Archive for February, 2020

Suspected cannabis plants seized yesterday in Kenmare.

Gardaí In Kerry Seize Thousands Of Euro Worth Of Suspected Drugs

February 29, 2020 at 4:45 pm Comments are Disabled

GARDAI seized €4,325 worth of suspected drugs yesterday in Kenmare. As part of Operation Thor, Gardaí carried out a day of action in the town. Seven houses were searched in the town by Kerry divisional drug unit with the assistance of uniform Gardaí from Kenmare, Kerry roads policing unit, and […]

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Wind Warning Downgraded To Status Yellow For Kerry

Wind Warning Downgraded To Status Yellow For Kerry

February 29, 2020 at 3:19 pm Comments are Disabled

MET Eireann has downgraded its wind warning to Status Yellow for Kerry for the rest of the day. The Status Orange wind warning was supposed to stay in effect until the early hours of Sunday morning but it appears Storm Jorge isn’t as bad as was feared. The Status Yellow […]

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Kevin McElligott (Tadhg), John Patton (Bull McCabe) and George Lowe (Bird) rehearsing for 'The Field'. Photo by Dermot Crean

Zyber Theatre To Stage John B. Keane’s Classic ‘The Field’

February 29, 2020 at 3:04 pm Comments are Disabled

LOVERS of great theatre are really in for a treat this coming week as the renowned local theatre company bring a classic to the stage. Zyber Theatre presents ‘The Field’ by John B. Keane at Siamsa Tire on Thursday, Friday and Saturday 5th, 6th and 7th of March at 8pm […]

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Gaelscoil Mhic Easmainn

Sponsored: Gaelscoil Mhic Easmainn To Host Open Day On Wednesday

February 29, 2020 at 3:03 pm Comments are Disabled

IF you are considering an all-Irish education for your child or just curious about life in a Gaelscoil, Tralee’s only all-Irish Primary school extends a Céad Míle fáilte to you all to Gaelscoil Mhic Easmainn at Killeen Road, Tralee, this Wednesday March 4 at 11am and again at 6.30pm. An […]

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29 January 2020; Gourmet Food Parlour is celebrating the passion of Ladies Footballers to mark the launch of the 2020 GFP Ladies HEC Third Level Championships. In attendance at the launch are, from left, Laura McGinley of DCU and Dublin, Donal Barry, HEC Chairperson, Eilish Ronayne of UL and Mayo, Helen O'Rourke, CEO LGFA, Lorraine Heskin, CEO, Gourmet Food Parlour, Hannah O'Donoghue of UL and Kerry, Tomás O Sé, GFP Ambassador, Muireann Atkinson of DCU and Monaghan and Con Moynihan, LGFA. Photo by David Fitzgerald/Sportsfile *** NO REPRODUCTION FEE ***

Top Ladies Football Event To Be Held In Tralee In March

February 29, 2020 at 11:48 am Comments are Disabled

HEC Ladies Football Chairperson Donal Barry has called on the public to come and stand on the lines to support the top ladies gaelic footballers in Ireland, as 18 teams travel to Tralee and Currans next month to participate in the Gourmet Food Parlour O’Connor Championship weekend. “We are looking […]

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‘PRESS PHOTOGRAPHER OF THE YEAR AWARDS’ ANNOUNCED
Annual awards of the Press Photographers Association of Ireland take place in Dublin
Pictured are Michael Chester  Press Photographers Association of Ireland, RTE’S Miriam O'Callaghan with Domnick Walsh Photographer from Tralee Co Kerry , after Domnick won a Prize in Politics , 
Press photographers from across the island of Ireland gathered this evening, as the winners of the Press Photographers Association of Ireland ‘Press Photographer of the Year awards were announced.

