Archive for May, 2019

Cllrs Pat McCarthy and Tom McEllistrim are set to lose their seats.

Two Tralee Municipal District Cllrs Set To Lose Council Seats

May 25, 2019 at 12:34 pm Comments are Disabled

TWO current Tralee Municipal District councillors are set to lose their Council seats today. Fine Gael Cllr Pat McCarthy and Fianna Fáil Cllr Tom McEllistrim were running in the Castleisland Local Electoral Area this time out, but tallies show both men are far behind the frontrunners Jackie Healy Rae and […]

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Sadhbh Norris, Fiona Vodopi, Ori Beqaj, Katelyn Crowe and Heidi Crean at the Mercy Mounthawk Graduation at St John's Church on Friday. Photo by Dermot Crean

PHOTOS: An Emotional Time As Mercy Mounthawk Students Enjoy Graduation Day

May 25, 2019 at 10:35 am Comments are Disabled

THE venue was different this year, but the emotions were the same for the sixth year students of Mercy Mounthawk who enjoyed their graduation ceremony on Friday afternoon. Of course they’ll see each other again at the exams, but it was still an emotional occasion at St John’s Church where […]

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Know Your Rights: Early Childhood Care And Education Scheme 

May 25, 2019 at 10:33 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: How do I access the Early Childhood Care and Education Scheme for my 2 year-old child? Answer: The Early Childhood Care and Education (ECCE) Scheme provides free early childhood care […]

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McCann At The Movies: A Highly Entertaining Biopic Of A Musical Icon

McCann At The Movies: A Highly Entertaining Biopic Of A Musical Icon

May 25, 2019 at 10:32 am Comments are Disabled

John McCann says ‘Rocketman’ is a magnificent celebration of a musical genius… FRESH from steering Bohemian Rhapsody to shore following Bryan Singers removal, director Dexter Fletcher takes on another icon of the music industry Elton John in the subject of this week’s movie review, Rocketman, currently showing at Tralee Omniplex. Fletcher, no stranger […]

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Principal of Mercy Mounthawk, John O'Roarke with their international basketballers Leeroy Idiahio, Tim and Sean Pollmann-Daamen and Daire Kennelly. Photo by Dermot Crean

Tralee Schools Basketballers Heading To Euro Championships This Summer

May 24, 2019 at 1:28 pm Comments are Disabled

THESE are heady days for basketball in Tralee. With the fantastic success of Warriors over the past few years, the town has gone basketball crazy, none more so than in the town’s secondary schools which are now producing some of the best talent in the country. Over in CBS The […]

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Gardaí In Kerry Conducting ‘Slow Down’ Day

Gardaí In Kerry Conducting ‘Slow Down’ Day

May 24, 2019 at 10:07 am Comments are Disabled

GARDAI in Kerry and around the country are conducting a national speed enforcement operation “Slow Down” Day, supported by the Road Safety Authority (RSA) and other stakeholders, from this morning at 7am until 7am on Saturday. The objective is to reduce the number of speed related collisions, save lives and […]

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Rachel Cleary, Emma Godley, Sophie Moriarty, Geri Mai O'Sullivan, Emily Pierse and  at the Brookfield College graduation night in the Ballyroe Heights Hotel on Thursday. Photo by Dermot Crean

PHOTOS: Graduation Night Arrives For Brookfield College Students

May 24, 2019 at 9:49 am Comments are Disabled

THE Leaving Cert students of Brookfield College gathered at the Ballyroe Heights Hotel last night for the annual graduation ceremony. Joined by their families, the students in the private college — who hail from all over the county and even beyond — enjoyed the ceremony which began with music from Elena […]

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Ballygarry Sponsors New €10,000 Ballymac GAA Scoreboard

