Archive for June, 2021

The empty pool at the Aqua Dome.

Aqua Dome Reopening To Be Postponed

June 30, 2021 at 3:03 pm Comments are Disabled

AFTER announcing yesterday that they were to reopen on Thursday, July 8, the Aqua Dome has today said this is now unlikely to happen anytime soon. A post issued this morning on their Facebook page states: “Many people will have seen the news that we were hoping to reopen on […]

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From left; Courtney Griffin with health worker Deirdre Barry and Janna Foley with health worker Aisling Nicholson at Paradise Hair and Beauty on Monday. Photo by Dermot Crean

A Little Bit Of Paradise For UHK’s Emergency Department Staff

June 30, 2021 at 11:21 am 1 comment

A LOCAL hair and beauty salon held a special event to treat frontline workers at University Hospital Kerry on Monday. Paradise Hair and Beauty at Lower Rock Street opened its doors to treat the staff from the Emergency Department and they were fully booked for the day. “It’s a staff […]

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56 New COVID Cases Confirmed In Kerry In 14-Day Period Up To Sunday

56 New COVID Cases Confirmed In Kerry In 14-Day Period Up To Sunday

June 29, 2021 at 6:01 pm 1 comment

KERRY saw 56 new cases of COVID-19 confirmed  out of a total of 4,629 cases nationally (1.2%) in the 14 days up to midnight on Sunday, June 27. The latest data from gov.ie shows an incidence rate of 37.9 per 100,000 in Kerry compared to the national average of 97.2 per […]

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Chief Executive of the Aqua Dome, Kieran Ruttledge with Tara Moran and Tanya O'Connor at the Aqua Dome on Tuesday. Photo by Dermot Crean

Aqua Dome Plans For Reopening On July 8

June 29, 2021 at 4:14 pm Comments are Disabled

THE Aqua Dome is due to reopen on Thursday, July 8 after being closed for over 15 months due to the Covid-19 pandemic. The indoor facility has been given the green light to welcome back customers next week, just as the summer season gets into full swing, unless the Government […]

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Kerry County Council buildings in Rathass.

‘Your Council Day’ To Take Place This Week

June 29, 2021 at 1:46 pm Comments are Disabled

THE work of Kerry County Council employees and the many services provided by the local authority will be highlighted as part of the nationwide online ‘Your Council Day’ initiative on this Thursday, July 1. Across social media and using the hashtags #YourCouncilDay and #DoLásaChomhairle, the initiative will showcase the work […]

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Kingdom Pride Festival To Take Place In July

Kingdom Pride Festival To Take Place In July

June 29, 2021 at 10:59 am Comments are Disabled

KERRY is to host its own Pride festival over the weekend of July 16th to 18th, with in-person, COVID-compliant events taking place across Killarney, Tralee, Listowel, and Waterville. These will be supplemented by online events for those who choose to celebrate remotely, whether they are located elsewhere across Kerry, Ireland, or […]

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Austin Stacks

Austin Stacks GAA Club News

June 29, 2021 at 10:44 am Comments are Disabled

BRITISH OPEN GOLF CHALLENGE:  Our major fundraiser for 2021 incorporates a British Open Golf predictor with the tournament taking place at The Royal St. George Club in Kent from July 15-18. Our predictor sees an overall pot of  €2,000 at stake with €1,000 going to the winner. The nature of […]

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Cllr Deirdre Ferris.

Cllr Ferris Calls For Action After Further Water Problems In Ardfert

June 29, 2021 at 10:06 am Comments are Disabled

SINN Féin Councillor Deirdre Ferris has called on Irish Water to bring forward the start date for the connection to the Regional Supply Scheme, expected to start in the Autumn. He call comes following the loss of water to the Ardfert area for the second time in 36hrs. There were breaks […]

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Jimmy Deenihan Appointed New Chairperson Of MTU Governing Body

Jimmy Deenihan Appointed New Chairperson Of MTU Governing Body

June 29, 2021 at 9:59 am Comments are Disabled

MINISTER for Further and Higher Education, Research, Innovation and Science Simon Harris TD and Munster Technological University (MTU) have today announced the appointment of Mr Jimmy Deenihan as Chairperson of MTU’s Governing Body. Mr Deenihan takes up the role on foot of a public process carried out by the Department […]

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Call For Kerry Participants In Migrant Councillor Internship Scheme

Call For Kerry Participants In Migrant Councillor Internship Scheme

June 28, 2021 at 4:30 pm Comments are Disabled

THE Immigrant Council of Ireland is calling on migrants and councillors from Kerry to take part in the Migrant Councillor Internship Scheme. The scheme, which was officially launched today, is a mentoring programme that pairs local councillors with migrants who want to learn more about Irish politics and get involved […]

