Archive for March, 2020

Milltown/Castlemaine GAA Club News

Milltown/Castlemaine GAA Club News

March 24, 2020 at 11:46 am Comments are Disabled

MOTHERS DAY: We hope all the mommies in our community had a Happy Mothers Day. We especially commend all those working on the front line during this current Covid 19 pandemic…. your dedication and commitment is admirable and appreciated so much. When this medical crisis passes, we hope you will […]

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Austin Stacks

Austin Stacks GAA Club News

March 24, 2020 at 11:15 am Comments are Disabled

CORONAVIRUS – COVID 19: MESSAGE FROM OUR CHAIRMAN, BILLY RYLE Just when our season was up and running and the club was a hive of activity, the deadly virus from the Orient invaded our shores. It broke our hearts to have to lock the gates and to bring activities in […]

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St John’s Live Streaming Mass And Prayer Services Daily During COVID-19 Crisis

St John’s Live Streaming Mass And Prayer Services Daily During COVID-19 Crisis

March 24, 2020 at 11:00 am Comments are Disabled

ST. John’s Parish clergy and parish team have launched a pastoral plan in response to the COVID-19 crisis by having a daily prayer programme which is available to watch live on the parish website and parish facebook. They also are introducing an online programme preparing children for the sacraments of First […]

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Brendan Walsh.

Friends Pull Together To Help Brendan Through Recovery Period

March 24, 2020 at 9:59 am Comments are Disabled

WHILE the world is changing for everyone these days, the generosity of the local community is the same as it ever was. This is evident in the case of Brendan Walsh from Tralee, who suffered a serious horse-related injury recently. Brendan is heavily involved in racing, breeding, showjumping and the Kingdom […]

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John Mulhern ( PICTURED ) the New Kerry Airport General Manager Welcomes Babcock Decision To Locate Base In Farranfore
 
THE newly-appointed General Manager at Kerry Airport has announced that a new helicopter base will soon open in Farranfore to service to service the imminent re-opening of Ireland’s oil and gas exploration industry.
 
The Chairman of Kerry Airport, Denis Cregan, in the company of the Minister of State for Tourism and Sport, Mr Brendan Griffin TD, formally welcomed John Mulhern at a special gathering of elected, business, civic and community representatives at Kerry Airport.

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John Mulhern the New Kerry Airport General Manager Welcomes Babcock Decision To Locate Base In Farranfore
 
THE newly-appointed General Manager at Kerry Airport has announced that a new helicopter base will soon open in Farranfore to service to service the imminent re-opening of Ireland’s oil and gas exploration industry.
 
The Chairman of Kerry Airport, Denis Cregan, in the company of the Minister of State for Tourism and Sport, Mr Brendan Griffin TD, formally welcomed John Mulhern at a special gathering of elected, business, civic and community representatives at Kerry Airport.
 
A Waterville-resident, the new General Manager at Kerry Airport, John Mulhern, said: “I’ve landed in Kerry Airport at a very exciting and positive time for the Airport which plays such a key role as a gateway to Kerry. Passenger numbers were up 9% in 2018, a newly refurbished Fire Station is currently under construction, the Gateway Bar and Restaurant have been refurbished and the magnificent new-look Pre-Boarding Area in the Departures Lounge has led to an improved and more pleasant travel experience for outbound passengers. Now, the decision by Babcock locate a base at Kerry Airport opens a significant opportunity for the local economy to benefit from the imminent re-opening of Ireland’s oil and gas exploration industry.  The new Babcock operations at Kerry Airport will be the base from which crews on the rigs will be taken to and from shore.”
 
Kerry Airport possesses modern and spacious hanger facilities, quick check-in and security, and multiple daily flights to Dublin and London with connections for an international workforce.
Farranfore is only 20 minutes from Tralee and Killarney by road and rail and less than an hour by road to two deep water ports – Fenit and Foynes - which have historically acted as oil and gas shore-bases.
 
John Mulhern, who has taken over from the recently-retired Peter Moore, was previously the Chief Operating Officer with responsibilities for Business Development at Mater Private Hospital Cork. Since joining Mater Private Cork in 2016 he played a pivotal role in turning what was a loss-making business into a very successful operation. He will be responsible for the effective delivery of all elements of airport operations within budget.
 
