Archive for June, 2020

Operations Manager at Kerry Sports Academy, Hazel Byrne.

Kerry Sports Academy Reopens To Public From Monday

June 30, 2020 at 4:38 pm Comments are Disabled

KERRY Sports Academy is re-opening its doors on July 6 with facilities available to the public on a 7 day basis. Customers will need to pre-book all services via a phone app on a first-come, first-served basis to ensure that numbers are controlled to allow for physical distancing within the […]

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Council Acknowledges Hard Work Of Frontline Workers During Crisis

June 30, 2020 at 1:24 pm Comments are Disabled

KERRY County Council has this week acknowledged the commitment, dedication and hard work of frontline workers in Kerry during the coronavirus emergency. On Monday, the outgoing Cathaoirleach, Cllr Niall Kelleher, presented a ‘Cathaoirleach’s Acknowledgement’ to the management of University Hospital Kerry, representing health service personnel across the county, and to […]

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Austin Stacks

Austin Stacks GAA Club News

June 30, 2020 at 10:38 am Comments are Disabled

SENIOR FOOTBALL: After an absence of 20 weeks (our last game – in round 1 of the Co. League at home to Kenmare Shamrocks – was on the 8th March last) our Seniors are due to get back to competitive action on the week-end of 26th July with a game […]

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Kerry County Council buildings in Rathass.

Public Invited To Join Webinar On County Development Plan

June 30, 2020 at 10:10 am Comments are Disabled

AS Kerry County Council embarks on the first phase of the preparation of the new Kerry County Development Plan, members of the public are invited to join a free online information session on the plan this Thursday. Michael Scannell, Director of Economic and Community Development and Damien Ginty, Acting Senior […]

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Pictured in Ballyseede Woods at the launch of Kerry's Wellbeing Walks are from left: Askea Calnan, Community Walking Programme Facilitator, Eithne Garvey and Mícheál MacGuidhir, Dingle Hillwalking Club, John Linehan, Ballymac Glenageenty Ramblers, Mary B. Clifford, Laune Mountaineering Club and Maurice Reen, Sliabh Luachra Hillwalking Club. Photo: Pauline Dennigan

Get Active Outdoors With The ‘Kerry Wellbeing Walks’

June 30, 2020 at 9:59 am 1 comment

WITH the further reopening of the county this week, Kerry Recreation and Sports Partnership, has announced a new walking initiative called Kerry’s Wellbeing Walks, as a continuation of Kerry County Council’s “In this Together Kerry” Campaign. Previous campaign elements included the ‘Kerry Step Challenge’, ‘In the Bag’ and ‘Let’s Get […]

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Michael Healy Rae

Healy Rae Calls For Clarity On Situation Facing Third Level Students

June 30, 2020 at 9:59 am Comments are Disabled

DEPUTY Michael Healy Rae has called on the newly appointed Minister for Higher Education, Innovation and Research Simon Harris to ensure a clear and consistent approach on the return to third level for students, at least during first semester is provided immediately. The Kerry Independent TD said many rural parents […]

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A burnt sand dune at Banna after Sunday night's fire. Photo: Cllr Ferris' Facebook Page

Cllr Ferris Reiterates Call For Action After Fire At Banna Sand Dunes

June 29, 2020 at 3:49 pm 2 comments

A LOCAL councillor has again called on the Council to take action at Banna beach after another fire in the area on Sunday night. The fire resulted in approximately one acre of sand dunes being burned and Councillor Deirdre Ferris is calling on Kerry County Council to close all secondary car […]

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Witnesses Sought To Incident On Edward Street

Witnesses Sought To Incident On Edward Street

June 29, 2020 at 3:33 pm Comments are Disabled

GARDAI are seeking witnesses to an incident on Edward Street which took place earlier this month. On Friday, June 5, at around 5pm, a man entered the Post Office on Edward Street and proceeded to abuse and threaten staff. He also caused minor damage inside. When he exited the building […]

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Gardaí Seek Witnesses To Fight In Monavalley Area

Gardaí Seek Witnesses To Fight In Monavalley Area

June 29, 2020 at 3:04 pm Comments are Disabled

GARDAI are seeking the public’s help regarding a fight which broke out in the forecourt of a petrol station last Sunday week. Three men were involved in the fight and minor injuries were sustained. The fight took place outside the Applegreen service station in Monavalley on Sunday, June 21 between […]

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Patrick Connor Scarteen.

