Archive for March, 2019

Launching The Tom Crean Unsung Hero Cycle and family fun weekend, in aid of Down Syndrome Kerry,  which takes place on  Saturday 20th & Sunday 21st April this year, at Ballyseedy Home & Garden, Tralee. The event has no fee to participate but all donations to DSI Kerry are gratefully welcomed. The event is in partnership with the Tour de Munster, the annual charity cycle entering its 19th year this August. 
DSI Kerry’s ‘Tom Crean Unsung Hero Charity Cycle’ pays homage to renowned explorer Tom Crean. Back from left: Mikey Collins, Nathan McDonnell (Ballyseedy),  John Keoghane, Enda & Hugh O' Brien, Madeleine DOyle, Daniel Bohan, David Wallace, Aidan & Lucia O' Mahony, Kieran Donaughy, Emilie & Simone Leahy, .Front from left: Yann Carroll, Risteard Pierce, Kevin Donovan, Gerard Carroll and Catherine Duggan.Photo:Valerie O’Sullivan/FREE PIC

Ballyseedy To Host Fantastic Family Fun Weekend In Aid Of Down Syndrome Kerry

March 9, 2019 at 11:36 am Comments are Disabled

THE Tom Crean Unsung Hero Cycle and family fun weekend, in aid of Down Syndrome Kerry,  takes place this year on Saturday/Sunday, April 20/21, at Ballyseedy Home & Garden, Tralee. Last year was the first year of the event when over 250 cyclists took to the road raising much needed […]

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Cast members of the Light Opera Society of Tralee's production of 'Chicago' at Siamsa Tíre on Friday night. Photo by Dermot Crean

PHOTOS: Audiences Are Raving About ‘Chicago’ At Siamsa

March 9, 2019 at 11:35 am Comments are Disabled

THE latest production from the Light Opera Society of Tralee is garnering high praise indeed from members of the public and tonight it your last chance to catch it at Siamsa Tíre. ‘Chicago: A Musical Vaudeville’ has been described as the Society’s best ever production to the Musical Director, Aidan O’Carroll. […]

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The four recipients on the night who had Cups named in their honour. From left; Michael Corridan, Brid Murphy, Marion O' Neill and Junior Griffin. Photo by  Tom Bradley

PHOTOS: Junior Griffin Among Four Great Servants To Kerry Badminton Honoured

March 9, 2019 at 11:34 am Comments are Disabled

By Colm Griffin THE Kerry Badminton Association organised a special event for four former members of the executive committee of the organisation at the Riverside Hotel in Castleisland last Tuesday night (March 5th). Addressing a large audience made up of past and present members of clubs from throughout the county […]

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Know Your Rights: What Happens If You Lose Your Passport Abroad?

Know Your Rights: What Happens If You Lose Your Passport Abroad?

March 9, 2019 at 11:33 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 am going abroad with some friends. What happens if I lose my passport while I am travelling? Answer: If you are an Irish citizen abroad and your Irish passport […]

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McCann At The Movies: Latest ‘Lego’ Offering Is Simply A Fun Movie

McCann At The Movies: Latest ‘Lego’ Offering Is Simply A Fun Movie

March 9, 2019 at 11:32 am Comments are Disabled

John McCann says The Lego Movie 2 is a well constructed sequel for all the family… THIS week’s cinematic journey at Tralee Omniplex, saw the whole McCann family settle in their very comfy MAXX screen seats for the eagerly anticipated Lego movie sequel – the imaginatively title ‘Lego Movie 2’. […]

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Kerry Man Makes Final Of International Songwriting Contest

Kerry Man Makes Final Of International Songwriting Contest

March 8, 2019 at 5:54 pm Comments are Disabled

A RADIO Kerry presenter and singer-songwriter has seen his song chosen as a finalist in the International Song Writing Contest (ISC) this year. Some 19,000 entries were received for the competition and Cathal Flaherty’s ‘A Thousand Miles’ is the only Irish artist included in the final. The winning track is […]

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Coláiste Gleann Lí students Samia Ali, Aleksandra Skotka, Chantelle Allen and Sophie Foran who are representing Ireland at ‘She Runs’ event in Paris. Photo by Dermot Crean

