Archive for September, 2018

Na Gaeil U11 team that played in the Hughie Fitzmaurice Memorial Tournament in Moyvane last weekend.

Na Gaeil GAA Club News

September 24, 2018 at 3:15 pm Comments are Disabled

Na Gaeil Ladies    Na Gaeil Ladies v Rathmore, Div 1 Senior County League Final. For the 1st time in Na Gaeil Ladies history, we played in a County League Division 1 Final. The final was against a very experienced Rathmore team and was played in Scartaglen in dry conditions with […]

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Na Gaeil Ladies Make History Winning County League Division 1 Title

Na Gaeil Ladies Make History Winning County League Division 1 Title

September 24, 2018 at 3:09 pm Comments are Disabled

THE Na Gaeil ladies football team won their first ever Division 1 Senior County League Final on Sunday when they beat Rathmore in Scartaglen. The game was played in great spirit by both sides in what was a very exciting and competitive contest in dry conditions. It was a superb […]

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Gardaí Seek Information On Break-In At Tralee Bay Wetlands Centre

Gardaí Seek Information On Break-In At Tralee Bay Wetlands Centre

September 24, 2018 at 2:55 pm Comments are Disabled

GARDAI are investigating after a break-in at Tralee Bay Wetlands Centre in the early hours of Monday morning. A male was seen in the area wearing dark grey clothing and gardaí are asking if anyone saw vehicles or vans parked up in the Wetlands area from midnight to 1am to […]

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Walking On Cars Announce INEC Gig For December

Walking On Cars Announce INEC Gig For December

September 24, 2018 at 2:16 pm Comments are Disabled

FOLLOWING on from an amazing summer of festivals, Kerry’s own Walking on Cars announce their last 2018 date this Christmas at the INEC Killarney on December 22. It’s been two years since Dingle natives Walking On Cars released their Double Platinum selling album ‘Everything This Way’, Yet their music still […]

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Tralee Retains Its Tidy Towns Gold Medal

Tralee Retains Its Tidy Towns Gold Medal

September 24, 2018 at 1:28 pm Comments are Disabled

TRALEE has retained its Gold Medal for the seventh year in a row, while Listowel was named Ireland’s Tidiest Town for the first time. Listowel also won Ireland’s Tidiest Small Town. The awards ceremony is taking place this afternoon in Dublin. The Gold Medal is the seventh in a row for […]

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Martin Ferris.

Ferris Calls For Action On Illegal Hunting Of Hares In Kerry

September 24, 2018 at 12:52 pm Comments are Disabled

KERRY Sinn Féin TD, Martin Ferris has called for a concerted effort to tackle those involved in illegal hunting of hares in the county. It comes after Deputy Ferris became aware of an incident where he was told a landowner in Kerry was threatened by hunters. “I was contacted again […]

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Aidan O'Mahony and Michael Healy Rae at the cook-off on Sunday as part of the Tralee Food Festival. Also included is chef Karl Naughton, Elaine Kinsella of Radio Kerry, celebrity chef Gary O'Hanlon and chef Aidan O'Shea. Photo by Dermot Crean

New Food And Music Event Planned For Tralee Next June

September 24, 2018 at 12:37 pm Comments are Disabled

PLANS are evolving for a new festival-type event in Tralee next June with an emphasis on music and food, while the annual Food Festival will take place again in September. The news comes after the best Tralee Food Festival to date concluded yesterday with a  Family Fun Day in the Bank […]

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Pictured from left; Leanne McCarthy, Tralee with Siobhan Johnston from Volunteer Kerry at the Manor West Shopping Centre and Retail Park's "Wellness on Your Doorstep" exhibition on Saturday, Sept 22nd which provided information to the local community about organisations, clubs and services which are right on Tralee's doorstep. Local organisations spoke to the public on topics such as wellness, health, fitness and education, as well as ways to get involved and give something back to their local community. Pic: Pauline Dennigan

PHOTOS: ‘Wellness On Your Doorstep’ Exhibition Takes Place In Manor

September 24, 2018 at 11:51 am Comments are Disabled

THE Manor West Shopping Centre and Retail Park opened its doors to organisations, clubs and community services on Saturday for its annual ‘Wellness on Your Doorstep’ exhibition. There was a wide range of information stands where the public can chat to representatives from various organisations on topics such as wellness, health, […]

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Tralee Rugby Club’s Under 13s Win Major Tournament In Limerick

Tralee Rugby Club’s Under 13s Win Major Tournament In Limerick

September 23, 2018 at 5:59 pm Comments are Disabled

THE under 13 Tralee Rugby Club boys beat off all competition to win a major underage tournament in Limerick yesterday. The Pat Lawlor Tournament has been running for the past 35 years with 50 teams from all over the country taking part and the youngsters from Tralee won it outright. […]

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Rapolas Buivydas accepting his Basketball of the Year award. Photo by Rolf Stenberg