Ballygarry Sponsors New €10,000 Ballymac GAA Scoreboard

May 24, 2019 at 9:48 am Comments are Disabled

THE new Ballymac GAA Electronic Scoreboard was launched on Thursday evening in Ballymac GAA pitch by the club’s main sponsor Pádraig McGillicuddy of Proprietor of Ballygarry House Hotel and Spa. Mr McGillicuddy spoke of their involvement with Ballymac GAA. “There is a long standing community involvement between Ballygarry House Hotel & […]

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Caoimhe Ní Loinsigh, Katie Ní Thóibín Breathnach, Kay de Barra, Lottie Ní Chárthaigh and Sibéal Ní Chathasaigh at the Gaelcholáiste Chiarraí Awards Night at Ballygarry House Hotel on Thursday night. Photo by Dermot Crean

PHOTOS: Honouring Achievements At Gaelcholáiste Chiarraí Awards

May 24, 2019 at 9:47 am Comments are Disabled

STUDENTS from Gaelcholáiste Chiarraí enjoyed the annual awards and graduation night  at Ballygarry House Hotel on Thursday night. The special guest speakers for the evening were Fitness expert Joe O’Connor and Jonathan Deane, a past pupil of the school. Awards were given out for sports, academic and cultural achievements with the […]

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Voters Reminded To Bring ID To Polling Stations Today

May 24, 2019 at 9:30 am 1 comment

VOTERS in today’s local and European elections and divorce referendum are reminded to ensure they bring identification to their polling station today. Polling stations opened at 7am this morning and will remain open until 10pm tonight. The following forms of identification are valid; A passport, driving licence, employee identity card […]

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Overall Student of the Year Ellie Foley with Deputy Principal Liam McGill, Muirne Egan and Principal Richard Lawlor at the Coláiste Gleann Lí awards on Thursday. Photo by Dermot Crean

PHOTOS: Celebrating Achievement At Coláiste Gleann Lí Student Awards

May 23, 2019 at 5:04 pm Comments are Disabled

THE annual Coláiste Gleann Lí Student Awards Ceremony took place today (on Thursday afternoon) amid a huge crowd of parents, friends and family who attended to support the school community in an action-packed ceremony. The 2018/2019 schoolyear was another huge success for the growing school which recently saw the official […]

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Annascaul’s Finest To Compete For National Enterprise Award Next Week

Annascaul’s Finest To Compete For National Enterprise Award Next Week

May 23, 2019 at 4:28 pm Comments are Disabled

ONE of Kerry’s best small businesses, Annascaul Black Pudding will represent Local Enterprise Office Kerry at the National Enterprise Awards on May 29 at the Mansion House in Dublin. Run by the 31 Local Enterprise Offices in the local authorities nationwide, the National Enterprise Awards are now in their 21st […]

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IT Tralee To Host Summer Camps To Foster Computer Skills And Entrepreneurship

IT Tralee To Host Summer Camps To Foster Computer Skills And Entrepreneurship

May 23, 2019 at 12:20 pm Comments are Disabled

IT Tralee has announced details of two low cost summer camps for young people aged between 10 and 16. The camps are named Goalmine and STEAMing Ahead and are based around fostering computer skills and entrepreneurship. Goalmine is a 5-day non residential living-lab experience targeted at secondary level students using […]

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St Pats GAA Dingle Way Challenge Returns

St Pats GAA Dingle Way Challenge Returns

May 23, 2019 at 11:41 am Comments are Disabled

IT’S proved a popular event over the past number of years so it makes sense that the terrific St Pats GAA Dingle Way Challenge would return again this year. Participants are encouraged to go along on Sunday, June 2, to discover the spectacular landscapes and seascapes of the Dingle Peninsula […]

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Former Kerry Star Mark O’Connor Close To Multi-Year Deal With AFL Side

Former Kerry Star Mark O’Connor Close To Multi-Year Deal With AFL Side

May 23, 2019 at 10:37 am Comments are Disabled

ANYONE hoping for a swift return of Mark O’Connor to help Kerry to an All-Ireland title will have their hopes dashed this morning if news from Australia is to be believed. The website AFL.com.au is reporting today that the former Kerry minor and Under 21 star is set to sign […]

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The new Workbench facility at Bank of Ireland in Tralee.

