Archive for February, 2020

The launch of the NEWKD Hotel Recruitment Fair.

NEWKD To Host Hotel Recruitment Event Next Month

February 24, 2020 at 11:37 am Comments are Disabled

NEWKD (North East West Kerry Development) are hosting a free, interactive, Hotel Recruitment event on Wednesday, March 25, which will include The Rose Hotel, The Ballygarry House Hotel and Spa, The Brandon Hotel, The Wilde Hotel Ballybunion, The Marine Hotel Ballybunion, Ballyroe Heights Hotel, The Ashe Hotel, Manor West Hotel. […]

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Sponsored: Award-Winning Boutique Hotel Seeks Assistant Chef

Sponsored: Award-Winning Boutique Hotel Seeks Assistant Chef

February 24, 2020 at 11:22 am Comments are Disabled

A POSITION at a top restaurant in Kerry has become available. Strollers Bistro at Teach de Broc is located next to the famous Ballybunion golf course. The property is a boutique 4* hotel catering to the high-end golfing market. They are currently looking to recruit chefs to assist the kitchen team […]

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Sarah Shanahan, Margaret Shanahan and Patricia Shanahan at the Kingdom Veteran Vintage and Classic Car Club Social at Ballyroe Heights Hotel on Saturday night. Photo by Dermot Crean

PHOTOS: Vintage Car Club Holds Annual Social In Ballyroe

February 24, 2020 at 11:13 am Comments are Disabled

THE Kingdom Veteran Vintage and Classic Car Club (KVVCCC) held their annual social at Ballyroe Heights Hotel on Saturday night. Around 150 people experienced a wonderful night of entertainment, with an 80s themed disco filling the dance floor after those attending enjoyed a four course meal. A special presentation was […]

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Claire Shaughnessy, Caroline Dillane, Kate Sheehy, Emma Condon and Marguerite Maunsell at the Na Gaeil GAA Social at The Meadowlands Hotel on Saturday night. Photo by Dermot Crean

PHOTOS: All-Ireland Champs Celebrate At Na Gaeil GAA Social

February 24, 2020 at 10:41 am Comments are Disabled

IT’S been some year for Na Gaeil GAA Club. Just last month they came back from Croke Park with the All-Ireland Junior Club Championship trophy and they’ve been celebrating since. Over 200 of the the club faithful gathered in The Meadowlands Hotel on Saturday night for the annual social and […]

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Sarah Hobbert, Clara Heinrich, Kayleigh Quirke, Linda Pototski and Rachel Lynch at the Austin Stacks GAA Social at The Rose Hotel on Saturday night. Photo by Dermot Crean

PHOTOS: Austin Stacks Faithful Rock The Rose At Victory Social

February 23, 2020 at 10:26 am Comments are Disabled

THERE was much to celebrate at ‘The Rock & Rose Victory Social’ held last night in The Rose Hotel. Members of the Austin Stacks GAA club gathered for a celebration of the six trophy successes in 2019, while the mood was buoyed further with the victory for Tralee CBS in […]

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Cathaoirleach  Tralee Municipal District, Cllr Jim Finnucane  presenting receipients, Louise Quill, Elaine Burrows Dillane, Francie Conway, Brian Walsh with their awards,  at the Kerry County Council Annual Awards, at the Great Southern, Killarney on Friday night. Also included is Deputy Norma Foley, TD, Cllr Sam Locke, Cllr Cathal Foley, Michael Scannell, Director of Services, Kerry County Council. Photo: Valerie O’Sullivan/FREE PIC

PHOTOS: People From All Over Kerry Honoured At County Council Awards

February 23, 2020 at 9:45 am Comments are Disabled

KERRY County Council paid tribute to the county’s heroes and achievers at a gala awards ceremony in the Great Southern Hotel, Killarney last night. Among those honoured were Louise Quill, Elaine Burrows Dillane, Brian Walsh and Francie Conway from Tralee. The Annual Kerry County Council and Municipal District Awards were […]

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Kerry Convention Bureau members in The Rose Hotel last week making sandwiches for Tralee Soup Kitchen.