CBS Tralee Student Shares Irish Basketballer Of The Year Award

September 23, 2018 at 4:43 pm Comments are Disabled

A CBS The Green student was a joint winner of the International Male Player of the Year award at the Basketball Ireland International Players and Coaches of the Year 2018 awards announced on Saturday at a ceremony at Gormanston Park, Co. Meath. With nothing separating two of Ireland’s stand-out players, […]

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Over €1.2m Raised From Ring Of Kerry Charity Cycle 2018

Over €1.2m Raised From Ring Of Kerry Charity Cycle 2018

September 23, 2018 at 1:32 pm Comments are Disabled

THE Ring of Kerry Charity Cycle has once again broken the million mark, with the official announcement taking place that €1,265,375 was raised from this year’s event. Official charities associated with the 35th year of the event were presented with their funds at a special reception at the INEC Killarney […]

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Melane Harty showing her wares to Heather Lowham, Betty Fitzgerald and Anne Lowham at the Tralee Food Festival in the Mall on Saturday. Photo by Dermot Crean

PHOTOS: Amazing Turnout For Tralee Food Festival Fun On Saturday

September 23, 2018 at 11:54 am Comments are Disabled

AMAZINGLY, the rainclouds stayed away (despite the forecast) and dry weather prevailed allowing for the most successful Tralee Food Festival to date in town on Saturday. The Taste Trail was a massive success with many of the 26 venues sold out of stock by 2.30pm while the Mall saw big […]

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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

PHOTOS: Girls Enjoy Blitz In Memory Of Garda Carmel

September 23, 2018 at 11:53 am Comments are Disabled

GIRLS teams from ten clubs around the county headed for Na Gaeil GAA club on Saturday to remember a Garda who lost her life over 12 years ago. The 13th Carmel O’Connor Memorial Blitz saw the Under 10 teams play against each other and thankfully the rain cleared up in time for […]

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PHOTOS: #Tralee On Social Media This Week

PHOTOS: #Tralee On Social Media This Week

September 23, 2018 at 11:52 am 1 comment

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… A special event indeed… The crowd was enthralled by Catherine Young’s It Takes A Village #CultureNight in #Tralee pic.twitter.com/dQYT8tJOwT […]

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Roger Harty: FOMO

Roger Harty: FOMO

September 23, 2018 at 11:51 am 2 comments

THEY say that ‘Information is Power’ so that would mean that if we have lack of information we lose our Power. In fact ‘lack of information’ could be connected with our very survival – that is how important some information is to us as Human Beings. This goes back to […]

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Members of Tralee Art Group at Baile Mhuire for Culture Night on Friday. Photo by Dermot Crean

PHOTOS: Enjoying A Night Of Culture In Tralee

September 22, 2018 at 9:31 am Comments are Disabled

FROM delving into the Bronze Age at Siamsa to enjoying meat pies in Maddens, there was loads going in town for Culture Night on Friday. The evening was dry so people could move around to different events if they wished and they had much to choose from. There was a […]

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WATCH: Kieran’s A Star As Always On ‘The Late Late Show’

WATCH: Kieran’s A Star As Always On ‘The Late Late Show’

September 22, 2018 at 9:31 am Comments are Disabled

SURE he’s an ‘oul pro at this craic by now! Kieran Donaghy made another appearance last night on The Late Late Show and was his usual charming self in front of hundreds of thousands of viewers. The 35-year-old Rockie announced his retirement from the Kerry team last week and he […]

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Deirdre Burke and Louise Quill at the opening event of the Tralee Food Festival on Friday evening. Photo by Dermot Crean

PHOTOS: A Delicious Start To Tralee Food Festival At The Ashe Hotel

September 22, 2018 at 9:30 am Comments are Disabled

THE Tralee Food Festival kicked off last night with an event at The Ashe Hotel which bodes well for the rest of the weekend. Guest enjoyed a platter of treats including ‘Annascaul black pudding and Kerry Farm Apples with smoked relish’, miniature lamb burgers, chilli and coriander infused tiger prawns, […]

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Cian Begley (centre) from Ballydavid who is off to Poland next week for the Halliwick Gala, pictured here with swimming coach Mairead Sheehan and his dad Donnacha. Photo by Dermot Crean

Kerry Swimmers In Poland For Halliwick Gala

September 22, 2018 at 9:29 am Comments are Disabled

FIVE swimmers from Kerry are in Poland today (Saturday) competing in the Halliwick Gala. It’s a competition based on the Halliwick Concept, which is an approach to teaching all people, in particular, focusing on those with physical and/or learning difficulties, to participate in water activities, to move independently in water, […]

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Know Your Rights: Farm Assist Payments

September 22, 2018 at 9:29 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 have a small farm that I work on full-time but the profit margins are very low. I am married with two children. Is there any State support available? […]

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'Crazy Rich Asians'

