Archive for December, 2021

Another Weather Warning Issued For Kerry

Another Weather Warning Issued For Kerry

December 31, 2021 at 12:54 pm Comments are Disabled

WE had a rainfall one yesterday and now it’s time for the wind. Met Éireann has issued a Status Yellow Wind warning for Kerry, Galway and Mayo to take effect from tonight. Southerly winds, veering southwesterly, will reach mean speeds of 50 to 65km/h with gusts of up to 100km/h, […]

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REVIEW 2021: The News In August

REVIEW 2021: The News In August

December 31, 2021 at 10:47 am Comments are Disabled

Continuing our review of the year, here’s some of the news we brought you in August… • Kerry Airport released the Annual Report & Accounts for the 12-month period ended 31st December 2020, reporting an Operating Loss after taxation for the period of €144,996 as compared to an after taxation Operating […]

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JRI America Helps Out Local Branch Of St Vincent De Paul

JRI America Helps Out Local Branch Of St Vincent De Paul

December 31, 2021 at 10:47 am Comments are Disabled

JRI America once again displayed their support for the local community before Christmas by donating thousands of euro worth of gifts and vouchers to the local branch of St Vincent De Paul. The Charity Committee at the company based at Kerry Technology Park have been organising donations to the worthy cause […]

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Hennessy's Bar got a change of signage on Thursday for filming scenes for 'Joyride'.

REVIEW 2021: The News From July

December 31, 2021 at 10:45 am Comments are Disabled

Continuing our review of the year, here’s some of the news we brought you in July… • It was a good start to the month for Gaelscoil Mhic Easmainn which was among the top schools recognised in the national Junior Entrepreneur Awards. ‘An Nead’ was the creation of the 5th Class pupils […]

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Finnegan On Films: Movies To Watch On TV Over New Year’s Weekend

Finnegan On Films: Movies To Watch On TV Over New Year’s Weekend

December 30, 2021 at 4:23 pm Comments are Disabled

Our movie guy, James Finnegan, on some movies on the box to end 2021 and usher in the new year… In what has been another strange year in film, there are a number of classic films and performances to see out 2021 and get into 2022 One of the most […]

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Reidun Schlesinger and Ross Brassil at the protest in The Square on Wednesday. Photo by Dermot Crean

REVIEW 2021: The News From June

December 30, 2021 at 11:44 am Comments are Disabled

Continuing our review of the year, here’s some of the news we brought you in June… • Tralee pubs and restaurants were allowed open up again in early June for the first time since December. The weather was kind as only outdoor dining/drinking was permitted but many businesses who could […]

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Neven Maguire.

Neven Maguire’s Seafood Trails To Showcase Tralee Bay Next Week

December 30, 2021 at 11:22 am Comments are Disabled

RESTAURANTS in the Tralee area will be showcased on an RTE show next week. Celebrity chef Neven Maguire was in Kerry back in early October filming episodes for his show, ‘Neven’s Irish Seafood Trails’. While in the Kingdom he visited Ballyseede Castle Hotel, the Oyster Tavern and Spa Seafoods, and they […]

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Mercy Mounthawk students with the award.

REVIEW 2021: The News From May

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

Continuing our review of the year, here’s some of the news we brought you in May… • Concerns were expressed about crime and policing in Tralee Town Park at an online meeting of the Kerry Joint Policing Committee meeting. Chairman of the Kerry Green Party Anluan Dunne said he would […]

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Husseys in Tralee sold the winning ticket.

€500,000 Winning Euromillions Ticket Was Bought In Tralee

December 29, 2021 at 12:23 pm Comments are Disabled

THE player who scooped the top prize of €500,000 in Tuesday night’s EuroMillions Plus draw bought their ticket in Tralee. The winning Quick Pick ticket was purchased on Monday 27th December at Hussey’s Shop on Princes Street . The winning numbers for last night’s (28th December) EuroMillions Plus draw were: […]

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Status Yellow Rainfall Warning Issued For Kerry

Status Yellow Rainfall Warning Issued For Kerry

December 29, 2021 at 12:15 pm Comments are Disabled

A STATUS Yellow rainfall warning for Kerry and Cork has been issued by Met Éireann for Thursday. Persistent and, at times, heavy rain will lead to localised flooding in areas. Highest accumulations are expected in the mountains. The warning is valid from 11am on Thursday to 5am on Friday. According to rainfall […]

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What New Road will look like after works.

