Archive for September, 2018

Launching the 'See Something, Say Something' campaign on Monday were Sergeant Tim O'Keeffe and Brian Stephenson of Zinmobi with, at back, Managing Consultant with Tralee Chamber Alliance, Ken Tobin, Mayor of Tralee Graham Spring and David Scott of Tralee Chamber Alliance. Photo by John Drummey

‘See Something, Say Something’ Campaign Leads To Arrests And Prosecutions

September 27, 2018 at 11:25 am Comments are Disabled

THE ‘See Something, Say Something’ campaign, which was launched in July, has led to an increase of 10% in reports on anti-social behaviour incidents in Tralee, leading to an additional 11 arrests, 10 prosecutions and 2 house searches in the first eight weeks. The first set of figures has been released […]

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Billy Ryle

Billy To Help Recovery Haven And Remember Betty By Shaving Off His Beard

September 27, 2018 at 11:14 am Comments are Disabled

HE’S been beardy for as long as most can remember, but in late November Billy Ryle will let it “go wild” and then shave it off for a great cause. In doing so, he’ll also remember a friend who passed away recently. Guidance counsellor Billy from The Spa is joining […]

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Pictured today 26th Sept 2018 at John Mitchell's GAA Club were senior citizens from various active retirement groups including Castlegregory, Camp, Ballymacelligott, Ballyheigue, Killorglin and Tralee who were taking part in Age & Opportunity's Go for Life Programme which is teaming up with Sport Ireland and groups across the country to celebrate the 2018 European Week of Sport and Physical Activity which takes place across the country from 22nd-30th September 2018. Pic: Pauline Dennigan.

PHOTOS: Ladies Get Active At ‘Go For Life’ Event In John Mitchels GAA Complex

September 26, 2018 at 5:01 pm Comments are Disabled

THIS week Age & Opportunity’s Go for Life Programme teamed up with Sport Ireland and groups across the country to celebrate the 2018 European Week of Sport and Physical Activity,  which takes place across the country from September 22-30. The aim of EWOS is to promote sport and physical activity […]

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Enda Culloty and baby Sean at the Culloty Gathering in the Ballyroe Heights Hotel on Sunday afternoon. Photo by Dermot Crean

PHOTOS: Cullotys From Around The Globe Enjoy Gathering In Ballyroe

September 26, 2018 at 4:10 pm Comments are Disabled

OVER 150 descendants of the Culloty families of Currovough, Gurrane, Ballybeggan, Baltovin, Ballyroe, Ballymacelligott and Oakpark thronged into the Ballyroe Heights Hotel on Sunday last for the first ever Gathering of this particular Kerry Culloty clan. The home families were boosted by the arrival of relatives from New Zealand, South […]

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Mary O'Brien with a special token to mark her 90th birthday with, at back; Mairead Fernane, Katie Bolger, Josephine Griffin and Garda Irene O'Riordan. In front is Una Buckley and Garda Aidan O'Mahony at the Tralee Tidy Towns Awards at The Rose Hotel on Tuesday night. Photo by Dermot Crean

PHOTOS: Tralee Tidy Towns Award Winners Honoured At The Rose Hotel

September 26, 2018 at 3:24 pm Comments are Disabled

A LARGE crowd gathered last night at The Rose Hotel for Tralee Tidy Towns awards which honoured, businesses, estates and individuals for their efforts over the past year. Taking place just a day after hearing the news that Tralee had won its seventh Tidy Towns Gold Medal in a row, […]

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Launching the ADAPT Fashion Show 2018 at the shop on Matt Talbot Road were, in front; Louise O'Connor, Helena Slattery. Back; Bridget O'Sullivan, Mary O'Sullivan, Helen Corrigan, Noelle Moylan and Ljilja Samardzic. Photo by Dermot Crean

Tickets Selling Fast For Annual ADAPT Kerry Fashion Show

September 26, 2018 at 11:35 am Comments are Disabled

THERE’S just over three weeks to the annual ADAPT Kerry Charity Shop Fashion Show but already there’s a huge amount of tickets sold. No surprise really, as the show sold out in advance last year and tickets are a snip at just €5! The clothes come from the show and […]

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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.