PHOTOS: Kerry ETB Schools’ Students Off To Paris For ‘She Runs’ Programme

March 8, 2019 at 4:50 pm Comments are Disabled

TWELVE students from three of Kerry ETB’s schools will be representing Ireland on the ‘She Runs’ education programme. This flagship event will be held in Paris next week and the international programme aims to promote physical activity, develop leadership and empower female students through school sport. The three Kerry ETB schools […]

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MC Murt Murphy with panel Pat Healy, Bryan Cooper, Philip Enright, Berkie Browne, Tom Quane and Conor O'Neill at the Cheltenham Preview night in Skelper Quane's on Thursday night. Photo by Dermot Crean

PHOTOS: Great Turnout For Cheltenham Preview Night In Blennerville

March 8, 2019 at 11:53 am Comments are Disabled

TOP tips from the experts were handed out in Skelper Quane’s in Blennerville on Thursday night for their annual Cheltenham Preview night. MC Murt Murphy interviewed jockeys Bryan Cooper and Philip Enright  as trainer Tom Cooper, photographer Pat Healy, bookmaker Berkie Browne, Limerick Racecouse manager Conor O’Neill about the upcoming race […]

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Fr Piotr Delimat (second from right) with David Healy, Norma Foley and Bridie Healy at Fr Piotr's farewell party at St John's Parish Centre on Thursday night. Photo by Dermot Crean

PHOTOS: St John’s Parishioners Say Fond Farewell To Fr Piotr

March 8, 2019 at 11:36 am Comments are Disabled

A POPULAR priest was thanked for his work at farewell party in his honour at St John’s Parish Centre on Thursday evening. There was a good turnout for Polish native, Fr Piotr Delimat, who came to the parish in 2014 and made a great impression on his colleagues and parishioners. […]

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‘The Big Hello’ Weekend To Strengthen Community Ties And Tackle Social Isolation

‘The Big Hello’ Weekend To Strengthen Community Ties And Tackle Social Isolation

March 8, 2019 at 11:04 am Comments are Disabled

KERRY County Council, in conjunction with Kerry’s Local Community Development Committee (LCDC), is inviting applications for funding from local community-led events linked to the first ever Healthy Kerry Community Weekend which will take place on the May Bank Holiday Weekend. With the theme of ‘Wellbeing Across the Ages’, the event […]

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Teacher Ms O'Leary (seated) with Holy Family pupils dressed up as fictional characters for World Book Day on Thursday. Photo by Dermot Crean

PHOTOS: Holy Family Pupils Dress Up For World Book Day

March 8, 2019 at 10:41 am Comments are Disabled

HOLY Family NS was even more colourful than usual on Thursday with an array of outfits sported by the young pupils. The reason was World Book Day and the school went all out with a number of activities. “We celebrate the importance of reading for pleasure and this was certainly […]

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Mercy Mounthawk girls at the camogie blitz at Mercy Mounthawk on Thursday. Photo by Dermot Crean

PHOTOS: Mercy Mounthawk Hosts Camogie Blitz For Schools

March 8, 2019 at 10:06 am Comments are Disabled

FIVE schools from Tralee and beyond took part in a schools blitz yesterday at Mercy Mounthawk. Aimed at 1st to 3rd year pupils, teams from Pres Tralee, Pres Castleisland, Causeway Comprehensive, St Joseph’s Ballybunion and Mercy Mounthawk took to the pitches under the guidance of Laura Collins, Kerry Camogie County […]

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Cast members in 'Chicago'.

Five Things To Do This Weekend

March 8, 2019 at 9:41 am Comments are Disabled

Not a lot on this weekend, but you might find something of interest in the following… Friday 1. ‘Chicago’ in Siamsa… THE Light Opera Society of Tralee’s ‘Chicago: A Musical Vaudeville’  is being performed at Siamsa Tire, Tralee for this week with two performances left on Friday and Saturday at 8pm. […]

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Kerry Losing Out In Overall Garda Recruit Allocations Says Brassil

Kerry Losing Out In Overall Garda Recruit Allocations Says Brassil

March 7, 2019 at 4:02 pm Comments are Disabled

FIANNA Fáil TD for Kerry, John Brassil, says new figures from the Department of Justice reveal that Kerry is not getting its fair share of Garda resources. The stats – which outline what divisions recently qualified Gardaí were allocated to – show that over the past four years 41 Gardaí […]

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Funding Sought For Development Of Tralee Skate Park

