Archive for September, 2021

Spa NS pupils who made their First Holy Communion at the Church of the Purification in Churchill on Saturday morning. Photo by Dermot Crean

PHOTOS: First Holy Communion Day Arrives For Spa NS Pupils

September 5, 2021 at 12:55 pm Comments are Disabled

BRILLIANT sunshine lit up the glorious setting of the Church Of The Purification in Churchill on Saturday morning as families arrived for a special day. Like last year, the Spa NS First Holy Communion day was delayed until September, but there was very much a summery feel to the occasion. […]

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Minister Norma Foley with Billy de Staic, Tadhg Mac Ginneá, Evan Mac Carthaigh and Aodhán Ó Seanacháin who received their Leaving Cert results at Gaelcholáiste Chiarraí. Photo by Dermot Crean

PHOTOS: Delight As Students Receive Leaving Cert Results In Tralee Schools

September 4, 2021 at 9:27 am Comments are Disabled

IT’S been such as bizarre time for the Class of 2021, but the fruits of their labour were finally realised on Friday when the Leaving Cert results were revealed. Like last year, students received their results directly on the Candidate Self Service Portal so they didn’t have to go to […]

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Turas – the theatre’s in-house production showcasing the best of traditional Irish music, song, and dance – will take centre stage

Siamsa Tíre Announces Autumn/Winter Programme Of Events

September 4, 2021 at 9:24 am Comments are Disabled

SIAMSA Tíre has reopened its doors for live events and has recently announced an exciting Autumn/Winter programme of theatre, dance, music, art, and storytelling events. Throughout September, Turas – the theatre’s in-house production showcasing the best of traditional Irish music, song, and dance – will take centre stage.  A special series of performances will take place on Culture Night, September 17th. Siamsa Tíre begins preparing for the Celtic festival of Samhain […]

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Looking forward to the Kerry Hospice Coffee Morning on September 23 are, from left; Aine Moriarty, Lisa King, Jean Browne, Evelyn Doody, Mary Nolan and Mary Shanahan. Photo by Dermot Crean

Kerry Hospice Looks For People To Host Coffee Mornings

September 4, 2021 at 9:23 am Comments are Disabled

KERRY Hospice is reiterating its call for people to host a Bewley’s Big Coffee Morning Social for Hospice later this month. Now in its 29th year, Together for Hospice alongside its long-term partner Bewley’s want to make this year’s event bigger and better than ever and are asking people in […]

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Finnegan On Films: Imaginative Narratives And Powerful Performances

Finnegan On Films: Imaginative Narratives And Powerful Performances

September 4, 2021 at 9:22 am Comments are Disabled

Our movie guy, James Finnegan, looks at some of the films on RTE and TG4 this week… There are some weeks in this role when you have to search out for good films to recommend. Then, occasionally, there are weeks like this when there are good films no matter where […]

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Here’s What’s On In Tralee For Culture Night

Here’s What’s On In Tralee For Culture Night

September 3, 2021 at 4:02 pm Comments are Disabled

CULTURE Night returns to Kerry on Friday, September 17 with 40 free events to celebrate the rich and diverse creativity that is alive and treasured throughout the Kingdom. Kerry County Council Arts Office has been busy organising a very special programme of events to bring people together again to celebrate […]

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Kerry Airport CEO John Mulhern with Kerry scriptwriter Ailbhe Keogan (left),Irish Film and Television Industry CEO Áine Moriarty and Kerry Film Festival Chairperson Grace O’Donnell. Photo by John Walsh

Kerry Film Festival And Kerry Airport Partnership Takes Flight

September 3, 2021 at 3:33 pm Comments are Disabled

KERRY International Film Festival (KIFF) has announced their new headline sponsor partnership with Kerry Airport. Running for its 22nd year, the festival will take place October 14 – 17.  Speaking at the launch of the partnership, CEO of Kerry Airport, John Mulhern said; “The Kerry International Film Festival is a […]

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Minister Norma Foley with Aoife Hickey, Julia Szarota, Ciara O'Mahony and Hayley Lynch after receiving their Leaving Cert results on Friday morning at Presentation Primary School. Photo by Dermot Crean

Billy Ryle: Excellent Results In Kerry But Keep An Eye On Timeline

September 3, 2021 at 10:57 am Comments are Disabled

Guidance Counsellor Billy Ryle congratulates Leaving Cert students on their results, but after the celebrations it’s important to pay attention to what comes next… The long wait for 61,125 Leaving Cert candidates (57,952 LC Established & 3,173 LC Applied), including 1806 candidates from Kerry (1700 LC Established & 106 LC […]

