Archive for January, 2021

Daniel Murphy, Cost and Sustainability Manager with Musgrave and of the new solar panels on the roof of the SuperValu Ballybunion store.

Kerry Supervalu Store Spearheads Environmental Change With Solar Panels

January 30, 2021 at 11:21 am Comments are Disabled

A NORTH Kerry supermarket has made great strides in energy conservation and in turn helped out local community centres. Supervalu Ballybunion teamed up with the Sustainable Energy Authority of Ireland (SEAI) this year to help to spearhead environmental change in both the Irish retail sector and their local community through the […]

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Finnegan On Films: Three Vintage Films From The Past On RTE And TG4

Finnegan On Films: Three Vintage Films From The Past On RTE And TG4

January 30, 2021 at 10:55 am Comments are Disabled

James Finnegan looks at three vintage movies on RTE and TG4 for your viewing pleasure over the coming week… As I found out last week, recommending films on terrestrial television can be tempting fate. A great film (Rainman) scheduled for last Saturday night was dumped at my deadline time by […]

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Cormac Begley.

West Kerry Musician To Receive Funding For Project

January 29, 2021 at 1:39 pm Comments are Disabled

A PROJECT from a west Kerry native is one of 36 on the island of Ireland to receive funding from the Bank of Ireland Begin Together Arts Fund. Bank of Ireland, in partnership with Business to Arts, today announced the projects spanning music, theatre, dance, traditional arts, and the visual […]

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Status Yellow Wind Warning Issued For Kerry

Status Yellow Wind Warning Issued For Kerry

January 28, 2021 at 12:01 pm Comments are Disabled

A STATUS Yellow Wind warning for Kerry and Cork has been issued by Met Eireann. Later tonight, westerly winds will increase 50 to 65 km/hr with gusts to around 100 km/hr. The warning is valid from 8pm on Thursday to 6am on Friday. Rain will continue in Kerry for the afternoon, […]

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Kelby Guilfoyle.

Local Author Releases Second Book Next Week

January 28, 2021 at 10:18 am Comments are Disabled

A TRALEE writer has just released their second novel described as a ‘a queer dreamlike horror’. Non-binary writer Kelby Guilfoyle released a debut novel, ‘Poppy’, last July and has followed it up with ‘Bloomers’, a dark LGBTQI+ adventure. In it, Harper has just turned 17 and she is in love with […]

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Spa NS pupils pictured a few years ago with their Spa Buzzing Honey product as part of the JEP.

Primary Schools Encouraged To Enter JEP Programme For 2021

January 28, 2021 at 9:41 am Comments are Disabled

THE Killorglin based Junior Entrepreneur Programme has announced that the programme has been adapted for online participation by primary school pupils, ensuring it runs throughout Ireland in 2021, despite the impact of the pandemic. Dedicated Kerry Primary school teachers are demonstrating their entrepreneurial credentials by signing up for the Junior […]

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Fencing along part of the Greenway.

Call For Limited Use Of Wire And Concrete Fencing On Tralee-Fenit Greenway

January 27, 2021 at 4:24 pm 2 comments

THE Friends of the Tralee-Fenit Greenway group has written to local councillors about the fencing on the Greenway. They expressed concerns about the extent of fencing on certain parts of the Greenway route and want its use limited as they feel it will detract from the user experience. “We note […]

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Sponsored: Holy Family NS — Helping Children Reach Their Potential In A Safe And Caring Environment

Sponsored: Holy Family NS — Helping Children Reach Their Potential In A Safe And Caring Environment

January 27, 2021 at 12:19 pm Comments are Disabled

We, the staff of Holy Family School extend a warm invitation to prospective pupils to begin their journey of life-long learning with us. We take pride in our ability to offer all pupils the opportunity to grow and develop in a safe and caring environment, where Christian values are respected […]

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Maura Sullivan (second from left) of Kerry Hospice receives a cheque for €1,137.50 from Lil Hanafin of the Bon Secours. Also pictured are Bridie Byrne and Mairead Nagle from the hospital. Photo by Dermot Crean

Bon Secours Staff Raise Funds For Cancer Support Charities

January 27, 2021 at 11:41 am Comments are Disabled

TWO local cancer support charities received a boost yesterday when they accepted cheques for a total of nearly €2,300 at the Bon Secours Hospital. Staff in the hospital canteen made up hampers before Christmas and sold them to fellow workers in the Bons with proceeds going to Kerry Hospice and […]

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Public Invited To View Preferred Route For N70 Milltown Bypass On Webinar

Public Invited To View Preferred Route For N70 Milltown Bypass On Webinar

January 27, 2021 at 10:39 am Comments are Disabled

KERRY County Council has developed the preferred route for the N70 Milltown Bypass, details of which will be announced on Friday, February 5. Members of the public are invited to register for a webinar at which full details of the route of the new road will be outlined by the […]

