Archive for March, 2019

Austin Stacks

Austin Stacks GAA Club News

March 26, 2019 at 5:16 pm Comments are Disabled

GOLF CLASSIC: It’s just over a week away now from our Golf Classic which takes place on Friday April 5th at Tralee Golf Course. There are still a few places left to fill so if interested you can  reserve your tee -time by calling or texting Nial Shanahan at 087 […]

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Students Richard Horgan and Marian Nambase speaking with Aisling O'Donovan and Laura Baker of Sigmar at the KCFE Recruitment Fair on Tuesday. Photo by Dermot Crean

Employers Go Recruiting At Kerry College Of Further Education

March 26, 2019 at 5:06 pm Comments are Disabled

EMPLOYERS came in large numbers to the annual Kerry College of Further Education Recruitment Fair entitled “Future@KCFE” seeking to recruit students who are about to complete a wide range of courses at the college. The college produces industry-ready graduates with in-demand skillsets so it was no surprise to see over […]

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European Para Games medal winner Jordan Lee opening Health Promotion Week at Mercy Mounthawk on Tuesday with students. Photo by Dermot Crean

Health Promotion Week Taking Place At Mercy Mounthawk

March 26, 2019 at 4:34 pm Comments are Disabled

Health Promotion Week  is in full swing at Mercy Mounthawk next week with a great variety of activities throughout providing something for everyone. Health and Leisure degree students in Tralee IT will provide workshops on stress management, lifestyle choices and practical techniques. These workshops on Tuesday and Friday are being […]

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John Fenton of ConnectOpp, Ieva Breen of Precise Cleaning, Kim Elliot of Rocket Deliveries and David Lyons of Marathon Board Games, winners of

Kerry Winners Announced For ILDN Back to Work Local Enterprise Awards

March 26, 2019 at 3:06 pm Comments are Disabled

FOUR Kerry businesses were chosen to represent the county in the next stage of the ILDN Back to Work Local Enterprise Awards at an event held in Tralee last week during Enterprise Week. The national event is organised in order to recognise the successes of newly established businesses across the […]

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Joe Hennebery (seated centre) of the Kerry Hospice Foundation receive iPads from AIB Regional Manager (right) and Aileen McCarthy. Back from left; Declan Furlong, Declan Crowe, Ann Tierney and Stephen Stack of AIB Tralee. Photo by Dermot Crean

AIB Staff In Kerry Raise Funds For Palliative Care Unit

March 26, 2019 at 11:58 am Comments are Disabled

  THREE iPads were presented to the Palliative Care Unit at University Hospital Kerry by representatives of AIB in Kerry. Declan Furlong, Sean Healy, Declan Crowe and Stephen Stack of AIB took part in the Movember challenge, growing moustaches and beards some months back and staff in AIB branches supported […]

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Looking forward to the upcoming Tapas and Pintxo event at The Ashe Hotel were Chef Dimitri, The Ashe Hotel Group GM Ruth O'Sullivan, Group Sales and Marketing Manager, Leonie Flaherty, Margaret Kissane of Connect Publications and Head Chef Lukasz Wacnik. Photo by Dermot Crean

Spanish-Themed Night At The Ashe Hotel To Excite Lovers Of Tapas And Pintxo

March 26, 2019 at 10:58 am Comments are Disabled

THE Old Market Bar in the Ashe Hotel goes Spanish with an amazing Pintxo and Tapas Experience to celebrate the All-Ireland Tapas and Pinxto Championships happening in Kerry. The evening of Tuesday, April 9, hosted by hotel in association with Connect Marketing and Events and Taste Kerry, will be focused […]

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At the Golf Classic on Saturday were Brendan Keehan, Faith Casey, Emma Morrissey, Patrick Casey, and Michael Casey.

