Archive for January, 2019

Miriam O'Sullivan, Marie O'Shea and Kay Cronin at the 29th Kerry GAA Supporters Social at Ballygarry House Hotel on Saturday night. Photo by Dermot Crean

PHOTOS: Honouring Kerry GAA Teams’ Achievements At Supporters Club Social

January 20, 2019 at 10:53 am 0 comments

AROUND 140 of the best GAA fans in Kerry were in Ballygarry House Hotel last night for the 29th annual Kerry GAA Supporters Club Social. The night, as always, honoured the achievements of successful Kerry teams and pride of place went to the team who achieved the five in a […]

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PHOTOS: #Tralee On Social Media This Week

PHOTOS: #Tralee On Social Media This Week

January 20, 2019 at 10:51 am 0 comments

Every week we compile 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… Well done girls… Well done to all students who travelled to Killarney today for the Kerry Colleges Cross Country event. A special […]

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Beauty Skills And Apprenticeship Events At Kerry ETB Open Week

Beauty Skills And Apprenticeship Events At Kerry ETB Open Week

January 20, 2019 at 10:51 am 0 comments

KERRY ETB Training Centre at Monavalley is holding its first ever Open Week from Monday, January 21 to Saturday, January 26 and there’s a It is a chance for parents, school leavers, job seekers, career changers, those who wish to re-skill or up-skill and guidance professionals to visit the Monavalley […]

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Another Big Lotto Win In Kerry Last Night

Another Big Lotto Win In Kerry Last Night

January 20, 2019 at 10:46 am 0 comments

THE National Lottery is this morning appealing to its Lotto players in Kerry to check their tickets to see if they have landed a big prize last night. One Kerry player came agonisingly close to hitting the €5.2 million Lotto jackpot, but won €289,861 after matching five numbers and the […]

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Roger Harty: The Meaning Of Life

Roger Harty: The Meaning Of Life

January 20, 2019 at 10:45 am 0 comments

ONE of the great advantages of writing my own article is that I have the opportunity to ask myself my own questions and in turn give my own answers. With this in mind I am going to ask myself perhaps the deepest question that there is to ask. ‘Roger, what […]

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Some of the drugs seized at a house in Cahersiveen yesterday.

€7,200 Worth Of Drugs Seized At House In South Kerry

January 19, 2019 at 6:46 pm 0 comments

GARDAI have seized suspected cocaine, cannabis and controlled drugs worth an estimated value of €7,200 following a search at a house in Cahersiveen, on Friday. Shortly after 10pm Kerry Divisional Drugs Unit, assisted by uniform Gardaí in Cahersiveen, conducted a search at a house in Cahersiveen. During the course of the […]

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Pictured at the launch of the Swim for a Mile programme beginning February 4th at Tralee, Ballybunion and Killarney Sports & Leisure Complexes are from left; John Edwards, Swim Coach, Finbar Griffin, Manager, Tralee Sports & Leisure Complex, Kieran Kennelly, Swim Coach, Ballybunion Health & Leisure Centre, Córa Carrigg, Coordinator, Kerry Recreation & Sports Partnership (KRSP) and Martina Lawless, Programme Facilitator, Swim for a Mile. See www.kerryrecreationandsports.ie to sign up. Pic: Pauline Dennigan

Initiative To Get People To ‘Swim For A Mile’ At The Complex

January 19, 2019 at 11:34 am 0 comments

THE ever-popular Swim for a Mile programme is back for 2019 and registrations are now open. Kerry Recreation & Sports Partnership (KRSP) in collaboration with Swim Ireland, Healthy Ireland and three public swimming pools in Kerry — including at the complex in Tralee — are offering a unique coaching programme for […]

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Minister Brendan Griffin with Principal of Kerry College of Further Education Mary Lucey on his visit to the college on Friday. Photo by Dermot Crean

