Archive for April, 2019

Irene O'Sullivan, Aoife Crowe and Ryan Magee at the Wild Mind Festival on Saturday. Photo by Dermot Crean

PHOTOS: Take A Walk On The Wild Side In Fenit

April 28, 2019 at 10:19 am Comments are Disabled

AFTER a, literally, shaky start thanks to Storm Hannah, the Wild Mind Festival in Fenit continued on Saturday and brought an exciting programme of events. The Wild Mind outdoor festival is a celebration of the natural environment, nestled between the Kerry mountains and the Wild Atlantic Ocean for people to […]

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Alison McGaley models an outfit from Annbury's during the fundraiser at Guiney's on Friday morning. Photo by Dermot Crean

PHOTOS: Fashion Show And A Cuppa At Fundraiser In Guiney’s

April 27, 2019 at 10:26 am Comments are Disabled

BEFORE the storm hit on Friday, staff from Guiney’s on Abbeycourt held a coffee/fashion morning in aid of the Palliative Care Unit. Organised by Eileen O’Mahony and Alison McGaley, stylist Danny Leane of Annbury’s Boutique hosted a fashion show featuring outfits from his own store and Guiney’s. There was free […]

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Former Kerry footballer Marc Ó Sé lends his support to the upcoming fundraiser at Carraig Donn for the Chemotherapy Day Care Unit. He is joined by fundraising committee member Mikey Sheehy, Carraig Donn Store Manager Catherine O'Sullivan, Mary Fitzgerald and Cora Walsh of the fundraising committee. Photo by Dermot Crean

Carraig Donn To Host Fundraiser For Chemotherapy Day Unit At UHK

April 27, 2019 at 10:25 am Comments are Disabled

A POPULAR business in the heart of Tralee will be even busier next Friday, May 3, as they host a fundraising coffee morning. Carraig Donn will host the event between 10am to 2pm to raise funds for a new Chemotherapy Day Unit at University Hospital Kerry. The store will also […]

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Aonghus McAnally.

Well Known Singer/Actor To Play Concert In North Kerry Church

April 27, 2019 at 10:24 am Comments are Disabled

THE parish of Moyvane is fast gaining a growing reputation for hosting some well-known names in concert and this year promises to be no exception with the arrival of leading entertainer and RTE personality Aonghus Mc Anally to the Church of the Assumption on Tuesday, May 21st. Aonghus is widely […]

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Know Your Rights: Recognition Of Your Qualifications

April 27, 2019 at 10:24 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 returning to Ireland from Australia where I have been working and living for the last 10 years. I received my degree from the University of Melbourne. I […]

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Storm Hannah Passes Without Too Much Impact In Tralee Area

Storm Hannah Passes Without Too Much Impact In Tralee Area

April 27, 2019 at 9:51 am Comments are Disabled

APART from a fallen tree on Dan Spring Road, debris on some outlying roads and power outages in some areas, Storm Hannah didn’t cause too much damage in town last night. However, other areas of the county saw many trees blocking roads in north and south Kerry. Clash road in […]

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Looking forward to the Nuns record breaking attempt in the Town Park next month in aid of Tralee Rowing Club were, in front, Co-ordinator of Féile na mBláth Festival Bryan Carr and Celine Cusack. At back; Rosie Giles, Dan Devane, Heidi Giles, Glen Wells, Brian O'Sullivan, Miriam Pope, Con O'Connor of Pieta House and David Fitzgerald. Photo by Dermot Crean

Tralee Rowing Club Asks People To Help Them In Bid To Be The Best Bar Nun

April 26, 2019 at 4:46 pm 1 comment

TRALEE Rowing Club has a habit of holding some great fundraisers but they’ll be wearing them when they attempt to break a world record next month. The launch of the Tralee Nun Challenge took place on Thursday at the Rowing Club boathouse by the Marina. The Tralee Nun Challenge will […]

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Status Red Wind Warning For Kerry This Evening

Status Red Wind Warning For Kerry This Evening

April 26, 2019 at 4:00 pm Comments are Disabled

A STATUS Red Wind warning has been issued for Kerry this evening. Northwesterly winds, associated with Storm Hannah, will reach mean speeds in excess of 80km/h with violent gusts of 130 to 150 km/h in places this evening between 6pm and 8pm. People are advised to avoid travel and not […]