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Junior infants at Blennerville NS on their first day at school. Photo by Dermot Crean

PHOTOS: Junior Infants Welcomed At Blennerville NS

September 3, 2021 at 8:42 am Comments are Disabled

ST Brendan’s NS in Blennerville has been going from strength to strength in recent years, especially since the new school opened in 2016. This is evident in the numbers now attending as 30 new junior infants began their schooldays on Wednesday. Prinicipal Robbie O’Connell said the children settled in well, […]

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189 New COVID Cases In Tralee LEA In Fortnight Up To Monday

189 New COVID Cases In Tralee LEA In Fortnight Up To Monday

September 3, 2021 at 8:41 am 1 comment

THERE were 189 new confirmed cases of COVID-19 in the Tralee Local Electoral Area in the 14 day period up to Monday, August 30, according to figures available on the Government’s COVID-19 data hub. This is a 14-day incidence rate of 572.1 per 100,000 of the population, above the national […]

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Kerry County Museum To Take Part In ‘Museums Now’ Initiative

Kerry County Museum To Take Part In ‘Museums Now’ Initiative

September 3, 2021 at 8:41 am Comments are Disabled

A SPECIAL programme of museum events will take place in Kerry and across the country, over the weekend of September 11/12 to encourage visitors back into museums. The initiative — titled Museums Now — is being brought to the public by the Irish Museums Association and the NI Museums Council. […]

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Junior infants at St John's Parochial School Ashe Street on their first day. Photo by Dermot Crean

PHOTOS: Schooldays Begin At Scoil Eoin, Tralee Educate Together And St John’s Parochial School

September 3, 2021 at 8:40 am Comments are Disabled

SCHOOLS all over town welcomed their new junior infants this week. From the biggest school to the smallest, all the children were made feel equally welcome by staff as the little ones’ educational journey began. The town’s largest primary school, Scoil Eoin in Balloonagh, saw three classes of pupils arrive, […]

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Banna Coastcare Looks Forward To Big Beach Clean

Banna Coastcare Looks Forward To Big Beach Clean

September 3, 2021 at 8:40 am Comments are Disabled

BANNA Coastcare, in collaboration with Tralee Tidy Towns and Munster Technological University Kerry Green Campus, will take part in this year’s Big Beach Clean on Sunday September 12, from 11am – 12pm. Volunteers are invited to meet in the Main Car Park before 11am and to bring their own gloves and […]

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Minister Norma Foley on her visit to O'Brennan NS on Wednesday morning.

PHOTOS: Minister Foley Visits Ballymac Schools To Mark Reopening

September 2, 2021 at 6:38 pm Comments are Disabled

TO mark the reopening of schools after the summer break, Minister for Education and Kerry TD Norma Foley visited a number of schools in the county recently. It was an opportunity to meet staff and students and to wish them well for the year ahead. The Minister’s Foley’s tour of schools […]

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The Playdium To Reopen After 18 Months Shut Due To COVID Restrictions

The Playdium To Reopen After 18 Months Shut Due To COVID Restrictions

September 2, 2021 at 3:59 pm 1 comment

THE Playdium in Tralee has announced that it will reopen for the first time in 18 months on September 24. In a statement on their Facebook page earlier today, it was announced the children’s play facility would finally open its doors again. “I am pleased to announce that we intend […]

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National Broadband Ireland To Host Information Events In Tralee Next Week

National Broadband Ireland To Host Information Events In Tralee Next Week

September 2, 2021 at 1:58 pm Comments are Disabled

NATIONAL Broadband Ireland (NBI), the company delivering the National Broadband Plan (NBP) on behalf of the Government, will host a pop-up information event at Garvey’s SuperValu in Tralee on Thursday, September 9 and Friday September 10, with the events taking place from 10am to 4pm each day. These upcoming events […]

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Last year’s Petmania Puppy of the Year 2020, Cloud, a Greengrass Lurcher with human companion Áine Ni Fhaoláin.

Is Your Pet A Contender For Puppy Of The Year?

