Archive for January, 2020

Jack Barry lays off a pass. Photo by Dermot Crean

Kerry Name Team To Play Galway On Saturday Night

January 31, 2020 at 8:04 pm Comments are Disabled

AFTER last week’s battle in Croke Park, it’s back home tomorrow night for the footballers with a clash against Galway in Austin Stack Park. Their Allianz National Football League Round 2 game throws in at 7pm and a big crowd is expected in Tralee. The starting 15 features three changes from […]

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Worst January Ever For Numbers Waiting On Trolleys At UHK

Worst January Ever For Numbers Waiting On Trolleys At UHK

January 31, 2020 at 1:50 pm Comments are Disabled

THIS January was the worst ever for patients waiting on trolleys at University Hospital Kerry. There were 418 patients on trolleys during the month, surpassing the previous high of 382 in January 2018, by around 10% and 40% up on last January’s figure of 297. Nationwide, 12,024 admitted patients went without […]

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The cigarette butt bins which will be installed soon by Tralee Tidy Towns.

New Cigarette Butt Bins To Be Installed Around Town Centre

January 31, 2020 at 12:05 pm 1 comment

SMOKERS are being encouraged to dispose of their cigarette butts responsibly in new bins around the town centre. The later Irish Business Against Litter report was very favourable to the town but it did highlight areas in the town centre where littering of cigarette butts was an unsightly problem Now, […]

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Dáithí Ó Sé launching his new stage show on The Mall in Tralee on Friday morning. Photo by Dermot Crean

Dáithí’s Bringing His New Stage Show To Tralee

January 31, 2020 at 11:42 am Comments are Disabled

POPULAR TV presenter and Rose of Tralee host, Dáithí Ó Sé, will bring his brand new stage show ‘Dáithí’s Rhyme With Reason’ to Tralee in May. His Kingdom of Kerry Tour, which will consist of three shows in Tralee, Listowel and Dingle, will be a hugely entertaining panel show with […]

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Tralee Chamber Alliance President Kevin McCarthy and Mayor of Tralee Jim Finucane with Chris Chong Whi and Bial Dong Mei at the opening of the Chinese New Year Festival in Tralee on Saturday. Photo by Dermot Crean

Six Things To Do In Tralee This Weekend

January 31, 2020 at 8:56 am Comments are Disabled

It’s a big weekend for sport and activity so let’s hope the weather is kind… 1. Final push with Poshey… THE annual ’31 Day January Challenge for Positive Mental Health’ finishes tonight and all are invited to come together for the final 5k. Over €13,000 has already been raised for […]

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Deputy Principal Shane Kissane, Dr Fatima Halim, Qintar Ameed, Rachel Fitzgerald, Anita Bodenham, Dr Ameed Ur Rehman and Noor Ul Ain at the Pakistani Cuisine and Eid Festival night at Mercy Mounthawk. Photo by Dermot Crean

Mercy Mounthawk Parents Sample Pakistani Cuisine

January 31, 2020 at 8:56 am Comments are Disabled

MERCY Mounthawk Parents’ Council hosted a ‘Pakistani Cuisine and Eid Festival’ night in the school on Thursday. The Parents Council launched an Intercultural Programme last November that is taking place throughout the academic year 2019/2020. Parents from different cultures within the school community are hosting a series of cookery demonstrations […]

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Cllr Says Communities Are Worried About ATM Sell-Off By Banks

Cllr Says Communities Are Worried About ATM Sell-Off By Banks

January 31, 2020 at 8:55 am Comments are Disabled

SINN Féin Councillor and General Election candidate for Kerry, Pa Daly, has said plans by Bank of Ireland and AIB plan to sell off ATM cash machines is causing deep concern in communities across the county. He called on the government to intervene in the situation via the Central Bank […]

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Attending the meeting in The Rose Hotel last night were Jean Foley, Kerry County Council; Dr Susan Lawlor; Mayor of Tralee Jim Finucane; Adam Harris of 'As I Am'; Jack Dowey and Jimmy Adams. Photo by Dermot Crean