“I’m looking forward to working with the Board to ensure that Kerry Airport remains a major gateway between Kerry and global commercial and tourism markets for many years to come,” said John Mulhern.
Ideally located for anyone wishing to travel on business or pleasure, Kerry Airport services direct flights to seven destinations including: London Luton, London Stansted, Frankfurt-Hahn, Berlin, Alicante & Faro (summer 2019) with Ryanair, and to Dublin with Aer Lingus Regional.
 
For more details, visit www.KerryAirport.ie or call +353 66 976 4644.
 
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Notes to Editors:
 
John Mulhern has made his home in a quiet area close to Waterville in South West Kerry for the last 12 years and he understands fully the importance of maintaining and developing infrastructures that support the economy of Kerry and those traveling in and out of Ireland’s most beautiful County whether for business or pleasure.
 
Prior to moving to Kerry, he worked and studied in the United Kingdom including in the world-famous Harefield & Brompton hospitals. John also served for four years in the Merchant Navy as the Chief Ships Medical Officer.
 
John Mulhern was introduced as the newly-appointed General Manager of Kerry Airport at an event at the Airport on Monday 11th March at which Tralee Chamber Alliance and Killarney Chamber of Tourism of Commerce presented the former General Manager of Kerry Airport, Peter Moore, with a gift in recognition and appreciation of his 30 years of service. The Board of Kerry Airport will formally acknowledge and show their appreciation to Peter at a private function in the coming weeks.

Kerry Airport To Remain Open To Facilitate Kerry-Dublin Flights

March 24, 2020 at 9:51 am Comments are Disabled

KERRY Airport is still open despite the cessation of Ryanair flights this week.. CEO John Mulhern said the Kerry-Dublin flights will continue to facilitate urgent transport for critical staff, supplies and essential travel if needed. In a statement released today Mr Mulhern said; “In this our 50th year, Kerry Airport could […]

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Tralee Company Offers Services To Irish Credit Unions

Tralee Company Offers Services To Irish Credit Unions

March 23, 2020 at 4:05 pm Comments are Disabled

TRALEE company ViClarity has announced they are granting free access to their Business Continuity Plan (BCP) Self-Assessment Tool to all Irish Credit Unions for the duration of the COVID-19 pandemic. The ViClarity team will work with any Credit Unions who are interested in availing of this BCP Self- Assessment tool […]

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Gardaí Set Up Community Policing Response Teams During COVID-19 Crisis

Gardaí Set Up Community Policing Response Teams During COVID-19 Crisis

March 23, 2020 at 3:18 pm Comments are Disabled

GARDAI are informing the public that they are available to help vulnerable people during the Coronavirus crisis. They have set up a community policing response team to make sure everyone in the community is taken care of. They are conscious of older people, especially in rural areas, who may be […]

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Na Gaeil GAA Club News

Na Gaeil GAA Club News

March 23, 2020 at 2:53 pm Comments are Disabled

Volunteers     Na Gaeil GAA Club has compiled a list of volunteers available to do drop offs, collections etc and have been in touch with shops in the Oakpark area: Spar, Terry’s, Leahy’s, Oaklands and McElligott’s. Please let people know that this is available and if anyone needs to avail of […]

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Kerins O’Rahillys GAA Club News

Kerins O’Rahillys GAA Club News

March 23, 2020 at 10:49 am Comments are Disabled

Club Activities Suspended    Due to the worsening situation of the Coronavirus in Ireland the decision has been taken both at national and local level to suspend all GAA activity, matches and training at club, school and county level across all grades and codes until March 29th  inclusive in the interest […]

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Ballymacelligott GAA Club News

Ballymacelligott GAA Club News

March 23, 2020 at 10:46 am Comments are Disabled

URGENT MESSAGE FOR ALL CLUB MEMBERS Ballymac GAA club is officially closed as are our two pitches.  No one should be on the premises and everyone is asked to train at home. We are pleading with members to abide by the HSE guidelines of social distancing in order to save […]

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St Pats GAA Club News

St Pats GAA Club News

March 23, 2020 at 10:42 am Comments are Disabled

Lotto There was no winner of our Club Lotto Jackpot on Sunday night last. The numbers drawn were 01, 10, 16 & 21. The five €30 consolation prizes went to Ann and Brian O’Shea Curraheen, Michael Higgins Curragraigue, Mary O’Donoghue Blennerville, Mary Bailey Tonevane and Padraig Quirke New YorkNext week’s Lotto will […]