Final Preparations In Place For CBS The Green’s Fun Run This Sunday

September 26, 2018 at 11:08 am Comments are Disabled

THE weather forecast is good, the trophies are polished and final preparations are in place for the annual CBS The Green 5k and 3k Fun Runs which take place this Sunday. The school will host the event for the fourth time and organisers Helen Kelliher and Karen Tobin, both teachers […]

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Garry O'Donnell won 'Pub Personality of the Year' at the Irish Pub Of The Year Awards for the South-West Region last night.

Garry O’Donnell Wins ‘Pub Personality Of The Year’ Award

September 26, 2018 at 10:12 am Comments are Disabled

THE Irish Bar of the Year awards for the South West regional took place last night and a Tralee man won a top prize. Garry O’Donnell from Baily’s Corner on Castle Street was voted ‘Pub personality of the year’ for the South West Region at the awards held in Bobby Byrne’s […]

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Jack O'Connor, Peter Keane and Maurice Fitzgerald are thought to be the frontrunners for the Kerry manager job.

Reports That Maurice Fitz Is New Favourite For Kerry Job

September 26, 2018 at 10:00 am Comments are Disabled

THE new Kerry senior football manager will be put forward for ratification at the next meeting of the County Board on Monday, October 8. Meanwhile, the Irish Independent is reporting that Maurice Fitzgerald is the new front runner for the job, followed by Jack O’Connor and Peter Keane. The article […]

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Tralee Golf Club News

Tralee Golf Club News

September 25, 2018 at 4:11 pm Comments are Disabled

Results & Fixtures Fourball Series Rd 5 Sunday 23rd September 2018 1st Michael Leahy (6) Paudie Nolan (15) 46pts 2nd Eamon O’Sullivan (6) Pat O’Donnell (7) 46pts 3rd Richard Rafferty (9) Brian O’Leary (9) 46pts 34 Cards Entered 9 Hole Qualifier 1st Patrick McElligott Snr (20) 17pts Fixtures: Sat 29th […]

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The Garvey's Tralee Warriors squad with coaches and Jim Garvey of Garvey Group. Photo by Dermot Crean

The Warriors Are Ready For The New Basketball Season

September 25, 2018 at 4:02 pm Comments are Disabled

THE Warriors are ready. Are you? Monday night saw the Garvey’s Tralee Warriors gather at the Brandon Hotel for the launch of the new Men’s Superleague basketball season which gets underway this weekend. New players like Janis Dumbers and Jordan Evans were there as well as the rest of the […]

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Kayleigh Moriarty, Paula Walsh, Oscar Leane, Maureen Caden Grimes, Jerry Grimes, Gerda Sab, Valte Dub at the 'Abbeyleaks' screening on Thursday at Tralee Omniplex. Photo by Dermot Crean

PHOTOS: Short Film Shot In Tralee Gets Local Screening

September 25, 2018 at 3:26 pm Comments are Disabled

A FREE screening of a short film shot in Tralee back in February took place last Thursday at Tralee Omniplex. ‘Abbeyleaks’, produced by local actor/writer man Patrick McDonnell and directed by Philip Briggs, was attended by some of the actors and students from the Kerry ETB Digital Media Centre who worked […]

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Mary O'Donnell.

Mary Needs Your Votes To Win Irish Beauty Blog Award

September 25, 2018 at 12:45 pm 1 comment

WELL-KNOWN beauty blogger Mary O’Donnell is up for an award this Thursday, but she needs public votes to win it. The Tralee woman who is familiar from her many TV appearances on RTE’s Today show, Radio Kerry’s ‘Beauty Spot’ and to her tens of thousands of followers on social media, […]

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Garda Mary Gardiner, Principal of Kerry College of Further Education Mary Lucey, Garda Aidan O'Mahony and Garda Seán O'Sullivan at KCFE on Monday.

KCFE To Put On Extra Class Due To Popularity Of Pre-Garda Studies Course

September 25, 2018 at 12:12 pm Comments are Disabled

A NEW course at Kerry College of Further Education is gathering such interest that they will have to add a second class this week. Garda Aidan O’Mahony and his colleagues were in the KCFE Clash Campus for their inaugural session with the Pre-Garda Studies Students on Monday. This programme is […]

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Aisling Gets Her Lost Rings Back Two Years Later

