Archive for June, 2019

PHOTOS: #Tralee On Social Media This Week

PHOTOS: #Tralee On Social Media This Week

June 30, 2019 at 2:27 pm Comments are Disabled

Every week we compile photos of Tralee and beyond posted on Twitter and Instagram. If you’d like a photo to feature, just tag #Tralee and we’ll see it… Essential summer accessory…   View this post on Instagram   🍦🌞 Best 99 around 😋 . . . . . . . […]

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Here’s Where Residential Property Was Sold Around Tralee In May

Here’s Where Residential Property Was Sold Around Tralee In May

June 30, 2019 at 1:20 pm Comments are Disabled

THE most up to date statistics from the Residential Property Price Register shows that May was a busy month for sales with 19 properties changing hands around Tralee, fetching a total of €3,503,828. The property that sold for the most in the Tralee environs in May was a house in […]

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Worst June Ever For Number Of Patients Waiting On Trolleys At UHK

Worst June Ever For Number Of Patients Waiting On Trolleys At UHK

June 30, 2019 at 12:52 pm Comments are Disabled

THERE were 233 patients waiting on trolleys in University Hospital Kerry in June according to a new monthly analysis by the INMO. This is the highest number ever recorded in June since they began compiling the figures in 2006. The previous highest number for the month was 213 last year. […]

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Roger Harty:  Smile, It’s Good For You

Roger Harty: Smile, It’s Good For You

June 30, 2019 at 12:51 pm Comments are Disabled

IF we want to get on in life, which I’m sure any rational thinking person does, then it is very obvious that we should do things that are of benefit to us. Yes, I know I’m being a little pedantic when I say we should exercise daily, watch what we […]

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Seamus O'Mahony goes vintage on the Tralee 'Critical Mass' cycle on Friday evening. Photo by Dermot Crean

PHOTOS: Saddling Up For The ‘Critical Mass’ Cycle

June 29, 2019 at 1:04 pm Comments are Disabled

FINE weather for a cycle. Around 25 cyclists set off in the sunshine on a journey around Tralee on Friday evening as part of the first  ‘Tralee Critical Mass Cycle’ organised by the Kerry Cycling Campaign. Critical Mass is a mass bicycle ride that takes place on the last Friday […]

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The Tralee International Children's Games team and coaches with Mayor of Tralee Jim Finucane at The Rose Hotel on Friday evening. Photo by Dermot Crean

PHOTOS: Tralee Team Off To Russia For International Children’s Games

June 29, 2019 at 12:23 pm Comments are Disabled

SEVENTEEN young Kerry athletes are all set and ready to fly to Moscow and Ufa to represent Tralee ICG at this year’s International Children’s Games and Cultural Festival, which will be held from July 9th to 15th. Ufa is the capitol city of the Republic of Baskortostan, close to the […]

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A scene from 'Misty Button'.

Tralee Men’s Movie Wins Award At New York Film Festival

June 29, 2019 at 12:18 pm Comments are Disabled

MISTY Button, an Irish/American movie produced by two Tralee men has won the ‘Audience Choice Award’ at the Soho International Film Festival in New York. The film was written and directed by Tralee native Seanie Sugrue and co-produced with another Tralee filmmaker Bertie Brosnan. Corkmen portray the two leads Cillian […]

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Know Your Rights: Nursing Home Contract Of Care

June 29, 2019 at 11:52 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 have chosen a nursing home to live in and have been asked to sign a contract. I’m not sure what to look out for. What should be included […]

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Bishop Ray Browne.

Bishop Announces Clerical Changes In The Kerry Diocese

June 28, 2019 at 4:40 pm Comments are Disabled

A NUMBER of clerical changes in the diocese have been announced by Bishop of Kerry Ray Browne today, but none affect parishes in the Tralee area. In a statement on the Diocese of Kerry website, the Bishop thanked three retiring priests — Msgr. Dan O’Riordan, Very Rev. Luke Roche and […]

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Woman Dies After Road Crash In Ardfert Village

Woman Dies After Road Crash In Ardfert Village

June 28, 2019 at 3:00 pm Comments are Disabled

Gardaí in Tralee, are appealing for witnesses following a fatal road traffic collision this morning, Friday June 28th 2019. At approximately 11.25am Gardaí and Emergency Services attended the scene of a single vehicle collision at Farranwilliam, Ardfert, not far from the junction in the centre of the village. A female […]

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Five Things To Do In Tralee And Beyond This Weekend

Five Things To Do In Tralee And Beyond This Weekend

June 28, 2019 at 11:26 am Comments are Disabled

The summer holidays have finally arrived for primary school children and the weather is set to be mainly dry and sunny. What to do then… Friday 1. On yer bike… Organised by the Kerry Cycling Campaign, the ‘Tralee Critical Mass Cycle’ will start from the Square at 6.30pm (people are […]

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The bee apiary on the grounds of Ballygarry House Hotel.

