Archive for May, 2020

No Increase In Confirmed COVID-19 Cases Reported In Kerry For The Past 12 Days

No Increase In Confirmed COVID-19 Cases Reported In Kerry For The Past 12 Days

May 31, 2020 at 9:49 pm Comments are Disabled

THERE was no increase again in the number of confirmed cases of the Coronavirus in Kerry reported this evening, with the total so far in the county still at 308. The number of cases in Kerry has not increased since Tuesday, May 19. The number of people who have tested […]

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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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PHOTOS: #Tralee On Social Media This Week

PHOTOS: #Tralee On Social Media This Week

May 31, 2020 at 12:16 pm 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… What a place for a walk… The largest urban park outside of Dublin – The ‘Town Park’ in the middle of Tralee. […]

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Still No Increase In Confirmed COVID-19 Cases In Kerry

Still No Increase In Confirmed COVID-19 Cases In Kerry

May 30, 2020 at 6:19 pm Comments are Disabled

THERE was no increase again in the number of confirmed cases of the Coronavirus in Kerry reported this evening, with the total so far in the county still at 308. It is not known exactly how many of the 308 people have recovered from the virus. The number of cases […]

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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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Here’s Where Residential Property Was Sold Around Tralee In April

Here’s Where Residential Property Was Sold Around Tralee In April

May 30, 2020 at 10:53 am Comments are Disabled

THE most up to date statistics from the Residential Property Price Register shows that, unsurprisingly, April was a quieter month than usual for sales with 17 properties changing hands around Tralee, fetching a total of €2,766,820. The property that sold for the most money in the Tralee  environs (and indeed […]

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Ten Days Without A New Confirmed Case Of COVID-19 In Kerry

Ten Days Without A New Confirmed Case Of COVID-19 In Kerry

May 29, 2020 at 7:13 pm 1 comment

THERE was no increase again in the number of confirmed cases of the Coronavirus in Kerry reported this evening, with the total so far in the county still at 308. It is not known exactly how many of the 308 people have recovered from the virus. The number of cases […]

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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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No Change In Number Of Confirmed Cases Of COVID-19 In Kerry

No Change In Number Of Confirmed Cases Of COVID-19 In Kerry

May 28, 2020 at 6:49 pm Comments are Disabled

THERE was no increase again in the number of confirmed cases of the Coronavirus in Kerry reported this evening, with the total so far in the county still at 308. It is not known how many of the 308 people have recovered from the virus. The number of cases in […]

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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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No New Confirmed Cases Of COVID-19 In Kerry For Over A Week

No New Confirmed Cases Of COVID-19 In Kerry For Over A Week

May 27, 2020 at 6:06 pm Comments are Disabled

THERE was no increase again in the number of confirmed cases of the Coronavirus in Kerry reported this evening, with the total so far in the county still at 308. It is not known how many of the 308 people have recovered from the virus. The number of cases in […]

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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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No New Confirmed COVID-19 Case Reported Again In Kerry

No New Confirmed COVID-19 Case Reported Again In Kerry

May 26, 2020 at 6:41 pm 1 comment

THERE was no increase again in the number of confirmed cases of the Coronavirus in Kerry reported this evening, with the total so far in the county still at 308. It is not known how many of the 308 people have recovered from the virus. The number of cases in […]

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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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No Rise Again In Confirmed COVID-19 Cases In Kerry

No Rise Again In Confirmed COVID-19 Cases In Kerry

May 25, 2020 at 6:21 pm Comments are Disabled

THERE was no increase again in the number of confirmed cases of the Coronavirus in Kerry reported this evening, with the total so far in the county still at 308. It is not known how many of the 308 people have recovered from the virus. The number of cases in […]

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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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