September 2, 2021 at 1:40 pm Comments are Disabled

PETMANIA Tralee, along with sponsors BETA, has launched the hugely popular Puppy of the Year Competition for 2021. Adorable pooches have just three weeks to enter the competition to be in with a chance of becoming Petmania Puppy of the Year 2021 and win some great prizes. Emily Miller of […]

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Over €170,000 Announced For Three Kerry Organisations

Over €170,000 Announced For Three Kerry Organisations

September 2, 2021 at 10:31 am Comments are Disabled

MINISTER for Rural and Community Development, Heather Humphreys TD, today announced the provision of €173,538 for three Kerry organisations under the CLÁR Mobility and Cancer Care Transport programme. The three Kerry organisations to receive funding are Cahirciveen Social Services who will receive €44,100 for a vehicle with adaption; €55,638 for […]

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Twins Patrick and Aaron Stack on their first day at school at Mercy Moyderwell on Wednesday. Photo by Dermot Crean

PHOTOS: Junior Infants Enjoy First Day At School In Mercy Moyderwell

September 2, 2021 at 10:19 am Comments are Disabled

THERE were no tears on Wednesday morning as the new arrivals made their way into their classrooms at Mercy Moyderwell Primary School on Wednesday morning. The junior infants had been in last Thursday and Friday just to get used to the classroom environment, but Wednesday was their first proper day […]

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Guided Tours Of ‘Creation-Spiral Walk’ At Tralee Town Park

Guided Tours Of ‘Creation-Spiral Walk’ At Tralee Town Park

September 2, 2021 at 9:37 am Comments are Disabled

MEMBERS of the St John’s Care of Creation Group, Tralee are organising guided tours of the Creation-Spiral Walk in Tralee Town Park (convene near Playground) on Saturdays at 11am and Wednesdays at 4pm during the Season of Creation. The walk charts the evolutionary cycle of the Universe from the ‘Big […]

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Portal Set Up So People Can Share Their Views On Tralee Courthouse Issue

Portal Set Up So People Can Share Their Views On Tralee Courthouse Issue

September 1, 2021 at 5:39 pm 1 comment

AN online portal for people to express their view on the future of the courthouse building on Ashe Street has been set up. The Green Party Chairperson in Kerry, Anluan Dunne, has set up the portal in the hopes that people will share their views. The Courts Service has expressed […]

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Over 130 New Cars Sold In Kerry Last Month

Over 130 New Cars Sold In Kerry Last Month

September 1, 2021 at 2:12 pm Comments are Disabled

THERE was a significant rise in new car sales in Kerry last month compared to August 2020, according to the latest statistics from the Society of the Irish Motor Industry (SIMI). There were 134 new car registrations in the county in August 2021 compared to 90 in the same month […]

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Kerry COVID Vaccination Take-Up Rate Is Lowest In Munster

Kerry COVID Vaccination Take-Up Rate Is Lowest In Munster

September 1, 2021 at 1:45 pm 3 comments

KERRY is the county with the lowest uptake for the COVID vaccine in Munster, according to the Irish Independent. A story published today on their website shows 91.4% of adults over 18 had received a first dose of the vaccine as of Sunday, August 22. Waterford has the highest uptake […]

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Sponsored: CH Tralee Hiring For A Number Of Positions

Sponsored: CH Tralee Hiring For A Number Of Positions

September 1, 2021 at 11:57 am Comments are Disabled

FANCY a career at one of Tralee’s best and most established businesses? Well CH Tralee on The Mall are now recruiting for a number of positions. They are currently looking to recruit an Office Administrator to join their team (39 hours per week). The primary function of this role is […]

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

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

September 1, 2021 at 11:57 am Comments are Disabled

THE most up to date statistics from the Residential Property Price Register shows that July was a very busy month for property sales around Tralee with 36 transactions taking place fetching a total of €6,279,128. The property that sold for the most money in one transaction in the Tralee environs […]

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Junior Infants at Presentation Primary at playtime on Tuesday. Photo by Dermot Crean

PHOTOS: The Excitement Of Beginning Schooldays At Presentation Primary

September 1, 2021 at 11:56 am Comments are Disabled

Teacher at Presentation Primary School, Helena Hennessy, describes the excitement as the new Junior Infants began their schooldays this week… As is customary for the first day back at school, the excitement and anticipation was palpable on the corridors of Presentation Primary School this week as the students returned after […]

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Ken Tobin To Step Down From Tralee Chamber Chief Executive Role

September 1, 2021 at 11:50 am Comments are Disabled

TRALEE Chamber Alliance has announced today that Chief Executive Ken Tobin will be stepping down as planned this September from his role. The Board are now leading a process to identify a suitable candidate for Chief Executive who will offer the capabilities and capacity to continue the work undertaken by […]

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