Archive for May, 2020

Roger Harty: Nothing Makes Me Happy

Roger Harty: Nothing Makes Me Happy

May 31, 2020 at 12:21 pm Comments are Disabled

ON the surface this may appear to be an overwhelmingly pessimistic, negative title, but I can assure you nothing could be further from the truth. Let me elaborate further. You see, we now live in a world of ‘things’. Things are very important to us. Things like holidays, nice houses, […]

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A scene from 'Misty Button'.

Finnegan On Films: A Movie With A Tralee Connection Worth Checking Out

May 30, 2020 at 12:20 pm Comments are Disabled

This week, our movie guy, James Finnegan looks at a film with strong Tralee connections which is now available to watch on Amazon Prime… It is a particular personal joy to recommend this week’s film. ‘Misty Button’ is a great black comedy and action crime caper, with a touch of […]

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Council’s ‘In This Together’ Initiative Promotes Healthy Activity During Crisis

Council’s ‘In This Together’ Initiative Promotes Healthy Activity During Crisis

May 30, 2020 at 12:06 pm Comments are Disabled

KERRY County Council has commenced the local rollout of the new ‘In This Together’ initiative which is a national campaign aimed at promoting activity, mental wellbeing and staying connected during the COVID-19 emergency. The #In this Together Campaign Kerry is building on the concept of doing something that makes people […]

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Promise Ekwuhama.

Mercy Mounthawk Student Wins Best Female Singer Award

May 29, 2020 at 2:50 pm Comments are Disabled

A MERCY Mounthawk student has received an award in the Stagewise inaugural School Musical Awards competition. The school received six nominations for their musical ‘Hairspray’ which ran in January, in Siamsa Tíre, and Promise Ekwuhama won the award for Best Female Singer. This year the school entered a new School […]

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Hospital Management Appeals To Public To Follow Public Health Guidelines This Weekend

Hospital Management Appeals To Public To Follow Public Health Guidelines This Weekend

May 29, 2020 at 12:12 pm 1 comment

MANAGEMENT at South / South West Hospital Group, which includes University Hospital Kerry, are appealing to members of the public to continue to follow the Government’s Covid-19 guidelines relating to social distancing and hand hygiene, to ensure that they do not contribute to the spread of the coronavirus. The S/SWHG […]

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Short Film Co-Directed By Tralee Man Released Online Next Tuesday

Short Film Co-Directed By Tralee Man Released Online Next Tuesday

May 29, 2020 at 11:56 am Comments are Disabled

A FILM by two Kerry-based filmmakers will be released online this coming Tuesday and features a well-known comedian from the county. Ben Kavanagh from Tralee and Luke Murphy from Killarney created ​’Meat Is Murder​’, which is an independent short action-comedy written, directed and produced by the duo. The film was shot […]

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Máire Holmes.

Young People Invited To Send Poetry For Cruinniú Na nÓg

May 29, 2020 at 11:33 am Comments are Disabled

Cruinniú na nÓg is Ireland’s national day of free creativity for children and young people but of course this year things are different and events are taking place online. One of the projects happening in the county is Present Day Poetry – Kerry. This will be a digital e-book, containing […]

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Anne Kelliher, Andrea O'Donoghue, Tommy Horan and Michelle Greaney promoting the Virtual Run. Photo by Dermot Crean

Take Part In The Virtual Run/Walk This Weekend In Aid Of Kerry Hospice

May 28, 2020 at 1:41 pm Comments are Disabled

DON’T forget that a vital fundraiser is taking place this weekend to help out the Kerry Hospice Foundation Palliative Care Unit, especially since Sunflower Day has been cancelled. The Covid-19 pandemic is affecting fundraising campaigns for the Kerry Hospice so a local woman decided to help organise an event for […]

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Ruairí Foley, Deputy Store Manager at Aldi Killorglin, John Lynch, landowner, and Gerard Moroney, Southern Regional Manager with Green Belt, at Muingaphuca, Killorglin, Co Kerry. As part of Aldi’s commitment to planting 100,000 native hardwood trees over the next five years, Aldi recently planted 15,000 trees on a site in Muingaphuca in the heart of Kerry. Photo: Don MacMonagle

ALDI Plants 15,000 Trees Along ‘Kerry Way’

May 28, 2020 at 10:55 am 1 comment

ALDI has planted 15,000 trees on a site in Muingaphuca in the heart of mid-Kerry. The initiative is the latest step in Aldi’s Carbon Reduction Pledge, which saw Aldi achieve Carbon Neutral status at the beginning of 2019. The new plantation of native Irish woodland will help to encourage local […]