New Cathaoirleach Of Kerry County Council Elected

June 29, 2020 at 1:40 pm Comments are Disabled

FINE Gael councillor, Patrick Connor-Scarteen has today been elected Cathaoirleach of Kerry County Council at the local authority’s annual meeting at the Kerry Sports Academy at IT Tralee. Cllr Connor-Scarteen represents the Kenmare Municipal District and is the 65th person to hold the position of chairperson of the council. The […]

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Na Gaeil GAA Club News

Na Gaeil GAA Club News

June 29, 2020 at 1:25 pm Comments are Disabled

Key Messages for Parents/Guardians and Players    This information applies to Adult Players and Parents/Guardians of Underage Players (i.e. Minors and below) Parents/Guardians and Players must complete the online education module. https://courses.gaa.ie/Covid19ClubEd Parents/Guardians and Players shall ensure compliance with COVID-19 guidelines for their own health and safety and that of their […]

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Tralee Parnells GAA Club News

Tralee Parnells GAA Club News

June 29, 2020 at 12:15 pm Comments are Disabled

Return to Training & Play There is great excitement in the club this week as our hurlers and camogie players return to training in Caherslee. Some teams returned on Monday 29th and Tuesday 30th and others will be returning on Friday evening 3rd July, with our younger members returning on […]

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Ardfert GAA Club News

Ardfert GAA Club News

June 29, 2020 at 11:34 am Comments are Disabled

IT was great to see the Sportsfield open again this week. Training will resume for all teams over the coming weeks. Coaches will send texts with details. Provisional training times are outlined below. These are subject to change so please keep an eye on Facebook and texts from coaches. Games […]

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Kerins O’Rahillys GAA Club News

Kerins O’Rahillys GAA Club News

June 29, 2020 at 11:30 am Comments are Disabled

JUVENILE ACADEMY Start warming up…. Girls and boys we’re back next Sunday, July 5th in Ballyrickard for our Juvenile Academy. We are so looking forward to seeing everyone again after the long break from football. We have been busy preparing for the safe return. We will be in touch with all age […]

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St Pats GAA Club News

St Pats GAA Club News

June 29, 2020 at 11:25 am Comments are Disabled

Lotto Our club lotto remains suspended due to Covid-19. 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 will gradually be restarting activities over the next month in line with Government and GAA advice. We thank […]

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Roger Harty: That Is Better Than How

Roger Harty: That Is Better Than How

June 28, 2020 at 2:59 pm 2 comments

SOME months ago I was out for a meal with a few friends. All was going great until I noticed a large red wine stain on my shirt. Now it was early in the evening and I had no intention of going home to change until suddenly I remembered a […]

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Norma Foley.

Norma Foley Appointed Minister For Education

June 27, 2020 at 7:19 pm Comments are Disabled

TRALEE woman Norma Foley has been appointed the Minister for Education. The Fianna Fáil TD is the first Kerry woman to sit at Cabinet. Tralee Chamber Alliance has welcomed the news. Kevin McCarthy, President of Tralee Chamber said; “As a former Mayor of Tralee and Kerry, it is a momentous boost […]

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Some of the drugs seized by gardaí.

Thousands Of Euro Of Suspected Drugs Seized By Gardaí In Killorglin Area

June 27, 2020 at 3:06 pm Comments are Disabled

AS part of Operation Thor, Gardaí carried out a day of action in Killorglin over a 24 hour period from  June 25th -26th and seized €4,180 of suspected drugs, arrested two drug drivers and seized one car. This Day of Action was broken into three phases which involved the targeting […]

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Anne Marie Fuller

Tralee Green Party Member Welcomes Programme For Government

June 27, 2020 at 12:26 pm 1 comment

A GREEN party representative for Tralee has sincerely welcomed the Green Party’s vote to support the programme for government. Anne-Marie Fuller, who ran in the local elections in the Tralee Municipal District last year, believes it proposes to deliver on the key priorities of her local election campaign last year and […]

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Finnegan On Films: A Mixed Bag Of Movies To Entertain On Netflix

Finnegan On Films: A Mixed Bag Of Movies To Entertain On Netflix

June 27, 2020 at 12:04 pm Comments are Disabled

As options for socialising at night begin to appear next week with opening of restaurants, James Finnegan takes a look at a mixed bag of movies to entertain on Netflix if you stay at home… AS we move back towards what passes for normal life, this week’s selections from Netflix […]

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Council’s Public Offices To Reopen To Public From Monday

Council’s Public Offices To Reopen To Public From Monday

June 27, 2020 at 11:41 am Comments are Disabled

KERRY County Council public counters and offices around the county will re-open to the public from this Monday. This includes all customer service desks at County Buildings and all of the council’s Area Service Centres (in Tralee, Killarney, Listowel, Cahersiveen, Castleisland, Dingle, Kenmare and Killorglin) as well as the Environment […]

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Kerry County Council buildings in Rathass.

