Archive for April, 2020

Local Author’s Book To Be Brought To Life On Screen By ITT Students

Local Author’s Book To Be Brought To Life On Screen By ITT Students

April 30, 2020 at 2:33 pm Comments are Disabled

THE popular Gravespeakers’ series of children’s books, which has developed a cult following in the South West of Ireland, is one step closer to coming alive on the big screen. A 3-5 minute animated trailer of the first book in the series, Gravespeakers: Maria, is under development by a team […]

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Tralee And Killorglin Teams Excel In Nationwide Online Competition

Tralee And Killorglin Teams Excel In Nationwide Online Competition

April 30, 2020 at 2:13 pm Comments are Disabled

A SPECIAL competition was held last weekend focussing on finding solutions to challenges posed to businesses and the wider community by the COVID-19 crisis, with a local team emerging as winners. Techstars Startup Weekend Ireland operated the nationwide competition over April 24th-26th which enabled collaboration for both technical and non-technical […]

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Kerry County Council buildings in Rathass.

Council Urges Public To Stay At Home Over Bank Holiday Weekend

April 30, 2020 at 1:21 pm Comments are Disabled

THE Cathaoirleach and Chief Executive of Kerry County Council have appealed to the people of Kerry to continue to adhere to the COVID-19 advice and restrictions over the Bank Holiday Weekend and not to be tempted to travel or meet others as part of the effort to ensure public health […]

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Billy Ryle: All’s Well That Ends Well, But The Minister Messed Up

Billy Ryle: All’s Well That Ends Well, But The Minister Messed Up

April 30, 2020 at 10:36 am Comments are Disabled

Billy Ryle says it was a case of relief at last for Junior Cert candidates as Minister McHugh abandoned his plan for token September exams… Clarity has finally emerged for the 63,000 anxious Junior Cert candidates, who were in limbo since the official Junior Cert exam was cancelled on Good […]

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Presentation Primary Pupils To Appear In RTE Show This Sunday

Presentation Primary Pupils To Appear In RTE Show This Sunday

April 30, 2020 at 10:34 am Comments are Disabled

PUPILS from Presentation Primary School in Tralee are to star in an RTE One documentary Creative Kids this Sunday at 6.30pm. The documentary is inspired by the roll-out of Creative Schools, an initiative focussing on creativity and the Arts in primary and post-primary schools and Youthreach centres all around Ireland. […]

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Siamsa Tíre To Screen YouTube World Premiere of ‘Anam’

Siamsa Tíre To Screen YouTube World Premiere of ‘Anam’

April 29, 2020 at 3:58 pm Comments are Disabled

Siamsa Tíre will hold the YouTube world premiere screening of the full live performance of Anam this Saturday, May 2 at 7pm. This free screening marks the original opening of the National Folk Theatre’s Festival of Folk season and provides lively traditional entertainment during this time of isolation. The screening […]

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Gardaí Express Concern At Speeding Motorists And Number Of Pedestrian Deaths This Year

Gardaí Express Concern At Speeding Motorists And Number Of Pedestrian Deaths This Year

April 29, 2020 at 2:23 pm Comments are Disabled

AN Garda Síochána and The Road Safety Authority (RSA) have expressed concern at the number of drivers being detected driving at excessive speed, and at a doubling in the number of pedestrian deaths to date this year. The authorities have also expressed serious concern at the number of drivers who, […]

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Dáithí Ó Sé wants the public to take part in a virtual tea day next week.

Dáithí Encourages People To Host Virtual Tea Morning For Alzheimer’s Society

April 29, 2020 at 11:23 am Comments are Disabled

  RTÉ stars Dáithí Ó Sé and Sinead Kennedy are calling on the nation to show solidarity with people with dementia and their family carers and have Tea in Every Home with their friends and loved ones on the phone or online to mark the first ever Virtual Alzheimer’s Tea […]

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Milltown/Castlemaine GAA Club News

Milltown/Castlemaine GAA Club News

April 28, 2020 at 9:58 am Comments are Disabled

Past times-New Beginnings: When Gerard McCarthy closed the door of Larkin’s Bakery for the final time a few weeks ago, it marked the end of an era in Baile an Mhuilinn and brought an end to a family tradition that spanned over five generations and 160 years, going back to […]

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Well-Known Names In Film And TV Production Take Part In Kerry College Online Classes

Well-Known Names In Film And TV Production Take Part In Kerry College Online Classes

