Archive for October, 2018

Health and Leisure students Elena Bradley and Stephanie Dixon at the IT Tralee Graduation Ceremony at the Brandon Conference Centre on Friday. Photo by Dermot Crean

PHOTOS: More From The ITT Graduation Ceremony (Part 2)

October 20, 2018 at 1:38 pm 0 comments

THE annual IT Tralee graduation ceremony saw hundreds of students collect various honours at the Brandon Conference Centre on Friday. Earlier we brought you photos of the graduates from School of Business, Computing and Humanities courses (click here if you missed it) who received their degrees, diplomas and certificates in […]

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Models Fiona Griffin, Sheila Wells, Eileen Kennedy and Brenda Litchfield at the ADAPT Fashion Show at Ballyroe Heights Hotel on Friday night. Photo by Dermot Crean

PHOTOS: A Fantastic Night Of Fashion At Ballyroe For ADAPT

October 20, 2018 at 10:01 am 0 comments

THOUSANDS of euro was raised for ADAPT Kerry last night as hundreds of ladies saw a fantastic fashion show at the Ballyroe Heights Hotel. There were over 350 tickets sold before the event and many more showed up on the night as fashions from the ADAPT Charity Shop on Matt […]

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Cara Credit Union Gives And Receives Awards Galore

Cara Credit Union Gives And Receives Awards Galore

October 20, 2018 at 9:55 am 0 comments

GIVE, and it will be given to you. This was certainly the case for Cara Credit Union over the past couple of days as they gave out loads of prizes and also won awards galore at two ceremonies. On Thursday, they joined more than 68,800 credit unions around the world […]

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Deputy John Brassil and Cllr John Joe Culloty at the launch of 'A Century Of Politics In The Kingdom'  in Tralee Library on Thursday evening. Photo by Dermot Crean

PHOTOS: Familiar Faces At ‘A Century Of Politics In The Kingdom’ Book Launch

October 20, 2018 at 9:51 am 0 comments

POLITICIANS from all over the county were among those attending the launch of ‘A Century Of Politics In The Kingdom’ on Thursday night in Tralee Library. No doubt some were wondering if they get a mention in the new book by Owen O’Shea and Gordon Revington. The  book was launched by […]

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Zeta Ashe, Hannah O'Halloran and Catriona Walsh (Business Studies) at the IT Tralee Graduation Ceremony at the Brandon Conference Centre on Friday. Photo by Dermot Crean

PHOTOS: Hundreds Of Students Attend IT Tralee Graduation Ceremony (Part 1)

October 20, 2018 at 9:51 am 0 comments

THEY’VE worked hard work the past few years and yesterday it was time to reap the rewards. Students from all over Ireland and many other countries gathered at the Brandon Hotel Conference Centre on Friday for the annual IT Tralee graduation ceremony. Over 950 students qualified to receive degrees, diplomas […]

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Know Your Rights: Grants For Solar Panels

October 20, 2018 at 9:44 am 0 comments

Know Your Rights has been compiled by Kerry Citizens Information Service which provides a free and confidential service to the public… Question: I heard that there is a new grant scheme for installing solar panels in your home. How does the scheme work and do I qualify? Answer: The Solar PV scheme […]

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Ryan Gosling in 'First Man'.

McCann At The Movies: ‘First Man’ Is A Riveting Personal Story Of A Global Event

October 20, 2018 at 9:44 am 0 comments

John McCann says Claire Foy shines in the retelling of the moon landing with Ryan Gosling in fine form too… It is hard to believe that this is only Damien Chazelle’s third feature film. What is even more astonishing is that his other two features Whiplash and La la land […]

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Teri and Niamh Rice with teacher Helena Madigan at the Presentation Secondary Tralee Open Night on Thursday. Photo by Dermot Crean

PHOTOS: Massive Turnout At CBS The Green And Presentation Open Nights

October 19, 2018 at 4:31 pm 0 comments

PARENTS and fifth and sixth class pupils, from schools all over Tralee and beyond, got a great insight into what goes on at two Tralee secondary schools on Thursday night. The open nights at CBS The Green and Presentation Tralee drew hundreds of visitors and with so much to see […]

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The Britain's Got Talent team are coming back to Tralee.