REVIEW 2021: The News From April

December 29, 2021 at 10:17 am Comments are Disabled

Continuing our review of the year, here’s some of the news we brought you in April… • Kerry County Council announced a plan in April carry out a number of works on roads and pavements in the town centre. The proposals will provide pedestrian friendly linkages between the Island of Geese […]

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St John Of God Services in Monavalley

Sponsored: St John Of God Kerry Services Hiring In A Number Of Positions

December 29, 2021 at 10:10 am Comments are Disabled

ST John of God Kerry Services are currently recruiting for new positions to meet the increasing needs of people across the county. They provide a range of programmes and services for adults and children with an intellectual disability throughout the Kerry region. A person-centred approach to service delivery is promoted […]

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Clean Coasts Hope Kerry People Pledge To Take Part In ‘2Minute Beach Clean’

Clean Coasts Hope Kerry People Pledge To Take Part In ‘2Minute Beach Clean’

December 29, 2021 at 10:10 am Comments are Disabled

A NEW video from Clean Coasts is encouraging people in county Kerry to pledge to clean up their area in two minutes to protect the Irish coast and waterways. In a brand-new video produced by Clean Coasts with Cube Media, Clean Coasts is urging people to have a green New Year […]

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How the road looked with the trees removed. Photo: Poshey Aherne

REVIEW 2021: The News From March

December 29, 2021 at 10:08 am Comments are Disabled

Continuing our review of the year, here’s some of the news we brought you in March… • It was revealed that part of the Tralee-Fenit Greenway which was due to open before the summer 2021 season would not be completed on time. Cllr Mikey Sheehy asked Council management how have the […]

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Kerry Lottery Player Wins €500,000 In Euromillions Plus Draw

Kerry Lottery Player Wins €500,000 In Euromillions Plus Draw

December 29, 2021 at 9:15 am Comments are Disabled

THE winning streak continues. For the third time in two weeks, a Kerry lottery player has scooped a big prize in the National Lottery, after the ticket for last night’s Euromillions Plus top prize of €500,000 was sold in the county. This follows on from a Kerry player winning €250,000 […]

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Towards the Brogue. Photo by Dermot Crean

Austin Stacks Chairman Expresses Disappointment At Delay In Naming Venue For Munster Final

December 28, 2021 at 9:05 pm Comments are Disabled

THE Chairman of Austin Stacks has expressed disappointment that the venue for next month’s Munster Club Championship Final has not been finalised yet. Billy Ryle said the club was willing to toss a coin for home or away venue but Cork champions St Finbarrs are insisting on a neutral venue […]

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REVIEW 2021: The News From February

REVIEW 2021: The News From February

December 28, 2021 at 12:33 pm Comments are Disabled

Continuing our review of the year, here’s some of the news we brought you in February… • On February 1, it was revealed the number of new car registrations in Kerry in January was down over 22% compared to January 2019, but this was expected due to the COVID-19 restrictions. […]

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Bernadette O'Callaghan, Antoinette McGrath and Maria McGrath at the Bill Kirby Memorial Walk from Kirby's Brogue Inn on St Stephen's Day. Photo by Dermot Crean

PHOTOS: A St Stephen’s Day Tradition Resumes With Bill Kirby Memorial Walk

December 28, 2021 at 12:20 pm Comments are Disabled

THE weather stayed kind on Sunday morning as a fine crowd gathered to take part in the Bill Kirby Memorial Walk in aid of the Kerry Hospice Foundation. The walk, which is organised every year by Michael ‘Fox’ O’Connor, had to be cancelled last year due to COVID restrictions, but […]

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Austin Stacks

Austin Stacks GAA Club News

December 28, 2021 at 11:42 am Comments are Disabled

HAPPY NEW YEAR: We wish all our members, supporters and everyone in the local community a happy and safe 2022. SENIOR FOOTBALL: The forthcoming Munster Final will be the 3rd time that ourselves and St. Finbarrs have met one another in the Munster competition. Both sides have a win each […]

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REVIEW 2021: The News From January

REVIEW 2021: The News From January

December 28, 2021 at 11:34 am Comments are Disabled

Beginning our review of the news we brought you this year, we start at the obvious point, January… • Ireland’s newest technological university was established on January 1. Munster Technological University (MTU) is a consortium of Cork Institute of Technology (CIT) and Institute of Technology Tralee (ITT) and was designated […]

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Winners of Na Gaeil Sevens Competition in Killeen on St. Stephen's Day.