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Gardaí Appeal For Information After Opportunistic Theft Outside House

Gardaí Appeal For Information After Opportunistic Theft Outside House

June 28, 2021 at 4:13 pm 1 comment

GARDAI in Tralee are appealing for information after a theft from outside a house. On Sunday, June 20 at 6am, a person was preparing to go to work from a house in Clahane, Ballyard. They left a rucksack by their car and went back into the house for something but […]

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Gardaí Investigate Theft Of Vehicle In Tralee Estate

Gardaí Investigate Theft Of Vehicle In Tralee Estate

June 28, 2021 at 3:58 pm 1 comment

GARDAI in Tralee are appealing to the public for assistance after a car was stolen from a Tralee estate in the early hours of this morning. Between 3am and 6am at Castle Lawn Drive, Manor, a green Volkswagen Golf car was stolen from outside a house. The car was later […]

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Kerins O’ Rahilly’s U12s who played Listowel Kittens last Monday evening .

Kerins O’Rahillys GAA Club News

June 28, 2021 at 2:58 pm Comments are Disabled

Kerins O Rahillys GAA Club NotesUpcoming Fixtures Credit Union SFL Division 1B Rd 3 July 3/4 Kerins O Rahillys v Rathmore Rd 4 July 17/18 An Ghaeltacht v Kerins O Rahillys Rd 5 July 31/Aug 1 Beaufort v Kerins O Rahillys Top 2 Teams contest final. Upcoming Fixtures. Div 5 […]

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Na Gaeil GAA Club News

Na Gaeil GAA Club News

June 28, 2021 at 1:49 pm Comments are Disabled

Seniors    Na Gaeil will play Glenbeigh/Glencar in Round 3 of the Senior Football League Division 2 on Saturday evening next at 7.30pm in Glenbeigh. 2nd Team    Our second team are at home to Fossa in Round 3 of the Division 6 Senior Football League on Sunday July 4th at 2pm. […]

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Ballymac U9 Boys teams  thrilled to be playing in the County Go Games at home in Ballymac last Thursday night. 

Ballymacelligott GAA Club News

June 28, 2021 at 1:44 pm Comments are Disabled

Senior Team   Next Saturday night our Senior team travel to Listry to play the home team in Round 3 of The Credit Union Senior Football League 2021. The game is at 7.30pm on Saturday 3rd July. At the moment the away supporters to games are limited to 25. Anyone wishing to […]

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John Mitchels GAA Club News

John Mitchels GAA Club News

June 28, 2021 at 1:36 pm Comments are Disabled

UNDER 7 BOYS & GIRLS 82 boys and girls took to the astro turf in ballyseedy Sunday morning.  Training was in glorious sunshine and massive improvements were visible. Great fun was had by all and the post training ice-cream was well deserved. Training continues Sunday mornings at 11 am in […]

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Ardfert GAA Club News

Ardfert GAA Club News

June 28, 2021 at 1:31 pm Comments are Disabled

SENIOR FOOTBALL Best of luck to our seniors who travel to Churchill on Sunday next for round 3 of the County League. JUNIOR FOOTBALL Junior footballers had a good win against Austin Stacks C in their first game in the Tralee/St. Brendan’s Junior League on Tuesday last. Their next game […]

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Tralee Parnells blue camogie team who played Killarney.

Tralee Parnells GAA Club News

June 28, 2021 at 1:26 pm Comments are Disabled

Parnells Summer Camp There are still places available on our four day summer camp from Monday the 19th to Thursday the 22nd of July, 10 to 1pm. The camp is open to boys and girls age 6 to 14.  We are including a Parnells training top for all camp participants. […]

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The meeting was held in the main stand at Austin Stack Park this morning. Photo: Domnick Walsh

New Cathaoirleach Of Kerry County Council Elected At Austin Stack Park

June 28, 2021 at 1:03 pm Comments are Disabled

JIMMY Moloney from Listowel has been elected Cathaoirleach of Kerry County Council at a historic meeting of the local authority which was held at Austin Stack Park in Tralee. To facilitate a physical gathering of elected councillors and management and to ensure adherence to public health guidelines, the main stand […]

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St Pats GAA Club News

St Pats GAA Club News

June 28, 2021 at 11:41 am Comments are Disabled

Club Lotto There was no winner of our Club Lotto Jackpot of €6300 on Sunday night last. The numbers drawn were 01, 15, 19 & 28. The five €30 consolation prizes went to: 1.      Therese Greaney Annagh, 2.      Tom Foley Tralee, 3.      PJ Hayes Tonavane, […]

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Milltown/Castlemaine GAA Club News

Milltown/Castlemaine GAA Club News

June 28, 2021 at 11:36 am Comments are Disabled

Pieta House Walk/Run 2021: A sincere thank you to all of our club members and more who took part in Milltown Castlemaine GAAs Walk/Run for Pieta this weekend. We had members all over the country taking part and even abroad raising almost €1,000 and a lot of awareness for the […]

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Deputy Pa Daly.