Aisling Gets Her Lost Rings Back Two Years Later

September 25, 2018 at 11:34 am 1 comment

WHEN an employee at Cara Credit Union lost her wedding and engagement rings on Fenit beach two years ago, she had lost all hope of recovering them. But with the help of the Gardaí, Aisling O’Connor was reunited with the bands this week. Her colleague in Cara Credit Union, Kate […]

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22.9.18 Pictured on the night were : Micheál O Muircheartaigh on stage talking about his life and times . 
Over 630 guests attended The Gala Tribute Dinner to honour the life and times of  Micheál O Muircheartaigh at the Clayton Hotel, Burlington Road, Dublin, last night. Guest of honour was The President of Ireland Micheal D Higgins.
Micheál  is a member of the IT Tralee Foundation Board and ALL  the proceeds of the night were donated to the construction of the Kerry Sports Academy at the Institute in Tralee.

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PHOTOS: Hundreds Attend Gala Dinner Tribute To Micheál Ó Muircheartaigh

September 25, 2018 at 10:18 am Comments are Disabled

THE life and times of one of Ireland’s most popular and much loved sons, the legendary Mícheál Ó’Muircheartaigh was celebrated at gala dinner on Saturday night. Hundreds of people from the world of sport and business were present, including guest of honour at the gala dinner, President Michael D. Higgins, […]

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At the signing og Front L-R: Paul Sherry, Killarney; Helen McDwyer, Kenmare; Caroline McEnery, The HRSuite; Patricia Walsh, Castleisland; Trudi O’Sullivan, Killorglin; Aidan Kelly, Tralee. Back L-R: John Sheehy, Dingle; Paul O’Neill, Killarney; Fergus Clifford, Killorglin; Michael John Kearney, Castleisland; Stephen Stack, Listowel; Ken Tobin, Tralee

Tralee Chamber Joins Countywide Alliance To Spearhead Job Creation

September 25, 2018 at 10:15 am Comments are Disabled

ALL seven Chambers in Kerry have agreed to work together as a strong collective voice for Kerry. In a show of strength and county-wide unity all seven Chamber’s of Commerce in County Kerry have come together to sign an agreement which will see them represent the entire county on Regional […]

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WATCH: It’s 40 Years Since ‘The Greatest Freak Of All Time’

WATCH: It’s 40 Years Since ‘The Greatest Freak Of All Time’

September 24, 2018 at 9:32 pm Comments are Disabled

AS Monday draws to a close, it’s worth remembering that on this date 40 years ago, Kerry football was changed forever. It was on Sunday, September 24, 1978, and Kerry were playing Dublin in the All-Ireland final. Dublin had Kerry on the ropes early on and while a John Egan […]

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Na Gaeil's Diarmuid O'Connor and Stefan Okunbor with the cup. Photo by Dermot Crean

Two Na Gaeil Men Named In Top 20 Players Of All-Ireland U20 Championship

September 24, 2018 at 5:58 pm Comments are Disabled

AHEAD of their forthcoming county senior championship quarter-final participation, two Na Gaeil men received boost today. Stefan Okunbor and Diarmuid O’Connor were named in the EirGrid All-Ireland U20 Football Championship top 20 players of this year’s competition. Daniel O’Brien was the other Kerry man named in the top 20. Back in […]

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The Kerins O'Rahillys team at the Carmel O'Connor Memorial Blitz at Na Gaeil GAA Club on Saturday. Photo by Dermot Crean

Kerins O’Rahillys GAA Club News

September 24, 2018 at 5:43 pm Comments are Disabled

Seniors: The focus for this and the past few weeks has now turned to the county senior quarter finals and our upcoming clash with St Brendans. This should be an unique occasion given the prize at stake but also the added ingredient of the familiarity of the players with each […]

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St Pats

St Pats GAA Club News

September 24, 2018 at 5:38 pm Comments are Disabled

Lotto There was no winner of our Club Lotto Jackpot on Sunday night last. The numbers drawn were 11, 20, 22 & 25. The five €30 consolation prizes went to Adam Walsh Annagh, Tadgh O Halloran Derrymore, Matt O Flaherty c/o Tommy Brosnan, Gerard O Donoghue c/o PJ Higgins and Francis King […]

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Ballymacelligott GAA Club News