April 28, 2020 at 9:50 am Comments are Disabled

WITH colleges and universities closed across the world due to the Covid-19 pandemic, Kerry College and their media students are using Zoom video technology to take part in online video classes with some of familiar names in film and television production. Organised by critically acclaimed and worldwide award-winning Knockanure man […]

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IT Tralee To Host Virtual Open Days Next Week

IT Tralee To Host Virtual Open Days Next Week

April 28, 2020 at 9:36 am Comments are Disabled

THE Institute of Technology Tralee has announced a week of virtual open days to take place from May 5th to May 8th, to coincide with the opening of the CAO “Change of Mind” facility. The open days offer CAO applicants the opportunity to discuss their options with admissions, student support […]

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Austin Stacks

Austin Stacks GAA Club News

April 28, 2020 at 9:18 am Comments are Disabled

STACKS 100: Club Secretary, Elma Nix, reminds all club members that our Award Winning Stacks 100 website is now available to view – check out club memories, matches & podcasts – a great way to spend an enjoyable few minutes or hours and hours and hours . . . www.stacks100.ie. […]

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Na Gaeil GAA Club News

Na Gaeil GAA Club News

April 27, 2020 at 6:43 pm Comments are Disabled

WE hope you are all keeping safe and well in your homes and we send our best wishes to everybody in our community, especially to those cocooning at this time. We are all looking forward to next Tuesday week  May 5th hoping that there might be a slight easing of […]

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Gardaí Seek Information In Relation To Theft Incidents

Gardaí Seek Information In Relation To Theft Incidents

April 27, 2020 at 3:26 pm Comments are Disabled

GARDAI are appealing to the public for any information in relation to two incidents of theft in the past week. Between Tuesday, April 21 at 5pm and Wednesday April 22 at 3:30pm, a mountain bike was taken from the Marina in Tralee. This bike which was locked to the side […]

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Extensive Network Of Garda Checkpoints In Operation Until Next Monday Night

Extensive Network Of Garda Checkpoints In Operation Until Next Monday Night

April 27, 2020 at 2:46 pm Comments are Disabled

AN Garda Síochána has today announced the continuation of its major operation to ensure public compliance with the travel restrictions introduced as part of COVID-19 public health guidelines. The operation – Operation Fanacht – will once again see an extensive network of checkpoints established across the country. The Operation will […]

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Cyclist Dies After Road Traffic Collision On Tralee-Killarney Road

Cyclist Dies After Road Traffic Collision On Tralee-Killarney Road

April 27, 2020 at 11:18 am Comments are Disabled

Gardaí are currently at the scene of a fatal road traffic collision involving a car and a pedal cyclist that occurred at approximately 8.20am this morning. The incident occurred on the N22 Tralee-Killarney road in Rockfield, Killarney. The pedal cyclist, a man in his 60s, was pronounced dead at the […]

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Kerins O’Rahillys GAA Club News

Kerins O’Rahillys GAA Club News

April 27, 2020 at 10:56 am Comments are Disabled

JUVENILE ACADEMY Congrats to all of the girls and boys who entered our Easter competition. We were delighted with the response. It was very hard to call so everyone received a prize for their great work. Most of your prizes have been posted with a few more to be posted […]

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Ballymacelligott GAA Club News

Ballymacelligott GAA Club News

April 27, 2020 at 10:54 am Comments are Disabled

Message from our Chairman and Chairman of Coiste na nÓg. Dear Ballymac GAA Club Members, Family & Friends, We hope you and your loved ones are all staying safe and keeping well in these unprecedented times. This is a very strange time where our club has closed its gates due […]

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St Pats GAA Club News

St Pats GAA Club News

April 27, 2020 at 10:44 am Comments are Disabled

Lotto   With the recent government announcement on the extension of the Covid-19 restrictions, our club lotto remains suspended. We will hopefully review the situation during the week of the 5th May and will act in line with the Government / HSE advice at that time. While this is a […]

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Rose Of Tralee Festival Cancelled For This Year

Rose Of Tralee Festival Cancelled For This Year

April 27, 2020 at 10:16 am Comments are Disabled

THE Rose of Tralee International Festival has been cancelled for this year and will be back in August 2021. In a statement released by Anthony O’Gara, Executive Chair of The Rose Of Tralee Festival this morning, he said they have taken the decision with health and safety concerns foremost in […]

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Roger Harty: Smell The Roses

Roger Harty: Smell The Roses

April 26, 2020 at 10:24 am 1 comment

SOMEONE, who I have great respect for, put it to me very clearly recently when she said ‘Roger we are living a new reality, aren’t we?’ This is so true. We are living in a new reality and knowing that to begin with is a great start. The thing about […]