Meeting Held On Autism-Friendly Initiative For Tralee

January 31, 2020 at 8:55 am 1 comment

THERE was a public meeting held in The Rose Hotel last night to help Tralee on its journey to be to becoming an Autism-Friendly town. Guest speaker and CEO of ‘As I Am’ — the Autism advocacy organisation — Adam Harris, was there and offered an insight into the initiative launched […]

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Parkrun Tralee To Celebrate Fifth Birthday With A Party This Weekend

Parkrun Tralee To Celebrate Fifth Birthday With A Party This Weekend

January 30, 2020 at 5:43 pm Comments are Disabled

THE good folks at Parkrun Tralee have something very special to celebrate this Saturday morning. They’ll be hosting a fifth birthday party and are inviting all park runners down to mark to milestone. There’ll be international visitors, lots of milestones from participants (including two double centuries of runs), a few […]

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‘Bands For Bubbles’ All Set For Benners On Friday Night

‘Bands For Bubbles’ All Set For Benners On Friday Night

January 30, 2020 at 2:23 pm Comments are Disabled

A NIGHT out to support a Tralee native has been organised for this Friday night which will see live bands and DJs entertain at Benners Hotel. ‘Bands For Bubbles’ is being held in aid of Siobhain Maher Sequeval. Siobhan (51), originally from Connolly Park and Doon, Listellick, now lives in France […]

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David Clifford on the attack. Photo by Dermot Crean

Big Crowds Expected In Town For Kerry V Galway

January 30, 2020 at 2:07 pm Comments are Disabled

TRALEE is preparing to welcome the Tribesmen to town this Saturday and a huge crowd is expected in Austin Stack Park, especially since it’s not being shown live on TV. Bars, restaurants and hotels can expect a welcome boost as hundreds of Galway fans are expected to make the journey […]

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Nuala Moore.

Water Adventurers To Speak At Fundraising Evening In The Meadowlands Hotel

January 30, 2020 at 12:19 pm Comments are Disabled

A GUINNESS World Record holder is hosting a presentation on her swim to the most dangerous waters in the world at The Meadowlands Hotel on Monday, February 10 at 7.30pm. Nuala will explain with what it takes to prepare your mind to swim at extreme temperatures, what it takes to lower […]

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Green Party candidate Cleo Murphy (centre) with Tralee canvassers in Caherslee.

Green Candidate Wants Tralee To Get Its Own Town Council Back

January 30, 2020 at 10:39 am 1 comment

THE Green Party candidate for Kerry wants to see Tralee get back its own town council to focus on the specific needs of the county capital. The Green Party’s manifesto is proposing to introduce district councils, similar to the abolished town councils, but with greater responsibility for the rural hinterland. […]

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Recovery Haven Opens Its Doors For World Cancer Day

Recovery Haven Opens Its Doors For World Cancer Day

January 30, 2020 at 10:21 am Comments are Disabled

TO mark World Cancer Day, Recovery Haven Kerry will host an Open Day and Afternoon Tea at its base at 5 Haig’s Terrace, Killerisk, Tralee on Tuesday next, February 4, from 1-3pm. Everyone is invited to pop in for a cuppa and see for themselves the wonderful services provided by […]

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Na Gaeil captain, Eoin Doody, at Gaelscoil Mhic Easmainn on Tuesday. Photo by Dermot Crean

PHOTOS: Primary Schools Welcome All-Ireland Champs Na Gaeil

January 29, 2020 at 2:13 pm Comments are Disabled

THE celebrations continued this week for Na Gaeil GAA Club as some of the panel and management visited primary schools on Tuesday. They were crowned All-Ireland Junior Club champions after victory in Croke Park on Saturday afternoon and have enjoyed the past few days marking the momentous win. They toured […]

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Tralee Hotel Wins Merit Award From CIE Tours International

Tralee Hotel Wins Merit Award From CIE Tours International

January 29, 2020 at 1:09 pm Comments are Disabled

A TRALEE hotel was among the businesses celebrating after three Gold Awards and 13 Merit Awards were presented to hotel and tourist attraction operators in the county by CIE Tours International. Ballygarry House Hotel won a Merit Award while there were three Gold winners in the Killarney area in Cahernane […]

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Chloe Jenkins.