Ballymacelligott GAA Club News

September 24, 2018 at 5:31 pm Comments are Disabled

Lotto Results 17/09/2018 Venue: Kielduff Community Centre Jackpot: €6,500 Numbers Drawn : 3, 12, 23, 28 NO WINNER Lucky Dip Winners … 1. Kevin Leen Online 2. Mary Casey c/o M O Reilly 3. T.J  Casey Online 4. Donal Riordan Ballymac 5. Chloe Foran Ballymac Seller: Online Next weeks jackpot: […]

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Niall Lucey and Pat Reidy with the Austin Stacks team at the Carmel O'Connor Memorial Blitz at Na Gaeil GAA Club on Saturday. Photo by Dermot Crean

Austin Stacks GAA Club News

September 24, 2018 at 5:24 pm Comments are Disabled

SENIOR FOOTBALL: Our Co. Championship quarter final game against Dingle goes ahead as a double header in Austin Stack Park on Saturday next (29th Sept) with a 6pm throw-in. Then at 7.45pm it’s Kerins O’Rahillys .v. St. Brendans. The other two quarter finals go ahead on the following day in […]

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The Churchill team at the Carmel O'Connor Memorial Blitz at Na Gaeil GAA Club on Saturday. Photo by Dermot Crean

Churchill GAA Club News

September 24, 2018 at 5:19 pm Comments are Disabled

U6: Last Sunday our u6’s visited Austin Stack park accompanied by coaches and parents. The bus journey into Tralee was a highlight for some of the 27 kids but the awe and excitement on their faces when they ran onto the pitch was priceless. After a kick around and obstacle […]

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U12 team that took part in Munster Tournament in Adare, with the Liam McCarthy Cup

Abbeydorney GAA Club News

September 24, 2018 at 4:53 pm Comments are Disabled

  U12 : Our U12s had a busy weekend of hurling, when they played St. Pat’s/Dr. Crokes last Friday evening under lights in Abbeydorney. They held off a brave 2nd half comeback from the East Kerry side to win on a scoreline of Abbeydorney 3-04 St. Pats/Dr. Crokes 2-04. On Saturday morning, […]

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John Mitchels GAA Club News

John Mitchels GAA Club News

September 24, 2018 at 4:48 pm Comments are Disabled

DATES FOR THE DIARY: Lip Syng  – Sunday October 28th Ballygarry House Hotel SENIOR LADIES: Senior ladies training Wednesday’s at 8pm and Friday’s at 7pm. If anyone would like to give it a go please contact Tanya on 0876258737. New members always welcome. U16 & U14 LADIES: U14 and U16 […]

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Tralee Parnells GAA Club News

Tralee Parnells GAA Club News

September 24, 2018 at 4:45 pm Comments are Disabled

U14 Boys Win South Kerry Hurling League: Congratulations to our U14s who finished out their year in style with victory over St Pats/Dr Crokes in the South Kerry final this week in Caherslee. Condition were far from ideal for any sport let alone hurling. Playing with the storm our lads […]

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Milltown/Castlemaine GAA Club News

Milltown/Castlemaine GAA Club News

September 24, 2018 at 4:42 pm Comments are Disabled

Fundraising Lotto Jackpot Draw Winner Congratulations to John Quirke, Gransha Lower, Castlemaine, who was the winner of our Lotto Jackpot worth €6,000 on Friday night last. Drawn numbers were 10,21,31 and the bonus number was 7. John  is a yearly lotto ticket holder and purchased his lucky ticket from Eileen […]

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Launching the upcoming event for National Women's Enterprise Day were Fiona Leahy, Business Advisor, Kerry Local Enterprise Office and Joan Walsh, Partnership International and ambassador for National Women’s Enterprise Day in the south west region.

Kerry’s Businesswomen Urged To Attend National Women’s Enterprise Day Event

September 24, 2018 at 4:38 pm 1 comment

KERRY Local Enterprise Office is encouraging more women to go from ‘local to global’ with their businesses by attending a joint event in Cork city with 150 female entrepreneurs expected to attend. Minister for Business, Enterprise and Innovation, Heather Humphreys, T.D., has launched the national programme of events for National […]

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Here’s What The Tidy Towns Judges Said About Tralee

Here’s What The Tidy Towns Judges Said About Tralee

September 24, 2018 at 4:22 pm 1 comment

TRALEE retained its Tidy Towns Gold Medal status today at the Tidy Towns Awards in Dublin and the report from the judges has just been released. Tralee increased its mark from 314 last year to 323 this year, so the town is going in the right direction. The report makes […]

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