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New Advisory Group To Coordinate Community Response On COVID-19 In Kerry

New Advisory Group To Coordinate Community Response On COVID-19 In Kerry

March 23, 2020 at 10:32 am 1 comment

IRELAND’S National Action Plan on COVID-19 (Coronavirus) has tasked local authorities and other agencies to work closely with the Department of Community and Rural Development to coordinate the community and volunteering response to the current public health emergency. A new COVID-19 Kerry Community Response Advisory Group has been established to […]

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Deputy Foley Issues Call For Donation Of Hand Sanitisers And Disposable Gloves

Deputy Foley Issues Call For Donation Of Hand Sanitisers And Disposable Gloves

March 23, 2020 at 10:17 am Comments are Disabled

KERRY Fianna Fail TD, Norma Foley has issued a callout to schools, sports clubs, gyms and businesses currently not operating, to donate any sanitisers or disposable gloves they have to community and voluntary organisations helping the vulnerable at this time. “As a county we are indebted to a whole variety […]

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A site we got used tolast year in the summer months. Photo by Dermot Crean.

Banna Beach Cleared By Gardaí Due To Concerns About Social Distancing

March 22, 2020 at 6:54 pm 1 comment

GARDAI were called to Banna Beach earlier today over concerns people were not adhering to social distancing guidelines. The beach had to be cleared due to large groups of people congregating there taking advantage of the fine weather. Over the past few days, people have been using the beaches, Canal […]

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PHOTOS: #Tralee On Social Media This Week

PHOTOS: #Tralee On Social Media This Week

March 22, 2020 at 10:13 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… I have a feeling Friday night will feature prominently in the images below… Beautiful evening in Tralee 😀#kerrygolf #WildAtlanticWay #www.traleegolfclub.com pic.twitter.com/3yeLJiy4hX — […]

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Paula O'Halloran (right) with teammates David Murphy (Michael Houlihan & Partners Solicitors) and Grainne Hussey (Eversheds Sutherland).

Tralee Law Firm Solicitor Triumphs At World Mediation Tournament

March 22, 2020 at 10:12 am Comments are Disabled

A TRAINEE solicitor at professional services firms, CDS Law & Tax, has returned victorious from the International Academy of Dispute Resolution Mediation Tournament, held March 4th – 7th at Loyola University Chicago School of Law. Paula was one of the three trainee solicitors chosen to represent the Law Society of […]

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Fidelma Fitzgerald.

‘Why Are Mothers So Unbelievably Wonderful?’

March 22, 2020 at 10:05 am Comments are Disabled

On Mother’s Day, local writer Fidelma Fitzgerald reflects on her relationship with her mom and why mothers in general are just amazing… I can best describe mothers as classical music. Beautiful, powerful, strong and unconditionally impacting. I have been very lucky, blessed in fact, to be born to a lady of […]

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Alzheimer Society of Ireland Advocacy, Engagement and Participation Officer, Laura Reid and her mother Nora.

Alzheimer Society Encourages Celebration Of Mothers With Post A Photo Fundraiser

March 21, 2020 at 11:43 am Comments are Disabled

THE Alzheimer Society of Ireland wants members of the public to celebrate strong women in our lives on this Mother’s Day with a difference. The ASI is asking everyone to celebrate moms by posting a picture of themselves with their mothers and making an online donation in her name to […]

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Finnegan On Films: Great Family Movies To Enjoy On Netflix

Finnegan On Films: Great Family Movies To Enjoy On Netflix

March 21, 2020 at 11:21 am Comments are Disabled

With most people shut up in their homes, if you have Netflix there’s hundreds of movies to choose from and plenty to watch with all the family says our movie guy, James Finnegan… As the cinemas are currently closed, it might be a time to revisit, or even introduce, some […]

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Know Your Rights: Compensation In The Event Of Package Holiday Cancellation 

Know Your Rights: Compensation In The Event Of Package Holiday Cancellation 

March 21, 2020 at 11:03 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 booked and paid for a package holiday in January. I have just learned that the hotel has been quarantined due to coronavirus. I’m hoping the travel agent will […]

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Civic Leaders Appeal To Sense Of Community And Solidarity

Civic Leaders Appeal To Sense Of Community And Solidarity

March 21, 2020 at 10:42 am 1 comment

THE people of Kerry can help to save lives by slowing the spread of Covid-19 but it will take an sustained and focussed effort from the entire community. That’s the message from civic leaders and the emergency services across the county, who joined together to appeal to the public to […]