Daly Wants Expansion Of Courses In Kerry To Fill Job Vacancies In Construction Industry

June 28, 2021 at 11:23 am 1 comment

KERRY Sinn Féin TD, Pa Daly has urged action on the skills crisis within the building trades. Deputy Daly said Kerry is facing a crisis in the construction labour market with declining numbers of plasterers, brick layers and blocklayers. “We need to build and deliver houses to alleviate the chronic issues in housing,” […]

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PHOTOS: #Tralee On Social Media This Week

PHOTOS: #Tralee On Social Media This Week

June 27, 2021 at 11:53 am 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 or #TraleeToday and we’ll see it… Wow!… Blue skies, out on the boat, #poulgorm beach #tralee but could be anywhere else in the world #staycation pic.twitter.com/SoTIx5UpPl — […]

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Siamsa Tíre Looking For Children To Audition For Training Academy

Siamsa Tíre Looking For Children To Audition For Training Academy

June 27, 2021 at 11:52 am Comments are Disabled

DO you have a child aged between 7 and 12?  Are they interested in playing Irish music, singing traditional songs, or dancing reels, jigs, and hornpipes? Well, if so, your child might like to audition for Siamsa Tíre’s National Folk Training Academy.  This is a three-year formal educational training programme […]

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Presentation Primary School teacher Ann Dillon with her Second Class pupils on the day of her retirement from teaching on Friday. Photo by Dermot Crean

Ann Says Goodbye To Teaching At Pres Primary After 25 Years

June 27, 2021 at 11:52 am 1 comment

AND so it finishes where it started. Ann Dillon said her goodbyes to pupils and staff at Presentation Primary on Friday after 25 years teaching at the school. Ann (née Sheehy) was no stranger when she arrived to teach there in 1996, as she grew up only a stone’s throw […]

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Sarah Griffin, Christina Foley, Grace Sheehan and Anna Foley at The Klub Bar at Kerins O'Rahillys GAA Club on Friday night. Photo by Dermot Crean

PHOTOS: Enjoying The Outdoor Summer At Tralee’s Bars And Restaurants

June 26, 2021 at 11:20 am Comments are Disabled

WHILE Thursday was an awful night, Friday continued the welcoming pattern of dry weather we’ve been enjoying every weekend since pubs and restaurants were allowed open outdoors in early June. And the good news is the weather is supposed to get even better over the next few days, so expect […]

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Caroline Flahive of Kerry Adolescent Counselling Services (centre) accepts a cheque from pupils of Presentation Primary School. Also included is teacher Helena Hennessy and teacher/counsellor Celene O'Callaghan. Photo by Dermot Crean

Presentation Primary Pupils’ Song Raises €1,000 For Mental Health Service

June 26, 2021 at 11:19 am Comments are Disabled

PRESENTATION Primary School students, staff and parents were very proud to present a cheque for €1,000 to Caroline Flahive, CEO of Kerry Adolescent Counselling Services, on Friday. The money is the proceeds of a song, ‘Fight Another Day’, which the children composed when they returned to school after lockdown. “It […]

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Know Your Rights: Opening A Basic Bank Account

Know Your Rights: Opening A Basic Bank Account

June 26, 2021 at 11:19 am Comments are Disabled

Know Your Rights has been compiled by Kerry Citizens Information Service which provides a free and confidential service to the public… Question: I am on a low income and I need to open a bank account. Some banks offer free accounts to people who are a certain age or lodge […]

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Finnegan On Films: The Winner Takes It All In A Sporting Week

Finnegan On Films: The Winner Takes It All In A Sporting Week

June 26, 2021 at 11:19 am Comments are Disabled

An ABBA-inspired blockbuster is among the movies recommended by our movie guy, James Finnegan… Mamma Mia (Saturday RTE1 9.40pm) is the ultimate feel good film, with a plot based around the songs of ABBA. Donna (Meryl Streep) runs a hotel on a Greek island.  Her daughter Sophie (Amanda Seyfried) is […]

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Kerry Team To Face Down In Joe McDonagh Cup Named

Kerry Team To Face Down In Joe McDonagh Cup Named

June 25, 2021 at 8:54 pm Comments are Disabled

KERRY face Down in Austin Stack Park tomorrow in Round 1 of the Joe McDonagh Cup. The game takes place at 12.30pm in Austin Stack Park and the team, captained by Paudie O’Connor, is as follows: 1 (GK) John B O’Halloran 2. James O’Connor 3. Evan Murphy 4. Eric Leen 5. Conor O’Keeffe 6. […]

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