Archive for March 12th, 2019

Kerry Punter Wins Over €182,000 On First Day Of Cheltenham

Kerry Punter Wins Over €182,000 On First Day Of Cheltenham

March 12, 2019 at 9:30 pm Comments are Disabled

A KERRY person won an incredible €182,567.80 for a €2 stake on the first day of Cheltenham, according to Boylesports. The anonymous Boylesports customer won it in a placepot in six of Tuesday’s races. The dividend of the successful selection was €91,283.90 with the €2 stake returning a total payout of […]

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Tralee Tidy Towns volunteers gather for the County Clean-Up day. Photo by Dermot Crean

Call Goes Out To Rally Communities For County Clean-Up Day

March 12, 2019 at 6:23 pm Comments are Disabled

THE eighth County Clean Up will take place on Saturday, 13 April and a call has gone out to individuals and communities across the county to get involved in the annual litter collection effort. Last year, some 5,500 volunteers were out and about on the day with the support of […]

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The Brewster Cup Team from Kerry who took part  and were runners up in the Brewster  Cup Badminton Competition in Roscrea Tipperary  Sunday 10 March.
the Team is as follows...
Front Row,  L/R,  Sinead Galvin, Edel Kenny, Jennifer Keane, Ruth Colcannon, Elaine Hudson.
Back  Row, L/R.  Paddy Redmond, Fergal Hannon, Alan Nelligan, Michael Crosson, Tom Bourke, Manager. Photo by Tom Bradley

Kerry Badminton Association News

March 12, 2019 at 3:47 pm Comments are Disabled

By Colm Griffin Brewster Cup The creme de la crème of Kerry badminton travelled to Tipperary last weekend to take on the finest Munster had to offer. The Brewster is a prestigious competition that has been running since 1951 and it is a whole 16 years since the Kingdom last […]

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Austin Stacks GAA Juvenile Club News

March 12, 2019 at 3:33 pm Comments are Disabled

PARÁID NA FÉILE PÁDRAIG: Time to march, to honour our National Apostle, to celebrate our Christian heritage and to wear the Black’n’Amber with pride. We’ll meet in John Joe SHEEHY ROAD ag 11.30am for Paráid na Féile Pádraig which will move off at 11.45am. Fáilte roimh chách! The Parade is […]

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Tralee Imperials Basketball Club News

Tralee Imperials Basketball Club News

March 12, 2019 at 3:28 pm Comments are Disabled

Training continues at the usual times Upcoming Fixtures 14/3 U12 Div1 Boys Imperials v St.Paul’s Mounthawk @20-00 15/3 Senior Women Div3 TKVixens v Imperials Athea @19-30 17/3 U14 Div1 Boys Imperials v KCYMS Mounthawk @20-00 U14 Div2 Girls Imperials v Caherciveen Mounthawk @19-00 U12 Div3 Boys Shield Imperials v Caherciveen Mounthawk […]

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€2.3m For Housing Adaptations Grants For Older People And People With A Disability In Kerry

€2.3m For Housing Adaptations Grants For Older People And People With A Disability In Kerry

March 12, 2019 at 3:19 pm Comments are Disabled

€2.3 milion has been made available to support home adaptations for older people, people with a disability and people with mobility issues in Kerry. The funding, which has been increased this year, will help enable older people and people with disabilities to remain living independently in their own homes for […]

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Photographed at the KDYS youth day at the INEC was  Laura Griffin from Dingle.
Photograph by Sally MacMonagle.