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Chamber Encourages Businesses To Support Laptop Loan Scheme To Students

Chamber Encourages Businesses To Support Laptop Loan Scheme To Students

April 25, 2020 at 11:41 am 2 comments

TRALEE Chamber Alliance is supporting the NEWKD’s Laptop Loan Scheme. NEWKD has developed a loan scheme for students who do not have access to a laptop but who need one to complete /support their school/college work. NEWKD work with a range of disadvantaged groups and will ensure that the distribution […]

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Finnegan On Films: Five Romance, Drama, Musical And Family Classics

Finnegan On Films: Five Romance, Drama, Musical And Family Classics

April 25, 2020 at 11:27 am Comments are Disabled

Our movie guy, James Finnegan’s Netflix recommendations this week are a pick n mix selection of romance, comedy, drama and family fun, which are sure to entertain… I haven’t recommended a musical yet in these reviews, so let’s have a look at one of the classics.  West Side Story (1961) […]

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€9.7m Lotto Winner In Kerry Contacts Lottery HQ

€9.7m Lotto Winner In Kerry Contacts Lottery HQ

April 23, 2020 at 2:34 pm Comments are Disabled

THE National Lottery has confirmed that the winning ticketholder of last Saturday night’s €9,772,175 Lotto Jackpot ticket sold in Co. Kerry has made contact. The winning Quick Pick ticket was sold on the day of the draw (Saturday 18th April) at Daly’s Supervalu store in Killarney. This €9.7 million win […]

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WATCH: Tonevane’s ‘Mamma Mia’ Dancers Make It On To US Talk Show

WATCH: Tonevane’s ‘Mamma Mia’ Dancers Make It On To US Talk Show

April 23, 2020 at 12:32 pm Comments are Disabled

YOU’VE all seen the amazing dancing of the residents of a small row of houses in Tonevane featuring, among others, Cllr Terry O’Brien and his 91 year old mother Mary O’Brien. They all came out of their houses last Friday and dressed up in retro gear for a singalong to […]

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Billy Ryle: Kerry Schools Should Opt Out Of Token Junior Cert Exam

Billy Ryle: Kerry Schools Should Opt Out Of Token Junior Cert Exam

April 23, 2020 at 10:55 am Comments are Disabled

Guidance Counsellor Billy Ryle says Minister McHugh should abort the doomed Junior Cert substitute exam this year…. The powers that be in the Department of Education and Skills must immediately step up to the plate and take note of the negative impact that the current uncertainty is having on the […]

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Kerry Author Releases Serialised Story This Friday

Kerry Author Releases Serialised Story This Friday

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

‘DUPLICITY’, a fictional serialised story by first-time author Zoe O’Connor, will be released online this Friday 24th of April on www.the-dots.eu. Over 12 weeks, it tells the cautionary tale of a modern dating dystopia. A Kerry native, Zoe O’Connor (21), is a third year English student in Trinity College Dublin. […]

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Pieta House Launches Urgent Darkness Into Light ‘Sunrise’ Appeal For Funds

Pieta House Launches Urgent Darkness Into Light ‘Sunrise’ Appeal For Funds

April 23, 2020 at 10:44 am Comments are Disabled

ELECTRIC Ireland has called on the public to support Pieta House’s urgent appeal for donations and join together for ‘Sunrise’ on May 9th to mark the postponed Darkness into Light event. On May 9, it was expected that over 250,000 people would have come together on every continent to walk together […]

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Driver with Kerry Cancer Support Group-Health Link Transport John Fleming was presented with fuel vouchers to the value of €2,000 by Aoife Sheehy CSR Manager with Applegreen Ireland and Ovi Krisciunas, Site Manager at Applegreen in Manor Village Tralee.

Applegreen Donates €2,000 In Fuel To Kerry Cancer Support Group

April 23, 2020 at 10:44 am Comments are Disabled

APPLEGREEN has donated fuel to the value of €2,000 to cover the next month’s diesel costs for the Kerry Cancer Support Group which is providing a vital transport link for cancer patients to access treatment in Cork and Limerick. COVID 19 is having a huge impact on local charities and voluntary organisations […]

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Decisions On Rose Of Tralee And Puck Fair Festivals To Be Made In May

April 23, 2020 at 10:09 am Comments are Disabled

NO decision has yet been made on whether the Rose of Tralee International Festival and Killorglin’s Puck Fair will go ahead this August. Speaking on Radio Kerry this morning, Chief Executive of the Rose of Tralee Festival, Anthony O’Gara, said his team are constantly assessing the situation and will have […]

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