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Lidl To Create 23 New Jobs In Kerry As Workers Share €44,500 COVID Bonus

Lidl To Create 23 New Jobs In Kerry As Workers Share €44,500 COVID Bonus

January 27, 2021 at 10:07 am 1 comment

LIDL has announced it is to create 23 new jobs in Kerry, while their current workers are to receive a COVID employee bonus of €44,500 between them. Recently awarded Best COVID-19 Response by a Retailer at the Irish Quality Food Awards, the retailer’s frontline workers dedication has not gone unnoticed […]

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Tralee Sites Being Considered For Mass Vaccination Centre

Tralee Sites Being Considered For Mass Vaccination Centre

January 26, 2021 at 1:17 pm Comments are Disabled

THE HSE has confirmed that sites in Tralee are being considered as a location for a mass vaccination centre, but the final decision on locating a centre in Tralee or anywhere else in Kerry will lie with the National Vaccination Committee. Councillor Mikey Sheehy, Tralee MD, received a written response […]

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Tralee Soup Kitchen To Open For Takeaways This Saturday

Tralee Soup Kitchen To Open For Takeaways This Saturday

January 26, 2021 at 11:30 am Comments are Disabled

THE Tralee Soup Kitchen is to open again for takeaways from this coming Saturday, January 30. The service had to close until the end of January as a result of the latest COVID-19 restrictions, but they have made the decision to provide a takeaway service between 12noon and 2pm. The […]

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Austin Stacks

Austin Stacks GAA Club News

January 26, 2021 at 10:38 am Comments are Disabled

JANUARY IN THE PAST: As these are the last January Notes of this year let us reflect on some of the random happenings during the last ten Januarys. It all began in 2011 when the Club elected its first ever female Secretary, Catherine Ryan who served in that capacity for […]

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Gardai Arrest Man In Relation To Burglary Last March

Gardai Arrest Man In Relation To Burglary Last March

January 26, 2021 at 9:27 am Comments are Disabled

Gardaí in Kerry have arrested and charged a man in relation to a burglary last March. At around 5pm on March 22, Gardaí in Killarney received a report from a staff member that her purse has been stolen from a staff only section of a shop located on the Tralee […]

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Na Gaeil GAA Club News

Na Gaeil GAA Club News

January 25, 2021 at 5:27 pm Comments are Disabled

AGM As per GAA guidelines, Na Gaeil CLG will be holding its AGM virtually on this coming Thursday January 28th at 8pm. All Club Members who wish to be part of this AGM should have sent their email address to our Club secretary Eamon Browne at the email address: secretary.nagaeil.kerry@gaa.ieby […]

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Gardaí Investigate Criminal Damage Incident In Killerisk Area

Gardaí Investigate Criminal Damage Incident In Killerisk Area

January 25, 2021 at 3:50 pm Comments are Disabled

GARDAI in Tralee are investigating a criminal damage incident in town which occurred during the weekend. The rear window of a black Mercedes was broken in the vehicle between 11:30pm on Saturday night and Sunday evening at 7pm in the Killerisk Close estate. Any persons who were in the area […]

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Ballymacelligott GAA Club News

Ballymacelligott GAA Club News

January 25, 2021 at 2:41 pm Comments are Disabled

Ballymacelligott GAA Club Notes 24th January 2021  At our recent AGM it was announced that Frank O’Rahilly was standing down as Manager of the senior team and George Savage as selector. Both Frank and George gave a tremendous service to our club and our players for the past two years. […]

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Ardfert GAA Club News

Ardfert GAA Club News

January 25, 2021 at 2:38 pm Comments are Disabled

CLUB AGM The AGM of Ardfert GAA Football Club will take place on Friday 5th February 2021 @ 8pm. Due to Covid-19 restrictions we will be hosting the meeting online through Zoom. Any members wishing to attend should email the secretary at secretary.ardfert.kerry@gaa.ie  or text 087 7958714 no later than Sunday […]

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Kerins O’Rahillys GAA Club News

Kerins O’Rahillys GAA Club News

January 25, 2021 at 2:35 pm Comments are Disabled

Annual General Meeting . As per current GAA guidelines,Kerins O Rahillys Senior Club will be holding our senior AGM virtually on Thursday,the 4th of February next at 7.30pm. If you are a paid up club member and would like to be a part of this year’s AGM,please forward your email address to our […]