Na Gaeil GAA Club News

December 27, 2021 at 2:45 pm Comments are Disabled

New Year Greetings    We wish everybody involved in Na Gaeil Club, including officers, coaches, mentors, players, supporters, parents, patrons and visitors to our club a very Happy New Year. Sevens Competition    Many Na Gaeil footballers, both young and old, past and present gathered in Killeen on St. Stephen’s Day for […]

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Milltown/Castlemaine GAA Club News

Milltown/Castlemaine GAA Club News

December 27, 2021 at 2:40 pm Comments are Disabled

Wishing you all a very Merry Christmas From everyone at Milltown / Castlemaine GAA We hope all our club members, our community, friends, family at home & across the globe had a wonderful Christmas and wish you all the very best for the coming new year. Lotto: Sponsored by Almas […]

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St Pats GAA Club News

St Pats GAA Club News

December 27, 2021 at 2:37 pm Comments are Disabled

Club Lotto There was no winner of our Club Lotto Jackpot of €2900 on Sunday night last. The numbers drawn were &.  The five €30 consolation prizes went to: Paul Clapham c/o Bettys Martin Duggan c/o Bettys O Regans Curragraigue Terry & Annette Boyle Finn Thornton Gala Next week’s Lotto will have a […]

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Weather Advisory Issued For Country Until Late Friday Night

Weather Advisory Issued For Country Until Late Friday Night

December 27, 2021 at 1:52 pm Comments are Disabled

A WEATHER Advisory for Ireland has been issued by Met Éireann for the remainder of the week. From Monday night onwards, spells of rain, which will be heavy at times, coupled with already saturated soils, may lead to localised flooding. The warning is valid from Monday afternoon until Friday night. […]

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Company To Create Up To 50 Jobs At New Tralee Hub Next Year

Company To Create Up To 50 Jobs At New Tralee Hub Next Year

December 27, 2021 at 12:28 pm Comments are Disabled

THE Waterford-based Akusus Group is planning to add 350 jobs in Ireland and the US in 2022, including up to 50 in Tralee. The Sunday Independent has reported that the company is to create a new hub in Tralee next year, initially employing 40 to 50, but growing the workforce to 200 […]

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Frances and Sinead McCarthy at the Banna Christmas Day Swim. Photo by Dermot Crean

PHOTOS: Sunshine And A Great Atmosphere At The Banna Christmas Day Swim

December 27, 2021 at 11:43 am Comments are Disabled

WHILE the weather on Saturday morning was a mixture of sunshine and heavy showers, it cleared up beautifully in Banna for the annual Christmas Day swim. There was a steady stream of visitors to the beach from around 10am where they took a dip and made a donation to the […]

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Ladies taking part in the Banna Christmas swim in pre-COVID times. Photo: Steve Baker

Three Things To Do In Tralee And Beyond Over The Weekend

December 24, 2021 at 8:24 am Comments are Disabled

Just in case you want to get some fresh air over the next few days, there are a few things on in town and beyond despite the restrictions… 1. Go for a Christmas morning run… Christmas falls on a Saturday so that means it’s Parkrun Day. Get the morning off […]

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Finnegan On Films: A Selection Box Of Delights On TV This Weekend

Finnegan On Films: A Selection Box Of Delights On TV This Weekend

December 24, 2021 at 8:19 am Comments are Disabled

Our movie guy, James Finnegan,  looks at some great films on the box over the coming Christmas weekend… There are so many good films on RTE and TG4 this Christmas, I need to quickly give you my ‘Selection Box’ before I change my mind and give you another Santa list […]

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Radio Kerry Christmas Jumper Day Raises Over €20,000 For SVP

Radio Kerry Christmas Jumper Day Raises Over €20,000 For SVP

December 23, 2021 at 5:38 pm Comments are Disabled

RADIO Kerry’s annual countywide Christmas Jumper Day 2021 fundraiser for St Vincent de Paul and supported by Garvey’s SuperValu has raised €21,281. It is the eighth year of the fundraiser and brings the amount raised to date to over €138,000. Schools, crèches, factories, shops and individuals and pets across the […]

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Tralee Local Electoral Area Sees Decrease In COVID Cases

Tralee Local Electoral Area Sees Decrease In COVID Cases

December 23, 2021 at 3:47 pm 1 comment

THE number of new COVID-19 cases decreased in the Tralee Local Electoral Area in the 14 day period up to Monday, December 20. There were 557 new confirmed cases in that period compared to the 598 in the fortnight up to Monday, December 13, according to figures available on the […]

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