Tidy Towns Best Presentation of an Up cycled/Restyled or Authentic Vintage Outfit Sept 15th.
Photo: Don MacMonagle†

This year Listowel Race Company are celebrating 160 years of racing at the scenic course, and racing highlights include the Ä40,000 Kerry Group Handicap Steeplechase (Sunday 9th); the Ä200,000 Guinness Kerry National Handicap Steeplechase, Grade A (Wednesday 12th) and the Ä100,000 Ladbrokes Ireland Handicap Hurdle, Grade B on (Thursday 13th). As always, in addition to top quality National Hunt and Flat racing, the Listowel Racing Committee have organised an extensive range of free entertainment, including the Kerry Group family Day; daily race card draws with cash prizes, promotions, music and more.

The meeting opens on Sunday 9th of September with the Kerry Group Family Day, and other social highlights include the Best Dressed Man, on Thursday 13th and the Listowel Tidy Town / An Taisce - Best Presentation of an Up cycled/Restyled or Authentic Vintage Outfit on Saturday 15th of September. The fashion highlight, judged by Aoibhin Garrihy assisted by Marietta Doran, is the McElligotts Honda Ladies Day on Friday 14th of September with a total cash prize fund of Ä6,500 and the opportunity to win a Honda Civic for a year.

Admission is only Ä20 each day / OAP / Students: Ä12 and children under 12 have free admission to the race course, when accompanied by an adult. Generous group, corporate, sports clubs and pre booking discounts also available including 7 day ticket for the price of 5 days; 20% discount for pre purchase of 20 tickets or more. † All tickets can be purchased online at†

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Gardaí Give Advice On Parking At The Listowel Races

September 8, 2018 at 9:46 am Comments are Disabled

WITH the Listowel Races under starter’s orders, the Gardaí have released their Traffic Management Plan for the week. Patrons attending the Listowel 7 Day Harvest Festival beginning tomorrow (Sunday) are strongly advised to park in car parks available at the following Racecourse locations: Greenville (entrance off Grenville Road), Greenville (entrance […]

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Niamh Leen in action.

Kerry Camogie Team Bids For Glory On Sunday

September 8, 2018 at 9:44 am Comments are Disabled

KERRY are in another All-Ireland final on Sunday. This time it’s the camogie team in action and the Dublin ladies stand in the way of winning a Premier Junior title. The good news is if you can’t be in Croke Park you can watch the game on the RTE Player […]

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Know Your Rights: Tax Relief On Tuition Fees

September 8, 2018 at 9:41 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: My daughter is repeating a year at college and both the Student Contribution and tuition fees are due this year. Can I claim any tax relief for her third-level […]

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McCann At The Movies: ‘Black 47’ — A Famine Thriller Worthy Of Attention

McCann At The Movies: ‘Black 47’ — A Famine Thriller Worthy Of Attention

September 8, 2018 at 9:40 am Comments are Disabled

John McCann says ‘Black 47’ delivers as a historical piece and on an entertainment level… A constant presence on the film festival circuit throughout the country this year, including a gala screening at the Dingle International Film Festival last March, Black 47 finally gets its long-awaited nationwide release this week. Incredibly, the […]

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