Mercy Mounthawk Holds Successful Golf Classic

March 26, 2019 at 10:57 am Comments are Disabled

IN the unexpected balmy sunshine of last Saturday, Mercy Mounthawk Tralee held a fundraising Golf Classic at Tralee Golf Club. The participants and visitors fully appreciated the spectacular course and panoramic scenery in the warmth of a March day. There was a full turn out for the event.  All slots […]

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Cllr Toireasa Ferris.

Cllr Ferris Criticises VAT On Any Future Carbon Tax Increases

March 26, 2019 at 10:56 am Comments are Disabled

KERRY Sinn Féin councillor Toireasa Ferris, has said confirmation received by Sinn Féin TD Pearse Doherty in a parliamentary question, confirms that any future carbon tax increases would also attract VAT will mean that the mooted carbon tax jumps will be even more regressive than originally anticipated. Cllr Ferris stated: “We in Sinn […]

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Kerins O’Rahillys GAA Club News

Kerins O’Rahillys GAA Club News

March 25, 2019 at 8:01 pm Comments are Disabled

Credit Union Co League Div 1 Dr Crokes 2-16 Kerins O Rahillys 1-15 Round 2 of the County League saw us travel to Killarney on Sunday last to face a wounded Dr Crokes side following their defeat in the All Ireland club final. Nevertheless, we started well and good interplay […]

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St Pats

St Pats GAA Club News

March 25, 2019 at 7:50 pm Comments are Disabled

Lotto There was no winner of our Club Lotto Jackpot on Sunday night last. The numbers drawn were 06, 14, 15 & 29. The five €30 consolation prizes went to Pa Casey c/o Tony Casey, Caroline Clapham c/o Betty’s Bar, Siobhan Diggin Lixnaw, Kevin Madden Cnoc Gorm, Tralee and Kay Stack Ballinorig. […]

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Churchill GAA Club News

Churchill GAA Club News

March 25, 2019 at 6:16 pm Comments are Disabled

Senior: Churchill 2-16; Waterville 1-11. Churchill came out on top in this lively Division 4 game played in breezy conditions in Churchill on Sunday afternoon.  Both teams settled well and were level at 2 points apiece after only 8 minutes with Cillian Fitzgerald and Michael O’Brien on target for the […]

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Na Gaeil GAA Club News

Na Gaeil GAA Club News

March 25, 2019 at 6:09 pm Comments are Disabled

Seniors    Na Gaeil entertained Austin Stacks in Killeen on Sunday in Round 2 of the County League in what was their first Division1 game on home soil. Playing with the aid of the breeze in the opening half Na Gaeil were first out of the blocks with midfielder Dan O’Connor […]

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Ballymacelligott GAA Club News

March 25, 2019 at 6:03 pm Comments are Disabled

Round 2 of The County League Ballymac v Glenbeigh/ Glencar Sunday 24/03/19 A spritely game in Beaufort resulted in a well deserved win 1-11 to 0-10 for Glenbeigh over Ballymac. An opening onslaught from the Ballymac men threatened to put Glenbeigh to the sword but wasted chances kept the teams […]

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Abbeydorney GAA News

Abbeydorney GAA News

March 25, 2019 at 5:55 pm Comments are Disabled

Senior Hurling Abbeydorney             0:08 St Brendans Ardfert  2:19 Abbeydorney senior team suffered a heavy defeat at the hands of St Brendans Ardfert on Friday night last 22nd March, on an evening when nothing went right for the Abbeydorneys boys. St Brendans gave a powerful display […]

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John Mitchels GAA Club News

John Mitchels GAA Club News

March 25, 2019 at 5:51 pm Comments are Disabled

UNDER 8’S John Mitchel’s U8 Boys had another great session last Sunday morning. The session started with a group warm up followed by a few fun games. After the fun games things got a bit competitive with a very enjoyable hand passing game with some great skills on show. Next […]

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Tralee Parnells GAA Club News