Dementia Awareness Training Workshop At Bank Of Ireland Workbench

May 23, 2019 at 9:45 am Comments are Disabled

A FREE breakfast workshop on Dementia Awareness Training for the business and retail sector will take place on Thursday, May 30 at the Workbench space at Bank of Ireland, Tralee from 8am-10am. Cork/Kerry Community Healthcare, in association with Tralee Chamber Alliance and the HSE are providing the training which will be given […]

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Minister Griffin Says Funding For Tralee-Fenit Greenway Will Be Announced In Coming Weeks

Minister Griffin Says Funding For Tralee-Fenit Greenway Will Be Announced In Coming Weeks

May 23, 2019 at 9:11 am Comments are Disabled

MINISTER of State for Tourism & Sport, Brendan Griffin, is today assuring people that he is totally confident of a positive announcement of substantial funding for the Tralee-Fenit and Listowel-Kilmorna Greenways in the coming weeks. Minister Griffin says that a competitive application process for greenway funding has just concluded within […]

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Action from the Kerry International Horse and Pony Race Meeting at Ballybeggan on Saturday. Photo by Dermot Crean

Racing Returns To Ballybeggan This Saturday

May 22, 2019 at 4:58 pm Comments are Disabled

RACING will once again take place at the Racecourse in Ballybeggan and a day of great entertainment is planned. For the past number of years, a Point-to-Point/Pony racing meeting has taken place and this Saturday will see a six-race card starting from 2pm. Of course it’s not just racing, as […]

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Siamsa Tíre Holding Auditions For Children And Adults

Siamsa Tíre Holding Auditions For Children And Adults

May 22, 2019 at 1:28 pm Comments are Disabled

SIAMSA Tíre, the National Folk Theatre of Ireland has announced its audition schedule for the National Folk Theatre Training Academy. Every year, Siamsa Tíre searches for the most talented traditional singers and dancers living in Kerry, starting from the ages of 7-12 years. For the first time, auditions will now […]

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Kerry Minor Team To Play Clare In Tralee Has Been Announced

Kerry Minor Team To Play Clare In Tralee Has Been Announced

May 22, 2019 at 1:07 pm Comments are Disabled

AFTER delivering a masterclass in their opening game against Cork earlier this month, the Kerry minors are in Tralee for their next outing in the Munster Championship. This time Clare provide the opposition so James Costello’s charges will be hoping for a performance akin to their 3-19 to 1-9 win […]

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The Holy Family team, winners in the Plate final.

PHOTOS: Mercy Mounthawk Hosts Tournament To Promote Basketball In Primary Schools

May 22, 2019 at 12:10 pm Comments are Disabled

TEAMS from primary schools around Tralee and beyond gathered in Mercy Mounthawk gym on Monday for a tournament aimed at promoting the game of basketball. The sport is enjoying a resurgence in popularity over the past few years thanks to the achievements of Garvey’s Tralee Warriors, so the organisers feel […]

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Don’t Close Dale Road To Two-Way Traffic Says Local Election Candidate

Don’t Close Dale Road To Two-Way Traffic Says Local Election Candidate

May 22, 2019 at 11:02 am Comments are Disabled

A CANDIDATE in the upcoming local elections has called for the Council to rethink closing a 2.2km stretch of the Tralee-Ballybunion Road to two-way traffic from the end of this month. Aontú Candidate in the Listowel Electoral Area, Sonny Foran, called for a Council to halt the proposed traffic diversion […]

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Aisling Foley and Mark Sullivan of The Rose Hotel, Mags O'Sullivan of The Aqua Dome, Sandra Leahy of Kerry County Museum, Declan Dowling and Heather Hartley of Kingdom Greyhound Stadium and Michaela Edwards of Wild Water Adventures at the Go Kerry — ‘Grow Your Business’ event at the Workbench space in Bank of Ireland Tralee on Monday evening. Photo by Dermot Crean