Minister Gives Talk On Tourism At KCFE

January 19, 2019 at 11:33 am 0 comments

KERRY College of Further Education students had a great opportunity to gain an insight into the booming tourism sector in Ireland when they received a visit from Minister of State for Tourism and Sport Brendan Griffin on Friday. The event was attended by, among others, the Tourism with Business students at the college and in […]

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Teacher Maura O'Doherty with senior class pupils at St John's Parochial School. Photo by Dermot Crean

St John’s Parochial School To Welcome Families At Open Day

January 19, 2019 at 11:33 am 0 comments

THE many advantages of being educated at St John’s Parochial School will be there for all to see on Saturday, January 26 at 1pm when the school hosts an Open Day. Parents of children starting school in September, or indeed the year after, will be very impressed with the family […]

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Know Your Rights: Income Tax Bands And Rates For PAYE Workers In 2019

January 19, 2019 at 11:32 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’m a PAYE worker. What income tax will I pay in 2019? Answer: The amount of tax that you have to pay depends on your personal circumstances. Tax is charged […]

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Steve Coogan and John C.  Reilly in 'Stan And Ollie'.

McCann At The Movies: Stan And Ollie Is a Funny, Emotionally-Charged Charm

January 19, 2019 at 11:31 am 0 comments

John McCann says ‘Stan and Ollie’ is a brilliant bromantic biopic on Hollywood’s original comedic double act… ABBOTT and Costello, Morecambe and Wise, Bob Hope and Bing Crosby are all famous comedic duos that have the trailblazing works of a certain Stan Laurel and Oliver Hardy to thank for paving […]

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Liam Brosnan, Coach of IT Tralee accepts one of the gear bags sponsored by Eoin Kelliher (Financial Services).

IT Tralee Begin Sigerson Cup Campaign With Home Game This Sunday

January 18, 2019 at 4:22 pm 0 comments

By Eamon Fitzgerald IT Tralee will kick off their 2019 Sigerson Cup campaign with a home game against Ulster University this Sunday (January 20th). The game will take place at the John Mitchels GAA Pitch, Tralee and will have a throw in time of 1pm. IT Tralee come in to this […]

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Twenty Victims Of Crime In Kerry Receive Garda Letters Of Apology

Twenty Victims Of Crime In Kerry Receive Garda Letters Of Apology

January 18, 2019 at 4:07 pm 0 comments

IT has been revealed this morning that 20 people in Kerry were affected by failures in the Garda Youth Diversion programme. Superintendent Dan Keane of the Tralee Garda District — standing in for Kerry Chief Supt Tom Myers who is meeting Garda Commissioner Drew Harris today — informed the meeting […]

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Annemarie O'Flaherty, Eileen O'Mahony and Kathy Roberts at the Tralee Dynamos Table Quiz at The Huddle Bar on Thursday night. Photo by Dermot Crean

PHOTOS: The Huddle Bar Packed For Tralee Dynamos Table Quiz

January 18, 2019 at 9:53 am 0 comments

WHO wrote ‘Auld Lang Syne’? Which national soccer team is known as La Albicelestes? Which country has the beaver as its national emblem? These were just some of the questions fired at participants in a table quiz in town last night. And with spot prizes like two nights in Sheen Falls […]

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Kieran Donaghy with participants at the Garvey's Supervalu Tralee Operation Transformation Walk on Thursday night. Photo by Dermot Crean

PHOTOS: Great Turnout For Garvey’s Supervalu Operation Transformation Walk

January 18, 2019 at 9:52 am 0 comments

THERE was a very impressive turnout for the first Garvey’s Supervalu Tralee Operation Transformation group walk of the year on Thursday evening. People of all ages turned up for the walk from the carpark to trek up towards Lohercannan, back down the canal walkway and to Garvey’s again where refreshments awaited them. […]

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Michelle Greaney presents a cheque of €1,300 to Joe Hennebery of Kerry Hospice.