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Status Orange Wind Warning To End Earlier Than Previously Reported

Status Orange Wind Warning To End Earlier Than Previously Reported

April 26, 2019 at 12:30 pm Comments are Disabled

THE Status Orange wind warning for Kerry will end earlier than previously reported by Met Eireann. Meanwhile, a Red Status Wind Warning has been issued for County Clare. The warning for Kerry comes into effect from 4pm today until 1am on Saturday, not 5am as previously reported, although it will […]

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The new road at Kildorrery bends.

New €11m Road To Improve Connectivity Between Tralee And South Kerry

April 26, 2019 at 12:03 pm Comments are Disabled

A NEW 3.5km road between Milltown and Killorglin which was opened today provides an improved road surface and shorter journey times for approximately 7,000 vehicles per day. The N70 Kilderry Bends Improvement Scheme was officially opened by the Minister of State at the Department of Transport, Tourism and Sport, Brendan […]

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Paddy Stack of Kerry Astronomy Club, John Dolan of the Irish Astronomical Society and exhibition co-ordinator, Cathaoirleach of Kerry County Council Cllr Norma Foley, Cllr Jim Finucane, Steve Lynott of Kerry Dark Sky Reserve and Kerry County Librarian Tommy O'Connor  at the opening of the Images of Starlight Exhibition at Tralee Library on Thursday evening. Photo by Dermot Crean

PHOTOS: A Stellar Exhibition Opens At Tralee Library

April 26, 2019 at 10:02 am Comments are Disabled

A MAJOR exhibition featuring on the night sky by members of the Dublin-based Irish Astronomical Society has just opened at Tralee Library and will continue for the next two weeks. The “Images of Starlight” Exhibition is a stunning collection of sixty images of stars, planets, galaxies and other space objects […]

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John Banville.

Booker Prize Winning Novelist To Speak At Casement Gathering In Tralee

April 26, 2019 at 10:02 am Comments are Disabled

WELL-KNOWN writer and 2005 Booker Prize winner, John Banville, will speak at a Tionól Mhic Easmainn ‘evening’ in Meadowlands Hotel, Tralee, on Thursday, May 2, at 8pm. Mr Banville will give his views on the 1916 patriot, Roger Casement on the invitation of The Casement Gathering organising committee, under the […]

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The Kerry Choral Union at the Celebration of Light at the Tralee Bay Wetlands on Wednesday evening. Photo by Dermot Crean

Five Things To Do Around Tralee And Beyond This Weekend

April 26, 2019 at 10:00 am Comments are Disabled

After the wind and rain of Friday night, you might get a chance to make your way to some of these events over the weekend when it all dies down… Saturday 1. Free your Wild Mind… FENIT is the place to be on Saturday and Sunday for with an exciting […]

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Chill Out With A ‘Spring Yoga Brunch’ During Bank Holiday Weekend

April 25, 2019 at 4:19 pm Comments are Disabled

IF your looking for a relaxing break from the fun of the Tralee Food Festival, The Ashe Hotel have the ideal event on the Sunday (May 5) of the Bank Holiday Weekend. They will hold a ‘Spring Yoga Brunch’ which consists of a peaceful 1hr 15mins Vinyasa Yoga practice with Maeve […]

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At the launch of the Connect Kerry Women In Business Awards at Bank of Ireland on Thursday were, front from left; Madeleine Doyle of The Rose Hotel, Head of Bank of Ireland Kerry Deirdre Twomey and Margaret Kissane of Connect Publications. At back; Tim Kelliher and Theresa Kelliher of Kelliher's Toyota, Carmel Russell of That's Perfect, Mary Lucey Principal of Kerry College of Further Education, Bank of Ireland Tralee Manager Gerry Enright and Nathan McDonnell of Ballyseedy Home and Garden Centre. Photo by Dermot Crean