Someone Stole A Beehive From Ballygarry House Hotel

June 28, 2019 at 10:39 am Comments are Disabled

ALL at Ballygarry House Hotel were shocked on Tuesday morning to discover one of their beehives had been stolen during the night. The hotel set up a bee apiary on the hotel grounds some months ago with a number of hives surrounded by a wildflower meadow, with the aim of […]

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One of the Homesavers stores.

Homeware Chain Recruiting Staff For New Store In Manor Park

June 28, 2019 at 9:56 am Comments are Disabled

A NEW chain of homewares stores is planning on opening a new outlet in the Manor Business Park soon. Although a representative from Homesavers would not comment on how many jobs would be created or when the new store would open, they said the company is looking for staff and […]

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Radio Kerry Journalist Wins At Justice Media Awards

Radio Kerry Journalist Wins At Justice Media Awards

June 27, 2019 at 5:58 pm Comments are Disabled

A RADIO Kerry journalist has been announced as a winner at the 28th annual Justice Media Awards. Annascaul native Eamonn Hickson won the Newcomer Of The Year award at Blackhall Place, Dublin 7, with 35 awards and merits presented to the deserving winners. 120 of Ireland’s leading journalists gathered at the […]

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Noel Keane of the TraleeCulinary Gangsters at the launch of 'Vegtopia' the book at Croí Restaurant on Princes Street on Wednesday. Photo by Dermot Crean

PHOTOS: New Book About All Things Vegetable-Related Launched In Tralee

June 27, 2019 at 4:05 pm Comments are Disabled

A NEW book about all things concerning vegetables was launched at  Crói Restaurant on  Princes Street last night. Noel Keane from Croí along with the Tralee Culinary Gangsters have compiled the book after the success of last year’s Vegtopia Festival which saw a range of sold-out events in town last […]

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The Derryquay NS sixth class pupils Thomas Sheehy, Saoirse Mehigan and Diarmuid Waugh (missing is Ryan Houlihan) with retiring principal Siobhan Uí Dhonaill and teacher Bríd Nic Gearailt. Photo by Dermot Crean

Siobhan Says Goodbye To Pupils, Staff And Parents At Derryquay NS

June 27, 2019 at 3:35 pm 1 comment

THERE were a few tears shed and lots of ice-cream eaten at Derryquay NS on Wednesday as the school said farewell to their principal and the graduating sixth class pupils. Siobhan Uí Dhonaill from Tralee has been principal of the school since 2013 and quickly became endeared to the school […]

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New courses at Cappanalea are due to start soon.

Thinking Of A Career In Adventure Tourism? Kerry ETB Has The Answer

June 27, 2019 at 2:46 pm Comments are Disabled

AH the outdoors! With this weather it’s tempting to look at a career where you spend your time out in the fresh air. Well Cappanalea Outdoor Education and Training Centre (OETC) are now recruiting for their highly rated Level 5 and Level 6 (Advanced) programmes which start in mid/late July. […]

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Set dancers set the floor alight in Milltown with the Shandrum Ceilí Band.

Great Fun At Fleadh Cheoil In Milltown Over Last Weekend

June 27, 2019 at 11:33 am Comments are Disabled

FLEADH Cheoil Chiarraí was a wonderful family event this year in Milltown, with Sunday’s family fun day a huge success despite the weather. “The weather actually helped in a way”, said PRO Chris Horan. “All events were moved indoors and brought people together.” The Denis Courtney Memorial Street Entertainment Competition, […]

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Mark Doe’s Tips For A Great Barbecue

June 27, 2019 at 11:01 am Comments are Disabled

As the weather heats up, Mark Doe of ‘Just Cooking’ cookery school in Firies shares his tips for barbecuing and some amazing recipes too… Planning your barbecue  Firing up the barbecue is often seen as an opportunity for a bit of a party with neighbours or friends, but few of […]

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Mary Shanahan and Joe Hennebery of Kerry Hospice receive a cheque for €17,000 from Ger Bythell and the Wallace family at the Palliative Care Unit on Saturday.

Two Fundraisers See Over €19,000 Presented To Kerry Hospice

June 27, 2019 at 10:04 am Comments are Disabled

TWO cheques totalling over  €19,000 were presented to Kerry Hospice over the past few days after a fundraising dance and a marathon run in Killarney. Back in March, Ger Bythell took on the ‘Torcathon’ around Killarney’s Cardiac Steps and Torc mountain as a tribute to his sister, Ros Wallace, who […]

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Pictured (l-r) are Cork Airport Managing Director Niall MacCarthy and Peter Hotham, Deputy Executive Director at SESAR Joint Undertaking as Cork Airport is named Best Airport in Europe serving under five million at the ACI EUROPE Annual Assembly & Congress.