PHOTOS: Large Attendance At Tourism Event In Bank Of Ireland Tralee

May 22, 2019 at 10:43 am Comments are Disabled

THERE was a great turnout at Bank of Ireland Tralee branch on Monday as tourism business interests from around the county heard from experts in the industry. Around 100 representatives from local hospitality businesses registered their interest in attending the Go Kerry — ‘Grow Your Business’ in the Workbench event […]

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Austin Stacks GAA Juvenile Club News

May 21, 2019 at 8:10 pm Comments are Disabled

PEIL FAOI 6: Our boys will have football (i) in Caherslee on Sunday morning ag 11am and (ii) more football on Thursday at 5.45pm (17:45). All welcome. PEIL FAOI 8: (i) Our Sunday football in Caherslee will take place ag 11am. (ii) Under 8 football blitz: Wednesday 22nd (6.30pm) in […]

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Winners of Kerry County Championships Singles, Doubles and Mixed Champions from Div 1 to Div 5 for the 2018/19 season.

Kerry Badminton Association News

May 21, 2019 at 8:05 pm Comments are Disabled

FZ Forza Irish Graded Finals  Kerry badminton’s pride of place this week goes to Maeve Twomey (Killarney) and Elaine Hudson (Moyvane) on capturing All-Ireland titles for the county at the new National Indoor Arena in Dublin last Saturday (May 18th). In the morning the Kerry duo teamed up to play […]

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Tralee Golf Club News

Tralee Golf Club News

May 21, 2019 at 7:48 pm Comments are Disabled

Sun May 19th May MC 5 Ballybunion Exchange Casey Stephenson. Results & Fixtures. Results MC 5 1st Ross Dowling (15) 42 Points 2nd Willie Goulding (10) 38 Points 3rd Paudie Casey (15) 38 Points 4th Cormac Foley (12) 37 Points 5th Mikey G Sheehy (11) 36 Points Best Gross Score […]

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Kerry LGFA News

Kerry LGFA News

May 21, 2019 at 6:25 pm Comments are Disabled

Club Registration A reminder to all clubs that registration deadline is the 31st May 2019. Please make sure that all players are registered by this date Referee Course Kerry LGFA are hoping to run a Level 1 Referee course asap. After the course you will be qualified to referee all […]

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Churchill GAA Club News

Churchill GAA Club News

May 21, 2019 at 4:05 pm Comments are Disabled

Senior: Churchill will look to get back to winning ways this weekend when we welcome Castlegregory to Churchill on Sunday afternoon at 2pm. Both teams will be desperate for a win in this one following defeats for both in the last round, and the result could have a big bearing […]

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Joe Hennebery of Kerry Hospice accepts a cheque for €747 from Alison McGaley, Eileen O'Mahony and Anne Ahern of Guiney's, the proceeds of a coffee/fashion morning at the store last month. Photo by Dermot Crean

Guiney’s Staff Raise Funds For Palliative Care Unit

May 21, 2019 at 3:50 pm Comments are Disabled

STAFF from Guiney’s on Abbeycourt held a coffee/fashion morning in aid of the Palliative Care Unit back on April 26 and managed to raise a lot of money. Joe Hennebery from the Kerry Hospice was at the store on Monday to collect a cheque for €747. Organised by Eileen O’Mahony […]

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Local Authority Needs To Build More Houses Says Tralee Area Sinn Féin Candidate

Local Authority Needs To Build More Houses Says Tralee Area Sinn Féin Candidate

May 21, 2019 at 3:36 pm Comments are Disabled

SINN Féin local election candidate Cathal Foley has said that local authorities need to get back to what they did best in the past by building social and affordable housing. Mr Foley – who is running in the Tralee Electoral Area in the local elections which take place on this […]

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