Five Mayor/Cathaoirligh Of Municipal Districts Now Selected

June 26, 2020 at 3:47 pm Comments are Disabled

THE Mayor/Cathaoirligh for each of the five Municipal Districts have been selected following the annual meetings of each of the Municipal Districts held on Thursday and Friday. They are as follows; Tralee Municipal District Mayor – Cllr Terry O’Brien (Lab) Deputy Mayor – Cllr Jim Finucane (FG) Castleisland-Corca Dhuibhne Municipal […]

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Principal of Caherleaheen NS Mary Connolly and teaching staff with some of the sixth class pupils at their graduation on Thursday. Photo by Dermot Crean

A Graduation Day With A Difference At Caherleaheen NS

June 26, 2020 at 3:22 pm Comments are Disabled

IT had to be marked. The last few months have been traumatic for many and with schools closing and social distancing restrictions in place, children have been having a hard time. It’s been especially tough on sixth class pupils who were together with their classmates in March for the last […]

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The Eagles have landed…Eamon Meskell, centre,  Regional Manager National Parks and Wildlife Service and Alan Mee, White Tailed Eagle Project, at Kerry Airport as part of the latest phase in the reintroduction of the White Tailed Eagle species in Ireland The National Parks and Wildlife Service will release White-tailed Eagles in Munster to bolster the existing population.  A specially chartered flight brought the group of young birds from Norway to Kerry Airport A group of young White-tailed Eagles have arrived in the south west, landing today at Kerry Airport from Norway.  They hope to   release young eagles at three sites, including Lough Derg, the lower Shannon estuary and Killarney National Park. Photo: Valerie O’Sullivan /NO REPRO FEE

White-Tailed Eagles To Be Released In Killarney National Park

June 26, 2020 at 2:40 pm Comments are Disabled

A GROUP of young White-tailed Eagles have arrived in the south west, landing today at Kerry Airport from Norway with some being released in Killarney National Park. The White-tailed Eagles are being released again in Munster by the Department of Culture, Heritage and the Gaeltacht’s National Parks and Wildlife Service […]

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Kerry Senior Footballers And Hurlers Back In Action In October

Kerry Senior Footballers And Hurlers Back In Action In October

June 26, 2020 at 1:12 pm Comments are Disabled

THE GAA has revealed the revised schedule for the return of senior inter-county football and hurling this autumn. The last two rounds of the Allianz Football Leagues will be run off on the weekends of October 17/18 with Kerry travelling to Monaghan and October 24/25 where they play Donegal at […]

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Tralee People Give Their Opinion On Nightlife In Town

Tralee People Give Their Opinion On Nightlife In Town

June 25, 2020 at 4:58 pm 1 comment

THE latest results from the Tralee Chamber Alliance’s ‘Let’s Talk About Town’ survey reveals what people want and expect from a night out in Tralee. The survey accumulated 1,191 responses from Tralee town centre users, on a wide range of questions, between May 6 and May 15. The research findings show […]

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The new Mayor of Tralee Terry O’Brien with wife Teresa and children Millie and Mark.

Terry O’Brien Is The New Mayor Of Tralee

June 25, 2020 at 10:21 am Comments are Disabled

Cllr Terry O’Brien has been elected Mayor of Tralee today at the annual meeting of the Tralee Municipal District. It is the Labour councillor’s fifth term as Mayor of Tralee and he takes up the chain of office from Cllr Jim Finucane (Fine Gael) who was mayor over the past […]

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Summer Season Of Free Online Workshops From Kerry LCYP

Summer Season Of Free Online Workshops From Kerry LCYP

June 25, 2020 at 8:59 am 1 comment

KERRY  Local Creative Youth Partnership is running a free live stream eight-part summer series of workshops for young people of all ages. The live stream workshops will commence at 12pm each working day and run for two weeks from Monday, July 6th to Wednesday, July 15th. They will live stream […]

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Graham Fitzgerald General Manager, Dingle Skellig Hotel accepts the Irish Family Hotel of the Year Award from Shane Smith, Director, Irish Hotel Awards.

Dingle Skellig Hotel Receives Its ‘Family Hotel Of The Year’ Award

June 25, 2020 at 8:59 am Comments are Disabled

THE reopening plans at the Dingle Skellig Hotel were given a boost this week with the special delivery from the Irish Hotel Awards. The Hotel, which reopens on Friday, July 3, was awarded overall Irish Family Hotel of the Year 2020 and also won a prestigious Great Place to Stay […]

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Deputy Pa Daly.

Kerry TD Says His Party’s Tourism Plan Would Boost Kerry’s Economy

June 24, 2020 at 3:40 pm Comments are Disabled

DEPUTY Pa Daly, Sinn Féin TD for Kerry, has welcomed the party’s proposal for an economic stimulus plan to benefit the tourism and hospitality sectors. Sinn Féin believes this stimulus plan – amounting to over €860 million in total – would revive two sectors hit hardest by the Covid-19 pandemic, […]

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