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Cllr Mikey Sheehy

Councillor Proposes Measures To Help Retailers, Bars And Restaurants

May 27, 2020 at 2:41 pm 1 comment

A TRALEE councillor is calling for Kerry County Council to help retailers, bars and restaurants wherever possible over the coming weeks and months. Fianna Fáil councillor Mikey Sheehy says the Council could introduce additional measures which would put these businesses on a more steady footing and assist them through the […]

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Increased Garda Activity On Roads During Bank Holiday Weekend

Increased Garda Activity On Roads During Bank Holiday Weekend

May 27, 2020 at 2:25 pm Comments are Disabled

An Garda Síochána and The Road Safety Authority (RSA) have renewed their appeal for road users to take extra care when using the roads, as provisional collision figures for 2020 show that there has been a 17% increase in the number of fatal crashes and a 9% increase in road […]

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New ‘Screen Kerry’ Website Launched To Help Filmmakers Wanting To Shoot In Kerry

New ‘Screen Kerry’ Website Launched To Help Filmmakers Wanting To Shoot In Kerry

May 27, 2020 at 10:38 am Comments are Disabled

SIOBHAN O’Sullivan, Kerry Film Development Officer with Kerry ETB in association with Kerry County Council, is delighted to announce a new website has been launched to enable Film and TV professionals to connect directly with the film services, locations and expertise available in Kerry. www.screenkerry.ie is a one stop shop for […]

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Survey Shows Approval Of Pedestrianisation In Town And Preference For ‘Free First-Hour’ Parking

Survey Shows Approval Of Pedestrianisation In Town And Preference For ‘Free First-Hour’ Parking

May 27, 2020 at 9:58 am Comments are Disabled

THE results of a recent survey undertaken by Tralee Chamber Alliance, in association with TraleeToday.ie, has shown approval for pedestrianisation in town, a preference for ‘first hour’ free parking and shows a generational difference in the times people like to come to town. The results from the detailed ‘Let’s Talk About […]

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Interim President of ITT Dr Brendan O'Donnell and President of CIT, Dr Barry O'Connor

Announcement Of Munster Technological University Welcomed

May 26, 2020 at 7:41 pm 2 comments

THE Institute of Technology Tralee (ITT) and  Cork Institute of Technology (CIT) will  join to become the Munster Technological University on January 1, 2021. An Taoiseach Leo Varadkar TD, Minister for Education and Skills Joe McHugh TD and Minister of State for Higher Education Mary Mitchell O’Connor made the announcement […]

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Austin Stacks

Austin Stacks Juvenile GAA Club News

May 26, 2020 at 2:46 pm Comments are Disabled

Cumann Aibhistín de Staic – JUVENILES FAOI 6/8/10/12/14: (i) How’s the training-at-home going? You need to be in top gear when the gates of Connolly Park open…speed, skill, stamina!! (ii) Check the latest on clubnewsletter@gaa.ie. (iii) Go to the club website and see what’s on on www.stacks100.ie. (iv) Féach ar […]

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Mairead’s Headshave Fundraiser Raises Over €2,400 In Memory Of Marlene

Mairead’s Headshave Fundraiser Raises Over €2,400 In Memory Of Marlene

May 26, 2020 at 11:12 am Comments are Disabled

WELL-KNOWN Tralee woman Mairead Fernane decided to shave off her hair in aid of the Kerry Hospice Foundation and in memory of her niece who passed away last September. The former Fine Gael town councillor and staunch Austin Stacks clubwoman has been volunteering with Kerry Hospice for years but decided […]

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Students From Tralee Schools Excel In National Journalism Competition

Students From Tralee Schools Excel In National Journalism Competition

May 26, 2020 at 10:34 am Comments are Disabled

STUDENTS from Tralee schools were among the winners of a national journalism and writing competition. The result of ‘Press Pass’ run by NewsBrands Ireland were announced yesterday and Caylin Murray, Mercy Secondary School was deemed winner of the ‘Opinion’ category, while Cian Ó Grifín of Gaelcholáiste Chiarraí was second in the ‘Photojournalism’ […]

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Interim President Appointed At Institute of Technology Tralee

Interim President Appointed At Institute of Technology Tralee

May 26, 2020 at 9:52 am Comments are Disabled

DR Brendan O’Donnell has been appointed as Interim President of the Institute of Technology Tralee. Dr O’Donnell stated that he was “honoured to be appointed and looking forward to working with the Governing Body, staff and students and all our stakeholders to ensure that the Institute continues to grow and […]

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Austin Stacks

Austin Stacks GAA Club News

May 25, 2020 at 7:35 pm 1 comment

CLUB MEMBERSHIP: We wish to thank sincerely all our club members who have continued to pay their 2020 Club & Club Rockies memberships via direct debit. With no other fundraising options available to us this revenue has been our only source of income for several weeks now and this will […]