Tralee Photographer In The Prizes At PPAI Awards

February 29, 2020 at 11:41 am Comments are Disabled

TRALEE photographer Domnick Walsh was among the prize winners at the Press Photographers Association of Ireland awards last night in Dublin. Freelance photographer Domnick came second in the Politics category for his photo of a young boy sitting between his brother’s legs at the Local Elections count in Tralee back […]

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Warriors v Maree Game At The Complex Postponed

Warriors v Maree Game At The Complex Postponed

February 29, 2020 at 11:22 am Comments are Disabled

THERE’S been another sporting casualty of Storm Jorge. The Super League Round 20 game between Garvey’s Tralee Warriors and Maree, scheduled for the Tralee Sports Complex at 7.30pm this evening has been postponed. Maree Basketball Club, in consultation with Basketball Ireland, decided not to travel as their proposed travel time coincided […]

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Tom O'Sullivan on one of his runs forwards. Photo by Dermot Crean

Mayo v Kerry Match Postponed Until Sunday Afternoon

February 29, 2020 at 11:01 am Comments are Disabled

THE GAA has postponed tonight’s Kerry v Mayo Allianz Football League Division 1 clash until Sunday. The match has been called off tonight for safety reasons with a Status Orange wind warning in place in Mayo today. It’s possible that some Kerry supporters going to the game today would have […]

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Someone Who Bought Their Euromillions Ticket In Kerry Won €500,000 Last Night

Someone Who Bought Their Euromillions Ticket In Kerry Won €500,000 Last Night

February 29, 2020 at 10:39 am Comments are Disabled

A PERSON who bought their Euromillions ticket in Kerry woke up this morning €500,000 richer. The lucky EuroMillions Plus Quick Pick ticket was sold in Sheahan’s Centra Supermarket, Glenbeigh. Another  €500,000 winning ticket was sold in Tallaght, Dublin. Aisling Sheahan, Sheahan’s Centra in the seaside town of Glenbeigh said: “It […]

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Know Your Rights: Jobseeker’s Benefit For Self-Employed People

February 29, 2020 at 10:30 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 run my own company for several years, but things have become very difficult lately. I’ve always understood that being self-employed meant that I didn’t qualify for unemployment […]

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Harrison Ford in 'The Call Of The Wild'.

Finnegan On Films: ‘The Call Of The Wild’ Is Utterly Charming And Highly Recommended

February 29, 2020 at 10:30 am Comments are Disabled

Our movie guy, James Finnegan, says ‘The Call of the Wild’ is a lovely family film that won’t disappoint… As we face into another weekend with the latest ‘Orange Weather’ warning, it seemed an appropriate choice to go and see “The Call of the Wild”, in case I could pick […]

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David Clifford on the ball. Photo by Dermot Crean

Here’s The Kerry Side To Face Mayo On Saturday Night

February 28, 2020 at 8:11 pm Comments are Disabled

KERRY take on Mayo in the Allianz National Football League Round 5 game on Saturday evening under lights in Castlebar at 7.15pm. With a Status Orange wind warning in place, it’s going to be played in very difficult conditions, but they’ll be used to that by now! Kerry are on […]

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Council Says Public Should Take Precautions Ahead Of Storm Jorge

Council Says Public Should Take Precautions Ahead Of Storm Jorge

February 28, 2020 at 4:03 pm Comments are Disabled

KERRY County Council and the Road Safety Association are both issuing advice before the Status Orange wind warning comes into effect tomorrow. The Kerry Local Coordination Group met this afternoon to prepare for the arrival of Storm Jorge with the warning is in place for Kerry from 6am Saturday to […]

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Kapil Khanna, Managing Director of the All-Ireland Business Foundation, and Dónal Traynor, Associate Director of Community Finance Ireland.

Kerry Projects Get Nearly €785k From Community Finance Over Three Years

February 28, 2020 at 3:32 pm Comments are Disabled

SIX community projects in Kerry were supported by Community Finance Ireland over the past three years.  In total, the projects received €784,410 of social finance between 2016 and 2019. Those projects include Tralee-based Learn from Leaders CLG; Abberydorney/Kilflynn Family Resource Centre CLG; North East Kerry Development and Sneem Innovation & Technology Services […]

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Connect Hair And Beauty Awards To Take Place In Tralee This Sunday

Connect Hair And Beauty Awards To Take Place In Tralee This Sunday

February 28, 2020 at 2:09 pm Comments are Disabled

THE Connect Kerry Hair and Beauty Awards will take place in The Rose Hotel this Sunday. Helmed by Margaret Kissane, Publisher and Editor of Connect Magazine, it will be an evening of awards and recognition for the excellent work done, and the enormous talent, of the hair and beauty industry […]

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Sean Cooke of Tralee Lions Club presents a cheque for €15,000 to Margaret Moore of Mount Eagle Lodge to go towards the cost of a minibus.