Funding Sought For Development Of Tralee Skate Park

March 7, 2019 at 2:10 pm Comments are Disabled

SEED funding has been put in place for the development of a skate park in Tralee and an application for the balance has been put in with the Sports Capital Grant Fund. Kerry County Council was asked for an update on the development by Sinn Féin Cllr Toireasa Ferris at […]

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Warriors’ Pat And Paul Win Coach And Player Of The Month Awards

Warriors’ Pat And Paul Win Coach And Player Of The Month Awards

March 7, 2019 at 10:49 am Comments are Disabled

THE Basketball Ireland Players and Coaches of the Month for the month of February were announced yesterday and gave a bit of boost to Garvey’s Tralee Warriors before the weekend. In the Men’s Super League, it was double win for the Tralee side, with star guard, Paul Dick, picking up […]

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Phil Stack, Maureen O'Brien and Tina Cunningham of Recovery Haven with Gordon Saunders at the Pancake Tuesday fundraiser at Kirby's Brogue Inn. Photo by Dermot Crean

‘Pancake Tuesday’ Fundraisers Held For Recovery Haven And Enable Ireland Kerry

March 7, 2019 at 10:30 am Comments are Disabled

YET again the people of Tralee showed their generosity on Shrove Tuesday at fundraisers held around town to help out local charities. In Chopin’s Cafe on Ashe Street, Tom Sheehy from Ballyroe took his bike for a spinning session to raise funds for Enable Ireland Kerry. Having already raised around […]

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David Smith, Cian Lynch and Darragh Higson Spillane flipping pancakes in the 'Breakfast Club' kitchen at CBS The Green on Tuesday. Photo by Dermot Crean

PHOTOS: CBS Students Get Flipping For School’s Breakfast Club

March 7, 2019 at 10:10 am Comments are Disabled

HUNDREDS of CBS The Green students took part in a ‘Pancake Tuesday’ fundraiser at the school. Some students headed to the new ‘Breakfast Club’ kitchen to make pancakes for their fellow pupils. Teachers and pupils brought in cakes while Garvey’s Supervalu in Tralee also sponsored the goodies. Students could then […]

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New General Manager Appointed At The Kerryman

New General Manager Appointed At The Kerryman

March 6, 2019 at 5:09 pm Comments are Disabled

A TRALEE woman has been appointed as the new General Manager of The Kerryman newspaper group. Having joined the company in 1979, Siobhan Murphy has been the Sales and Marketing Manager since 2009. “I consider it a privilege to take the helm of a newspaper with such a long and distinguished tradition. […]

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Gardaí Arrest 12 People In ‘Operation Thor Day Of Action’ In Tralee

Gardaí Arrest 12 People In ‘Operation Thor Day Of Action’ In Tralee

March 6, 2019 at 4:18 pm Comments are Disabled

GARDAI  have arrested 12 people as part on an Operation Thor Day of Action in Tralee yesterday. Gardaí arrested seven people in relation to a number of recent incidents of burglary, theft, possession of drugs and public order. Five people have been charged, two will be summonsed to court and […]

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Participants in the Kerry Camino.

Special Kerry Camino Event In Tralee Next Week

March 6, 2019 at 2:16 pm Comments are Disabled

FOR those of you interested in the Kerry Camino, there is a special event next week where you can hear all about the event. Camino Conversations ‘Walking The Kerry & Spanish Caminos’ is on at St’ Johns Church Ashe Street on Thursday, March 14 at 7.30pm. Guest speakers will be […]

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Top Kerry Secondary School To Hold Open Day This Saturday

Top Kerry Secondary School To Hold Open Day This Saturday

March 6, 2019 at 11:46 am Comments are Disabled

A SCHOOL which is renowned for its high standard of Post-Primary education is holding an open day this Saturday. Coláiste Íde is a 7 day boarding school for girls situated in the Dingle Peninsula. With a capacity for 150 students, Coláiste Íde provides education through the medium of Irish. Coláiste Íde […]

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Anthony O'Gara and Ryan Baily Kelliher are the Grand Marshalls in this year's Tralee St Patrick's Day Parade. Also pictured is Mayor Of Tralee Cllr Graham Spring with, at back, Chairperson of the Parade, Johnnie Wall and Ryan's mom Janene Kelliher. Photo by Dermot Crean

Ryan And Anthony To Lead The Way At St Patrick’s Day Parade

March 6, 2019 at 10:06 am Comments are Disabled

THE organisers of the 2019 St Patrick’s Day Parade in Tralee have announced that not one, but two people will act as Grand Marshals for this year’s national holiday celebration in Kerry’s Capital town. 60 years of the Rose of Tralee International Festival in 2019 will be recognised through the […]

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Cast members in 'Chicago'.