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St Pats GAA Club News

St Pats GAA Club News

January 25, 2021 at 2:33 pm Comments are Disabled

Lotto   There was no winner of our Club Lotto Jackpot on Sunday night last. The numbers drawn were 11, 17, 18 and 21. The five €30 consolation prizes went to Mike Greaney Annagh, Anne Kelliher Annagh, Tom Shanahan c/o Terry Boyle, Cathal Moriarty Curraheen and Jack O’Halloran c/o Mono […]

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Milltown/Castlemaine GAA Club News

Milltown/Castlemaine GAA Club News

January 25, 2021 at 2:30 pm Comments are Disabled

Sympathy: Our club here in Milltown Castlemaine wish to send sincere sympathy to our chairman, Podge Leane and to his sisters Philomena and Patricia, on the death of their mother Peggy. Peggy was a wonderful volunteer in our club, always willing to lend a helping hand. In particular, in recent […]

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Tralee Parnells GAA Club News

Tralee Parnells GAA Club News

January 25, 2021 at 2:26 pm Comments are Disabled

Senior Hurlers Tralee Parnells are delighted to announce the appointment of Ian Brick as the intermediate hurling coach for 2021.  The former Kilmoyley and Kerry hurler is the current Kerry camogie manager and has been involved with Kerry hurling teams at all levels winning multiple All Ireland titles. We are […]

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Students To Have Say On Effect Leaving Certificate Uncertainty Has On Mental Health

Students To Have Say On Effect Leaving Certificate Uncertainty Has On Mental Health

January 25, 2021 at 11:36 am 1 comment

LEAVING Certificate students in Kerry are being invited to complete a survey to determine the impact of Covid-19 on their mental health as they face into the final months of exam preparations. The questionnaire will gauge how the uncertainty surrounding the actual staging of the exams is affecting the wellbeing […]

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Here’s What The An Taisce Judges Said About Tralee In IBAL Report

Here’s What The An Taisce Judges Said About Tralee In IBAL Report

January 25, 2021 at 11:23 am Comments are Disabled

TRALEE retained its ‘Clean To European Norms’ status in the Irish Business Against Litter’s latest survey released this morning. It came in 17th place out of 37 towns and cities in Ireland, but what impressed the An Taisce judges and what areas of town let us down. Here’s what they […]

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Tralee Retains Its ‘Clean To European Norms’ Status In IBAL Survey

Tralee Retains Its ‘Clean To European Norms’ Status In IBAL Survey

January 25, 2021 at 11:07 am Comments are Disabled

THE latest results in the Irish Business Against Litter (IBAL) shows  Tralee retained its ‘Clean To European Norms’ status, and is placed 17th out of 37 towns and cities in the country. It’s a fall of two places from the last survey in October. Killarney is in 2nd place in […]

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Installing the new cycle hoop on Rock Street on Saturday.

New Cyclehoop Bike Port Installed On Rock Street

January 25, 2021 at 10:33 am 1 comment

A CYCLEHOOP Car Bike Port is now in place on Rock Street in Tralee. Through the 2020 Community Enhancement Programme, Kerry Cycling Campaign and Kerry County Council have worked together to install the new bicycle parking unit. Anluan Dunne, speaking on behalf of Kerry Cycling Campaign said: “The stand out […]

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Status Yellow Low Temperature/Ice Warning Remains In Place Until Monday Morning

Status Yellow Low Temperature/Ice Warning Remains In Place Until Monday Morning

January 24, 2021 at 11:57 am Comments are Disabled

A STATUS Yellow – Low Temperature/Ice warning for Ireland will remain in place until Monday morning. The warning has already been in place for much of the weekend but will continue until Monday at 10am. It will be icy and very cold with lowest temperatures of -5 to -2 degrees […]

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The presentation of funds to Ardfert/Kilmoyley Parish for the purchase of webcams.

€12,600 Raised To Buy Webcams For Ardfert/Kilmoyley Churches

January 24, 2021 at 11:15 am Comments are Disabled

A FUNDRAISER has set up to help buy webcams to be installed in Ardfert and Kilmoyley churches was a massive success with the community digging deep and to raise €12,600. The Ardfert and Kilmoyley churches are without webcams due to the costs associated with renovations on both churches in the […]

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Joanne Barry, Repertory Director, Siamsa Tíre and host of Sounds Like Folk Podcast as she interviews guests for the podcast series which launches 12 noon on Mon 1st February.

Siamsa Tíre Hosts ‘Sounds Like Folk’ Podcast Series

January 24, 2021 at 11:15 am Comments are Disabled

SIAMSA Tíre is launching a series of initiatives that support and engage with professional artists across Ireland to explore folk in all its forms and this includes a new podcast series beginning on February 1. For over fifty years, Siamsa Tíre has championed the importance of folk, community and creativity, but the interruption caused by COVID to traditional methods of collaboration and telling stories has seen the organisation experiment with new ways to achieve its […]

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