KCB Helps Out Tralee Soup Kitchen On ‘Magical Mystery Tour’

February 23, 2020 at 9:45 am Comments are Disabled

THE Kerry Convention Bureau took members on Magical #MeetInKerry Mystery Tour last week and ended up in various places in Tralee. The KCB’s first members update for 2020 saw members being taken on a tour, for an afternoon of new experiences, meaningful activities, networking and fun. As well as providing […]

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A group of ITT students who received their certificates in mixology.

IT Tralee Students Awarded Certs In Art Of Cocktail-Making

February 23, 2020 at 9:44 am Comments are Disabled

A GROUP of students, who are currently working within the Tourism and Hospitality industry in Kerry, received their certificates on completion of the Mixology Module (The Art of Cocktail Making), at a dinner hosted to mark the occasion on Wednesday last, in the Hotel, Culinary Arts and Tourism Department at […]

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PHOTOS: #Tralee On Social Media This Week

PHOTOS: #Tralee On Social Media This Week

February 23, 2020 at 9:44 am 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… That looks really cold!… It’s not easy laying turf in these conditions could do with a break in the weather @traleegolflinks #golf […]

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Roger Harty: Don’t Get Involved

Roger Harty: Don’t Get Involved

February 23, 2020 at 9:42 am 1 comment

I HAD an aunt who used to give advice that in the event of a row “don’t get involved”. She is long passed on now, God rest her, but I can still hear her voice in my head and she used to pronounce the ‘v’ in involved like a ‘w’, […]

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Shirley Doody with MC for the evening Marty Morrissey.

Kerins O’Rahillys Woman Honoured At Awards In Croke Park

February 22, 2020 at 2:49 pm Comments are Disabled

A LOCAL woman was honoured last night at the Ladies Gaelic Football Association National Volunteer Awards. Shirley Doody of the Kerins O’Rahillys club was presented with the Club Committee Officer of the Year award at a ceremony in Croke Park, MC’d by Marty Morrissey. Administrators, coaches and media were among those […]

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Vicky Keane, Francis Keane, JP McElligott and Lorraine McElligott at the Crotta O'Neill's GAA Club Social on Friday night at Ballyroe Heights Hotel. Photo by Dermot Crean

PHOTOS: Celebrating The County Minor Champions At Crotta O’Neills Social

February 22, 2020 at 11:25 am Comments are Disabled

THERE was a fantastic atmosphere at the Ballyroe Heights Hotel on Friday night as all at Crotta O’Neills celebrated the past year. With a third County Minor title in four years secured back in August, there was a lot to celebrate too. The victorious minor hurling panel received their County […]

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Mary Donovan (centre) with fellow nurses Grainne Coffey and Margaret Crowley, at her going away party on Friday night at Chez Christophe Restaurant. Photo by Dermot Crean

Mary Enjoys Farewell Dinner With CCU/Skellig Ward Colleagues

February 22, 2020 at 11:25 am Comments are Disabled

AN Ardfert woman enjoyed a night out with her colleagues from University Hospital Kerry on Friday night to mark her leaving for another department in the hospital. Mary Donovan was a staff nurse in the Coronary Care Unit and Skellig Ward for the past 15 years, but she is now […]

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Some of the Tralee team heading off to Kecskemet in Hungary this summer to take part in the Children's International Games. In front; Mohamed Abdalla, Cathal Murphy and Zara Ozaslan. Back from left; Samuel Regan,  Cara Gannon, Nicole Walker, Melissa Aherne, Rachel Nealon and Lucy O'Connor.  Photo by Dermot Crean

Tralee Team Prepares For Hungarian Adventure At International Children’s Games

February 22, 2020 at 11:12 am Comments are Disabled

A GROUP of teenagers from Tralee and beyond will once again look forward to representing their county this summer at the International Children’s Games. Tralee has been sending teams since 2005 and this time they will compete at the Kecskemet Games, in Hungary from June 30-July 5. Kecskemet, the 8th […]

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Know Your Rights: What Are Rent Pressure Zones?

February 22, 2020 at 11:12 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: What is a rent pressure zone? Answer: A rent pressure zone (RPZ) is an area where rents cannot be increased by more than 4% each year. They are areas where […]

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The Kim family in 'Parasite'.