Tralee Parnells GAA Club News

March 25, 2019 at 5:41 pm Comments are Disabled

Odd Socks: Our Camogie women had an Odd Socks training session Friday night to welcome players of all abilities to Tralee Parnells. Congrats Daire: Congrats from all in Tralee Parnells to Daire Keane who won the All-Ireland 40×20 Novice All Ireland handball final Saturday. Co. Under 16 Hurling League: Division […]

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Kieran Donaghy and Terry O'Brien celebrating in the Greyhound Bar on Sunday night. The two men were instrumental in setting up Tralee Warriors over three years ago. Photo by Dermot Crean

PHOTO GALLERY: A Day To Remember For Garvey’s Tralee Warriors

March 25, 2019 at 5:20 pm Comments are Disabled

THREE years, three trophies. Garvey’s Tralee Warriors sealed their first Men’s Superleague title in style yesterday to reach the top after just a few years in existence. The heavy lifting was done on Saturday night in Dublin against UCD Marian, when they overcame 12 point deficit with four minutes to […]

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Kerry Garda Division Chief Supt Eileen Foster.

New Garda Chief Supt For Kerry Takes Up Role Today

March 25, 2019 at 5:08 pm Comments are Disabled

CHIEF Superintendent Eileen Foster has officially taken up her role as the Divisional Commander for the Kerry Garda Division today. Speaking at Tralee Garda Station today, Chief Superintendent Foster said “I am delighted to be assigned as the new Chief Superintendent for the Kerry Garda Division. I am looking forward […]

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Gardaí Investigate Stolen Bike And Theft From Car Incidents

Gardaí Investigate Stolen Bike And Theft From Car Incidents

March 25, 2019 at 3:22 pm Comments are Disabled

GARDAI are looking for the public’s assistance in relation to two theft incidents over the past week. A bike was stolen at Brewery Road between 4pm on Friday, March 22 and 9am on Saturday, March 23. If anyone saw anything suspicious please contact Tralee Garda Station. Also, there was a theft […]

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“Catch him Derry’…Derry Fleming, Staff member at Castleisland Credit Union, (who’s family video went viral trying to catch the infamous bat) at the launch of a  new Agri Loan product called ‘Cultivate’ with Six Credit Unions in the Kerry/Cork region. The launch took place at the Gleneagle Hotel, Killarney. The Cultivate farm loans are for a wide variety of purposes, everything from working capital, cash flow, farm development, livestock purchase, farm machinery purchase, rural enterprise funding, and start up farm finance.Photo:Valerie O’Sullivan/NO REPRO FEE

Credit Unions Combine To Support Local Farmers

March 25, 2019 at 12:19 pm Comments are Disabled

EARLY milking was the order of the day on as six Credit Unions in the Kerry/Cork region joined forces to launch a new Agri Loan product called Cultivate. The launch held in The Gleneagle Hotel, Killarney was supported by farmers and industry experts alike. The Credit Unions involved are Ballincollig, […]

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Garda Car Rammed As Suspected Cocaine Worth €14,000 Seized In Tralee

Garda Car Rammed As Suspected Cocaine Worth €14,000 Seized In Tralee

March 25, 2019 at 11:47 am Comments are Disabled

GARDAI have charged a man in his 30s in relation to the seizure of suspected cocaine worth approximately €14,000 on Sunday in Tralee. He is due to appear before the courts at a later date. A man in his 20s and a woman in her 30s who were also arrested yesterday were released without […]

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Action from the game. Photo by Liam Ryan

REPORT/PHOTOS: A Memorable Comeback By Warriors Sets Up Title Showdown

March 24, 2019 at 2:38 pm Comments are Disabled

Alan Cantwell on that game last night which sees Warriors in pole position to secure title… Garvey’s Tralee Warriors 89 UCD Marian 84 It was dramatic, at times breathless…more often breathtaking. This was a basketball game for the ages and against considerable odds Garvey’s Tralee Warriors produced a stunning performance […]

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The Best Twitter Reactions To Warriors Win Last Night