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Bishops Issue Recommendations Regarding Funerals During COVID-19 Crisis

Bishops Issue Recommendations Regarding Funerals During COVID-19 Crisis

March 20, 2020 at 3:06 pm Comments are Disabled

BISHOPS in the Munster area have recommended that all Catholic funeral liturgies in the dioceses be limited to the funeral Mass with no removal to the church the night before. They also say it is essential that in anointing the sick, the priest should use a cotton bud or surgical glove […]

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Tralee Chamber Alliance Says Radical Decisions Needed To Support Businesses

Tralee Chamber Alliance Says Radical Decisions Needed To Support Businesses

March 20, 2020 at 2:37 pm 1 comment

TRALEE Chamber Alliance has called for trust and calm as brave and radical decisions need to be made to support businesses through the COVID-19 crisis. Tralee Chamber in conjunction with its national organisation, Chambers Ireland, have been collaborating with State bodies and Government, to support the needs of the businesses […]

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Call For People With Asthma In Kerry Not To Stockpile Medicines

Call For People With Asthma In Kerry Not To Stockpile Medicines

March 20, 2020 at 10:51 am Comments are Disabled

THE Asthma Society of Ireland is calling on the 11,204 people with asthma and the 16,248 people with COPD (Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease) in Kerry to refrain from stockpiling their medications during the Coronavirus pandemic. The Society is assuring the 380,000 people who have asthma in Ireland, and the 500,000 people […]

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Banks And Cara Credit Union Introduce Special Hour For Vulnerable And Elderly

Banks And Cara Credit Union Introduce Special Hour For Vulnerable And Elderly

March 20, 2020 at 9:13 am Comments are Disabled

BANKS in Tralee and Cara Credit Union have introduced priority banking hours for the elderly and vulnerable. In AIB they are asking elderly and vulnerable customers to visit before 11am each morning and for other customers to come later that day to do their banking. To maintain social distancing, they […]

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Irish Red Cross Tralee Helping Community During Coronavirus Crisis

Irish Red Cross Tralee Helping Community During Coronavirus Crisis

March 19, 2020 at 3:56 pm Comments are Disabled

THE Irish Red Cross Tralee and Irish Red Cross Tralee Youth are letting the public know that their services are available to the community at this time of crisis. With many people self-isolating — especially the elderly and vulnerable — they want to let people know they can collect and deliver groceries, get […]

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Bishop Ray Browne at the official opening of the new 15-bed specialist palliative in-patient unit at University Hospital Kerry on Friday afternoon. Photo by Dermot Crean

Bishop Says There Will Be No Public Masses Until Further Notice

March 19, 2020 at 2:41 pm Comments are Disabled

MASSES in the Diocese of Kerry will not be celebrated until further notice. Bishop of Kerry Ray Browne has issued a statement this afternoon, updating last week’s information issued when the Government issued guidelines on mass gatherings. The statement reads as follows: “As promised last Friday I now issue ongoing […]

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Sarah Jane Drummey.

Tralee Woman’s Acclaimed Short Film Now Available To Watch Online

March 19, 2020 at 12:00 pm 3 comments

A TRALEE woman’s short film, which has been shown at film festivals all over the world, can now be viewed online. Sarah Jane Drummey, originally from Oakpark, is an award-winning actor and filmmaker. Her film, ‘134’, which was shot in Tralee, is the story of an Irish couple struggling to […]

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Fergal O'Sullivan.

Warrior Fergal Channels Frustration Into Helping Local Charity

March 19, 2020 at 11:33 am Comments are Disabled

TRALEE Warriors basketball team member Fergal O’Sullivan is channelling his frustration at last week’s decision to deprive the club of a second Men’s Superleague title, to do something positive for the local community. Warriors were denied the title after Sports Dispute Solutions Ireland ruled they committed ‘an unintentional rule violation’ for […]

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Junior Locke of SVP.

SVP Tralee Expecting Huge Rise In Demand For Services In Coming Weeks

March 19, 2020 at 11:02 am Comments are Disabled

FOOD hampers are being stocked at the St Vincent de Paul depot in Monavalley, as families face a huge financial impact in the weeks and months ahead. Junior Locke of St Vincent de Paul said many people were paid up by employers up to the next two weeks, but after […]

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