Michelle’s New Year’s Eve Run Raises €1,300 For Kerry Hospice

January 18, 2019 at 9:50 am 0 comments

MANY people enjoyed a healthy end to 2018 when they hit the road for the Optimal Fitness Tralee 5k and 10k Road Race on New Year’s Eve. Nearly 400 set off from The Rose Hotel in glorious sunshine on the day and they all helped raise funds for the event’s charity […]

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KCFE Nursing, Emergency Services and Carers Studies students with, seated, Nursing Course Co-ordinator Caroline Cashell, Principal of Kerry College of Further Education, Mary Lucey and Nursing with Maternity Course Co-ordinator, Catherine Browne, at the signing of the Memorandum of Understanding with the Bon Secours on Thursday at their Denny Street Campus. Photo by Dermot Crean

KCFE And Bon Secours Tralee To Partner Up As They Sign Memorandum Of Understanding

January 17, 2019 at 3:36 pm 0 comments

KERRY ETB’s Kerry College of Further Education (KCFE) and the Bon Secours Hospital Tralee signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) in the Kerry College’s new town centre Campus on Denny Street. This MOU means that (KCFE) and the Bon Secours will partner in the promotion and provision of education and training in Health […]

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Tara Flynn receives the keys of her new car from Pa Laide, CEO of Cara Credit Union. Photo by Dermot Crean

Tara Collects Her New Kia Stonic Thanks To Cara Credit Union

January 17, 2019 at 3:07 pm 0 comments

A TRALEE woman will enjoy a great start to 2019 as she was the latest winner in the Cara Credit Union Cara Members Draw. The draw itself took place at the Cara Credit Union on Monday, December 7, but the winner didn’t find out until a day later when by […]

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Brian Crowley

Brian Crowley Will Not Contest The European Parliament Elections This Year

January 17, 2019 at 1:40 pm 0 comments

FIANNA FÁIL MEP Brian Crowley has announced that he will not contest the European elections in May this year. Crowley is the longest-serving Irish MEP in Europe having topped the poll in Munster and Ireland South in every European Parliament election since 1994. However, due to ill-health, he has decided […]

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Park FC grounds.

Local Soccer Club To Receive €45,000 In Funding

January 17, 2019 at 9:21 am 0 comments

OVER €325,000 has been announced for eight Kerry sports projects by Minister of State for Tourism and Sport, Brendan Griffin TD, this morning. The Kerry Fine Gael TD announced substantial funding for the projects under his Department’s Sports Capital Programme and a Tralee club is set to benefit. St. Brendan’s Park FC will […]

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The Sugrue family of Belfield Nursery present the cheque to Kerry Hospice representatives.

Two Cheques Of €1,000 Presented To Kerry Hospice

January 17, 2019 at 9:18 am 0 comments

KERRY Hospice received two €1,000 cheques on Monday thanks to a local business and a cycling group who raised funds over the Christmas period. The Chain Gang held a cycle over Christmas in memory of member Nicky Fitzgerald (R.I.P.) who passed away in October. They had over 70 cyclists take […]

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Launching the Awards Programme were SICAP manager in NEWKD Robert Carey, Elaine Kennedy of NEWKD, Enterprise Officer with NEWKD Eibhlis Hanrahan, and Enterprise Officer with SKDP Joanne Griffin.

Local Enterprises Invited To Enter National Awards Programme

January 17, 2019 at 9:16 am 0 comments

A NATIONAL awards programme organised by the Irish Local Development Network (ILDN) to recognise the contribution of local enterprises to their regions around the country, was jointly launched in Kerry this week by South Kerry Development Partnership CLG (SKDP) and North, East and West Kerry Development (NEWKD). The awards programme […]

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Ultan Dillane.