‘Chicago’ Comes To Siamsa Tire This Week

March 6, 2019 at 8:31 am Comments are Disabled

THE Light Opera Society of Tralee’s ‘Chicago: A Musical Vaudeville’ with music by John Kander, lyrics by Fred Ebb, and book by Ebb and Bob Fosse is coming to Siamsa Tire, Tralee for four performances only from Wednesday to Saturday, March 6th to 9th. Set in roaring 20s Chicago, the musical is based on a 1926 play […]

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Get Top Tips At Skelper Quane’s Cheltenham Preview Night

Get Top Tips At Skelper Quane’s Cheltenham Preview Night

March 6, 2019 at 8:29 am Comments are Disabled

JOCKEYS Bryan Cooper and Philip Enright are among those who will share some of their tips for the Cheltenham festival at a ‘Preview’ night in Skelper Quane’s this Thursday, March 7. Racing fans will get the inside track from the jockeys as well as other well-known figures from the racing world […]

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Cara Credit Union staff with representatives of the five groups awarded Lauri Healy Sponsorship Awards.

Cara Credit Union Welcomes Funding Applications For Community Projects

March 6, 2019 at 8:25 am Comments are Disabled

NUMEROUS community groups and charitable organisations have already benefited from Cara Credit Union’s Lauri Healy Community Sponsorship Awards. Sean Roche, the Chairperson of Cara Credit Union’s Community Sponsorship Committee, said; “Cara Credit Union is very conscious of our ethos. One way of rewarding the trust and loyalty we receive from […]

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In conjunction with the Paddy Sugrue Doubles Tournament for the Chernobyl Childrens Charity fund which took place Tralee Sports Centre Sunday 03 March 
This photograph shows the winners of Division 5 competition....
L/R,  Aidan Reidy,Ballyheigue & Eva Browne Moyvane being presented with their Trophys  by Tom Clear Chernobyl Childrens Fund committee  along with runners up Deirdre McAuliffe Listowel  & Dan Browne Moyvane.

Kerry Badminton Association News

March 5, 2019 at 7:37 pm Comments are Disabled

By Colm Griffin CPC.ie County Doubles Championships Four more county titles were up for the grabs in Killarney on the first day of March as over 80 players contested the Men’s and Ladies Division 2 and Division 4 Kerry County Championship Doubles titles. In the Ladies Division 4 Section Moyvane […]

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Austin Stacks

Austin Stacks GAA Juvenile Club News

March 5, 2019 at 6:25 pm Comments are Disabled

PEIL FAOI 6 – MOUNTHAWK: Sunday morning training at 11am in the Mercy Mounthawk Gym. Another great session awaits! PEIL FAOI 8 – CNOC AN tSEABHAIC: Mercy Mounthawk is the place to be on Sunday morning next at 12.00. Seisiún maith eile romhainn!. FEISTEAS ‘DUBH IS ÓMRACH’: Club kits are […]

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Tralee Imperials Basketball Club News

Tralee Imperials Basketball Club News

March 5, 2019 at 5:47 pm Comments are Disabled

Training continues at the usual times Upcoming Fixtures 7/3 U16 Div1 Boys KCYMS v Imperials KILLORGLIN @19-00 U16 DIV1 Girls Imperials v St.Paul’s Presentation @19-15 U14 Div2 Girls TKBobcats Presentation @18-00 U12 Div1 Boys Rathmore v Imperials Rathmore @19-00 U12 Div3 Boys Imperials v Kenmare  Mounthawk @19-00 Academy Div1 Girls Imperials […]

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Cllr Calls For Meeting With Dunnes Stores About Vacant Town Centre Premises

Cllr Calls For Meeting With Dunnes Stores About Vacant Town Centre Premises

March 5, 2019 at 4:56 pm 1 comment

A FINE Gael councillor has called for a meeting with the management of Dunnes Stores nationally, about the possibility of allowing the council take a lease on their Tralee town centre premises. The large property on Bridge Street has been vacant for many years now and Cllr Jim Finucane said […]

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