PHOTOS: Over 1,500 Young People Enjoy KDYS Youth Day

March 12, 2019 at 2:14 pm Comments are Disabled

KDYS Youth Day took place at the INEC Killarney on Sunday last and brought together over 1,500 young people from all over Kerry to celebrate, innovate and illustrate what it means to be young in Kerry today. Youth Day has now grown to become one of the largest annual youth […]

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Chamber To Host Pre-Election Forum For Candidates And Business Community

Chamber To Host Pre-Election Forum For Candidates And Business Community

March 12, 2019 at 11:47 am Comments are Disabled

A PRE-ELECTION Forum will take place on Thursday, April 11 from 8.30am to 11.30am at The Rose Hotel. This will be an opportunity for candidates in the forthcoming Local Authority Elections (in the Tralee MD area) to present their vision and objectives for Tralee and to address key matters from […]

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Work On Development At Former Bridge Inn Expected To Begin This Month

Work On Development At Former Bridge Inn Expected To Begin This Month

March 12, 2019 at 11:23 am Comments are Disabled

WORK will start on a development at the former Bridge Inn/Minstrels at the end of the month. Tralee Municipal District Manager, Michael Scannell, told councillors at the March meeting of Tralee MD last week, that he understood the demolition of the existing building which includes the former Sol Travel offices […]

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Action from the game. Photo: Liam Ryan

Tickets For Warriors Game Go On Sale Wednesday

March 12, 2019 at 10:58 am Comments are Disabled

YOUR St Patrick’s weekend starts with this… There’ll be a rush on for tickets again tomorrow, as Garvey’s Tralee Warriors face another busy weekend of action. They’ll tip off against Neptune at 8.15pm this Friday night at the complex and it’s another all-ticket affair with them going on sale tomorrow Wednesday […]

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Yvonnee Savage at the Image awards.

Yvonne Wins Silver At Image Best In Beauty Awards

March 12, 2019 at 10:23 am Comments are Disabled

EXPOSE Hair Studio Manageress, Yvonne Savage, has won the Silver Award at the prestigious Image Best in Beauty Awards in Dublin on Sunday. She was the only Kerry hairdresser nominated at the awards and was in a hotly contested category of Best Bloody Brilliant Blow Dry. Yvonne was accompanied by […]

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Cast members in CBS The Green's production of 'The Playboy Of The Western World'.

CBS Boys Prepare To Tread The Boards With Latest Production

March 12, 2019 at 9:59 am Comments are Disabled

CBS The Green are embarking on their fifth Transition Year dramatic production next week. This year’s choice of play is John Millington Synge’s ‘The Playboy of the Western World ’. The show is being held in the pop-up theatre in the school foyer on Wednesday 20th, Thursday 21st and Friday […]

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John Mulhern ( PICTURED ) the New Kerry Airport General Manager Welcomes Babcock Decision To Locate Base In Farranfore
 
THE newly-appointed General Manager at Kerry Airport has announced that a new helicopter base will soon open in Farranfore to service to service the imminent re-opening of Ireland’s oil and gas exploration industry.
 
The Chairman of Kerry Airport, Denis Cregan, in the company of the Minister of State for Tourism and Sport, Mr Brendan Griffin TD, formally welcomed John Mulhern at a special gathering of elected, business, civic and community representatives at Kerry Airport.

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John Mulhern the New Kerry Airport General Manager Welcomes Babcock Decision To Locate Base In Farranfore
 
THE newly-appointed General Manager at Kerry Airport has announced that a new helicopter base will soon open in Farranfore to service to service the imminent re-opening of Ireland’s oil and gas exploration industry.
 
The Chairman of Kerry Airport, Denis Cregan, in the company of the Minister of State for Tourism and Sport, Mr Brendan Griffin TD, formally welcomed John Mulhern at a special gathering of elected, business, civic and community representatives at Kerry Airport.
 
A Waterville-resident, the new General Manager at Kerry Airport, John Mulhern, said: “I’ve landed in Kerry Airport at a very exciting and positive time for the Airport which plays such a key role as a gateway to Kerry. Passenger numbers were up 9% in 2018, a newly refurbished Fire Station is currently under construction, the Gateway Bar and Restaurant have been refurbished and the magnificent new-look Pre-Boarding Area in the Departures Lounge has led to an improved and more pleasant travel experience for outbound passengers. Now, the decision by Babcock locate a base at Kerry Airport opens a significant opportunity for the local economy to benefit from the imminent re-opening of Ireland’s oil and gas exploration industry.  The new Babcock operations at Kerry Airport will be the base from which crews on the rigs will be taken to and from shore.”
 