Britain’s Got Talent Auditions To Take Place In Tralee Next Month

October 19, 2018 at 2:40 pm 0 comments

IT’S one of the most popular shows in the UK and Ireland and now you have a chance to audition to see if you have what it takes to be a star. Britain’s Got Talent is looking for people in Tralee and Kerry to head along to auditions in town […]

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Scoil Eoin Students Council with Shoeboxes.

Scoil Eoin Pupils Take Part In Shoebox Appeal

October 19, 2018 at 2:07 pm 0 comments

SCOIL Eoin Balloonagh took part in the Team Hope Shoebox Appeal once again this year. Last year 264,636 boxes were collected and sent across the world to poor communities including Belarus, Eastern Europe and six countries across Africa. Team Hope delivers the boxes straight into the hands of little boys […]

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Some of the suspected cannabis plants seized in Dingle.

Gardaí Seize €50,000 Of Suspected Cannabis In Dingle

October 19, 2018 at 10:22 am 0 comments

GARDAí have seized approximately €50,000 worth of suspected cannabis plants and cannabis herb following a search at a house in Dingle, Co Kerry on Thursday. At approximately 10pm, Gardaí from the Divisional Drugs Unit in Kerry executed a search warrant at a house in Dingle. During the course of the […]

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Conor Keane.

Kerryman’s Documentary On Peggy McCarthy Injustice Wins International Radio Award

October 19, 2018 at 10:02 am 0 comments

A RADIO documentary about the injustice suffered by a north Kerry family has won a major international radio award. The 65th Premios Ondas Awards have just been announced in Barcelona, Spain with a Documentary On One production from RTÉ Radio 1 winning 1st prize in the International Radio Award (across all genres of radio). The winning Documentary […]

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Launching the Nolan's Londis at North Circular Road Family Day and Bikathon on Monday were Mayor of Tralee Cllr Norma Foley, Vincent Lynch, Sinead O'Connor, Niall Nolan of Nolan's Garage and Con O'Connor of Pieta House. Photo by Dermot Crean

Nolan’s Garage Prepares For Family Day In Aid Pieta House

October 19, 2018 at 10:01 am 0 comments

THE public is invited to Nolan’s Garage on the North Circular Road later this month for a great family day to help out Pieta House. Londis are a Charity partner of Pieta House in 2018 and in conjunction with that, Nolans Londis are having a big family day on Saturday, […]

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Action from the U19 game at Mercy Mounthawk gym. Photo by Dermot Crean

PHOTOS: A Double Victory For Mounthawk In All-Ireland Schools Cup

October 19, 2018 at 10:01 am 0 comments

John Dowling of Mercy Mounthawk reports on the double header in the Subway All-Ireland Schools Cup Round 2 at the school on Thursday… Under 19 boys Mercy Mounthawk (26) 66 St.Marys Portlaoise (21) 41 An action packed day in Mercy Mounthawk saw both under 19 and under 16 teams victorious […]

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Legal Briefs: Growth In Take-Up Of Office And Retail Space To Continue Into 2019

Legal Briefs: Growth In Take-Up Of Office And Retail Space To Continue Into 2019

October 19, 2018 at 10:00 am 0 comments

Alex Hoffman, the newly appointed Associate Solicitor at Pierse McCarthy Lucey Solicitors, Ashe Street Tralee, says that as the economy recovers and the regional commercial property market gets back to its feet, take-up of office and retail space in urban areas is expected to continue into 2019 and beyond. Here […]

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Gardaí To Conduct Operation ‘Slow Down’ For 24 Hours From Friday Morning