Fundraising Dance In Killorglin To Help ‘Chloe’s Journey’

January 29, 2020 at 11:35 am Comments are Disabled

A FUNDRAISING dance will be held in The Manor Inn Killorglin this Saturday for a young girl battling cancer. In March 2019, 14 month old Chloe Jenkins was diagnosed with Neuroblastoma; a very rare aggressive child cancer and one of the hardest cancers to cure. Chloe lives in Cork with […]

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Society Urges Kerry People To Bring Up Cancer Issue With Candidates

Society Urges Kerry People To Bring Up Cancer Issue With Candidates

January 29, 2020 at 11:10 am Comments are Disabled

THE Irish Cancer Society is asking its supporters in Kerry and across Ireland to bring up the issue of cancer on the doorsteps during the election campaign to improve the experiences of patients and save lives. The Society is contacting 100,000 of its supporters nationwide about its #CancerMatters campaign and […]

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Siobhan Reen, Liaison Nurse with the Jack & Jill Foundation accepts a cheque from Aoife Moynihan, Martin Moore and Mags O'Regan Quillinan after the Santa 5k Fun Run fundraiser held in December.

Santa 5k Run Raises Thousands For Jack & Jill Foundation

January 29, 2020 at 10:47 am Comments are Disabled

THE proceeds from a fun event held a couple of weeks before Christmas has raised thousands of euro for a children’s charity. The Tralee Santa 5k Fun Run saw the Tralee Bay Wetlands turn red and white on Sunday, December 15 where families got together in festive costumes for some […]

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Launching the Progressive Pathways event were, in front; Deirdre Kearin, NEWKD and Mairead O'Sullivan, SKDP. At back; Valerie Moore, IT Tralee; Linda O'Sullivan, Employability Kerry; Miriam Ryan, Employability Kerry; Pat O'Donovan, NEWKD and Kieran Barry, Department of Employment and Social Protection. Photo by Dermot Crean

Just Days To Go Until Progressive Pathways 2020

January 29, 2020 at 10:34 am Comments are Disabled

THE Progressive Pathways Fair returns again this year and it’s a great opportunity for people aged 16 or over, with health issues, illness, disability or other support needs, to find out more about their employment options. The Fair — which takes place at The Rose Hotel on this Friday, from […]

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Daly Says Sinn Féin Manifesto On Mental Health Will Meet Challenges Faced In Kerry

Daly Says Sinn Féin Manifesto On Mental Health Will Meet Challenges Faced In Kerry

January 29, 2020 at 10:19 am Comments are Disabled

SINN Féin General Election candidate in Kerry, Cllr Pa Daly, has said that it is the duty of legislators to do more with regards to mental health. Daly said that he believes that a different approach to the provision of mental health services is needed and says his party’s manifesto […]

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Brassil Wants Reform Of Ambulance Services In Kerry

Brassil Wants Reform Of Ambulance Services In Kerry

January 29, 2020 at 10:03 am Comments are Disabled

KERRY TD John Brassil has called for reform of the ambulance services in Kerry following reports that an ambulance crew from Macroom was tasked to a chest pain incident in a seaside North Kerry village an hour and a half’s drive away. This is despite guidelines from HIQA that say […]

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Principal Aoife Benton and teacher Maura O'Doherty in class at St John's Parochial School. Photo by Dermot Crean

Sponsored: See All St John’s Parochial School Can Offer This Week

January 29, 2020 at 9:23 am Comments are Disabled

PARENTS of young children starting school this September have a big decision to make over the coming months and a little school in the town centre is hoping they can help them make up their minds next week. St John’s Parochial School, located off Ashe Street adjacent to St John’s […]

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The Ballyheigue Badminton Tournament took place Ballyheigue Community Centre Sunday 26 January 
This photograph shows, The Division 4 Tournament winners, Radek Choromanski  Moyvane  &  Andrae Burke Limerick, along with Runners up Mary Bradley Kingdom Castleisland & Mike Lucid Ballyheigue.