The Best Twitter Reactions To Warriors Win Last Night

March 24, 2019 at 11:50 am Comments are Disabled

AS you all probably know, Garvey’s Tralee Warriors had massive win last night in Dublin against UCD Marian in a comeback for the ages. They were 12 points down at one stage in the final quarter but came back to force overtime and then won it. Amazing. If they win […]

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Pupil Barry Nagle (centre) with Joey, Eileen, Malachy and Katie Nagle at the Scoil Eoin Confirmation Day in Our Lady and St Brendan's Church on Friday. Photo by Dermot Crean

PHOTOS: Confirmation Day For Scoil Eoin Balloonagh Pupils

March 24, 2019 at 10:44 am Comments are Disabled

THREE classes from Scoil Eoin Balloonagh received their Confirmation at Our Lady and St Brendan’s Church on Friday. Bishop of Kerry, Ray Browne was present along with a number of clergy for the occasion and families packed the church as the pupils received the sacrament. Scroll down for photos…

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PHOTOS: #Tralee On Social Media This Week

PHOTOS: #Tralee On Social Media This Week

March 24, 2019 at 10:43 am Comments are Disabled

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… Pretty good work by Bolger Fabrication… We were honoured to be part of the Greenway initiative this week. We fabricated and installed […]

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Megan and Erin O'Sullivan with parents Paul and Caroline at House of Glamour on Saturday morning. Photo by Dermot Crean

Megan And Erin Chop The Locks For Rapunzel Foundation

March 24, 2019 at 10:39 am Comments are Disabled

TWO sisters decided to do a wonderful thing on Saturday morning before they went off to celebrate their birthdays. Erin and Megan O’Sullivan from Tralee chopped off their hair at House of Glamour on Castle Street and donated it to the Rapunzel Foundation. Erin is a sixth class pupil and […]

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Roger Harty: Do The Opposite (Part 2)

Roger Harty: Do The Opposite (Part 2)

March 24, 2019 at 10:38 am 2 comments

LAST week I wrote about ‘Do The Opposite’ (click here for previous column) and I want to continue on that theme. Most people will go for a hot shower in the morning but something I have discovered in recent years, the benefits of a cold shower. Yes, it is a […]

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Presentation Tralee students, at back; Eva Valor, Julia Szarota, in front, Róisín Buckley, Aoibhe McKenna and Erica Lucid with their Peann2 product at the Kerry County Council Student Enterprise Awards at the IT Tralee on Friday. Photo by Dermot Crean

PHOTOS: Young Entrepreneurs Excel At Student Enterprise Awards

March 23, 2019 at 10:24 am Comments are Disabled

THE County Final of the Kerry County Council Annual Student Enterprise Awards was held  on Friday in the IT Tralee and a Tralee school won the most Enterprising School Award. Presentation Secondary School won the award for its work in fostering entrepreneurship within the school and was presented with the […]

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Katherine Lynch (RTÉ’s “Wagons Den”), Cheryl Fergison (EastEnders favourite Heather Trott), Maureen Nolan (The Nolans) and Casualty’s Rebecca Wheatley,

‘Menopause The Musical’ Coming To The INEC Next Month

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

FOLLOWING multiple sell out performances, the ultimate girls night out, “Menopause the Musical” is embarking on another Irish nationwide tour this spring with an all- star cast…and its coming to Kerry. This popular comedy hosts a cast of hormonal women, memory loss one-liners and innuendo-laden versions of pop classics and […]

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Rahma Chairi and Alan O'Shea of Alvention Ltd with his Rodfendr product at the IT Tralee Enterprise Showcase on Friday. Photo by Dermot Crean

Businesses Compete For €5,000 In Funding At Enterprise Showcase

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

THE Busy Botanist was the winner of the €5,000 top prize in the annual IT Tralee Enterprise Showcase on Friday. This event provided an ideal opportunity for start-ups to make their pitch for the annual award. Exhibitors included past and current New Frontiers participants, IT Tralee Research Centres while information on […]

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