Gardaí To Conduct Operation ‘Slow Down’ For 24 Hours From Friday Morning

October 18, 2018 at 5:45 pm 0 comments

AN Garda Síochána in Kerry and all over the country will conduct a national speed enforcement operation “Slow Down”, supported by the Road Safety Authority (RSA) and other stakeholders, for a 24 hour period from 7am on Friday to 7am on Saturday. The objective is to reduce the number of […]

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Grace O'Donnell, Catherine White and Mary Griffin at the Connect Kerry Business Breakfast at Croí Restaurant to celebrate National Women's Enterprise Day. Photo by Dermot Crean

PHOTOS: Connect Kerry Breakfast To Mark Women’s Enterprise Day

October 18, 2018 at 4:28 pm 0 comments

A SPECIAL event was held on Thursday morning to mark National Women’s Enterprise Day at Croí Restaurant. Organised by Connect Kerry’s Margaret Kissane, the event consisted of a delicious breakfast, followed by a number of guest speakers. They included Dr Mary McCaffrey who spoke on the topic of ‘Healthy Body, […]

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Mercy Mounthawk students Diana Meriaki  and Jessica Murphy with teacher Eimear Nolan. The students have qualified for a national science competition final next month. Photo by Dermot Crean

Mercy Mounthawk Students Make Final Of National Science Competition

October 18, 2018 at 4:00 pm 0 comments

TWO fifth year students at Mercy Mounthawk have made the final of a national science competition next month. Jessica Murphy and Diana Meriaki  qualified for the Boston Scientific Medical Devices Grand Award at the SciFest 2018 National Final which will take place in the Marino Conference Centre in Dublin on November 9. […]

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Mike Curran.

GoFundMe Campaign To Get Kerry Man To Rehabilitation Facility

October 18, 2018 at 2:21 pm 0 comments

A GOFUNDME page to help a Waterville man who suffered a traumatic brain injury has already reached halfway to their €50,000 target to help move him to a rehab facility. Mike Curran was hit by a car in France in late September.  He is in hospital in France and needs to […]

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Donal Hunt, Mike O'Neill and Tara Shine will be speakers at GLAN Tralee talks over the next month.

GLAN Tralee To Host Series Of Tralee Climate Action Talks and Workshops

October 18, 2018 at 11:24 am 0 comments

GLAN Tralee in association with Siamsa Tire, Transition Kerry,  Kerry County Council, Tralee Chamber Alliance, IT Tralee, Clean Coasts and the Imperial Hotel will host a series of talks on October 23 and  November 22 to demonstrate how small changes in our own behaviour will make a big difference to […]

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Marissa Carter (centre) with Fidelma Rahilly, Mary O'Sullivan, Bridie Collins and Joanne Fleming at her Make-Up Masterclass at CH Tralee on Wednesday evening. Photo by Dermot Crean

PHOTOS: Another Huge Turnout For Make-Up Masterclass At CH Tralee

October 18, 2018 at 10:52 am 0 comments

THERE was a packed audience upstairs at CH Tralee for the second time in five days on Wednesday night. On Saturday around 115 people listened to beauty advice and tips from top blogger Lisa Jordan and a similar number turned up this time to see another businesswoman. Famed beauty entrepreneur, […]

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Dr Mary McCaffrey

Scotia Clinic To Host Fertility Information Evening For Couples

October 18, 2018 at 10:51 am 0 comments

THE Scotia Clinic, in conjunction with Sims IVF Cork, are hosting an information evening for couples undergoing, or about to start, fertility treatments in the Brehon Hotel, Killarney on this Friday, October 19 at 7.30pm. Approximately 1: 6 couples experience difficulties in becoming pregnant. The process of deciding on what […]

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Shane McElligott looks for a teammate.  Photo by Dermot Crean

Kerry Hurling All-Stars To Be Chosen This Friday

October 18, 2018 at 10:36 am 0 comments

THE Kerry Hurling All Stars Presentation which was postponed as a mark of respect to the family of the Lixnaw G.A.A Chairman Paul Wallace has been rescheduled, and will now take place on this Friday night, October 19, in the Abbeydorney G.A.A Complex, with proceedings commencing at 8pm. The concept […]