Lions Club Presents €15,000 Towards Mini-Bus For Mount Eagle Lodge

February 28, 2020 at 1:43 pm Comments are Disabled

PRESIDENT of Tralee Lions Club, Sean Cooke, presented a cheque for €15,000 towards the purchase of a Mini Bus for the residents of Mount Eagle Lodge in Tralee on Thursday. Mount Eagle Lodge, Tralee is a day and residential service for adults with intellectual disabilities. The vehicle will be used […]

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Gardaí Detect Teen Driver Travelling At 171kph In Tralee Area

Gardaí Detect Teen Driver Travelling At 171kph In Tralee Area

February 28, 2020 at 9:07 am Comments are Disabled

GARDAI are asking drivers to act responsibly after detecting a teenager travelling at a “ridiculous speed” in the Tralee area. As part of their month of action for road safety, the Kerry Roads Policing unit recently detected a car doing 171 kph in a 100 zone in Tralee. They say […]

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First class pupils at Moyerwell Mercy w

Moyderwell Pupils To Play It Cool In School To Raise Climate Change Awareness

February 28, 2020 at 8:24 am Comments are Disabled

MOYDERWELL Mercy’s first class children are challenging the people of Kerry to join them in helping to tackle climate change through their April Cool’s Day initiative – and they’ve even written to Kerry TD Danny Healy Rae to get in on the act. The Tralee students have been working on […]

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Pictured getting ready Tralee’s Fastest Club Relay Race this Saturday are Liam O’Donnell from Churchill and David O’Callaghan from John Mitchels, with Brendan Nolan, Mike Quinn and Jim O’Donnell.

Relay Race Fun At Track To Find Tralee’s Fastest Club

February 28, 2020 at 8:24 am Comments are Disabled

THE Tralee/Spa Regional Night is taking place this Saturday night at the Kingdom Greyhound Stadium and the organising committee has invited the local GAA clubs to take part in a relay race. The race takes place around the racing circuit comprising of three players from each club competing for the […]

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The Ashe Hotel Group GM Ruth O’Sullivan with Mark Noonan and Damien McMahon of McCarthy Insurance Group at The Ashe Hotel on Wednesday. Photo by Dermot Crean

BUSINESS: The Ashe Hotel Group Hosts ‘Appreciation Lunch’ For Clients

February 28, 2020 at 8:23 am Comments are Disabled

THE Ashe Hotel held a special ‘Partner Appreciation Lunch’ to thank its clients for their continued support over the past year on Wednesday. Representatives from businesses and organisations in town enjoyed a delicious lunch in the restaurant. “It’s for the local businesses and activity providers that we work with throughout […]

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Bobby Kerr is urging Kerry businesses to support daffodil day.

Businesses In Kerry Urged To Help Raise Funds For Daffodil Day

February 27, 2020 at 4:50 pm Comments are Disabled

COMPANIES big and small in Kerry are being urged by leading businessman Bobby Kerr to play their part in supporting people affected by cancer. The Newstalk broadcaster, who was diagnosed with head, neck and mouth cancer in 2015 and is now cancer free, is encouraging companies to host a workplace […]

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Filmmakers Can Apply For €10,000 Kerry Short Film Bursary

Filmmakers Can Apply For €10,000 Kerry Short Film Bursary

February 27, 2020 at 2:36 pm Comments are Disabled

THE Kerry Short Film Bursary for 2020 is now open for submissions with a fund of €10,000 available to the successful applicant towards the cost of their production. The Bursary is funded through Kerry County Council with support from the Arts Council and is intended to foster talent, creativity and […]

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Members of the Diocesan Pastoral Council Shane O'Donoghue, Eileen O'Mahony, Bishop Ray Browne, Jacinta O'Shea and Fr Ger Godley.