Kerry Badminton Association News

January 28, 2020 at 5:06 pm Comments are Disabled

Kerry Badminton Association News by Ruth Concannon Championship Season Openers and Munster Medals In what has been a very busy two weeks of Kerry Badminton the first of the Kerry County Champions for 2020 has been decided. Friday evening on the 24th of January in the Aura in Killarney was […]

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Austin Stacks

Austin Stacks GAA Club News

January 28, 2020 at 4:56 pm Comments are Disabled

SPECIAL THANKS: to Colin Teahon and his company PTS who have been the Club’s main sponsor for the last eight seasons (2012-2019). At the recent Executive Committee Meeting a unanimous vote of thanks was passed thanking Colin and his company for their outstanding support during this period. The Executive are […]

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Abbeydorney players Niall O'Mahoney, Kieran Dineen and Jamesie O'Connor after their All-Ireland Junior Football Final win with Na Gaeil in Croke Park on Saturday evening

Abbeydorney GAA Club News

January 28, 2020 at 4:52 pm Comments are Disabled

CONGRATULATIONS : to Kieran Dineen, James O’Connor and Niall O’Mahoney who were part of the Na Gaeil Football Team that captured the All-Ireland Junior Football Club Title in Croke Park last Saturday, January 25th. A fantiastic achievement for our players. Well Done to all involved OPERATION TRANSFORMATION : Our Operation […]

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Call For Candidates To Pledge Support For Family Resource Centres In Kerry

Call For Candidates To Pledge Support For Family Resource Centres In Kerry

January 28, 2020 at 4:07 pm Comments are Disabled

THE threats facing Family Resource Centres (FRCs) in Kerry – and nationwide – are being highlighted by the Family Resource Centre National Forum, the national representative body for FRCs. In the lead-up to the general election, the Forum has launched a campaign, #SupportingFRCs, calling on candidates to pledge their support […]

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(image from left to right Diarmuid Mulcahy Brandon, Siobhan de Paor Dingle, Tony Hughes Dublin & Dingle, Terri Murray Dingle, Mags O'Sullivan Tralee)

Kerry People Take Part In Protest Against 5G

January 28, 2020 at 3:34 pm Comments are Disabled

CAMPAIGNERS  from Kerry travelled to Dublin to join people from all over the country to take part in the Global Day of Protest against 5G. This peaceful protest commenced at 1pm outside the main gates of St Stephens Green and this was followed by a march down Grafton Street and then […]

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Nicolas Larkin, Amy Darcy and Conall MacTheinthir, three of the five medal winners of Tralee Rowing Club at the Irish Indoor Rowing Championships 2020, accompanied by their fellow rowers at the club gym in Tralee.

Fantastic Five Medals Won By Tralee Rowing Club Members

January 28, 2020 at 10:44 am Comments are Disabled

TRALEE Rowing Club won five medals at the Irish Indoor Rowing Championships (IIRC) on Saturday at the Sports Arena in UL, Limerick. The club had a great representation with almost 50 entries to the national championships, with four young athletes and one adult coming back to Tralee with medals. The […]

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Bishop Ray Browne with teachers, Principal Anne O'Callaghan and Deputy Principal Robert O'Flaherty, on his visit to CBS Tralee last week.

PHOTOS: Bishop Visits CBS Tralee To Prepare For Catholic Schools Week

January 28, 2020 at 10:43 am Comments are Disabled

CATHOLIC Schools Week is running this week until Sunday and provides an opportunity to reflect on how Catholic schools contribute to education. This year, the theme for Catholic Schools Week is; ‘Living in Harmony with God’s Creation.’   The Diocese of Kerry prepared for this week through an engagement with a number […]

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