Kerry Airport possesses modern and spacious hanger facilities, quick check-in and security, and multiple daily flights to Dublin and London with connections for an international workforce.
Farranfore is only 20 minutes from Tralee and Killarney by road and rail and less than an hour by road to two deep water ports – Fenit and Foynes - which have historically acted as oil and gas shore-bases.
 
John Mulhern, who has taken over from the recently-retired Peter Moore, was previously the Chief Operating Officer with responsibilities for Business Development at Mater Private Hospital Cork. Since joining Mater Private Cork in 2016 he played a pivotal role in turning what was a loss-making business into a very successful operation. He will be responsible for the effective delivery of all elements of airport operations within budget.
 
“I’m looking forward to working with the Board to ensure that Kerry Airport remains a major gateway between Kerry and global commercial and tourism markets for many years to come,” said John Mulhern.
Ideally located for anyone wishing to travel on business or pleasure, Kerry Airport services direct flights to seven destinations including: London Luton, London Stansted, Frankfurt-Hahn, Berlin, Alicante & Faro (summer 2019) with Ryanair, and to Dublin with Aer Lingus Regional.
 
For more details, visit www.KerryAirport.ie or call +353 66 976 4644.
 
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John Mulhern has made his home in a quiet area close to Waterville in South West Kerry for the last 12 years and he understands fully the importance of maintaining and developing infrastructures that support the economy of Kerry and those traveling in and out of Ireland’s most beautiful County whether for business or pleasure.
 
Prior to moving to Kerry, he worked and studied in the United Kingdom including in the world-famous Harefield & Brompton hospitals. John also served for four years in the Merchant Navy as the Chief Ships Medical Officer.
 
John Mulhern was introduced as the newly-appointed General Manager of Kerry Airport at an event at the Airport on Monday 11th March at which Tralee Chamber Alliance and Killarney Chamber of Tourism of Commerce presented the former General Manager of Kerry Airport, Peter Moore, with a gift in recognition and appreciation of his 30 years of service. The Board of Kerry Airport will formally acknowledge and show their appreciation to Peter at a private function in the coming weeks.

New Kerry Airport General Manager Welcomes Babcock Decision To Locate Base In Farranfore

March 12, 2019 at 9:47 am Comments are Disabled

  THE newly-appointed General Manager at Kerry Airport has announced that a new helicopter base will soon open in Farranfore to service the imminent re-opening of Ireland’s oil and gas exploration industry. The Chairman of Kerry Airport, Denis Cregan, in the company of the Minister of State for Tourism and […]

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Annascaul Black Pudding Co. ARE Kerry’s ENTERPRISE AWARD WINNERS FOR 2019 Mayor of Kerry Norma Foley presented the award to Thomas and Eileen Ashe of Annascaul Black Pudding Co. ,Kerry’s  ENTERPRISE AWARDS PART OF LOCAL ENTERPRISE WEEK

A food business from Annascaul is this year’s winner of the Kerry’s Enterprise Award for 2019.

The top prize of €2,500 went to Thomas and Eileen Ashe, Annascaul Black Pudding Co., who will now represent Local Enterprise Office Kerry at the 21st National Enterprise Awards on Wednesday 29th May in the Mansion House in Dublin.
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Annascaul Black Pudding Co. ARE Kerry’s ENTERPRISE AWARD WINNERS FOR 2019
Kerry’s  ENTERPRISE AWARDS PART OF LOCAL ENTERPRISE WEEK

A food business from Annascaul is this year’s winner of the Kerry’s Enterprise Award for 2019.