Ultan Dillane Makes Irish Rugby Squad For Six Nations

January 16, 2019 at 7:41 pm 0 comments

TRALEE man Ultan Dillane has been named in Joe Schmidt’s Irish rugby squad for their first two matches in the Six Nations. The 25 year old Connacht player is included in the 38-man squad, just as he was last year. However, his involvement in squad was cut short due to […]

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Abbeydorney-Based Company Wins Contract For Major Scheme

Abbeydorney-Based Company Wins Contract For Major Scheme

January 16, 2019 at 6:27 pm 0 comments

ABBEYDORNEY company, TLI is one of the companies awarded the contract to roll out ESB Networks scheme to replace every electric meter with a smart meter. Over the next four years, 2.3 million meters will be replaced with modern smart-meters. The meters will then transmit the data back to base automatically […]

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Kerry Woman To Appear On Winning Streak This Saturday

January 16, 2019 at 1:17 pm 0 comments

A KERRY woman will be hoping to go on a Winning Streak of her own when she appears on the National Lottery Winning Streak game show on RTE One this Saturday. Peggie Fitzgibbon from Kenmare only discovered she had been selected to appear on the iconic game show after she […]

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Pictured at Dublin’s Sandymount Strand for the launch of the Lidl Comórtas Peile Páidi Ó Sé 2019 GAA Football Festival, which takes place in the Dingle Peninsula from 15th to 17th February, was former Kerry star Kieran Donaghy and Dublin All-Ireland winner Lyndsey Davey. Full details on www. paidiose.com (Photo by Thomas White)

Kieran Donaghy Helps Launch Comórtas Peile Páidí Ó Sé 2019

January 16, 2019 at 12:13 pm 0 comments

GAA clubs from Tralee will join teams from the United Arab Emirates, Scotland, England and 17 counties across the four provinces of Ireland taking part in the 30th anniversary of the Lidl Comórtas Peile Páidi Ó Sé 2019, with 44 adult men’s and ladies club teams descending on the Dingle Peninsula […]

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Deadline For CAO Applications Approaches For Students

Deadline For CAO Applications Approaches For Students

January 16, 2019 at 11:44 am 0 comments

As the 2019 CAO deadline fast approaches for Kerry’s 3rd level college applicants, Guidance Counsellor, Billy Ryle, looks at what students need to do… CAO application season is in full swing and with 80,000 plus applicants, about 2,500 from Kerry, competing for about 48,000 college places, it’s vital to submit a […]

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Volunteers Needed In Kerry For Lollipop Day

Volunteers Needed In Kerry For Lollipop Day

January 16, 2019 at 11:22 am 0 comments

THE Oesophageal Cancer Fund (OCF) needs your help this March. For the 18th annual Lollipop Day, the OCF is calling for volunteers in Kerry on Friday, March 1 and Saturday, March 2 to help raise vital funds for oesophageal cancer. Lollipop Day involves thousands of people selling lollipops (€2) nationwide, […]

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Tax Incentive For Filmmakers To Shoot Projects In Kerry

Tax Incentive For Filmmakers To Shoot Projects In Kerry

January 16, 2019 at 11:09 am 0 comments

KERRY County Council has reported that from January 1, films shot in Kerry benefit from an additional 5% tax relief on top of the 32% already available via Sec 481 funding. This incentive provides a significant financial return for investors while providing valuable financial support for film projects in the […]

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Pictured at the Launch of the 2019 Ballyheigue Badminton Tournament which takes place this Sunday Jan 20th. From Left to Right: Kathleen Gilbride Club Chairperson, Colm Griffin Purchase.ie, Maurice Lawlor Club Treasurer, Alan O Halloran AOH Valeting, Patsy O Connor Club Secretary.

Ballyheigue Club Looks Forward To Hosting Badminton Tournament

January 16, 2019 at 11:09 am 0 comments

THE annual Ballyheigue Badminton tournament takes place this Sunday, January 20th, at Ballyheigue Community Centre. This year the club is hoping that up to 100 men and women from the nine clubs in Kerry officially registered with the Kerry Badminton Association will take part in the event. Ballyheigue Badminton club […]

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