Finnegan On Film: ‘Parasite’ Is An Enthralling, Gem Of A Movie

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

Our movie guy, James Finnegan, says the winner of multiple Oscars is one of the best films of the decade… I cannot claim any great expertise on Korean, North or South, Film Culture so I came to this film without any preconceptions.  I left enthralled. This is a pure gem […]

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Kerry line up for the national anthem. Photo by Dermot Crean

Here’s The Kerry Side To Face Meath On Sunday

February 21, 2020 at 8:50 pm Comments are Disabled

IT’S been a mixed set of results so far in the Kerry footballers’ league campaign, with a draw, win and a loss. With home advantage on Sunday, they’ll be hoping for two points against Meath in the Allianz National Football League Division 1 Round 4 game which has a 1pm […]

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Ultan Dillane.

Ultan Dillane Called Into Ireland’s Matchday Squad For England Game

February 21, 2020 at 2:14 pm Comments are Disabled

TRALEE man Ultan Dillene has been called into the Irish matchday squad for Sunday’s game against England. It comes after Ireland lock Iain Henderson was ruled out of the Six Nations clash due to family reasons. Devin Toner will take his place on the pitch for the game at Twickenham. This […]

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Walk in the Wild Side… Edward Dela Torre, Chef (left), Michael Crawley, Mór Active, Simone McCarthy, and Ciara Treacy, leading the way in the Gap of Dunloe, Killarney, to embrace the new  Wander Wild Festival in Killarney, Co Kerry, which takes place from March 27-29 inclusive, heralding the Spring equinox celebrated with pageantry, fire, passion, drama, adventure and exhibitions.
Offering a great escape, the town will come alive with a full-on programme. The inaugural Wander Wild Festival will offer an inside glimpse of what the real Killarney is all about with a springtime celebration of the great outdoors.
 The guest speakers lined up will include writer and storyteller Michael Harding who will explore rituals, the ocean, soul – and chest pain – while ultra-athlete Shane Finn, who completed 24 marathons in 24 days and cycled and ran across America in 36 days, will share his experiences with special guests in a live podcast.
Film will feature prominently throughout the festival with screenings, including The Lost Skytrain, a gripping documentary about the disappearance in 1943 of a WW2 Douglas C-47 plane that was later discovered, with the bodies of five men, by two local farmers on Kerry’s McGillycuddy Reeks. 
The action-packed weekend will also feature great escape events such as guided mountain climbs, kayaking on the lakes, night nature walks and map and compass reading classes with a packed children’s programme focusing on the great outdoors. For the more energetic there will be separate events to keep them challenged and busy with a park run and a Hardman 10k on the agenda. Live music and entertainment will fill the streets and the public houses and visitors can sample an authentic taste of Kerry food and drink along the designated taster trails.Photo: Valerie O’Sullivan /FREE PIC***/Issued 21/02/2020

New Festival In Killarney To Celebrate The Great Outdoors

February 21, 2020 at 1:27 pm Comments are Disabled

THE new Wander Wild Festival in Killarney takes place from March 27-29 inclusive, heralding the Spring equinox celebrated with pageantry, fire, passion, drama, adventure and exhibitions. The inaugural festival will offer an inside glimpse of what the real Killarney is all about with a springtime celebration of the great outdoors. […]

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SouthDoc Services To Be Affected Tonight Due To Strike Action

SouthDoc Services To Be Affected Tonight Due To Strike Action

February 21, 2020 at 11:12 am Comments are Disabled

SOUTHDOC services in Kerry will be affected by strike action this evening and overnight. Around 60 SIPTU members, who are drivers and administration staff with SouthDoc in Kerry and Cork, are taking part in a nationwide 24-hour strike by Section 39 workers over the reversal of pay cuts. Between 6pm […]

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Table Quiz For Kerry Hospice At The Oyster Tavern

Table Quiz For Kerry Hospice At The Oyster Tavern

February 21, 2020 at 10:07 am Comments are Disabled

IF you fancy testing your general knowledge and the possibility of winning a few prizes, then this is for you next week. The Spa/Fenit branch of the Kerry Hospice Foundation will host a table quiz next Thursday, February 27 at 8.30pm in The Oyster Tavern. They are encouraging everyone in […]

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Jack Barry.