Series Of Meetings In Diocese On ‘Tomorrow’s Parish’

February 27, 2020 at 2:09 pm Comments are Disabled

THE diocese of Kerry is inviting members to share their thoughts on the future of parish at a series of one-night meetings being held in different venues throughout the diocese. All are invited to share how they imagine the parish of tomorrow can thrive, given the changing society in which […]

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Status Orange And Yellow Wind And Rain Warnings Issued For Kerry

Status Orange And Yellow Wind And Rain Warnings Issued For Kerry

February 27, 2020 at 12:42 pm Comments are Disabled

THE weekend is going to be awful. That’s the gist of the message from Met Eireann as they issued weather warnings this afternoon to affect Kerry over Friday and Saturday as Storm Jorge approaches. A Status Orange wind warning was issued Kerry, Clare, Mayo and Galway to take effect from 6am […]

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Alan Philpott presents a cheque to Mary Fitzgerald of Comfort For Chemo Kerry with Radio Kerry's Elaine Kinsella (Comfort for Chemo Kerry ambassador) at The Rose Hotel on Monday. Also included is Marta Witkowska, Brid O'Connor, Betty O'Rourke, Mary Philpott and Emily Philpott. Photo by Dermot Crean

Alan’s Epic Cycle Across Australia Raises Funds For Comfort For Chemo Kerry

February 27, 2020 at 10:40 am Comments are Disabled

A MAN who took part in a charity cycle of over 4,000 kilometres from Perth to Sydney presented €1,180 to Comfort For Chemo Kerry on Monday. Alan Philpott from Currow and his brother David, who now lives in Germany, flew to Perth in October to take part in the gruelling […]

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Mercy Moyderwell teachers  in Iceland last week.

Moyderwell Mercy Teachers Observe Icelandic Education System

February 27, 2020 at 10:07 am Comments are Disabled

LAST week during midterm, teachers from Moyderwell Mercy School travelled to Kopaqvaguar in Iceland to observe the Icelandic Education system and to find ways to benefit their own school in Tralee. As part of the Erasmus programme, the teachers spent five days in Horduvallaskoli School where they gained first-hand experience […]

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Linda Browne, Mary Jo Daly, Malachy Kelly, Triona Daly and Susan Browne who will take part in the 'Springtime Variety Show'. Photo by Dermot Crean

Churchill Drama Players Return With ‘Springtime Variety Show’

February 27, 2020 at 9:57 am Comments are Disabled

AFTER a three-year hiatus, the Churchill Drama Players will once again to the stage with their much-loved ‘Springtime Variety Show’. They’ve enjoyed sellout performances over the years at Siamsa Tíre, but this time they’ll grace the stage in Ardfert Community Centre on Saturday, March 7 and Sunday, March 8 at […]

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AIB To Host Event On Trends In Tourism, Retail And Hospitality Industry

AIB To Host Event On Trends In Tourism, Retail And Hospitality Industry

February 27, 2020 at 9:46 am Comments are Disabled

AIB, in association with Tralee Chamber Alliance and Kerry Local Enterprise Office, will host an event sharing insights and marketing trends on the tourism, retail and hospitality industry in Kerry. The event, which will be held on Monday, March 9 at 6.30pm in Ballygarry House Hotel, will provide vital information […]

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Kerry Ladies Football News

Kerry Ladies Football News

February 26, 2020 at 8:58 pm Comments are Disabled

Munster Minor Football Championship Round 1 The Kerry Minor ladies embark on their Munster Championship journey with a home game against Tipperary at John Mitchels GAA complex next Sunday (time 1:30pm) The Munster Minor Championship consists of 3 teams that play at A level with Kerry and Tipperary joined by […]

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At the Think Before You Flush event at the Wetlands on Saturday were Margaret Attridge of Irish Water Uisce Éireann, Proinsias O Tuama of Clean Coasts Ballynamona, Susan Vickers of Clean Coasts, Anluan Dunne of Tralee Tidy Towns and John Breen of Kerry County Council. 

€180,000 Spent On Freeing Blockages In Tralee Sewerage System In 2019

February 26, 2020 at 4:02 pm Comments are Disabled

IRISH Water spent €180,000 on freeing blockages in the sewerage system in Tralee last year and up to four tonnes of ragging (wipes, grease, fats etc) is taken from Tralee water treatment plants every month. This was just some of the information Susan Vickers of Clean Coasts/An Taisce gave at […]

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