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Stefan Okunbor with his man of the match award. Photo by Dermot Crean

Stefan Okunbor Signs Two Year Rookie Contract With AFL Club

October 17, 2018 at 4:16 pm 0 comments

A TRALEE man who lit up the U20 Munster Championship for Kerry this year is off to AFL club Geelong Cats in on a two year contract. Stefan Okunbor of Na Gaeil was named Munster U-20 Player of the Year last month, but his talents haven’t gone unnoticed and he will […]

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Brassil Reminds Kerry Families To Avail Of €1,500 Home Carer Tax Credit

Brassil Reminds Kerry Families To Avail Of €1,500 Home Carer Tax Credit

October 17, 2018 at 3:06 pm 0 comments

FIANNA Fáil TD for Kerry, John Brassil has said that hundreds, if not thousands of, Kerry families may be missing out on tax relief of up to €1,500 per year because they are not aware of the Home Carer Tax Credit. The Home Carer Tax Credit is designed to help […]

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Artists Wanted To Take Part In ‘Lost Things’ Exhibition At Siamsa Tíre

Artists Wanted To Take Part In ‘Lost Things’ Exhibition At Siamsa Tíre

October 17, 2018 at 2:03 pm 0 comments

FOLLOWING the success of last year’s inaugural open submission exhibition, ‘Changing Times’, Siamsa Tíre once again invites artists in the Kerry to take part in this year’s event, ‘Lost Things’. The exhibition is open to all artists, both amateur and professional, living in the South West of Ireland. The exhibition […]

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Mini-Mayhem who won 1st at the All-Ireland Hip-Hop Dance Championships recently. From left; Nicole Arefjeva, Rian Duffy, Tanisha Horan, Timmy Kerins, Aine Fitzmaurice and Emma O'Sullivan. Photo by Dermot Crean

PHOTOS: Cassie Leen School Of Dance Performers Win Big At All-Irelands

October 17, 2018 at 12:03 pm 0 comments

THE trophies keep on coming at Cassie Leen’s School of Dance as performers took part in three competitions recently winning many titles. They attended the All-Ireland Hip-Hop Dance Championships in late September and just last weekend they excelled at the All-Ireland Freestyle and Slow Dance Championships, both events were held […]

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Shannon and Denise Hanbidge of Dee's Delightful Bakes with General Manager of The Imperial Hotel Derek Carroll looking forward to the cake/coffee morning next week in aid of Focus Ireland. Photo by Dermot Crean

Denise To Help Out Homeless Charity With Coffee And Cakes Morning

October 17, 2018 at 11:30 am 0 comments

A TRALEE woman is holding a tasty event in town next week to help out a homeless charity. Denise Hanbidge of Dee’s Delightful Bakes is putting on a Coffee/Cake Morning to help out Focus Ireland in the Imperial Hotel on Denny Street on Friday, October 26 from 10am to 11.30am. […]

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Teachers Claire Dempsey and Linda Hanafin with senior infants taking part in Maths Week at Holy Family on Monday. Photo by Dermot Crean

PHOTOS: Holy Family Pupils Take Part In Maths Week 2018

October 17, 2018 at 10:48 am 0 comments

THOUSANDS of students around Kerry are currently taking part in Maths Week 2018 and great fun is being had in Holy Family NS in Tralee this week. The senior infant pupils were gathered in the assembly on Monday when we called and were taking part in fun maths games with […]

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CBS The Green first year students with Technology teacher Cathal Halton. Photo by Dermot Crean

New Technology Subject Introduced At CBS The Green

October 17, 2018 at 9:50 am 0 comments

AMONG the many things parents and prospective students will be told about when visiting the CBS The Green Open Evening this Thursday, is a new subject which has just started this term. Teacher Cathal Halton from Meath is the new Technology teacher in a classroom decked out with all the […]

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