Nominees Sought For Connect Kerry Women In Business Awards

April 25, 2019 at 3:27 pm Comments are Disabled

CONNECT Publications has formally made the final call for applications for nominations for the Annual Connect Kerry Women in Business Awards this morning. Now in its 5th year the awards, which will take place on Friday, June 7 at The Rose Hotel, recognise the work ladies do all over the […]

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Council Issues Advice After Status Orange Wind Warning Issued For Kerry

Council Issues Advice After Status Orange Wind Warning Issued For Kerry

April 25, 2019 at 12:51 pm Comments are Disabled

MET Éireann has issued a Status Orange weather warning for very strong winds in Kerry on Friday evening and Saturday morning. A Status Orange warning is the second highest level of warning which is issued by the national forecaster. Kerry County Council’s Local Coordination Team – which includes council management, […]

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The Story Of The Original Rose Of Tralee To Be Told In New Book

The Story Of The Original Rose Of Tralee To Be Told In New Book

April 25, 2019 at 11:36 am Comments are Disabled

A NEW book about the story behind the original Rose of Tralee, Mary O’Connor, will be released on May 1. In the tradition of bestselling historical novels ‘Becoming Belle’, ‘The Signature of all Things’ and ‘Love is Blind’, comes ‘The First Rose of Tralee’ from Patricia O’Reilly. According to the […]

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The new Sea Salt Cafe and lounge area at the Manor West Hotel on Wednesday afternoon. Photo by Dermot Crean

PHOTOS: A Look At The New Sea Salt Coffee Shop And Dining Space At Manor West Hotel

April 25, 2019 at 11:06 am Comments are Disabled

IT’S well worth a visit to the Manor West Hotel to see the exciting new addition which has seen a transformation to the lobby area. SeaSalt consists of a fabulous new coffee shop and dining area, beautifully designed using fresh colours and bringing a busy but at the same time chilled out […]

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Kerry GAA’s ‘Night Of Champions’ To Take Place In June

Kerry GAA’s ‘Night Of Champions’ To Take Place In June

April 24, 2019 at 3:27 pm Comments are Disabled

KERRY GAA’s annual fundraising night at the dogs at the Kingdom Greyhound Stadium will go ahead on Friday, June 14. Buster tickets are currently on sale from the Committee members and from the County Board office. As in previous years, the main event will be the ‘Race of Champions’. You […]

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Looking forward to the Vintage Tea weekend in Ardfert were Siobhan Hussey, Josephine O'Riordan, Phil Stack and Patrick O'Riordan. Photo by Dermot Crean

Hundreds Expected For Fundraising Vintage Tea Event In Ardfert This Weekend

April 24, 2019 at 9:42 am Comments are Disabled

A FANTASTIC vintage tea weekend is taking place over the coming weekend in Ardfert and organisers are hoping the public gets behind the unique event. The cottage adjacent to the home of Josephine and Patrick O’Riordan is transformed into vintage tea rooms where everyone is encouraged to dress up in […]

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Looking forward to the Wild Mind Festival this weekend. Front Row; Sé O'Neill, Paddy Lucid,Ryan Harpur, David Lucid, Tom Lucid. Back Row; Mike O’Neill,Gráinne Sheppard, Prendiville. Photo Digimack Photography

Fenit To Host Wild Mind Festival Over Coming Days

April 24, 2019 at 9:41 am Comments are Disabled

FENIT is the place to be over the coming days for with an exciting programme of events where people can immerse themselves in our natural surrounds and foster our compassion for our planet. The Wild Mind outdoor festival is a celebration of our natural environment, nestled between the Kerry mountains and […]

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Tadhg Fleming is fired up for the Tralee Food Festival, pictured here with Noel Keane of Croí Restaurant. Photo by Dermot Crean

Packed Line-Up Of Events For Tralee Food Festival On May Bank Holiday Weekend

April 24, 2019 at 9:40 am Comments are Disabled

TRALEE Food Festival has moved from September to the May Bank Holiday Weekend with a bigger programme of tasty events planned for every palette. The new-look Tralee Food Festival, organised by Tralee Chamber Alliance and supported by Kerry County Council, has an extended Taste Trail, Live Demos, a Food and […]

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Pupils, staff and parents launch the Ardfert NS Cycle which takes place on Sunday, April 28. Photo by Dermot Crean