The top prize of €2,500 went to Thomas and Eileen Ashe, Annascaul Black Pudding Co., who will now represent Local Enterprise Office Kerry at the 21st National Enterprise Awards on Wednesday 29th May in the Mansion House in Dublin.

Annascaul Black Pudding Co. is an artisan food production business.  They specialise in artisan black and white puddings, a range of pork sausages and related products and dry-cured rashers.  They also have a range of in-store meals using their own products.  They employ 7 full time and 5 part-time staff. 

The other winner at the Kerry’s Enterprise Awards held at Kerry County Council, County Buildings, Rathass, Tralee was Benoit Lorge, Lorge Chocolatier.  They produce hand-made chocolates in Bonane, Kenmare. They also run chocolate making courses for the general public as well as professional chocolate making courses for chefs, pastry chefs and people hoping to start their own business in this area.

National judging is taking place in April and May and Annascaul Black Pudding Co., will be competing against 30 other finalists from every local authority area for a share of the €40,000 prize fund. The Mansion House in Dublin is the venue for awards ceremony in May and categories this year include ‘Best Export Business,’ ‘Best Start Up Business’ and ‘Innovation,’ in addition to eight regional awards.
The Kerry Enterprise Awards, by the Local Enterprise Office Kerry are taking place as part of Local Enterprise Week 2019.  There are over 370 events taking place across the country for this year’s Local Enterprise Week, being organised by the network of Local Enterprise Offices nationwide. 

Speaking during Local Enterprise Week Tomás Hayes, Head of Local Enterprise Office Kerry said: “Annascaul Black Pudding Co., has already become a success story and the judges were particularly impressed by please leave in what applies - their business strategy/their job creation potential/their success in domestic and export markets/their use of innovation and technology.  The National Enterprise Awards are a great barometer for what the Local Enterprise Offices are doing and every year the standard is getting better and better and we are delighted to have Annascaul Black Pudding Co., representing us in Dublin in May.”
Among the special guests at the ceremony were Cathaoirleach of Kerry County Council Norma Foley.
The awards were just one of the many highlights of Local Enterprise Week, which comes to an end on March 8th. All over the country, the 31 Local Enterprise Offices have been jointly running over 370 events aimed at start-ups, aspiring entrepreneurs and small businesses in their area, to mark the week.
Other high-profile events during Local Enterprise Week included Family Business Succession Workshops, Information Seminars and a range of Business Start Up Programmes.                                                                     
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National Enterprise Awards 2019
Award Categories and Prize Fund 
The 2019 National Enterprise Awards take place on May 29th in the Mansion House in Dublin and are organised by the Local Enterprise Offices
•	Overall Winner, National Enterprise Awards 2019 (Cash Prize for business: €10,000)
•	Best Export Business (Cash Prize for business: €5,000)
•	Best Start Up Business (Cash Prize for business: €5,000)
•	Innovation Award (Cash Prize for business: €5,000)
•	Eight Regional Winners (Cash Prize for business: €2,000 each)
o	Regions:
o	Dublin City, Fingal, Dún Laoghaire- Rathdown and South Dublin 
o	Kildare, Laois, Offaly and Westmeath 
o	Wicklow, Wexford, Carlow and Kilkenny 
o	Louth, Meath, Cavan and Monaghan 
o	Donegal, Sligo, Leitrim and Longford 
o	Galway, Mayo and Roscommon 
o	Clare, Limerick, Kerry and Tipperary 
o	Cork City, South Cork, Cork North & West and Waterford

West Kerry Business Wins Enterprise Award

March 12, 2019 at 9:42 am Comments are Disabled

A FOOD business from Annascaul is this year’s winner of the Kerry Enterprise Award for 2019. The top prize of €2,500 went to Thomas and Eileen Ashe, Annascaul Black Pudding Co., who will now represent Local Enterprise Office Kerry at the 21st National Enterprise Awards on Wednesday, May 29 in the […]

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