McCann At The Movies: ‘Crazy Rich Asians’ Gives Boost To Rom-Com Genre

September 22, 2018 at 9:28 am Comments are Disabled

John McCann says ‘Crazy Rich Asians’ is a charming film that gives a well needed boost for the rom-com genre… The beloved rom com has taken a battering in recent times with such a severe decline in quality that it was doubted that it could ever return to its’ former […]

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What Twitter Had To Say About Donnchadh Walsh Retiring From Kerry

What Twitter Had To Say About Donnchadh Walsh Retiring From Kerry

September 21, 2018 at 3:39 pm Comments are Disabled

The tributes have been coming thick and fast from his former Kerry teammates and fans since Donnchadh Walsh announced his retirement from inter-county football this morning. Here’s what people were tweeting about the great Cromane man… @DonnchadhWalsh congrats on a great career in the green and gold 👏🏻 — John […]

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Mercy Mounthawk basketballers Daire Kennelly, Sean and Tim Pollmann-Daamen and Leeroy Odiahi who are off to Irish squad training camps this weekend.

Mounthawk Basketballers Off To Irish National Squad Training Weekend

September 21, 2018 at 2:55 pm Comments are Disabled

FOR the first time in Mercy Mounthawk’s history, the school has four players heading to Gormanstown, Co. Meath this weekend for the Irish national squad training weekend. Sean and Tim Pollman-Daamen are 3rd year students and have been training with the Irish under 16 team with the last year. This […]

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Ken Tobin of Yummy Cafe and John Harty of Taste Kerry look forward to the Taste Trail at this year's Tralee Food Festival. Photo by Dermot Crean

Something For All Tastes At The Tralee Food Festival This Weekend

September 21, 2018 at 2:32 pm Comments are Disabled

SO it’s finally here and people are in for a real treat at many pubs, hotels and restaurants over the next three days. The fourth annual Tralee Food Festival will see a taste trail, live music, special menus, food market, a family fun day and much more to tantalise the […]

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Banna Is The Place For Motor Enthusiasts At The Ford Fair

Banna Is The Place For Motor Enthusiasts At The Ford Fair

September 21, 2018 at 2:08 pm Comments are Disabled

IN case you’d forgotten, the inaugural Irish Ford Fair takes place this weekend out in Banna Beach Resort and there’s a great line-up of events planned. Co-sponsored by Kerry Motor Works Tralee, all vintage, classic, modified, new, old, race, rally, agricultural and pretty much anything with a Ford badge on […]

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Margaret Doody, Bridie O'Connor and Margaret Crean at the coffee morning in aid of Kerry Hospice at Na Gaeil GAA Club on Thursday. Photo by Dermot Crean

PHOTOS: Brewing Up Around The Town For A Great Cause

September 21, 2018 at 12:41 pm Comments are Disabled

KETTLES were boiled and ovens were working overtime all around Tralee yesterday morning as businesses and homes held fundraisers for the annual Kerry Hospice Coffee Morning. Thousands of euro was raised around the town, county and nationwide in the event which has been going now for over 26 years. Na […]

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Former Kerry Managers Pay Tribute To Donnchadh Walsh On His Retirement

Former Kerry Managers Pay Tribute To Donnchadh Walsh On His Retirement

September 21, 2018 at 11:05 am Comments are Disabled

FORMER Kerry managers have paid tribute to Donnchadh Walsh who announced his retirement from inter-county football this morning. Éamonn Fitzmaurice, former Senior Football Manager said the Cromane man has given fantastic service to Kerry over the years. “I would like to congratulate Donnchadh on his retirement this morning. He has […]

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The launch of Culture Night activities for 2018.

Seven Things To Do In Tralee On Culture Night

September 21, 2018 at 10:39 am Comments are Disabled

Culture Night is here and events take place this evening at venues all over the county. There’s a bit going on in Tralee as you can see below… 1. Youth has its fling… The programme in Tralee opens with a youth choral performance at The Ashe Hotel at 5.00pm. Lisa Curran […]

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Donnchadh Walsh Retires From Inter-County Football

Donnchadh Walsh Retires From Inter-County Football

September 21, 2018 at 10:13 am Comments are Disabled

ANOTHER great Kerry player retires. Donnchadh Walsh has announced his retirement through his club Cromane’s social media platforms. The 34 year old has won three All-Ireland medals, eight Munster titles and two Division 1 titles. In a statement, Walsh said: “For the last 15 years, I have devoted my life […]

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Members of the Kerry minor panel who won the All-Ireland a few weeks ago in Croke Park were honoured at their school, CBS The Green on Thursday. From left; Devon Burns, Joe Linehan, Sean Quilter and Padraig White. Photo by Dermot Crean

CBS Honours Its Kerry Minors And High Achievers In Sport

September 20, 2018 at 4:51 pm Comments are Disabled

THE gym at CBS The Green was packed with students and staff on Thursday afternoon to honour the recent sporting achievements by certain pupils. The four lads who were on the Kerry minor panel who won the All-Ireland this year, thus making five-in-a-row history, came in for special mention. Sean […]

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