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Kerins O’Rahillys GAA Club News

Kerins O’Rahillys GAA Club News

May 25, 2020 at 5:36 pm Comments are Disabled

RUN4PIETA Kerins O’ Rahilly’s figure is now over €5000 . With 9 Kerry clubs doing the Run4pieta raising over 35k so far in Kerry and nationally 98 clubs have made €533,000 so a highly successful event for both the GAA  and LGFA with tens of thousands participating in all corners […]

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Ballymacelligott GAA Club News

Ballymacelligott GAA Club News

May 25, 2020 at 5:32 pm Comments are Disabled

Ballymac GAA Club Grounds Remain Closed. This past week we as well as other clubs were sent  a reminder that at present all GAA Grounds remain closed until July 20. The only activity we are insured for at the moment is  normal maintenance /grass cutting etc. PLAY BALL: (Ballymac On-Line […]

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St Pats GAA Club News

St Pats GAA Club News

May 25, 2020 at 5:27 pm Comments are Disabled

Lotto Our club lotto remains suspended in line with the Government / HSE advice at that time. While this is a regrettable decision it is necessary to safeguard the health of our club officer’s lotto players and our many promoters. We thank all our promoters and supporters of the St. […]

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Tralee Parnells GAA Club News

Tralee Parnells GAA Club News

May 25, 2020 at 5:21 pm Comments are Disabled

Moss Spillane RIP Tralee Parnells Hurling & Camogie Club were deeply saddened to hear the news of the sudden death of former groundsman of Caherslee and ASP steward, Moss Spillane. Moss was an absolute gentleman and a great friend to Parnells. He was very supportive of the club since we […]

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Na Gaeil GAA Club News

Na Gaeil GAA Club News

May 25, 2020 at 5:14 pm Comments are Disabled

WE hope everybody in our community is keeping well. Phase One easing of the restrictions seems to be working well. It’s great that family members up to a maximum of four can meet outdoors and that the weather has been suitable for this. This social interaction has been a very […]

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Gardaí Investigate Criminal Damage And Theft Incidents

Gardaí Investigate Criminal Damage And Theft Incidents

May 25, 2020 at 5:00 pm Comments are Disabled

GARDAI in Tralee are looking for the public’s help in relation to theft and criminal damage incident over the past week. On Tuesday, May 19, between 12 noon and 2pm, the rear of a vehicle was damaged at Manor West car park. The rear registration plate was taken off the car […]

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IT Tralee Announces Free Workshops For Hospitality Workers To Upskill

IT Tralee Announces Free Workshops For Hospitality Workers To Upskill

May 25, 2020 at 2:46 pm 1 comment

THE Institute of Technology Tralee has today announced details of a number of free online workshops commencing on Tuesday 2nd of June and running over three weeks to Thursday 18th of June. The workshops will cover topics such as Sustainable Food Production, Food Allergens & Food Related Diseases, Culinary Operations […]

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Foley Calls For Action To Reduce Hospital Waiting Lists

Foley Calls For Action To Reduce Hospital Waiting Lists

May 25, 2020 at 11:00 am Comments are Disabled

KERRY Fianna Fáil TD Norma Foley says patients in Kerry are being forgotten as waiting lists at University Hospital Kerry have increased significantly since the start of the Coronavirus pandemic. The Tralee woman is calling for the cancellation of the HSE contract with private hospitals, and for the money to […]

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Roger Harty: Why I Like The Term ‘Elderly’

Roger Harty: Why I Like The Term ‘Elderly’

May 24, 2020 at 11:58 am Comments are Disabled

THE government had a tricky job recently, whereby because of all this Covid Virus business, they had to act quickly and segregate the older generation from the rest. Quick action meant that they had no time for petty nuances and they defined the older generation (i.e. those over 70 years […]

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St John’s Attracts Steady Stream Of Worshippers After Reopening For Private Prayer

St John’s Attracts Steady Stream Of Worshippers After Reopening For Private Prayer

May 23, 2020 at 2:47 pm Comments are Disabled

  ST. John’s Church in Castle Street has re-opened for silent prayer from 10am (12 noon Sunday) to 6pm each day and is attracting a steady stream of worshippers. Measures to combat COVID-19 have been introduced, with a one-way route in operation through the church and hand sanitiser provided on […]

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Finnegan On Films: Three Movies On Netflix About Facing Challenges

Finnegan On Films: Three Movies On Netflix About Facing Challenges

May 23, 2020 at 11:08 am Comments are Disabled

Our movie guy, James Finnegan, picks three movies where the protagonists have faced challenges in their lives…  Welcome to this week’s recommendations from the Netflix selections. I thought this week we would have a look at three films, two based on true stories, showing how unique challenges can be entertaining […]

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