All Set For Annual Ardfert Cycle This Sunday

April 24, 2019 at 9:39 am Comments are Disabled

FINAL preparations are in place for the 6th Ardfert Annual Cycle this Sunday at 10am in aid of Ardfert  School Building Fund. This cycle provides the perfect opportunity for those preparing for the Ring of Beara / Ring of Kerry / Ring of Clare / Wild Atlantic Mizen  events later […]

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Austin Stacks Juvenile GAA Club News

April 23, 2019 at 4:17 pm Comments are Disabled

PEIL FAOI 6: Change of venue for this Sunday’s action as we head to Connolly Park. We will be adding an extra important session on Thursdays in May. PEIL FAOI 8/10: (i) Watch our for information via text regarding some Easter action. (Our Under 10s will play in Group 1 […]

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Tralee Golf Club News

Tralee Golf Club News

April 23, 2019 at 4:10 pm Comments are Disabled

Results and Events Sunday 21st April. Master Classic 3. Bailys Solicitors Results 1st David Spring (10) 42pts 2nd David Fitzgerald (3) 42 pts (Best Gross) 3rd Kieran Dinan (20) 41 pts 4th Brian Lennon (12) 39 pts 5th Michael Brosnan (21) 38pts Division 1 (Plus to 7.4) Gary O’Driscoll (5) […]

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Kerry Makes Top 10 List Of Most Instagrammable Places In Europe

Kerry Makes Top 10 List Of Most Instagrammable Places In Europe

April 23, 2019 at 4:02 pm Comments are Disabled

A GLOBAL travel website has named Kerry in the Top 10 most instagrammable destinations in Europe in a new survey, beating London, Paris, Rome and the Cote d’Azur. Big 7 Travel (part of Big 7 Media) has just announced an official ‘Instagrammable’ ranking of European places and Kerry comes in […]

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Man Carrying Blade Robs Another Man In Tralee Town Centre

Man Carrying Blade Robs Another Man In Tralee Town Centre

April 23, 2019 at 3:15 pm 1 comment

GARDAI in Tralee are investigating two separate incidents of robbery and assault on the streets of the town in the past week. Between 2.30pm and 3pm on Easter Saturday, a man was walking down a laneway off Ashe Street when he was approached by three males. One of them produced […]

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Warriors’ Pat Price Wins Coach Of The Year Award

Warriors’ Pat Price Wins Coach Of The Year Award

April 23, 2019 at 2:40 pm Comments are Disabled

THE awards keep on coming for Garvey’s Tralee Warriors. It has been announced that Pat Price has scooped the Basketball Ireland Men’s Superleague Coach of the Year award after a memorable end to the season that saw Warriors bring home the title for the first time. The awards were voted for […]

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Ken Edge, Conor Linehan, Oonagh Keogh and Mary Curran of the Whistleblast Quartet.

Tralee Students To Join Whistleblast Quartet For Free Concert At Siamsa

April 23, 2019 at 12:56 pm Comments are Disabled

MERCY Mounthawk and St Ita’s and St Joseph’s students have been working with the Whistleblast Quartet, who are putting on a free concert in Siamsa Tire next week. The WhistleBlast Quartet, (Ken Edge, Conor Linehan, Oonagh Keogh and Mary Curran) is enjoying a busy nationwide Composition Programme, funded by the […]

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Paul O'Connor and Michael Scannell of Kerry County Council, Dr Tim Horgan, Cathaoirleach of Kerry County Council Norma Foley, Cllr Sam Locke, Mayor of Tralee Graham Spring, Cllr Pa Daly and Cllr Jim Finucane at the unveiling of the monument at Pearse Park on Sunday. Photo by Dermot Crean

PHOTOS: Memorial To Kerry People Involved In Easter Rising Unveiled In Pearse Park

April 23, 2019 at 12:33 pm 1 comment

THE men and women from Kerry who took part in the 1916 Rising were honoured in Tralee on Easter Sunday at the unveiling of a commemorative stone in Pearse Park. The annual Easter Rising Commemoration organised by Kerry County Council saw a large attendance with relatives of those involved in […]

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