Five Things To Do In Tralee And Beyond This Weekend

February 21, 2020 at 9:18 am Comments are Disabled

Lovely weather again this weekend…ok, not really. It’s going to be a bit rubbish again on Saturday, but brighter on Sunday so maybe you might venture out to one of these… Saturday 1. Support The Green… Ok, straight off we’re veering away from town and over the road to Killarney, […]

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The Gathering is always a big draw for trad music and dance lovers.

‘The Gathering’ Is A Must For Lovers Of Traditional Music And Dance

February 21, 2020 at 8:08 am Comments are Disabled

THE 21st Gathering Traditional Festival returns to the Gleneagle Hotel Killarney from February 26th – March 1st with concerts, céilís, and sessions around every nook and cranny. This five-day festival attracts music fans from the US, Britain, France, Germany and all over Ireland. A festival favourite the céilís return to The […]

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An Afternoon With Roy Keane In Tralee To Raise Funds For Palliative Care Unit

February 20, 2020 at 7:20 pm Comments are Disabled

NOT to be missed. Roy Keane is coming to Tralee in April for an afternoon (and evening) of entertainment in aid of the Palliative Care Unit at UHK. The Republic of Ireland and Manchester United legend is a ‘box office’ draw, especially since he became a pundit on Sky Sports […]

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Little 'Mini Medics' graduates with

New ‘Mini Medics’ Programme Arrives At Tralee Childcare Centre

February 20, 2020 at 1:10 pm Comments are Disabled

THE specialised children’s First Aid programme ‘Mini Medics’, has arrived in Munster and was launched in Tralee this week. Tralee-based Coral Solutions are the first Training Provider to bring the initiative, which was first launched in the UK and offers children a basic introduction to First Aid and Defibrillation and trains […]

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At the appointment of Dara Ó Cinnéide to Ambassador to Recovery Haven on Wednesday were Eddie Murphy, Siobhan McSweeney, Dara Ó Cinnéide, and Marisa Reidy. Photo Joe Hanley

Dara Ó Cinnéide Becomes Ambassador For Recovery Haven

February 20, 2020 at 12:47 pm Comments are Disabled

FORMER Kerry football captain Dara Ó Cinnéide has teamed up with cancer support charity, Recovery Haven Kerry, as the charity marks its 10th anniversary in 2020. The three-time All Ireland-winning captain has come on board as charity ambassador, having been hugely impressed with the vital support services the charity offers […]

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Fitzgerald Stadium

Don’t Forget The Early Throw-In Time For The Kerry Game On Sunday

February 20, 2020 at 10:41 am Comments are Disabled

KERRY are taking on Meath this Sunday in their second home game of the Allianz National Football League Division 1 campaign, but it’s worth remembering that it’s an earlier throw-in time than usual. Because Ireland are playing England in the rugby at 3pm, the game will have a 1pm throw-in […]

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Gardaí Warn Public About Social Media Enabled Fraud

Gardaí Warn Public About Social Media Enabled Fraud

February 20, 2020 at 10:18 am Comments are Disabled

GARDAI at the Garda National Economic Crime Bureau are warning members of the public to be aware of ‘Social Media’ enabled Fraud. As in all frauds, the goal of the fraudster is to deceive victims into parting with their money or to reveal access details to their bank accounts or […]

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Sponsored: Coláiste Íde To Hold Spring Open Day Next Month

Sponsored: Coláiste Íde To Hold Spring Open Day Next Month

February 20, 2020 at 9:53 am Comments are Disabled

A WEST Kerry school is hosting its spring Open Day on Saturday, March 7, from 12 noon to 4pm. Coláiste Íde is an all-Irish 7 day boarding school for girls situated on the Dingle Peninsula, close to Dingle town. The college is renowned for its high standard of post-primary education. Dedicated […]

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Kerry College To Host Series Of Events During Open Week

Kerry College To Host Series Of Events During Open Week

February 19, 2020 at 2:09 pm Comments are Disabled

KERRY College of Further Education and Training is holding its first Open Week event from Monday, March 2, to Friday, March 6 at its campus locations in Tralee and Listowel. It is a chance for parents, school leavers, job seekers, career changers, those who wish to re-skill or up-skill and […]

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