Cork Airport Named Best In Europe At Awards Ceremony

June 27, 2019 at 10:00 am Comments are Disabled

IT’S used by thousands of Kerry people every year and they must be doing something right over the border, as Cork Airport was named Best Airport in Europe serving under five million at the 29th ACI EUROPE Annual Assembly & Congress last night. The event was attended by over 400 aviation […]

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High Temperature Warning Issued For Kerry

High Temperature Warning Issued For Kerry

June 26, 2019 at 5:23 pm Comments are Disabled

MAKES a change from the wind and rain ones I suppose. You may have noticed the big yellow thing in the sky has made a bit of a comeback over the past few days. Well it’s here to stay for a while more and things are hotting up down here […]

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Cyclists Invited To Gather For ‘Critical Mass’ Event This Friday

Cyclists Invited To Gather For ‘Critical Mass’ Event This Friday

June 26, 2019 at 4:43 pm Comments are Disabled

AN event will be held this Friday evening and everyone with a bike is encouraged to call down for a leisurely cycle. Organised by the Kerry Cycling Campaign, the ‘Tralee Critical Mass Cycle’ will start from the Square at 6.30pm (people are asked to gather from 6pm). Critical Mass is […]

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Sixth class girls at their graduation at Blennerville NS on Tuesday evening. Photo by Dermot Crean

PHOTOS: Graduation Day Arrives For Blennerville’s Sixth Class Pupils

June 26, 2019 at 3:32 pm Comments are Disabled

IT’S clear that sixth class pupils will leave with priceless memories of their time at St Brendan’s NS in Blennerville, after a graduation ceremony was held at the school on Tuesday evening. After a blessing from Fr Francis Nolan and some words from Principal Robbie O’Connell, the pupils showed short […]

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Billy Ryle

Billy Ryle: CAO ‘Change Of Mind’ Deadline Is Approaching

June 26, 2019 at 10:31 am Comments are Disabled

Third level college applicants have until Monday, 1st July to submit a CAO ‘Change of Mind’. Billy Ryle looks at what this entails for students… CHANGE OF MIND With the State Exams concluding, the thoughts of exhausted candidates are no doubt turning to holidays, summer jobs and travel. But there […]

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Kerry Rose Sally Ann Leahy with Rosebuds Aoife, Alya and Sophie and Jessica Lewis and Clodagh Quane of Audiology Medical Services. Photo by Dermot Crean

Thirty-Two Rose Buds Chosen For 60th Rose Of Tralee Festival

June 26, 2019 at 10:18 am Comments are Disabled

THIRTY-TWO young girls have been selected as Rose Buds during the 60 year celebrations of the Rose of Tralee International Festival which will take place this August. Aged between 6 and 10, they were chosen from hundreds of applications from children in Ireland and abroad, with 24 of the final […]

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The Abbeydorney team. Photo by Mike O'Halloran

Abbeydorney GAA Club News

June 25, 2019 at 5:40 pm Comments are Disabled

FÉILE FUNDRAISING DRAW  : Congratulations to Martin Fealy, Ahamore who won the Bumper Hamper in our Féile Fundraising Draw. CLUB DRAW: The 2nd Draw will take place this Sunday, June 30th. Please have draw books in by 8.00pm. Draw will take place @ 9.30pm. Thanks once again for your support. […]

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Austin Stacks

Austin Stacks GAA Juvenile Club News

June 25, 2019 at 5:35 pm Comments are Disabled

Minor Champs- Pride of place this week goes to Luke Chester and Adam Curran who played their part in the Kerry minor win over Cork on Saturday. CAMPA PEILE ‘CÚL’ IÚIL: Kellogg’s GAA Cúl Football Camp will take place i bPáirc Uí Chonghaile from July 1st to July 5th. Have […]

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Tralee Golf Club News

Tralee Golf Club News

June 25, 2019 at 5:33 pm Comments are Disabled

MC 9 Adams Garage. Results & Fixtures. Results: 1st John Joseph O’Sullivan (19) 37pts 2nd Maurice G O’Connor (9) 37pts 3rd Sean Carmody (17) 37pts 4th Patrick O’Connell (19) 37pts 5th Patrick H Williams (13) 37pts Best Gross Jim O’Donovan (5) 35pts Division 1 Winner Kevin Lucey (6) 35pts Division […]

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Meadowlands Hotel To Be HQ For International Angling Championships Event In July

Meadowlands Hotel To Be HQ For International Angling Championships Event In July

June 25, 2019 at 3:31 pm Comments are Disabled

A MAJOR angling championships competition will have its headquarters in a Tralee hotel next month. The Irish Federation of Sea Anglers, (IFSA), a 32 county organisation, will host the 2019 Home Nation Shore Angling Championships in Kerry and the Meadowlands Hotel will be the base for the competition. It takes […]

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